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UT needs intellects to occupy seats of nominated councillors

This refers to the news item ‘Now jostle for 9 nominated seats in general house’,which does not mention the criteria laid down for nominated councillors.

UT needs intellects to occupy seats of nominated councillors

This refers to the news item ‘Now jostle for 9 nominated seats in general house’,(Chandigarh Newsline,November 7) which does not mention the criteria laid down for nominated councillors. The criteria laid down for nominated councillors is: “Nine members with voting rights to be nominated by the Administrator from amongst persons who are eminent or distinguished in public affairs or those who have special knowledge or practical experience in respect of municipal administration.”None of the persons,who are mentioned in the above stated news item,fulfill the criteria. Eminent personalities of the city,who have experience,should be nominated by the UT Administrator.

Narinder Singh,Chandigarh

Staff runs show at yoga college

The State Yoga Institute has been without a principal for the past one year. The former principal was removed by a section of students with help from the staff because of his strict discipline. Now the principal of BEd college,Sector 20,has been given the additional charge. She has no time and interest in Yoga College,so a few staff members are acting as proxy principals and running the college on their own terms. They have declared Saturday as a holiday and forced other faculty members to announce the same. Such act is spoiling the reputation of this old yoga college.

Seema Bahga,Chandigarh

Why just criticism?

Even the smallest delay in solving any crime,results in the bashing of the police department from all quarters. However,the police department did not get a bouquet of praises,which it rightly deserved,on solving,rather quickly,the feigned day-light robbery case that was reported recently. The case had not only instilled an imagined fear amongst people but also directed a lot of anger against the police for letting the crime situation to worsen to such a degree. Thank you Chandigarh Police,you really care for us.

Balvinder Singh,Chandigarh

EWS students may suffer in ‘elite’ schools

This refers to the news item,‘Students from EWS can’t socialise with others: Schools to UT (Chandigarh Newsline,November 16). The idea of reserving seats for EWS students in private schools is ill-conceived. Made to sit with students from the elite section of society is,as a matter of fact,quite an injustice for them because it will naturally give rise to an inferiority complex. This would be quite disastrous for their personality development. It might either send them into their cocoons,becoming mental wrecks,or it may give rise to tendency to commit petty crimes to earn extra money to match the extravagant life style of the students from the elite strata of society. If the Administration is really serious about the upliftment and imparting quality education to EWS students then it should either improve the standards of the existing government schools,which in any case should be done,or it should open special elite schools for deserving EWS students.

A K Sharma,CHANDIGARH