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Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar, Punjab
Address:Dr BR Ambedkar Regioal College Campus, PO REC,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway Road
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 140507


Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is a University recognised by UGC. Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is also known as Proposed name: Inder Kumar Gujral Technical University.

Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1997.


Principal of Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is Darshan Singh (98728-97248).

Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.

Fax # of Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is +91-181-2232537, 2236884, 01822-662525.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab are 9216679526, 24, 92166-79514, 92166-79503, 98144-30254, 98147-88469.

email ID(s) is Punjab Technical University PTU Jalandhar Punjab

Website of Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab is www.ptu.ac.in, www.ptudep.ac.in, www.ptusep.org, www.ptuexam.com.

Vice Chancellor : Dr. Rajneesh Arora, 97790-22121 (94780-98088 Yadwinder in VC office).

Registrar : Dr Nachattar Singh +91-1822-662526, registrar@ptu.ac.in, Dr HS Bains.


Contact Details of Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab are : +91-181-2237305, +91-1822 - 662536, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 662582, 83, 662510, 662576

Dean Academic, Dr Buta Singh Sidhu
VC office +91-1822-662500,662524
Mr Jiwan, PA to VC 97790-75790
Pawan Kumar, Asst Registrar College Development (Sangrur wale), Mobile 94780-98024, pawangarg31@rediffmail.com

Some other active email IDs of university: registrarptu@yahoo.co.in, enquirycet2010@gmail.com, vc@ptu.ac.in

Contact persons at PTU:
Parmjit Singh, Dy Controller Exams, 95011-09011
Er. Navdeepak Sandhu, Placement Officer, PTU
Dr NP Singh (Dean Academics)
Sh SS Walia, Dy Registrar
Mr Shashi Behl (AP, Mech)
Kuldeep Kumar
Jaswant Singh

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Brief Profile of Vice Chancellor Dr Rajnish Arora
Dr. Arora is also an alumnus of IIT Delhi, from where he took his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering as well as his PhD.
In 1982, he went to the tribal areas of Bihar (now Jharkhand) and founded a voluntary organization, Vikas Bharti, Bishunupur for application of Science and Technology for the development of tribal people. There, he successfully implemented many projects of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Council for Advanced Peoples Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Coordinator.

University Administration
NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT /MOB NO(sms only) EMAIL ID BIO DATA
Dr. Rajneesh Arora Vice Chancellor 01822-662500,24, 9779022121, rajneesh.ptu@gmail.com vc@ptu.ac.in
Dr. H.S. Bains Registrar 01822-662501,97797-08284 bains.ptu2010@gmail.com
Dr. Nachhatter Singh Advisor to VC 01822-662522,95011-09001 advisor.vcptu@gmail.com
Dr. N.P. Singh Dean, Distance Education 01822-662502, 98722-80044, singhnp59@gmail.com, deandep@ptu.ac.in
Dr. Buta Singh Dean, Acadmics 01822-662562, 95011-09002, deanacad@ptu.ac.in
Dr. A.P.Singh Dean, Student Affairs 95011-09003, deansaptu@gmail.com
Dr. R.P.S. Bedi (Suspended)
Joint Registrar, DEP 01822-662544 95010-06828
Sh. Jaspal Singh, Joint Registrar (Conduct Branch DEP), 01822-662513 jaspalsingh.dr@gmail.com
Sh. S.K. Mishra Director of Finance, 01822-662508 95011-09004, skmishra_cofptu@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Balkar Singh, Director Exams (Secrecy Branch), 01822-662505, 95011-09005, ptubalkar@gmail.com, balkar_68@yahoo.com
Er Rajneesh Sachdeva Dy Dean (Establishment) 01822-662510 pturajneesh@yahoo.co.in
Er. H P Singh Executive Engineer 9501109042 exeptu@gmail.com
Sh. S.S Walia Dy Registrar 01822-662512, 9501109009 ahluwaliasukhbir@gmail.com, dracad@ptu.ac.in
Er. Paramjit Singh Dy. Controller (Examination) 01822-662511, 9501109011 coeptu@gmail.com
Dr. Amanpreet Singh Dy. Controller Examination (DEP) 9501109078, amanpreet1970@gmail.com, amanpreet@ptu.ac.in
Smt. Nitya Dy. Controller Examination(DEP) 9501109076
Sh. Sandeep Kumar Kazal Dy. Controller Examination(DEP) 9501106207 skkazal@ptu.ac.in
Sh. Sunil Kumar Dy. Registrar (Computers), 01822-662528, 9501109010, drsunil.ptu@gmail.com, drsunil@ptu.ac.in
Mrs. Geet Dy Registrar ( Establishment) 95011-09006 geeteptu@gmail.com
Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa Assistant Director (Sports) 9501109085 sukhwinder@ptu.ac.in
Er. Navdeepak Sandhu Placement Officer 95011-09020 navdeepaksandhu@yahoo.com
Sh. Vishvadeep A.R 9501109030
Mrs. Madhu Midha Asst Librarian 9501109019 ptu_madhu@yahoo.com
Sh. Rajinder Dogra Asst Registrar (DEP) 01822-662516, 9501109016 dogra_suptd_dep@yahoo.co.in
Sh. DInesh Juneja Asst Registrar (Accounts) 01822-662515, 9216679515 djuneja10@yahoo.co.in
Sh. Naresh Kumar Bhatia, Asst Registrar (Student Facilitation Center) , 9501109008, studentqueryptu@gmail.com, naresh_ptu@yahoo,com
Mrs. Paramjit Kaur Asst Registrar (Acadminc) 9501109013 acadmics_ptu10@rediffmail.com
Sh. Joginder Singh Asst Registrar (Accounts) 9501109022 joginder.ptu@gmail.com
Sh. Kishore Luthra Asst Registrar (Establishment) 9501109014 kishoreluthra.ptu@rediffmail.com
Sh. Devinder Kumar Asst Registrar (DDE) 9501109018 devinder@ptu.ac.in
Sh. Pawan Kumar (Sangrur wale) Asst Registrar (Examination Branch(REG)) 9501109017 pawangarg31@rediffmail.com
Sh. Rishi Gupta Asst Registrar (Secrecy) 9501109007 gupta_ptu@yahoo.com
Er. Sandeep Mehmi Asst Registrar (Computer Section) 9501109021 sandeep.mehmi@ptu.ac.in
Sh. Gaganjot Singh Asst Registrar 9501109001 malhi12_gagan@yahoo.com
Sh. Paramjit Singh Gill Asst Registrar (Conduct & Confdential DEP) 9501109038 paramjit75gill@yahoo.co.in
Sh. Hardeep Singh Asst Registrar (Secrecy) 9501106203 hardeep_ptu11@yahoo.in
Sh. Rajneesh Sharma Public Relation officer 9501109084 ptupro2011@gmail.com
Sh. Vishal Beri Estate Officer 8146720007 eovishal@gmail.com
Mrs. Jasleen Kaur Asst Registrar( Planning)
Sh. Parvesh Aspal Asst Registrar ( Accounts) 9501109036
Sh. Saurabh Sharma Asstt Registrar (H.R.D) 9501106202 saurabh@ptu.ac.in


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Profile of Punjab Technical University PTU

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for advancement of Technical Education. The University has under its affiliation 288 Colleges offering Courses in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Hotel Management, Medical Lab Technologies & IT disciplines. The University has total strength of more than 2.5 lakh students approx. University has established 12 Regional Centres for M-Tech courses and a school of Total Quality Management (TQM) at Mohali.

About University
Punjab Technical University (PTU) was established by an act of State Legislature on 16 th Jan-1997, to promote Technical, Management & Pharmaceutical education in the state at the Degree level and above. The University has the mandate to set up centres of Excellence in Emerging Technologies and for promoting Training, Research & Development in these areas. One of the main focus of the University at this time is in the area of professional & skill oriented technologies to the masses. The University has undertaken the task of training students to help in the development of skilled manpower in this sector in the country in general and in the state particular. With this goal in mind, the University is promoting a number of courses in different streams in regular as well as distance education programmes. Now the university, under its administration, has 288 Colleges offering Courses in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, B.Sc MLT, Hotel Management & Catering Technology and IT Disciplines and 1005 Learning centers under distance education programme.

It has taken new initiatives in technical education to provide latest trends in technology and give opportunity to student and faculty to interact with the technology leaders in the country including e-Governance to PTU. It is well known that quality of education is dependent on the quality of teachers and research inputs. In order to provide opportunity to the faculty to improve their qualification and to introduce research activities, the University has established nine regional centers at various locations in Punjab and have started M.Tech courses and also agreed to provide academic research input to these centers. University also forms the bridge between the students and the industry and helping the students in job placements.

Also University helps the industry in R&D through its various programmes under Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Distance Education Program In a country like India, Distance education is an effective way of spreading the education & technology to the people. Distance education is an established and recognized mode of education, which is in consonance with changing socio-economic needs and emerging demands of the knowledge era. Keeping up with the sprit of Open University system and in accordance with National Policy of Education, which lays emphasis on continuing and distance education, the University is providing quality education in rural and urban areas. To equip young men and women with the expertise in the emerging field, Punjab Technical University has set up more than 300 Learning Centers in all the regions of Punjab and across the nation, which are conducting the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies.

The University has a mission to provide excellent education to the PTU students and make the affiliated Learning Centers as center of excellence. Now the distance education programme is being revamped and a lot of progressive moves to modernize the mode of teaching are being taken by the University. Interim Council of distance education has been constituted, which gives guidelines for the improvement of distance program are being undertaken.

For all the courses, the new syllabus pattern (with effect from September2003 session) is implemented to meet the requirements of current emerging field. Today this programme is a tremendous success among the students all over the states by offering the high demand courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies.

Introduction
The Punjab Technical University, which is located in Jalandhar, was established in 1997, by an act of State Legislature to promote technical, management and pharmaceutical education in the state.

Forty engineering colleges, fifty six management, seventeen pharmacy colleges, six architecture, two Hotel Management and catering Technology Colleges and thirteen colleges imparting courses in medical lab technology (MLT) and IT disciplines are affiliated to the University. The university has set up about 12 regional centers for M-Tech courses.

Punjab Technical University , Jalandhar The Punjab Technical University has entered into collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote technology-oriented research. The Distance education programme offered by the University is very reputed. In fact, it has set up more than three hundred and fifty Learning Centers in all regions of Punjab and across India, which are carrying diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in IT, Fashion & Beauty Technologies, Paramedical & Applied Technologies, Hotel Management & Tourism and Media Technologies.

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar was established in January 1997 for advancement of technical education & development. The University has under its affiliation 71 Engineering & Architect, 117 Management & Hotel Management and 32 Pharmacy colleges. Punjab as been one of the most prosperous state in India ever since Independence by way of green and white revolution, however, this achievement was washed over due to insufficient and affordable technical manpower and absence of innovative upgradation in technologies the industries of the State logged behind as compared to other States like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

To address this issue of Technical Manpower shortage and to usher into a new era of Industrial Development comparable to International Standards, the Punjab Government constituted Punjab Technical University (PTU) in 1997. The University was entrusted with the responsibility of developing the new generation of technical manpower that can spearhead the industrial development of the State. Punjab Technical University has been formed to be the grooming ground for the future Engineers, Managers and Researches.

As of today, PTU affiliates about 220 Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Architecture colleges in the State that are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Educational Streams
Punjab Technical University has established / recognized Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical Lab Technologies, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, and Information Technology colleges under its jurisdiction. The University has established 12 Regional Centres for M Tech courses and a school of Total Quality Management (TQM) at Mohali. Punjab Technical University has the credit of establishing more than 350 Learning Centers under distance education in various regions of Punjab and across the nation, which are conducting the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in multitude of disciplines. For entry in PhD, one needs Master degree in an allied discipline from a recognized university with a minimum 60% marks.

Distance Education
The University provides quality education in rural and urban areas. More than 350 Learning Centers have been set up. These centres conduct the diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in a multitude of disciplines. The university is mindful of reinventing its distance education program so that it suits the needs of modern times. For all distance education courses, the new syllabus pattern is implemented to meet the requirements of current emerging field.

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Same question asked twice in MBA (News)
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Media coverage of Punjab Technical University PTU, Jalandhar Punjab, Punjab

Punjab Technical University for 2 counselling sessions this time

JALANDHAR: This time, there will be only two rounds of counselling for bachelor of technology (BTech) and bachelor of architecture (BArch) courses of Punjab Technical University (PTU). Counselling under the fee waiver scheme will also be done simultaneously.

According to this schedule announced by PTU, admissions would be on the basis of AIEEE merit and in four universities of the state and affiliated colleges. The universities include PTU Jalandhar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Panjabi University, Patiala, and Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana.

University officials said the primary reason for reducing the number of counselling rounds from three to two was that with three counselling rounds, studies start in September as admissions and reporting time of the students in the third round would extend till August.

However, it is learnt that the latest decision would give more room to colleges and after counselling sessions, the colleges can fill the seats on their own by making merit on basis of applications reaching them directly.

According to information provided by the admission cell of the university, the last date of fee submission for the first counselling session is June 27 and for second session is July 1 to 13. In the second round, fee submission will be made compulsory for those students who failed to submit their fee in the first round.

University VC Dr Rajneesh Arora said 85% seats would be reserved for students from Punjab and 15% seats would allotted to outsiders.

PTU announces counselling schedule for B.Tech, B.Arch courses

Punjab Technical University has announced the counselling schedule for admissions in Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) courses. From this year, there would be two instead of earlier three rounds and counselling under the fee waiver scheme would be done
simultaneously.

The last date for submission of fee after first counselling is June 27, whereas fee could be submitted from July 1 to 13 after second counselling.

Vice chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora said that 85% seats would be reserved for students of Punjab and the remaining allotted to students of other states.

For B.Tech course first round, students could fill in their registration forms with choice of college from June 22 to 30 till 5pm. The results of the same would be announced on July 4 and students would have to submit their admission fee from July 4 to 10.

Registration for second round of counselling will start from July 13 to 16 and the results would be announced on July 20. Students could submit their fee till July 25.

For B.Arch course, registration for the first round would start from June 22 and last till June 25. Students would be able to submit their college choice form between June 29 to July 5. The results would be declared on July 8 and the admission process would continue till July 15.

Registration for the second round would be from July 18 to 20. The college choice forms could be submitted from July 24 to 26. The second round of B.Arch. counseling results would be declared on July 28.

Punjab Technical University dean suspended over wrong admission advertisement

JALANDHAR: The issue of appearance of an advertisement for counselling and admissions in Punjab Technical University-affiliated colleges, even as result of AIEEE is yet to be declared, has snowballed into a major controversy as dean (distance education) Dr N P Singh has been placed under suspension by university vice-chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora.

The ad was issued by Patna-based regional centre (RC) of the university, announcing counselling and direct admissions in prominent management, engineering and IT colleges.

The ad has also announced engineering admissions at Chandigarh. PTU conducts admissions on the basis of AIEEE merit.

It is learned that lakhs of seats in engineering colleges remained vacant last year while the situation was only expected to worsen this year. Sources said that a programme was chalked out to fill the seats in the colleges for regular seats by involving distance education department.

Enquiries by revealed that a plan was prepared which envisaged advertisements worth around Rs 2.5 crore to attract students from other states, including from far away places. By including other expenses, the campaign would have cost around Rs 3 crore.

Sources disclosed that after a thorough evaluation of the project, the V-C preferred to shelve the project as it involved huge costs and issued instructions not to go ahead with the plan. However, the advertisement still appeared.

Dr N P Singh had earlier held that the RC issued the ad wrongly and an explanation was being called from the centre.

PTU introduces course in mobile computing

Punjab Technical University (PTU) has introduced a degree programme in mobile computing and internet. The new course is designed to meet the need for manpower in rapidly-developing field of mobiles and internet communication.PTU vice chancellor Rajneesh Arora said that mobile application and internet was an upcoming field of study. Engineers need to have a sound knowledge of applications and system software from both design and execution perspective.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of modern wired and wireless communications technologies and the software tools. The curriculum will also emphasise techniques required for the development of modern computing systems and include mobile components.

PTU introduces course in mobile computing

Punjab Technical University (PTU) has introduced a degree programme in mobile computing and internet. The new course is designed to meet the need for manpower in rapidly-developing field of mobiles and internet communication.
PTU vice chancellor Rajneesh Arora said that mobile application and internet was an upcoming field of study. Engineers need to have a sound knowledge of applications and system software from both design and execution perspective.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of modern wired and wireless communications technologies and the software tools. The curriculum will also emphasise techniques required for the development of modern computing systems and include mobile components.

PTU exams postponed in Punjab and Chandigarh

The examination of Distance Education Programme of Punjab Technical University which was scheduled to be held on 28.03.2012 has been postponed due to administrative reasons to 08.04.2012 (Sunday) in Punjab and Chandigarh examination centres only. Timings for both the sessions shall

remain same on 08.04.2012. Examination schedule at all other locations in rest of India shall remain unchanged. A press release issued by PTU stated this.

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi, S/o Sh. Amar Singh Sohi,
R/o Village Palasaur, Tehsil Dhuri, District Sangrur. -------------Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 702 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sukhpal Singh sohi appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department

ORDER:

The respondent places on record, a photocopy of its letter No.193 dated 14.9.2011 issued by Shri Kishor Luthra, SPIO to the appellant giving clarification in respect of query at Sr. No.7 of his RTI application dated 11.5.2011. With this clarification, the respondent submits that complete information to the satisfaction of the information-seeker stands furnished. His plea is that the present case may, therefore, be closed.

2. The appellant is absent without intimation. He has not filed any reply/objection. Accepting the plea of the respondent, I close the case.

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

Gurvinder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Gurvinder Singh, S/o Sh. Mann Singh,
R/o House No. 6986, Gali No. 13,
New Janta Nagar, Ludhiana. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 2424 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Gurvinder Singh complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER:

The respondent submits that a reply was given to the complainant in respect of his queries at Str. No. 1, 2 and 3. After hearing the parties, it transpires that information in respect of query at Sr. No. 2 is yet to be provided. Since the tender has been finalized by the University, there should be no hesitation in furnishing of the information in respect of this query. The complaint case, therefore, is closed with the direction to the respondent to furnish photocopies of the relevant record in respect of query at Sr. No.2 within 15 days.

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

Amanveer Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Amanveer Singh,c/o M/s S.S. Sadana,
Opp. Baba Deep Singh Colony,
I/s Chattiwind Gate, Amritsar-143001. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 2548 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Amanveer Singh, complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
I have heard the parties. The Respondent shall also answer the queries at ‘A’ and ‘O’ of the questions raised by the Complainant in his RTI application dated 30.06.2011. The Respondent shall indicate the number of examiners, who checked or supervised the checking of answer sheets. Secondly, the Respondent shall furnish copies of five examinations taken by the Complainant in March, 2011(Roll No.10404260002) after receiving the requisite fee from the Complainant, which the Respondent shall intimate to him.

2. To come up on 17.10.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
September 16, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJABSCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.(www.infocommpunjab.com)Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi, S/o Sh. Amar Singh Sohi,R/o Village Palasaur, Tehsil Dhuri, District Sangrur.
-------------Appellant
Vs. The Public Information Officero/o Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.FAA-Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.

-------------Respondents.

AC No. 711 of 2011Present:- Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi appellant in person. Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER: The respondent submits that information has been furnished to the appellant vide letter dated 12.8.2011. The information-seeker, however, submits that information pertaining to GPF and EPF account numbers of the employees who have been recruited has not been given. The GPF/EPF account numbers are purely personal information of a third party and unless, a public interest is pleaded and shown, disclosure of such numbers would fall within the ambit of exemption granted by Section 8(i)(j) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The University, therefore, has rightly withheld this information and I agree with its plea in this regard.2. Since the information on all other queries of the appellant has been furnished to his satisfaction, the case is closed.
(R.I. Singh)September 12, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner Punjab

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi, S/o Sh. Amar Singh Sohi,
R/o Village Palasaur, Tehsil Dhuri, District Sangrur.
-------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.

AC No. 702 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER:

The respondent submits that information was furnished vide University’s letter dated19.8.11. The appellant is satisfied with the same except in respect of query at Sr. No.7 of his RTI application dated 11.5.2011. The respondent seeks one adjournment to clarify this issue.

2. To come up on 26.9.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Gurvinder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Gurvinder Singh, S/o Sh. Mann Singh,
R/o House No. 6986, Gali No. 13,
New Janta Nagar, Ludhiana. -------------Complainant.

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 2424 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Gurvinder Singh complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk alongwith Shri Ajay Singh Parmar, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER:

The information pertaining to Sr. No. 5 and 6 to the queries of the information-seeker dated 19.5.2011 has been furnished. However, the university needs to give clarifications on the queries relating to Sr. No.1 to 3 of the RTI request for which the respondent seeks an adjournment, which is allowed.

2. To come up on 26.9.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi s/o Shri Amar Singh Sohi,
r/o Village Palasour, Tehsil Dhuri,
Distt. Sangrur.
-------------Appellant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.

FAA- the Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.
AC No. 604 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER:

The complainant submits that he has received the compensation amount of Rs.500/- through bank draft bearing No.013949 dated 18.8.2011 drawn on HDFC Bank. The appellant further states that he has no complaint against the respondent and that the appeal case may be filed. Accordingly, the appeal case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
August 24, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi s/o Shri Amar Singh Sohi,
r/o Village Palasour, Tehsil Dhuri, Distt. Sangrur.
-------------Appellant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.
FAA- the Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.

-------------Respondents.

AC No. 604 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi appellant in person.
Shri Ajay Singh Parmar, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The appellant states that the information supplied to him by the University is not attested. The Counsel for the University seeks one adjournment as none has accompanied him from the University.

2. The University authorities are directed to furnish attested copies in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It is further directed that University shall pay compensation of Rs.500/- through a crossed cheque in favour of the appellant-Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi for making him to attend the Commission at Chandigarh due to their mistake.

3. To come up on 24.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
August 10, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sardavinder Goyal, Advocate,
# 397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9, Panchkula. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1718 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing, the complainant had pointed out certain deficiencies in the information furnished to him, to which the respondent today states that he had again replied vide University’s letter dated 12.7.2011. The plea of the respondent is that these were not deficiencies but were only clarifications which have now been replied. Hence the case may be closed. The complainant is absent without any intimation.

2. In view of the averments of the respondent, the complaint case is closed.

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

PTU distance education programme commences first counseling

Ludhiana: The distance education programme offered by the Punjab Technical University(PTU) witnessed more than 3,000 students in the first counseling on Sunday. The president of the PTU Distance Education progammme, Dapinder Singh, stated that PTU has tied up with various International Universities for the programme.The university has also started their new centres in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The CEO of Quest Group of Institutions, Harinder Pal Singh, stated that the university has a total of 2,000 learning centres that accommodates more than 1.5 lakh students.The Regional Manager, Neeraj Sharma, stated that the distinctive technical courses offered in the distance education programme will help the students in shaping their career in technical fields.

Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Gurdeep Singh s/o Shri Dilbagh Singh,
Village Husainpur, Tehsil & Distt. Ropar,
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1966 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Gurdeep Singh complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent states that information has been furnished to the complainant in full. On questioning, the complainant admits that he has received the information to his satisfaction. The respondent also places on record, a copy of the information furnished to
Shri Gurdeep Singh, the present-complainant.

2. The only issue raised by the complainant is that he had applied under the category of Scheduled Caste but his application instead was changed by the University at its own level without his consent to the category of Ex-Serviceman. This issue needs to be agitated by the complainant before senior officials/appropriate judicial forum. For the purpose of this Commission, the information sought by the complainant stands furnished to him. Hence, the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
July 21, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sukhpal Singh Sohi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi s/o Shri Amar Singh Sohi,
r/o Village Palasour, Tehsil Dhuri, Distt. Sangrur. -------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar.

FAA- the Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 604 of 2011

Present:- Shri Sukhpal Singh Sohi appellant in person.

Shri Rajinder Kumar Clerk alongwith Shri Tribhawan Singla, Advocateon behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The appellant vide an application dated 29.4.2011 had sought information from the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar regarding Class-IV (Attendants) appointments made by the University in April, 2011 alongwith copies of the experience certificates. The University, it appears had denied the information on the ground that it is personal information of third party.

2. I have heard the parties and gone through the record. The appointments have been made to the University which is a statutory public body. The plea of personal information, therefore, would not be available to the PIO for denial of information under Section 8(1)(j) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. A public interest is involved and, therefore, the matter should have been dealt with following the procedure under Section 11 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

3. The respondent is directed to pass a speaking order keeping in view Section 8(1)(j) and Section 11 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

4. To come up on 10.8.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
July 21, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sardavinder Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sardavinder Goyal, Advocate,
# 397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9, Panchkula.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1718 of 2011

Present:-
Sh. Sardavinder Goyal on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The complainant, who was absent on the last date of hearing, submitted that the information furnished to him is deficient in so far as it does not give detail of total land holding of Bhai Mahan Singh College of Engineer, Mukatsar.

2. Issue fresh notice to the respondent for 29.7.2011.

3. To come up on 29.7.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Sardavinder Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Sardavinder Goyal, Advocate,
# 397, 2nd Floor, Sector 9, Panchkula. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 1718 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent submits a photocopy of letter No. SPIO/PTU/DA/3610 dated 8.6.2011 addressed to the present complainant vide which information was sent to him in respect of his RTI request dated 4.5.2011. The respondent pleads that there is no merit in the complaint as the information had been furnished in time and therefore, the complaint case should be closed.

2. The complainant, however, is absent without intimation. To give him one opportunity to confirm that he is satisfied with the information supplied to him, the case is adjourned to 11.7.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

3. However, the respondent is exempted from appearance on that date.

(R.I. Singh)
June 28, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Prem Singh VPO Amarpura (Wabah Wala),
Tehsil Abohar, District Ferozepur (Pb.)
-------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 436 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Raj Kumar on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
I have perused the queries of the information-seeker dated 11.2.2011 and the reply furnished by PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The photocopy of the office-noting of the University shows that it has been clearly recorded that Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Partap Nagar, Udaipur is not approved by AICTE. The Punjab Technical University, therefore, cancelled the admission of all candidates having been B. Tech from that University and other similar institutions.

2. The representative of the appellant, however, is not satisfied with the information furnished to him, but he has failed to point out specific deficiencies in the information. The respondent on the other hand submits that this very information was earlier asked in AC-221/2010 and AC-629/2010 and both these cases were disposed of by the Commission. The plea of the respondent is that all the queries have been duly answered on more than one occasion. Copy of the noting-sheet has already been furnished to the appellant and it clearly brings out the decision of the University cancelling the admission. No other enquiry was conducted in the matter.

3. After hearing the parties, I accept the plea of the respondent. Hence, the appeal case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 23, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner Punjab

PTU to collaborate with crème de la crème universities of India

Chandigarh: Punjab Technical University is planning to collaborate with the best institutions of the country to improve the status of education. Dean of the university, L P Singh announced this in the annual learning meet organised at Taj Hotel on June 20.

Distance education course students will be integrated with regular students. Students will be able to participate in all activities like sports, studies and festivals of the university. It will create employment opportunities for students of distance education courses.

N P Singh said that 255 learning centres have been shut down across the nation. Some discrepancies were found during the audit of the centres. As many as 200 centres are under their scanner. Haryana institutes are running multiple universities simultaneously and Singh held commercialisation of education responsible for the issue.

To control cheating during examinations, UMC committee is being set up. This committee will be at zonal level. Cheating cases will be decided upon quickly with the help of this committee. Things will be looked into practically, rather than theoretically, Singh said.

Education Loan will be provided
PTU has also made agreements with HDFC and Punjab National Bank for education loan services to its students. This will solve issues of students and provide them with much needed financial solutions to continue their education. New courses in the field of multimedia and animation will be introduced in the new session, Singh announced.

PTU gave the excellence award to Chandigarh s LC, STN, Mohali s C-Tec, Anandpur Sahib s SPSS and Karnal s NIM institute.

Fall in migration
N P Singh also said that there is a fall in the rate of migration of students from Punjab for higher education abroad. Earlier around 7-8 thousand students used to migrate per year. But as the standards of education have improved, students are coming back for higher studies.

Online verification software
PTU has also developed software that will help UK and US embassies for online verification of students.

PTU to collaborate with crème de la crème universities of India

Chandigarh: Punjab Technical University is planning to collaborate with the best institutions of the country to improve the status of education. Dean of the university, L P Singh announced this in the annual learning meet organised at Taj Hotel on June 20.

Distance education course students will be integrated with regular students. Students will be able to participate in all activities like sports, studies and festivals of the university. It will create employment opportunities for students of distance education courses.

N P Singh said that 255 learning centres have been shut down across the nation. Some discrepancies were found during the audit of the centres. As many as 200 centres are under their scanner. Haryana institutes are running multiple universities simultaneously and Singh held commercialisation of education responsible for the issue.

To control cheating during examinations, UMC committee is being set up. This committee will be at zonal level. Cheating cases will be decided upon quickly with the help of this committee. Things will be looked into practically, rather than theoretically, Singh said.

Education Loan will be provided
PTU has also made agreements with HDFC and Punjab National Bank for education loan services to its students. This will solve issues of students and provide them with much needed financial solutions to continue their education. New courses in the field of multimedia and animation will be introduced in the new session, Singh announced.

PTU gave the excellence award to Chandigarh s LC, STN, Mohali s C-Tec, Anandpur Sahib s SPSS and Karnal s NIM institute.

Fall in migration
N P Singh also said that there is a fall in the rate of migration of students from Punjab for higher education abroad. Earlier around 7-8 thousand students used to migrate per year. But as the standards of education have improved, students are coming back for higher studies.

Online verification software
PTU has also developed software that will help UK and US embassies for online verification of students.

D C Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri D.C.Kumar s/o Shri G.D.Ram, Advocate,
#102, Civil Colony, Shiv Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, Distt. SAS Nagar.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 401 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

The respondent submits that information was procured under Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 from the Director, Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology, Ludhiana and thereafter furnished to the complainant. The respondent also places on record, a copy of its forwarding letter vide which the information was sent to the complainant, who however is absent without intimation.

2. In view of the fact that the information had been furnished after procuring it under Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, no cause of action is left and the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 3, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Prem Singh VPO Amarpura (Wabah Wala),
Tehsil Abohar, District Ferozepur (Pb.)
-------------Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 436 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent submits that information was furnished to the appellant. He places on record, photocopy of letter No.PTU/PIO/14 dated 1.3.2011 alongwith its enclosures which are copies of the information given to the appellant. The respondent further submits that this information-seeker had earlier filed AC-221/2010 and AC-629/2009 and both these case have since been disposed of.

2. To come up on 23.6.2011 at 10.30 A.M. as a last opportunity to the complainant.

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

Prem Chand Singla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Shri Prem Chand Singla, #9-A/Bharat Nagar,
Street No.2, Dhuri-148024.
-------------Appellant
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.

AC No. 276 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing, the complainant was absent without intimation. The respondent-PIO of the University had stated that the entire information held by the University stood furnished to the information-seeker. It was further stated that a copy of the request for information has also been furnished to the Principal, Shaheed Udham Singh Women Engineering College, Tangori, District Mohali.

2. The case was adjourned to enable the information-seeker to confirm that he is satisfied with the information supplied to her or alternatively to file his rejoinder.

3. The information-seeker is, however, absent today without intimation and he has also not made any written submission. In view of this, the appeal case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
May 17, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

DC kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri D.C.Kumar s/o Shri G.D.Ram, Advocate,
#102, Civil Colony, Shiv Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, Distt. SAS Nagar. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondent.

CC No. 401 of 2011

Present:-
Shri D.C. Kumar complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 7.4.2011, a direction was given to the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar to furnish information pertaining to MBA and Ph.D. certificates held by Dr. H.S. Sangha, Director, Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology. It was noted that Dr. Sangha is holding a public assignment in a public institution and in case the authenticity of these degrees was under question, it will be in the public interest to come clean by furnishing copies of certificate of M.B.A. and Ph.D. Information pertaining to Dr. Sangha’s age was also directed to be disclosed.

2. In compliance with the directions of the Commission, the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar wrote to Dr. Sangha to furnish these document but he declined to do so vide letter vide GNI/938 dated 4.2.2011.

3. I have perused the matter and gone through the respective plea of all concerned. Under Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 any information relating to any private body which can be assessed by a public authority under any other law for the time-being in force will be deemed to be an information within the meaning of Section 2(f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. PTU’s statute and various Rules and Regulations framed thereunder lay down prescribed minimum qualifications for appointments as Head of institutions affiliated to the University. The University has the authority to verify the educational qualifications as also whether an appointee has crossed the age limit for a particular assignment. Guru Nanak Institution of Management and Technology is under legal obligation to furnish this information to the University. The university as a public authority is under an obligation to furnish the information, if approached by a citizen under Section 6 of the Right to Information Act after obtaining it from the private institution/individual.

4. In view of the above legal position, the PIO is directed to procure the documents and in case the institute does not supply the same to take, appropriate action for disaffiliation of the institute. It is made clear that it is the responsibility of the PIO and the public authority to exercise the powers conferred on them under law and procure the documents which they are legally empowered to procure from a private institution.

5. To come up on 3.6.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Prem Chand Singla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Prem Chand Singla, #9-A/Bharat Nagar,
Street No.2, Dhuri-148024.
-------------Appellant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.

AC No. 276 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

The respondent-PIO submits that this very appellant had moved the State Information Commission in AC-629/2009 which was disposed of by Ld.SIC Shri P.K. Verma. Almost same information has now been again asked vide RTI application dated 5.7.2010 which the respondent states was duly replied vide letter No.17353 dated 26.7.2010.

2. Today the information-seeker is absent without intimation. The respondent on the other-hand submits that the information held by the University has been duly furnished to the appellant. His request has also been forwarded to the Principal, Shahid Udham Singh Women Engineering College, Tangori, District Mohali under the Right to Information Act, 2005 for furnishing that part of the information which is held by the college. The college, however is not a public authority.

3. To give one opportunity to the information seeker to file his rejoinder, the case is adjourned to 17.5.2011.

4. To come upon 17.5.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Prem Singh, VPO Amarpura (Bahabwala),
Tehsil Abohar, Distt. Ferozepur-152116. _______ Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
FAA -The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 221 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 30.3.2010, when the appellant was absent, Shri Sukhbir Singh, Deputy Registrar appearing on behalf of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar had made a statement that the information has been supplied to the appellant.

