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Citizen Charter - Faridkot

Chapter 1

Faridkot District

Introduction

Faridkot District takes its name from the historic town of Faridkot, which now serves as the District Headquarters. We can trace the history of this erstwhile princely State to the 13th Century. This town was founded by Raja Mokalsi, the grandson of Rai Munj, a Bhatti Chief of Rajasthan and named Mokalhar after his name.  A famous Sufi Saint Hazrat Baba Sheikh Farid happened to pass through this town during the same time. Baba Farid was captured by the soldiers of Raja Mokalsi and put to bonded labour for the ongoing construction work of the fort at Faridkot. The basket full of earth while being carried by Baba Farid was seen floating over his head. On seeing this miracle, Raja touched the feet of Baba Farid and begged pardon. Baba Farid pardoned the Raja and meditated at a place near the fort, where he penanced for forty days. From that day the name of Mokalhar was changed to Faridkot.

Prior to independence large part of the district was under the princely rule of Maharaja Faridkot and later it became part of the Patiala & East Punjab States Union (PEPSU )  in 1948. Faridkot was carved out as a separate district on 7th August 1972 out of the areas of Bathinda District (Faridkot Tehsil) and Ferozepur District (Moga and Muktsar Tehsils). However in November 1995, the Faridkot District was trifurcated when two of its sub divisions viz Muktsar and Moga were given the status of independent districts.

Faridkot district is surrounded by district Ferozepur in the North-West, Muktsar in the South-West, Bathinda in the South and Moga in the West. The District covers an area of 1469 Sq. Kms which is 2.92% of the total area of the State and accommodates a population of 5,52,466, which is 2.27% of the total population of the State. It has two Sub divisions/ Tehsils namely Faridkot and Jaito and two Sub Tehsils namely Kotkapura and Sadiq comprising of a total of 171 villages.  Faridkot District has two development blocks namely Faridkot and Kotkapura.

            The topography of the district is plain, with only 1.4% of its area under forest cover. There are no rivers or natural drains flowing through the district. There is, however, a vast network of canals flowing through the district. Sirhind Canal system has been taking care of the irrigation and drinking water needs of the District since a long time.

            According to census of population 2001, the total population of District is 5,52,466 out of which 66.11% resides in the rural areas and 33.89% resides in the urban areas. The growth rate of population for the last decade was 21.42 %. The density of population was 376 per square KM and sex ratio was 881 per thousand. 42.4% of the total population constitutes the work force in the District (47.6% are in rural areas and 32.0% in urban areas). Out of total main workers of the population, 2.6% of the labour force were working in cottage industries and allied manufacturing activities and 42.2% of them were categorized as other workers.

            According to 2001 census, the district continues to be progressing in matter of literacy. Literacy rate was 63.34% as compared to 49.79% in 1991 Census. However there was a gap in the literacy rate of rural and urban areas. 58.58% of the population in the rural area and 72.71% of the population in the urban areas of the district was literate. The district still lags behind in literacy as compared to state literacy rate of 69.95%.

 

Sr.

No.

Name of the department working at District Headquarter

Name of the Head working at State Headquarters/Controlling authority

 

1

Inspector General of Police, Fezozepur at Faridkot

Director General of Police, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

2

Commissioner,  Faridkot Division, Faridkot.

Chief Secretary, Punjab Government, Chandigarh.

 

3

Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot.

Chief Secretary, Punjab Government, Chandigarh

 

4

Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot

 

 

5

Senior Superintendent  of Police,  Faridkot

Director General of Police, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

6

Superintending Engineer, B&R Faridkot

Chief Engineer, PWD B&R, Patiala

 

7

Superintending Engineer, PSEB, Faridkot

 

 

8

Superintending Engineer, Public Health, Faridkot

 

 

9

District Transport Officer, Faridkot

State Transport Commissioner, Punjab, Chandigarh

 

10

Executive Engineer, Public Health (Rural works) Faridkot

 

 

11

Executive Engineer,  Public Health (Govt.Works) Muktsar

 

 

12

Executive Engineer, Irrigation, Faridkot

 

 

13

Executive Engineer, Provincial Divn. PWD B&R, Faridkot

Chief Engineer, PWD B&R, Patiala

 

14

Executive Engineer, Roads & Bridges,PWD B&R, Faridkot

Chief Engineer, PWD B&R, Patiala

 

15

Executive Engineer, Drainage, Faridkot

Chief Engineer, PWD B&R, Patiala

 

16

Executive Engineer, PSEB Faridkot

 

 

17

Executive Engineer, PSTC,Faridkot

 

 

18

Executive Engineer, Mandi Board, Faridkot

Chief Engineer, Punjab Mandi Board, Chandigarh

 

19

Executive Engineer, PWD B&R, (Electrical),Faridkot

 

 

20

Executive Engineer, Pollution Board, Faridkot

 

 

21

District Manager, FCI, Faridkot

Senior Regional Manager, Chandigarh

 

22

District Manager, Punsup Faridkot

M.D, Punsup, Chandigarh

 

23

District Manager, Markfed, Faridkot

M.D. Markfed, Chandigarh

 

24

District Manager, Housefed Faridkot

M.D. Housefed, Chandigarh

 

25

District Treasury Officer, Faridkot

Director, Treasuries & Finance, Punjab Chandigarh

 

26

District Food & Supply Controller, Faridkot

Director, Food & Supplies, Chandigarh.

 

27

District Development & Panchayat Officer, Faridkot

Director, Rural Development & Panchayat, Chandigarh.

 

28

Divisional Soil Conservation Officer, Faridkot

 

 

29

District Education Officer, (S.S) Faridkot

Director Public Instructions (School) Chandigarh.

 

30

District Education Officer (E.E.) Faridkot

Director Public Instructions (EE) Chandigarh.

 

31

District Mandi Officer, Faridkot

Secretary, Mandi Board, Punjab, Chandigarh

 

32

District Employment Officer, Faridkot

Director, Employment, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

33

District Linguistic Officer, Faridkot

Director, Linguistic Department, Punjab, Patiala

 

34

District Welfare Officer, Faridkot

Director, Welfare, Punjab Chandigarh

 

35

District Social Security Officer, Faridkot

Director, Social Security, Punjab Chandigarh

 

36

District Small Savings Officer, Faridkot.

Director, Small Savings, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

37

District Sports Officer, Faridkot.

