PUNJAB POLICE DGP UNDERLINES THE NEED
FOR PRO-ACTIVE POLICING
TO MEET THE RENEWED CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM
Chandigarh, December 10, 2008
Punjab DGP Sh. N.P.S. Aulakh today underlined the need for proactive
policing keeping in view the recent terror attack in Mumbai by
strengthening the security of vital installations besides ensuring
the required preventive measures to face the challenge of renewed
threat of terror attacks.
While presiding over a high level meeting to review the security
arrangement through out the state to meet any emergent situation,
he asked for the institutionalized arrangements for following
up of inputs from the state, inter-state as well as from national
agencies. He cautioned the field officers against any complacency
on their part ..
Directing for the constitution of Quick Response Teams (QRTs)
Comprising of fittest security personnel under the leadership
of experienced police officers at district level, Sh. Aulakh asked
the field officer to submit their requirements in the form of
modern weaponry and protective equipments and assured them to
provide at the earliest.
Emphasizing on the need to put in order the required preventive
measures and to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP),
the DGP informed that a high level committee would be constituted
soon under the leadership of ADGP/Crime and other experienced
police officers would be included in it to institutionalize their
experience of fighting terrorism in Punjab.
The DGP also asked to keep a constant close watch on the activities
of ex terrorists and other Criminal elements and pointed out that
for this purpose, the SHOs and In charge Police Posts were the
most perfect police officials to update the intelligence inputs.He
also directed to strengthen the security of Vital installations
through out the state and especially to remain more Vigil on inter
state borders and assured to provide more security men for this
purpose which were being detached from the protectees under the
state police's new initiative to withdraw ten percent security
personnel deployed on security duties.
He also emphasized on the need to establish close and cordial
relations with the general public to get important and timely
information and directed the field officers to devote maximum
time for listening to their grievances. On this occasion number
of experienced officers expressed their views for countering the
renewed threat of terrorism in an effective manner.
Earlier at the onset of the meeting a two minute silence was
kept in the memory of those brave heart police officers/officials
and NSG Commandos who made supreme sacrifice while fighting with
terrorists and those innocent peoples who lost their lives in
Mumbai terror attacks.
The meeting was attended by all the ADGsP, Zonal IGs, Range
DIGs and SSsP.
BADAL SEEKS BACKLOG OF RS. 113.61 CROREUNDER
CRF FROM GoI
Chandigarh December 10, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today urged the
Union Minister of Shipping and Road Transport T.R. Baalu to immediately
release the backlog of Rs. 113.61 crore under for Centre Road Funds
Addressing a function to mark the dedication of four lane highway
from Ambala to Zirakpur (NH-22& NH-21) to the nation by Mr.
Baalu here at Dappar near Dera Bassi in SAS Nagar (Mohali) district,
Mr. Badal impressed upon the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister
to release the entire funds to the tune of Rs. 113.61crore as the
Ministry had only agreed to release backlog Rs. 104.92 crore upto
year 2006-07. The Chief Minister mentioned that GoI had released
only Rs. 275.29 crore against total annual accrual of Rs. 388.90
crore upto year 2007-08.
The Chief Minister also sought Mr. Baalu's intervention to accord
approval to the road projects of Zirakpur-Patiala section (NH-64),
Dabwali-Malout section (NH-10) besides four laning of National Highways
in the state by National Highways Authority of India including Jalandhar-Dhilwan-Amritsar
on Jalandhar Amritsar Road (NH-1), Amritsar-Pathankot Road (NH-15),
Kharar to Kurali section on Chandigarh-Ropar- Kiratpur Sahib (NH-21),
Ludhiana- Talwandi Road (NH-95) and Chandigarh-Ludhiana Road (NH-95).
Mr. Badal also raised the issue to revise the compensation to the
land owners, because the state government was paying compensation
to them on the prevailing market price.
In his address, Mr. Baalu assured the Chief Minister that one
of the two toll plazas in the close vicinity in this area would
be wound up in view of the lot of hardships caused to the commuters.
To another issue about the nonpayment of compensation to the land
owners of 5 out of 28 villages in Punjab whose land has been acquired
for Zirakpur- Ambala section, he pointed out that compensation to
the tune of Rs. 28.96 crore would be given to these owners as per
the award against the payment of Rs. 5.85 crore made by the GoI.
