It was five years ago,in August 2008,that Justice (retd) Nirmal Yadav came under the scanner for the infamous cash at Judges door scam. Call it coincidence or misfortune that the charges of corruption will be framed against her and other accused just a day before the case came to light in 2008. It was on August 13,2008 that Rs 15 lakh was wrongly delivered at Justice Nirmaljit Kaurs residence,exposing the scam. The next day,on August 14,2008,Justice Yadav allegedly received the amount. Now,on August 12,2013,a special CBI Court will frame charges against her.
The Joint Action Committee of Teachers (JAC),in support of the UT cadre Educational Employees Union has decided to burn effigies of the DPI(S) and DEO,till the transfers and pending enquiries on the teachers is not cancelled by the education department. The committee has warned that if the department does not take a decision in favour of the teachers they will boycott the Independence day programme to be held on August 14 and 15 and also Teachers day in September.
On the one hand people are complaining about unemployment,but on the other,vacant posts await doctors in city-based hospitals. Interestingly,the Director of a city hospital had sent out advertisements for the interviews of MBBS and MD doctors,anaesthetists and radiologists thrice in the last few months with written tests and interviews being conducted. But even after three rounds of advertisements many posts are lying vacant with no doctors turning up for interviews.
The recent general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation witnessed flared tempers with the Mayor,BSP and Congress councillors nursing grudges. Once the infuriated Mayor resumed his seat after walking out,he was seen being stern with the councillors. One of them asked him to drink water to cool his temper. This further angered the Mayor who replied saying,Whether I have tea or water,I will take a decision on this. Do not tell me what to do.
At a conference of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission,the officers of the UT administration were welcomed with bouquets. The Finance Secretary had ,however,already left the venue by the time his turn came. In his place the Special Secretary Finance was present. To this the Adviser quipped that when the responsibility had been handed over,so should the bouquet. The bouquet was then brought in by the organisers and handed over to the Special Secretary.
Pangs of rain
A faulty drainage system leaves Panchkula residents literally inundated during the rains. People can be seen facing a tough time wading through the pool of water that the city turns into with even a little rain. The citys internal roads present a flood-like situation with the water level not receding in some sectors even hours after it stops raining.
While the student organizations of Panjab University (PU) support equality in imposition of penalty against girls and boys in hostels,they still seem hesitant about considering girls for the major authoritative positions in the party!
Call it blissful ignorance on their part or gender prejudice,this explains why PU has not seen a girl as the President of the Student Council till date.