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Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab
Address:Ram Nagar
Banur (District Patiala)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 140601


Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is managed by Society: Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust.
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is situated in Banur of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Banur comes under Rajpura Tehsil, Patiala District.

Fax # of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is +91-1762-507759, 520007.

Contact Person(s) of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is (are): CEO Dr Shailender Chaudhary.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab are 99152-86890, 98144-21775, Varinder Sood, Deputy Registrar 98760-02469 (Mr Sood is Superintendent (Retired) from Govt Medical College, Patiala), HR Dept 92166-84662.

email ID(s) is Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Punjab

Website of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is http://www.giansagaronline.com, www.giansagar.org.

Chairman : Harnam Singh, Dr Barjinder Singh.

Contact Details of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab are : Telephone: +91-1762-520025, 507799, 520004, 520006,

Dr Sukhwinder Singh (Vice President)
Dr. H. M. Swami (Medical Superintendent)
Founder: Harvinder Singh Bhangoo
Dr Kamaljit Singh, MBBS, MD (CE)

Ex staff members:
earlier Principals: Dr Jasbir Kaur 09216684637, Res 0175-2221622, (Earlier Dr A.S.Sekhon)
Ex Dean Dr AS Sekhon +91-1762-520000
Ex Radiodiagnostic, Dr Bhardwaj
Ex Plastic Surgery HOD Dr GP Singh
Ex Blood Bank Senior Professor Dr RS Shah


Other colleges of Gian Sagar Group of Institutions, Banur
Gian Sagar College of Nursing, Banur
Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Banur
Gian Sagar College of Physiotherapy, Banur
Gian Sagar College of Paramedical Sciences, Banur
Gian Sagar College of Ayurvedic, Banur
Gian Sagar College of Nursing and Paramedical Science, Mansa
Gian Sagar Medical College, Mansa
Gian Sagar BOB Super Skill Development, Chandigarh


Courses

MBBS


Number of seats in Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab is 100.
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur Punjab runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot (Punjab)


Profile of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital

Gian Sagar Medical College has been approved by Medical Council of India, Govt. of India, Punjab Govt. and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. The admission for 100 seats of MBBS is being conducted through centralized couselling conducted by BFUHS.
The institutions of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust are a small tribute to the memory of Late Sh. Gurdial Singh Bhangoo. It is an eloquent testimony to his life of courage, motivation and labour. His zeal, dedication and infinite energy inspired us to this collective effort. With His blessings the Gian Sagar institutions have earned reputation for world class infrastructure, modern equipment, highly qualified and competent professionals and a spirit of team work providing congenial working atmosphere.

Since our inception we are setting a track record based on quality facilities. We are fully aware of the opportunities and demands that modern education brings. Thus the scope and breadth of academic programme is being expanded.

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Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.
CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
The respondent requests for an adjournment which is allowed as a last opportunity. To come up on 12.10.2011 at 3.30 P.M.

(R.I. Singh)
September 26, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Subsequent to the hearing of the case, the complainant-Shri Sardavinder Goyal has appeared and submitted that State Level Environment Impact Authority, Punjab had declined to give environmental clearance to M/s Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust for establishing Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Village Ram Nagar/Banur. The complainant further submits that the Punjab Government in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has notified on 19.9.2007 the rates for external development charges and license/permission fee in the State of Punjab and as per this Policy the respondent was required to pay conversion charges @ Rs.24.00 lakhs per acre and License/Permission fee @ Rs.25.00 lakhs per acre. The plea of the complainant is that these charges have not been paid by the respondent-institute and for this reason they are not furnishing the information. A public interest is involved in the matter. Therefore this information may be given without further delay. The case has already been adjourned to 12.10.2011. The respondent shall take note of the above pleadings of the complainant and file their reply/rejoinder, if any, before the next date of hearing.

(R.I. Singh)
September 26, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Court to take cognisance of charge sheet against ex-MCI chief

A Delhi court is likely to take cognisance of a charge sheet filed against Ketan Desai, former President of Medical Council of India (MCI), and five others for allegedly accepting Rupees two crore as bribe for according recognition to a private a medical college in Punjab.

