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Now, online admissions in govt colleges

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, June 20 To streamline the higher education system in the state, all government colleges will adopt the online admission system from the next academic session. Each college will be required to submit a monthly progress report of its academic and other activities. The decisions were taken during a meeting of the government college principals under the chairmanship of Minister for Higher Education Razia Sultana. Various issues related to raising the standard of higher education were discussed at the meeting. It was decided to have appraisal of the academic activities and action plan for next year, online admissions, ensuring maximum attendance of students, faculty development, status of NAAC accreditation, introduction of academic audit, subject combination in undergraduate course...

Govt schools to be graded by July 5

Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 20 As part of grading more than 3,700 high and senior secondary schools in the state, the Director General School Education (DGSE) has sought details such as board results (2017-18), record of attendance, co-curricular activities and available infrastructure from school heads within a week. The gradation list will be uploaded on the department website by July 5. Based on the above information according to a set formula, the schools will be graded A+, A, B, C, D or E. Krishan Kumar, Secretary, School Education, said: “Rather than a generalised ranking on the basis of pass percentage, we are grading schools separately on different parameters. A school having 100 per cent pass result is good, but a school with 95 per cent result can

To curb quota misuse in panchayat polls, govt to amend rules

Punjabi Politics
Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 19 To eliminate chances of any manipulation in deciding the reservation of panchayats for women and Scheduled Castes (SCs), the forthcoming panchayat elections will be held on the basis of district-wise population data. To do the same, the state government is bringing an amendment to the rules under the Punjab Panchayati Raj Act. A favourable opinion has already been sought from the Legal Remembrancer (LR), it is learnt. During the previous SAD-BJP regime, the reservation rosters to decide the wards reserved for women and SCs were prepared block-wise, allowing creeping of discrepancies in reserving the wards. Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Trip Rajinder Bajwa said the matter was under consideration. While amending the Panchayat...

MR drive: Govt misses target, extends deadline

Punjabi Politics
Karam Prakash Tribune News Service Patiala, June 17 The state government has extended the deadline for its measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive, as the initiative didn’t achieve expected results in some districts. The six-week statewide campaign, which was scheduled to end by June 15, has been extended by 10 days, officials confirmed. Kicked off with much fanfare by the government across the state on May 1, the MR vaccination drive has been able to cover 82 per cent of the children. As per the data gathered from the Health Department, 60 lakh children against the target of 73 lakh were vaccinated till June 15. Sources said rumours and negative publicity regarding the drive had a debilitating impact on it. Despite the Health Minster releasing repeated statements regarding the vaccine bein

What does Capt. govt have to say about MLA Rinku to stop demolition works, isn’t it obstruction of duty by government officials: Khaira

Punjabi Politics
AAP leader and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira in the hard-hitting statement released here today, chided the Chief Minister for having double standards on the roles being played by ruling party and opposition MLA’s. Khaira said while the Ludhiana police registered an FIR at the drop of the hat against whistleblower MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains, for obstructing government officials u/s 353 and trespass u/s 451 of the IPC, although Bains had merely exposed a gigantic corruption scandal of Rs. 200 crore.