Director, Sports, Punjab Patiala

 

38

District Public Relations Officer, Faridkot

Director, Public Relations, Punjab Chandigarh

 

39

General Manager, Sugar Mill, Faridkot

Managing Director, Sugarfed Punjab Chandigarh.

 

40

Deputy Director, Diary Development, Faridkot

Director, Diary Development, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

41

District Manager, Milkfed, Faridkot

Managing Director, Milkfed, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

42

Deputy Director, Horticulture, Faridkot

Director, Horticulture, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

43

Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, Faridkot

Director, Sainik Welfare, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

44

Deputy Registrar, Co-op Societies, Faridkot.

Registrar, Co-op Societies, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

45

Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Faridkot

Director, Animal Husbandry Punjab Chandigarh.

 

46

Deputy Medical Commissioner, Faridkot

Managing Director, Punjab Health System Corporation, Chandigarh.

 

47

Principal, Guru Gobind Singh Medical & Hospital, Faridkot

D.R.M.E. Punjab Chandigarh.

 

48

Civil Surgeon, Faridkot

Director, Health, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

49

Assistant Director, Youth Services, Faridkot

Director, Youth Services, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

50

Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer, Faridkot.

Commissioner, Excise & Taxation, Punjab, Patiala.

 

51

Assistant Registrar, Co-op Societies, Faridkot

Registrar, Co-op Societies, Punjab Chandigarh

 

52

Assistant Director, Fisheries, Faridkot

Director, Fisheries, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

53

Sub Divisional Officer, Panchayati Raj, Faridkot

Chief Engineer, Panchayati Raj Chandigarh.

 

54

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad, Faridkot

Director, Rural Development and Panchayat, Punjab Chandigarh

 

55

Secretary, Red Cross, Faridkot

Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot

 

56

Coordinator, Nehru Youth Centre, Faridkot

 

 

57

Secretary Market  Committee Faridkot

Secretary, Mandi Board Punjab Chanigarh

 

58

Executive Officer, Improvement Trust, Faridkot.

Director, Local Govt. Punjab Chandigarh.

 

59

Forest Range Officer, Muktsar

Chief Conservator, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

60

Block Development & Panchayat Officer, Faridkot

Director Rural Development & Panchayat, Punjab, Chandigarh

 

61

Child Development & Project Officer, Faridkot

Director, Social Security Punjab Chandigarh.

 

62

Lead Bank Officer, Faridkot

Zonal Manager, Pb. & Sind Bank, Faridkot.

 

63

Deputy Economical & Statistical Advisor, Faridkot

Economic Advisor, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

64

General Manager, District Industrial Centre, Faridkot

Director, Commerce & Industries, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

65

Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Faridkot.

Director, Local Government, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

66

Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Kotkapura.

Director, Local Government, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

 

67

Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Jaitu.

Director, Local Government, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

68

Divisional Soil Conservation Officer, Faridkot.

Chief Soil Conservation Officer, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

69

District Manager, Schedule Caste & Financial Corporation, Faridkot.

Managing Director, Schedule Caste & Financial Corporation, Chandigarh.

 

70

Principal, DIET, Faridkot.

 

 

71

Principal, Govt. Brijindra College, Faridkot.

DPI, Colleges Chandigarh.

 

72

Principal, I.T.I. Faridkot.

Director, Technical Education, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

73

Principal, B.Ed. College, Faridkot.

DPI, Colleges Chandigarh.

 

74

Principal, Govt. Balbir, Sr. Sec. School, Faridkot

 

 

75

Principal, Govt.Girls, Sr. Sec. School, Faridkot

 

 

76

Medical Superintendent, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College Faridkot.

D.R.M.E. Punjab Chandigarh.

 

77

Deputy Superintendent of Police, (Vigilance) Faridkot

 

 

78

District Commander, Punjab Home Guard, Faridkot.

 

 

79

Chief Agriculture Officer, Faridkot.

Director, Agriculture, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

80

District Manager, Punjab Agro Industries, Faridkot.

Managing Director, Punjab Agro Industries, Chandigarh.

 

81

District Manager, P.R.T.C. Faridkot.

Managing Director, PRTC, Patiala

 

82

District Town Planner, Faridkot.

 

 

83

Director, Punjab Agri. University (Research Centre) Faridkot.

 

 

84

District Manager, Khadi Board, Faridkot

Director, Punjab Khadi Gram Udyog, Chandigarh.

 

85

Station Commandor, Army Head Quarter, Faridkot

 

 

86

District Attorney, Faridkot

Director, Prosecution & Litigation, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

87

Block Development & Panchayat Officer, Kotkapura

Director, Rural Development & Panchayat, Punjab Chandigarh.

 

88

Child Development & Project Officer, Kotkapura

 

 

89

President, Consumer Fourm Faridkot

Director, Food & Supplies Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

90

Secretary, Market Committee, Kotkapura

Secretary, Punjab Mandi board, Chandigarh

 

91

Deputy Controller, Finance & Accounts (Internal Audit), Faridkot

 

 

92

Tehsildar (Election) Faridkot

Chief Election Officer, Punjab, Chandigarh.

 

Administrative Setup  

The Deputy Commissioner is the head of the administrative setup of the District. He draws his authority under various Central and State Laws. He is responsible for implementing the policies & programmes of the Government, maintaining Law & Order within the district and redressing the grievances of the people. In order to achieve this, the Deputy Commissioner has to keep liaison with all the departments and reviews their works at the district level. As such the office of the Deputy Commissioner is considered as the hub of the Government at the District level.

The Deputy Commissioner is assisted by a team of officers who help him to run the day to day affairs of the District Administration. The Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), District Revenue Officer, District Development & Panchayat Officer, Assistant Commissioner (General), Assistant Commissioner (Grievances), Sub Divisional Magistrates and Executive Magistrates are appointed in the District by the Government. All these officers work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Commissioner.

The Administrative works of the Sub Divisions are looked after by the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrates.  Tehsildar, BDPO, Naib Tehsildars, Kanungos and Patwaris assist him.

Chapter 2

Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot

            This office is situated in the mini secretariat building, adjacent to the old secretariat building constructed by the then Ruler of the Princely State of Faridkot. This building also houses few other government offices. In the old secretariat building, the offices of the Commissioner Faridkot division, Inspector General of Police, Faridkot Zone and Judicial Courts are located. Other district offices of the State Government departments are located at other locations within the district headquarters.