Fresh charge sheet filed. The same be checked and registered. Put up the matter for cognisance of the charge sheet on October 10, Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma said.

The court took into records the charge sheet which was filed by CBI after more than a year of arrest of Desai and three others -- J P Singh, Kamaljeet Singh and Sukhvinder Singh --in connection with the case of alleged graft.

Besides the four accused, who were arrested by CBI on April 22 last year, the agency has arraigned two others, K A Paul and PGF Limited Chairman-cum-Managing Director N S Bhangoo as accused in its charge sheet.

The charge sheet has accused Desai of accepting Rupees two crore bribe to give permission to Gyan Sagar Medical College at Patiala to induct a fresh batch of students for academic session 2010-2011 without having the requisite infrastructure.

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:- Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

None has appeared on behalf of the respondent nor has any written reply been received as to whether they have appointed a PIO as per the direction given on 26.7.2011.
2. Issue fresh notice to the parties.
3. To come up on 26.9.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
August 29, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

ORDER
The complainant had moved an RTI application on 28.1.2011 to the Director, Gian Sagar College, Banur seeking information on 11 issues listed in his application. The information was denied by the respondent-college on the ground that Gian Sagar College, Banur is a privately owned body, not owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by the funds provided by the Government and thus it is not a public authority within the ambit of Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Aggrieved the information-seeker moved the State Information Commission by way of the present complaint under Section 18 of the Act ibid. I have heard the parties and gone through the record.

2. The plea of the complainant is based on the following grounds:-
(i) That the respondent is a charitable trust registered under the Societies Registration Act, but is availing substantial concessions and benefits under various laws including:-
(a) Benefit under Section 80(g) of the Income Tax Act, 1995 as donations made to the respondent are exempt from income tax.
(b) Profits made by the respondent up to Rs.1.00 Crore in a financial year are exempt from income tax under Section 10(23) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
(c) Trusts and charitable bodies have been exempted from payment of duty on all sale-purchase transactions of land vide Punjab Government under the relevant law.
(ii) Secondly, the complainant relied on the decision of this Commission in
CC-2821/2010 in Er. Ajit Singh vs. PIO/Managing Trustees/Dream and Beauty Charitable Trust dated 12.5.2011 in which reliance was made on the authority reported in 2009(3) Civil Court Cases 273 (Kerala) and 2008(4) Civil Court Cases (Allahabad)-352. The Kerala High Court had had held that the word Non Government Organizations substantially financed directly or indirectly by the funds provided by appropriate Government under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 takes within its sweep all funds provided by appropriate government either from its own bag or funds which reach societies through appropriate Government or with its concurrence or clearance. The Hon’ble Court held that “provided” means to make ready before hand, to procure supplies. If you provide something that someone needs it, you give it to them or make it available. The Hon’ble Court, therefore, held that it is sufficient that fund reaches a society as a result of action taken by the Government, thereby making available the necessary finances that may be required by the Society for its activities.

(iii) Thirdly it was argued that the respondent college is affiliated and recognized by Baba Farid University of Medical Education and by the Medical Council of India. The University and Medical Council of India have laid down elaborate conditions and criteria for recognition/affiliation and these conditions have to be satisfied by each institution, before it is granted affiliation/recognition. Recognition virtually amounts to intrusive control in the working of the Medical College. Even appointment of Principal is approved. Therefore, the Government and its instrumentalities control and manage the affairs of the respondent-institution within the scope of Section 2(h)(d)(i).

(iv) Lastly it was argued by the complainant that the information could also be furnished to him under the provisions of Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 as Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has held in Khanapurangandaiah vs. Administrative Officers and others that an information-seeker is entitled to get such information which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in nforce. The plea of the complainant is that the University or the Medical Council of India, if required be, directed to obtain and furnish him the information on his queries under Section 2(f) of the Act ibid.

3. The complainant has cited number of authorities in support of his contention including decisions of CIC in CIC/LS/A/2009/000190 dated 9.3.2010, appeal number CIC/SG/A/2010/000345, Appeal No.CIC/MA/A/2008/01117 decided on 14.7.2011 and decision No.CIC/SG/A/2010/000155/6530.