Mr. Baalu also announced the six laning of Jalandhar-Amritsar- Attari
(NH-1) would be completed soon on the top priority. He also assured
Mr. Badal that the GoI was committed to give a special treatment
to Punjab for best road infrastructure in the state.
Prominent among other who were present on the occasion included
Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Cooperation Minister
Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, PWD (B&R) Minister Punjab Mr. Parminder
Singh Dhindsa, Union Minister of State for Housing Urban Poverty
Alleviation (Independent Charge) State Kumari Selja, Chief Minister's
Media Advisor Mr. Harcharn Bains and MLA Ambala Mr. Vinod Sharma.
CHANDIGARH PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS BADAL SEEKS
GUV'S INTERVENTION FOR ELECTORAL ROLLS IN PUNJABI
CHANDIGARH DECEMBER 10:
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today took a serious
view of the neglect of Punjabi language by the Chandigarh UT administration
as a medium of official communication. Mr. Badal's strong reaction
comes in the wake of the failure of the Union Territory Administration
to issue voter lists for the forth coming panchayat elections in
Punjabi as the voter lists have been published in Hindi and English
Mr. Badal today officially conveyed his government's objection
to this omission. In identical letters to the UT Administrator General
(Retd.) SF Rodrigues and State Election Commissioner Dehli &
UT Chandigarh Mr. Om Parkash Kelkar, the Chief Minister pointed
out that all the villages in the Union Territory are Punjabi speaking
areas. A vast majority of the capital city not only speaks but also
have strong emotional bonding with Punjabi. The chief minister said
that it was necessary to issue electoral roll in Punjabi language
in addition to English and Hindi.
In a statement later, Mr. Badal said that the issue had strong
emotional, cultural and political implications and the anomaly should
be removed immediately. He said that Chandigarh was not only the
capital of Punjab but was built solely for the state. He said that
the legitimacy of Punjab's rightful claim on the city had never
been a subject of debate. The Chief Minister further said way back
in 1985, even the then Prime Minister of India had, in a written
Accord, acknowledged Punjab's right in this matter and had even
set a date for its transfer to the parent state. This had also been
ratified by the parliament. He said that this was done in acknowledgement
of the fact that Chandigarh and the villages following in it were
all Punjabi speaking.
Mr. Badal appealed to the General Rodrigues who is also the Governor
of Punjab to intervene personally and immediately to ensure that
Punjabi continued to enjoy its legitimate place of respect in the
Union Territory. He called for an immediate issuance of electoral
rolls in Punjabi. The panchayat elections are due on December 14.
TWO LAC CASES TO BE DISPOSE OFF IN MEGA
LOK ADALAT IN DECEMBER 20 AND 21
Chandigarh, December 10, 2008
Keeping in view to reduce the pending court cases, a special campaign
has been launched in which target was fixed to dispose off two lac
cases in the Mega Lok Adalats going to be held on December 20 &
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab government
said that Lok Adalats would be held at the State/District/Sub Division
and at state headquarters to settle not only the matter pending
before the judicial courts but also Revenue Authorities/Statutory
Tribunals constituted under any law including Industrial Tribunals,
Labour Courts, Consumer forums and other quasi judicial authorities,
to settle pending civil and compoundable criminal cases in the state.
The Spokesman further said that revenue cases relating to Lambardari,
partition and mutation proceedings, Land Acquisition Act and Compensation
disputes, Punjab Tenancy Act, Land Revenue Act, Punjab Village Common
Land Acts, Public Premises Ejectment Act, Election petitions or
matters pending before the Executive Authorities under the various
relevant laws relating to urban and rural local bodies, Cooperative
Societies Act and recovery proceedings, Northern India Canal and
Drainage Act, Excise and Taxation cases, Cases under the Electricity
Act and Motor Vehicles Accident Claims etc. would also be settled.
The spokesman pointed out that steps would be taken to persuade
the parties to resolve the disputes and work out modalities, before
the actual holding of Lok Adalat on December 20 & 21, 2008.
Interested parties may bring their cases in these Lok Adalats for
the quick dispensation of Justice, the spokesman added.