The office of the Deputy Commissioner comprises of the various branches, each dealing with a specific work. Each branch works under the control and supervision of a branch officer. A team of officials comprising of Superintendent, Senior Assistants, Clerks, Steno Typists and Peons are there to assist the branch officers in disposal of the work related to the branches.

A Senior Assistant is in charge of each branch. There are two to four Clerks in each branch to assist the Senior Assistant in disposal of the work related to that branch. Each Clerk deals with a specific subject within the branch. The clerks are responsible for maintenance of record and custody of files pertaining to the subject allocated to them. The Clerks who deal them on the relevant file and put up to the Senior Assistant for further action receive all fresh receipts. The Senior Assistant examines the file and if satisfied put it up to the Superintendent for further action. The Superintendent re-examines the file and then put it up to the concerned branch officer for further action. Each branch officer has been given specific authority to dispose off certain works related to their branches.  The concerned branch officer again examines the file and if the same is within his purview, it is disposed off by him and sent back to the concerned branch with specific orders for further action. Otherwise the case is put up to the Deputy Commissioner for appropriate orders. In all such cases the file is finally disposed off with the orders of the Deputy Commissioner. After the final disposal, the file is sent back to the concerned branch through the same channel. The concerned branch again initiates further action as per the final orders on the file. The disposal of files at various level is as per the details given at Annexure – ‘A’.

To simplify the procedure for receipt of applications for various services provided by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, SUWIDHA Service was started in this office. Under this Service, computer counters have been set up in the office, where general public can submit their applications pertaining to certain services. A receipt is given to the applicant and their applications are disposed off in a time bound manner, thus bringing a lot of relief to the general public. The arm’s license, certificates etc. can be collected by the applicant from the same counters on or after due date. The services available through SUWIDHA counters and the charges fixed for each service are as per the table given in Annexure –‘B’.

Distribution of work amongst the officers of various branches is given

as under :-                                                           

Sr.No.

Name of Branch

Work relating to branch

Name of Incharge of the Branch

Competent Authority

1

L.P.A. Branch

Work relating to Arms  Licensing/NOCs to the Petroleum Agencies

A.C.(G)

A.D.M../ D.M.

2

Passport Branch

Issue of New Passport

A.D.C.

R.P.O.,Chandigarh

3

M.A. Branch

Countersignatures of document to be sent to Foreign Embassies

A.C.(G)

Deputy Commissioner

4

Peshi Branch

Work relating to Prisoners or persons dies in custodies and sanctioning of leave of Parole, Enquires under rule 16.38 P.P.Rs against police Officers / Officials

 

D.R.O.

District Magistrate

5

-do-

Warrant for possession of land and implementation of orders of revenue courts with Police Help, Issue of special Marriage Certificates/Marriage Ability Certificates, return of unknown persons vehicles impounded by the police and appointment / dismissal and suspension of Lamberdars

A.C.(G)

Deputy Commissioner /

Marriage Officer /

Collector

6

D.R.A. & D.R..A(T) Branch

Acquisition of land and fixation of Collector Rate of every kind of land as well as compensation of land to the farmers at the time of loss caused due to natural calamities

D.R.O.

District Collector

7 H.R.C. Issue of Encumbrances certificates regarding land registered before 12 years and issue of stamp vendors / document writers licences D.R.O. Distrct Collector
8 S.K. Branch Cases pertaining to work regarding revenue record D.R.O. Deputy Commissioner
9 MA Branch To give financial assistance to persons to whom loss is caused by human carelessness and other incidence, to issue dependant certificates to the heirs of deceased Govt. servants,Issue cinema / videoparlour licenses, printing press / news paper / Magizens titles, Character verification certificates of all categories, Buss passes to handicapped persons, and work related to give govt. assistance to dependents of army personnel killed/freedom fighter

AC(G)

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

10

Nazarat Branch

 

To grant permission for doing work in Kutchery compound regarding typing/installation of Photo state machine and tea stall etc.

 

AC(G)

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

11

 

CEA Branch

 

Redressel of grievances of general public regarding complaints

 

AC(G)

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

12

Copying Branch

 

Issue of copies of orders of revenue courts and DDPO office and revenue records.

 

AC(G)

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

 

13

LFA branch

 

Work relating to Local self Govt. / Municipal Councils

 

AC(G)

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

14

DA

 

Work relating to all kinds of rural development

 

DDPO

 

Deputy Commissioner

 

15 Election Cell Parliament/ State Assembly elections work Election Tehsildar Distt. Election Officer (DC)
16 ADC(D) Work relating to Panchayat Elections ADC (D) Deputy Commissioner

Arms (LPA) Branch

This branch deals with the issue of new arms licenses, their renewal and other related procedures. NOC for Petroleum retail outlets and License for storage of Kerosene and explosive goods.

Issue of new Arms' license:        For issuance of new licenses, applicant has to submit a duly completed  application form verified by the local MLA or the President/ Councilor of the local Municipal Committee or Sarpanch of the village on schedule 3A form. The applicant is also required to deposit the requisite license fee in Form No. 32A, three passport size photographs and an affidavit duly attested by an Executive Magistrate, copy of the plan of his residence, attested copy of voter's list or copy of ration card, copy of jamabandi (if he is a farmer) and attested copy of the proof of date of birth. After receipt of application, a verification is got done through SSP and after receipt of police verification the license is granted by the District Magistrate in schedule 3, if he is satisfied that the applicant has a fit case for grant of arm’s license. The requisite fee can also be deposited in LPA Branch under proper receipt.

Renewal of Arms' Licenses: Procedure for renewal of license is that after receipt of application in the prescribed proforma, original copy of form 32-A reg < renewal fee, attested copy of affidavit and proof of permanent residence of the applicant the weapon is checked by the concerned officer the license is renewed. Fee can also be paid in concerned Branch .