2. The appellant, however, today denies that he has received any information. The respondent is, therefore, directed to send a fresh copy of the document sought by the appellant by post before the next date of hearing which is fixed for 17.5.2010.

3. To come up on 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
April 22, 2010. Punjab

Makhan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Shri Makhan Lal s/o Sh. Chet Ram
C/o Singla Colar Company, Bus Stand Road, Dhuri-148024. _______ Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents
AC No. 237 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Prem Chand Singla on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
The respondent states that the information is held by S.U.S. Women College, Tangori and will have to be obtained by the University under Section 2 (f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. To enable the university to obtain the information, case is adjourned to 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
April 22, 2010. Punjab


Gurminder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurminder Singh, 43/6,
Aman Vihar, Patiala-147002. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 822 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Gurminder Singh complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
The complainant submits that deficiencies in the information have still not been removed by the respondent, who was directed to do so on the last date of hearing on 30.3.2010.

2. The respondent is directed to file pointwise reply to the ten issues raised by the complainant in his application dated 24.12.2009 addressed to the PIO o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. This should be done within 10 days.

3. To come up on 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
April 22, 2010. Punjab

Suresh Kumar Rana versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Suresh Kumar Rana,
Advocate, H. No.1178, St. No.5, Kabir Nagar,
Jalandhar-144008. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 823 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Suresh Kumar Ran complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 30.3.2010, the complainant had alleged that the information supplied to him was deficient. The respondent, therefore, was directed to file parawise reply on all the issue raised by the complainant in his original application dated 24.12.2009 addressed to the PIO. The respondent has not complied with the directions regarding removal of the deficiencies. The respondent is directed to do the same within 15 days and also to further show cause why the information was not supplied to the complainant within the statutory period of 30 days.

2. To come up on 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
April 22, 2010. Punjab

CII to open skill development centre in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Setting sight on nurturing skilled workforce for a meaningful and speedy industrial development of the region, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is planning to open a skill development centre in Chandigarh.

Chairman of CII (North) Ravi Thadani, who was in the city on Monday, termed the move as part of the CII s drive to empower the structure of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

He hoped that the proposed centre would help in generating employment opportunities among local youths. He also urged the students to equip themselves with technical knowledge to keep abreast with changing requirement trends of the industry.

Terming SMEs as the future of industrial growth, especially in small pockets, Thadani also stressed on need of skilled workforce to meet the growing needs of manpower.

Thadani also lauded the joint initiative of Delhi University and Punjab Technical University to develop a University Industry Partnership programme to aware students about growing need of technical education and their role in generating job opportunities.

Inderjeet versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Inderjeet, B-IX-286-287, Chauri Sarak,
Nikka Mall Saraf Chowk, Ludhiana-141008.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 551 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Sham Lal, Superintendent-cum-APIO on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 22.3.2011, the complainant had alleged discrepancies in the information furnished to him. However, as he had not specified the exact nature of the deficiencies, he was called upon to place on record in writing spelling out the nature of deficiencies/short comings. Today he has sent a fax message that he cannot appear and that the case may be adjourned. He has, however, stated that details of deficiencies were conveyed to the PIO on 24.3.2011.

2. The respondent submits a letter bearing No.PIO/RTI/2010/8503-05 dated 7.4.2011 enclosing parawise and point-wise reply given by the respondent to the complainant with regard to the alleged deficiencies/shortcoming. A copy of this reply has been, it is stated, that sent to the complainant.

3. Let the complainant file his rejoinder, if any, to the reply given by the respondent. It is made clear, this would be the last opportunity to the complainant. If nothing is heard, the case will be decided exparte.

4. To come up on 26.4.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
April 8, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

J S Sandhu versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri J.S. Sandhu, H.No.22486, St. NO.12,
Bhegu Road, Bathinda.
-------------Appellant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 120 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 18.3.2011, deficiencies in information were removed by the respondent by giving additional information to the appellant. The case was adjourned on the request of the appellant to enable him to peruse the information and confirm that he is satisfied with the same. The respondent was also called upon to explain the delay in not furnishing the complete information within 30 days.

2. Since the complete information has been furnished to the appellant and he has not pointed out any deficiency in the same, inspite of an opportunity afforded to him, it is concluded that he is satisfied with the information.

3. As regards issue of delay, the respondent submits that application for information was dated 18.5.2010 and it was responded by the PIO on 7.6.2010 forwarding the desired result copy. This shows that there was no intention to deny or delay the information. However, in the Distance Education Programme there are more than six lakhs Awards of the students per semester from which the particular Awards of the information-seeker had to be traced. Due to shortage of staff search of the document through the voluminous record resulted in marginal delay. It was further averred by the respondent that complete information has been furnished to the satisfaction of the information-seeker free of cost.

4. In view of the circumstances explained by the respondent, I accept the explanation for the delay and order that the appeal case be closed.

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

D C Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri D.C.Kumar s/o Shri G.D.Ram, Advocate,
#102, Civil Colony, Shiv Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, Distt. SAS Nagar.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 401 of 2011

Present:-
Shri D.C. Kumar complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

The complainant had moved an application on 20.12.2010 seeking details regarding date of birth and educational achievements of Dr. H.S. Sangha, Director, Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana. After observing the procedure under Section 11 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the PIO denied the information under Section 8(1)(j) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 being personal information of a third party.

2. I have heard the parties. Dr. Sangha is holding a public office in a public authority. The information pertaining to his M.B.A. and Ph.D. on the basis of which he has obtained public appointment are of general public interest. Accordingly it is directed that the information on all the points except 4 and 5 (which does not pertain to respondent-PIO) shall be furnished to the complainant free of cost within 15 days.

3. To come upon 29.4.2011 at 10.30 A.M.


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

Nisheeth Khanna versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar


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

Mr. Nisheeth Khanna,
#1211, Sector 42-B, Chandigarh-160036. -------------Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.

AC No. 115 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
On the last date of hearing on 1.3.2011, the information-seeker was absent. The respondent had submitted that in response to her application for information dated 29.3.2010 addressed to the PIO of the University, reply was sent to the information-seeker vide No.PTU/PIO/21388 dated 30.11.2010 and thereafter a further clarification was also given vide No.RTI/PIO/22022 dated 14.12.2010. The respondent had also placed on record, copies of these communications addressed to the information-seeker, on the last date of hearing on 1.3.2010.

2. However, on 1.3.2010, the case was adjourned to 18.3.2011 to enable the appellant to confirm if he is satisfied with the information furnished to her. The appellant, however, is again absent today without any intimation.

3. In view of the fact that the information has been furnished and the University has been constantly responding to the appellant, who has chosen to be absent on two successive dates without any intimation, despite of the fact that the due and adequate notice was given to the appellant, the case is closed.

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

JS Sandhu versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri J.S. Sandhu, H.No.22486, St. NO.12,
Bhegu Road, Bathinda. -------------Appellant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 120 of 2011

Present:-
Shri Harjinder Singh on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent submits that the present appellant had applied for information on 18.5.2010 and the desired ‘Result Copy’ was sent to him on 7.6.2010. An appeal was filed before the 1st Appellate Authority on 9.6.2010 pointing out certain deficiencies in the information. The 1st Appellate Authority directed the PIO on 23.6.2010 to remove the deficiencies.

2. The PIO did not remove the deficiencies and the information-seeker moved the State Information Commission and now the information has been furnished by the University vide No.PTU/PIO/33 dated 17.3.2011 on all the nine issues raised by the information-seeker.

3. The appellate seeks an adjournment to peruse the information now furnished vide letter dated 17.3.2011. Time is allowed. To come up on 06.04.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

4. The respondent is also called upon to explain the delay in furnishing of the information.

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

DC Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri D.C.Kumar s/o Shri G.D.Ram, Advocate,
#102, Civil Colony, Shiv Nagar, Baltana, Zirakpur, Distt. SAS Nagar.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondent.

CC No. 401 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

The complainant is absent without intimation.
2. The respondent places on record a photocopy of the reply sent to the present complainant vide NO.PTU/PIO/27 dated 7.3.2011.

3. It was submitted by Shri Rajinder Kumar representing the University that the information is purely personal information of a third party and that there is no public interest involved in the disclosure of this information. For this reason, the information has been denied.

4. The complainant may file his rejoinder. To come up on 7.4.2011 at 10.30 A.M.


(R.I. Singh)
March 14, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Punjab varsity to hold job fest

Chandigarh: The Punjab Technical University (PTU) is holding a job fair March 12-13 here, the first such event in collaboration with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Thousands of students from nearly 300 colleges are expected to interact with companies.According to university officials, over 25 companies have confirmed their participation.
It will provide a wide range of opportunities to the students of PTU affiliated colleges, said dean A.P. Singh.Companies like Aegon Religare, Gates India, India Mart, Lupin, Maruti Suzuki, Pfizer India and RedAlkemi have confirmed their participation. The idea is to bridge the gap between recruiters and students from technical courses. Similar fest will also be organised in other Punjab cities.Students pursuing courses in telecom, banking, insurance, hotel management, media, engineering and manufacturing can participate.PTU was established in January 1997 to promote technical education. A total of 71 engineering and architecture colleges, 117 management and hotel management colleges and 32 pharmacy colleges are affiliated to it.

Nisheeth Khanna versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Mr. Nisheeth Khanna,
#1211, Sector 42-B, Chandigarh-160036. -------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
-------------Respondents.

AC No. 115 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.
ORDER
In response to the query dated 29.3.2010, the respondent had sent a reply vide No. PTU/PIO/21388 dated 30.11.2010 and thereafter, a clarification was given vide No. PTU/PIO/22220 dated 14.12.2010. Today, the respondent has placed on record a photocopy of letter No.PTU/DR/PIO/11 dated 28.2.2011 addressed to the information-seeker.

2. From the perusal of the above communications, it appears that the respondent has been answering the queries of the information-seeker, who, however, is absent without intimation. To give her one opportunity to confirm that she is satisfied with the information furnished to her, the case is adjourned to 18.3.2011.

3. To come up on 18.3.2011 at 10.30 A.M. The respondent, however, is exempted from appearance on that date.
(R.I. Singh)
March 1, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

J S Sandhu versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri J.S. Sandhu, H.No.22486, St. NO.12,
Bhegu Road, Bathinda. -------------Appellant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 120 of 2011

Present:-
None on behalf of the appellant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.
ORDER
The respondent who has appeared in another case bearing No.AC-115/2011 states that he had not received any notice in respect of the present case. The appellant is absent without intimation. A copy of the appeal filed in the present case alongwith its enclosure had been given to the respondent with the direction to file his rejoinder.

2. To come up on 18.3.2011 at 10.30 A.M.

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

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:

i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The complainant has sent a telephonic message that he has got complete information in compliance with the orders dated 23-12-2010, and he is satisfied with the same.
Disposed of .

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
24th February, 2011

CHERRY BHAGAT Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANOTHER C W PNo 19062 of 2010 (O AND M)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

C W PNo 19062 of 2010 (O AND M)

Date of decision : 15.2.2011

Cherry Bhagat ....Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and another ...Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

Present :
Mr.Atul Arya, Advocate for the petitioner.

MAHESH GROVER, J.
The application is allowed and the petitioner is permitted to withdraw the instant writ petition.

Dismissed as withdrawn.

(MAHESH GROVER)
JUDGE

Makhan Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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


Shri Makhan Singh s /o Shri Jagir Singh,
VPO Bika, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.
-------------Complainant.
Vs.
The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
--------------Respondent.

CC No.3657 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing, the complainant was absent and the respondent had taken the plea that the information-seeker did not deposit the mandatory fee of Rs.10/- alongwith his application for information.

2. The complainant is again absent today without intimation. The respondent confirms that as a goodwill gesture, they have furnished the information free of cost. In view of this, the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
February 14, 2011 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Sukhvir Singh Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate,
House No- 2200, Sector 67,
Jal Vayu Vihar, SAS Nagar,
Mohali. ________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala- 144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 982 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Ajay Singh Parmar, Advocate & Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has informed the appellant that no criteria was fixed for the purpose of awarding marks in the interview which was conducted for the selection of a candidate for the post of Assistant Registrar, nor were marks awarded in the interview. A written test was held on the basis of which candidates were short listed and the selection was made on the basis of their performance in the interview as judged by the selection committee. The educational qualifications of the candidate Sh. Parvesh Kumar has also been given to the appellant.

No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
11th February, 2011

Sukhvir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate,
House No- 2200, Sector 67,
Jal Vayu Vihar, SAS Nagar,
Mohali. ________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala- 144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 982 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Ajay Singh Parmar, Advocate & Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The appellant has pointed out the following deficiencies in the information provided to him: -
(i) Copy of the application of candidate Sh. Parvesh Kumar is not complete. The page containing his educational qualification is missing
(ii) The criteria which was prescribed separately for the written test and the interview (in terms of Marks or points for different qualifications), if any, has not been communicated to the complainant.
The respondent is directed to remove both of the above deficiencies within 7 days from today.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 11-02-2011 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
28th January, 2011

Gian Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gian Singh,
VPO Gehri Mandi,
Tehsil & District Amritsar- 143149. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3499 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
Heard .
The letter dated 14-12-2010 of the respondent was received by the complainant who wrote to the respondent vide his letter dated 22-12-2010 that the information has been sent only in respect of one of the three colleges mentioned in his application for information. The respondent states that information about exemption from payment of fees is available in the records of the University in respect of those colleges where exemption was granted to one or more students, but no information has been found in the records regarding any student having been exempted from payment of fees in respect of the other two colleges.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
7th January, 2011

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Some information has been brought by the respondent but it is not complete because he states that the concerned officials from whom it had to be collected are on leave. The complainant has telephonically requested for an adjournment.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 03-02-2011 for further consideration and orders.
The respondent should bring point wise
information mentioned in the orders dated 23-12-2010 on the next date of hearing.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
7th January, 2011

Sukhvir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate,
House No- 2200, Sector 67,
Jal Vayu Vihar, SAS Nagar,
Mohali. ________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala- 144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 982 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Ajay Singh Parmar, Advocate & Sh. Rajinder Kumar , Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the appellant has been updated and recast by the respondent and has been given to the appellant in the Court today. An opportunity is given to the appellant to point out deficiencies, if any, in the information provided to him at 10 AM on 28-01-2011.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
6th January, 2011

Davinder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)


Sh. Davinder Singh,
Sh. Inder Singh,
H. No. 1015/ST, Geeta Colony, Gali No. 3,
Jagraon, District Ludhiana- 142026. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 1030 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Davinder Singh, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has handed over to the appellant in the Court today his result-cum-detailed marks card for the 4th semester MBA examination held in December 2006, and his degree for having passed the MBA examination.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
31st December, 2010

Gian Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Sh. Gian Singh,
VPO Gehri Mandi,
Tehsil & District Amritsar- 143149. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3499 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard .
The information required by the complainant has been sent to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 14-12-2010.

The complainant has sent a faxed message that he could not come for the hearing today because of being unwell and that the information which he requires may be supplied to him. In this message, he has not mentioned the letter of the respondent dated 14-12-2010, and it would appear therefore that he has not received the same. A copy of the said letter, along with copies of its enclosures, has therefore been obtained from the respondent and the same should be sent to the complainant along with these orders for his information.

An opportunity is given to the complainant to point out deficiencies, if any, in the information being sent to him, at 10 AM on 07-01-2011.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
24th December, 2010

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Vaneet Goyal, brother of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information supplied by the respondent to the complainant has been discussed in the presence of the parties and the following additional information is required to be sent by the respondent to the complainant before the next date of hearing. :--

1) An attested copy of the letter of the learning Centre with which demand drafts amounting of Rs. 2, 18,200/- in respect of some or all of the students mentioned by the complainant in annexure 1 of the application was sent by the Centre to the university.
2) Upto date mark-sheets of the candidates mentioned by the complainant for the sessions mentioned under the head ‘cleared session’ in the statement at annexure 1 of his application.

3) The details of fees pending against any of the 35 students mentioned by the complainant in annexure 1 of his application.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 07-01-2011 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
23rd December, 2010

Ms Harjit Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Ms. Harjit Kaur,
Wd/o. Dr. Joginder Singh,
H No. 196/1/1 (Old No. 32),
S.No.6. New Kartar Nagar,
Near Dhuri Line,
Ludhiana- 141003. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2208 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Jaswant Singh, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
In compliance with the orders dated 18-11-2010, the remaining information has been supplied by the respondent to the complainant except for the information asked for at point no. 6 of the application. The complainant states that he has simplified and abbreviated the information which he would like to receive, and has made a separate submission for the same vide his application dated 11-12-2010. The respondent may deal with this application under the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005.

Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
23rd December, 2010

Manish Nirankari versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Manish Nirankari,
S/o. Sh. Santosh Kumar,
C-212, Sector 25,
Chandigarh-160014. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2722 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Today’s hearing was fixed in this case to give an opportunity to the complainant to make any submission, if he so wishes, with regard to the information supplied to him by the respondent.
The complainant is not present.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
23rd December, 2010

Makhan Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Makhan Singh s /o Shri Jagir Singh,
VPO Bika, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. -------------Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. -------------- Respondent.

CC No.3657 of 2010
1st Hearing : 20.12.2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent submits that the application seeking information was not accompanied by fee of Rs.10/- in favour of the PIO/Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Inspite of this the respondent submits that the information-seeker was requested to deposit a fee of Rs.450/- towards the cost of the copies of the document sought by him but so far he has not responded to the written request.

2. The complainant is absent without intimation. However, to afford one opportunity to file his response to the stand taken by the respondent, the case is adjourned to 10.1.2011 at 11.00 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
December 20, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Ms Meenu Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.(
Ms. Meenu Sharma,
D/o. Sh. Madan Lal,
House No- 249, Ward No. 1,
Railway Road, Kurali,
District- Mohali- 140103. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601
. __________ Respondent
CC No. 3471 of 2010

Present:
i) Ms. Meenu Sharma, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
Heard .
The detailed marks statement of the complainant pertaining to the DMLT course for the first and second semester has been given by the respondent vide his letter dated 14-10-2010. According to the statement the complainant has to reappear in P2_E: C1709. The respondent states that the complainant was not allowed to reappear in this paper earlier since her admission fee had not been paid in full. All formalities have now been completed and she can appear in March, 2011. The complainant states that the number of marks shows to have been given in this paper is 24 while the correct figure is 27. The respondent should recheck this point and amend the statement suitably, if necessary. He states , however, that even if the assertion of the complainant is found to be correct and the complainant has got 27 marks in this paper, it would still be a reappear case.
No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
10th December, 2010

Sukhvir Singh Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate,
House No- 2200, Sector 67,
Jal Vayu Vihar, SAS Nagar,
Mohali. ________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala- 144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 982 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Sukhvir Singh, Advocate, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar , Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has sent a comprehensive reply containing the required information, to the appellant, vide his letter dated 11-11-2010. The complainant, however, has alleged some deficiencies in the information provided to him through his letter dated 09-12-2010 addressed to the Commission. A copy of this letter is sent along with these orders to the respondent (since it was received after the respondent had left) with the direction that the respondent should bring his reply to the alleged deficiencies on the next date of hearing.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 06-01-2011 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
9th December, 2010

Satish Chand Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Satish Chand Sharma, Chairman, SPEI,
First Floor Amartex Complex, Ghumarwin,
District Bilaspur,
Himachal Pradesh- 174021. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3274 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Satish Chand Sharma, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent in the Court today.

Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
25th November, 2010

Ms Navinder Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Ms. Navinder Kaur,
# 1022 A, Sector 41 B,
Chandigarh. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2933 of 2010

Present:
i) Ms. Navinder Kaur, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has informed the complainant about the procedure which is required to be followed in order to obtain the ‘degree’, which has been mentioned by the complainant in her application for information.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
19th November , 2010

Chandan Bhatted versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Sh. Chandan Bhatted,
# E/1052, Indra Gali,
Near Tulsi Dharmashala,
Babarpur, Shahdara,
Delhi- 110032. ________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala- 144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 894 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Chandan Bhatted, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The application for information in this case consists of a series of questions to which a reply was sent to him vide the respondent’s letter dated 26-07-2010.
The appellant states that he has not been given a reply to the first two items mentioned in his application for information namely, results are required to be declared after how many days (i) after the completion of an examination and (ii) after revaluation of a paper. The respondent states that no time limits have been prescribed in any statute or rule of the University, but an effort is always made to see that results become available to the students at the earliest possible.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
19th November, 2010.

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)
Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Vaneet Goyal, brother of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent states that complete information has been sent to the complainant on 12-11-2010, by registered post, in compliance with the orders dated 28-10-2010. The complainant states that he has not yet received the information. Since the 13th and 14th November, 2010 were Saturday and Sunday, it is likely that the information will be received by the complainant within a couple of days.

In case the complainant has not received the information by Tuesday,
the 23rd November,2010, he should inform the respondent’s representative who attends the hearings of this case, on his mobile number, and the respondent should then get copies of the information made out and resent to the complainant on or before 26-11-2010.
An opportunity is given to the complainant to point out deficiencies, if any, in the information being provided to him by the respondent at 10 AM on 23-12-2010.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
18th November, 2010.

Manish Nirankari versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
(www.infocommpunjab.com)

Sh. Manish Nirankari,
S/o. Sh. Santosh Kumar,
C-212, Sector 25,
Chandigarh-160014. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent states that the arrears contained in the tabulation sheet provided to the complainant were inadvertent and was caused by the fact that the complainant was earlier listed for the old syllabus, in which the code for the paper ‘software engineering’ is the same as in the new syllabus.

The respondent has today brought to the Court the correct tabulation sheet of the result of the complainant for the 6th semester examination and the same should be sent with these orders to the complainant for his information.

In case the complainant is still not satisfied with the information being sent to him, he can make his submission in this regard at 10 AM on 23-12-2010.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
18th November, 2010.

Navinder Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Navinder Kaur,
# 1022 A, Sector 41 B,
Chandigarh. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2933 of 2010

Present:
i) Ms. Navinder Kaur, complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has requested for an adjournment. The request is allowed and the case is adjourned to 10 AM on 19-11-2010 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
04th November, 2010

Manish Nirankari versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Manish Nirankari,
S/o. Sh. Santosh Kumar,
C-212, Sector 25,
Chandigarh-160014. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2722 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Santosh Kumar, father of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk , on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent except that the following clarifications are required to be given.

1) It has been stated that the result of the 6th semester examination in the paper “Software Engineering” is “reappear”, and the marks shown to have been attained are 24/25 in internal and 22/75 in external. The complainant states that he did not appear in the paper “Software Engineering” at all in the 6th semester. In fact, he appeared in this paper in the 5th semester and has also passed the same. The respondent needs to clarify this point.

2) The complainant states that he had appeared in the paper “Introduction of Internet” in the 6th semester but his marks in this paper has not been conveyed to him. This point also needs to be checked up by the respondent and necessary information given to the complainant.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 18-11-2010 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
28th October, 2010

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Vaneet Goyal, brother of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk , on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Some information has been given by the respondent to the complainant in response to his application for information dated 10-07-2010 but the following information still remains to be given :-

1) According to the complainant, fees amounting to Rs. 85280/- (Eighty five thousand two hundred eighty only ) for the thirty-five students mentioned by him in annexure 2 has been deposited at the learning centre concerned. According to the information which has been supplied, 15 students have been stated to have not deposited their fees. The respondent is required to give to the complainant details of these 15 students as well as the total fees outstanding against each, Roll no. wise.

2) 12 of the 35 students mentioned by the complainant have been categorised as ‘reappear’ in some paper or papers, but detailed mark-sheets have not been issued to them. The respondent states that these details are available on the university website but the complainant denies this. In view of this, the respondent is directed to bring with him the details of these 12 students to the Court on the next date of hearing.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 18-11-2010 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
28th October, 2010

SUKHPREET SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JALANDHAR AND ANOTHER Civil Writ Petition No. 16839 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: 25.10.2010
Sukhpreet Singh …Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and another
…Respondents
Present:
Mr. Amandeep Singh Manaise, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate for respondent No. 1

RANJIT SINGH J.
As per the reply, the petitioner will have next chance in December. No case for any direction for including the Chemistry as subject in the special chance now offered, therefore, is made out. Dismissed.

(RANJIT SINGH)
JUDGE

AMRIK SINGH AND ANOTHER Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition No. 20564 of 2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Amrik Singh and another ...Petitioners
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others ...Respondents
CORAM: HONBLE MR. JUSTICE RANJIT SINGH
Present:
Mr. P.P.S. Thethi, Advocate for the petitioners.
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate for respondents No. 1 and 2.

RANJIT SINGH J.
Neither replication filed nor cost paid. Counsel says that he is ready to pay cost and and also ready to file reply. Since the petitioner has not complied with the order, the prayer is declined. The primary grievance of the petitioner is that no reasons were assigned in the order while cancelling the admission granted to the petitioner. Counsel for the respondents fairly submits that the case can be remanded back to the competent authority to pass a fresh order after affording opportunity of hearing to the petitioner and disclosing the reasons for which the admission has been cancelled. The present writ petition is, accordingly, disposed of. Let the respondents pass a fresh order after hearing the petitioner and disclosing the reasons for which the admission of the petitioner was cancelled.

(RANJIT SINGH)
JUDGE

Manish Nirankari versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Manish Nirankari,
S/o. Sh. Santosh Kumar,
C-212, Sector 25,
Chandigarh-160014. - Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City
Kapurthala-144601 - Respondent

CC No. 2722 of 2010
Present: None

ORDER
The respondent has requested for adjournment of this case. Adjourned to 10 AM on 28-10-2010 for further consideration and orders.


(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
1st October, 2010.

Gurpreet Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar


STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurpreet Singh,
S/o. Sh. Nirpal Singh,
Chamber No.79(Lawyers Chamber)
Distt. Court’s Complex,
Mansa-151505.
________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar-Kapurthala Highway,
Near Pushpa Gujral Science City,
Kapurthala-144601 __________ Respondent

CC No. 2741 of 2010

Present: None

ORDER

The respondent has requested for adjournment of this case.Adjourned to 10 AM on 28-10-2010 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
1st October, 2010.

AMIT BHAGAT Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JALANDHAR AND ANOTHER C ivil Writ Petition N o. 8487 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Amit Bhagat ...Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and another ...Respondents

Present: Mr. Suneet Sharma, Advocate for the petitioner.0
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate for respondent No. 1.

RANJIT SINGH J.
The only prayer made in the writ petition was for declaration of result. As per the counsel for the University, result has been declared. If the petitioner has any grievance about the late declaration of the result, he may invoke any alternative remedy available to him for claiming damages. Dismissed.

(RANJIT SINGH)
JUDGE

Mohinder Paul Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Mohinder Paul, Advocate,
# 3117, Phase-II, Urban Estate,
Patiala-147002. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Highway, Jalandhar-144601. __________ Respondent

AC No. 620 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Mohinder Paul, Advocate, appellant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the appellant has been given to him by the respondent vide their letter dated 23-09-2010.

In response to point no.5 of the application for information of the appellant, the respondent has clarified in the Court that apart from the officials of the PTU and the newly selected candidates, no other person was allowed to stay in the hotel in Shimla from out of the funds earmarked for the refresher course.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
24th September, 2010.

Ms Harjit Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Harjit Kaur,
Wd/o. Dr. Joginder Singh,
H No. 196/1/1 ( Old No. 32),
S.No.6. New Kartar Nagar,
Near Dhuri Line,
Ludhiana- 141003. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2208 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Complete information has been sent to the complainant by the respondent vide his letter dated 15-09-2010.A copy of the same has been submitted by the respondent to the Court today and has been placed on the records of the case.

The complainant has not attended the hearings of this case when it was first heard on 05-08-2010 and also today. Apparently, she is satisfied with the information provided to her .
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
20th September, 2010

Satish Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Satish Kumar,
2836, Guru Nanak Colony,
Opposite GNE College,
Gill Road, Ludhiana. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar, Punjab.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o Registrar, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar, Punjab. ……Respondent

AC No. 682 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Appellant, Mr. Satish Kumar, in person.
Mr. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, for the Respondent.
----

The RTI request is dated 05.04.2010 and appeal with the Commission is dated 04.08.2010. The information sought pertains to functioning of the office of Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the University etc.

2. A perusal of the record file reveals that the requisite information has been supplied to the Appellant, as per the Act. The Appellant voluntarily withdraws his case.

Therefore, the case is closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, September 17, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Ms Harjit Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Ms. Harjit Kaur,
Wd/o. Dr. Joginder Singh,
H No. 196/1/1 ( Old No. 32),
S.No.6. New Kartar Nagar,
Near Dhuri Line,
Ludhiana- 141003. ________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
CC No. 2208 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard
The respondent states that the required information was sent to the complainant vide his letter dated 24-05-2010. However, the present complaint is against this very information and no comments of the respondent are forthcoming on the complaint, a copy of which was sent to him along with the notice for today’s hearing. The respondent is, therefore, directed to bring his response to the complaint dated 08-07-2010 of the complainant on the next date of hearing. In case he finds that some additional information is required to be sent to the complainant in response to her application dated 01-02-2010, this also should be done.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 20-09-2010 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
5th August, 2010

Ashok Verma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Ashok Verma,
C/o.Sh R.C.Verma,
House No. 2259/3,
Sector 45-C,
Chandigarh. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1886 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Ashok Verma, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The complainant has been informed in response to his application for information that a student cannot take admission in two courses in the same academic year. The complainant wants to have a copy of the decision taken by the University in this regard or a copy of the concerned rule. The respondent states that there is no rule or regulation on the subject but a copy of the concerned note sheet on which the decision was taken has been supplied to the complainant.
No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
24th June, 2010

Suresh Kumar Rana versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Suresh Kumar Rana,
Advocate, H. No.1178, St. No.5, Kabir Nagar,
Jalandhar-144008. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 823 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Suresh Kumar Rana complainant in person.
Dr. Buta Singh, Dean alongwith Shri Rajinder Kumar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The complainant confirms that he has received the information to his satisfaction. In view of this, the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Makhan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Makhan Lal s/o Sh. Chet Ram
C/o Singla Colar Company, Bus Stand Road, Dhuri-148024. _______ Appellant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 237 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Makhan Lal on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On 17.5.2010, last opportunity was granted to the respondent to remove the deficiencies after obtaining the information from SUS Women College, Tangori. The respondent today confirms that the information has been supplied to the appellant. The delay primarily occurred as the information had to be collected by the University from the college concerned. However, the respondent is cautioned to be careful in future and strictly adhere to the time schedule provided in the Right to Information Act, 2005. With this observation, the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Prem Singh, VPO Amarpura (Bahabwala),
Tehsil Abohar, Distt. Ferozepur-152116. _______ Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA -The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 221 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Prem Singh appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent submits that the deficiencies in the information have since been removed. It is pleaded that the entire information has now been supplied to the appellant vide PTU’s letter dated 11.6.2010. The appellant is absent without intimation. In view of the fact that the information has been supplied to the appellant, the appeal case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Subsequent to the above proceedings, a fax message has been received vide diary No.12259 dated 21.6.2010 from the appellant that due to emergency, he is unable to attend the proceedings today. He has further stated that the respondent has not provided complete information to him. In view of this, issue fresh notice to the parties for 13.7.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

HC Arora Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shr H.C. Arora, Advocate,
H.No-2299, Sec-44-C,
Chandigarh. ----------------Appellant
Vs.
The Public information Officer,
o/o Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA- Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. --------------------Respondents

AC No. 338 of 2010

Present:- Shri Rajinder Kumar Gupta on behalf of the appellant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The appellant had moved an application dated 7.9.2009 to the Public Information Officer/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar seeking information on seven issues.

2. It was alleged that the PIO did not respond to the request for information and an appeal filed before the First Appellate Authority on 4.1.2010 through speed post, also did not result in any reply. Consequently the present appellant had to move the State Information Commission on 22.3.2010.

3. Notice was given to the respondent, who appeared on 29.4.2010 and submitted that the information had been duly supplied to the appellant. The case was adjourned to 6.5.2010 to enable the appellant to peruse the information and confirm that it meets all his queries.

4. On 6.5.2010, the appellant submitted that the reply given by the respondent requires further clarifications on two issues for which time was allowed to the respondent and the case was adjourned to 17.5.2010, when, the appellant confirmed that he had received the information on all the seven points and that he was satisfied with the same. However, it was pleaded that the information had been supplied after the lapse of 30 days of statutory period provided in the Right to Information Act, 2005 and therefore penalty should be imposed on the respondent. The respondent, therefore, was called upon to show cause why a penalty should not be imposed on him.

5. Today, the respondent has submitted a copy of letter No.PTU ESTT/15847 dated 24.5.2010 addressed to the appellant stating that the information was delayed due to the following four reasons:-
(1) PIO was changed and the record was shifted to another branch.
(2) Distance Education Examination were conducted in the month of March to April.
(3) The applicant did not sent any appeal to PIO for reply; and not appear before the State Commission in thirty days.
(4) The CET examination preparation was under process in the University and the whole staff was busy.

6. Under Section 20 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, if the Commission at the time of deciding an appeal, comes to the conclusion that delay on the part of the PIO is without any reasonable cause it shall impose a penalty of Rs.250/- for each day till the information is furnished.

7. I have considered the reply filed by the University. It is also observed that it is for the first time that the PIO has delayed the information. Considering the circumstances of the case and the reasons given by the PIO, failure to supply the information may not be considered willful or intentional or malafide. For the time being, a warning be issued to the PIO to ensure that in all future cases, the information should be supplied within the statutory period. Any default will be viewed adversely and penalty will be imposed. With these directions, the case is closed.
(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Surinder Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Surinder Kr. & Pardeep Kr.,
S/o. Sh. Jodha Ram,
H No 1695, Raiger Colony, Rayya,
VPO Rayya, Tehsil Baba Bakala,
Amritsar- 143112.
________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1835 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Surinder Kumar complainant in person .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has supplied complete information to the complainant in the Court today.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
17th June, 2010

Gurminder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurminder Singh, 43/6,
Aman Vihar, Patiala-147002. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 822 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant..