4. The respondent on the other hand argued that it is a private institution and does not fall within the ambit of the definition of public authority under Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It was submitted that the institution does not receive any financial assistance from the State Government directly or indirectly and that benefits under the Income Tax Act granted to the charitable trusts or under Section 80(g) would not come within the purview of the word “substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government.” While admitting that the respondent receives benefit under Section 80(g) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, it was pleaded that the beneficiary is the donor who benefits under the Income Tax Act and not the present respondent. It was pleaded that the concession granted by the Income Tax is not to the respondent but to the third party, the donor. It was also submitted that the respondent is not getting any benefit under Section 10(23) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, since it has not been registered under that Section. Similarly, it was submitted that the respondent has not enjoyed any exemption from payment of duty on any sale/purchase transaction under Stamp Act, 1899, except in one case of land measuring 10 kanals and 13-1/2 marlas as per sale deed made on 30.4.2009.

5. The respondent also denied that Baba Farid University of Medical Education or Medical Council of India control the day to day working of the College or in any way manage the affairs of the institution. The principal of the respondent is appointed by its Managing Committee and the institution is entirely run by the Managing Director and Managing Committee. The respondent drew a distinction between recognition and affiliation on one side and “control” on the other side and argued that mere affiliation or recognition would not amount to “control”.

6. It was also argued that the provisions of Section 2(f) are not attracted to the facts of the case and that the authorities cited by the complainant are not applicable to the present case.

7. I have heard the parties and gone through their respective plea. I am unable to agree with the complainant that mere affiliation or recognition of the respondent-institution by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences or Medical Council of India would amount to “managing” the affairs of the respondent institution within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. There is a clear distinction between registration, affiliation and recognition, on one hand and management of an institution on the other hand. If a mere affiliation/recognition/registration could make an individual or an institution a public authority, then the logic could be extend to every private vehicle on the road, because it is registered, is regulated under the traffic rules and no one can drive it without a valid license. An affiliation or recognition has to be intrusive and result in actual management of the day today affairs of the institution to be called “manage the affairs of the institution”. Hence, this plea of the complainant is not accepted.

8. I also do not find any merit in the arguments of the complainant that information should be furnished to him under the provisions of Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The complainant has cited the case of Purnaprajna Public School vs. Central Information Commission and also the decision in Bindu vs. Directorate of Education, Government of NCD, New Delhi. In the cases related to Delhi Education Act and Rules framed thereunder, courts have held that the Act and the Rules are a complete code governing all aspects of Government aided and unaided schools. The Delhi Education Act even gives powers to the Education Directorate to nominate its representatives on the management committee of the recognized aided and unaided schools. Courts have held that combined reading of Section 2(F) of the Delhi School Education Act and Rules framed thereunder conclusively established that the Education Director, Delhi has the requisite powers vested in it to access information pertaining to functioning of aided and unaided recognized schools. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Khanapuran Gandaih vs. Administrative Officers and others-AIR 2010 (Supreme Court) 615 has held that under Section 6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, one is entitled to get only that information which can be accessed by the public authority under any other law for the time being in force. Therefore, in the absence of a law conferring authority on the Medical University or Medical Council of India to access the information asked for by the present complainant, this cannot be furnished to him. The complainant has not shown the relevant provision of any such law which may empower the Medical University or Medical Council of India to access information of the kind asked by the complainant. In any case, even if the Medical University or the MCI has such powers, the complainant will have to access it from the PIO of these institutions rather than the present respondent-Medical Colleges. Therefore, the present complaint against the respondent-institution would not be maintainable on this ground.

9. Coming to the last ground of the complainant that the respondent-institution has enjoyed financial benefit under various laws, we find that this Commission has consistently held that the word occurring under Section 2(h)(d)(i) “Body under the control or substantially financed” by Government means not only direct cash out flow from the State Treasury but also any indirect way in which a financial benefit actually accrues to a private body. What is important is whether Government has facilitated or enabled a financial benefit to a private body. If it has, it would amount to financial benefit within the meaning of Section 2(h).