Purchase/ Sale and deletion of entries:Procedure for purchase, sale and deletion  entry is that after purchase of weapon within the prescribed time the same alongwith license is produced before the prescribed officer and after checking, the weapon is entered in the licence.  If applicant wants to sell his weapon he has to give 45 days notice under rules either to the D.M or the concerned police station In-charge.No such notice is required  if the weapon is sold by the arms dealer. After expiry of 45 days the application is accepted and weapon is deleted  from the license after taking approval from the DM or ADM and if applicant wants to purchase another weapon maximum one year time is given to him and if he does not want to purchase then his license is cancelled. Necessary fee which is charged for issuance of new license and renewal is given below:-

Category of weapon

Fee

Renewal fee  

Late license fee

(NP Bore) Revolver/ Pistol

250/-    

150/-

250/-

Carbine/ Rifle

150/-

90/-

190/-

Single/ Double Barrel Gun

100/-

60/-

160/-

 Death of a license holder:The legal heirs of the deceased licensee has to deposit the weapon with the concerned police station or with Arms Dealers within one month from the date of death. After that  the legal heirs can sell or enter the weapon in his license after getting the permission from DM. If he failed to do so within this period then action will be taken as per section 21, sub section 3, 4 & 5 of Arms Act 1959 and Arms Rules 46(5) B of 1962 and the weapon and other ammunition can be forfeited  in the Govt. Mahalkhana.

 Renewal of licence of Prohibited  Bore Weapon:Such licences are renewed after getting NOC from the SSP.

 Extension of Area of Arms Licence:As per Govt. Instructions DM issues licences only for Punjab State and for extension of area licencee will submit the application to the District Magistrate who will forward the same to the Punjab Govt. after due recommendations. Area can be extended in the following categories:

  • Para Military/ Military Personnel

  • IAS/IPS/PCS Officers

  • MLA/ MP/Minister

  • Doctor/Advocate or Specialist professional or such like persons

  • The property of licencee is in other state or U.T

Change of Bore:If arms licence holder want to change  bore of weapon he can submit an application alongwith his original arms licence. Normally this work is done with in a week time . Change to non prohibited bore only is allowed.

Grant of NOC for Petrol Pump:The petroleum company seeking NOC to set up petrol pump can submit application alongwith twelve copies of site plan which are forwarded to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Sub Divisional Magistrate, District Transprot Officer, XEN ( B&R) , XEN Public Health, XEN Punjab State Electricity Board, District Town Planner, Divisional Forest Officer, Fire Officer, Executive Officer concerned for report. On receipt of clearance from the above departments NOC is granted.

Grant of Kerosene Storage Licence:The person seeking permission for the storage of kerosene submits his application alongwith 9 copies of site plans which are forwarded to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Sub Divisional Magistrate, District Food & Supplies Controller, Fire Officer, Executive Officer, XEN ( B&R) On receipt of clearance from the above departments the licence is granted for the storage of kerosene upto 2500 litres. The fees for this licence is charged  Rs. 125/- .

Passport Branch

This branch deals with the Passport applications. After receiving complete passport applications along with required fee and police verifications/ affidavits etc., the same is sent to the Regional Passport Officer Chandigarh for grant of Passport Proof regarding date of birth i.e. school leaving certificate or affidavit in case of illiterate applicant and for residence proof two copies of Ration Card or electricity or telephone bill or bank pass book or water bill or photo indentity card should be enclosed with the application form. Affidavit in annexure III is also required. No police verification is required in case of renewal of old passport within one year from the date of expiry, minor under the age of 14 years and Government employees. All Government employees are required to get N.O.C. from their head of office.

Peshi Branch

This branch is an important branch of the Deputy Commissioner's office and the following works are done in this branch:

Court Cases:

  • Deputy Commissioner to hear appeals of court cases decided by AC Ist grade  under land revenue Act and Tenancy Act.

  • Appeals are heard by the District Collector against the orders passed by SDMs under P.P.  (Eviction & Rent Recovery) Act.

  • Cases decided by the SDM as Sales Commissioner, appeals are heard by DC as Chief Sales Commissioner

  • Lamberdars are appointed by the Distt.Collector.

  • As Distt. Election Tribunal petitions are heard in respect of Members of MC/Panchayat Samities/Gram Panchayats elections.

  • Applications are decided by the Distt Collector under special Marriage Act as Marriage Officer.

  • In Criminal cases which are decided against the Govt. DM after obtaining the Legal Opinion from DA regarding appeals , recommend the cases to the Govt.

Magisterial Enquiry: If any prisoner  in the Jail or  in police custody or in police encounter and any married woman within 7 years of her marriage dies, DM appoints Executive Magistrates for enquiry to know the cause of death and a copy of enquiry report is sent to the Govt. and in case of death in  police custody a copy of such report is sent to the Human Rights Commission.

Enquiry against Police Officials:After receiving any request from SSP to hold enquiry against Police Officials under PPR or in case of receipt of any direct application by the DM against Police officials DM is empowered to get the matter inquired into through EMs and after receiving report the SSP is informed to take action.

Criminal Cases:In Criminal cases if the parties are willing to get the matter settled and wants to withdraw such cases then they can request the DM for withdrawal of Criminal case. and after getting the report from SSP action is taken accordingly.

Release of impounded vehicles:In case of any unclaimed vehicle seized by the police under section 25 of the Police Act, the owner of the vehicle applies to the DM for its release and after getting report from the SSP the vehicle is released on Supardari by the DM.

Police Help:Such cases are dealt within the Peshi branch by obtaining reports from SDMs/ DDPO or any other District Officer for seeking police help in land dispute cases.

Cases under Detention Act:Cases with regard to detention of persons under different act received from the SSP are also dealt with in this branch.

Marriage Ability Certificate:Certificates to unmarried marriageable persons are issued in this branch to the persons who want to go to foreign country after giving due notice of 30 days in the leading Newspaper  regarding any objection to the general public  and getting report from the concerned SDMs.

Registration of Marriage:Already solemnized marriages are registered under the Special Hindu Marriage Act 1955. At the time of registration of marriage the applicant submits an application in prescribed form Stamped with Court Fees Rs. 1.25. Marriage Registration fees are deposited in 32-A form under head 0070 in the bank. This marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act 1955 on the identification of village numberdar.

Late Renewal of Arms Licence: Arms Licence which are late by more then six months are dealt with in  this branch. On receipt of request notice is given to the licencee and police report is also sought. After hearing the licencee in person case is decided . To deposit the weapon in safe custody with police station or with arms dealer is pre condition to proceed further.

Regarding Parole Cases:On receipt of report from Superintendent Jail for release of prisoners on parole/ Furlo/ advance release the same is sent to the SSP for getting NOC and recommendations and then the cases are  sent to the Addl. D.G.P. Jail Punjab for necessary action. After receiving the report from ADGP Jail Punjab, EMs concerned is directed to get sureties regarding his release and then the orders are sent to the Superintendent Jail for the release on parole etc.