Shri Tribhawan Singla, Advocate alongwith Shri Sukhbir Singh PIO on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent has submitted a reply by way of an affidavit submitting that the complainant had filed three applications on 24.12.2009 and that the information was supplied to him on 26.3.2010 and 21.4.2010. It is submitted that the information-seeker never complained of any deficiencies in the information supplied to him and as such, it was presumed that he is satisfied with the information supplied to him. PIO has submitted fresh copies of the information sought by the complainant. One copy of this may again be sent to the complainant by registered post. The complainant is absent without intimation. Since the information has been supplied, no further cause of action is left and the complaint case is closed.
(R.I. Singh)
June 1, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Keshav Verma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Keshav Verma,
H No. B-1, 2429,
Mohalla Ahluwaliya, Old Rajpura,
District- Patiala- 140401. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
CC No. 1596 of 2010
Present:
i) Sh. Keshav Verma, complainant in person .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent states that the revaluation form of the complainant which was sent by the college authorities did not reach his office and no such form pertaining to the complainant has been found in their records. Nevertheless, the fact is that the complainant has already been given his degree for the Electronics & Communication Engineering Course and the respondent states in the Court today that the detailed marks certificate of the complainant, in which he has shown as having passed in the paper for which he had applied for revaluation, will be given to him within two days. The complainant is satisfied with the information supplied to him by the respondent.
No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
27th May, 2010

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Prem Singh, VPO Amarpura (Bahabwala),
Tehsil Abohar, Distt. Ferozepur-152116. _______ Appellant


Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA -The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 221 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Prem Singh appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

As a last opportunity time is allowed. The respondent will remove the deficiencies pointed out by the appellant, in the reply given to him by the University, before the next date of hearing.

2. To come up on 21.6.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 17, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Gurminder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurminder Singh, 43/6,
Aman Vihar, Patiala-147002. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 822 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Gurminder Singh complainant in person.
Shri Tribhawan Singla, Advocate on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
The respondent has appeared through Shri Tribhawan Singla, Advocate who submitted his formal power of attorney and sought an adjournment.

2. Earlier this case had come up for hearing on 30.3.2010 when the respondent was directed to remove the deficiency in the information supplied to the complainant by 22.4.2010, but the respondent had failed to do so. The case was therefore again adjourned to 17.5.2010, with the directions that the deficiencies should be removed within 10 days. However, today, when the case came up for hearing, the respondent has again failed to either file a reply or to confirm that the deficiencies have been removed.

3. The Right to Information Act, 2005 lays down a statutory limit of 30 days from the date of application to the PIO, which in the present case is 24.12.2009, to supply the information, failing which the PIO is liable for penalty. Let the PIO, therefore, show cause why penalty proceedings should not be initiated against him. He shall file a written reply explaining the delay of each day beyond 30 days and also a point-wise reply to the information sought by the complainant.

4. To come up on 1.6.2010 at 10.30 A.M.


(R.I. Singh)
May 17, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Suresh Kumar Rana versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Suresh Kumar Rana,
Advocate, H. No.1178, St. No.5, Kabir Nagar,
Jalandhar-144008. _______ Complainant
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 823 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Suresh Kumar Rana complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
In this case, the complainant had moved an application dated 24.12.2009 to the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar seeking information on 11 points. The PIO had sent a reply which was reported to be deficient. Consequently on 30.3.2010, the PIO was asked to remove the deficiencies and also file a point-wise reply to the queries of the complainant raised in the application dated 24.12.2010. However, the PIO failed to comply with these directions, when the case was taken up for hearing on 22.4.2010. The case was again adjourned to 17.5.2010.

2. Today the representative of PIO Shri Rajinder Kumar submits that the concerned department of the University, namely ‘The Dean of Academics’ has failed to supply the information to the PIO and consequently, PIO is unable to supply the information by removing the deficiencies pointed out by the complainant. Let a notice issue to the Dean Academics, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in exercise of powers vested under Section 18(3) read with relevant provisions of Civil Procedure Code as to why penalty proceedings should not be initiated against him for willful refusal to furnish the information which had been sought from him by PIO under Section 5(iv) and (v) of the Right to Information Act, 2005. He is further directed to be present on the next date of hearing, which is fixed for 21.6.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

3. To come up on 21.6.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 17, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Shri Buta Singh, Dean Academics, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar

Makhan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Makhan Lal s/o Sh. Chet Ram
C/o Singla Colar Company, Bus Stand Road, Dhuri-148024. _______ Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA-Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 237 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Prem Chand Singla on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On 30.3.2010, the respondent had handed over some information which the complainant had alleged to be deficient. Reportedly as the balance information was to be obtained from S.U.S. Women College, Tangori under Section 2 (f) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the case was adjourned to 17.5.2010 to enable the respondent to procure the information and supply to the complainant.

2. The complainant today alleges that he has still not been given information regarding data relating to 18.8.2008, 23.9.2008 and 24.9.2008. He further alleges that information has been supplied by the University from its own record and not after obtaining from SUS Women College, Tangori.

3. Last opportunity is granted to the respondent to remove the deficiencies after obtaining the information from the college. Copies of the original response received from the college giving date-wise information as sought by the complainant should be supplied to him within 20 days.

4. To come up on 21.6.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 17, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Amandeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar


STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Amandeep Singh, H.No.3114/1, Sector 41-D,
Chandigarh. _______ Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondent.

CC No. 1017 of 2010

Present:
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.
ORDER
On the last date of hearing on 13.4.2010, the complainant had submitted that he had received the information but certain deficiencies were pointed out. The respondent had undertaken to remove these deficiencies within one week. Parties were asked that they need not appear on the next date, in case the complainant is satisfied with the removal of the deficiencies. The case, however, was adjourned to 10.5.2010. Today both the parties are absent without intimation. It is, therefore, presumed that the deficiencies have been removed to the satisfaction of the complainant. Hence, the complaint case is closed.
(R.I. Singh)
May 10, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

hc arora versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shr H.C. Arora, Advocate,
H.No-2299, Sec-44-C,
Chandigarh. _______ Appellant
Vs.

The Public information Officer,
o/o Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA- Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 338 of 2010

Present:-
Shri J.S. Rana on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER
On the last date of hearing on 29.4.2010, the PIO had furnished the information on the seven issues raised by the appellant in his application dated 7.9.2009. The case was adjourned to enable the appellant to peruse the information and confirm that it has answered all the queries.

2. The appellant however today has filed written objections pointing out the deficiencies in the information supplied to him and further prays that penalty may be imposed on the PIO for non-supply of the information within the statutory period of 30 days. The respondent on the other hand submits that all the queries have been answered.

3. On closure scrutiny of the queries raised by the appellant and the replies given by the respondent, it appears that following two issues need to be further clarified by the respondent:-

(i) Against query at Sr. No.2, the respondent should specify the qualification for appointment of teachers/lecturers/instructors for the courses run by its Distance Education Centres.
(ii) Against query at Sr. No.6, the respondent should clarify if the Distance Education Centres have any internal assessment marks which are given to the students at the level of the Distance Education Centres.

3. The above information may be supplied to the appellant within a week. The respondent may also file his reply regarding the delay in supply of the information.

4. To come up on 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 6, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

hc arora versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shr H.C. Arora, Advocate,
H.No-2299, Sec-44-C,
Chandigarh. _______ Appellant
Vs.

The Public information Officer,
o/o Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA- Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 338 of 2010

Present:- Shri J.S. Rana on behalf of the appellant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar on behalf of the respondent-department.
ORDER
On the last date of hearing on 29.4.2010, the PIO had furnished the information on the seven issues raised by the appellant in his application dated 7.9.2009. The case was adjourned to enable the appellant to peruse the information and confirm that it has answered all the queries.
2. The appellant however today has filed written objections pointing out the deficiencies in the information supplied to him and further prays that penalty may be imposed on the PIO for non-supply of the information within the statutory period of 30 days. The respondent on the other hand submits that all the queries have been answered.

3. On closure scrutiny of the queries raised by the appellant and the replies given by the respondent, it appears that following two issues need to be further clarified by the respondent:-

(i) Against query at Sr. No.2, the respondent should specify the qualification for appointment of teachers/lecturers/instructors for the courses run by its Distance Education Centres.
(ii) Against query at Sr. No.6, the respondent should clarify if the Distance Education Centres have any internal assessment marks which are given to the students at the level of the Distance Education Centres.

3. The above information may be supplied to the appellant within a week. The respondent may also file his reply regarding the delay in supply of the information.
4. To come up on 17.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
May 6, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Amandeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Amandeep Singh, H.No.3114/1, Sector 41-D,
Chandigarh. _______ Complainant.
Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondent.

CC No. 1017 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Amandeep Singh complainant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The complainant has received the information but he has pointed out certain deficiencies. The respondent undertakes to remove these deficiencies within one week.
2. To come up on 10.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
April 30, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Ramvir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Ramvir Singh s/o Sh. Ram Phal,
VPO Juan, Distt. Sonepat-131024. _______ Complainant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Chandigarh. _______ Respondent

CC No. 1071 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

On the last date of hearing on 6.4.2010, the complainant was absent. The respondent submitted that information has been duly supplied vide letter No.3768 dated 2.3.2010. To enable the complainant to confirm his satisfaction, the case was adjourned to 30.4.2010. The complainant is, however, again absent today without intimation. Since, the information has been supplied to the complainant, the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
April 30, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

H C AroraAdvocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shr H.C. Arora, Advocate,
H.No-2299, Sec-44-C,
Chandigarh. _______ Appellant
Vs.

The Public information Officer,
o/o Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA- Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 338 of 2010

Present:-
Shri J.S. Rana advocate on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent states that the information on all the seven issues raised by the appellant in his original application dated 7.2.2010 addressed to the Public Information Officer o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar has been supplied. Let the appellant peruse the same and confirm that he is satisfied with the information. The case is adjourned to 6.5.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

2. In view of the fact that the respondent has supplied the information, he is exempted from appearance on that date. In case any necessity arises, a fresh notice will be issued to the respondent.

(R.I. Singh)
April 29, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Jaideep Singh Bajaj versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Jaideep Singh Bajaj,
Kothi No- 1716, Phase-7,
Mohali- 160061. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 193 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. B.C.Saini on behalf of the appellant .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar , Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
In compliance with the orders dated 01-04-2010, the required clarification has been given by the respondent to the appellant .
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
27th April, 2010

Sadhu Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Dr. Sadhu Singh,
# 24/1, Hargobind Nagar,
Dhogri Road, P.O.RERU,
Jalandhar-144012. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1271 of 2010

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk,on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been sent to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 15-04-2010.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
16th April, 2010

Rajinder Kumar Gupta versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rajinder Kumar Gupta,
S/o.Sh. Dev Raj Gupta,
# B-52, Model Town,
Patiala. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1230 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Rajinder Kumar Gupta, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk,on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent, vide his letter dated 12-03-2010. In answer to a question, the respondent has clarified and reiterated in the Court today that the portion of counseling fees, which was required to be adjusted against the admission fees, has been adjusted in respect of all students who were admitted to the B.Tech Electronic and Communication course in the Chandigarh Engineering College as a result of counseling in the year 2007-08.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
16th April, 2010

Dharampal Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Dharampal Sharma,
# 408, Dalima Vihar,
Rajpura, Distt. Patiala. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1199 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. Dharampal Sharma, complainant in person .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk/PTU and Sh. M.L. Sharma, AR, Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Tech., Banur, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has brought with him Sh. M. L. Sharma , A R, Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Tech., Banur, who states that a copy of the concerned regulations/rules of the University under which an amount of Rs. 8480/- was deducted from the fees paid by the complainant for his son’s admission at the time the fees was refunded to him, will be brought by him to the Court on the next date of hearing.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 16-04-2010 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
9th April, 2010

Ramvir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Ramvir Singh s-o Sh. Ram Phal,
VPO Juan, Distt. Sonepat-131024. ------------Complainant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Chandigarh. ------------Respondent

CC No. 1071 of 2010

Present:- None on behalf of the complainant.

Shri Malkiat Singh, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent submits that the information has been sent to the complainant vide No.3768 dated 2.3.2010.
2. The complainant is absent without intimation. He has also not sought any adjournment. However, to give him one opportunity to confirm that he has received the information, the case is adjourned to 30.4.2010 at 10.30 A.M.
3. The respondent, however, is exempted from appearance on the next date of hearing in view of the fact that he has sent the information to the complainant.

(R.I. Singh)
April 6, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Ramvir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Ramvir Singh s/o Sh. Ram Phal,
VPO Juan, Distt. Sonepat-131024. _______ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Chandigarh. _______ Respondent

CC No. 1071 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Malkiat Singh, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent submits that the information has been sent to the complainant vide No.3768 dated 2.3.2010.

2. The complainant is absent without intimation. He has also not sought any adjournment. However, to give him one opportunity to confirm that he has received the information, the case is adjourned to 30.4.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

3. The respondent, however, is exempted from appearance on the next date of hearing in view of the fact that he has sent the information to the complainant.


(R.I. Singh)
April 6, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Amandeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Amandeep Singh, H.No.3114/1, Sector 41-D,
Chandigarh. _______ Complainant.

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondent.

CC No. 1017 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Amandeep Singh complainant in person.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

None is present on behalf of the respondent.

2. Issue a Show Cause Notice to the respondent why penalty proceedings should not be drawn against him for non-supply of information within the stipulated period. PIO is further directed to personally appear on the next date of hearing.

3. Case stands adjourned to 30.4.2010 at 10.30 A.M.


(R.I. Singh)
April 5, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Jaideep Singh Bajaj versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.


Sh. Jaideep Singh Bajaj,
Kothi No- 1716, Phase-7,
Mohali- 160061. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 193 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh. B.C.Saini on behalf of the appellant .
ii) Sh. Malkiat Singh, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information for which the appellant has applied for has been given to him by the respondent to the extent permissible under the RTI Act , 2005 except that the answer given at point no.3 of the respondent’s letter dated 16-11-2009, is not clear. The respondent is directed to clarify and give to the appellant a copy of the University Regulations in accordance with which his result after re-evaluation “was declared along with other students with 17 marks”. The significance of the expression “maximum of two marking“ mentioned in the said point is also not clear . This also needs to be clarified. Apart from this, no other action is required to be taken in this case.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 22-03-2010 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
1st April, 2010

Surinder Sandhu versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Surinder Sandhu, H. No.528,
Sector 11-12, Phase 11, HUDA, Panipat-132103. _______ Complainant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

CC No. 881 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Paramjit Singh, Deputy Registrar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent has sought exemption from personal appearance in view of the fact that the information has already been supplied to the complainant. The respondent vide diary No.5671 dated 30.3.2010 submitted that the information asked for by the present complainant has already been supplied to him.

2. Since information has been supplied, the complaint case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
31st March, 2010 Punjab

Ripan Chawla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Ripan Chawla, H. No.1024.
Sector 39, Urban Estate, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana. _______ Complainant

Vs.
The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. _______ Respondents
CC No. 890 of 2010

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
Shri Paramjit Singh, Deputy Registrar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent states that degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy has been awarded to Shri Ripan Chawla s/o Shri Inder Singh Chawla vide Registration-cum-Roll No.25036. The original degree has been received by the complainant. Photocopy of the degree has been submitted for record of the case file.

2. The complainant is absent without intimation. He has also not sought an adjournment.

3. In view of the fact that the information has been supplied, the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
31st March, 2010 Punjab

Ms Gurpinder Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Gurpinder Kaur,
D/o.Sh. Hardev Singh,
V.P.O- Jhari Wala, Tehsil- Jalalabad,
Block- Guruharsahai,
Distt. - Ferozepur- 152022. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o.The Registrar, Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road,Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 593 of 2010

Present:
i) Ms. Gurpinder Kaur, complainant in person.
ii) Sh.Paramjeet Singh, DR-cum-APIO on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The detailed marks certificate of the complainant’s brother Gurveen Singh, pertaining to the examination held in December, 2008, has been handed over by the respondent to the complainant in the Court today.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
31st March, 2010

Prem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Prem Singh, VPO Amarpura (Bahabwala),
Tehsil Abohar, Distt. Ferozepur-152116. _______ Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA -The Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 221 of 2010

Present:- None on behalf of the appellant.

Shri Sukhbir Singh, Deputy Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The respondent states the information has since been supplied to the appellant.
2. The appellant is absent without intimation. He has also not sought an adjournment. However, to enable the appellant to confirm or deny that he is satisfied with the information supplied, case is adjourned to 22.4.2010 at 10.30 A.M.

(R.I. Singh)
Chief Information Commissioner
30th March, 2010 Punjab

Madan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Madan Lal,
Railway Hospital,
B/Block, Railway Colony,
Amritsar-143001. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No 694 of 2009

Present: None.

ORDER
The report of Dr. Nirmal Singh, Principal, Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, submitted by him to the PTU authorities after making the inquiry in compliance with the orders dated 30-10-2009, has been sent to the Commission by the respondent. I find that the report is complete in all respects and a copy thereof should be sent to the complainant along with these orders for his information.

No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
25th March, 2010

Madan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Madan Lal,
Railway Hospital,
B/Block, Railway Colony,
Amritsar-143001. ________ Appellant
Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No 694 of 2009

Present:
i) Sri Madan Lal, appellant in person
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
The respondent is not present. The respondent is directed to bring the inquiry report of Sri Nirmal Singh on the next date of hearing positively. The case is adjourned to 10 AM on 25-03-2010 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
15th February, 2010 Punjab

Ms Gurpreet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Gurpreet Kaur,
# 620/4, Channi Himmat,
Jammu Tawi. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 17 of 2010

Present: None

ORDER
Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present, nor has any request been received for an adjournment of the case. I, therefore, presume that the orders of the Courts dated 04-02-2010 have been complied with.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
15th February, 2010 Punjab

Gurpreet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Ms. Gurpreet Kaur,
# 620/4, Channi Himmat,
Jammu Tawi. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 17 of 2010

Present:
i) Sh.Rajinder, on behalf of the appellant .
ii) Sh. Sukhbir Singh, Assistant Officer-cum-APIO on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the appellant has been provided to her by the respondent except that the number of years of experience of S/sh . Mohinder Singh, S.K.Bhatia and M.S.Grewal at the time they joined as Registrar has not been mentioned .

The appellant has requested for an adjournment. The case is accordingly adjourned to 10 AM on 15-02-2010 to give an opportunity to the appellant to make her submissions. In the meanwhile, the respondent should provide the remaining information to the appellant before the next date of hearing. In case this information is not available in their record, this should also be intimated to the appellant.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
4th February, 2010

Amandeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Amandeep Singh,
H. No- 3114/1, Sector- 41-D,
Chandigarh. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 4044 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Amandeep Singh, complainant in person
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 25-01-2010. The complainant states that it would be of help to him if he could get a copy of the report mentioned by the respondent in his reply at point no.6 of the application for information.

Since providing a copy of the report would only support the authenticity of the respondent’s reply, there can be no objection to accepting the complainant’s request and I direct the respondent to sent an attested copy of the report to the complainant within seven days.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
29th January, 2010 Punjab

Madan Lal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Madan Lal,
Railway Hospital,
B/Block, Railway Colony,
Amritsar-143001. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No 694 of 2009

Present: None.

ORDER
The appellant vide his faxed message has informed that he has not received a copy of the inquiry report in compliance with the Court’s orders dated 29-12-2009 . He has also expressed his inability to attend the hearing because of a hearing in a civil court in Shimla. The respondent is directed to send a copy of the inquiry report before the next date of hearing.

Adjourned to 10 AM on 15-02-2010 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
21st January, 2010

Dipikant Pathy versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Dipikant Pathy,
Flat No-104, Ridhi Sidhi Apartment,
263, Dhanwantri Nagar,
Indore-452012,
Madhya Pradesh. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3848 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 14-01-2010. The complainant’s final degree has been dispatched to him on 29-12-2009.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
15th January, 2010

Dipikant Pathy versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Dipikant Pathy,
Flat No-104, Ridhi Sidhi Apartment,
263, Dhanwantri Nagar,
Indore-452012,
Madhya Pradesh. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent


CC No. 3848 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 14-01-2010. The complainant’s final degree has been dispatched to him on 29-12-2009.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
15th January, 2010

Kalyan Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Kalyan Singh,
VPO Amarpura (Bahab Wala),
Tehsil- Abohar,
Distt. Ferozepur- 152116. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 957 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
With reference to the application for information of the complainant, the respondent has brought a copy of the identical information which was sent to another applicant,Sh. Kulwant Bhati, to the effect that the admissions of Mr.Amrik Singh and Mr. Harjinder Singh to M.Tech. Course have been cancelled by the Punjab Technical University. A copy of the same should be sent to the complainant along with these orders for his information.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab.
7th January, 2010



Ikneet Singh Tathguru versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh.Ikneet Singh Tathguru,
H No-6, Preet Nagar,
Lower Mall, Near Modi Nursing Home,
Patiala. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 749 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the appellant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 04-12-2009, the respondent has shown the relevant documents regarding the destruction of the answer sheets to the Court today.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
7th January, 2010 Punjab

Ikneet Singh Tathguru versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh.Ikneet Singh Tathguru,
H No-6, Preet Nagar,
Lower Mall, Near Modi Nursing Home,
Patiala. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 749 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the appellant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 04-12-2009, the respondent has shown the relevant documents regarding the destruction of the answer sheets to the Court today.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
7th January, 2010 Punjab

Harsh Mohan Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh.Harsh Mohan Singh,
H.No 105, Near Chandigarh Steel,
Walia Enclave, Opposite Punjabi University,
Patiala. ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 641 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the appellant.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The required information was supplied to the complainant in compliance with the Court’s orders dated 05-11-2009, and an opportunity was given to him to make further submissions, if any, today. The complainant is not present and it is presumed that he is satisfied with the information provided to him by the respondent.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
7th January, 2010 Punjab

GURINDER PAL SINGH Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND OTHERS

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

CWP No.17118 of 2009

Date of decision: 20.11.2009.

Gurinder Pal Singh ... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others ... Respondents

CORAM:
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE PERMOD KOHLI

Present:
Mr.RS Bajaj, Advocate.
Mr.Amrit Paul, Advocate.

PERMOD KOHLI, J.
Reply has been filed annexing thereto copy of the order dated 13.11.2009 whereby the order impugned in the writ petition has been withdrawn and substituted with the order of suspension.

In this view of the matter, the present writ petition has been rendered infructuous and the same is disposed of as such.

Mr.Bajaj seeks liberty to challenge the order dated 13.11.2009.

Prayer is allowed.

(PERMOD KOHLI)
JUDGE

Sh Tarsem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh.Tarsem Singh,
# 7 B/24, Near Telephone Exchange,
Dhuri-148024,
Sangrur
________ Appellant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Deputy Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 627 of 2009

Present: None

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present, nor has any request been received for an adjournment of the case. I, therefore, presume that the orders of the Courts dated 16-10-2009 have been complied with.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
13th November, 2009

Dr Chandra Kant Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Dr. Chandra Kant Sharma,
WZ 187 A, Street No 4,
Lajwanti Garden, Jail Road,
New Delhi-110046. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2875 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent has informed the complainant that he has asked for vast information in his application and was requested to specify the exact information required by him. The respondent states that the complainant agreed to do this but no response has been received from the complainant thereafter. In the above circumstances, this case is disposed of with the direction to the respondent that as and when the amended application for information is received from the complainant, it should be dealt with by the respondent under the provisions of the RTI Act.


(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
12th November, 2009

Sh Harsh Mohan Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh.Harsh Mohan Singh,
N.No 105, Near Chandigarh Steel,
Walia Enclave, Opposite Punjabi University,
Patiala. ________ Appeallant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 641 of 2009

Present:
i) Sri M. R. Dubey,Advocate, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been provided to him by the respondent after obtaining the same from Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moga. The complainant states that a doubt arises about the accuracy of the information which has been provided for the following reasons:-

1. In the covering letter of the Institute dated 21-10-2009, the Roll No. of Kapil Singla has been shown as 1913027, but in the documents provided by the Institute, the Roll No. is “29”. This discrepancy needs to be clarified by the Institute.

2. In support of the information, the PunjabTechnical University has given copies of detailed results of the 1st and 2nd semester examinations held in December, 2000 and May, 2001, but while the results of the 2nd semester has been given along with the name/father’s name of each of the students, this has not been done in case of the Ist semester, in which only Roll Nos. have been given.

The respondent is directed to supply to the complainant the results of the Ist semester also with the name/father’s name of each student , as has been done in the case of the results of the 2nd semester, and if this information is not available with the IO, the same should be obtained from the Institute.

Adjourned to 10 A M on 03-12-2009 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
5th November, 2009

Prem Nath Garg Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Prem Nath Garg, Advocate,
Chamber No-630, 6th Floor,
Lawyer’s Chamber Complex, Distt. Courts,
Ludhiana.
________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
CC No 2732 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Prem Nath Garg, complainant in person.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, ,on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The application for information in this case has asked for information which concerns and is in the possession of an admittedly private Institute called the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology, Ludhiana. The respondent wrote to the Institute for the information required by the complainant, but the Institute has taken the stand that the information concerns the post of co-ordinator, who has been appointed by the management committee of the Institute as an in house arrangement, and that this is not an appointment made by the Punjab Technical University nor with the approval of the PTU and is also not covered under the AICTE or PTU regulations. The institute has further stated that it is a purely a private Institute neither controlled nor financed by the State and have denied to disclose the required information on this ground. The complainant states that the University can access the required information from the Institute under the law since the Institute is affiliated with the University. An opportunity is given to the complainant to show to the Court, with the help of rules governing affiliation to the University, that his view is legally correct. For this purpose, the case is adjourned to 10 AM on 19-11-2009 .

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Punjab
29th October, 2009

B B N INSTITUTE THROUGH ITS PRESIDENT NITIN THAKUVsPUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY and OTHERS CWP 19344 of 2008

B.B.N. Institute through its Punjab Technical University and others
President Nitin Thakur.

Vs.

Present:
Mr. R.K. Dadwal, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Vivek Aggarwal, Advocate for
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate for respondents no.1 to 5.
Mr. R.K. Dogra, Advocate for respondent no.7.

Learned counsel appearing for respondents no.1 to 5 has placed
on record copy of the order dated 4.2.2009, whereby the approval of learning centre for I.T. Courses under Distance Education has been granted in favour of the petitioner.

In this view of the matter, this petition is rendered infructuous.

Dismissed as such.

(PERMOD KOHLI)
JUDGE


DEZY VAIDYAVsSTATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS CWP 15977 of 2009



Sh Prem Chand Singla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Prem Chand Singla,
S/o.Sh Amarjit Singla,
# 9 A/33, Bharat Nagar, Street No. 2,
Dhuri, Sangrur.
________ Appellant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Deputy Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
AC No.629 of 2009

Present: None.

ORDER
The records of the case show that information was sent by the PIO to the complainant in response to his application for information vide his letter dated
09-09-2009.
Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
16th October,2009 Punjab

Sh Tarsem Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh.Tarsem Singh,
# 7 B/24, Near Telephone Exchange,
Dhuri-148024,
Sangrur
________ Appellant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Deputy Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 627 of 2009

Present: None

ORDER
Neither the appellant nor the respondent are present. The appellant has sent a letter dated 10-10-2009 that he has not received any response from the Punjab Technical University till that date and has requested for exemption from personal appearance in the hearing today. The respondent has sent a reply to the appellant on 1-10-2009, a copy of which is enclosed with these orders for the information of the appellant. I find from the reply which has been given that the position of filled seats has not been conveyed to the appellant as on 18-8-2008, 23-09-2008, and 24-9-2008 but only as it existed on 15-11-2008. No explanation is also forthcoming in the letter of the respondent dated 1-10-2009, addressed to the appellant ,as to why the remaining information has not been provided. This clarification should be given by the respondent to the appellant before the next date of hearing and a copy of the letter which will be sent to him should be submitted to the Court on that date .
Adjourned to 10 A M on 13-11-2009 for further consideration and orders.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
16th October,2009 Punjab

Sh Varinder Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Varinder Kumar,
Faculty, Mech, Engg. Group WS Unit, BITS,
Pilani (Rajasthan)-333031
________ Appellant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,.
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 569 of 2009

Present: None

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present, nor has any request been received for an adjournment of the case. I, therefore, presume that the orders of the Courts dated 01-10-2009 have been complied with.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
15 October, 2009 Punjab

DN Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar


STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
SCO NO. 32-33-34, SECTOR 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. D.N.Sharma,
# B-34/8605, New Sant Nagar,
Chuharpur Road, Haibowal Kalan,
Ludhiana. --------Appellant

Vs.

1. PIO, Sr. Lecturer-cum-PIO,
Deptt. Of Applied Sciences, Shaheed
Bhagat Singh College of Engg. & Tech.Ferozepur.

2. The Registrar-cum-Appellate Authority,
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. --------Respondent

AC No-439-2009
Present:
None for the Appellant.

Shri Ram Kumar Chopra, APIO-cum-Supdt., Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Ferozepur.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk ,O/O Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

ORDER:

Shri D.N.Sharma, vide his Second Appeal dated 6.7.09 made to the Commission stated that his RTI application dated 9.3.09 made to Shri Raminder Pal Singh, Sr. Lect.-cum-PIO, Deptt. Of Applied Sciences, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Ferozepur, with due payment of fee had not been attended to and no information was provided to him. Thereafter, he filed First Appeal before the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar but to no avail. Hence the Second Appeal. A set of papers was sent to the PIO, date of hearing fixed for 1.9.2009 and both parties informed through registered post, which was later postponed to 8.10.2009 due to administrative reasons.

2. Today Shri Raj Kumar Chopra, APIO-cum-Supdt Estt. has presented a copy of letter dated 31.8.09 addressed to Sh. D.N.Sharma, Appellant (with copy endorsed to the Commission) with covering letter containing para-wise reply received from the concerned Departments/Sections on all 4 points. The information (42 pages) duly indexed, page marked and attested was provided to him free of cost, which was sent through UPC. He is nor carrying any proof but he is taken at his word.

3. Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk ,O/O Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar has appeared on behalf of PIO/Registrar, without any authority letter. The Registrar is also Appellate Authority. It is a sad state of affairs that the Appellate Authority has not carried out his responsibility imposed upon him under the Act. The Appellate Authority is seen to have merely forwarded the Appeal and asked for reply from the PIO without any follow up and has not bothered to fix the date of hearing of the Appeal or to enforce his order with respect to the provisions of the RTI Act. In fact the entire matter should have been sorted out at the level of First Appellate Authority and should not have reached the Commission. The Court of First Appellate Authority is not a post office for forwarding Appeals to the PIO and to sit back and assume a passive role thereafter. He is supposed to decide the Appeal within the time period of 45 days as provided under the Act. The First Appellate Authority is hereby warned to take his responsibilities seriously and to hold regular hearings of Appeals in future.

4. As for the Appellant, he had due and adequate notice of hearing to be held today. The information has also been sent to him well in time by the PIO to enable him to make submission, if any, during the hearing today. However, he has chosen not to appear himself or through any representative and has also not sent any communication to the Commission. It is clear that he has received the information and is satisfied.

With these observations, the case is hereby disposed of.
Sd/-
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj)
State Information Commissioner
08.10. 2009

Sh Varinder Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Varinder Kumar,
Faculty, Mech, Engg. Group WS Unit, BITS,
Pilani (Rajasthan)-333031 ________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,.
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

AC No. 569 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Varinder Kumar, complainant in person
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent has submitted a copy of the letter dated 30-09-2009 which has been sent by him to the complainant enclosing a Merit Certificate and stating that no Gold Medal was given to any student of 2005 batch ( meaning apparently, the complainant’s batch). The complainant however, submits that his application for information dated 23-6-2009 has sought information regarding the reason for not awarding Merit Certificate and Gold Medal to him although he had stood first in the merit list in the 2004 examination. Since the Merit Certificate has now been awarded, the only question which remains to be answered is the reason for not awarding the Gold Medal to the complainant when, as stated by the complainant, Gold Medals have been awarded by the University to the student who stood first in their examinations of all batches prior and subsequent to his batch.
I find therefore the information provided to the complainant is not complete and the respondent is directed to inform the complainant about the reason for not awarding him the Gold Medal, within seven days of the date of receipt of these orders.
Adjourned to 10 A. M. on 15-10-2009 for confirmation of

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
1st October, 2009 Punjab

Sh Ripan Chawla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Ripan Chawla,
H No 1024,Sector 39-B,Urban Estate,
Chandigarh Road,
Ludhiana
________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o.Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2284 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 30-9-2009.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
1st October, 2009 Punjab

Diptikant Pathy versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Diptikant Pathy,
Flat No. 104, Ridhi Sidhi Apartment,
263, Dhanwantri Nagar,
Indore- 452012 (M.P.) ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1912 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has made a written submission stating that the result of the complainant was not declared earlier because of non availability of the award in one paper . The result of the first semester was declared on 13-08-2009 and the information required by the complainant was sent to him on 17-08-2009. Since the information prior to 13-08-2009 would not have been complete , no purpose would have been served in sending this partial information to the complainant . The respondent has submitted to the court a copy of his letter dated 23-09-2009 vide which he has informed the complainant about the date of declaration of his result.

No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
24th September, 2009 Punjab

Sh Harnek Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Harnek Singh,
S/o Sh. Jeon Singh,
H.NO. 127, Phase-II,
Urban Estate, Patiala. ________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1729 of 2009

Present:
None on behalf of the complainant.
Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been provided to him by the respondent and today’s hearing was fixed to give an opportunity to the complainant to point out deficiencies, if any, in the information provided to him. The complainant is not present. Apparently, there is no deficiency in the information which has been supplied to him.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
17th September ,2009 Punjab

Shri AK Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri A.K.Goyal c/o Shri M.D. Singla,
Advocate, Tehsil Complex, Mansa-151505. __________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.________ Respondent

CC No. 1410 of 2009

Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.
None on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

As per the copy received from the respondent, information stands provided, case stands disposed of accordingly.


(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated : September 14. 2009.

