Punjab 3rd in providing infrastructures in schools and 17th in education standard

Ferozepur, August 20, 2012: Notwithstanding, the Punjab got the third position in the country to provide the basic infra-structure in its schools, for which the government need to be appreciated, yet in the field of education, Punjab got the 17th position in the States. The main reason behind this status is that about 35 per cent posts of principals, headmasters and teachers of other categories are vacant.

 Raj Kishore Kalra, State Organizer, Education Reforms Committee, Jaswant Singh Gill, president, Ashok Monga, educationist and Hans Raj, spokesman informed that at present out of 3465 senior secondary and high schools, the posts of principals and headmasters 1322 schools are lying vacant.  The work of these schools has been given to the principals and headmasters and teachers have been given the additional charge of adjoining three-four schools as a stop-gap-arrangement. In other words, the train of the administrative and teaching work is running without the engine.

Besides, there are 12000 sanctioned posts of headmasters and about 45 per cent which comes to 5200 posts, are lying vacant.  Similarly, the sanctioned posts of headmasters are 43000 and 11000 posts means about 25 per cent posts, are yet to be filled.

The educationists informed that to run the primary education system, the whole state of Punjab has been divided in to 228 blocks but the unfortunate part is that 150 blocks are working without the regular Block Primary Education Officers (BPEOs).  The work of two-three blocks too, like the senior secondary schools,  have been allotted to the existing BPEOs.

In addition, in primary department, more than 12000 posts of centre head teachers, head teachers and ETT teachers are lying vacant.  However, as per the teacher-student ratio of 1:30, there is a need of thousands of teachers in the state.

Kalra informed that in case the senior lecturers, principals, headmasters, master cadre, centre head teachers, head teachers and ETT teachers are promoted, while the government has to bear the financial burden of only one increment, at the same time, the senior teachers who are waiting for their promotion since long, will also be elevated to the higher posts.

The educationists further said that the government should make a permanent policy for the recruitment of teachers and filling up the posts on retirement should be a simultaneous process besides promotion to the next higher posts.

The educationists have demanded from the government to ensure that no posts, especially the school heads and BPEOs remain vacant in the state.



Youth murdered, five booked

Ferozepur, August 20, 2012: A youth in his teens was brutally murdered and fled away from the scene in Ferozepur City.  As per the sources, the victim Rahul son of Gurparshad Mahant resident of Mahant Market had gone to attend 'Jagrata' and did not turn till late night but some people had thrown him in seriously injured condition in front of his house and he was immediate rushed to Civil Hospital, Ferozepur City where the doctors declared him dead.


SHO Gurdip Singh informed that on the statement of Mahant Shiv Ram Dass, a case of murder has been registered and culprits will be arrested shortly.




Gold ear-rings snatched by unidentified youths

Ferozepur, August 20, 2012: The gold chain/ear rings snatchers have again become active in  Ferozepur and the increase in such incidents is a cause of concern and major challenge to the police department.


A case of gold ear-rings snatching has come to notice of Adarsh Bajaj a retired teacher wife of Ved Parkash Bajaj, early in the early hours.  Stating the incident, Ved Parkash said that they are regular morning walker from their residence Chuhi Chowk to Ferozepur City railway station and today when the left the house at about 6 AM, two unidentified youths in their teens, snatched the ear-rings of his wife, when they were passing inside the Multani Gate and fled away towards main road through the narrow lanes.


About two days, a gold chain was also snatched from the neck of the lady in the city by the two motorcycle borne persons.  


He further informed that no police report has been reported in this regard as there are having no clue about the youths and registration of a case of unidentified youths is of no use except the unnecessary harassment by the police.



Muslims celebrates Eid with great enthusiasm


Ferozepur, August 20, 2012: Eid was celebrated with devotion and great enthusiasm here today.

Chairman, Muslim Welfare Society Javed Akhtar, Mohammad Mustkeen, Balraj Shah, Rehmat Ulla and Aakib Akhtar informed that the Eid was celebrated with pump and show.   On this occasion, M.U.Beg, chief Muslim religion was also present.



One booked under Mines & Minerals Act 1957 FEROZEUR :  On the written complaint of District Mining Officer, Ferozepur, the Makhu police have registered a case under Mines and Minerals Act, 1957 and under secrtion 379 of IPC. Giving this information, Shavinder Singh SI informed that District Mining Officer, Ferozepur has alleged in his written complaint that Gurmej Singh is selling the sand from his field secretly.  However, no arrest has been made so far in this case.

Monday, August 20, 2012