Appiontment of Lambardar and Sarbrah Lambardar:Application for the appointment of a numberdar can be submitted to this office or to the A.C.IInd grade (CRO). The District Collector appoints numberdar after hearing all the applicants/candidates.  Basically four kinds of Nambrdar are appointed such as: SANAD LAMBARDAR or SURBRAH LAMBARDAR or HARIJAN LAMBARDAR and N.R.I.Lambardar. Application should be accompanied by accademic Qualification S.C.certificate in case of Harizan Lamberdar and copy of Zamabandi in case of general category.

District Revenue Accounts (DRA) Branch

Recovery of Govt. dues:In this branch cases regarding Misc. recoveries of Govt. dues viz, Bank loans/Khadi Board loans etc. are being dealt with. After receiving. Recovery Certificate from the concerned deptt. the amount as arrear of land Revenue is got declared  from the District Collector ,  and after that these certificates are sent to the concerned CROs for Recovery  of  dues . After getting the amount recovered the recovery certificates are sent back to the concerned Department.

In this branch work relating to deposit of mutation fee, Chokota money and Record fee etc. are also dealt with. Lists of such amount is sent to the Treasury for verification and after getting the verification the month wise statements are sent to the Director, Land Records/Under Secretary Revenue Pb. and Commissioner, Faridkot Division.

Regarding Acquisition of Land:Cases of acquisition of land for public purpose are also dealt with in this branch. The land which is required by any department is to be acquired by the concerned department with active guidance/direction/help of  Distt. Collector Necessary notification U/S 4 and 6 are issued and published by the concerned department. After fixing the Collector rates, the case is sent to the concerned SDMs having the powers of Collector  Land Acquisition Draft award is prepared by Collector land Acquisition (SDM) and the case is sent back to the DC / Punjab Government for its approval. Consequently the award is announced and compensation is paid to the concerned land owners of the acquired land.

 To Auction Government Land on Lease: Government land is leased out though open auction for "Chakauta" on year to year basis during the month of February & March every year. At least 15 days before such a process "Mushtri- Munadi"s is done in the village for the same. Halqa Patwari makes an entry about this in the Roznamcha. At the time of auction 1/4 of the auction money is deposited on the spot and file is sent to the collector for approval where the lease amount is less then 6000/- and if the amount is higher the file is sent to the Commissioner/ After approval rest of the amount is deposited

District Revenue Assistant (Taccavi) Branch

This branch deals with the recovery of Taccavi loans and loans advanced under LIGH/ MIGH Schemes, repair of house in urban areas and village housing project scheme. This branch also distributes relief to the persons affected  by the natural calamities like floods, drought, heavy rain falls, lightening, fire and hail storms etc. This branch also provides shade and shelter to the victims of the natural calamities.

Record Keeper and English Officer (RKEO) Branch)

This branch deals with all types of receipts and dispatch. All letters/ applications concerning this office are received in this branch and sent to the Deputy Commissioner, the same day for his first hand information. Next day after entering in the relevant receipt register, all the received papers are sent to the concerned branches for taking further necessary action in the matter. All letters which  require to be dispatched are dispatched by this branch.This branch also maintains record of  Gazette notifications issued by the Govt. of Punjab from time to time.

Head Registration Clerk (HRC) Branch

Bhar Mukt / Non Encumbrance Certificate: Non Encumbrance Certificate (NEC) states that owner of the property has not availed any loan against the property and the property is free from all encumbrances. Application for issuance of N.E.C. should be accompanied by an Affidavit. Fee Rs. 2/- for the Ist year and Rs.1/- per years for the remaining.

Certified Copy of Registered Deed:This Branch deals with issuance of Certified Copy of more than 12 years Registered document. The document whose Certified Copy is required must have been Registered in the Concerned Tehsil. Rs. 100/- for the document less then 20 years old Rs. 175/- for more then 20 years old document up to five pages is charged if the pages are more then 5 years Rs.15/- and 20/- per page are charged extra. Fee is deposited in this Branch. 

Stamp Vendors Licence:In this branch licence to vend the stamps are granted. The number of stamp vendors at District/ Sub division / Sub Tehsil head quarters is fixed by the commissioner of the Division and other than these places number of stamp vendors are fixed by the Collector of the district. A person seeking licence has to apply to the District Collector alongwith the proof of his qualification and date of birth. Application is forwarded to the Senior Superintendent of Police and Sub Divisional Magistrate concerned for verification. On receipt of reports application is considered on merit against vacancies and licence is granted, if the applicant is eligible. The applicant must have passed matriculation.

Document Writers Licence:Director Land Records - cum- Inspector General of Registration, Punjab Jallandhar conduct the examination under Punjab Documents Writers Licence Rules 1961 the person who get through this examination is eligible for the appointment as document writer. He submits application to the Collector who forward his application to the Senior Superintendent of Police for verification . If the conduct of the applicant is found satisfactory then he is granted documents writers licence.

Relief & Rehabilitation (RRA) Branch

The cases of terrorist or riot effected persons upon which Govt. help is to be provided, are taken up by this branch for necessary action. Dependents on the deceased of these categories, seeking employment on the priority basis are required to submit an application stating therein their age on the date of application applying, educational qualification(s), alongwith the Red. Card, Death certificate and a copy of F.I.R. Application is to be given (in triplicate) on the prescribed proforma, accompanies by three passport size photos, NOC from other dependents in the form of attested affidavits. Such application when received in this branch is entered in the register and forwarded for verification to the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate. Report regarding the financial position of the family is also sought. Report received from the S.D.M is examined and sent for the approval of the Deputy Commissioner. If approved, the case is forwarded to the office of Director, Deptt. of Relief & Rehabilitation, Punjab, Chandigarh by handlby dealing clerk to avoid unnecessary delay.

Besides, the applications received from the families of these categories for maintenance allowance or for stipend to studying children are dealt with by the Sub Divisional Magistrate. A grant of Rs.25000/- for the marriage of daughter in these cases is given by S.D.M. Widows of these persons can apply to the concerned S.D.M for free bus passes. These passes are issued on the recommendation of the Sub Divisional Magistrate.

In case of death by terrorists/riots, exgratia grant of Rs.One lac  is granted to the widow/next of kin of the deceased. 100% disabled persons are also given exgrtia grant of one lac along with all other benefits mentioned above. Children are entitled to get Rs.300/- per month upto study of +2 and Rs.500/- per month upto college level.