Sh Rajneesh Madhok versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rajneesh Madhok,
B-XXX/63, Nehru Nagar,
St. No. 2, Railway Road,
Phagwara-144401.
________ Appellant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.. __________ Respondent

AC No. 414 and AC- 470 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Rajneesh Madhok, complainant in person
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Both these cases are being dealt with by this single order since they are concerned with identical applications for information.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 07-08-2009, complete information in respect of the remaining items nos 1, 2 and 12 has been given to the complainant by the respondent. The complainant has submitted a list of objections, which have been discussed in the Court and have been found to be without any basis.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
11th September, 2009 Punjab

Sh Diptikant Pathy versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Diptikant Pathy,
Flat No. 104, Ridhi Sidhi Apartment,
263, Dhanwantri Nagar,
Indore- 452012 (M.P.)
________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1912 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The complainant has been supplied the information for which he applied vide the respondent’s letter dated 17-8-2009. The complainant has requested for an adjournment on account of a prior commitment where he works. He has, however, made a written submission about the alleged loss which he suffered because the information for which he applied was not given to him within the time limit prescribed in the RTI Act. A copy of the letter of the complainant in this regard dated 8-8-2009 has been supplied to the respondent in the Court today, with the direction that he should bring his response to the Court on the next date of hearing.

Adjourned to 10 A.M. on 24-9-2009 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
20th August, 2009 Punjab

ANKUSH SHARMA Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY THROUGH ITS REGISTRAR

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

CWP No.7438 of 2009

Date of decision: 11.08.2009

Ankush Sharma ... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University, through its Registrar, Jalandhar and another. ... Respondents.

CORAM:
HON BLE MR. JUSTICE PERMOD KOHLI

Present:
Mr.Praveen Kumar, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.Amrit Paul, Advocate, for the respondents.

PERMOD KOHLI, J. (Oral):
Mr.Amrit Paul submits that the claim of the petitioner has been considered and the relief claimed in the writ petition has been granted.

In this view of the matter, noting survives in this petition.

Disposed of.

(PERMOD KOHLI)
JUDGE

Shri AK Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri A.K.Goyal c/o Shri M.D. Singla,
Advocate, Tehsil Complex, Mansa-151505. __________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.________ Respondent

CC No. 1410 of 2009


Present:-
None on behalf of the complainant.

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk appearing on behalf of the respondent-department states that information has been prepared and will be supplied to the complainant shortly. He was instructed to send the same to the complainant immediately through registered post.
2. Case stands adjourned to 14.9.2009.

(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated: 7.8.2009

Sh Rajneesh Madhok versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Rajneesh Madhok,
B-XXX/63, Nehru Nagar,
St. No. 2, Railway Road,
Phagwara-144401.
________ Appellant
Vs.

1. Dr. N.P.Singh, Dean (Examination)-cum- (By Regd. Post)
Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.

2. Dr. V.K. Arora, Dean (Academic) -cum- (By Regd. Post)
Public Information Officer,
O/o. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
AC No. 414 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Rajneesh Madhok, complainant in person
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The application for information of the complainant dated 17-5-2009 shows 12 items on which information has been asked but most of these are vague or designed as criticism of the functioning of the Punjab Technical University and are more in the nature of a representation for change of policy, and do not ask for any specific document or record which can be supplied. The following items, however, have been found to be valid items of information which can be provided under the RTI Act:-
Item Nos. 1, 2,3,6 and 12.
Out of these, the information required at item No. 3 and 6 has been provided to the complainant by the respondent in the Court today. For item nos. 1 , 2 and 12, the respondent has made a written submission stating that certain officials of the University have failed to supply the information despite repeated demands. The names and designations of the concerned officials have been given by the respondent’s representative present before us.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 5 (5) of the RTI Act, 2005, I hereby declare Dr. N.P.Singh, Dean (Examination) as the PIO for the purpose of supplying the information mentioned against point nos. 1 and 2 and Sh. and Dr. V.K. Arora, Dean (Academic) as the PIO for the purpose of supplying the information mentioned against point no. 12 of the application dated 17-5-2009 of the complainant.

Notice is hereby given to Dr. N.P.Singh, Dean (Examination), Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, to show cause at 10 AM on 11-9-2009 as to why the penalty of Rs. 250 per day, for every day that the required information in respect of point nos. 1 and 2 was not supplied after the expiry of 30 days from the date of receipt of intimation of the application for information, should not be imposed upon him u/s 20 of the RTI Act, 2005.

Notice is hereby given to Dr. V.K. Arora, Dean (Academic), Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, to show cause at 10 AM on 11-9-2009 as to why the penalty of Rs. 250 per day, for every day that the required information in respect of point nos. 12 was not supplied after the expiry of 30 days from the date of receipt of intimation of the application for information, should not be imposed upon him u/s 20 of the RTI Act, 2005.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
7th August, 2009 Punjab

A copy is forwarded to the Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar for information and necessary action.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
7th August, 2009 Punjab

KANGAN ARORA Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND OTHERS

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

CWP No.10233 of 2009

Date of decision:28.07.2009

Kangan Arora ... Petitioner
versus
Punjab Technical University and others ... Respondents

CORAM:
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE PERMOD KOHLI

Present:
Mr.GS Sawhney, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.Amrit Paul, Advocate, for the respondents.

PERMOD KOHLI, J. (Oral):
Reply filed today in Court. The same is taken on record.

In the reply, it is stated that in the second online counseling, the petitioner has been allotted a seat for admission to B. Tech. Course. It is stated that the petitioner has even deposited the fee.

In this view of the matter, nothing survives in the present petition.

Disposed of .

(PERMOD KOHLI)
JUDGE

Ms Sarabjit Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Sarabjit Kaur,
C/o Sh. Joginder Singh,
H.NO. 9860, Gali No. 3,
Kot Mangal Singh, Ludhiana.
__________Complainant

Vs.
Public Information Officer,
Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

CC No.1322 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been sent to her by the respondent vide his letter dated 10-7-2009.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
16th July, 2009 Punjab

SACHIN NANDA AND OTHERS Vs THE PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANOTHER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

CWP 16521/2008

Date of Decision: 14.7.2009.

Sachin Nanda and others..........Petitioners.
Versus
The Punjab Technical University and another.........Respondents

CORAM:
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE M.M.KUMAR
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE JASWANT SINGH.

Present:
Mr. Manu K.Bhandari,Advocate for the petitioners.
Mr.Amrit Paul,Advocate for the respondent no.1.
Mr.Ashish Rawal,Advocate for
Mr.Anupam Gupta,Advocate for respondent no.4.

1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgement ?
2. To be referred to the Reporter or not ?
3. Whether the judgement should be reported in the Digest ?

JASWANT SINGH,J.
This order, with the consent of learned counsel for the parties, will dispose of CWP No.16521/2008 and 20888/2008 (Gurpreet Singh v. PTU and another) as common questions of facts and law are involved in both these petitions. However, facts are being taken from CWP No.16521 of 2008.

Petitioners are ex-students of different Engineering Colleges which are affiliated with the Punjab Technical University,Jalandhar (hereinafter referred to as the respondent-University). In the year 2001 they took admissions in four-year Engineering Courses in these Engineering Colleges.

The courses, according to the averments made in the petition, stood completed in the year 2005.

However, the petitioners could not clear papers in some subjects and have got reappear in one or more subjects of the courses undertaken by them. The Board of Governors of the respondent-University took a decision to grant an additional opportunity to old students to clear their backlog of reappear papers (subjects) and accordingly a notification dated 22.2.2006 was issued amending the regulations.

By filing the present writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, they have prayed for quashing impugned notification dated 22.2.2006 (Annexure P/1) issued by respondent-University insofar as it lays down the last date for passing of re-appear exams upto 31.12.2007, thereby limiting their number of chances as compared to old students of the previous batches.

In order to consider the claim of the petitioners it would be relevant to refer to relevant extracts of impugned notification dated 22.2.2006(P/1), which is as under:-

The Board of Governors, PTU, has approved the following (a) The maximum duration for clearing all subjects of a particular course shall be twice the duration of the respective regular course. This would apply to all the regular courses. All regulations issued so far are hereby modified to make the above applicable. Whereas this would apply directly to the current students, the pass out students who have not been able to clear their course within the maximum duration stipulated under the unamended
regulations may now take additional chance(s)/examination (s) to clear their backlog.

Such examination(s) would, however, be conducted only when the University examination(s) in the respective subject(s) is held in the normal course between January 01,2006 to December 31,2007. No additional chance to clear the backlog will be given to any pass out student(s) after December 31,2007.

It is the grievance of the petitioners that by laying down the cut off date as 31.12.2007 they have been discriminated as compared to students who took admission in 1998 or 1999. In other words, those students who took admissions in 1998 or 1999, by virtue of impugned notification, can clear the backlog of their reappear subjects upto 31.12.2007, i.e. twice the duration of their respective regular course in a span of 8-9 years whereas according to the notification the petitioners have been given only 6½ effective years instead of 8 years to clear the backlog of their reappear subjects. In this backdrop the impugned notification insofar as it lays down the last date for passing of exams upto 31.12.2007, has been sought to be quashed being arbitrary, discriminatory and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Upon notice respondents put in appearance. At the request of learned counsel for the petitioners, names of respondents 2 and 3 (Colleges) were permitted to be deleted from the memo of parties.

Respondent-University, being the contesting respondent has filed a detailed written statement. In nut-shell it is the case of the respondentUniversity that by way of impugned notification, a special privilege and concession was given to those old students, who could not complete their degree within stipulated time frame, to clear their backlog of reappear papers between 1.1.2006 to 31.12.2007 and as such they have no right of any kind to the grant of even that special privilege or to further demand additional chances beyond 31.12.2007. It is further the case of respondent-University that the most of the petitioners took benefit of a part of the impugned notification by availing additional chances by appearing in the backlog of their reappear examinations, admissible upto 31.12.2007 and the rest did not avail the opportunity. Having failed even after availing additional chances or not availing at all, now they cannot turn around to challenge a part of the same statutory amendment.

Heard learned counsel for the parties and perused the paper book with their able assistance.

We have given our thoughtful consideration to the rival submissions of the parties and are of the considered opinion that the writ petition is bereft of any merit.

It is not disputed that in the year 2001, petitioners took admission in four-year courses in different branches of Engineering. The said courses started in the month of August 2001 and concluded in August 2005. Thus, the petitioners were required to successfully complete their courses by August 2005 subject to grant of further chances to reappear as per the regulations then in force. Unfortunately they could not clear all the subjects. Resultantly they had backlog of reappear in different subjects. The respondent-University by way of impugned notification dated 22.2.2006 (Annexure P/1) in pursuance to the decision of Board of Governors of the University, the competent authority, as a special privilege granted additional chances to all the old students to clear their backlog of reappears by 31.12.2007. Since it was mentioned in the notification that “.....The maximum duration for clearing all subjects of a particular course shall be twice the duration of the respective regular course for the current students.....”, the petitioners, as a matter of right, literally want to stretch their four-year course to eight-year course so as to clear the backlog of their reappear in various subjects by August 2009. It is for this reason that they seek quashing of the impugned notification so far as it relates to last date of passing of exams upto 31.12.2007, and thus on a parity of similar treatment as given to current students and old students of the previous batches, seek to extend this date upto 2009 so that they could also avail eight years to clear their backlog of reappears in examinations.

This Court, in our considered opinion, in exercise of its writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, is highly constrained to grant the relief prayed for in the instant petitions. Conduct of examinations or grant of additional chances to clear the backlog of reappear are in the realm of policy matters lying within the exclusive domain of the respondent-University. Even though petitioners, by fixing last date for clearing backlog arrears as 31.12.2007, may have been put at a less advantageous position vis-a-vis students of older batches, yet this Court cannot direct the respondent-University to grant still more additional chances to the petitioners holding that such a disparity is arbitrary, discriminatory or violative of Article 14 of the Constitution. The Board of Governors of respondent
University has taken a conscious decision to grant as a special privilege/concession to all the old students additional chances by adopting a deadline i.e. 31.12.2007 as a matter of academic policy to bring about academic certainty. Merely because in uniformly implementing that policy, some students are put in a less advantageous position, would not be sufficient to hold that the policy is discriminatory and arbitrary.

The Honble Supreme Court in Chairman, JandK State Board of Education v. Feyaz Ahmed Malik and others, 2000(1) RSJ 586 while considering the case of issue of notification by the State Education Board permitting scrapping of the entire examination in a centre reported of mass copying, as well as of a notification cancelling the entire examination of Higher Secondary Part II for regular candidates held in May, June 1993 in the centres stated therein on account of mass copying and violation of sanctity of the examinations, on a plea raised by some of the meritorious students, who were affected by such cancellation held in para 21 of the judgement that a notification cannot be struck down as discriminatory merely because in implementing the same injustice is likely to be suffered by some students.

Therefore, no fault can be found with the impugned notification dated 26.2.2006 (Annexure P/2). Hence both the writ petitions are dismissed with no order as to costs.

(Jaswant Singh)
Judge

(M.M.Kumar)
Judge

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. …..Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 740 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, in person.
APIO, Mr. Ekonkar Singh, for the Respondent.
----

The information on 11 points raised by the Complainant in his RTI application dated 17.01.2009, stands supplied to him. However, the Complainant says that the information has not been attested.

2. The Respondent and the Complainant have mutually agreed that the Complainant may visit the office of the APIO on 08.07.2009 at 11.00 AM to get the information already given to him attested.

The case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, July 06, 2009 State Information Commissioner

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. …..Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 741 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, in person.
APIO, Mr. Ekonkar Singh, for the Respondent.
----
The Complainant has received the information on point 3 and 5 but, information remains unsupplied on point No. 04. The Respondent is directed to give information on point No. 04, as per provisions of the Act, on 08.07.2009, when the Complainant will visit the Respondent to get the information already supplied attested in CC-740/2009.

The case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, July 06, 2009 State Information Commissioner

Jaspal Singh Aujla versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jaspal Singh Aujla,
Lecturer (EIE),
Quarter No. 66, Type IV,
SLIET Campus, Longowal -148106,
District Sangrur. …..Appellant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ……Respondent

AC No. 181 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Mr. Jaspal Singh Aujla, Appellant, in person.
Representative, Mr. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, for the Respondent.
----
The Appellant says that he has received the information and is satisfied.
2. In the order dated 15.05.2009, it was ordered in para 3 as under:-
“In future hearings, no official below the rank of APIO should appear before the court and he/she should be well prepared about the facts/details of the case.”:

However, the Respondent has not acted upon this. In future, a person below the rank of APIO will not be allowed to appear.

The case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, June 10, 2009. State Information Commissioner.

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 740 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, in person.
None for the Respondent.
----
In the order dated 11.05.2009, the Respondent was directed to provide point-wise information/documents, duly attested, as per record, before the next date of hearing i.e. 08.06.2009. The Complainant says that after this order was passed the Respondent sent him a letter, Ref. No. PTU/DEP/1157, dated 05.06.2009, which says that the desired information has been sought from the Colleges and a copy of the letter addressed to Principal/Director of all the Engineering Pharmacy Colleges, dated 03.06.2009 was also enclosed.

2. The Complainant says that by not giving the information against his RTI request, dated 17.01.2009, the Respondent has blatantly violated the Act in letter and spirit. He also avers that the information sought by him on all the 11 points should ordinarily be available with the University itself, adding that the Respondent is deliberately delaying/denying the information.

3. There is no appearance of the Respondent or his representative today. I direct the PIO, Mr. R.P.S. Bedi to be personally present at the next date of hearing alongwith an attested photocopy of the demanded information, duly attested, as per record, sent to the Complainant

3. A copy of this order be sent to the Dean Academics, Dr. V.K. Arora of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, who would ensure not only the presence of the PIO but also that the desired information is given to the Complainant before the next date of hearing. This is last opportunity given to the Respondent.

4. The Complainant seeks compensation for the detriment caused to him and also demands that penalty be imposed upon the Respondent for his failure to supply the information.
The case is adjourned to 06.07.2009 (Monday), Court No. 2, SCO No. 32-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

(P. P. S. Gill)
Chandigarh, State Information Commissioner
Dated, June 08, 2009

cc: Dr. V.K. Arora, Dean Academics,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. ……Respondent

CC No. 741 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, in person.
None for the Respondent.
----
In the instant case, no information has been furnished to the Complainant vide his RTI application, dated 17.01.2009. The Respondent had on 29.04.2009, merely informed the Complainant that “The information is under preparation and will be sent shortly”. This shows the carelessness with which the Respondent is treating the request made under the RTI Act.

2. I direct the Respondent to furnish the relevant information on point No. 3, 4 & 5, mentioned in the RTI request of the Complainant, before the next date of hearing. A copy of this order be sent to the Dean Academics, Dr. V.K. Arora of PTU, Jalandhar, who would ensure the compliance with the order and also the presence of the PIO at the next date of hearing. This is the last opportunity given to the Respondent.

3. The Complainant seeks compensation for the detriment caused to him and also demands that penalty be imposed upon the Respondent for his failure to supply the information.
The case is adjourned to 06.07.2009 (Monday), Court No. 2, SCO No. 32-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

(P. P. S. Gill)
Chandigarh, State Information Commissioner
Dated, June 08, 2009

cc: Dr. V.K. Arora, Dean Academics,
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Shri Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, Staff Correspondent.
Hindustan Times, SCO 43, Near PUDA Building,
Ladhowali Road, Jalandhar. __________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 742 of 2009

Present:
None on behalf of the respondent-department.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk for the respondent-department.

ORDER

Today, this case was fixed for confirmation, nothing contrary heard from the complainant.

2. Case stands disposed of accordingly.

(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated: 1.6.2009

Sh Guriqbal Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Guriqbal Singh,
C/o Sh. Maninder Arora,
H. No. 553, Sector 8-B,
Chandigarh.
__________ Appellant

Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

AC No. 17 of 2009

Present:
i)None on behalf of appellant.
ii)Sh. Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent states that the complainant has not yet given a copy of his application for the learning Center which he states he had submitted to the Punjab Technical University, nor has he even provided the name of the society/trust which had applied for the Centre. Nevertheless, he has been informed that the University received six applications for the Learning Centers for the session 2007-08, out of which five were rejected because they did not fulfill the criteria and conditions laid down by the University.
No further action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
15th May, 2009 Punjab

Sh Rakesh Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rakesh Kumar,
3-B, Kailash Nagar,
Fazilka ' 152-123,
District Ferozepur, Punjab
___________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent


CC No. 448 of 2009

Present: None

ORDER
Heard.
Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present, nor has any request been received for an adjournment of the case. I, therefore, presume that the orders of the Courts dated 16.04.2009 have been complied with.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
14th May, 2009 Punjab

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 740 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh, in person.
Representative, Mr. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, for the Respondent.
----
In response to the Complainant’s request for information dated 17.01.2009, the Respondent has sent him a reply on two points on 29.04.2009. The Complainant says that information given to him is incomplete and inadequate. He demands that information be given to him point-wise on all the 11 points which he has mentioned in his original RTI application.

2. I direct the Respondent to provide point-wise information/documents, duly attested, as per record, before the next date of hearing to the Complainant with a copy of the covering letter to the Commission. The Respondent will also ensure that a person not below the rank of APIO should represent the case in future.

3. The person representing the Respondent today does not carry any authority letter.
The case is adjourned to 08.06.2009(Monday) at 2.00 PM.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

(P. P. S. Gill)
Chandigarh, State Information Commissioner
Dated, May 11, 2009

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar


STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 740 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh, in person.
Representative, Mr. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, for the Respondent.
----
In response to the Complainant’s request for information dated 17.01.2009, the Respondent has sent him a reply on two points, dated 29.04.2009. The Complainant says that information given to him is incomplete and inadequate. He demands that information be given to him point-wise on all the 11 points which he has mentioned in his original RTI application.

2. I direct the Respondent to provide point-wise information/documents, duly attested as per record, before the next date of hearing to the Complainant with a copy of the covering letter to the Commission. I also direct that person not below the rank of PIO/APIO should represent the case in future date of hearings. The person representing the case also does not carry any authority letter.

The case is adjourned to 08.06.2009(Monday) at 2.00 PM.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

(P. P. S. Gill)
Chandigarh, State Information Commissioner
Dated, May 11, 2009

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra,
Staff Correspondent, Hindustan Times,
SCO No. 43, Near PUDA Building, Ladowali Road,
Jalandhar . ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ……Respondent

CC No. 741 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, in person
Representative, Mr. Rajender Kumar, Clerk, for the Respondent.
----
The Respondent vide his letter dated 29.04.2009 has informed the Complainant “the information is under preparation and will be sent shortly”. To the Complainant’s RTI application dated 17.01.2009, the response of the Respondent has already been delayed, which is against the letter and spirit of the Act. The Complainant has sought information on 05 points. The first two points do not constitute “information” as defined in the RTI Act, 2005.

2. The Respondent is, therefore, directed to furnish attested photo copies of the information demanded, as per record, duly attested to the Complainant on points 3, 4 & 5. The Respondent will also ensure that during the subsequent hearings an officer not below the rank of APIO should represent the case.

3. The representative of the Respondent does not carry authority letter to attend the Court today.

The case is adjourned to 08.06.2009(Monday) at 2.00 PM.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

(P. P. S. Gill)
Chandigarh, State Information Commissioner
Dated, May 11, 2009

Jasdeep Singh Malhotra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Jasdeep Singh Malhotra, Staff Correspondent.
Hindustan Times, SCO 43, Near PUDA Building,
Ladhowali Road, Jalandhar. __________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 742 of 2009

Present:
None on behalf of the respondent-department.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk for the respondent-department.

ORDER

Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk appearing on behalf of the respondent-department states that asked for information by the complainant has been supplied to him.

2. Case stands adjourned to 1.6.2009 for confirmation.

(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated: 4.5.2009

Sh Guriqbal Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Guriqbal Singh,
C/o Sh. Maninder Arora,
H. No. 553, Sector 8-B,
Chandigarh.
__________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

AC No. 17 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Prashant Gupta, Advocate on behalf of appellant.
ii)None on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The complainant states that he needs some time for furnishing a copy of his application for the allotment of a learning centre to the respondent. The request is granted and the case is adjourned to 10.00 AM on 15.05.2009 for consideration and orders.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
24th April, 2009 Punjab

Sh Rakesh Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Rakesh Kumar,
3-B, Kailash Nagar,
Fazilka ' 152-123,
District Ferozepur, Punjab
___________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

CC No. 448 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. Rakesh Kumar complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
Serious delay has already been caused in this case. The application was made by the complainant on 13.10.2008 and no reply has been received by him. The respondent has requested for an adjournment and has made a commitment that the information required by the complainant will be definitely provided to him within 10 days. The case is adjourned to 10.00 on 14.05.2009 for further consideration and orders.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
16th April, 2009 Punjab

Sh Bhavjot Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Bhavjot Singh,
s/o S. Rashpal Singh,
C-2269, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar.
__________Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladhowal Road, Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

CC No. 423 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behalf of complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has informed the complainant vide his letter dated 16.02.2009 about the rules governing the refund of the initial deposit of Rs. 7500/-. It appears, from the complainant’s absence, that he is not entitled to the refund of the initial deposit in accordance with the rules sent to him by the University.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
9th April, 2009 Punjab

Sh Ajay Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Ajay Kumar,
Q. No. 4, Type-III, Telephone Exchange Building,
Geeta Bhawan Road,
Sunam-148028.
__________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.

__________ Respondent

AC No. 60 of 2009

Present:
i) None on behald of the appellant. .
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent states that the complainant is being refunded the security deposit of Rs. 4,000/- and he has agreed to withdraw his complaint before the Commission.
The complainant is not present. Apparently, he is satisfied with the action taken by the respondent.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
6th April, 2009 Punjab

MS SHIKHA Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS



DC Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. D.C. Kumar,
S/o Sh. G.D. Ram,
# 3332, Sector 46-C,
Chandigarh.
__________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

CC No. 501 of 2009

Present:
i) Sh. D.C. Kumar, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Rajender Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent and he has now received both the diploma and degree certificates of his daughter. Insofar as the reasons for withholding the results are concerned, the respondent states that the results were not withheld and the degree/diploma certificate was sent late as a result of administrative delay.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
26th March, 2009 Punjab

Sh Guriqbal Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Guriqbal Singh,
C/o Sh. Maninder Arora,
H. No. 553, Sector 8-B,
Chandigarh.
__________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

AC No. 17 of 2009

Present:
i)Sh. Prashant Gupta, Advocate on behalf of appellant.
ii)Sh. Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The application for information of the appellant dated 24.09.2008 was discussed and it was found that a reply to items 1 & 2 of the information which it seeks has been provided to the appellant. Item No. 3 mostly concerns the application for the allotment of learning centers by third parties, but the appellant states that the actual information which he requires is the reason for the rejection of his own application for the allotment of a learning centre. The appellant has agreed to have a copy of the application which had been made by him for the allotment of a learning centre delivered to Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, representative of the PIO present before us, who has made a commitment that the reasons for the rejection of the application of the appellant (specifying the eligibility criteria which the applicant failed to meet) will be communicated to him within ten days of the receipt of the copy of his application.
Adjourned to 10.00 AM on 24.04.2009 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
20th March, 2009 Punjab

GAGAN DEEP SINGH Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JALANDHAR and OTHERS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition No.21880 of 2008

Date of Decision: March 20, 2009

Gagan Deep Singh .....PETITIONER(S)
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and Others .....RESPONDENT(S)

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

PRESENT: -
Mr. Satnam Singh, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate, for respondent Nos.1 to 3.
Mr. Rahul Sharma, Advocate, for respondent Nos.4 to 6.

AJAI LAMBA, J (Oral)
Learned counsel for respondent Nos.4 to 6 states that an assurance has been given by his clients that no impediment would be caused in petitioner’s taking the examination. Learned counsel has pointed out that the petitioner does not have a good academic career and grounds are being made to get relief. The petitioner rather has not been attending classes as is evident from attendance report placed on record as Annexure R-4/3 and R-4/4.

Considering the statement made on behalf of respondent Nos.4 to 6, this petition is disposed of.

(AJAI LAMBA)
JUDGE

DINESH KUMAR THAKUR Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY and ANOTHER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition No.1221 of 2009

Decided on : 16-03-2009

Dinesh Kumar Thakur ....Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University and another ....Respondents

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA.

Present:-
Mr. RS Dadwal, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Amrit Paul, Advocate for the respondents.

AJAI LAMBA, J(Oral)
Learned counsel for the respondents has pointed out that the petition has been rendered infructuous in so much as the result of the petitioner in "Organisation Behaviour" subject has been declared and he has passed the test.

Disposed of as infructuous on the statement of learned counsel for the respondents.

(Ajai Lamba)
Judge

Sh Lucky Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Lucky Kumar,
s/o Sh. Raj Kumar,
W. No. 16, Near Ganga Oil Mill,
Jawaharke Road, City Mansa ' 151505 ___________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 3043 of 2008

Present:
i) Sri Vaneet Goel, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent except the names of the individual students who have passed the examination or have been issued detailed-marks cards, but it is not necessary or desirable to provide these details to the complainant.

The respondent has informed the complainant that the results of 17 students has not been declared because their examination fee has not been received by the University. The complainant states that the demand drafts were issued in the name of the University for the fees of these students and the concerned bank has also confirmed that the bank drafts had been en-cashed by the University. The details of the drafts have been given by the complainant to the respondent in the Court today. The respondent has made a commitment that he will check this up and in case the money has been credited in the University account, the results of the remaining 17 students will also be declared.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
5th March, 2009 Punjab

Sh Lucky Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Lucky Kumar,
s/o Sh. Raj Kumar,
W. No. 16, Near Ganga Oil Mill,
Jawaharke Road, City Mansa ' 151505
Punjab.
___________Complainant

Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent

CC No. 3043 of 2008

Present:
i) Sri Vaneet Goel, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent states that efforts are being made to collect the information required by the complainant and it would take some more time to give the information to him. The case is adjourned to 10 AM on 5-3-2009 by which time it is expected that point wise reply to the application for information of the complainant from (a) to (e) will have been given to the complainant by the respondent.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
5 February, 2009 Punjab

Sh Mukesh Yadav versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Mukesh Yadav,
S/o sh. Ranvir Singh,
H.No. 1391, Red Govt. Quarters,
Sector 11, Panchkula. ___________Appellant
Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar __________ Respondent

AC No. 616 of 2008

Present:
i)Sh. Mukesh Yadav, complainant in person
ii)Sh. Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER

Heard.
The complainant states that he has received the migration certificate and the degree certificate for which he had applied and that he now has no grievance against the respondent.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
5th February, 2009 Punjab

Sh Mukesh Yadav versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Mukesh Yadav,
S/o sh. Ranvir Singh,
H.No. 1391, Red Govt. Quarters,
Sector 11, Panchkula. ___________Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar __________ Respondent

AC No. 616 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh. Mukesh Yadav, complainant in person
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent has informed the complainant that his degree certificate has been sent to the Learning Centre GCS, Chandigarh, and may be collected by him from the Centre. Insofar as the migration certificate is concerned, the respondent states that he has not received the application for the same or the prescribed fee. The complainant has undertaken to give a fresh draft by way of payment of the fees to the respondent today and the respondent has made a commitment that he will deliver the migration certificate to the complainant at 10 AM on 5-2-2009 in the court. Insofar as the merit certificate is concerned, the respondent states that there is no system of issuing merit certificates in the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Adjourned to 10.00 AM on 05-02-2009 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
January 22, 2009 Punjab

Gursewak Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gursewak Singh,
S/o Sh. Harnek Singh,
Dogar Basti, Street No. 10-R,
H.No. B-XI/1031, Faridkot-151203. ___________Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar __________ Respondent

CC No. 2937 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh. Gursewak Singh, complainant in person
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent .
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
January 22, 2009 Punjab

Ranjit Singh Uppal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Dr. Ranjit Singh Uppal,
S/o S. Kuldip Singh Uppal,
VPO Mararhi Kalan,
Distt. Amritsar- 143601.
___________Complainant
Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
__________ Respondent
CC No. 2581 of 2008

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent vide his letter dated 08.01.09.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
January 9, 2009 Punjab

Rajinder Parkash versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Dr. Rajinder Parkash,
President, KKPMH&RC,
H.O. 11-12-D, Rishi Nagar,
Ludhiana
____________ Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar City.
____________ Respondent

CC No. 2141 of 2008

Present:
i)Dr. Rajinder Parkash, complainant in person.
ii)Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER
Heard.
The remaining information has been given by the respondent to the complainant in compliance with the court’s orders dated 19.12.2008, except that the respondent has stated that the information regarding names and addresses of the applicants who have applied for RLFCs is not available, since the file containing this information is with the Vigilance Bureau.

The case is accordingly disposed of with the direction to the respondent to give this information to the complainant on the return of the record from the Vigilance Bureau.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
January 9, 2009 Punjab

Parmod Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. Parmod Kumar,
S/o Sh. Hem Raj,
W.No. 12 Dr. Kashmirrwali,
Gali, Sardulgarh, Distt-Mansa.

…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……………………………..Respondent

CC No. 2272 of 2008

Present:
(i) Sh. Parmod Kumar, the Complainant
(ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. The grievance of the Complainant i.e his result of DMLT examination for which he appeared in Sept 2006-07 has not been declared by the university, and due to which he can not be applied for the jobs advertised by the Govt. He further states that he file an application for information on 02.08.2008 and he received the information after 4 months and requested that action should be taken against the PIO for not supplying the information in time and he should be compensated for the detriment suffered by him. He also pointed out that the information supplied to him shows that due to some technical faults and deficiencies of documentation, the result was not declared earlier. Complainant states that he was never asked to give any documentation, and he should be intimated for the want of which documentation his result was with held.

3. Sh. Rajinder Kumar, dealing Clerk appearing on behalf of the PIO states that he received the copy of complaint on 19.11.2008 and accordingly he has supplied the information on 10.12.2008.

4. PIO is directed to file an affidavit on the next date of hearing showing cause why action should not be taken against him under Section 20 of the RTI Act 2005, for not providing the information within the stipulated time and he should also mention that due to which technical faults and deficiencies the result was not declared earlier.

5. Adjourned to 05.02.09 (12.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 19th December, 2008

Vaneet Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Vaneet Goyal,
S/o Sh. Amrit Pal Goyal,
Main Bazaar, Boha (Mansa) ' 151503.
…………………Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
………………Respondent
CC No. 2348 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh. Vaneet Goyal, complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The complainant states that information has not been given to him in compliance with the court’s order dated 21.11.2008.
One more opportunity is given to the respondent to comply with the orders of the court and to submit to the court its response to point No. II of the complainant’s application for information, on the next date of hearing. In case the University is not running any learning centre directly at present, the procedure and the provisions under which the learning centres were directly opened by the University earlier, may be provided to the complainant.
Adjourned to 10.00 AM on 26.12.2008 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
December 12, 2008 Punjab

Dr Rajinder Parkash versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Dr. Rajinder Parkash,
President,KKPMH&RC,
H. No. 11-12, Rishi Nagar,
Ludhiana _________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar City. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 2141 of 2008

Present: i) Dr. Rajinder Parkash, Complainant in person.

ORDER

The respondent has requested for 15 days time to compile the information which has been asked for by the complainant. The request is allowed and the case is adjourned to 10 AM on 19-12-2008 by which time I expect that a suitable reply to the points contained in the complainant’s application dated 12-6-2008 will have been given.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: November 28, 2008 Punjab

Gurwant Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Gurwant Singh,
S/o Dr. Harnek Singh Komal,
Street Vikas Public School,
H. No. 2, W. No. 4, Malout-152107.
…………………Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o, Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar.
………………Respondent
CC No. 2367 of 2008

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent. A list of teaching posts at Degree level has been sent to him which it does not include the post of Librarian. Therefore, according to the respondent, the post of Librarian is not included in the teaching staff. A copy of a statement to that effect of the Dean ( Academics) of the University has been obtained from the respondent and the same may be sent to the complainant along with these orders.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
November 21, 2008 Punjab

Vaneet Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Vaneet Goyal,
S/o Sh. Amrit Pal Goyal,
Main Bazaar, Boha (Mansa) ' 151503.
…………………Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
………………Respondent
CC No. 2348 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh. Vaneet Goyal, complainant in person.
ii) Sri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent except for the information asked for by him at (II) of his application in respect of norms, rules and regulations etc. regarding opening of new Learning Centers being run directly under the control of the Punjab Technical University. The respondent has made a commitment that this information will be sent to the complainant within 7 days.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 12-12-2008 for confirmation or compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
November 21, 2008 Punjab

Sh Baljit Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
(www.infocommpunjab.com) PH : 0172-4630054

Sh. Baljit Singh,
S/o Sh. Ganpati Rai,
# 275, Kamla Nehru Colony,
Bathinda-151001.

