Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College:Farewell Party

Miss Angel Sharma was crowned as Miss Farewell 
Ludhiana: 21 March 2014: (Education screen Bureau):
The canvas of Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College, Ludhiana was painted with different hues of merrymaking, reminiscence and anticipation of future as the juniors bade farewell to their seniors. The cultural bonanza comprised songs, dances, fun games, choreography and the most coveted event ‘modeling’. Miss Angel Sharma was crowned as Miss Farewell and Mr. Gursharan Singh was adjudged as Mr. Farewell, whereas Miss Gayatri Kashyap and Mr. Nishant Bakhu bagged the title of Miss and Mr. Runner up. The function was presided over by Sh. Ashwani Jain (President of the college managing committee) and Dr.Janmit Singh (Principal of the college). Principal of the college, Dr. Janmit Singh congratulated the winners and lauded the efforts of the staff and students.
Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College:Farewell party at

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Panjab University: DD Jain College grabbed 1st position

Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM
Manpreet stood 1st in Panjab University
Ludhiana:15 March 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen):
1st  Position in Panjab University Chandigarh grabbed by Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana. The students of  M.Sc.(IT)3rd  Semester made the institution DD Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana proud by securing various positions in Panjab University result of  December 2013. Manpreet stood 1st in Panjab University  by securing 81.6% marks, Jaspreet stood 4th  in Panjab University by securing 80.42% marks, Meenu stood 6th  in Panjab University by securing 79.4% and Srishti stood  8th  in Panjab University  by securing 79% marks.
Samaj Rattan Shri Hira Lal Jain, Chairman of the college Managing Committee, Sh. Kedar Nath Jain, President, Sh. Shanti Saroop Jain, Sr. Vice President,  Sh. Bipin Jain, Secretary, Sh. Surinder Kumar Jain, Manager and Dr Sarita Bahl,  Principal of the college congratulated the students on their brilliant performance in the annual exams. 

400 students were awarded at MTSM college Ldh

Annual Prize Distribution Function proved a big event
S.Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria was the chief Guest
Ludhiana: 15 March 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Education Screen):
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women gave yet another reason to its students to cheer-up as the most awaited Annual Prize Distribution Function was just celebrated with great favour. S.Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria (Mayor Municipal Corporation,Ludhiana) was the chief Guest of the occasion. Dr.Satish Kumar Verma, former Head, Dept.Of Sports Science Punjabi University Patiala was the guest of honor whereas Dr. D.P. Bhatnagar, former Head Dept. of Human  Biology,Punjabi University Patiala was the special guest of the occasion. College principal, Dr. (Mrs.) Parveen Kaur Chawla along with the members of the college managing committee gave a floral welcome to the worthy guests. In the function a big crowd of girls was in joy, happiness, music, art and a commitment to contribute their skill for a healthy society.
The function initiated with the recitation of the shabad "Deh Shiva Var Mohe Ehe". As many as 400 students were awarded for their achievements in the fields of academics, cultural as well as sports. Jasmeen AkhtarMegha JainKarishma Sharma and Gurpreet Kaur were awarded appreciation awards for their all-round performance whereas 12 students got Merit Certificate for their excellent achievements in various fields.The students sat riveted to get prizes from this high dignitary . While addressing the students, honorable guest congratulated them and inspired them to walk through the path of life with full courage, devotion and dedication. He further appariciated the hard toil of madam principal and all the staff members for achieving such brilliant results and position in university.
The whole ambience showered the fragrance of success and gaiety  with musical items. S. Swaran Singh, president, college managing committee presented a note of thanks to the worthy guests for sparing their precious time. While congratulating the students, he inspired them to attain great heights with courage, honesty and hard work and ofcourse with faith on the almighty.
Madam principal congratulated the students for their brilliant performances and also lauded the efforts of the teachers for bringing such outstanding results. She motivated all the winners to keep up the same spirit in future too and advised other students to come forward and enter the competition. She further iterated that "hardwork is the key to success and without hard work and dedication one can't reach zenith of glory". The function ended on festive note for prize winners and prizes in hands and faces illuminated with smiles of success.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Model Code of Conduct & its Evolution

