Rediscover Gujarat. Rediscover the Gujarati in you !!


Channels : Free Home Pages | Chat | Discussion Board | Graffiti | Music | Reminder Services | Calendar | Horoscope | Dating | Weather | Matrimonial | Jobs

Info

City Guides | City News | Education | Festivals | Food | Greetings | Earthquake fact file | Home

July 29, 2001 - July 30, 2001

Legal aid service gets momentum in Gujarat Monday, July 30, 2001

The Times of India News Service
AHMEDABAD: The legal aid service with Legal Services Authority Act 1987 coming into force in 1995 is gathering momentum in Gujarat with the holding of 17,253 Lok Adalats.

The legal aid service was provided with the formation of Gujarat State Legal Service Authority to give free legal advice and assistance to the underprivileged and weaker section of the society, according to member secretary of legal services authority Pradeep P. Bhatt.

The legal aid service authority has also established a legal aid clinic headed by justice J.N. Bhatt of Gujarat High Court and executive chairman of Gujarat State Legal Services Authority to provide legal aid to the people from weaker section of the society in district and taluka level with its headquarters in Ahmedabad.

Bhatt said here on Saturday that after the legal service authority came into force in 1995, the responsibility of envisaging, implementing and monitoring legal aid schemes and programmes had been entrusted to the judiciary.

He added that the judges of the superior judiciary had been nominated under the Act to oversee the task that the legal aid work was the duty of every judicial officer who could ensure that equal justice available to all.
( PTI )

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

Demand raised for HC Bench at Rajkot Sunday, July 29, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
RAJKOT: Rajya Sabha MP from Saurashtra Lalit Mehta has, through a private member Bill in the Lok Sabha, raised the issue of a High Court bench for Saurashta.

In a fax message, Mehta told TOI that the demand for a High Court bench was being raised for quiet some time by the people of Saurashtra. According to Mehta, who is himself a BJP leader, the issue is raised each time before elections, but after coming to power parties put the matter in cold storage.


The BJP MP called upon all MPs from the state to keep aside party politics and join hands in supporting the demand which, he said, was for the betterment of the region. He said that all chambers of commerce, industrial houses and trade unions had also supported his demand. He argued that people from far-off places had to go to Ahmedabad for case hearings in the High Court there.

In cases where the matter was adjourned, people had to return empty-handed, which was expensive and time consuming.


Lalit Mehta argued further that if Rajkot is given a High Court bench, all cases pertaining to Saurashtra could be shifted to the new bench. In doing so people of Saurashtra would get speedier justice.\

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

Demand raised for HC Bench at Rajkot Sunday, July 29, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
RAJKOT: Rajya Sabha MP from Saurashtra Lalit Mehta has, through a private member Bill in the Lok Sabha, raised the issue of a High Court bench for Saurashta.

In a fax message, Mehta told TOI that the demand for a High Court bench was being raised for quiet some time by the people of Saurashtra. According to Mehta, who is himself a BJP leader, the issue is raised each time before elections, but after coming to power parties put the matter in cold storage.


The BJP MP called upon all MPs from the state to keep aside party politics and join hands in supporting the demand which, he said, was for the betterment of the region. He said that all chambers of commerce, industrial houses and trade unions had also supported his demand. He argued that people from far-off places had to go to Ahmedabad for case hearings in the High Court there.

In cases where the matter was adjourned, people had to return empty-handed, which was expensive and time consuming.


Lalit Mehta argued further that if Rajkot is given a High Court bench, all cases pertaining to Saurashtra could be shifted to the new bench. In doing so people of Saurashtra would get speedier justice.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

Probe ordered into post-surgery blindings Sunday, July 29, 2001

BY A HEALTH CORRESPONDENT, THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
AHMEDABAD: Health minister Suresh Mehta on Friday said the government had appointed a four-member inquiry committee to probe into the Sadvichar Parivar Eye Hospital tragedy where 22 people turned blind in one eye after undergoing cataract surgery.

Mehta announced that a committee, including a pathologist, a microbiologist, a drug commissioner and an additional director of health, would inquire into the tragedy where 33 people stand to lose vision in the eye which was operated for cataract, and got severely infected.


