Panipat docs to suspend OPD services in dist; Is the doctor being tortured due to politics?
The controversy on the transfer of Civil Surgeon Dr SL Verma peaked after the transfer orders were received this evening.
Enraged members of the Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) Association decided to suspend healthcare services and 29 health facilities without hampering the maternal and child health services, emergency and postmortem services in the district from Friday.
They submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through Deputy Commissioner Sumedha Kataria about their protest and the suspension of the OPD services from tomorrow morning in the night and also warned that if transfer order was not cancelled till the evening of August 5, all health services, including emergency, postmortem services etc, would be suspended from August 6.
Dr Verma was transferred to Nuh in Mewat district this evening by the authorities and the orders were received on mail. It was being alleged that he was transferred on the directions of MLA Ravinder Machroli.
Dr Narain Dabas, president HCMS, Dr Atish Shahi, general Secretary, Dr Rinku Sangwan, vice-president and other members gathered in the night in the General Hospital and held a meeting after the order was received at the Civil Surgeon’s office.
Dr Dabas said the Civil Surgeon Dr Verma was being victimised after the raid conducted on a quack’s clinic at Dehra village on July 21.
The doctors said it was a biased decision and an honest official was being harassed. The enraged members demanded reversion of the transfer of Dr Verma.
A Health Department team had raided a quack on July 21 in Dehra village in the Samalkha area, but people had opposed the team and had torn government papers and deleted the videos and photos clicked by the Health Department officials.
The villagers had called Machroli. The police booked 103 people on the complaint of Dr Munesh Kumar, Deputy Civil Surgeon and nodal officer, PNDT.
Talks between RWA, HUDA on enhancement charges fail; Is HUDA annoying citizens in the name of Enhancement?
Talks between representatives of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) and the Chief Administrator of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) broke down after the RWA failed to get a concrete assurance from the government on the demand for the re-calculation of enhancement charges on HUDA residents.
The RWA of Sector 16-17will start an indefinite hunger strike at the resident the BJP MLA Kamal Gupta on Friday, after the talks with the HUDA official failed at the HUDA headquarters in Panchkula. They held a dharna at the HUDA office in Hisar on Thursday.
RWA president Jitender Sheoran said their delegation met J Ganeshan, Chief Administrator, HUDA. During the discussion, the Chief Administrator could not give any time frame for the re-calculation. “Though the Chief Minister has agreed for the re-calculation during the previous meeting, the HUDA official could not give a deadline. We put forth another proposal to remove the enhancement charges included in the accounts of residents until re-calculation is done, the Chief Administrator again expressed inability to fulfil the condition”, said Sheoran.
20 years later, case filed for recruiting 4 on fake papers; Is the law ignored in this matter?
The Ambala police have registered a case against the District Education Officer and a retired government school principal in connection with a 20-year-old case of fraudulent recruitment of four Class IV employees.
As per information, the recruitments were made from 1994 to 1998 at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Police Lines, Ambala City.
The retired principal and the present District Education Officer, who was then a senior lecturer in the school, were members of the recruitment committee. The age certificates of all four employees and caste certificate of one of them were found to be fake.
The advocate for the complainant in the case said, “The then principal had misused her powers to adjust them. The case was registered on the directions of the court. The complainant in the case, Paramjit Sharma, joined the school as principal in March 1999. He observed the irregularities and took action against them. In 2000, a writ was filled in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the selection of an ineligible candidate and the appointment was quashed.”
“In 2002, the matter was raised before the then CM and in 2004, a writ was filed by the complainant in the High Court. Despite directions from the court, no action was taken and contempt was filed in 2015.
“In 2016, a letter was sent by the Education Department to the police to register a case in this matter but to no avail. Then, the complainant approached the district court. A few days ago, the court summoned the SHO and ordered the registration of a case,” he said.
The advocate said, “Finally, a case has been registered against DEO Uma Sharma and retired principal Prem Behl.”
Paramjit Sharma said, “I have been harassed over these years for discharging my duties as principal. I have spent all my energy and money in this case.”
The case has been registered under Section 406, 420, 409, 466, 467, 471 and 120-B of the IPC.