28-February-2014 16:39 IST
Special Feature on General Elections-2014
Free and fair elections form the bed rock of democracy. This envisages a level playing field for the contestants and an equal opportunity for all parties for presenting their policies and programmes to voters.  In this context the Model Code of Conduct(MCC) gains relevance. The MCC intends to provide a level playing field for all political parties, keep the campaign fair and healthy, avoid clashes and conflicts between parties, and ensure peace and order. It aims to ensure that the ruling party, either at the Centre or in the states, does not misuse its official position to gain an unfair advantage in an election. This instrument is a major contribution of Indian electoral system to the cause of democracy.
The MCC is a set of norms for conduct and behavior on the part of the Parties and candidates, in particular. The uniqueness of the MCC is the fact that this was a document that originated and evolved with the consensus of the political parties. The origin of the MCC dates back to 1960 when the MCC started as a small set of Dos and Don’ts for the Assembly election in Kerala in 1960. The Code covered conducting of election meetings/processions, speeches, slogans, posters and placards (CEC-Shri K.V.K.Sundaram). In 1962 Lok Sabha General Elections, the Commission circulated this code to all the recognized political parties and the State Governments were requested to secure the acceptance of the Code by the Parties. (CEC-Shri K.V.K.Sundaram). Report received after the 1962 general election showed that the Code was followed by and large. In 1967, the Code was followed in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.(CEC-Shri K.V.K.Sundaram).
Evolution of the MCC and its implementation since 1967

·     In 1968, the Election Commission held meetings with political parties at State level and circulated the Code of Conduct to observe minimum standard of behavior to ensure free and fair elections. (CEC-Shri S.P. Sen Verma)
·     In 1971-72, during General Election to the House of the People/State Legislative Assemblies the Commission circulated the Code again.  (CEC-Shri S.P. Sen Verma)
·     At the time of general elections to some State Assemblies in 1974, the Commission issued the code of conduct to the political parties in those States.
The Commission also suggested constituting committees at district level headed by the District Collector and comprising representatives of political parties as members for considering cases of violation of the code and ensuring its compliance by all parties and candidates.
·     For the 1977 Lok Sabha general election, the Code was again circulated to the political parties. (CEC-Shri T. Swaminathan).
·     In 1979, Election Commission, in consultation with the political parties further amplified the code, adding a new Section placing restrictions on the “Party in power” so as to prevent cases of abuse of position of power to get undue advantage over other parties and candidates. (CEC-Shri S.L.Shakhdar)
·     In 1991, the code was consolidated and re-issued in its present form.  (CEC-Shri T.N.Seshan).
·     The present code contains guidelines for general conduct of political parties and candidates (no attack on private life, no appeal to communal feelings, discipline and decorum in meetings, processions, guidelines for party in power – official machinery and facilities not to be used for electioneering, prohibition against Ministers and other authorities in announcing grants, new schemes etc).
·     Ministers and those holding public offices are not allowed to combine official visits with electioneering tours.
·     Issue of advertisements at the cost of public exchequer is prohibited.
·     Grants, new schemes / projects cannot be announced. Even the schemes that may have been announced before the MCC came into force, but that has not actually taken off in terms of implementation on field are also required to be put on hold.
·     It is through such restrictions that the advantage of being in power is blunted and the contestants get the opportunity to fight on more or less equal terms.
·     MCC has got the judicial recognition of the highest court of land. The dispute over the date when the Model Code of Conduct should come into force -- the issuance of the press release by EC announcing the poll dates or the date of actual notification in this regard was resolved in the Union of India Vs. Harbans Sigh Jalal and Others [SLP (Civil) No.22724 of 1997)]  decided on 26.04.2001. The apex court gave the ruling that the Code of Conduct would come into force the moment the Commission issues the press release, which precedes the notification by a good two weeks. This ruling lay at rest the controversy related to the dates of enforcement of MCC. Thus the MCC remains in force from the date of announcement of elections till the completion of elections.

Legal Status for Model Code: Views of the Election Commission
There is an opinion in certain quarters for providing legal status to MCC. The Election Commission has, however, taken a stand against granting of such status to MCC. According to the Commission bringing the MCC on the statute book will only be counter-productive. In our country, elections are conducted within a very limited time span according to a well laid down schedule. Normally, a general election in a State is completed in about 45 days, from the day of announcement of the election schedule by the Commission.  Thus, the expedition and promptness in dealing with the cases of violation of the model code of conduct is of the essence.  If no timely action is taken to curb the violations and against the violators of the model code during the limited period when the election process is on, the whole significance of the MCC would be lost and the violator would be able to reap the benefit of such violation. If the model code of conduct is converted into a law, this would mean that a complaint would lie to the police/Magistrate. The procedures involved in judicial proceedings being what they are, a decision on such complaints would most likely come only long after the election is completed.  