10. Coming to the facts of the case, the respondent himself in his counter reply to the replication of the complainant accepted the fact that the Income Tax Rebate has been allowed to it. Para 3 of the written counter to reply filed by the respondent is reproduced below:-
(a) It is admitted that the respondent is a private Charitable Trust registered as a Society under the Punjab Societies Registration Act and gets concessions and benefits of income tax rebate admissible under the Income Tax Act to each and every such private charitable Trusts.
(b) The respondent is getting donations under section 80(g) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Donation made to the respondent is eligible for the tax relief in the hands of the “donor” subject to the limits and conditions prescribed in the said Section. Thus the income tax relief is available to the “donor” only.

11. The relief granted under Section 80(g) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 may be a tax relief to the donor, but the fact remains that because of this statutory enablement, financial benefits accrue to the respondent-institution. Therefore, such benefit must be interpreted to fall within the ambit of Section 2(h) of the Act. The respondent has also availed benefit under the Stamp Act in registration of land in its favour. Allahabad High Court has held in 2008(4) Civil Court Cases 352 (Allahabad) that wherever there is an iota of nexus regarding control and finance of Public Authority over the activities of the private body, the same would fall within the provisions of Section 2(h) of the Act ibid.
Kerala High Court in 2009 (3) Civil Court cases has held that it is sufficient that funds reach a Society as a result of action taken by Government thereby making available the necessary finance. The essence of the world “Provide” is making available what is required to be provided.

12. In view of the above discussion, it must be held that the respondent-institution is a public authority within the ambit of Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and therefore liable to furnish the information to the complainant as per the provisions of the Act ibid. The respondent shall appoint a PIO within 15 days o f this order and thereafter take appropriate steps to disseminate the information.

To come up on 29.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
August 11, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION,
PUNJABSCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Shri Sardavinder Goyal, Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officero/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.
CC No. 57 of 2011

ORDER
To come up on 11.08.2011 at 10.30 A.M. for pronouncement of order.
(R.I. Singh)August 9, 2011.
Chief Information Commissioner Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

ORDER

Notice be issued to the parties for pronouncement of order for 09.08.2011at 10.30 P.M.

(R.I. Singh)
July 26, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

ORDER

Notice be issued to the parties for pronouncement of order for 09.08.2011at 10.30 P.M.

(R.I. Singh)
July 26, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011


Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard the parties. Orders reserved for pronouncement.

(R.I. Singh)
July 7, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION,
PUNJABSCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Shri Sardavinder Goyal, Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officero/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,Banur,
District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.
CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
The counsel for the respondent, Shri Paramjit Singh, who had appeared in another case had requested for an adjournment in CC-57/2011. However, none is present on behalf of the respondent at the time of hearing of the case.

2. The complainant pleads that the respondent has got exemption from Income Tax under Section 80(G) and Section 35 (AC). This issue, however, will be addressed in the presence of parties.

3. The case is adjourned to 8.7.2011 at 10.30 A.M. It is made clear that this is last opportunity for the respondent and no further extension in time will be allowed.

(R.I. Singh)June 9, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.
CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:- Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
The respondent seeks an adjournment, which is allowed.

2. To come up on 09.06.2011 at 10.30 A.M.



(R.I. Singh)
May 30, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
The complainant has based his arguments on the following grounds:-

(a) The respondent is a charitable trust registered under the Societies Act and therefore, draws certain concessions and benefits under the relevant law.
(b) Benefit of Section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act, 1995 where donations made to the respondent are exempt from tax.
(c) Profits made by the respondent up to Rs.1.00 crore in a particular year enjoys income tax rebate under Section 10(23) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
(d) Exemption from payment of duty on all sale-purchase transactions of purchase of land is permissible to them as per notification issued by the Government of Punjab under Stamp Act, 1899.
(e) The respondent institution is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Medical Education and is also recognized by the Medical Council of India. Both these bodies insist on the satisfaction of certain pre-conditions which are intrusive. Appointment of Principal is approved by the University and therefore, this amount to control within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
(f) In support of his contention the information-seeker has submitted copies of decision of CIC in CIC/LS/A/2009/000190 dated 9.3.2010, appeal number CIC/SG/A/2010/000345, Appeal No.CIC/MA/A/2008/01117 decided on 14.7.2011 and decision No.CIC/SG/A/2010/000155/6530.

