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Thursday, 01 August 2019 | PNS

Appointment letters handed over to 35 clerks

Chandigarh: Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Wednesday handed over appointment letters to 35 new clerks recruited in Forest and Wildlife Preservation Department. The newly recruited clerks have been selected after completion of selection process by Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board, said Dharamsot adding that this would fulfil shortage of office staff besides further enhancing work efficiency.

Rota Virus Vaccine administered in chandigarh

Chandigarh: The Rotavirus vaccine, that prevents Rota virus diarrhea in infants and children, has been launched by UT Health Department on Wednesday. The initiative was spearheaded by IT Director Health Services-cum-Mission Director, National Health Mission Dr G Dewan at an urban slum or resettlement colony at Dhanas. The children were administered with five drops of oral Rotavirus Vaccine. From today, the vaccine will be part of the routine immunization days — Wednesday and Saturday — to be given free with rest of the vaccines in all the health facilities of UT Chandigarh.

Over 500 clerks inducted into Punjab PWD

Chandigarh: Welcoming the new entrants into the fold of State Public Works Department (Buildings and Roads), Punjab PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Wednesday said that 90 percent of the vacancies to the posts of clerks in the department have been filled up with the recruitment of 548 new employees as against approximately 600 vacancies. “The process of filling the posts of Junior Engineers and other cadres is also in the pipeline while almost entire backlog of recruitment on compassionate grounds has been cleared,” he said.

Police nab Five in Rs 17 Lakh robbery case

Chandigarh: Haryana Police has nabbed five accused in Rs 17 lakh robbery from a cash van which took place in Gurugram’s Sector-29 on June 24, 2019. Spokesperson said that arrested accused were identified as Saurabh alias Sunny, Monu, Ganesh Gupta, Ramji alias Malinga, and Sanjeev (driver). During preliminary interrogation, accused persons disclosed that they did this robbery after getting information from Sanjeev who was driver in collection company. Further interrogation is going on.

PU invites applications for vacant NRI seats

Chandigarh: As the number of seats, under NRI category, are still lying vacant in various Departments, Centres, or Institutes of Panjab University, Chandigarh, the varsity has invited applications for various courses under the NRI or foreign national category. The candidates need to submit the hardcopy of admission form for the NRIs in the office of Dean International Students. For details, see the Panjab University website —,,, and

Online report of faulty traffic lights launched

Chandigarh: Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has launched an online service for registering faulty traffic light complaints wherein citizens can register faulty traffic light complaint by visiting —, and selecting “traffic light complaints” under online services. Spokesperson said that one-time registration is required before lodging complaint for which name, mobile number and email ID are required. After that, user is required to input location of faulty traffic light from dropdown menu of complaint form and submit the complaint with a turn-around time (TAT) of four hours to resolve the same from the time of making complaint.

QCI, PHD Chamber organised 5th Quality meet

Chandigarh: Punjab’s Additional Chief Secretary (Industries and Commerce) Vini Mahajan on Wednesday emphasized on ensuring quality standards in order to make a global recognition while delivering an address during the inaugural session at the Regional Quality Conclave on ‘Excellence through Smart Manufacturing’ organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PHDCCI), in association with Quality Council India (QCI), under the aegis of Union Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Over 200 manufacturer delegates from five states of North deliberate on the issues and challenges concerning quality control.

Van Mahotsava 2019 concludes

Chandigarh: With the conclusion of month-long Van Mahotsava 2019 in the union territory of Chandigarh, the UT Department of Forest and Wildlife has managed to plant 67,500 saplings in different forest managed areas while 1,28,000 seedlings were raised to meet future targets. Under free distribution policy, the Dept has distributed the target of 60,000 plants to the public including plants saplings distributed at the door steps under ‘Van Vibhag Aapke Dwar’, said Deputy Conservator of Forests Dr Abdul Qayum. Manoj Parida, Advisor to the Administrator was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of Van Mahotsav-2019’ organized at Kaimbwala road behind Rock Garden where a massive plantation was conducted.

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