MCC is not a Hindrance to Developmental activities
One often gets to hear the complaint that the MCC is coming in the way of developmental activities. However, even during the short period when MCC is in operation, the ongoing development activities are not stopped and are allowed to proceed unhindered, and only the new projects, etc. which have not taken off on the ground that have to  be deferred till the completion of elections.  If there is any work that cannot wait for any reason (relief work on account of any calamity, etc), the matter can be referred to the Commission for clearance.

It is apt to refer to the following passage from a  very recent Judgment (dated 16.02.2012) of the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) in Writ Petition No. 1361 of 2012 (Dr. Nutan Thakur Vs. Election Commission of India):

‘It shall not be out of place to mention that after election, peoples’ representatives discharge their obligation almost for a period of five years.  The elections are held at the fag end of their tenure unless the assembly or Parliament is suspended or dissolved earlier.  While holding the office, it is always obligatory on the part of the peoples’ representative to discharge their obligation honestly and fairly to serve the nation. In case they failed to discharge their obligation during their entire term while in office or in opposition, then making statement as a measure of allurement or appeasement to the peoples after issuance of Election Notification, shall be nothing but an instance of unfair practice on their part. (PIB Features.)
*Inputs from PIB Election Cell team.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A special feature on Posts//K. K. Pant*

20-February-2014 17:11 IST
Transforming the Department of Posts into a Technology Driven Department

A massive transformation of the Department of Posts is being undertaken by the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology which will metamorphose the Department - now better known to the nation as India Post - into a technology driven Department. For this the Government has approved an IT Modernization Project with a total outlay of Rs 4,909 crore. The unique Project involves networking of all the 1,55,000 post offices spread across the country rolling out Core Banking Solution for Post Office Saving Bank, McCamish Insurance Solution for Postal Life Insurance and will enable track and trace of all accountable mails in the country. The IT Modernization Project commenced in 2012 and is expected to be operational by 2015. It covers eight segments which are under various stages of implementation and operationalization. A dedicated Data Centre is already in place.

This Project is unparalleled in terms of its scale and underlines the commitment of the Department of Posts to provide better services to the customers, and ensure higher employee satisfaction. The project is intended to build a wider reach to Indian populace through more customer interaction channels.

The Core Banking Solutions (CBS) in All Departmental Post Offices

The Department of Posts is also implementing the Core Banking Solutions (CBS) in all Departmental Post Offices during the current Five Year Plan. The Project introduces the facilities of ATM banking, mobile banking, phone banking, National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) to the Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) customers.  It will enable the Post Office Saving Bank customers to undertake anytime anywhere banking through a network of ATMs.  CBS has been rolled out in 38 pilot Post Offices and is expected to be rolled out in all departmental Post Offices by 2015. The Project will IT enable the Branch Post Offices with a bio-metric hand held device, which is Aadhaar enabled, printer and solar power to charge battery.
Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Mail Related Services Across The Country

The Department of Posts has also taken initiatives to improve the quality of mail related services across the country. As part of the Mail Network Optimization Project (MNOP), the operational network for the delivery of mails has been restructured and the processes redesigned. An online monitoring system has been developed for a more effective monitoring of Speed Post Registered Post. An online track and trace system is also in place for registered articles on a pattern similar to the tracking of Speed Post articles. Automated Mail Processing Centers (AMPCs) have been set up at Delhi and Kolkata to further expedite the mail sorting activities. A Global Positioning System (GPS) system has been installed in mail vehicles in the North East Region for a better monitoring of the movement of mail carriages.

Providing Computers and Peripherals to All Departmental Post Offices

The Department of Posts has also provided computers and peripherals to all 25,145 departmental Post Offices in the country to enhance their efficiency. Remotely Managed Franking Machines (RMFMs) are also being supplied to the post offices in a phased manner.  These machines have a number of security features, like generation of 2D barcodes to assist traceable evidence of postage. These machines will improve the efficiency of the post offices by faster franking of articles and also help in having a ready data base of customers in an electronic form.

‘Project Arrow’

Department of Posts has also launched a Quality Improvement Project called ‘Project Arrow’ in April 2008, which entails a comprehensive improvement of the Core Operations of Post Offices as well as the ambience (Look and Feel) in which postal transaction are undertaken.

The Department of Posts has evolved a Sevottam complaint Citizen’s Charter laying down the service delivery norms of various postal products and services.  A monitoring mechanism to ensure the quality of services and prompt redressal of public grievances is in place at all levels. It is also operating the Central Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) to handle complaints.