2. The respondent would like to file written rejoinder on the above issues for which time is allowed.

3. To come up on 30.5.2011 at 3.30 P.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 12, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Respondent seeks one adjournment, which is allowed as a last opportunity.

2. To come up on 12.5.2011 at.3.30 P.M. for arguments.


(R.I. Singh)
May 2, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-

None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

In this case, the respondent had denied that it is a public authority under Section 2 (h) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. However, today none has appeared. Issue fresh notice to the parties.

2. To come up on 2.5.2011 at 10.30 A.M.


(R.I. Singh)
April 18, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Paramjit Singh, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The complainant files his written rejoinder to the stand taken by the respondent that it is not a public authority. A copy of this has been given to the respondent.

2. To come up on 18.4.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
March 25, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)


Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College,
Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sardavinder Goyal complainant in person.
Shri Kasturi Lal, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent has submitted written reply dated 7.3.2011 pleading that Gian Sagar College is exclusively privately owned and that the respondent is neither owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the government and thus is not a public authority within the meaning of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It is further averred that the complaint is incompetent and therefore is liable to be dismissed.

2. The complainant on the other hand submits a copy of the decision of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in WPC No.7265 of 2007 of Poorna Prajna Public School vs. Central Information Commission. He relies on this authority to argue that even when a private body does not receive any financial assistance, it still is a public authority. It is, further, pleaded by the complainant that the respondent is receiving exemption under Section 80 GG(a) of the Income Tax Act. Lastly his plea is that the respondent has received certain state assistance in the acquisition of land on which the institution is established.

3. The respondent is given one opportunity to file his rejoinder. To come up on 25.3.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
March 7, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)


Shri Sardavinder Goyal,
Advocate, H.No.397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9,
Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Director Gian Sagar College, Chandigarh-Patiala Road,
Banur, District SAS Nagar. ------------- Respondent.

CC No. 57 of 2011

Present:- None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Paramjit Singh, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The complainant is absent without intimation. Shri Paramjit Singh, Advocate submits his Power of Attorney on behalf of the respondent, which is taken on record.

2. To come up on 7.3.2011 at 11.00 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
February 1, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Nurse dies in strange circumstances

A nurse working with Gian Sagar Medical College at Ramnagar on the Banur-Rajpura road died under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room last night.

Working in the hospital since January 2007, 30-year-old Jaspal Kaur was found dead in her room at 5.15 a.m. today when another nurse, Chhinderpal Kaur, went to her room to fetch the room keys. She saw blood oozing out of her mouth, Some pakoras were found lying on the table. Hospital doctors, who were summoned immediately, later declared her dead.

Hospital CEO Kanwaljit Singh Sekhon claimed that she was well till around 11 p.m. last night. She was on duty from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and last talked to another nurse in the hostel, Mandeep Kaur, at 11 p.m. last night, the police said. Her roommate was on leave and she was alone in the room.

Married in a village near Amritsar, Jaspal had reportedly had strained relations with her husband, who was working in Singapore. While her son lived with her in-laws, her daughter was staying with her parents in Amritsar. She was depressed for some time, her aunt said.

Her father DS Gill told reporters at AP Jain Civil Hospital here that she had visited the family two days back and looked cheerful.

The body was handed over to the family after postmortem. The police has initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the Cr.PC.


NCTE appeal order for Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital Banur Village

F.No.89-572/2010-Appeqal
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002

O R D E R

WHEREAS the appeal of MSD Memorial Mahavidyalaya, Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh dated 27/05/2010 is against the Order No. NRC/NCTE/F-3/NRCAPP421/158 Meeting/2010/22176 dated 14/05/2010 of the Northern Regional Committee, rejecting its application for recognition for conducting D.El.Ed course on the grounds Land documents have not been certified .

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, MSD Memorial Mahavidyalaya (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 28/05/2010 to the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the Council) under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 against the said Order.

