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March 14, 2008



N.S. Kalsi, IAS, posted as as Joint Secretary,
Home in the Ministry of Home Affairs, in Center

Chandigarh, March 14:

The services of Mr. N.S. Kalsi, IAS, 1984 batch officer, currently posted as Secretary, Employment Generation and in addition Secretary, Technical Education and Industrial Training have been placed at the disposal of Government of India for appointment as Joint Secretary, Home in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi for a period of five years from the date he assumes the charge of the post or until further orders.

According an official spokesman these orders have been issued in pursuance of orders dated 4th March, 2008 of Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and

(Badal for short-term Defence Course for unemployed Punjabis)


Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today sought the expertise of the serving and ex-defence officers from Army, Navy and Air- Force to impart training to the unemployed youth of the state to enhance their chances of employability in the defence forces considerably.

These views were expressed by Mr. Badal during an interaction with a high-powered delegation of the officers from the National Defence College, New Delhi led by Vice Admiral Mr. Sanjeev Bhasin here this morning.

Taking part in the deliberations Mr. Badal asked the officers to chalk out a comprehensive short-term course for the youth to ensure their selection in the defence forces. He said the State Government had already taken an initiative to impart training to the un-employed youth in Private Security Services at Police Training Academy, Jehan Khelan in district Hoshiarpur. Likewise, the untapped potential of youth could also be chanalised in a constructive manner by motivating them to serve the defence forces.

The Chief Minister also discussed the modalities and scope for setting up of National Defence University in the State which would further give fillip to the avenues of defence services. He also broadly outlined the vision of his Government for establishing a Civil Aviation University in the State keeping in view its tremendous scope of this ever-expanding sector. He also urged the Officers of Air Force to suggest ways and means for the expansion of flying sector by setting up flying clubs to provide flying training to the youths. He said that there was an acute shortage of commercial pilots worldwide and such initiative would prove to be a milestone not only providing lucrative job opportunities to our youth but also in heralding an era of progress of prosperity in the State.

Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included Secretary Defence Services Welfare S.S.Channy, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister K.J.S.Cheema besides the Defence Officers from U.K., U.S.A., Bangla Desh, Bhuttan and France who are pursuing specialized course in defence services at National Defence College, New Delhi. It may be recalled that these officers are on a 'study tour' to Punjab as part of their academic curriculum.


Chandigarh March 14:

The Punjab State Pharmacy Council has decided to cancel the license of all those chemists in the State who had been convicted by the Courts of Law or had been found guilty of any infamous conduct in any professional respect or had committed the similar offence twice with in 12 months.

Disclosing this here today Mr. Tikshan Sud, Medical Education Minister said that the Punjab State Pharmacy Council invoking the power of Section-36 of Pharmacy Act, to check the increasing cases of drug addiction in the State. The Minister said that it was found that once a drug license was issued to an chemist, it was never cancelled irrespective of the fact whether that chemist was caught in dangerously harmful practices like promoting drug addiction . Thus they and others had been playing with the human lives, almost uninterruptedly by keeping or selling intoxicants, prohibited drugs and substances. It was found that violation of Drug and Cosmetic Act and other Acts regulating the profession was taking place on large scale giving rise to drug addition to the State.

The Minister said that the department has written to all SSPs in the State to supply them a list of those chemists who had been convicted in various cases so that their drug licenses could be cancelled under the law.

The Minister said that the State government was committed to check the growing menace of drug addiction in the State that has been eating into the vitals of youth in Punjab.

The Minister said that the Pharmacy Council would also organize refresher courses for the chemists and also organize a campaign to bring awareness in them against the menace of drug addition.


Chandigarh March 14: Chief Justice of India Mr. Justice K.G.Balakrishnan today emphasized the need to promote the legal systems with focus on economic development so that there was no under utilization of resources in the region .He also stressed upon the need to make the life of the people more prosperous and to preserve resources for future generations.

The Chief Justice expressed these views while addressing the legal fraternity at a seminar on "Law-Globalization and Common Man" organized by the Asia Pacific Jurist Association (APJA) Punjab and Haryana Chapter here today. He also said the objectives of APJA regarding alternate Dispute Redressal Mechanism and Intellectual Property Right in the era of Globalization were relevant, as exchange of ideas, views and legal framework of the countries of Asia and Pacific would enrich the legal luminaries of this region for meaningful cooperation in these matters.

Addressing the gathering on this occasion Mr. Justice Ashok Bhan, Judge Supreme Court of India said that the dissemination of information relating to law and procedure among the countries of Asia-Pacific region in the field of environment and intellectual Property Rights which were which were the main objectives of APJA assumed greater significance. He appreciated the efforts of APJA for making common man "more aware" and"more involved" in today's era of Globalization. Mr. Justice A.K. Mathur Judge Supreme Court of India said that the environment was a great casualty because of the excessive industrialization. Mr. Justice H.S. Bedi Judge Supreme Court of India laid stress on benefiting common man through globalization.

Speaking on the occasion Mr.Justice Vijender Jain Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High court said that today's conclave was the outcome of his interaction with the representatives of various South- Asian countries in the year 2004 where issues regarding environmental pollution were discussed. It was felt that there was a need to have a platform where certain vital issues pertaining to ecology and environment could be discussed and more and more people could be involved in this task.

Mr.H.S.Mattewal Advocate General Punjab said that the economic globalization had not been matched with the political globalization in the country because of the rich getting richer while the poor getting poorer. He also stressed on the need to formulate expert opinion on related legal and social issues and submit recommendations to authorities concerned at the state, national and regional levels.

The seminar was attended by various Judges of both Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High court as also many senior lawyers the and other legal luminaries




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