…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……………………………..Respondent

CC No. 2154 of 2008

Present:
(i) None is present on behalf of the Complainant
(ii) Sh. R.P.S. Bedi, PIO, the Respondent

ORDER

Heard.

2. Respondent states that the required information has already been sent to the Complainant. Complainant is absent. Complainant was provided an opportunity of hearing which he has not availed of. It is, therefore, presumed that he is no more interested in pursuing the matter.
3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 21st November, 2008

Ms Priyanka Sharma versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Ms. Priyanka Sharma,
D/o Sh. B.N. Sharma,
# 197, Darshani Bagh, Mani Majra,
Chandigarh.
….Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Dy. Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
…..Respondent

CC No. 1860 of 2008

ORDER

Present: -
Sh. Shakti Paul Sharma on behalf of the Complainant
None on behalf of the Respondent.

In the instant case, the application for information was filed by the Complainant before the Respondent on 21.07.08. The information demanded is regarding “the result/confidential result of Ms. Priyanka Sharma Roll No. 568232205, Course ' BCA, Semester ' VI”. The Complainant states that the information demanded has been supplied in the second week of August, 2008.

2. The contention of the Complainant is that as per the proviso attached to Section 7(1) RTI Act, 2005, the information demanded by her was required to be provided by the Respondent within 48 hours of the receipt of the request for information inasmuch as the information in question, concerns the “life” of the Complainant. According to the Complainant, the information sought had a direct impact on her future educational prospects and, therefore, it is to be construed as concerning the life of the Complainant within the meaning of the proviso appended to Section 7(1) of the Act. In support of this submission the Complainant relies upon the judgment by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Miss. Mohini Jain vs. State of Karnataka, 1992(3), S.C.C. 666, and the decision by a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court in Jayshree Ravi vs. University of Delhi, 1993(2) S.C.T. 157.

3. The question falling for decision in the instant case, therefore, is whether information about the result of an examination taken by a student can be regarded as information concerning the life or liberty of the information seeker, obligating the public authority concerned to supply it within 48 hours as per the prescription contained in the proviso to Section 7(1).

4. Section 7 of the Act casts an obligation upon the PIO of a public authority to supply the information or reject the request there-for for any reasons specified in Sections 8 & 9 as expeditiously as possible, within a period of 30 days of the receipt of request. The period of 30 days prescribed by Section 7 is the outside limit within which the information has to be supplied. In the instant case, there is no dispute that the information has been supplied within the period of 30 days and therefore, there is no infraction of the main provision of Section 7(1). The question, however, is whether the case falls under the proviso to Section 7(1). In other words the issue requiring decision is whether the request for information, in the instant case concerns the life or liberty of the Complainant.

5. It is trite law that the meaning of words and phrases used in statutory provisions has to be ascertained with reference to the context of the Enactment concerned. The meaning ascribed to words and phrases in a particular statutory instrument cannot be mechanically imported into other statues without reference to the context. The holding of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Miss. Mohini Jain’s case is with reference to Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Keeping in view the importance of the various rights necessary for a dignified enjoyment of life, a very broad and expansive meaning has been given to the phrase “Right to Life”. I am of the considered view that the expansive meaning ascribed to “life” in the context of the “Right to Life” conferred by Article 21 of the Constitution of India cannot, under any circumstances, be blindly imported into the proviso to Section 7(1) RTI Act, 2005. The two provisions operate on different planes and the rights conferred thereby are generically different. I have no doubt in my mind that the words “concerns the life…. of a person” as used in the proviso to Section 7(1) relate to the biological life/physical existence of a human being. It does not include the various facets of the “Right to Life” as envisaged under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

6. In view of the foregoing, I hold that the information request made by the Complainant does not fall within the proviso to Section 7(1) RTI Act, 2005. The information sought, thus, was required to be supplied within 30 days of the receipt of request there-for. In the instant case the information has been supplied well within the period of 30 days and thus there is no infraction of the provisions of Section 7 RTI Act by the Respondent. The complaint is therefore, disposed of and closed.
Sd/-
(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Chandigarh
Dated 17.11.2008

Dr Rajinder Parkash President versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Dr. Rajinder Parkash (President),
Kaushalaya Kundan Progressive Medical Hospital &
Research Centre (Registered) Charitable Society,
Head Office 11 ' 12 D, Rishi Nagar,
Ludhiana, (Pb.).
…………………Complainant
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar, (Pb.).
………………Respondent
CC No. 2141 of 2008

Present:
i) Dr. Rajinder Parkash ,complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The complainant states that he has had no response from the respondent to his application for information dated 13-6-2008. The respondent has also not appeared in the Court either personally or through the concerned APIO in response to the Commission’s notice for today’s hearing. In the above circumstances, it would appear that the information required by the complainant is not being given to him by the respondent without reasonable cause. Before any action for the imposition of the prescribed penalties under Section 20 of the RTI Act is taken , one last opportunity is given to the respondent to send a suitable response to the complainant with reference to his application for information dated 13-6-2008. The respondent is also directed to be present in the Court on the next date of hearing either personally or through the concerned APIO along with a copy of the reply sent to the complainant.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 28-11-2008 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
October 31, 2008 Punjab
A copy is forwarded to the Principal Secretary to Government, Punjab, Technical Education Department, Chandigarh, for information and necessary action.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner

Prem Kumar Bansal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Er. Prem Kumar Bansal,
S/o Sh.Des Raj Bansal,
# 22590, St. No. 17,
Bhagu Road, Bathinda. ___________Complainant
Vs.
Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2097 of 2008

Present: None.


ORDER

The rules for the adjustment/refund of the initial deposit and other fees paid by the candidates admitted to a college/university within the umbrella of CET, 2005 has been sent by the respondent to the complainant vide his letter dated 17-10-2008. According to the rules, the fees and other charges paid by the complainant was refundable to him (after deducting 10% of the tuition fees of the first semester) provided the seat initially allotted was surrendered and intimation given to the university by 8-8-2005. The application for information of the complainant however, reveals that he took admission at Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering on 8-9-05. From this it appears that he is not entitled to the refund of the fees paid by him initially to the GNDU, Amritsar.
No further action is required to be taken on this complaint, which is disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
October 8, 2008 Punjab

Nishi Kant Nanda versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.


Sh. Nishi Kant Nanda,
Vijay Nagar, Rahimpur Road,
Hoshiarpur-146001. __________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1719 of 2008

Present: None

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present. No request for adjournment has also been received from either party. From this I conclude that the complainant does not wish to pursue his complaint any further.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
September 4, 2008 Punjab

Sh Surinder Singh Sehmi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Surinder Singh Sehmi,
Bamrah Infotech, Opp. Youth Hostel,
G.T. Road, Amritsar. ----------------Complainant.

Vs.

Public Information Officer, o/o
Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ------------------Respondent

CC No. 1071 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh., Surinder Singh Sehmi , complainant in person and
Sri Varun Tara, Advocate .
ii) Sh R P S Bedi, Dy. Registrar-cum-PIO, PTU,Jalandhar

ORDER

Heard.

The respondent states that the orders of the Court dated 3-7-2008 have been complied with and the information required by the complainant, which is available in the records of the respondent, has been given to him.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
24th July, 2008

DAMAN PREET KAUR Vs P T U JALANDHAR IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH DATE OF DECISION: July 15 2008 DAMAN PREET KAUR ...PETITIONER VERSUS THE PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ...RESPONDENTS JALANDHAR CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA. HON'BLE MS. JUSTICE NIRMALJIT KAUR. PRESENT: MR. B.D. SHARMA ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER. ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J.(ORAL) The petitioner has prayed for issuance of directions to the respondents to give the benefit of amendment Annexure P-1 whereby the minimum pass percentage in the re-appear examination was reduced from 50% to 40%. Learned counsel for the petitioner has placed reliance on the judgement (Annexure P-5) wherein it has been held that the benefit of amendment would apply to the petitioner. Resultantly the respondents had been directed to pass fresh orders in the matter in accordance with law. Notice of motion. On asking of the Court Mr. Amrit Paul Advocate accepts notice and has put in appearance on behalf of respondent Nos.1 to 3. Mr. Paul admits that this case is squarely covered by the judgement Annexure P-5. In view of the above we allow the writ petition in the same terms as CWP No.7087 of 2007 titled as Manpreet Kaur vs. State of Punjab and others decided on September 10 2007 (Annexure P-5). (ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA) JUDGE (NIRMALJIT KAUR) JUDGE

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: July 15 2008

DAMAN PREET KAUR ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
THE PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ...RESPONDENTS JALANDHAR

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MS. JUSTICE NIRMALJIT KAUR.

PRESENT:
MR. B.D. SHARMA ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J.(ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed for issuance of directions to the respondents to give the benefit of amendment Annexure P-1 whereby the minimum pass percentage in the re-appear examination was reduced from 50% to 40%.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has placed reliance on the judgement (Annexure P-5) wherein it has been held that the benefit of amendment would apply to the petitioner. Resultantly the respondents had been directed to pass fresh orders in the matter in accordance with law.

Notice of motion.

On asking of the Court Mr. Amrit Paul Advocate accepts notice and has put in appearance on behalf of respondent Nos.1 to 3. Mr. Paul admits that this case is squarely covered by the judgement Annexure P-5.

In view of the above we allow the writ petition in the same terms as CWP No.7087 of 2007 titled as Manpreet Kaur vs. State of Punjab and others decided on September 10 2007 (Annexure P-5).

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(NIRMALJIT KAUR)
JUDGE

Surinder Singh Sehmi versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Surinder Singh Sehmi,
Bamrah Infotech, Opp. Youth Hostel,
G.T. Road, Amritsar. ----------------Complainant.

Vs.

Public Information Officer, o/o
Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
------------------Respondent
CC No. 1071 of 2008

Present:
i) Sh., Surinder Singh Sehmi complainant in person and
Sri Sandeep Wadhawan,Advocate
ii) Sh R P S Bedi, Dy. Registrar-cum-PIO.
ORDER
Heard.
There are various applications for information which have been made by the complainant in this case, the application fees for which stands covered by the amount of Rs. 100/- sent by the complainant to the respondent through bank draft dated 21-1-2008. The information which has been asked for by the complainant concerns the papers submitted by the Guru Nanak Dev Educational Charitable Trust, to the Punjab Technical University on the basis of which it has sanctioned a learning centre to this Trust and therefore, they very much form a part of the official record of the University. The respondent appears to be avoiding giving the information which has been asked for by the complainant vide his applications dated 3-4-2008, 12-4-2008 and 18-4-2008, on the plea that any further information which the complainant wants in respect of the Trust should be obtained from the “concerned department”, or on the plea that the rent deed is third party information and cannot be provided as per provisions of the RTI Act.
In order for any item of information to be covered under the exemptions mentioned in section 8 (1) (j) or section 11 of the RTI Act, the information should either be personal information, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual, or has been supplied by a third party and has been treated as confidential by that third party. In this case, the information which has

been asked for forms part of the official records of the PTU and it is neither personal nor private. The required information has also not been supplied by the Guru Nanak Dev Educational Charitable Trust to the Punjab Technical University in confidence. Therefore, the exemptions being claimed by the respondent are not justified and the respondent is directed to give to the complainant the information on each point mentioned in the afore mentioned applications for information of the complainant, to the extent that it is available in the records of the PTU.
Insofar as the application for information of the complainant dated 26-12-2007 is concerned, the complainant states that information in respect of point no. 5, namely, the action taken on his representation (against the termination of the learning centre being run by Bamrah Infotech, Amritsar) and the notings on the concerned file on the subject of his representation, has not been provided to him. The respondent is directed to supply this information as well to the complainant.
Considerable delay has already occurred in this case and therefore, the respondent must comply with these orders and provide the required information to the complainant within 15 days positively.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 24-7-2008 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
3rd July, 2008

PTU lives up to goof up reputation

JALANDHAR: A major goof up occurred in CET exams being conducted by Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Sunday, as question papers, besides being short in number, reached late by one to two hours at some of the centres here.

While candidates appearing for the exam had anxious moments, sources revealed that the veil of secrecy may have breached while authorities were making frantic efforts to cover up the shortfall by photo copying question papers. Parents, waiting outside DAV College raised slogans against the PTU, while expressing apprehension that the goof up could affect student’s performance. It is learnt that the paper was scheduled to start at 12 noon, however, question papers reached at 1 pm in centre number 1 in MGN School, while in centre number 2 it reached at 1.55 pm. In DAV college centre number 1 at 1.35 pm, while at centre number 2 and 3 it reached at 2.10 pm. In Lyallpur Khalsa College centres 1 and 3 had to wait till 1.45 pm while in centre number 2 papers were distributed at 2.05 pm.

Complicating matters more, question papers were short in number and officials had to get question papers photocopied at the last minute. It is also learnt that in few centres in place of four set of question papers only two sets were distributed as time was running short. Meanwhile, secretary, technical education-cum-vice chancellor, PTU, Tejinder Kaur said, I have ordered an inquiry and action will definitely be taken after responsibility is be fixed."

Meanwhile, dean (academics) VK Arora, coordinator for the exam, first denied any goof up and then tried to downplay the incident by stating that there was minor problem at some centres. However, when pressed further, he said, "The papers were to be sent according to the number of candidates," again pleading that there was no lapse.

SONU BAJAJ Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JALLANDHAR AND ORS CWP 9491 of 2008

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: May 27 2008

SONU BAJAJ ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY JALANDHAR ...RESPONDENTS AND ANOTHER

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.

PRESENT:
MR. G.S. KAURA ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J.(ORAL)
The challenge in the writ petition is to the order (Annexure P-1)
vide which the petitioner has been rusticated from respondent-2-Institute on the ground that he wrote objectionable words on the blackboard of his classroom against a teacher.

Learned counsel has apologized on behalf of the petitioner several times before this Court and has prayed for forgiveness.

He further states that the petitioner will touch the feet of the teacher as well as the Principal but he may be forgiven for his lapse.

After hearing the pleas on behalf of the petitioner we are of the
considered opinion that the rustication of the petitioner would tantamount to ruining the career of the petitioner for all times to come especially taking into consideration the fact that the petitioner is 70% handicap and is son of a vegetable vendor. The petitioner is a student of 4th Semester and would lose 2 years as a result of his rustication.

In view of the above we are of the considered opinion that the
petitioner deserves to be permitted to appear in the examination.

The petitioner shall appear before the Principal tomorrow and seek forgiveness from him as well as from the concerned teacher. On doing so the representation (Annexure P-5) filed by the petitioner be considered sympathetically by the Principal and the petitioner may be permitted to appear in the examination.

Writ petition disposed of.

Copy of the order be given under the signatures of the Court
Secretary.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
JUDGE

At PTU, youll have to swear by Sikhism: CET 2008 Prospectus

Sikh students wanting to get admission to the SGPC-run technical colleges in Punjab under the 50 per cent reserved category will have to undergo an identity test. Not only this, their name tag should either be Singh or Kaur and they should “not believe in any other sect”.

Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, which is the nodal agency for conducting the CET-2008, has come out with these pre-conditions in its prospectus.

The colleges are: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.

According to the prospectus (page 13, clause 4 (a): “Every student has to submit an affidavit under a personal oath mentioning: “I belong to Sikh religion, abide by principles of Sikhism, have faith in 10 Sikh Gurus and Sri Guru Granth Sahib, maintain complete Sikh appearance (Sikh saroop), wear turban (only for male candidates), do not cut hair, do have word Singh/Kaur suffixed with the name and do not believe in any other sect.”

It further reads: “Every candidate has to appear at Fatehgarh Sahib college for the verification of his being Sikh.

“In case the name of the candidate does not include Singh/Kaur, the candidate will have to include the same in his/her name by releasing a public notice in a newspaper”.

However, for the identity and religion tests and Sikh religion examination, the candidate has to shell out an extra amount of Rs 400, apart from the cost of the prospectus, which is Rs 600.

The religion examination will be conducted on the basis of the syllabus prescribed by the SGPC. “What is this” asked Birinderjit Singh Walia, a former principal of a government school, whose son is appearing in the CET.

“Do the university authorities mean that any person born to Sikh parents is not a Sikh until and unless he gets a certificate from the authorities specified by the varsity,” he remarked.

Kulwant Rai Sharma, a former XEN, Amritsar Municipal Corporation, said, “Close on the heels of the diktat of the school authorities in Sangrur district asking all students to wear traditional Sikh headgear in the school, this will lead to controversy.”

“Though the state government and the Sikhs, in particular, have been waging a war against the alleged fundamentalist attitude of the French government on the turban issue, things in Punjab seem to be drifting the same way,” said educationist Avtar Singh Deepak.

However, registrar, PTU, Sarojini Gautam, clarified that the university was only conducting the examination and had nothing to do with the guidelines for deciding the eligibility criteria. The guidelines had been decided by the government, she added.

Days before re appear exams, PTU students await previous results

Ludhiana, May 22 Delay in the results of re-appear examinations of Punjab Technical University (PTU), held in December last year, has left over a dozen BBA and BCA students in a tizzy. The students complained that they had not received the previous results even as the next re-appear exams are scheduled to be held in the next few days.
“We are utterly confused and cannot decide on what to do. The next exam will be held on May 29 and the university has still not sent the results to our college,” rued Gagandeep Singh Bajwa, a final-semester student of BBA at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT).

Vivek Jasra, a final-semester student of BCA in a city institute, said: “I am planning to go abroad in the next few months but am in a fix now. I have not received the results of my previous re-appear exams while the next exam is to be held tomorrow. Though I am hopeful of passing in the previous ones, but if I fail I will be in a quandary as I have not applied to re-appear this time.”

Students complained that now they cannot be expected to prepare for the exams in a day or two.

Dean (Examinations) Dr N P Singh, however, said: “We have declared the results and dispatched them to the respective colleges by hand. Now it is their responsibility to inform the students.”

In total contradiction to the dean’s claim, university sources revealed that the varsity was still in the process of sending the results to some of the colleges in the city.

Meanwhile, different institutes including Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) and Punjab College of Engineering and Technology (PCTE) claimed that they had received the results in just the last couple of days. But this belied the enquiries made at the college offices by Newsline, which found that the colleges had not received the results till late in the evening.

GURINDERJIT KAUR Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS Civil Writ Petition 13274 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Civil Misc. No. 9058 of 2008 with

Date of decision: 23rd May 2008

Gurinderjit Kaur … Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others … Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr. A.P.S. Shergill Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Anupam Gupta Advocate for respondent Nos.2 to 6.

KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA J.
CM No. 9058 of 2008
CM allowed subject to just exceptions. Rejoinder along with Annexure P-13 and P-22 taken on record.

CWP No. 13274 of 2007
Gurinderjit Kaur has filed present writ petition for issuance of a direction to respondent Nos. 1 to 6 not to terminate her services except in accordance with the rules and procedure governing the service of the petitioner. She apprehends that since she has made a complaint before the Civil Writ Petition No. 13274 of 2007 vigilance authorities against respondent-Vice Chancellor he has been proclaiming that the services of the petitioner will be terminated. A direction has further been sought that the respondents should regularize the services of the petitioner.

It has been contended that petitioner was selected by respondent No. 4 on 26.07.2001 and was appointed as a Research Scholar in Punjab Technical University on temporary/ contract basis w.e.f 21.07.2001 on a consolidated salary of Rs.6000/- per month for one year as there was no regular appointee. It has been further stated that the respondent-university has been extending the appointment from time to time and petitioner continued to work as Research Scholar drawing
Rs.6512/- per month. It has been further urged that the Vice Chancellor of the university has demanded Rs.5.00 lakh for regularizing the services of the petitioner.

Petitioner who has been appointed on temporary/ contract basis had leveled wild allegations against the Vice Chancellor. We cannot appreciate the conduct of the petitioner who as a Research Scholar has not spared the Vice Chancellor and has leveled allegations only to sensationalize the whole issue.

In the reply filed by the University in preliminary objections it has been stated that petitioner is a Research Scholar doing Ph.D. and
requires to submit his/ her Ph.D. thesis within a stipulated timeframe for award of Ph.D. degree. Therefore petitioner is not holding any post in the service of the University and in fact it is not a post in the service of the University which can be regularized. It has been further stated that a Research Scholar is engaged for a maximum period of four years from the date of registration as a candidate for Ph.D. and same is extendable by one more year at the most by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendations of Research Degree Committee.

It has been further stated in the reply that petitioner was appointed as a Research Scholar in the University in July 2001 and formally registered for a full time Ph.D. programme in the Punjab Technical University on 04.03.2002 and petitioner has already consumed more than the maximum period prescribed and permissible for completion of research and submission of her Ph.D. thesis.

Be that as it may since petitioner was appointed on contract basis she cannot claim regularization as a matter of right. Furthermore no
directions as prayed for can be issued to the respondents to continue with services of petitioner for the times to come.

Hence there is no merit in the present writ petition and the same is dismissed.

[KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA]
JUDGE

[ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA]
JUDGE

SUKHJIT SINGH Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANR CWP 5668 of 2008

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: May 22 2008

SUKHJIT SINGH ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY and ANR. ...RESPONDENTS

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.

PRESENT:
MR. R.K. KAPILA ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER.
MR. B.L. GUPTA ADVOCATE FOR RESPONDENT NO.1.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J.(ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed for quashing the order (Annexure P-7) dated 12.4.2007 whereby the petitioner was disqualified for a period of 2 Semesters from appearing in any examination on account of having used unfair means in the supplementary examination held in December 2006.

Counsel for respondent No.2 submits that 2 Semesters are already over and hence this writ petition has been rendered infructuous.

Counsel for the petitioner however submits that the petitioner has also appeared in the supplementary examination held in December 2007 the results of which have been withheld by the University. Learned counsel prays that the result of the petitioner for the supplementary examination held in December 2007 be declared.

Counsel for respondent No.2 states that the University has no
objection in declaring the result of the petitioner.

In view of the reply filed on behalf of the respondents we find no merit in the writ petition and the same is accordingly dismissed.

We however direct the University to declare the petitioner's result of the supplementary examination held in December 2007 within a period of 1 month from today.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
JUDGE

PTU students to get international Exposure

In its move to provide international exposure to students, Punjab Technical University (PTU) is planning to ink MoUs with front-ranking foreign universities.

Stressing the need for proper utilization of country s human resources, the university has already started dialogues with some of the foreign universities for benefit of students.

"We have already started talks with foreign universities so that the students can complete their initial studies from India and then can go abroad to complete their remaining curriculum which will make them eligible to work abroad," said Dr. S. K. Salwan, ViceChancellor, PTU while addressing a national seminar on "Transformation of HR in the Emerging Global Order" at Chandigarh Business School (CBS) recently.

Urging universities and other education institutions to come forward to train the country s human resources, Dr Salwan reiterated PTU commitment to update the domain knowledge of its students in accordance with the industry requirements.

"Earlier Indian economy was farm driven which was converted to capitalist and recently it got converted to P knowledge-based economy.

To remain competent in today s globalized world, one has to remain constantly updated. Globalization requires innovation, which the students need to keep in mind during their study," said Dr. S.K.Salwan.

Elaborating on his personal experience while working on country s missile development programme, Dr Salwan further said that with the changing trend due to globalization, the human resources of the country need to be developed.

Participating the seminar, Sofi Zahoor, DirectorHR, Quark explained that although an organization works as a team but majorities of companies don t differentiate their team members based on their performance and potential. He emphasized the need to place people in their deserved grid and the companies should compensate them accordingly.

Other prominent personalities present on the occasion were Dr. Suresh Kumar, Himachal Pradesh University; Dr. Jitender Mohan, Panjab University; Rakesh Karwal, VicePresident, Reliance Industries; Vijay Chadda, CEO, Selec Vacations; Jasmit S. Ghuman, GM-HR, Puncom; Shekhar Ghose, former Director-HR, Indian Airlines and Col. M.S.Dhaliwal, VicePresident, Groz-Beckert among others.

SONIA CHHRBRA Vs PB TECHNICAL UNI AND ANORS Civil Writ Petition 7296 of 2008

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: May 07, 2008

Ms. Sonia Chhabra … Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and another … Respondents

CORAM:
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr. O.P.Hoshiarpuri, Advocate for the petitioner.

KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA, J.
Petitioner, who was a student of MBA, had undertaken her
examination pertaining to first semester, which commenced on 12th December, 2007. On 21st December, 2007, petitioner appeared in the last paper i.e., subject of Managerial Economics. Petitioner was apprehended by the Superintendent of the Examination Centre, as some material was written on the palm of the petitioner. The photograph of the palm of the petitioner is attached as Annexure P-1.

Unfair Means Committee constituted by the university, vide Annexure P-4, decided to debar the petitioner from appearing in any subsequent examination for a period of two regular semesters and it was held that she will be eligible to appear in December 2008.

Civil Writ Petition No. 7296 of 2008
It has been contended by Mr.O.P.Hoshiarpuri, counsel for the
petitioner that the material, which was written on the hand, has not been used in the examination. Petitioner had sought forgiveness from the Centre Superintendent, who had forwarded the writing (Annexure P-2) to the university. Furthermore, the Unfair Means Committee called the petitioner to appear before them. On 5th March, 2008, petitioner filed a reply before the Unfair Means Committee and admitted her guilt.

While exercising writ jurisdiction, we cannot substitute our opinion to the opinion of the Unfair Means Committee. Unfair Means Committee consists of one retired District and Sessions Judge, one retired Lieutenant General and a member appointed by Punjab Technical University. By awarding the punishment of disqualifying her till December 2008, the petitioner has been leniently dealt with. We find that order (Annexure P-6) passed by Unfair Means Committee is just and appropriate.

No interference is called for. Hence the present writ petition is dismissed.

[KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA]
JUDGE

[ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA]
JUDGE

Missile man faced pressure to regularise employees

Jalandhar, April 30 PTU V-C Dr SK Salwan resigns, asked to continue till Nov
After being reportedly pressurised to regularise 95 ad hoc employees and facing agitations from the staff, Dr SK Salwan, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), the only technical university of the state, resigned yesterday in Chandigarh.

PTU sources said the resignation has come at a time when Punjab CET was ahead. It was learnt that citing administrative reasons, the authorities in Chandigarh have asked him to continue in office till November.

They said there was a lot of pressure on Salwan, renowned scientist who designed India s indigenous multi-barrel rocket launcher system and missile warheads, to regularise 95 ad hoc employees, who were illegally appointed during the last regime of the SAD-BJP government (1997-2002). Sources said most of the posts were filled from the constituency of the then technical minister Jagdish Garcha.

The Vigilance Bureau (VB), in its report, had said all these appointments were illegal. Last year, even the PTU Board of Governors had asked the authorities to terminate the illegal employees, who had then gone on a strike.

However, authorities issued an advertisement for various posts in PTU last year, much to the chagrin of the illegally-appointed employees, who did not fulfil the required qualifications, and they again went on a strike.

The then technical minister Garcha also intervened and asked the authorities to regularise them, but PTU said only those who had the required qualification would be adjusted.

Then, a committee was set up and asked to give its report within three months. Now, it was learnt that the committee had given its report and the V-C was being pressurised to regularise the staff.

However, sources said the V-C did not agree and cited legal hassles. A close associate of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in missile research programme of India, Salwan wanted to bring techno revolution in the state by giving global exposure to the students and faculty through collaboration with foreign universities and educational institutes for dual degree programmes and research.

Salwan, with 15 years of teaching experience at prestigious defence institutes, was appointed V-C in February 2004 after his predecessor YS Rajan resigned. He hails from Chakk Sikandar village in Amritsar.

Ms Kamalpreet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Kamalpreet Kaur,
D/o Sh. Piara Singh,
Midha Bhawan Street,
Mansa. _________ Complainant

Vs.

Sh. RPS Bedi,
Deputy Registrar-cum-Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2217 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Manoj Kumar, on behalf of the complainant.
ii)Sh. RPS Bedi, Dr,Registrar-cum-PIO.

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent states that the orders of the Court dated 20-3-2008 have been complied with. The complainant however has pointed out some deficiencies in the information which has been provided, which are discussed as follows:-
1. The position regarding the communication or information, received from the DRDA, Mansa and Bhatinda, giving intimation regarding the 5 Direct Learning Centers, has not been intimated to the complainant. This may now be done.
2. The amount of Rs 100/- charged from the complainant by the respondent, over and above the amount of Rs. 78/-, which he is required to pay for the information consisting of 39 pages, has not been refunded to him, which may be refunded within a week.
The complainant submits that since the information required by him was not given by the respondent within the prescribed period of 30 days, penalties should be imposed upon him under section 20 of the RTI act. This submission of the complainant is rejected, because I do not find that any information has been withheld from the complainant with mala fide intention or that there has been any unreasonable delay in supplying the required information to the complainant.

No other action is required to be taken in this case, which is disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated 24th April, 2008

RAJAN SHARMA Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANR CASE NO CWP 18231 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: April 21, 2008

RAJAN SHARMA ...PETITIONER
VERSUS
PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ...RESPONDENTS
JALANDHAR AND ANOTHER

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.

PRESENT:
MR. OM PAL SHARMA, ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER.
MR. AMRIT PAUL, ADVOCATE FOR RESPONDENT NO.1.

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J.(ORAL)
The only prayer of the petitioner is that the respondents be
directed to declare his result of B.Sc.(Information Technology) which has been pending since September, 2005.

Reply has been filed on behalf of respondent No.1 wherein it has been averred that the result of the petitioner has already been declared vide Annexures R-1, R-2 and R-3 and on the basis of declaration of his results, the petitioner has appeared in September, 2005, result of which has also been been declared vide Annexures R-4, R-5 and R-6.

In view of the written statement filed by the respondents, this writ petition has been rendered infructuous and the same is dismissed as such.

(ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA)
JUDGE

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
JUDGE

Sh Parminder Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Parminder Singh,
President, Meera Sahib Educational Welfare Society,
64/19 Veer Nagar, Mansa. ___________ Complainant.

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ____ Respondent


CC No. 413 of 2008

Present: None.

ORDER
The respondent has informed the Commission vide their letter dated 15-04-2008 that the information required by the complainant has been provided to him.
Disposed of.
Sd/-----
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 17th April , 2008

Ms RJ Sachdev versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.


Ms. R.J Sachdev,
Sachdev Eggleston & Associates,
Architects Urban Designers,
G-33, 1st Floor, Kalkaji,
New Delhi-110019. __________Complainant.
Vs
The Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladhowali Road , Jalandhar. __________Respondent

CC No. 1718 of 2007

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant .
ii) Sh,RPS Bedi, Asstt Registrar-cum-PIO.

ORDER

Heard.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 28-3-2008, the information required by the complainant has been brought by the respondent to the Court and may be sent to the complainant along with these orders.
The respondent has further clarified that the decision to refer the question of quantum of compensation required to be paid to the complainant to a high powered committee needs to be referred to the Board of Governors, which will be done in their next meeting, which is likely to be held within two months, and action thereafter will be taken expeditiously in accordance with the decision of the BOG.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 4th April, 2008

Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia,
# 1940, Phase-V,
SAS Nagar, Mohali. ___________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar. ____________ Respondent

AC No.425 of 2007


Present:
i) Sh. Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia,, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. R PS Bedi, Asstt. Registrar-cum-PIO,

ORDER

Heard.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 29-2-2008, the respondent has sent to the complainant photostat copies of all the documents submitted by the concerned candidates for their admission which is in their record and on the basis of which they got their admission. The respondent states that they have no other information in their record concerning these candidates.
The complainant states that the information in respect of some candidates is still not complete but there is nothing further which the respondent can give him in the light of the submissions which he has made.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 4th April, 2008

Ms RJ Sachdev versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Ms. R.J Sachdev,
Sachdev Eggleston & Associates,
Architects Urban Designers,
G-33, 1st Floor, Kalkaji,
New Delhi-110019. __________Complainant.
Vs
The Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladhowali Road , Jalandhar. __________Respondent

CC No. 1718 of 2007

Present:
i) Ms. R.J.Sachdev, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Arun Gandhi, Clerk, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER
Heard.
The reply given by the respondent to the complainant in compliance with the orders of the Court dated 22-02-2008 is incomplete and unsatisfactory, in the following respects.
1. The respondent states that M/s. Sachdev Eggleston & Associates, were informed about the fact that the intent issued to them had been held in abeyance and that the Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, had informed them. The directions of the Court that a copy of the communication which had been issued in this regard, (if any), should be sent to them, has not been complied with.

2. If the Committee was constituted in the meeting held on 5-11-2001 and no separate orders were issued for the same, a copy of the concerned proceedings should be sent to the complainant with reference to point no. 2 of the three objections raised by the complainant, recorded in the orders of the Court dated 22-02-2008.

3. No satisfactory reply has also been given by the respondent to the complainant in respect of the objection raised at point no. 3 in the orders ibid.
The PIO, Shri RPS Bedi is directed to remove the deficiencies noted above before the next date of hearing.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 04-04-2008 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 28th March, , 2008

Ms Kamalpreet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Kamalpreet Kaur,
D/o Sh. Piara Singh,
Midha Bhawan Street,
Mansa. _________ Complainant

Vs.
Sh. RPS Bedi,
Deputy Registrar-cum-Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2217 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Manoj Kumar, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. RPS Bedi, Dr,Registrar-cum-PIO.

ORDER

The information required by the complainantin his application dated 3-10-2007 has been provided to him by the
respondent and the alleged deficiencies pointed out by him are discussed as follows:-

1. The information provided against sr. no. 1 has been found to be complete.
2. The respondent should provide to the complainant copies of the communications received from the DRDA, Mansa and Bhatinda giving intimation regarding the five Direct Learning Centers which were later on found to be not working directly under the concerned DRDA, and copies of the letters written by the University to the concerned DRDA, regarding the decision to close down these centres after the first semester.
3. The information in respect of point no. 3 has been found to be complete
4. The information in respect of point no. 4 has been found to be complete. There is no record of the Department of Distance Education of the visits of the President of “Meera Sahib Educational Welfare Society”, Mansa, to the Department.
5. The information asked for in respect of point no. 5 has been provided to the

complainant, except that the copies of the correspondence have not been attested by any official of the University, which the respondent has now undertaken to do and to send a fresh attested set to the complainant.