AND WHEREAS Shri. Hari Mohan, Cashier and Shri. Uttam Singh, Secretary, MSD Memorial Mahavidyalaya, Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh presented the case of the appellant institution on 20-07-2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation, it was submitted that the institution had furnished all the land documents certified by the competent authority.

AND WHEREAS the Council noted that the Regulation 7(1-A) of the NCTE Regulations, 2009, stipulated that application submitted online but not followed by dispatch, through registered post or by hand, with seven documents mentioned at (i) to (vii) of Regulation 7(1), including certified copy of registered land documents issued by the competent authority within 7 days, shall be considered as incomplete and shall be summarily rejected.
The institution did not submit a copy of certified registered land document alongwith the application and it submitted copy of land document certified on 09-04-10, which was much after the date of submission of application. Thus, the institution did not fulfill the provision in Regulation 7 (1 A) of NCTE Regulations, 2009 to become eligible for consideration for recognition by NCTE. Therefore, the Council was of the view that the application of the institution was rejected by the NRC for valid reasons and, thus, there was no ground to accept the appeal.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, affidavit and after considering oral arguments advanced during hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was no ground to accept the appeal and hence it should be rejected. Accordingly, the appeal was rejected and NRC s order dated 14-05-10 was confirmed.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council hereby confirms the Order appealed against.

(Hasib Ahmad)
Member Secretary

1. The Minister, MSD Memorial Mahavidyalaya, Plot No.212, VPO- Titra Khalilpur, Tehsil- Konch, Jalaun - 285205, Uttar Pradesh
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. Regional Director, Northern Regional Committee, A-46, Shantipath, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur - 302004, Rajasthan.
4. PS to Chairperson
5. The Secretary, Education (looking after Teacher Education) Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.

After controversy, Principal replaced

Dr Jasbir Kaur, professor and head of the department of anaesthesia, has been appointed principal of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital. Jasbir has replaced Dr AS Sekhon (MD (SPM)). The college had courted controversy after its CEO Kamaljit Singh was arrested by the CBI on charge of bribing Ketan Desai, chief, Medical Council of India, in New Delhi. Dr Jasbir Kaur took the charge on Saturday. She was felicitated by Dr AS Sekhon.

Chairman Harvinder Singh Bhangoo close to Akali MLA, rags to riches story

Gian Sagar rags-to-riches story gone wrong
CHANDIGARH: The story of Sukhwinder Singh, vice-president of Gian Sagar Medical College, who is in the eye of storm, is that of a man rising from rags to riches. From a humble eye specialist, with a moderate practice in Mohali, the man rose to be one of the most powerful people on board this near Rs 500 crore investment venture of Gian Sagar.

Gian Sagar Educational & Charitable Trust (GSECT) was instituted by Harvinder Singh Bhangoo in the memory of his grandfather Gurdial Singh Bhangoo. The family is believed to be close to ministers in the state and recently spent Rs 5 crore to sponsor the International Kabaddi Championship, organized by Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.

Bhangoo is reportedly close to Sukhbir Badal's brother-in-law Bikramjit Singh Majithia, Akali MLA from Majithia.

CEO Dr Kamaljeet Singh, worked as a faculty in the department of biochemistry, Medical College, Patiala, and sought pre-mature retirement to chart his own course. Immediately after retirement he joined hands with the Bhangoo family and with support of influential real estate company built the medical college on Patiala Chandigarh road. Quickly, four more colleges followed, including a dental college, nursing, physiotherapy and paramedical services. Total investment in the campus, with money coming from a real estate company, is believed to be to the tune of Rs 500 crore.

Gian Sagar Medical College had proposed to begin a post-graduate degree course in medical sciences. However, the MCI had objected to it, citing lack of infrastructure including a non-functional operation theatre. Many such discrepancies have been found in the college like inadequate clinical material and shortage of staff and hardly any patients.
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Gian Sagar Trust chairman Harvinder Singh Bhangoo expires
Wednesday, 07 December 2011
PATIALA: Teaching work in all institutions run by the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust today remained suspended as a token of respect to Harvinder Singh Bhangoo, Chairman of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust.