Baldev Nagar police station SHO Rajnish Yadav said, “A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.”
College principals told to ensure shifting of students; Whether the students are having problems with the new conditions?
Higher Edu Dept Directive creates flutter among students, lecturers
Candidates who have taken admission in the under-graduate (UG) courses in government colleges in this academic session will have to change either their subject/stream or college if the student strength is less than 20 in the subject/stream.
The Department of Higher Education has directed principals of all government colleges in the state to ensure the shifting of such students to nearby college or change his/her subject/stream according to his/her choice. The condition will be applicable to old colleges, while a minimum strength of 10 students for a subject/stream have been placed for the newly established colleges, say sources.
A communiqué in this regard has been sent to the principals from the office of the Director-General (Higher Education) whereby the principals have also been asked to complete the process of merger and rationalisation within two days by complying with the directives in letter and spirit, the sources maintain.
The directives have not only created a flutter among students and teaching faculty but also caused fear among extension (guest) lecturers of being displaced as the move will also adversely affect the workload, the sources add.
Executing the directives, Government College, Nahar, has asked its all 10 students of B Com (Ist year) either to change their stream or to shift the nearby college.
“The notice has left all of us high and dry. I do not want to change my stream, hence will have to go to either Kosli which is 7 km away or Kanwali village that is 17 km from Nahar,” said a BCom student, adding that it would further add to his woes in case these colleges would also be facing same problem of student strength of less than 20.
Similar is the situation in Government College at Badli village in Jhajjar district where the student strength of commerce stream is less than 20. “We have asked commerce students to adopt one of two options, either to change stream or college,” said SN Sharma, Principal of the college.
Another principal said the opening of several new colleges was the main reason behind the decreasing number of students in old colleges as they now prefer to get admission in their nearest college. “Definitely, the move has brought misery to those students who have opted for subject/stream having strength of less than 20,” he added.
Ishwar Singh, president, Haryana Extension Lecturers Welfare Association, says the new directives have left many extension lecturers displaced due to considerable drop in the workload, hence the government should also ensure their adjustment.
Candidates who have taken admission in the under-graduate courses in government colleges in this academic session will have to change either their subject/stream or college if the student strength is less than 20 in the subject/stream. The Department of Higher Education has directed principals of all government colleges in the state to ensure the shifting of such students to nearby college or change his/her subject/stream according to their choice
Cops to ensure kanwariyas’ security; Is it a good decision?
The Haryana Police are set to make adequate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of ongoing Kanwar Mela-2018 that began on July 28 and will continue up to August 9.
Mohd Akil, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), said all Commissioners of Police and District Superintendents of Police have been directed to ensure smooth kanwar yatra by making elaborate arrangements for maintaining law and order and smooth flow of traffic in their respective places of postings. They have also been instructed to make available additional force in the districts concerned. The officers have been asked to make all arrangements so that kanwariyas do not face any inconvenience.
Akil said the meeting was also held with the officers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand to ensure proper coordination. Elaborate arrangements have also been made to segregate the movement of kanwariyas and other road users and to minimise inconvenience to the general public and devotees.
He said the police had also been directed to carry out intensive patrolling on all routes being used by the kanwarias in the state. Traffic jams must be avoided and camping or parking places must be located away from the main roads with suitable security arrangements. All officers must ensure that the kanwar shivirs are established at sufficient distance away from the road edge and the shivirs should be located on the same side on which kanwarias travel. In addition, they have also been instructed to ensure adequate arrangements for safety of security of female kanwarias.
He said apart from keeping a watch on anti-social elements, the police would also plan alternate routes for traffic diversion, if required. Senior police officers of Gurugram, Faridabad, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Mewat and Palwal have been asked to put extra emphasis on the security and traffic arrangements during the yatra, he added.
No heavy vehicle to ply on Meerut road till Aug 9
Karnal: Keeping in view the Kanwar yatra, the district administration has planned a major traffic diversion in the district for nine days from August 1 to 9. During this period, there would be a ban on the plying of heavy vehicles on Meerut Road, which is a major road connecting Haryana with UP and further to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The entry of light vehicles would also be banned between August 7 and 9 on this road.