Complaint (CEA) Branch

The complaint is received in R.K.E.O branch of D.C. office. The complainant should send his complaint through Govt., Human Rights Commission or registered letter or by ordinary mail. Such complaints are received from R.K.E.O branch every working day by Diary clerk of complaint branch and again diary it in this branch and hand over to the complaint clerk. Complaints related to other departments are sent to them for report in 15 days Upon receipt of reports, case is put up for orders for further action and needful is done according to the orders of Deputy Commissioner or Public Grievances Officer (P.G.O) now Assistant Commissioner (Gr.).  Enquiry is conducted as per rules and the enquiry report is submitted to the Deputy Commissioner for further necessary action. Regarding complaints against the employees of others departments, report is sought from the respective departments and needful is done as per the orders of Deputy Commissioner or A.C(Gr). This branch tries its level best for the removal/amicable solution of the complaints of the public to ensure suitable action under law/rules against the defaulting employees/officers. Any aggrieved person in the district can submit his complaint and this branch remain ever ready for the prompt disposal of the same.

Khula Darbar :Khula Darbar is held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner every second and forth Wednesday of the month at Mini Secretariat   Meeting Hall. All departmental heads are remain present in the darbar and most of the grievances of the public are redressed / disposed off on the spot. Likewise, khula darbar is held once in a month in any village of the district for hearing of public grievances. Most of the complaints/ grievances are settled on the spot while action taken report is sent to the concerned complainant in the other cases.

District Nazar Branch

Permission to work as  typist, photo state, Juice-bar, coffee-bar, S.T.D etc. in the court complex is given by this branch for seeking permission for the required purpose an educated unemployed person may submit application to the Deputy Commissioner along with proof of  qualification/experience of the required purpose(attested copies). Application for the above purpose received in this branch are sent to the Sub Divisional Magistrate for report regarding availability of space and to the S.S.P. for Character verification of the applicant. On receipt of report file is put up to the Deputy Commissioner through Superintendent / Officer Incharge for orders. . Deputy Commissioner issues appropriate order as per the report of the S.D.M. Maintenance of the Government  properties in the district court and all the goods and articles, Telephone, Vehicles etc. of the Deputy Commissioner Office, is the responsibility of this branch.

Copying Branch

This branch deals in supplying of copies of the revenue record and copies of orders of revenue courts to the general public. Applications, on the prescribed printed form CD-9 which are  available in the court complex, alongwith copying by pasting court fee stamps on the form fees as mentioned below, is requested to be submitted in the branch:-

1)Fees for orders up to three years                            Rs. 30/-

2)Fees for orders above 3 years up to 5 year             Rs  50/-

3)Fees for orders above 5 years                                Rs. 100/-

4)Fees for entry of revenue record                             Rs.5/- for first  two pages & Rs.2/- per page onward.

5)Fees of copying of Map                                         As per the orders of the Officer Incharge.

Certified Extracts of Land Records:This Branch also deals with Issuance of Certified Extracts of Land records. The Land whose certified extracts are required must Fall within the Jurisdiction of the District.

Record Room Branch

This branch is situated in the old Court Complex. Files of decided cases of the courts of revenue officers of the district     i.e., Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub Divisional Magistrate, District Development and Panchyat Officer, District Revenue Officer, Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, Consolidation Officer and Settlement Officer are kept in the record- room.                   

These files are requisitioned by the criminal, civil and revenue courts. Hence these files are sent accordingly as per the orders of these courts. Besides, if any person desires inspection of any file, he can apply and inspect after paying requisite inspection fee of Rs.5/-. Records for issuance of copies by the copying branch is made available by this branch.

Local Fund (L.F.A) Branch

Matters related to all the municipal committees of the district are dealt with by this branch in the following manner:-

1)               Resolutions passed by all the Municipal Committees of the district are approved in public interest by this branch. If any such resolution is not in public interest in views of Deputy Commissioner, the same can be stayed/rejected by him.

2)               During open auction for the sale of municipal properties or giving the same on rent/lease by the municipal committees, a senior officer is deputed through this branch as a representative of Deputy Commissioner to ensure transparency, free and fair open auctions.

3)               Market rates for the sale of lands belonging to the municipal committees of the district are approved on the recommendation of concerned Executive Officer by a District level committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner. Work relating to removal of illegal encroachments on the municipal land/properties is monitored by this branch and prevailing situations in this regard are reviewed from time to time by holding meetings in this respect.

SADAR KANUNGO BRANCH

In this branch Land Record of the farmer is kept. Incharge of this branch is District Revenue Officer. In this branch main works are dealt with as under:-

1.MAINTENANCE OF  REVENUE RECORDS:-

In this branch record from the consolidation till today is lying. . In every year due Jamabandis of villages are prepared. These Jamabandies are deposited in the office of Tehsildar on 7 September. Immediately after that Circle Revenue Officer and Girdawar Kanungo inspect the same and when the Jamabandi is completed then it is deposited by the  Patwari Halqa himself in Sadar Office  on 30 April.

2.INSPECTION OF RECORDS:

When any farmer wants to inspect the revenue record, he can move an application  by affixing a court fee of Rs. 5/- on and it after the approval from the District Revenue Officer , can inspect the relevant revenue record.

3.FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF MOHTAMA

When any Mohtamam/Muafidar is dead and any person moves an application for appointment of new Mohtamam, a detailed report is obtained from Sub Divisional Magistrate, and after hearing on the same, the appointment is made by the Court of District Collector (Deputy Commissioner).

4. JAMABANDI

Jamabandi is prepared every five years of each village and every change in the revenue record (during the last 5 years), on the basis of  decided mutations upto current year till 15th  June, are made in the Jamabandi. If any person want to get the information in respect of his right of share he can contact this branch.  Information regarding entries  of pedigree-table,  Musavi or Map of land can be obtained from this office i.e. information regarding revenue record or any other kind of information can be obtained from this office.