All the faculty members of the different colleges run by the trust held a condolence meeting and observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul. Earlier, during the day at his cremation at the Mohali cremation ground, senior functionaries of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust including Dr Sukhwinder Singh, Vice-Chairman, Harnam Singh, President of the trust, Dr Kamaljit Singh, Chief Executive Officer, and Dr A S Sekhon, Dean of the Gian Sagar Group of Institutions, laid wreaths at the body of Harvinder singh Bhangoo.

Principals of the different colleges run by the trust also paid floral tributes to Harvinder Singh Bhangoo.
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Bhog and Antim Ardas of S Harvinder Singh Bhangoo on 14 December 2011
The Chairman of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust S. Harvinder Singh Bhangoo passes away on Dec. 5. The Bhog and Antim Ardas of S. Harvinder Singh Bhangoo is on Dec. 14 at Dusehra Ground Mohali. Mr. Harvinder S Bhangoo was the only son of Pearls Group Founder Mr. Nirmal Singh Bhangoo. The Pearls Group is india's leading growing firms and works ins diversified portfolio such as Infrastructure, civil, commercial and residential construction, property development, hospitals and educational institutes. Mr. Harvinder Bhangoo was cremated in mohali cremation ground last week.

CBI sleuths conduct raids at Gyan Sagar medical college

23 April 2010
CBI sleuths today conducted raids at Gyan Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Banur in this district in the wake of the arrest of Kamaljit Singh, chief executive officer of the Institute along with the chief of Medical council of India (MCI) Ketan Desai.

Sources said the CBI sleuths from Delhi along with their staff from Punjab conducted the raid in the wee hours.

During the raid, CBI officials have found some documents from the offices of Kamaljit Singh, the sources said.

The CBI team also checked the offices of Vice chairman Sukhvinder Singh and Harnam Singh, President of Gyan Sagar group, located on the second floor of the Hospital.

The CBI sleuths also searched the Gyan Sagar farm house situated opposite the hospital on Patiala-Chandigarh road.

CBI charge-sheets Pearls Group CMD Bhangoo, Gian Sagar VC, CEO

The Medical Council of India (MCI) scam has once again come to haunt the Patiala-based Gian Sagar Medical College management. The Special CBI Court in Delhi has summoned Pearls Group CMD Nirmal Singh Bhangoo and senior college functionaries who have been charge-sheeted by the premier investigation agency for allegedly paying a Rs 2-crore bribe to former MCI chief Ketan Desai. The former MCI chief has also been summoned by the court.

The CBI filed the challan against the six accused after it found crucial evidence against them. Those charge-sheeted include Bhangoo, his accomplice KA Paul, college vice-chairman Sukhwinder Singh, chief executive officer Kamaljit Singh, an agent Jatinder Pal Singh and Desai.

As per spokesperson of Bhangoo, Bhangoo is not associated with Gian Sagar Medical College in any manner, and we would not like to comment on the issue as the matter is sub judice.

The CBI recorded the statements of more than 50 witnesses and used recorded telephonic conversations between Desai and college functionaries as evidence to nail him. The agency has also submitted the 'transcript of the telephonic conversations between the accused. The transcript shows continuous interaction between Desai and the other accused, the demand of bribe, and the modus operandi for the favours shown to the Gian Sagar Medical College,' a top CBI official told on the condition of anonymity. Bhangoo was among those who participated in these conversations, according to the CBI.

Taking cognisance of the charge-sheet, the CBI Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma issued summons to all six accused, directing them to appear before the court on November 2 when the case would come up for hearing. While Bhangoo and Paul have not been arrested, the remaining accused were arrested by the CBI on April 22, 2010, when the scam was unearthed. They are currently out on bail.

On September 21, 2011, the CBI had filed the charge-sheet against the accused. It accused Desai of accepting Rs 2 crore as bribe for giving permission to Gian Sagar Medical College to induct a fresh batch of students for 2010-2011 even though the college did not have the requisite infrastructure.

CBI investigations have revealed that Sukhwinder and Kamaljit had entered into a criminal conspiracy with others in the case. Kamaljit had allegedly delivered the Rs 2-crore bribe at the South Delhi residence of middleman Jatinder, for being delivered to Desai, the charge-sheet stated.



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