6. The names of the districts other than Mansa in Punjab where there is only one approved Direct Learning Center may be communicated by the respondent to the complainant. The rest of the information provided against point no. 6 has been found to be complete

7. The information in respect of point no. 7 has been found to be complete.

The alleged deficiencies pointed out by the complainant in the information given by the respondent in respect of his application dated 26-9-2007, are discussed as follows:-
1. Unattested copies of the documents given by the respondent in response to the application for information will be attested and a fresh set will be sent by the respondent to the complainant.
2. The information in respect of point nos.1, 2 and 3 has been found to be complete.
3. The respondent has not given the information asked for against point no. 4. This information should also be provided to the complainant.
4. The complainant states that the Bank drafts of Rs. 80,000/- and Rs. 10,000/- which were returned by the University have not been received by the Society. Complainant should check with his Bank whether the drafts have been cashed. If not, the money is still lying in his account. The respondent has also undertaken to clarify from the records of the University whether the Bank Drafts have actually been sent, if not, they will be sent back to the complainant.
5. A copy of the letter of the PTU dated 19-12-2006, intimating the rejection of the application of Dr. Gurmail Kaur Technical College, will be sent by the respondent to the complainant, since he has not received the original. The information in respect of point no. 6 has otherwise been found to be complete.

6. The complainant states that the University has not confirmed having received a letter from Meera Sahib Educational Welfare Society, Mansa which was forwarded to them by the OSD(Residence) to CM, Punjab, vide No. 183 dated 14-8-2007. The respondent may check up the record, and if this letter has been received, a copy thereof may also be supplied to the complainant.

7. The details asked for against point no. 8 have not been provided by the respondent. This information should also be provided by the respondent.
The complainant has deposited a sum of Rs. 178/- for the supply of information. The information already supplied to him consisted of 39 pages and Rs. 78/- was required to be paid by the complainant. The balance amount may be refunded to the complainant by the respondent.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 24-4-2008 for confirmation of compliance.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 20th March, 2008

Ms Kamalpreet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Kamalpreet Kaur,
D/o Sh. Piara Singh,
Midha Bhawan Street,
Mansa. _________ Complainant

Vs.

Sh. RPS Bedi,
Deputy Registrar-cum-Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 2217 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Manoj Kumar, on behalf of the complainant.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent has informed the Court vide his letter dated 27-2-2008 that full information as required by the complainant has been dispatched to her by speed post on 27-2-2008, i.e. yesterday.
In view of the above, the case is adjourned to 10 AM on 20-3-2008, to give an opportunity to the complainant to point out deficiencies, if any, in the information which has been provided to her by the respondent.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 28th February, 2008

Sanjay Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Sanjay Goyal,
3/1355/3, New Bhagat Singh Colony,
Bajoria Road, Saharanpur-247001,
U.P. _________________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

AC No.427 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Sanjay Goyal, complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent..
ORDER

Heard.
In compliance with the Court’s orders dated 1-2-2008, the respondent has informed the Commission that the Refund Rules of the PTU are applicable to all admissions made through CET or management quota. He has further stated that the Refund Rules have been brought to the notice of Lovely Institute of Technology, following which the Institute has taken the decision to refund the fees in accordance with the Rules framed by the University for the 2007-08 session. The respondent has also given an assurance that in case the complainant meets with any difficulty in getting the refund, he may get in touch with the respondent for further help.
A copy of the letter received from the Institute by the respondent, confirming that the refund of fees in this case has been ordered, and the letter of the respondent to the Commission, have been given to the complainant for further necessary action.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 15th February, 2008

Rajan Singla Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Rajan Singla, Advocate,
Near Tinkoni, Namdev Marg,
Goniana Road, Bathinda. _________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladhowali Road, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent
CC No.2370 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Rajan Singla, Advocate, complainant in person.
ii) None, on behalf of the respondent

ORDER

Heard.
The complainant in this case has made an application and has asked to be shown to him copies of the answer sheets of the Mathematics-III paper held in May, 2006 and Maths 'III paper held in May, 2007. The University has replied to the complainant on 25-1-2008 stating that copies of the answer sheets cannot be forwarded under the RTI Act, but he may ask for the revaluation of his answer sheets after depositing Rs. 200/- as per the norms of the University.
While I uphold the objection of the University to show the answer sheets to the complainant, the respondent is advised to allow revaluation of the answer sheets of the complainant after accepting the deposit of the required fees.
Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 8 February, 2008

Sh Sanjay Goyal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Sanjay Goyal,
3/1355/3, New Bhagat Singh Colony,
Bajoria Road, Saharanpur-247001,
U.P. _________________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent
AC No.427 of 2007

Present:
i) Sh. Sanjay Goyal, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. RPS Bedi, Deputy Registrar-cum-PIO.

ORDER
Heard.
The respondent, in his reply to the complainant, has given to him a copy of the “Refund Rules” which is a decision of the University stating in what manner and to what extent the refund of the fees will be made to a student, who withdraws his candidature before the start of a course or a student, who leaves after the session has started. The respondent otherwise has stated that they cannot tell the complainant by what date the refund of fees will be made, since it is to be refunded by the College and the college only can give the date and time for the refund. The respondent also states that since the candidate has taken admission under the “management quota”, the University has no information about the fees paid by him and in the hearing today,he has made a further submission that the “Refund Rules”, a copy which has been sent to the complainant by the respondent himself, will not apply in the case of an admission made under the “management quota”.
The submissions made by the respondent are contrary and difficult to accept. Firstly; it is the respondent himself who has forwarded the “Refund Rules” to the complainant and secondly; it is difficult to believe that a decision of the University which governs the refund of fees to students, who leave before or after the start of the session, is not applicable to the section of students which gained admission through a quota. To my mind, the rule must apply to all students who withdraw their candidature, regardless of whether they were admitted via a quota or through regular counseling. A proper clarification on this point is required to be given by the respondent. Thirdly, it does not suffice for the University to wash off its hands from the implementation of its own rules by saying that it is the affiliated college which collects the fees , and therefore, they can not give any information regarding its refund. The whole purpose of affiliation and the framing of rules and guidelines by the University is that they should be properly followed by the affiliated colleges. If therefore the “Refund Rules” are applicable to all students, regardless of whether they got their admission through the “management quota” or not, the University should be in a position to give some explanation as to why the refund of fees of over Rs. 40,000/- to a student has still not been made by the affiliated college, after a lapse of a period of more than five months from the date when he first sent intimation of the withdrawal of his candidature from the course.

The entire matter requires to be reexamined by the respondent and a satisfactory reply given to the complainant and also brought to the Court on the next date of hearing.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 15-2-2008 for confirmation of compliance.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 1st February, 2008

Sh Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia,
# 1940, Phase-V,
SAS Nagar, Mohali. _________________ Appellant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

AC No.425 of 2007


Present:
i) Sh. Inderjit Singh Ahluwalia,, complainant in person.
ii) None on behalf of the respondent

ORDER

Heard.
The respondent has sent the list of (T-1) (T-2) and (T-3) candidates along with their Rank and name of the allotted College to the complainant, but the information asked for by the complainant at point nos. 3 and 5 of his application dated 3-7-2007, has still not been given to him. The respondent is directed to send this information also to the complainant by post within 10 days of the date of receipt of these orders.
Adjourned to 10 AM on 29-2-2008 for confirmation of compliance.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 1st February, 2008

Vivek Jasra versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Vivek Jasra,
B-36, 244/1, Vikas Nagar,
Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana. __________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. __________ Respondent

CC No. 1730 of 2007

Present: None

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent are present. No intimation has been received from either party requesting for an adjournment. I therefore conclude that the complainant has received the result of the subject BC-201 after following the due procedure.

Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 24th January, 2008

Ms Kamal Preet Kaur versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Ms. Kamal Preet Kaur,
D/o Sh. Piara Singh,
Midha Bhawan Street,
Mansa. _________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer ,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 2253 and 2254 of 2007

Present:
i) None on behalf of the complainant.
ii) Sh. RPS Bedi, Dy. Registrar-cum-PIO,/ respondent.

ORDER

Heard.
The application for information in these two cases are identical to the application already under consideration in CC No.2217/2007, which was heard by the Court on 17-1-2008. It would not therefore be necessary to proceed any further with these two cases.
Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner
18th January, 2008

PARVEEN GOEL Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP15231 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

Date of decision: 28.9.2007

Parveen Goel -----Petitioner
Vs.
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and others
-----Respondents

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE ADARSH KUMAR GOEL
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

Present:
Mr. Ramneek Vasudeva, Advocate for the petitioner.

JUDGMENT:
This petition seeks quashing of order dated 31.7.2007, Annexure P.2 and order dated 18.9.2007, Annexure P.7, debarring the petitioner from appearing for three semesters and cancelling his result of March/April 2007.

Case of the petitioner is that he was student of B.Sc (IT) 6th semester. He got reappear in two subjects for which he appeared on 28.3.2007. He was apprehended by the Flying squad official in
a case of use of unfair means. He was not allowed to complete the said paper in violation of procedure laid down. He was allowed to reappear in the second paper. He was required to appear before the Unfair Means Committee on 12.5.2007, where he took the stand that when he started his paper, he found a slip lying below his table. To avoid misunderstanding, he picked up the same and
handed over to the Class Supervisor. In that process, he was apprehended by the Flying Squad and he was not allowed to complete his paper. He sought summoning of Class Supervisor, which was not allowed. His result was cancelled and he has been debarred for three semesters. He shall now be eligible to appear again in September/October 2008. He filed an appeal before the Vice Chancellor which was not decided. He filed a writ petition, on which a direction was issued for taking of decision by the Vice Chancellor on or before 19.9.2007. The Vice Chancellor dismissed the appeal vide order dated 18.9.2007. The said order was posted on 19.9.2007 and received by the petitioner on 21.9.2007. He could not appear in the examination scheduled to be held on 20.9.2007.

Contention raised on behalf of the petitioner is that his appeal has been decided in a mechanical way without affording any opportunity of being heard and the order was in violation of regulations in as much as he was not allowed to complete paper.

We have considered the submissions made on behalf of the petitioner and perused the record.

It remains undisputed that slip was found from the
petitioner by the Flying Squad, as stated in para 7 of the petition.

The Unfair Means Committee asked the petitioner whether he wanted to cross-examine the Flying Squad official, who was duly examined before the Unfair Means Committee. Thus, the petitioner was afforded full opportunity which he did not avail. The
petitioner did not put forward the plea that he had suddenly found a paper, which he was handing over to the Class Supervisor, which plea was raised as an after-thought. Though, the petitioner was not allowed to complete paper, the object of requirement being only to ensure that a candidate who may be found innocent later on, does not suffer prejudice, mere violation of the said rules where a candidate is not found innocent, can be of no consequence. There being sufficient material in the form of statement of Flying Squad official whom the petitioner refused to cross examine, it cannot be held that any prejudice has been caused to the petitioner. In these circumstances, we have not considered it appropriate to call for the record of the Unfair Means Committee to examine the matter
further.

As regards the submission that personal hearing ought to have been given at the appellate stage, as held in the judgment of this Court in Gulab Singh v. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and others, 2005(1) SCT 111 and judgment of Single
Bench of Allahabad High Court in Mohit Naman v. University of Allahabad, 1999(2) SCT 543, we are of the view that even though, the appellate authority is expected to pass a reasoned order dealing with all the contentions and giving hearing to the candidate, such a requirement cannot be held to be inflexible.

In Union of India and Anr. v. Jesus Sales
Corporation (1996 (4) SCC 69) : AIR 1996 SC 1509, it was observed:-

....The courts cannot insist that under all circumstances and under different statutory provisions personal hearings have to be afforded to the persons concerned. If this principle of affording personal hearing is extended whenever statutory authorities are vested with the power to exercise discretion in connection with statutory appeals, it shall lead to chaotic conditions. Many statutory appeals and applications are disposed of by the competent authorities who have been vested with powers to dispose of the same. Such authorities which shall be deemed to be quasijudicial authorities are expected to apply their judicial mind over the grievances made by the appellants or applicants concerned, but it cannot be held that before dismissing such appeals or applications in all events the quasi-judicial authorities must hear the appellants or the a pplicants, as the case may be. When principles of natural justice require an opportunity to be heard before an adverse order is passed on any appeal or application, it does not in all circumstances mean a personal hearing. The
requirement is complied with by affording an opportunity to the person concerned to present his
case before such quasi-judicial authority who is
expected to apply his judicial mind to the issues
involved. (emphasis supplied).

It is well-settled that principle of natural justice cannot be reduced to any hard and fast formula and put in a straight jacket.

In Ganesh Santa Ram Sirur v. State Bank of India, AIR 2005 SC 314, the above view was reiterated in para 29 and thereafter, it was further observed:-

30.Mr. Salve invited our attention to Para 17 of the Judgment in State Bank of Patiala and Ors. v. S.K. Sharma, 1996 (3) SCC 364, which deals with the opinion of the House of Lords in United Kingdom.

He also drew our attention to S. L. Kapoor v. Jagmohan, 1980 (4) SCC 379 and Managing Director ECIL v. B. Karunakar's, 1993 (4) SCC 727 in paras 25, 26 and 28. The decisions relied on and cited above make one thing clear namely principles of natural justice cannot be reduced to any hard and fast formulae and as said in Russel v. Duke of Norfold (1949) 1 All ER 109, these principles cannot be put in a strait jacket. Their applicability depends upon the context and the facts and circumstances of each case. The objective is to ensure a fair hearing, a fair deal to a person whose rights are going to be affected. In our opinion, the approach and test adopted in Karunakar's case (supra) should govern all cases where the complaint is not that there was no hearing, no notice, no opportunity and no hearing but one of not affording a proper hearing that is adequate or a full hearing or violation of a procedural rule or requirement governing the enquiry.

31.On proportionately of punishment imposed, Mr. Salve cited Chairman and Managing Director, United Commercial Bank and Ors. v. P.C. Kakkar, 2003 (4) SCC 364. In the above case it was observed:

In B.C. Chaturvedi v. Union of India 1995 (6) SCC 749, it was observed :

18. A review of the above legal position would establish that the disciplinary authority, and on appeal the Appellate Authority, being fact-finding authorities have exclusive power to consider the evidence with a view to maintain discipline. They are invested with the discretion to impose appropriate punishment keeping in view the magnitude or gravity of the misconduct. The High
Court/Tribunal, while exercising the power of judicial review, cannot normally substitute its own conclusion on penalty and impose some other penalty. If the punishment imposed by the disciplinary authority or the Appellate Authority shocks the conscience of the High Court/Tribunal, it would appropriately mould the relief, either directing the disciplinary/appellate authority to reconsider the penalty imposed, or to shorten the
litigation, it may itself, in exceptional and rare cases, impose appropriate punishment with cogent reasons in support thereof.

The same view has also been taken by the Hon'ble
Supreme Court in earlier judgments. In Madhya Pradesh Industries Limited v. Union of India and others, AIR 1966 SC 671, it was observed by the Apex Court as under:-

As regards the second contention, I do not think that the appellant is entitled as of right to a personal hearing. It is no doubt a principle of
natural justice that a quasi judicial tribunal cannot make any decision
adverse to a party without giving him an effective opportunity of meeting any relevant allegations against him.

Indeed, R.55 of the Rules, quoted supra, recognizes the said principle
and states that no order shall be passed against any applicant unless he
has been given an opportunity to make his representations against the
comments, if any, received from the State Government or other authority.
The said opportunity need not necessarily be by personal hearing. It
can be by written representation....

(Para 10).

In Union of India v. Jyoti Prakash Mitter, AIR 1971 SC 1093, it was observed by the Apex Court as under:-

...But it is not necessarily an incident of the rules of natural justice that personal hearing must be given to a party likely to be affected by the order.

Except in proceedings in Courts, a mere denial of opportunity of making an oral representation will not, without more, vitiate the proceeding.

A party likely to be affected by a decision is entitled to know the evidence against him, and to have an opportunity of making a representation.

He however cannot claim that an order made without affording him an opportunity of a personal hearing is invalid.... (Para 25).

In Union of India v. G.R.Prabhavalkar and others,
AIR 1973 SC 2102, it was observed by the Apex Court as under:-

....Mr. Singhvi, learned counsel drew our attention to the decision of this
court in N.Subba Rao v. Union of India, (1972) 2 SCC 862 = (AIR 1973 SC
69), and urged that it is implicit in the said decision that there is an
obligation on the Central Government to give a personal hearing to the officers concerned under the Act. We have gone through the decision carefully and we do not find any basis for this contention... (Para 22).
In State Bank of Patiala v. Mahendra Kumar Singhal, 1994 Supp. (2) SCC 463, it was observed by the Apex Court as under:-

No rule has been brought to our attention which requires the appellate
authority to grant a personal hearing.

The rule of natural justice does not necessarily in all cases confer a right
of audience at the appellate stage.

That is what this court observed in F.N.Roy v. Collector of Customs,Calcutta, 1957, SCR 1151.... (Para 3).

In State of Maharashtra and others v. Jalgaon
Municipal Council and others, (2003) 9 SCC 731, while holding that an affected person has to be afforded a fair opportunity of hearing, it was held by the Apex Court that the said principle was flexible.In para 32, it was observed as under:-

......Some of the relevant factors which enter the judicial process of
thinking for determining the extent of moulding the nature and scope of fair
hearing and may reach to the extent of right to hearing being excluded are:

(i) the nature of the subject matter, and (ii) exceptional situations. Such
exceptionality may be spelled out by (i) the need to take urgent action for
safeguarding public health or safety or public interest, (ii) the absence of
legitimate expectation, (iii) by refusal of remedies in discretion, (iv)
doctrine of pleasure such as the power to dismiss an employee at pleasure, and (v) express legislation. There is also a situation which Prof.

Wade and Forsyth term as "dubious doctrine" that right to a fair hearing may stand excluded where the court forms an opinion that a hearing would make no difference. Utter caution is needed before bringing the last exception into play.

In view of above, we do not find any merit in this
petition and the same is dismissed.

(Adarsh Kumar Goel)
Judge

(Ajai Lamba)
Judge

Dr Baljinder Singh Lecturer versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Dr. Baljinder Singh, Lecturer,
Govind National College,
Narangwal, Ludhiana. _________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjabi University, Patiala. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 592 of 2007
:

ORDER

Orders were passed by this Court on 5th July, 2007 in CC No. 496/07 in the presence of the complainant and the respondent, that since the complainant has withdrawn his complaint in respect of the appointment to the post of Lecturer, the hearing of CC-592/07 or any other case concerning the complaint regarding the appointment to the post of lecturer, is not required.

Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner

Dated : 13th July, 2007

Sh Krishan Gopal versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Krishan Gopal,
# 16, New Dalima Vihar,
Near ESI Hospital, Rajpura. _________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o Registrar,
Punjabi University, Patiala. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 591 of 2007

Present:
i) Shri Krishan Gopal , complainant in person.
ii) Shri Vikrant Sharma, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.

ORDER

Heard.

The information required by the complainant has been provided by the respondent except that it has not been made clear by the respondent with reference to point No. 4 of the items of information required by the complainant, whether marks are awarded to the candidates appearing for the interview by the Selection Committee. This also may be made clear to the complainant within 3 days from the date of receipt of these orders.

Disposed of.

(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner

Shri Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Shri Gurdeep Singh
---Complainant
Vs.

PIO/O/o. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar -----Respondents

Complaint Case No-667-2006:

Present:
None for the Complainant.
None for the Respondent.
Order:


It is seen from the file that there was insufficient time gap between the issuance of notices and date of hearing, to supply the information sought by the complainant.
Another date of hearing needs to be fixed in this case.

Adjourned to August 01, 2007.

SD:
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj) State Information Commissioner

CWP 433 of 2007

HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision : 3.5.2007

Jaspreet Singh ........Petitioner
versus
Punjab Technical University and others ......Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA.

Present:
Mr.Sameer Sachdeva, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr.Amrit Pal, Advocate for respondent No.1.
Mr.D.S. Brar, Advocate for respondent No.2.

JUDGMENT
HEMANT GUPTA, J. (Oral)
The petitioner has sought a writ of mandamus directing
respondent Nos.1 and 2 to allow the petitioner to pursue his studies and appear in the remaining two papers of 7th Semester of Bachelor of Engineering Course.

Petitioner has also prayed for quashing of the order dated 14.6.2006 expelling the petitioner from the College.

The said claim arises out of the fact that the petitioner was admitted in Bachelor of Engineering Course at respondent No.2 College on the basis of competitive entrance examination held in the year 2003.

On 8.6.2006, during the course of examination for the 6th Semester, the petitioner was asked by the Flying Squad to remove his sunglasses which he was supporting while appearing in the examination.

Subsequently, on account of various allegations of omission and commission, an order of expulsion of the petitioner has been passed on 14.6.2006. It is the said order which is also subject matter of challenge in the present writ petition.

It may be noted that earlier the petitioner filed a complaint before the District Consumer Forum at Muktsar wherein a prayer was made for permitting the petitioner to attend the college and to sit in 7th Semester.

The Forum permitted the petitioner to appear in the
examination vide order dated 14.12.2006. In pursuance of the said order, the petitioner appeared in the examination of the 6th Semester before the order passed by the District Forum was set-aside by the Punjab State
Consumer Commission at Chandigarh vide order dated 3.1.2007.

Thereafter, the petitioner sought permission of this Court to appear in the remaining papers, by filing the present writ petition and vide order dated 12.1.2007, this Court permitted the petitioner to appear in theory and practical examination provisionally. By that time, paper of only one
examination was left.

An objection was raised by the respondents that the present petition cannot be permitted to continue in view of the fact that the petitioner has also invoked the jurisdiction of the District Consumer Forum and the petition of the petitioner before the District Consumer
Forum is pending consideration. An affidavit has been filed by the petitioner on 1.5.2007 to the effect that he has withdrawn the aforesaid complaint filed before the District Consumer Forum. Therefore, the said objection no longer survives.

The primary grievance of the petitioner revolves around the order Annexure P-12 dated 14.6.2006 whereby the petitioner has been ordered to be expelled for his past disciplinary and education records. The entry of the petitioner into the college was strictly banned.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has vehemently argued that the said order of expulsion has been passed against the petitioner without giving any show cause notice or opportunity of hearing or after complying with the principles of natural justice. Therefore, the order of expulsion passed by the respondents is wholly unjustified.

In reply on behalf of respondent Nos.2 and 3, it has been
pointed out that the petitioner had entered into fight with other students in November, 2004 and February, 2005. It has also been pointed out that petitioner has not passed out in all the subjects in which he has appeared in the examination. It has been also pointed out that on 8.6.2006, the petitioner argued rudely with the Invigilator and created disturbance in the examination hall and later on he argued with the Superintendent, Examination Centre and misbehaved with the Flying Squad. On 8.6.2006, when the examination was in progress, the petitioner left the examination hall while giving the blank answer sheet, misbehaved and threatened the Incharge Flying Squad. On 9.6.2006, the petitioner was suspended by the Officiating Principal and on 12.6.2006, the inquiry report was submitted and subsequently, the expulsion order was passed. It has been mentioned in the written statement that the petitioner was associated in the inquiry and the statement of the petitioner was produced as Annexure R-2/12. It has been stated that the student is known to be a trouble creator.

The writ petition came up for hearing before this Court on
2.5.2007 wherein the learned counsel representing respondent Nos.2 and 3 stated that an inquiry was conducted and the petitioner has participated in the said inquiry. In view of the averments made in the written statement and the statement made before this Court, the respondent-College was directed to produce the inquiry file. The records have been produced in the Court today.

A perusal of the record shows that a joint communication
dated 8.6.2006 of Shri Pardeep Jindal, Centre Superintendent, Shri Navdeep Goel, Member Flying Squad and Dr.J.S.Bhullar, Incharge Flying Squad, of misbehaviour of the petitioner and damage to the vehicle of the Flying Squad was made. Another communication dated 8.6.2006 was addressed by Ms.Simarjit Kaur, Invigilator, alleging the misbehaviour and misconduct of the petitioner. The Principal ordered an inquiry to investigate the matter on 9.6.2006 by Sh.Gurbhinder Singh Brar. The said Inquiry Officer has recorded the statement of certain staff members, but the petitioner was not given any opportunity to cross examine such witnesses produced before the Inquiry Officer. No show
cause notice was given to the petitioner to appear and associate himself in the Inquiry proceedings. No doubt, the communication dated 13.6.2006 on behalf of the petitioner is available on record, but it cannot be made
out that such communication is addressed to whom. The report has been submitted by such Inquiry Officer on 13.6.2006. On 13.6.2006, the Principal of the College perused the statement and findings given by the Inquiry Officer in his report and sought clarifications. Thereafter, the statement of Ms.Simarjit Kaur and Gurbhinder Singh Brar was recorded by way of clarification and on the basis of such clarification, a report has been prepared by the Principal of the College on 14.6.2006.

The narration of facts and record shows that no show cause notice was given to the petitioner pointing out the specific allegations of misconduct. The petitioner was not associated in the inquiry or in the process of clarifications. It is, thus, apparent that principle of natural
justice has been violated completely.

Consequently, the present writ petition is allowed. The order dated 14.6.2007, Annexure P-12, is set-aside. Since the order of expulsion has been set-aside, the respondents shall take consequential steps, as may be required under the law.

(HEMANT GUPTA)
JUDGE

Sh Vishal Watts versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

30361 State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No.32-34,(1st Floor), Sector 17 C , Chandigarh.
Sh. Vishal Watts,
# 1167, Bajaj Street,
Near Takkar Hospital,Jalalabad (W),
Distt. Ferozepur. ………. Appellant

Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o.The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
…………Respondent
AC 110 of 2007

Present:

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent is present. The respondent n however, has sent a copy of the letter written by him to the appellant, informing him that the Degree Certificate of the appellant has been sent to his Learning Centre from where he can collect the same. No further action is required in this case, which is disposed of.



(Kulbir Singh) (P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner, State Information Commissioner



Dated: 26th April, 2007.

Amarjog Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No.32-34,(1st Floor), Sector 17 C , Chandigarh.
Sh. Amarjog Singh,
198-L, Model Town,
Ludhiana.. ……….Complainant

Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o.The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ………….Respondent

.
CC No 390 of 2006

Present:
None. .

ORDER

Neither the complainant nor the respondent is present. The respondent has, however, sent to the Court a copy of the letter written by him to the complainant in which it has been stated that Ms. Raj Rani had been transferred, after receiving the complainant against her, from the Examination Department to the Conduct Branch vide orders dated 20-7-2006. A copy of the transfer orders has also been enclosed with the letter.

No further action is required in this case, which is disposed of.



(Kulbir Singh) (P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner, State Information Commissioner

Dated: 26th April, 2007.

Shri Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurdeep Singh
---Complainant
Vs.

PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar ---Respondent

Complaint Case No. CC-667-2006:


Present:
None for the complainant.

Shri R.P.S. Bedi, Deputy Registrar-cum-PIO, Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.

Order

Shri Gurdeep Singh, vide his complaint dated October 23, 2006 to the Commission stated that his application dated 2.8.06 made to the Public Information Officer, Punjab Technical University, Ladhowali Road, Jalandhar with due payment of fee had not drawn any response. Thereafter, the Commission has held 2 hearings on the matter and passed detailed order and given directions to the PIO on 6.3.07 and 11.4.07 and had adjourned the matter for today. In the previous two hearings, none has appeared on behalf of the PIO and neither have the directions of the Commission in its orders dated 6.3.07 and 11.4.07 been complied with. On the last date of hearing, the directions were given to the PIO Shri R.P.S. Bedi by name.

2. Today, none appeared on behalf of the complainant, but Shri R.P.S. Bedi was present. He gave the information orally. However, the information is not required to be given to the Commission but to the applicant. Shri RPS Bedi has been directed in the Court to give specific information in writing with regard to the requirement of the applicant under due receipt and to file copy of both in the Commission for its record without fail on the next date of hearing.
Adjourned to June 5, 2006.

Sd/- Sd/-
/-
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj) (Mrs .Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner State Information Commissioner
April 25, 2006.

KARAN DHIMAN Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND OTHERS CWP 17419 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: 16.04.2007


Karan Dhiman .... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others. .... Respondents

CWP No. 18737 of 2006

Supriya Punia. .... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others. .... Respondents.

CWP No. 3560 of 2007

Rupinder Singh. .... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and another. .... Respondents.

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE JASBIR SINGH
HON'BLE MRS.JUSTICE NIRMAL YADAV

Present:-
Mr.G.S.Sandhawalia, Advocate, for the petitioner in
CWP No. 17419 of 2006.
Mr. O.P.Hoshiarpuri, Advocate, for the petitioner in
CWP No. 18737 of 2006.
Mr. Narender Hooda, Advocate, for the petitioner in
CWP No. 3560 of 2007.
Mr. Anupam Gupta, Advocate, for Punjab Technical University.
Mr. R.S.Bajaj, Advocate, for Lovely Institute of Technology.

Nirmal Yadav, J.
Vide this judgment the above mentioned three writ petitions are
being disposed of together as the questions of law and facts involved therein are similar. However, the facts are taken from CWP No. 17419 of 2006.

The petitioner while appearing in first paper of Machine Design
(Part-II) of 6th semester of Bachelor of Technology, held on 26.5.2006, was found in possession of a mobile phone in switched off mode, during the checking conducted by the Flying Squad of the respondent-University. The said phone was confiscated but the petitioner was allowed to continue with his examination. Proceedings of unfair means case were initiated against him. Thereafter petitioner also appeared in rest of the papers. He was associated by the authorities in the proceedings conducted before the Unfair Means Committee. During the proceedings petitioner admitted being in possession of the mobile phone but explained that he did not use the same for the examination purposes. After the conclusion of inquiry by the Committee, authorities passed the impugned order Annexure P/8 dated 8.8.2006.

Petitioner has been disqualified from appearing in any examination of the University for a period of two semesters and result for all the subjects in which he appeared in May/June, 2006 also stood cancelled. He was also debarred from attending the classes. It was further ordered that he may appear in examinations in May/June, 2007 for which he was eligible in May/June, 2006.

Against the said order petitioner filed an appeal before the Vice
Chancellor on 22.8.2006. Since no order was passed in the said appeal, petitioner filed CWP No. 15800 of 2006. In the said writ petition this Court directed the appellate authority to decide the appeal within four weeks. The appeal was rejected vide order Annexure P/13 dated 27.10.2006. Hence the present petition.

During the pendency of the writ petition at the motion stage,
petitioner was provisionally permitted to appear in the examination of Subject of Machine Design Paper Part-II (6th Semester) scheduled to be held on December 18, 2006, subject to the final decision of the writ petition.

Learned counsel for the petitioners submitted that there is no
evidence on record that the petitioners were found in possession of mobile phones with any malafide intention to use the same during examination. The learned counsel referred to clause 9 of the Regulations provided for prevention, punishment and procedure concerning cases of misconduct and use of unfair means, hereinafter referred to as the `Regulations', and argued
that if the seized material cannot be of assistance to the candidate, then no action is required to be taken. Clause 9 of the Regulations is re-produced as under:-

“9. If during a University examination, a candidate is found having in his/her possession or accessible to him/her paper books, notes or other material, which do not relate to the subject of the examination of the day and which could not possibly be of any assistance to him/her, no action shall be taken against him/her. The Superintendent shall nevertheless promptly report the case to the Registrar and all the papers shall be sent alongwith the report.

Note: The registrar need not report such a case to the Committee, unless he disagrees with the report of the Centre
Superintendent.

He further referred to Clause 12 of the afore-mentioned Regulations and argued that if a candidate has any material in his possession out of inadvertence, he could be debarred from passing in that paper and the petitioner's case would fall under this clause. Accordingly, only a paper in which he was appearing and found in possession of mobile phone, could be cancelled.

Clause 12 reads as under:-

12. If during a University examination, a candidate is found having in his/her possession of notes which could be of assistance to him/her in the examination but he/she has not made use of the same and if the Committee is satisfied that these papers, book or notes, as the case may be, remained with the candidate out of inadvertence, he/she may as a disciplinary
measure and implication of moral turpitude be debarred from
passing in that paper.

Learned counsel further argued that Unfair Means Committee
while passing the impugned order Annexure P/8 has not referred to any such material or evidence which could prove that the mobile phone was used for unfair means, in or in relation to the examination. The Committee has also not given any finding that the mobile phone was used during the examination.

On the other hand, learned counsel for the respondents argued
that the conduct of the petitioners had been thoroughly examined by the Unfair Means Committee and thereafter they were found to be guilty. The matter was considered by the Appellate Authoritiy also and it was found that the candidates had themselves admitted being in possession of mobile phones.

On careful consideration of the rival submissions, we are of the
view that in the present case there is no evidence before the Unfair Means Committee that mobile phone was used by the petitioner for any unfair means in the examination, and therefore, it would not be covered by any of the Regulations. In the present cases the candidates were found in possession of the mobile phones and they did not make any effort to conceal those instruments. Admittedly, in all the cases, the mobile phones were found in switched off conditions, which could have been in possession of the candidates inadvertently. The Regulations clearly provide that the candidates should have been in possession of the papers relevant to the examination and not any other material. Moreover, if the mobile phones were kept concealed, it could be presumed that the same were for some
malafide intention. Since it is not proved that the mobile phones were used as unfair means during the examinations, therefore, mere possession of the mobile phones in switched off mode would not attract any Regulations referred to above, Consequently, all these writ petitions are allowed. The
impugned orders disqualifying the petitioners from appearing in the papers are quashed and the respondents are directed to declare the results of the petitioners of the respective papers.

( Nirmal Yadav)
JUDGE

(Jasbir Singh)
JUDGE

Sh Vishal Watts versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No.84 -85, Sector 17 C , Chandigarh.
.Sh. Vishal Watts,
# 1167, Bajaj Street,
Near Takkar Hospital,Jalalabad (W),
Distt. Ferozepur. ……….Complainant

Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o.The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ………….Respondent

.
CC No 110 of 2006

Present:
i), Mr. Vishal Watts, complainant in person
ii) Sh. R.P.S.Bedi,PIO-cum-Dy. Registrar .