5.GIRDAWARI

Half yearly Girdawari is an essential  work relating to landed property on the basis of which the revenue record  is prepared. In this connection every owner of land/cultivator is aware about this. Girdawari for the crop Rabi is carried out from Ist March to 31 March and for the crop of Kharif it is done from 16 September to 15 October every. At the time of Girdwari every person is required to accompany the Lambardar and Patwari and get it confirmed that the entries regarding his cultivated crop are correct. In case of any kind of complaint related land owner/cultivator can contact the concerned Circle Revenue Officer (Naib Tehsildar/Tehsildar) or the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate. It is mentioned here that the Patwari has no right to change the Girdwari without  the consent or signature of the  concerned person during regular Girdawries.

6.DETAILS OF JINASWAR/RAIN FALL

From this branch  information regarding the detail of the crops and   area under cultivation  can also be held. This branch also supplies information regarding damaged crops in the District during the rainy season and Date/day/month on which the rain was occurred can also be obtained from this branch.

7.MUTATION

Any person getting ownership rights  by way of sale deed, Hiba-nama, inheritance, Patta-nama, mortgage etc. is required under section 34 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act 1887 to report the entering Patwari for  the mutation  to correct the  entries in the revenue record .It is the duty of the Patwari to make the entry of all the changes by way of mutation immediately and get it inspected from the Girdawar Kanungo that  correct entries have been made  in Parat Patwar of the mutation and Parat Sarkar  and Tehsildar or Naib Tehsildar decides the same as Assistant Collector, IInd Grade  any party  has any objection regarding the mutation, then after declaring it as contested the said mutation is referred by the concerned Circle Revenue Officer  to the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate,fee for sanctioning of mutation is Rs. 150/- at present. Time Schedule for different activities are as under:-

a)    Date for sending the Registration Memoranda (Parch Yadashat) from the Tehsil office to Kanungo is 1st and 16th of every month.

b)    One month Period for the entry of the mutation is taken by the Patwari after the receipt of Parcha Yadashat.

c)     Period of decision of uncontested mutation is within three month from the date of entry.

d)    Period of decision of contested mutation is within Six month from the date of entry.

e)    Tendering of New Jamabandi which is prepared in Tehsil is 7 September in the tehsil.

f)     Period of Rabi Girdawari is upto 31 March.

g)    Period of Extra Rabi Girdawari is upto 31 May.

h)    Period of extra Kharif Girdawari is from Ist December to 15December.

i)     Period of giving the demarcation by Kanungo is one month from the date of receipt of application.

j)    Period of supply of copies by the Patwari is within 3 days.

Election Branch

This office is situated near Railway Station (In Mini Secretariat) District Election office is the only office in District and has no branch. Deputy Commissioner is the Head of this office. Head office of the District Election office is at Chandigarh whose incharge is Chief Electoral Officer Punjab. Staff of election office work under the control of Chief Electrol Office.

Election Tehsildar is incharge of Distt. Election Office. Election Kaungo is incharge of every Assembly Constituency and  rest of office employees work under his/her guidance. Distt Faridkot is parliamentary constituency . In this Distt. there are three Assembly Constituencies i.e. 102-Panj Grain Kalan ,103-Kotkapura and 104 Faridkot whose incharges are the Returning Officer who also work as  Electoral  Registration officer in their respective constituency. In their Constituency they are responsible for free and fair conduct of Election.

The elections for Parliament, Assembly and Shiromani    Gurudawara  Prabandhak Committee are conducted by this office.  This office conduct the work of Summary and intensive revision of electrol roles. Summary revision is done by every year while the intensive revision  is done by every 5th year of as ordered by the Election Commission of India

This office also supervise the work relating to prepration of voter   Identity Cards, as directed by  Election Commission of India. Voter’s age should not be less than 18 year and should be resident of the constituency.

Attested copies of Voter list is issued under the signature of Election Tehsildar. Application should be submitted to the Tehsildar Election with court fee stamp of Rs.1.25 pasted on it.  The following fee is  also required to be  deposited in challan 32-A in Government  Treasury:-

1. For 30 Voter name               Rs. 5/-

2. For 50 Voters                       Rs. 5/-

3. Search fees                           Rs.2/-

4. Urgent Fees.                         Rs.2/-

Any eligible voter desirous of adding his name in Voter list can submit his claim  in form 6 and to delete his name in form 7 and for correction in form 8 to the Electoral Registration Officer of the Assembly segment i.e. Sub Divisional Magistrate Faridkot for 104 – Faridkot, Sub Divisional Magistrate Jaitu for 103 – Kotkapura and District Transport Officer, Faridkot for 102 – Panjgrain.

Chapter 3

Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate

There are two Sub-Divisions in the Faridkot District, namely Faridkot and Jaitu. The Office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate Faridkot is situated in the mini secretariat adjoining the office of Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, whereas the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate Jaitu is situated in the building of Market Committee Jaitu .
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate is the administrative head of the Sub Division. The office of Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar works under his control. His main duties are given as under:-
    1. To maintain law and order situation in the Sub Division.
    2. As Electoral Registration Officer, to decide objection and claims of voters.
  3.  To inspect weapons for renewal of Arms licences, to verify persons injured through Thrashers or Tokas, Recommendation
      regarding, issue of Legal Heirs Certificates, NOCs for Petrol Pumps, LPG and Kerosene Oil Depots.
    4. Issuance of rural area certificates.
    5. To provide facilities to terrorist affected, Blue Star Operation and 1984 riots affected persons,
    6. To give permission to organize public functions.
    7. To accord sanction regarding late entry of Death and Birth.
    8. To dispose off complaints of general public
    9. To attest affidavits
    10. To distribute compensation amongst affected persons for which amount is received from Government. Verifickation for
          freedom fighters certificates to the grand sons and daughters of freedom fighters.
    11. To conduct enquiries as A. R.O. and R.O. in Lok Sabha and State Assembly Elections, Gurudawara Elections,Zila 
          Parishad and Panchyat Elections.


            SDM also conducts revision of voters' lists as Electoral Registration Officer. He also conducts enquiries under PPR 16.38 as per directions of the Distt. Magistrate. Besides above he also holds enquiries in complaints against officials and Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar, Kanungoes and Patwaries.


Refund of Revenue Stamps Papers: Unwritten Stamp Paper can be refunded within 6 months but the Unwritten Stamp Paper can be used at any time. Written Stamp Paper can be refunded within 2 months or it must be got registered within 4 months.


            SDM also performs functions as Presiding Officer of the court. He decides court cases under various Land Revenue and Criminal Acts viz; Revenue Appeals, Appeals regarding partition, Mutation, Khasra Girdawaries, Sales Appeals as Sale Commissioner. He hears cases under Punjab Public Premises and Lands (Eviction and Rent Recovery) Act 1973 under Tenancy Act.