New services like e-IPO, e-Post, Express Parcel Post, Business Parcel Post have been introduced which not only open new revenue streams but also lead to widen the reach of the post offices and provide the customer with value added services.

Market Share on the Rise

The market share of the value added services of the Department of Post vis-à-vis private couriers has increased in last two year which are:

Sl.  No.
Name of Products / Services
Market Share

Speed Post
15.1% to 18.3%
16.7% to 19.8%
Express Parcel Post
4% to 6%
5% to 7%

Increasing Revenue Generation

The efficacy of the steps taken by the Government is also reflected in the fact that the Revenue generation of Postal Services is increasing every year, and the targets for each coming year are raised by the Government. The revenue generated and expenditure incurred by the Postal Department, during the last three years and the current year year-wise, are:
                                                             (Rs. in crore)
2013-14 (up to Dec' 2013)

To further increase the revenue the Department has taken following steps:

·         Beside the IT Modernization project, a series of initiatives have been taken under Mail Network Optimization Project in order to improve the quality of mail services.

·         Launching special drives for covering more persons under the small saving network, especially in rural areas. Similar drives are also launched to popularize Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) so that life cover / savings is encouraged among the rural population.

·         Financial Performance of each postal circle related to revenue and expenditure are reviewed on regular basis.

·         Rationalization of postal products to improve service delivery in the light of market demand.

(PIB Features.)

*Deputy Director (M&C), PIB, New Delhi.
With inputs from the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DD Jain Women College Organized A National Seminar

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Dr. Ojha gave interesting insight in political history
Ludhiana: 12 March 2014: (Education Screen bureau):
A one day National Seminar on “Punjab During the Early Medieval Period: The Politico-Socio-Cultural Transitional Phase” sponsored by ICSSR, Panjab University, Chandigarh was organized at Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana on March 12, 2014. Ten papers were presented in two technical sessions.
The seminar began with ceremonial lighting of lamp and reciting of Namokar Mantra. A floral welcome was extended to the keynote speaker & chairperson of first technical session Dr. N.K. Ojha, Professor, Deptt. of A.I.H.C. & A., Panjab University, Chandigarh and chairperson of second technical session Dr. Ashvini Agarwal, Professor, Deptt. of A.I.H.C. & A., Panjab University, Chandigarh by Samaj Rattan Sh. Hira Lal Jain, Chairman of the college Managing Committee, Sh. Kedar Nath Jain President, Sh. Bipin Jain Secretary, Sh. Surinder Kumar Jain Manager, Sh. Raj Kumar Jain, Sh. Shanti Saroop Jain, Sr. Vice Presidents, Sh. Sheetal Kumar Jain Vice President and all the other worthy members of Managing Committee. In his keynote speech Dr. Ojha gave interesting insight into the political history, polity and economy of early medieval punjab and kind of religious cultural changes that transpired during the 6th -12th century.
Delegates presented papers on various sub themes including prevalence of untouchability status of women and shifting of political ideology in that age.
Dr. R.K. Sharma, Deptt. of Public Administration acted as the chief guest of valedictory session. All the guest were honoured by the members of Management Committee. Speaking on the occasion, college principal Dr. Sarita Bahl extended her gratitude to the guest for consenting to spare their time for the event. She also congratulated the members of organizing committee for putting in sincere efforts to make the seminar a success.
Seminar concluded with a valedictory report and distribution of certificates, followed by National Anthem.

 DD Jain Women College Organized A National Seminar

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Farewell at KCW Ludhiana

Radhika and Taranpreet were adjudged Miss Farewell
Ludhiana: 8 March 2014: (Rector Kathuria//Punjab Screen): 
An exuberant Farewell was accorded to B.Com and Final Year students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. True Spirit of Womanhood was on display in the function as it coincided with the International Women’s Day. The girls of the Commerce Department presented the vivid colors of India through regional dances including Lavani, Gujarati, Bharat Natayam, Sufi Dance and Ganesh Vandana. Modeling Rounds for the out going classes were also conducted. Radhika was adjudged Miss Farewell B.Com. Tanavpreet and Jyoti were declared Ist and IInd Runners Up respectively. Taranpreet was crowned Miss Farewell M.Com. The excitement of leaving college and entering into a new face of life was visible on the faces of all the students. Principal of the College Dr. (Mrs.) Varinder Kaur Thind applauded the efforts of the students and the teachers and wished the outgoing classes the best in their lives. She also encouraged the students to work hard for the coming final exams and strive for university positions.

