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July 25, 2001 - July 25, 2001

Lok Darbar at Lalpur, Khambhalia held Wednesday, July 25, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
JAMNAGAR: The aim of having the Lok Darbar was to give transparent administration by speedy disposal of people's problems by officials to help applicants solve their problems with proper and mutual understanding so that people may not have to run around table to table for disposal of their problems and popularise the meaning of democracy. This was stated by ministers Mulubhai Bera and Chimanbhai Saparia at Lok Darbars arranged at Lalpur and Khambhalia on Friday last. About 120 applications problems were taken up and most of them settled on the spot.

Court notice: An applicant was not admitted in the first year English medium class at Gosarani commerce college despite obtaining 62 per cent marks. Norms for admission to college required 50 to 55 per cent marks. However the student Hemal M Vasant, who was in merit list prepared by the college and given entrance application form and other papers, was startled when due to some strange reason, he and other students were not given admission. The student approached Gujarat High Court which has served show-cause notice on the principal and an official of Saurashtra University and asked them to be present at the court on July 25.

Youth Cong chief: Jamnagar Youth Congress president post has created a controversy. Two men are claiming for the post. J. Dave was appointed city Youth Congress president last year. However, later the post was allotted to Ashish Kantaria by the GPCC Youth Congress wing even as Mr Dave staked his claim. During his visit GPCC chief Amarsinh Chaudhary clarified that Ashish Kantaria, who was recently appointed as Jamnagar city youth congress president, would continue.

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JUNAGADH:::: Special pension scheme disbursals Wednesday, July 25, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
JUNAGADH: Under the social protection scheme, helpless elderly people over 60 and physically handicapped above 45 years of age, have been paid Rs. 200 each as a special pension. In Veraval 484, in Una 330, in Talala 214, in Kodinar 240 and in Sutrapada 35 old and handicapped people got the benefit.

Co-ordination meeting: Under the presidentship of collector Sunayna Tomar, a meeting, of district co-ordination committee last week considered pending loan applications, government money recovery, supervision, citizens authority letter applications, small savings and family welfare topics. DDO Mr Kanojiya, home guard commanding officer Raijada Ashok, health officer Vyas were present.

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Stay on self-financing scheme till July 25 Wednesday, July 25, 2001

A STAFF REPORTER, The Times of India News Service
VADODARA: M S University's faculty of commerce had never had it so bad with as many as three of its new decisions being stayed by the court in the past one week. On Monday, the Vadodara sessions court slapped yet another interim stay on the faculty preventing it from recruitment of temporary lecturers.

The university was in the process of conducting interviews for recruiting 14 lecturers. The interim stay (till July 27) follows a litigation filed by Shankar Jha, Danesh Mehmad and Harshal Pathak who were recruited in the commerce faculty as temporary lecturers since the past couple of years.

Meanwhile, the stay on the self-financing scheme was further extended to July 25.

Advocate Narendra Tiwari, who filed the case of the temporary lecturers, said the litigants had complained that despite serving as teaching assistants and temporary lecturers in the faculty the three were not considered for recruitment and were being side-tracked to recruit new individuals.

"However, there is a Supreme Court judgment which says that if a temporary lecture is recruited in a year and if in the subsequent years a vacancy arises, then the temporary lecturers should be given first preference for recruitment," he said.

According to him, the university has failed to comply with norms and was therefore facing a series of legal suits against it.

Speaking on the stay against the self-financing scheme of the commerce faculty, he said the university had Rs 50 lakh in its coffers under the development fund head and an additional Rs 15 lakh would be available to it this year. "The MSU has enough funds to accommodate all students in the first year commerce, a study of the MSU budget would reveal this," he said.

In a related development, the All-India Democratic Students Association (AIDSO) organised a day-long dharna opposite the faculty of arts to protest against the self-financing scheme. The All-India Save Education Committee members said the scheme in commerce would become a precedent for other faculties. Cost-cutting measures of the state government should not target education expenses, which contribute to social and economic development of the country, they said.

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JUNAGADH:::: Plantation programme in Junagadh Wednesday, July 25, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
JUNAGADH: Saplings were planted at Junagdh at the rural development agency office ground last week as part of efforts to promote forest development.

Suryakant Acharya, vice president of the state's planning committee appealed the public to participate in the drive to plant trees. At Junagadh' gram vikas agency's ground, tree plantation programme was inaugurated by Acharya. MLA Mashru said that the forest department's officers have taken enough pain, which should not be wasted. For that too, we have to see that a plant becomes a tree.

District panchayat president Vijanand Rathod said that preserving trees means preserving life. District collector Sunayna Tomar, who also spoke on the occasion said that all classes of people should take this programme as a mission.

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ST to ply 10 CNG buses soon Wednesday, July 25, 2001

THE TIMES OF INDIA NEWS SERVICE
GANDHINAGAR: Transport minister Bimal Shah on Thursday said the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has placed orders for 10 CNG run buses to be plied in Vadodara and Surat shortly.


While speaking to media persons, the minister and GSRTC chairman Kamlesh Patel said initially these buses would ply for city service in Vadodara and Surat. Once this experiment of environment-friendly mode of conveyance is successful, CNG buses would be introduced in other cities where city GSRTC operates bus services.


They said that the new CNG buses would cost around Rs.1.5 crore to the corporation. The decision has been taken to introduce CNG buses in Vadodara and Surat as gas filling stations were nearby while it was not possible at this stage in Ahmedabad which was one of the most polluted cities of the state.


A team of officials from the corporation has already made an indepth study of the CNG buses operated in New Delhi and Mumbai. To a query, he said that though the CNG was a costly proposition as against diesel-run buses, "We have to adapt to environment-friendly technology to check the increasing menace of pollution."

The state government has already requested the Centre to allocate more filling stations in big cities so that CNG could be used for auto-rickshaws emitting toxic smoke as a majority of them were using kerosene as fuel for three wheelers.

Once the CNG was available the GSRTC will in a phased manner discard the diesel buses. It has a fleet of around 9,000 buses --- 3,000 of them purchased in the past two years. The chairman claimed that the fare tariff of GSRTC was the most reasonable as compared to other road transport corporations.

The GSRTC had pressed into service around 1500 buses for transportation of the people in earthquake affected Kutch and other districts for which the state government has reimbursed to it a sum of Rs.7.5 crore.

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