ORDER

Heard.

The Detailed Marks Card has been received by the complainant and the respondent has made a commitment that the Degree required by the complainant will be given to him within 15 days from today.

The case is adjourned to 10 AM on 26-4-2007 for confirmation of compliance.



(Kulbir Singh) (P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner, State Information Commissioner

Dated: 13th April, 2007

Sh Amarjog Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

State Information Commission, Punjab,
SCO No.84 -85, Sector 17 C , Chandigarh.
Sh. Amarjog Singh,
198-L, Model Town,
Ludhiana.. ……….Complainant

Vs

The Public Information Officer,
O/o.The Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ………….Respondent

.
CC No 390 of 2006
Present:
i) S. Amarjog Singh, complainant in person
ii) Sh. R. P. S. Bedi, PIO-cum-Dy. Registrar.

ORDER

Heard.

The information required by the complainant has been provided by the respondent except that in response to para 6(i) of the application for information, a copy of the transfer orders of Ms. Raj Rani was provided to the complainant but the orders were issued on 1-9-2005 whereas the complaint was made to the University on 30-6-2006. The respondent states that the date 1-9-2005 has been wrongly mentioned in the copy of transfer orders sent to the complainant, and the actual date is 1-9-2006. In order to verify this, the respondent has been asked to show to the Court the records pertaining to the transfer of Ms. Raj Rani on the next date of hearing.


Adjourned to 10 AM on 26-4-2007 for further orders.

(Kulbir Singh) (P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner, State Information Commissioner

Dated: 13th April, 2007

Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No.32-33-34, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Gurdeep Singh ......Complainant
Vs.

PIO, Punjab. Technical University, Jalandhar .....Respondent

CC No. 667 of 2006:

Present:
Shri Amarjog Singh, authorized representative of complainant.
None for the PIO, Pb. Technical University, Jalandhar.

Order:

Detailed directions had been passed by the Commission on the last date of hearing on 6.3.07 in respect of the complaint of Shri Gurdeep Singh dated 23.10.06 for compliance by the PIO, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Today, the representative of the complainant is present, but none appeared on behalf of PIO and neither has the information, as directed by the Commission, been supplied to him.

2. However, the letter dated 2.3.05 was received in the commission on 5.3.07 with respect to the notice of hearing issued by the Commission requiring the presence of the PIO. In that letter, which has been addressed by the Registrar of Punjab Technical University to the Dy. Registrar, State Information Commission, the following information has been asked for :
1. Matter of complaint

2. Profile of the complainant.

3. The matter of the complaint had already been sent to the PIO vide letter dated 30.10.06, to which the reply dated 24.11.06 had been received from the

CC No. 667/2006 -2

PIO, Shri R.P.S. Bedi. The profile of the complainant is not necessary to be disclosed as any citizen of India can apply for information to any Public Authority.

4. The PIO of Punjab Technical University (Sh. R.P.S. Bedi (by name) is once again directed to comply with the orders of the Commission dated 6.3.07 positively by 25th April, 2007, since the Punjab Technical University is a Public Authority. The information may be supplied under due receipt to the complainant and compliance report file in this Commission before that date.

Adjourned to 25.4.2007.

SD: SD:
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj) (Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner State Information Commissioner

RAGHBIR SINGH Versus PB TECH UNIVERSITY and ORS CWP 2687 of 2007

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

1. CWP No. 673 of 2007.

Date of decision: 20.3.2007

Raghbir Singh .... Petitioner(s)
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others. .... Respondents


Sukhvir Singh. .... Petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others. .... Respondents.

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE JASBIR SINGH
HON'BLE MRS.JUSTICE NIRMAL YADAV

Present:-
Mr.G.S.Sandhawalia, Advocate, for the petitioners.
Mr.Anupam Gupta, Advocate, for the respondents.

Jasbir Singh, J. (Oral)
Vide this judgment, the above mentioned two petitions are being disposed of together, as the facts and questions of law involved, in these cases, are the same. However, the facts are being taken from CWP No. 673 of 2007, to dictate this order.

This writ petition has been filed for issuance of a writ in the nature of certiorari with a prayer to quash the order dated 8/17.8.2006 (Annexure P/7), passed by respondent No.2, vide which petitioner has been disqualified from appearing in any examination of the University for a period of two semesters.

Further prayer is for quashing of the order vide which the petitioner's examination has been cancelled qua other papers, than the one in which he was found using unfair means at the time of conduct of examination.

It is apparent from the records that on 22.6.2006 the petitioner
was appearing in the examination for the subject of Mathematics (First Semester-Supplementary) for the course of Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering). He was found in possession of Mobile Phone along with head phone, which he had concealed in his turban. In view of that unfair means case was reported against him. He was issued a show cause notice and was asked to appear before Unfair Means Committee, constituted by the University. Vide order under challenge the petitioner was debarred from appearing in any examination for two semesters and also his result was cancelled for all those papers in which he had appeared at the time of examination in question.

Counsel for the petitioner states that possession of the mobile
phone without any further proof that the same was used, at the time of examination, will not incur any disqualification and as such the order passed is liable to be set aside.

We feel that the argument raised is liable to be rejected in view
of the ratio of law laid down by this Court in the case of Harsimrat Singh and others Versus The State of Punjab and others, CWP No. 18388 of 2006, decided on 8.12.2006, where, under similar circumstances, the students from whose possession mobile phones, concealed in their turbans were detected, the punishment inflicted upon them, was up-held.

Consequently, in view of the above mentioned facts, the writ
petition is dismissed.

( Jasbir Singh )
JUDGE

( Nirmal Yadav )
JUDGE

VIKRAMJIT SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 1574 of 2007


IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Date of decision 12 .2.2007

Vikramjit Singh .. petitioner
Versus
Punjab Technical University and others .. Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

PRESENT:
None

M.M.Kumar, J.
The prayer made in this petition filed under Article 226 of the
Constitution is that the orders dated 8.8.2006 and 18.8.2006 (Annexures P.1 and P.2) be quashed and appropriate direction be issued to the respondents.

The petitioner was charge sheeted for using unfair means in the
examinations on 14.6.2006 and 21.6.2006. In both the charge sheets it was alleged that when he was appearing in the subject of CS 205 DLCD on 14.6.2006 and CS 211 Programming Language on 21.6.2006 at Rayat Institute of Engineering and Technology Railmajra, District Nawashaharrespondent no. 1 ( which is a college affiliated to Punjab Technical University) he was using unfair means in the examination. After holding necessary enquiry the Unfair Means Committee invoked regulation 11.1 of Chapter XVI and disqualified him from appearing in any examination of the University for a period of two semesters. The result of the petitioner in respect of all the subjects in which he had appeared in May/ June, 2006 was also ordered to be cancelled. He has been debarred from attending the classes and appearing in subsequent examination for a period of two regular semesters permitting him to appear in the examination to be held in May/ June, 2007 for which he was eligible in May/ June, 2006.

We have perused the averments made by the petitioner and find
that no interference of this Court is warranted as the petitioner has been granted an opportunity of hearing after issuance of charge sheet and principles of natural justice have been complied with. There is nothing in the pleadings which may warrant any other view than the one taken by the Unfair Means Committee. Even otherwise in equitable jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution no relief could be granted to the etitioner.

The growing menance of using unfair means has to be checked and such like tendencies must be discouraged. Accordingly the writ petition fails and the same is dismissed.

(M.M.Kumar)
Judge

(Rajesh Bindal)
Judge

RUPINDER SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICALUNIVERSITY AND ANR CWP 19598 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision: December 11,2006

Rupinder Singh V. Punjab Techical University,Ladowali Road, Jalandhar and another

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE H.S.BHALLA

Present:
Shri Narender Hooda,Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral)
Notice of motion to the respondents.

On the asking of the Court, Shri Aashish Rawal,
Advocate for Shri Anupam Gupta, Advocate accepts notice on behalf of the respondents.

Copies of the writ petition have been supplied to the learned counsel for the respondents.

The petitioner has been ordered to be disqualified vide order dated August 8,2006, Annexure P/3 for allegedly using unfair means while appearing in the examination conducted by the Punjab Technical University, respondent No.1.
Against the order Annexure P/3, the petitioner has already filed an appeal on August 29,2006 before the Appellate Authority but the aforesaid appeal remains undecided so far.

Learned counsel for the petitioner says that at this stage, the petitioner would be satisfied if a direction is issued to the aforesaid authority to decided the appeal dated August 29,2006,
annexure P/4 filed by the petitioner.

In this view of the matter, without going into the merits of the claim made by the petitioner, we dispose of the present petition with a request to the Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, respondent No.1, to take a final decision on the aforesaid appeal (Annexure P/4) within a period of four weeks from the date a certified copy of this order is received, by passing a detailed and speaking order .

A copy of the order be given dasti on usual charges.

( Viney Mittal )
Judge

( H.S.Bhalla )
Judge

AAKASH SHARMA Versus PUNJABTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 19229 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: December 5, 2006

Aakash Sharma ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and others Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Rajender Goyal, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
After arguing the case for some time, the learned counsel for the petitioner wishes to withdraw the present petition with a liberty to the petitioner to seek his other appropriate remedies, including the filing of the civil suit, if so advised.

Dismissed as withdrawn with liberty, as aforesaid.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

CHIT KARAN VIR SINGH GILL Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 19356 OF 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of decision : December 07, 2006

Chitkaranvir Singh Gill ............Petitioner
Vs.
Punjab Technical University and others ...........Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S BHALLA

Present:
Mr. Kailash Chander, Advocate for the petitioner(s).

Viney Mittal, J. (Oral)
Notice of motion to respondent no.1. Sh. Ashish Rawal, Advocate accepts notice on behalf of respondent no.1 on behalf of Sh.
Anupam Gupta, Advocate.

The petitioner has been disqualified vide order dated October 23, 2006 (Annexure P-3) for having adopted unfair means in an
examination.

The petitioner has also pleaded that against the aforesaid order of disqualification, he has already filed an appeal on November 6, 2006
before the appellate authority but the aforesaid appeal has not been decided so far.

Keeping in view the aforesaid facts and circumstances of the case, but without commenting upon the merits of the claim made by the petitioner, we dispose of the present petition with a direction to the appellate authority to take a final decision on the appeal filed by the petitioner within a period of 2 weeks from the date a certified copy of this order is received by passing a detailed and speaking order.

A copy of this order be given dasti on payment of the usual charges.

( VINEY MITTAL )
JUDGE

( H.S BHALLA )
JUDGE

ANU BALA Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 18502 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: December 4, 2006

Anu Bala ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and others Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri S.K.Jain, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
Concededly, the petitioner had not participated in the 1st counselling. There is absolutely no reason spelt out by the petitioner as to why she had not chosen to participate in the Ist counselling.

The learned counsel for the petitioner has not been able to point out any rule/regulation which permits her to participate in any subsequent counselling even having remained absent in the first counselling.

Dismissed.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

Dr HK Tewari versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Dr. H.K.Tewari,
HJ ' 116, H/B Colony,
B.R.S. Nagar, Ludhiana 12.
…………………...........Complainant
Vs.

The Additional Director of communication CCL&C,
-cum-Public Information Officer,
O/o Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana.
...….…………….......Respondent

CC No. 71 of 2006

Present
Dr. H.K.Tewari, Complainant in person.
The Respondent was not called for the hearing today.

It is observed that in its order dated 03.07.06, the Commission had directed that the Complainant be allowed to inspect the relevant record in the Punjab Agricultural University between 10.07.2006 and 15.07.06. When the matter came up for confirmation of compliance on 12.09.06, the Complainant was not present. The Respondent, however, had appeared and stated before us that the Complainant was allowed to inspect the record on three different dates that is 11.07.06, 17.08.06 and 23.08.06. Respondent also stated that copies of 149 different documents were supplied after inspection of the record. In the absence of the Complainant the matter was disposed of on 12.09.06, presuming that the relevant information would have been obtained by the Complainant.

After the orders of 12.09.06 were communicated, the Complainant submitted a request before the Commission for reopening the case, alleging that complete information had still not been delivered to him. A copy of the letter of 08.11.06 is given to us again.

A copy of the letter dated 08.11.06 be sent to the Public Information Officer O/o Registrar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Public Information Officer is directed to take suitable action to supply the information as demanded in the latest letter of the Complainant.

To come up for confirmation of compliance on 18.12.2006.

Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.


(Rajan Kashyap)
Chief Information Commissioner

Chandigarh
Dated: 13.11.2006
(Surinder Singh)
Information Commissioner

NAVPREET SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ANR CWP 17434 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: November 3, 2006

Navpreet Singh ….Petitioner
VERSUS
The Punjab Technical University,Jalandhar and another …..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri B.S.Sidhu, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The petitioner has challenged the order (Annexure P.7) dated July 21, 2006 whereby the petitioner and another student have been ordered to be suspended and the petitioner has further been debarred from entering into Hostel.

Concededly, the aforesaid action has been taken by the Principal of the College on account of an armed fight between the
students.

In view of the aforesaid fact, we are satisfied that the said action has been taken by the Principal to maintain discipline in the institution.

The petitioner may, if so advised, approach the College authorities for seeking the requisite relief.

Dismissed.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

SARABJIT SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 17016 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: October 27, 2006

Sarabjit Singh ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University and others …..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Charan Jit Sharma, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The petitioner was involved in an unfair means case and has been dis-qualified from appearing in any examination of the Punjab Technical University for a period of two semesters. As a matter of fact, the petitioner was found in possession of a mobile phone when he had appeared in the examination.

During the course of arguments, the learned counsel
appearing for the petitioner has contended that against the disqualification order, the petitioner has already filed an appeal, which is still pending consideration before the Vice Chancellor of the University. The learned counsel states that the petitioner would be satisfied if this Court issues direction to the Vice Chancellor for disposal of the aforesaid appeal.

Keeping in view the stand taken by the learned counsel for the petitioner but without expressing any opinion on the merits of the claim made by the petitioner, we dispose of the present petition with a request to the Vice Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, respondent No.1 to take a final decision on the appeal filed by the petitioner within a period of two months from the date a certified copy of this order is received.

A copy of the order be given dasti on payment of usual charges.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

SARTAJ SINGH CHEEMA Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 16994 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: October 27, 2006

Sartaj Singh Cheema ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University and others …..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Charan Jit Sharma, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The petitioner was involved in an unfair means case and has been dis-qualified from appearing in any examination of the Punjab Technical University for a period of two semesters. As a matter of fact, the petitioner was found in possession of a mobile phone when he had appeared in the examination.

During the course of arguments, the learned counsel
appearing for the petitioner has contended that against the disqualification order, the petitioner has already filed an appeal, which is still pending consideration before the Vice Chancellor of the University. The learned counsel states that the petitioner would be satisfied if this Court issues direction to the Vice Chancellor for disposal of the aforesaid appeal.

Keeping in view the stand taken by the learned counsel for the petitioner but without expressing any opinion on the merits of the claim made by the petitioner, we dispose of the present petition with a request to the Vice Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, respondent No.1 to take a final decision on the appeal filed by the petitioner within a period of two months from the date a certified copy of this order is received.

A copy of the order be given dasti on payment of usual charges.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

KARANBIR SINGH Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 16988 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: October 27, 2006

Karanbir Singh ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University and others
…..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Charan Jit Sharma, Advocate for the petitioner.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The petitioner was involved in an unfair means case and has been dis-qualified from appearing in any examination of the Punjab Technical University for a period of two semesters. As a matter of fact, the petitioner was found in possession of a mobile phone when he had appeared in the examination.

During the course of arguments, the learned counsel
appearing for the petitioner has contended that against the disqualification order, the petitioner has already filed an appeal, which is still pending consideration before the Vice Chancellor of the University. The learned counsel states that the petitioner would be satisfied if this Court issues direction to the Vice Chancellor for disposal of the aforesaid appeal.

Keeping in view the stand taken by the learned counsel for the petitioner but without expressing any opinion on the merits of the claim made by the petitioner, we dispose of the present petition with a request to the Vice Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, respondent No.1 to take a final decision on the appeal filed by the petitioner within a period of two months from the date a certified copy of this order is received.

A copy of the order be given dasti on payment of usual charges.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

SOYALJIT KAUR RANDHAWA Versus P T U AND ANR CWP 18440 of 2005

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: October 24, 2006

Soyaljit Kaur Randhawa ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University and another …..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Sudeep Mahajan, Advocate for the petitioner.
Shri Atul Nehra, Advocate for Shri Anupam Gupta,
Advocate for respondent No.1.
Shri P.P.Singh, Advocate for respondent No.2.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The learned counsel appearing for respondent No.2 has placed on record a photocopy of the communication dated October 23, 2006, whereby the respondent University has communicated to the institute respondent No.2 that the result of petitioner Soyaljit Kaur pertaining to 1st semester has since been declared on October 19,2006 and it has also been communicated that the result of the petitioner
pertaining to 5th semester examination conducted under the interim orders passed by this Court has also been declared on October 19,2006. The University has also directed the institute to permit the
petitioner to pursue her studies. A photocopy of the said communication is taken on record and marked as Annexure A.

The learned counsel appearing for the respondents also state at the bar, on instructions, that the petitioner shall be permitted to pursue her studies as a regular student, in accordance with rules/regulations of the University.

In view of the aforesaid fact, we find that the present
petition has been rendered infructuous and the same is disposed of accordingly.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

SAPNA GOYAL Versus PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY AND ORS CWP 15830 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: October 23, 2006

Sapna Goyal ….Petitioner
VERSUS
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and others
…..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Tribhawan Singla, Advocate for the petitioner.
Shri Atul Nehra, Advocate for respondent No.1.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
Shri Atul Nehra, the learned counsel appearing for the
respondent University has informed the Court that the Chairman of the respondent No.2 College Shri J.S.Bedi has contacted the counsel for the respondent University to inform that no request in writing has been received from the petitioner for obtaining no objection certificate so far.

On the basis of the aforesaid fact, the learned counsel for the petitioner states that the grievance made by the petitioner is wholly pre-mature.

In view of the aforesaid stand taken by the respondent University, Shri Tribhawan Singla, the learned counsel appearing for the petitioner states that the present petition be disposed of with a liberty to the petitioner to approach the respondent College by filing an application in writing, in accordance with law. The learned counsel states that respondent No.2 College be directed to process the aforesaid application, in accordance with law.

In view of the stand taken by the petitioner, the present petition is disposed of with a liberty to the petitioner to approach the respondent No.2 College for obtaining no objection certificate, through application in writing, in accordance with law.

If any such application is filed by the petitioner, then the same shall be processed and necessary action shall be taken thereupon within a period of two weeks from the date of filing of the present application.

The present petition is disposed of accordingly.

A copy of the order be given dasti on payment of usual charges.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

MANOJ KUMAR AND ORS Vs PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIV AND ANR CWP 14009 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


Date of decision : September 8, 2006

Manoj Kumar and others ............Petitioner
Vs.
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar ...........Respondents and another

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S BHALLA

Present:
Ms. Urmil Gupta, Advocate for the petitioner(s).
Mr. Anupam Gupta, Advocate for the respondents.

Viney Mittal, J. (Oral)
Learned counsel appearing for the Punjab Technical University has produced before us a photocopy of the gazette notification whereby the result of the three petitioners before us has been declared.

A copy of the aforesaid gazette notification is also being supplied to the learned counsel for the petitioners. In view of the aforesaid fact, the present writ petition is rendered infructuous and is disposed of as such.

( VINEY MITTAL )
JUDGE

( H.S BHALLA )
JUDGE

FIR against PTU VC, Registrar cancelled

The FIR lodged against Punjab Technical University (PTU) Vice-Chancellor S. K. Salwan and Registrar M.S. Grewal has been cancelled, after the police claimed that the two officials, named in the suicide note of a former PTU clerk Rajinder Kumar Sharma, were not guilty of his death. The police said it had reached the decision, to be presented in the court tomorrow, after recording the statements of the university employees concerned.

Statements of PTU Vice-Chancellor S.K. Salwan, Registrar M.S. Grewal were recorded by police. Also, the statements of Satpal, an attendant, Om Prakash, a chowkidar, Yadvinder Singh, a clerk, Sunil Dutt, a driver who had taken Rajinder Kumar Sharma to the hospital after he had consumed celphos tablets, Ik Onkar Singh, PA to the Vice-Chancellor, Narinder Singh, another clerk and one Rajinder Kumar and Kuldeep Singh were recorded. Rajinder Kumar had been employed with PTU as a clerk, but was sacked in 2002. The police, in its report, has said that the present PTU Vice-Chancellor joined in 2004 - two years after sharma lost his job.

Additional Station House Officer, Division Number 4, Mr Darshan Singh, said the FIR cancellation report was ready to be presented in the court. SSP Ishwar Singh also confirmed that the police had recommended the cancellation of the FIR.


PTU students go on fast

Jalandhar, September 1
Demanding change in examination rules, first-year engineering students of Punjab Technical University went on fast on the campus here today.

The students demanded that they be allowed to sit in the second year classes, even as the PTU authorities have been saying that this was not possible as they had not cleared four subjects out of the total nine as per the university rule.

The students demanded that the previous rule of “1 to 5” be made applicable to them under which they could clear the first semester courses till the fifth semester.

PTU de reserves seats by violating rules

June 24: In gross violation of rules, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has de-reserved the hundreds of seats under the reserved category without seeking mandatory approval from the state welfare department.

The reserved category seats form 48 per cent of the total seats. As per the university notice published in newspapers, general category candidates would fill all the vacant reserved seats during the second phase of counselling tentatively slated for July 23. When asked, special secretary welfare department and incharge de-reservation branch, Harjit Singh told media that the university did not seek the approval as per rules.

The officials said that it was a serious anomaly on part of the university, as no seat can be de-reserved without the sanction of the department. The rules state that prior sanction was binding to effect de-reservation in respect of admission, recruitment and promotion. According to PTU registrar SK Bhatia, they took the decision in view of large number of seats remaining unfilled due to poor response from reserved category candidates almost every year.

Stating that this was not the first instance, officials alleged that the university had recently acted against the interests of reserved category candidates by bringing about abrupt change in the fee payment schedule. As per the change, the candidates were asked to deposit the fee within five days of publication of a notice on June 18 but the same was not applicable to the general category candidates. The original date for depositing the fee was July 21. It was only after matter was highlighted by the media and consultation with the technical education minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee that the university announced the same fee deposit schedule for all categories, Kaypee had apparently directed the secretary of technical education department to enquire about this.

Bhatia said the reservation rules would apply to the 15 per cent admission quota granted to the managements of the affiliated colleges. The colleges would also charge as per the existing fee structure of the university, he said. The colleges would start admitting students from this session after submitting details of unfilled seats at the conclusion of the first counselling on July 16, Bhatia said, adding that the colleges must ensure merit based admissions.

PTU acting VC Romila Dubey conspiring to close varsity: Garcha

LUDHIANA: Former Punjab technical education minister Jagdish Singh Garcha, on Friday, accused acting vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU) Romila Dubey of trying to close down the university by accepting hefty bribes from vested interests whose businesses were suffering due to the courses being offered by PTU.

Addressing mediapersons here, Garcha was also unsparing in his comments about chief minister Amarinder Singh, whom he accused of dancing to the tune of bureaucrats and advisors in matters pertaining to the university.

Garcha alleged that Dubey, also Punjab technical education secretary, had accepted 25 lakh in advance from private players imparting technical education. He said a deal had been struck with these players for the closure of the university, which, he claimed, has been imparting quality education.

Tracing the origin of the alleged conspiracy, Garcha said private players like NIIT and Aptech had found their business under threat as the fee structure offered by PTU was much lower than theirs. Before PTU entered the scene, these institutions were handling annual business worth Rs 100 crore, Garcha claimed. It was under the same conspiracy that the search committee constituted by the government had failed to select a new VC after Guram’s retirement as the committee was headed by Dubey, Garcha alleged.

Also accusing Dubey of taking arbitrary decisions, Garcha wondered why the CM had not taken concrete action against her even after he had raised the issue of irregularities committed by her through the ‘call attention motion’ during recently concluded budget session of the assembly.
So much so, the then technical education minister Surjit Kaur Kalkat had raised a written objection to the way Dubey had awarded a contract to National Building Construction Company for construction of technical institutions despite the government policy of engaging state public works department for this purpose.

Sh Ranbir Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-34, 1st Floor (Court No-2), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Ranbir Singh,
S/o Sh. Ghisa Ram,
C/o Mukesh Yadav,
# 1391, Sector 11, Govt. Quarters,
Panchkula. ________________ Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer ,
O/o Registrar,
Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 758 of 2007

Present: None.

ORDER

The respondent has informed the Court that the syllabus of Strategic Management is available on the web-site of the University. In the copy of letter sent to the complainant, which has been sent to the Commission, the respondent has recorded that copies of the Question Papers required by the complainant, have also been put on the web-site.

Neither the complainant nor the respondent is present. A copy of the communication received from the respondent may be sent to the complainant for his information.

Disposed of.
(P.K.Verma)
State Information Commissioner

Shri Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No.32-33-34, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Gurdeep Singh, 198-L,Model Town,Ludhiana. ......Complainant

Vs.

PIO, Punjab Technical University,Ladowali Road, Jalandhar......Respondent

CC No. 667 of 2007:

Present:
None for the complainant.
Sh. R.P.S. Bedi, Dy. Registar-cum-PIO,Punjab Tech. University.

Order:

The explanation dated 18.7.07 of the PIO-cum-Dy. Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, has been examined. I am satisfied that there is no fault of PIO in so far as non appearance before the Commission is concerned. Full information has already been given to the satisfaction of the complainant.

The matter is hereby disposed of.

SD:
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj)
State Information Commissioner

Shri Gurdeep Singh versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Shri Gurdeep Singh ......Complainant
Vs.
P.I.O./Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. .....Respondent

CC No.667 of 2006:

Present:
Shri Amarjot Singh son and Attorney of Shri Gurdeep Singh complainant.
None for the respondent-department.

Order:

Shri Gurdeep Singh, vide his complaint dated October 23, 2006 stated that his application dated August, 02, 2006 made to the Public information Officer, Punjab Technical University, Ladhowali Road, Jalandhar with payment of Rs. 180/- vide Bank Draft No: 129794, has not drawn any response. After waiting for a long time, he has filed this complaint and requests that the information may be made available to him. The complaint was sent to the Public Information Officer, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar on October 30, 2006 asking for his response within 15 days, with a copy to the complainant. The P.I.O. has,by this letter dated November 24, 2006, sent a reply to the Commission.The complainant also confirms having received the same. However, he states that the reply is not specific to his application in respect of points 1 and 2 and neither has a copy of the Rule Book been supplied nor any indication of the amount required to be paid for it.

2. The questions and the replies have been seen and the grievance of the applicant appears correct and the replies are not to the point. The P.I.O. is directed to give clear and specific reply on the points on which information has been sought and also to supply a copy of the Punjab Technical University Rule Book by April 5, 2007, without fail, under due receipt of the applicant.





CC No. 149 of 2006:

3. Compliance report of the same and a copy of the information supplied should be filed in this Court on the next date of hearing, that is, April 11, 2007, positively. In case the applicant has received the information, as indicated above, he need not attend the next date and the case will be disposed of accordingly.

Adjourned to April 11, 2007.


SD: SD:
(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj) (Mrs. Ravi Singh)

State Information Commissioner State information Commissioner

CET 2008

Punjab Technical University Combined Entrance Test 2008 (PTU CET 2008)
PTU will hold a Combined Entrance Test (CET) on 7th June, 2008 (Saturday) for admission to 1st year of B.Tech and B.Pharm* courses in the colleges affiliated to the following Universities:

1. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
2. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
3. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
4. Punjabi University, Patiala

PTU CET 2008 Important Dates:

Sale of brochure from: 10.05.2008
Last Date for submitting completed Application form for CET-08: 31.05.2008 (5.00 PM) (Saturday)
Last Date for submitting completed Application Form for admission under 15% Category on the basis of AIEEE and those who are applying for Architecture Course: 30.06.2008 (5.00 PM)
Date of Entrance Test: 07.06.2008 (Saturday)
Cost of the Brochure: Rs. 550/- at counter, Rs 600/- by post in the shape of DD in favour of REGISTRAR, PTU payable at Jalandhar.

The Information Brochure will be available for sale at the following places:

Admission Cell of PTU at Ladowali Road, Jalandhar.
Participating Universities.
Engineering / Pharmacy / Architecture Colleges affiliated to PTU.
Directorate of Technical Education, Plot No. 1, Sector 36-A, Chandigarh.
Room No. 708 Punjab Bhawan New Delhi.
Selected branches of Punjab National Bank and Allahabad Bank (details on website www.ptu.ac.in)
Note: For colleges affiliated to PTU only.

Details regarding the eligibility, and other information details are available in the information Brochure.

For details, contact:
Punjab Technical University,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar (Punjab), India

Ex-Akali minister Garcha arrested in corruption case

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be no let up in the Vigilance Bureau s campaign to trap former SAD ministers in corruption cases.
A team of VB sleuths, in an early morning swoop on Saturday, arrested former technical education minister Jagdish Singh Garcha in Ludhiana on the charge of causing financial loss of about Rs 11.51 crore to the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, by committing largescale irregularities in setting up computer and technical education centres in and outside Punjab.
PTU director (outreach) Amarjit Singh Grewal was also picked up by the VB for his alleged connivance with the former SAD minister in the case.
Garcha is the fourth former SAD minister to be arrested by the VB. Earlier, Sucha Singh Langah, Tota Singh and AS Kohar were taken into custody for allegedly indulging in corrupt practices during their tenure as ministers in the SAD-BJP government.
VB chief director AP Pandey said two other associates of Garcha, his son, Parminder Singh and former PTU vice-chancellor, HS Guram, also booked in the case, were at large.
While Garcha s son was not at his residence when the VB team raided his house, Guram has reportedly gone underground.
Garcha s son used to indirectly look after the sanctioning of PTU study centres and make collections from those who had been allotted PTU franchisees.
The VB team recovered fixed deposits worth Rs 90.50 lakh, cash worth Rs 3.51 lakh and a computer from the former minister s office, Garcha Enterprises, besides other documents related to his property, credit cards, and three cellular telephones.
Pandey said the VB investigations have also proved that illegal appointments were made in the PTU while question papers were leaked and answer-sheets tampered with.
Repression, says Badal: Within hours of Jagdish Singh Garcha s arrest by the vigilance bureau (VB) Shiromani Akali Dal president Parkash Singh Badal strongly condemned the continuing reign of repression and lawless vendetta unleashed by chief minister Amarinder Singh against the SAD leaders.
Badal said that even the whereabouts of Garcha were being kept secret from his family and the party and we have no clue as to what the VB was really upto.

COMBINED ENTRANCE TEST (CET -2009) 3rd May 2009

PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar – 144 001
Phone No: 0181-2233877, Fax: 2244008
Website: www.ptu.Ac.in

COMBINED ENTRANCE TEST (CET -2009)
CET-2009 – 3rd May, 2009
(For 85% category, Punjab Residents only)

The Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar will hold Combined Entrance Test (CET-2009) on 3rd May, 2009 (Sunday) for admission to 1st year of Engineering & Technology courses in the universities/Institutions affiliated to :

1. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar , 2. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 3. Punjabi University, Patiala, 4. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and

B. Pharmacy in Colleges affiliated to PTU Jalandhar only.
Candidate from outside Punjab (15% category) shall be admitted in above Universities / Colleges through AIEEE-09 merit list. Detailed information shall be available at www.ptu.ac.in.

The information brochure-cum-application form will be available for sale from 2nd April, 2009 at : PTU Kapurthala Campus, PTU Jalandhar Campus, Directorate of Technical Education Plot No-1, Sector-36 A, Chandigarh, Punjab Bhawan, Room No. 708, B-Block Copernicus Marg, New Delhi and All Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Colleges affiliated to PTU & selected branches of Punjab National Bank (see at www.ptu.ac.in) for Rs. 550/- at counter, Rs. 600/- by post through DD in favour of Registrar, PTU payable at Jalandhar.

Last date for submission of Application Form : 20th April, 2009 ( 5 p.m.)

1 Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
2 Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhina

3 Guru Nanak University Amritsar
4 Punjab , University Patiala






PTU CET 2009 IMPORTANT DATES

Sale of brochure from 02.04.2009
Last Date for submitting completed Application Form for CET -09 20.04.2009(5.00 PM)


Downloading of Admit Cards 27.04.2009 onwards
Date of PTU CET 2009 Entrance Test 03.05.2009 (Sunday)
Last Date for submitting completed Application Form for admission under 15% Category on the basis of AIEEE and those who are applying for Architecture Course 16.05.2009 (5.00 PM)

Declaration of PTU CET 2009 Result (CET-2009) 18.05.2009
Start of counselling 01.06.2009

The information Brochure will be available for sale at the following places:

Admission Cell PTU at Ladowali Road jalandhar
Participating Universities
Engineering /pharmacy/ Architecture College affiliated to PTU
Directorate of Technical Education , Plot No 1, Sector 36- A Chandigarh Room No 708, Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi
Selected branches Punjab National Bank, and Allahabad Bank (details on website: www.ptu.ac.in .

For colleges affiliated to PTU only
Details regarding eligibility etc are available in the Information Brochure

Eligibility Criteria
For eligibility for 85% seats category candidates should be a resident of Punjab State in terms of Punjab Govt., Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (PP II Branch) letter no. 1/3/95-3PP II/9619 dated 6th June 1996 and letter no. 1/3/95-3PP II / 81 dated 1st Jan 1999,
or
should have passed 10+1 and 10+2 examination as a regular candidate from recognized institution situated in Punjab. Each candidate would be required to submit a certificate to this effect from the Principal / Head of Institution last attended in the prescribed performa.

Admission to different Universities shall be governed by their respective eligibility criteria

Note: The candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination shall also be eligible to appear in the Entrance Test. The admission of such candidates to the Entrance Test shall be purely provisional and shall stand cancelled, if they fail to produce their eligibility at the time of counselling.


