Show-Cause Notice to Gian Sagar College


The Punjab Government today issued a notice to the management of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, asking it to “show cause” why its essentiality certificate should not be withdrawn.
After getting the nod from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Secretary, Medical Education and Research, today gave seven days to the management of the Gian Sagar Education and Charitable Trust to file its reply, failing which the permission to run the college would be withdrawn.
Sources in the CM’s Office said the Health Department had been asked to act tough against the college management, even as there were reports that BJP leader Swaran Salaria, Chairman, Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital, Pathankot, had taken over the management of the Gian Sagar Trust.
Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said, “The government is concerned about the future of 1,500 students.”
The Principal and other senior officials of the college had put in their papers yesterday in protest against the move to hand over of the college to a private firm.
The notice mentions that the managing trustee, Harsatinder Pal Singh, failed to clear the pending dues, including salaries and government liabilities, by March 31.
PNB takes symbolic possession of college
Patiala: Punjab National Bank (PNB) has issued a public notice, saying that it has taken symbolic possession of the college property as the management has failed to repay its loan to the tune of over Rs 45.17 crore. The notice, displayed on the gate of Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, mentions that the bank had issued a notice to the college management on April 17, 2016, for clearing its dues within 60 days, but the latter did not respond or bother to repay the amount. TNS
154 protesters in judicial remand
Patiala: The Rajpura court released 28 of the 182 protesting investors of the Pearls Group who were detained by the police last night. The remaining 154 protesters were remanded in judicial custody in Patiala and Nabha jails. They are demanding the attachment of college property to the RM Lodha panel and selling it off to refund their money. Meanwhile, the students of Gian Sagar Dental College started a protest on Tuesday, demanding the resumption of their classes. TNS
Varsity serves disaffiliation notice
Faridkot: Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, warning of disaffiliation. The notice has been served after an inspection by BFUHS found that there were very few clinical classes in the colleges for the past six months due to paucity of patients/clinical material in the hospital, resulting in suspension of classes and practicals of MBBS, MD and MS students, said Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, BFUHS. TNS