DD Jain College for Women Celebrated Women Day

Kulwinder was adjudged Miss Farewell
Ludhiana: 8 March 2014: (Punjab Screen Bureau):
Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women’s junior students organized a farewell party as a token of acknowledgement to parting final year students in the college campus on March 08, 2014.
The students of 3rd year participated in a modelling show dressed in graceful attires and were given various titles. A cultural programme by the 2nd year students got a thunderous response from the cheering audience. 
Professor Poonam Sareen and Professor Neelam Nayyar (Associate Professors in English) were honoured by the Management and Staff members for their invaluable contribution to the institution, about to retire this year.
College Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Sarita Bahl, speaking on this occasion, said that it was a special moment for all as these students were leaving the secure world of the college and stepping into competitive world. She emphasized that students should further enhance their knowledge by opting for higher studies.
The dignitaries present on the occasion included Samaj Rattan Sh. Hira Lal Jain, Chairman of the college Managing Committee, Sh. Kedar Nath Jain President, Sh. Bipin Jain Secretary, Sh. Surinder Kumar Jain Manager, Sh. Raj Kumar Jain, Sh. Shanti Saroop Jain, Sr. Vice Presidents, Sh. Sheetal Kumar Jain Vice President and all the other worthy members of Managing Committee conveyed their best wishes to the students.
Kulwinder was adjudged Miss Farewell. Heena was declared first runners up and Krishma second runners up. Other categories of awards included Jaspreet (Miss Beautiful Attire), Priya (Miss Beautiful Smile), Kajal & Jasmeet (Miss Beautiful Hair), Jasween (Miss Confident).
The event came to a conclusion with wishing the best of luck to the students for the forth-coming exams. 
Farewell on Women Day at DD Jain College for Women

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College: Athletic Meet

Flag unfurling ceremony by Mr.Rajinder Bhandari

Ludhiana:5th March 2014:(Punjab Screen Bureau):The first one day annual athletic meet at Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College commenced on 5th March 2014 with flag unfurling ceremony by the chief guest Mr.Rajinder Bhandari. The college principal , Dr. Janmit Singh in his welcome note towards the chief guests, Members of college managing committee and other dignitary personality discussed the annual academic and sports achievements of the students during the session. He also emphasized the importance of the sports in the life of a student as sports inculcate in them the quality of discipline and sportsmanship.   Mr. Gurdeep Singh of M.Com Ist took oath on behalf of the participants and colorful balloons were released. Fun events like three- legged race, spoon race, sack race and tug of war complemented the track and field events including races, long jump, shot put, discus throw and javelin throw during one day meet.

A game of musical chairs was also organized for the guests and college staff that added a fun element to the whole event

President of the college managing committee Sh. Ashwani Jain, Principal of the college, Dr.Janmit Singh, the Guest of honour Sh. Bimal Prakash Jain along with other managing committee members distributed the prizes among the winners and congratulated them.
The Guest of honour Shri. Bimal Prakash Jain concluded the meet with the flag lowering ceremony and he declared the meet close. At the end national anthem was sung.
The result of various events are as follow:-
100meters race(Boys):Maninder(First), Karanjit Singh Kainth(Second), Sunil(Third);
100 meters race (Girls): Rajeshwari(First), Shipra(Second), Rajpreet(Third)
Sack race(Boys: Pratham(First),Pankaj(Second), Gagandeep Singh Rattu(Third)z;
400m race(Boys):  Amandeep Singh(First), Karanjeet Kainth(Second), Atul Thakur(Third)
400m race(Girls):      Nitisha(First). Simranjeet(Second), Shipra(Third)
Spoon race: Kanika(First), Megha(Second), Simranjeet Kaur(Third);
Shot-put: Karamjeet Kainth(First), Sunny Chauhan(Second), Sahil Khanna(Third);
Discus throw(Boys) :Gursharn(First), Chandan Verma(Second), Sushil Kumar(Third)
Discus throw(Girls):  Ana(First), Pragya(Second), Ashima (Third)
1500m Race: Nitish(First), Sushil(Second), Tarun Aggarwal(Third)
Long Jump(Boys): Gurdeep (First),  Manider (Second), Amandeep(Third)
Three Leg Race: Manavjot & Ashish (First), Himanshu & Robin(Second), Pratham & Abhishek(Third)
Best Athletic(Girl): Ms. Ana B.Com III
Best Athletic(Boy): Mr. Karanjeet singh B.Com III