PTU Date Sheet 2009

PTU Date Sheet 2009 | Punjab Technical University
Date Sheet For B.Tech Computer Science Engineering

3rd Semester :
04/06/09 MORNING 3RD CS-203 Mathematics-III
06/06/09 MORNING 3RD CS-203 Discrete Structures
09/06/09 MORNING 3RD CS-201 Computer Architecture
11/06/09 MORNING 3RD CS-205 Digital Circuits & Logic Design
13/6/2009 MORNING 3RD CS-207 Data Structures & Programming Methodology
17/6/2009 MORNING 3RD CS-209 Written & Oral Technical Communication
19/6/2009 MORNING 3RD CS-211 Programming Languages
22/6/2009 MORNING 3RD CS-252 Object Oriented Programming using C++


4th Semester :
09/05/09 MORNING 4TH CS-202 Operating System
18/5/2009 MORNING 4TH CS-206 Data Communication
20/5/2009 MORNING 4TH CS-208 Microprocessor & Assembly Language Programming
23/5/2009 MORNING 4TH CS-210 Systems Programming
26/5/2009 MORNING 4TH CS-204 Mathematics – III
06/06/09 MORNING 4TH CS-204 Discrete Structures

5th Semester :
04/06/09 EVENING 5TH CS-305 DBMS
06/06/09 EVENING 5TH CS-301 System Analysis and Design
09/06/09 EVENING 5TH CS-303 Computer Networks
11/06/09 EVENING 5TH CS-307 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
13/6/2009 EVENING 5TH CS-309 Computer Graphics
17/6/2009 EVENING 5TH CS-311 Computer Peripherals and Interfaces

6th Semester :
09/05/09 EVENING 6TH CS-306 Asynchronous Transfer Mode
18/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-308 Software Engineering
20/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-324 Real Time Systems
23/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-326 Operation Research
26/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-328 Language Processor
28/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-330 Natural Language Processing
30/5/2009 EVENING 6TH CS-302 Relational Database Management System-II
08/06/09 EVENING 6TH HU-251 Human Resource Management
12/06/09 EVENING 6TH CS-304 Introduction to Business System
15/6/2009 EVENING 6TH CH-304 Optimization Techniques

7th & 8th Semester :
08/05/09 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-402 Symbolic Logic & Logic Processing
11/05/09 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-404 Formal Language & Automata Theory
19/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-408 Principles of Engineering .Ecomonics & Management Techniques
21/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-410 Organisational Structure
21/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-418 System Simulation and Modelling
21/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-420 Emerging Technologies and Current IT-
25/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-412 Graphical User Interface
25/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-424 Expert System
25/5/2009 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CS-426 Image Processing & Pattern recognition
05/06/09 EVENING 7TH & 8TH ME-251/2.5 Total Quality Management
10/06/09 EVENING 7TH & 8TH CE-216 Environmental Sciences

Guv returns file recommending Arora as VC

Chandigarh, December 16, 2008
The Punjab Governor is learnt to have returned, without approving, the file recommending the posting of Rajnish Arora as vice-chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Sources said the Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), had marked the file back to the Chief Minister with a query regarding the political affiliations if any of Arora.

Arora is an RSS activist, a fact, which was objected to by certain quarters when his name was being considered for the post. His appointment was being opposed on the grounds that this would lead to saffronisation of technical education.

The Chief Minister s office had recommended the name of Arora to the the Governor last week, said sources. The governor is normally expected to give his silent nod to such recommendations. However, his act of returning the file with the reported query brings to the fore the gravity of the objections against the appointment.

Simranjit Singh Mann had yesterday demanded that the post should be occupied by a secular person.

H C Arora Advocate versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shr H.C. Arora, Advocate,
H.No-2299, Sec-44-C,
Chandigarh.
_______ Appellant
Vs.
The Public information Officer,
o/o Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar.

FAA- Pb. Technical University, kapurthala Road,
Jalandhar. _______ Respondents

AC No. 338 of 2010

Present:-
Shri Rajinder Kumar Gupta on behalf of the appellant.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, clerk on behalf of the respondent-department.

ORDER

The appellant had moved an application dated 7.9.2009 to the Public Information Officer/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar seeking information on seven issues.

2. It was alleged that the PIO did not respond to the request for information and an appeal filed before the First Appellate Authority on 4.1.2010 through speed post, also did not result in any reply. Consequently the present appellant had to move the State Information Commission on 22.3.2010.

3. Notice was given to the respondent, who appeared on 29.4.2010 and submitted that the information had been duly supplied to the appellant. The case was adjourned to 6.5.2010 to enable the appellant to peruse the information and confirm that it meets all his queries.

4. On 6.5.2010, the appellant submitted that the reply given by the respondent requires further clarifications on two issues for which time was allowed to the respondent and the case was adjourned to 17.5.2010, when, the appellant confirmed that he had received the information on all the seven points and that he was satisfied with the same. However, it was pleaded that the information had been supplied after the lapse of 30 days of statutory period provided in the Right to Information Act, 2005 and therefore penalty should be imposed on the respondent. The respondent, therefore, was called upon to show cause why a penalty should not be imposed on him.

5. Today, the respondent has submitted a copy of letter No.PTU/ESTT/15847 dated 24.5.2010 addressed to the appellant stating that the information was delayed due to the following four reasons:-
(1) PIO was changed and the record was shifted to another branch.
(2) Distance Education Examination were conducted in the month of March to April.
(3) The applicant did not sent any appeal to PIO for reply; and not appear before the State Commission in thirty days.

(4) The CET examination preparation was under process in the University and the whole staff was busy.

6. Under Section 20 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, if the Commission at the time of deciding an appeal, comes to the conclusion that delay on the part of the PIO is without any reasonable cause it shall impose a penalty of Rs.250/- for each day till the information is furnished.

7. I have considered the reply filed by the University. It is also observed that it is for the first time that the PIO has delayed the information. Considering the circumstances of the case and the reasons given by the PIO, failure to supply the information may not be considered willful or intentional or malafide. For the time being, a warning be issued to the PIO to ensure that in all future cases, the information should be supplied within the statutory period. Any default will be viewed adversely and penalty will be imposed. With these directions, the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
June 21, 2010 Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Penalties imposed by PTU on certain engineering colleges in laks

JALANDHAR: Penalties running into lakhs of rupees have been imposed by Punjab Technical University (PTU) on certain engineering colleges resorting to blatant violation of admission norms.

University officials have decided to charge the colleges with a tuition fee of one year for as many violations they committed in admission of students to various technical courses for the previous session 2007-08. The university has also decided to restrict the admission process to certain colleges directing them to conduct as many less admissions as was their excess intake last year so as to equalise the number of seats in two years.

Even as the orders to this effect are yet to be passed, principal secretary, Technical Education, and officiating vice-chancellor, PTU, Tejinder Kaur said a final decision to impose a fine of one-year tuition fee per student had been taken up. She said in case the colleges failed to pay up, they would have to face the students' wrath later for their results would be withheld.

The officials have taken a note of nearly 60 cases of violations in admissions to BBA and BCA at Desh Bhagat Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, 21 cases of B.Tech at the KC College of Engineering and Technology, Nawanshahr, and three cases of MCA at Lovely Institutes (in addition to five old cases of B.Tech).

The violations include conducting admissions in excess of the total number of seats sanctioned by the AICTE, not conducting due eligibility checks of admitted students (such as checking their marks sheets of plus II examination) and upgrading of seats of even the failed students.

Saturday, 06 September 2008

Committee of CL Kochher and Dr RP Singh expels PTU employees

Mar 14, 2008

The PTU authorities today terminated the services of the four employees of Punjab Technical University (PTU), who were arrested yesterday for their involvement in an examination racket. Also a committee has been formed to probe the racket, which will submit its report by March 24.
Meanwhile, the PTU authorities are now homing on the relatives of the expelled employees who have also been working at university, so as to post them in other departments.

The committee has been formed under the chairmanship of principal-cum-director, C.L. Kochher, of DAVIET College, Jalandhar, while Dean, Distance Education, PTU, R.P. Singh would be a member of the panel. It will investigate the loopholes in the examination system which led to the racket and also suggest how such loopholes could be plugged.

When contacted, PTU Registrar Sarojini Gautam Sharda said that they were identifying the employees whose relatives work in the same department to prevent any racket in future. Apart from the arrested employees, the relatives of other employees are also being identified to segregate them also.

It is learnt that that among the 95 ad hoc appointments in PTU made illegally a long ago, a number of them were related.

The police had had recovered answer-sheets, award-sheets and stamps from the possession of the four PTU employees. All four of them were daily wagers and were working as attendants. They used to charge Rs 5,000 to 7,000 per paper from students to get them cleared in the final examination.

16000 students failed

25 Sept 2008
16,000 students of all the 66 engineering colleges affiliated to the Punjab Technical University (PTU) have failed in the Mathematics examination which was conducted recently.

The shocking results came after a liberal re-evaluation of the answer scripts of students.

According to Tejinder Kaur, Principal Secretary, Technical Education and Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University (PTU), said, "If you can't study Maths, then you are a pseudo-engineer. But then, people are obsessed with the idea of getting a degree".

PTU has under its affiliation 40 Engineering colleges, 56 Management colleges, 17 Pharmacy, 6 Architecture, 2 Hotel Management and 13 colleges imparting courses in Medical Lab Technology & IT disciplines. Wipro, Infosys and TCS are the main recruiters at the varsity.

Rakesh Verma, Director, IT Punjab and an IIT alumnus said, "You could argue for drastic measures such as overhaul of the entire education system, but these are long-drawn processes. In Punjab, we have identified this issue and are now placing a serious emphasis on development of human resources. We have tied up with several professional colleges and placement agencies and are coming up with programmes on skill enhancement".

Fake degrees of PTU

Two fake degree rackets busted in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 25

Punjab Police Sunday said they had busted two fake degree rackets and arrested seven people.

In the first incident, two people were arrested late Saturday for providing fake degrees of Jalandhar's Punjab Technical University (PTU) from Rajpura town of Patiala district, around 45 km from Chandigarh.

"The accused, identified as Manpreet Singh and Taranjit Singh, were providing bachelors and masters degrees of various engineering streams and other disciples. They also had links in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh," a Patiala police officer said.

Police said they have recovered fake documents, letterheads and stamps from the possession of the accused.

In the second incident, five people were arrested for providing fake IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificates from Hoshiarpur town.

"We had received a complaint from Dheeraj Kumar, who had allegedly paid Rs.1.5 lakh to the accused for getting an IELTS certificate. One Kamaljot Singh, who is very good in English, had appeared on his behalf in the test and got a good score," said Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Aggarwal, Hoshiarpur, around 120 km from Chandigarh.

"Later, the accused put the photograph and other details of Dheeraj on the certificate by using a scanner. However, this was rejected by the British High Commission. So far, we have arrested five people and have sent a special team to Jalandhar town to arrest the kingpin of this gang," he added.

Regularisation of PTU staff

PTU clerical staff refuse to take a typing test for regularisation of job

Jul 16 2010

The process to recruit 200 regular clerical workers at Punjab Technical University (PTU) has hit a roadblock. Nearly 217 candidates were shortlisted, of which 83 have been working at the university for over a decade as non-regular employees. The staff members on Thursday refused to appear for the typing test in Punjabi and English, which they claim has been added to the eligibility criteria after interview letters were handed over to shortlisted candidates. Around 100 clerks protested outside the office of PTU Vice-Chancellor and refused to write the typing test to be conducted at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, on July 18.

Talking to The Indian Express, they alleged that they were not informed about any such test at the time of submitting applications or even when interview letters were issued.

'Now all of sudden we are asked to appear in the typing test on July 18,' said a protestor. Earlier too, PTU made certain changes in the eligibility criteria and out of 8,000 applications, only 217 were shortlisted.

PTU Registrar H S Bains said they had received a state government notification a few days ago according to which, it is compulsory for clerks to pass the typing test in Punjabi and English and every shortlisted candidate has to take the compulsory test. Interestingly, the candidates who are not university employees are yet to be informed. Bains said they would be informed on Friday a day before the exam.

Prototype Development Fund at PTU

Many projects of researchers are dumped in labs only for want of funds to create a prototype for presenting in the market. But budding engineers and scientists now have a reason to cheer.

Punjab Technical University (PTU) has given a proposal to create a 'prototype development fund' worth Rs 2 crore per annum so as to fund at least 20 researchers in a year. This was confirmed by Dr Rajneesh Arora, V-C of PTU, who had come to inaugurate International Conference on Power Systems Operation and Control (ICOPS) in GNDEC.

Dr Arora said, 'In our yesterday's meeting with representatives from IIT Ropar, Lovely Professional University and Thapar Institute, I proposed this fund and the monitoring and selection of the projects will be done by IIT Ropar. On average, to create one prototype and to do proper marketing, funds worth Rs 10 lakh are required and hence we have decided to fund 20 projects in a year from all the colleges of Punjab. This will bring new innovations in the market.'

The above mentioned colleges have formed an innovation group that meets once a month , said Dr Arora. He said he has to put this proposal before the PTU board, but the members have already given their consent and hence, by next month, this project is likely to be implemented.

At the ICOPS conference Dr Akhtar Alam, Professor, School of Victoria University, Australia was the keynote speaker. He stressed that smart grids are the future of electricity. As of now, in India, this system has been implemented in only a few parts of Bangalore. 'These are wireless grids and underground fibre optic cables are laid at 3-foot depth. The maximum advantage is for the consumers who can get electricity from their choice of grid from any state they like. So the consumers can have a choice. In this way, suppliers will have to be more competitive.'

However it was revealed that the project is 1.5 times costlier than the existing overhead wires project, but the actual maintenance cost is far less in the smart grids after the installation.

The conference has been sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, Department of Science and Technology, CSIR, Punjab Technical University and PEDA along with many from Industry.

Parmod Kumar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. Parmod Kumar,
S/o Sh. Hem Raj,
W.No. 12 Dr. Kashmirrwali,
Gali, Sardulgarh, Distt-Mansa.

…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o. Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar.
……………………………..Respondent

CC No. 2272 of 2008

Present:
(i) None is present on behalf of the Complainant
(ii) Sh. Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. On the last hearing, PIO was directed to file an affidavit why action should not be taken against him under Section 20 of the RTI Act 2005. In today’s hearing, PIO has filed an affidavit submitting that examination form of the student had not been received from Learning centre of Mansa. The information sought was not with held intentionally but the sought for information was at that time not born/exist in the record (about the notification of declaration of his result). On the basis of the explanation submitted by the PIO, RTI proceeding under Section 20 of the RTI Act is dropped. No further action is required.
3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
State Information Commissioner
Dated: 5th Feb, 2009

Ashwani Parbhakar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Dr. Ashwani Parbhakar, H.No.2, Gali No.7-A, Pawan Nagar,
Batala Road, Amritsar-143001. -------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 589 of 2011

Present:-
Dr. Ashwani Prabhakar appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
The appellant vide his application dated 5.4.2010 addressed to the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar sought information pertaining to balance amount of Rs.7500/- which had been paid by him as deposit. The University had sent him a reply vide No.PTU/15853 dated 24.5.2010 enclosing a copy of the CET-2006 Brochure. As per clause-7(3), the University had denied transfer of Rs.7500/- in the account of Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar or refund to the claimant. Aggrieved, the appellant filed an appeal which was also rejected.

2. I have heard the parties and gone through the record including reply now filed by the University vide No.PTU/DIA/3764 dated 17.7.2011, a copy of which has been given to the appellant. The University has reconfirmed that the claimant is not entitled to refund of the deposit as per the status and relevant rules.

3. The appellant, however, has contested the stand of the University and draws attention to letter NO.2091/A dated 12.3.2008 written by the Assistant Registrar (Accounts) of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar seeking adjustment/refund of Rs.7500/-. This issue does not fall within the purview of the State Information Commission. If the appellant feels that his claim has been wrongly rejected, he should approach the concerned superior authorities within the University or appropriate Civil Court for adjudication. For the purpose of Right to Information Act, 2005, the information was given on 24.5.2010. Hence, there is no ground to intervene in this appeal and the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
July 21, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Ashwani Parbhakar versus Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar

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

Dr. Ashwani Parbhakar, H.No.2, Gali No.7-A, Pawan Nagar,
Batala Road, Amritsar-143001. -------------Appellant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer
o/o the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

FAA- Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. -------------Respondents.

AC No. 589 of 2011

Present:-
Dr. Ashwani Prabhakar appellant in person.
Shri Rajinder Kumar, Clerk on behalf of the respondent.
ORDER
The appellant vide his application dated 5.4.2010 addressed to the PIO/Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar sought information pertaining to balance amount of Rs.7500/- which had been paid by him as deposit. The University had sent him a reply vide No.PTU/15853 dated 24.5.2010 enclosing a copy of the CET-2006 Brochure. As per clause-7(3), the University had denied transfer of Rs.7500/- in the account of Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar or refund to the claimant. Aggrieved, the appellant filed an appeal which was also rejected.

2. I have heard the parties and gone through the record including reply now filed by the University vide No.PTU/DIA/3764 dated 17.7.2011, a copy of which has been given to the appellant. The University has reconfirmed that the claimant is not entitled to refund of the deposit as per the status and relevant rules.

3. The appellant, however, has contested the stand of the University and draws attention to letter NO.2091/A dated 12.3.2008 written by the Assistant Registrar (Accounts) of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar seeking adjustment/refund of Rs.7500/-. This issue does not fall within the purview of the State Information Commission. If the appellant feels that his claim has been wrongly rejected, he should approach the concerned superior authorities within the University or appropriate Civil Court for adjudication. For the purpose of Right to Information Act, 2005, the information was given on 24.5.2010. Hence, there is no ground to intervene in this appeal and the case is closed.

(R.I. Singh)
July 21, 2011. Chief Information Commissioner
Punjab

Former PTU clerk ends life. Blames Vice-Chancellor, Registrar in suicide note

I spoke the truth and this is what I got in return, were the oft repeated words of 35-year-old former Punjab Technical University (PTU) clerk, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, father of a four-year-old child. For not getting his job back despite turning approver in the Vigilance case against former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha in the PTU scandal, he took his life today on the PTU campus by consuming two celphos tablets.

Rajinder died after naming the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of the PTU as responsible for his suicide. Mr Raj Kumar Gupta, MLA, who visited the Civil Hospital today to express solidarity with the family, has demanded action against those named in the suicide note. Rajinder who had joined the university as clerk in 1998 had been thrown out by the previous Akali government five years back after he exposed the scam. Hoping to get a reward by the government for having exposed the scam, he ended up making rounds of the PTU campus to meet the Vice-Chancellor and senior university officials for years.

The endless wait finally got him, says the family. He had also taken loans from banks and was under duress due to the mounting interests. Rajinder's father Prem Nath said as usual his son visited the campus in the afternoon today and around 3 p.m. his brother Gurwinder Sharma received a call from some PTU employees that his brother had consumed something and was being taken to the hospital. Rajinder was declared dead later in the afternoon. The suicide note was addressed to the Chief Minister. The Vice-Chancellor, Mr S.K. Salwan, and the Registrar, Mr D.S. Grewal, were not available for comments.

Meanwhile, the SSP, Mr Ishwar Singh, stated that the police would take action as per the complaint put forth by the family of the deceased.

Colleges affiliated with this University

Total number of colleges affiliated with this University = 268
1 A and M Institute of Computer and Technology, Mamoon
2 A and M Institute of Management and Technology (AMIMT), Mamoon
3 Abbnoor Institute of Information Technology, Faridkot
4 Adesh Institute of Bio-Medical Sciences, Bathinda (Bhatinda)
5 Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET), Faridkot
6 Akal Institute of Management, Rureke Kalan Village
7 Allied Institute of Hotel Management And Culinary Arts, Panchkula
8 Amar Shaheed Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial College of Pharmacy ASBASJSM Bela, Ropar
9 Ambika Paul Institute of Technology (APIT), Kapurthala
10 Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology ACET Manawala, Amritsar
11 Apeejay Svran Institute of Management, Jalandhar
12 Aryabhatta College of Engineering Jodhpur Cheema, Barnala
13 Aryabhatta Institute of Management and Technology Jodhpur Cheema, Barnala
14 Aryan Business School, Nepra Village
15 Aryans Business School for Women (ABSW), Nepra Village
16 Aryans Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT), Nepra Village
17 Aryans School of Management (ASM), Nepra Village
18 Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
19 Asra College of Engineering and Technology, Rajpura
20 Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib
21 Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology BFCET Deon, Bathinda
22 Baba Farid Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology, Barnala
23 Baba Isher Singh (BIS) Institute of Sciences and Technology Gagra, Moga
24 Baba Khajandas College of Mangement Technology, Ludhiana
25 Baba Kuma Singh ji Engineering College, Amritsar
26 Baba Shri Chand College of Management, Nurpura
27 Babe Mangal Singh Institute of Computer Science (BMSICS), Daudhar Village
28 Barkatullah College of Pharmacy, Malerkotla
29 Bawa Nihal Singh Institute of Information Technology, Muktsar
30 Berkley College, Dharamkot Village
31 Bhai Gurdas Business School, Rakhra
32 Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology BGIET, Sangrur
33 Bhai Gurdas Institute of Management and Technology (BGIMT), Sangrur
34 Bhai Jaitaji College of Engineering and Technology, Chamkaur Sahib
35 Bhai Maha Singh Singh College of Information Technology and Life Sciences, Muktsar
36 Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Sardulgarh
37 Bharat Institute of Management Studies (BIPS), Sardulgarh
38 Bharat Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BIMS), Sardulgarh
39 Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology BCET, Ludhiana
40 BIS College of Engineering and Technolngy Gagra, Moga
41 BNM College of Technical Education, Ludhiana
42 Career Institute of Management And Technology for Women, Patiala
43 Career Point Technical Campus, Tangori (Mohali)
44 Centre for Management Studies, Ramnagar
45 Centre for Management Training and Research (CMTR), Kharar
46 CGC School of Animation and Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
47 Chanakaya Institute of Management, Gharuan Village
48 Chandigarh Business School CBS, Landran
49 Chandigarh Business School of Administration, Landran
50 Chandigarh College of Pharmacy CCP, Landran
51 Chandigarh College of Technology, Landran
52 Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran
53 Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Rajpura
54 Chitkara School of Hotel Management and Technology, Jhansla
55 Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, Rajpura
56 CIIS Institute of Science and Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
57 CKD Institute of Management and Technology, Amritsar
58 College of Engineering and Management (CEMT), Kapurthala
59 Continental Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET) Jalvehra, Fatehgarh Sahib
60 Coparo-PTU School of Manufacturing and Materials Technology, Jalandhar
61 CT Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Jalandhar
62 CT Institute of Engineering, Management and Technology, Jalandhar
63 CT Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Jalandhar
64 CT Institute of Management and Information Technology, Jalandhar
65 CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jalandhar
66 Dashmesh Girls College, Badal Village
67 Dashmesh Institute of Management and Technology, Barnala
68 Dashmesh Vocational Centre, Faridkot
69 DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology DAVIET, Jalandhar
70 Deep Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar
71 Desh Bhagat Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh
72 Desh Bhagat Foundation Group of Institute, Moga
73 Desh Bhagat Institute of Engineering and Management, Moga
74 Desh Bhagat Institute of Professional Studies, Mandi Gobindgarh
75 DIPS Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar
76 Doaba Institute of Engineering and Technology Ghataur, Kharar
77 Doaba Women Institute of Engineering and Technology (DWIET), Ghataur Village
78 Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT), Doraha
79 Dr IT Business School, Banur
80 Dr IT Business School for Women, Banur
81 Dr IT Institute of Management and Technology, Banur
82 Ferozepur Institute of Management, Ferozepur
83 GCS Institute of Vocational Studies, Bhaddal
84 GGS College of Engineering and Technology, Talwandi Sabo (Damdama Sahib)
85 GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar
86 Ghubaya College of Engineering and Technology GCET, Ferozepur
87 Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJIMT), Mohali
88 Global College of Engineering and Technology Kahnpur Khui, Anandpur Sahib
89 Global Institute of Fashion Technology, Anandpur Sahib
90 Global Institute of Management, Amritsar
91 Global Institute of Management and Emerging Technologies, Amritsar
92 GNA Institute of Management and Technology, Phagwara
93 Golden Institute of Management and Technology, Gurdaspur
94 Government Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Engineering, Amritsar
95 GTB Khalsa Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malout
96 Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana
97 Gulzar College of Engineering and Technology, Khanna
98 Gulzar Institute of Management and Technology, Libra Village
99 Guru Arjun Dev College of Management and Technology, Barnala
100 Guru Gobind Singh College of Management and Technology, Gidderbaha
101 Guru Gobind Singh Information Technology and Research, Talwandi Sabo (Damdama Sahib)
102 Guru Nanak College of Management & Technology Killianwali, Doomwali
103 Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering and Management Dalewal, Hoshiarpur
104 Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Dalewal Village
105 Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology Gujarkhan Campus, Ludhiana
106 Guru Teg Bahadhur Institute of Management and Higher Learning, Dakha, Ludhiana
107 Gurukul Business school (GBS), Ramnagar
108 Gurukul Institute of Management (GIM), Ramnagar
109 Gurukul Institute of Management and Technology, Ramnagar
110 Hoshiarpur Institute of Management and Technology, Hoshiarpur
111 ICAII College of Management and Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
112 Ideal Institute of Management And Technology (IIMT), Moga
113 IET College of Architecture, Bhaddal
114 IITT College of Engineering, Pojewal
115 IITT Group, Manimajra
116 Indo Global College of Architecture, Abhipur Village
117 Indo Global College of Engineering, Abhipur Village
118 Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions, Jalandhar
119 Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Bhaddal
120 Institute of Information Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
121 Institute of Management Studies IMS, Bhaddal
122 Institute of Management Studies,Guru Nanak Education Trust, Ludhiana
123 Institute of Technology and Future Management Trends, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
124 International Divine Institute of Business Management and IT, Ratwara Sahib
125 ITFT-Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trends, Chandigarh
126 Jamna Devi Institute of Management and Technology, Muktsar
127 JD Institute of Management and Technology, Muktsar
128 Kay Jay School of Management and Technology, Patiala
129 KC School of Management and Computer Applications, Nawanshahr
130 KCL Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar
131 Khalsa College (Amritsar) of Technology and Business Studies, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
132 Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Amritsar
133 Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Ludhiana
134 Kings Group of Institutions, Barnala
135 Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management (LBIIHM), New Delhi
136 Lala Jagat Narayan Institute of Information Technology and Management, Jalalabad
137 Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology LLRIET, Moga
138 Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management and Technology LLRIMT Moga, Dhudike
139 Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management and Techonology, Sangrur
140 Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Management Institute LLRM Moga, Dhudike
141 Lord Krishna College of Management and Technology, Khokhar Kalan
142 Lovely Institute of Management, Hardaspur Village
143 Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan
144 Luxmi Bai Institute of Management And Technology, Patiala
145 Maharaja Ranjit Singh Khalsa Technical College, Bathinda (Bhatinda)
146 Mahavir Educational and Charitable Trust Group of Institutes, Sardulgarh
147 Malwa Institute of Management Rakhra, Patiala
148 Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa College for Girls, Jagpalpur
149 Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa College for Girls, Khiala Village
150 Mayur College Nanakpur, Kapurthaka
151 ML Memorial Technical College, Killi Chahal
152 MLB Institute of Management and Technology, Jagraon
153 National College of Information Technology, Muktsar
154 North West Institute of Engineering and Technology NWIET Moga, Dhudike
155 Patiala Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women (PIET), Patiala
156 PCTE Institute of Pharmacy, Ludhiana
157 Pine Grove College of Management and Technology, Bassi Pathana
158 Prans Media Institute (PTU Learning Centre), New Delhi
159 PTU Institute of Textile Technology, Ludhiana
160 PTU Mohali Campus, Mohali
161 PTUs Gian Jyoti School of TQM and Enterpreneurship, Mohali
162 PU Regional Campus PUSSGRC, Hoshiarpur
163 Punjab Business School, Chunni Kalan
164 Punjab College of Engineering and Technology, Lalru
165 Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal
166 Punjab College of Technical Education, Jhanday
167 Punjab Institute of Engineering And Applied Reserch, Lalru
168 Punjab Institute of Management, Nandgarh
169 Punjab Institute of Management and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh
170 Punjab Institute of Technology, Rajpura
171 Punjab Institute of Technology, Nandgarh
172 Punjab Institute of Technology, Mansa
173 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Mohali
174 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT), Hoshiarpur
175 Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT-K) (PTU Campus), Kapurthala
176 Quest College of Engineering and Technology Jhanjeri, Mohali
177 Quest Group of Institutions, Mohali
178 Radiant Institute of Engineering and Technology, Abohar
179 Radical Business School, Amritsar
180 Rakhra Management College, Rakhra
181 Ram Devi Business School (RDBS), Lalru
182 Ram Iqbal Institute of Management and Technology, Patti
183 Ramgarhia Institute of Engineering and Technology RIET, Phagwara
184 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Engineering and Bio-Technology, Sahauran Village
185 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Hotel Management, Sahauran Village
186 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Management, Sahauran Village
187 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Management, Hoshiarpur
188 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, Hoshiarpur
189 Rayat and Bahra Institute of Pharmacy, Sahauran Village
190 Rayat Bahra Institute of Engineering and Nanotechnology, Hoshiarpur
191 Rayat Bahra Patiala Campus (Shri Balaji Group of Institutions), Patiala
192 Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Railmajra
193 Rayat Institute of Management, Railmajra
194 Rayat Institute of Pharmacy, Railmajra
195 Rayat-Bahra college of Engineering and Nano Techonolagy for Women, Hoshiarpur
196 Regional Institute of Information Technology and Management, Behman Diwana Village
197 Regional Institute of Mangement and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh
198 RIMT College of Architecture, Mandi Gobindgarh
199 RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh
200 RIMT Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh
201 RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh
202 RIMT Maharaja Agarasen Engineering College (RIMT MAEC), Mandi Gobindgarh
203 RIMT School of Management Studies (RIMTSMS), Mandi Gobindgarh
204 Sachdeva College of Pharmacy, Kharar
205 Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, Gharuan Village
206 Saheed Udham Singh (SUS) Women Engineering College, Tangori (Mohali)
207 Sahibzada Ajit Singh Institute of Information Technology, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
208 Sai Institute of Engineering and Technolngy Mannawala, Amritsar
209 Sai Institute of Management (SIM), Mannawala
210 Sai Institute of Pharmaceutical Education Research, Amritsar
211 Sai Iqbal Institute of Computer Sciences, Badhani
212 Sai School of Architecture, Amritsar
213 Sainik Vocational Training Institute, Gurdaspur
214 Sainik Vocational Training Institute, Hoshiarpur
215 Sant Baba Bhag Singh Institute of Engineering and Technology SBBSIET Padhiana, Jalandhar
216 SAS Institute of IT and Research, Mohali (SAS Nagar)
217 Satyam Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT), Nakodar
218 SD Sabha Institute of Technology (SDSIT), Barnala
219 SGTB Institute of Management and IT, Jalandhar
220 Shaheed Udham Singh Institute of Management and IT, Tangori (Mohali)
221 Shiv Shankar Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET), Patti
222 Shivalik College of Pharmacy Nangal, Ropar
223 Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College Institute of Management and Technology Studies, Hussainpur
224 Shree Ganesh Group of Institutions, Patiala
225 Shree Ganesh Institute of Management and Technology, Rakhra
226 Shri Balaji Faculty of Information Technology and Business Management, Patiala
227 Shri Guru Angad Dev College of IT and Management , Khadoor Sahib
228 Shri Raghunath Rai Memorial School of Management (SRRMSM), Ramnagar
229 Sidana Institute of Management And Technology, Amritsar
230 Skiltek Educational Institutions, Kochi (Cochin Ernakulam)
231 SM Degree College, Lehragaga
232 Social Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar
233 Sri Guru Nanak Dev Institute of Technology, Verka Village
234 Sri Sai College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar
235 Sri Sai School of Architecture, Badhani
236 Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi
237 Sri Sukhmani Institute of Hospitality and Fashion Technology, Dera Bassi
238 SSD Institute of Management, Bathinda
239 St Soldier Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Jalandhar
240 St Soldier Management and Technical Institute, Jalandhar
241 Sukhjinder Singh Engineering and Technology College, Gurdaspur
242 Surya School of Business Management, Bopror Village
243 Surya School of Computer Applications, Bopror Village
244 Surya School of Engineering and Technology, Rajpura
245 Surya School of Pharmacy, Bopror Village
246 SUS College of Engineering and Technology SUSCET, Tangori
247 SUS College of Pharmacy, Tangori (Mohali)
248 Swami Parmanand College of Engineering and Technology (SPCET), Lalru
249 Swami Sarvanand Institute of Engineering and Technology and Science, Dinanagar
250 Swami Sarvanand Institute of Management and Technology, Dinanagar
251 Swami Satyanand College of Management and Technology (SSCMT), Amritsar
252 Swami Vivekanand Business School, Ramnagar
253 Swami Vivekanand College of Management (SVCM), Ramnagar
254 Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy, Ramnagar
255 Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology (SVIET) Ramnagar, Banur
256 Swami Vivekanand Institute of Management and Technology, Banur
257 Swami Vivekanand Institute of Management for Women, Banur
258 Swift Institute of Management and Technology, Patiala
259 Swift School of Pharmacy Patiala, Rajpura
260 Tagore Institute of Management and Technology, Patran
261 Takshila Management amd Technology, Patiala
262 Technical Education College, Handiaya
263 Thapar Paramedical College, Moga
264 Universal Business School, Lalru
265 Universal Group of Institutions, Lalru
266 Vidya Rattan Institute of Computer Applications, Khokhar Kalan
267 VMS Institute of Management, Batala
268 YS Group of Institutes, Barnala


Some other Colleges in Punjab
Paradise College of Education, Jalandhar
Plot No./Khasara No.- 620-626, 629, 2421
GEETA COLONY, KALA SANGHIAN ROAD
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab
Desh Bhagat College of Nursing, Mandi Gobindgarh
Amloh Road
Sounti Village
Mandi Gobindgarh (District Fatehgarh Sahib)
Punjab
Khalsa College, Amritsar
G.T. Road
Amritsar (District Amritsar)
Punjab
Sadbhavna College of Education for Women, Raikot
State Highway No. 13
Ludhiana-Barnala Road
Vill. Jalaldiwal
Raikot (District Ludhiana)
Punjab
Lord Shiva School of Nursing, Moonak

Moonak (District Sangrur)
Punjab
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