All 22 patients, who have contracted severe sceptecimia and have lost vision in the operated eye, remained admitted in the Sadvichar Hospital in Naroda-GIDC where doctors were investigating into the future course of treatment to be followed. The government has also directed the hospital to send teams and follow up the remaining 11 patients who had got operated along with the 22 patients, and investigate the extent of damage to their eye after the surgery. "The teams have brought two such patients to the hospital from their residences," a patient's relative said.


Significantly, the patients' relatives have alleged that the trustees of the hospital were pressurising them not to file any complaint against the hospital. "Naroda MLA Maya Kodnani had visited the patients on Friday and agreed that we should file a complaint. But the trustees of the hospital have been putting pressure on us not to make any such complaint at present. They are all camping at the hospital," said Jagdish Goswami, relative of another victim Laxmiben Goswami.


Meanwhile, food and drugs commissioner A D Adeshra said following preliminary inspection of the IV sets manufactured by Max Medi Care which were confiscated at Sadvichar hospital, inspection was carried at the manufacturing site where certain lacunae were detected in the manufacturing of the sets. "We detected certain lacunae in the Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP) being practised by the company which did not conform to the statutory provisions laid down under the Drug and Cosmetics Act. Following this, we have stalled the manufacturing of the IV sets by the company with immediate effect," Adeshra said.


Adeshra further said that since Wokhardt company _ whose product RL Eye Irrigating Solution was used during the surgeries and was allegedly contaminated enough to cause infection in operated eyes _ was not Gujarat based, he has intimated the Drug Controller General (west zone) in Mumbai to pursue the inquiry.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

GU back to square one on affiliation issue Sunday, July 29, 2001

OUR EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT, THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
AHMEDABAD: The affiliation imbroglio at the Gujarat University took a new turn with the executive council on Friday referring the matter to the need committee to look into whether there was need for the proposal for 21 new colleges.

On the same day, the Gujarat High Court disposed of petitions challenging earlier decisions and said there was no need for action as the original grievance of the petitioners had been addressed. In his order, Justice P K Sarkar added that as the provisions of the Gujarat University Act had been met and the petitioners had received the kind of relief they wanted, there was no need for action.


In his petition, executive council member and former deputy chief minister Narhari Amin had challenged the council's July 6 decision of letting the vice chancellor decide on whether there was need or not for new colleges and also granting affiliation accordingly.


At Friday's meeting, which lasted barely 20 minutes, vice chancellor Naresh Ved read out the complete order of the court. Amin also handed over a letter to Ved demanding that correct procedure be followed this time.


He demanded that members of the committee actually visit the various colleges which have applied and also ensure that they have the required infrastructure. "They have to ensure that the trust which has demanded the college, has the required funds apart from all the basic amenities. A complete report should then be placed in the academic council which in turn should pass it on to the executive. Only then can affiliation be granted."


After initially granting affiliation to 16 of the 21 colleges that had applied, the university hurriedly called an academic council meeting last Wednesday and referred all the applications back to the need committee. Sources in the university said it was a clear move to avoid a judgement from the High Court as it was evident that the university would be reprimanded. After Thursday's decision, the entire process will be started from scratch, nullifying all earlier decisions on the issue.


Sources, however, added that receiving affiliation for a BCA college, which is the bone of contention, would be extremely difficult if the committee follows the law by the word. Statistics of the last two years give a depressing picture. Of the 15,000 forms that were sold last year for the course, 8,000 were returned and all the 1,060 seats were filled up. Admission had stopped at 66 per cent.


This year, 960 seats were available with the Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology turning into a deemed university. However, only 3,200 forms were sold and only 2,650 students actually applied and admissions ended at 61 per cent. Some of the lesser-known institutes in fact had problems filling their seats.


If BCA is so unpopular with students after the slowdown in economies, how can the university justify new colleges for it? Many fear that if the new colleges are affiliated, the level of the course would fall drastically as students with 50 per cent marks would also have to be accommodated to fill seats.


There is also some apprehension in the university over whether the new developments will weed out corruption as the same people, who had originally been accused of malpractice, will be among the decision makers.

News Source : Times Of India News Service [ Lightning News ]


Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

Gujarat | Pharmacy SEO | Copyright 2000-2006
 A eZee Web Solutions Presentation !

E-mail - webmaster@cybervapi.com
GSM - 9825130401