            Being SDM of the Sub Division he deals with cases under sections, 107-151 Cr,PC, 109,133 and 145 Cr,PC to redress disputes between the parties and to maintain law and order. In case of appointments and removal of lambardars he sends his recommendation to the Deputy Commissioner,Faridkot and he has powers to appoint Village Chowkidars.
Besides above SDM is doing all miscellaneous and administratve work of his Sub Division and is responsible to implement Govt. Policies as per directions issued by the Govt, and Deputy Commissioner from time to time

Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Jaitu

1) Registration of New Non- Commercial Vehicles
Under Section 39 every vehicle is required to be validly registered before it is driven on the road . Application for registration is made in Form 20 to be supported by following documents :-
    a) Sale Certificate Form 21
    b) Bill
    c) Pollution Certificate Form 22
    d) Copy of insurance
    e) Proof of age and permanent address dully attested, out of the following :-
        1) Board or University Certificate
        2) Ration Card

2) Learner's licence
Any one having 16 to 18 years of age can get a learner's licence to drive a moped and above 18 years to drive any non - transport vehicle viz motor cycle, car , tractor, scooter.
Application is to be submitted in Form 1 and 2 and have to be supported by the following :-
a) Fee receipt either in Sub Divisional Magistrate Office or Bank.
b) Photographs on format two extra.
c) Proof of age and permanent address duly attested, out of the following :-
        1) Board or University Certificate
        2) Ration Card
        3) Passport
        4) Electricity bill
        5) Voter's card
        6)Medical certificate in form 1 is to be attested by any M M B S Doctor of the area.

A preliminary test of the applicant is taken by District Transport Officer regarding awareness of traffic rules , signs etc . and then the office prepares the learners licence and get it signed from the Sub Divisional Magistrate who are the competent authority to issue licence . The licence is valid for 6 months from the date of issue .Ordinarily the learner's licence is given to the applicant with in 4 days of submission of complete form with supporting documents .
 

Procedure to get a driving licence
An application to get a Driving licence can be given after 30 days of obtaining a learner's licence . The application is given in form 4 supported by the prescribed fee and the learner's licence . The applicant have to undergo a practical driving test before the Motor Vehicle Inspector on prescribed days and on clearance of test, the form is to be submitted in office for checking of fees / documents . On finding applicant's documents correct the driving licence is issued . The whole process takes not more than one week if the documents are proper and complete .
 

Issue of duplicate Driving licence
Duplicate driving licence is issued on submission of prescribed from L .Ld. with prescribed fees and reason for issue of duplicate licence . The application is processed and if found correct, the duplicate licence is issued. Whole process takes about a week .


Renewal of a driving licence
Every driving licence is renewed under section 15 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 for a period of 5 years for non -transport vehicle along with medical certificate in form 1 and prescribed fees and two spare photos. On submission of complete form , the applicant is directed to get his photo taken to issue him the licence in form 7. Thereafter the office processes the documents and puts up the file for approval / signatures of Sub Divisional Magistrate. The process takes about a week

Tehsils and Sub Tehsils in the District Faridkot:

There are two Tehsils and two sub Tehsils in this district, namely Faridkot Tehsil, Tehsil Jaitu, sub Tehsil Kotkapura and sub Tehsil Sadiq. Faridkot Tehsil is situated in the District Administrative complex (Ground Floor of Mini Secretariat). Jaitu Tehsil is situated in the old building of old Hospital, Jaitu, sub Tehsil Kotkapura is situated in the building of Market Committee, Kotkapura. Which is quite near the old bus stand, whereas sub Tehsil Sadiq is situated in the building of Panchayat Ghar. Various main function performed at the Tehsil and sub Tehsil level are as under: -
      At Tehsil Level:
        1.Registration of various documents:
           Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars perform their duties as sub Registrar at Tehsil level and various documents such as sale 
           deeds, mortgage deeds, gift deeds, Adoption deeds, Wills, Power of attorneys, registration of unregistered wills, Lease
           deeds, and all other documents listed under Section 17 and 18 of the Indian Registration Act, 1908 are registered at
           the tehsils. list of fees charged for ragistration of documents is as under:-

                                            REGISTRATION FEE CHART

Sr.No.

Type of Deed

Stamp Duty

Registration Fee

Pasting Fee

1.

Sale Deed

6%

1%

20/-

2.

Transfer Deed

Exempt

1%

20/-

3.

Gift Deed

6%

1%

20/-

4.

Lease Deed

2%

1%

20/-

5.

Mortgage Deed without Possession

2%

1%

20/-

6.

Mortgage Deed with Possession

4%

1%

20/-

7.

Mortgage Deed for Agriculture Purpose

Exempt

Exempt

20/-

8.

Exchange Deed

3%

1%

20/-

9.

Agreement

6%

1%

20/-

10.

Correction Deed

Exempt

1%

20/-

11.

Trustee Deed

Exempt

Exempt

20/-

12.

General Power of Attorney

300/-

50/-

20/-

13

Special Power of Attorney

100/-

25/-

20/-

14.

Adoption Deed

200/-

100/-

20/-

15.

Will Deed

Exempt

200/-

20/-

 

Note:- 1) Minimum Registration fee is Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only)
            2) Maximum Registration fee is Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only)
            3) Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred & fifty only) are charged being the User's Charges.

            2.Registration of Marriages:
                Marriages are registred at Tehsil level by the Tehsildars under Hindu Marriage Act and Rules for which application   
                on the prescribed profoma and payment of Rs.11/-being the registration fee, either of the spouses, who lives in the
                jurisdiction of the tehsil can apply for the purpose, presence of both the bride and bride groom plus two independent
                witnesses alongwith the witness of the parents is required. Naib Tehsildar at Tehsil Head Quarter is also empowered
                to register marriages in the absence of Tehsildar. Marriages are registered by there officers as Registrar Hindu 
                Marriages.

 

        3.Partition Cases:


              
Tehsildars in the capacity of Assistant Collector First Grade decide Partition cases at Tehsil level under the
               provisions of Punjab Land Revenue Act and the releted paras of Punjab Land Records Mannual. Interested share
               holders desirous of separating their portion of holding can apply to A.C.Ist Grade (Tehsildar) After receipt of such
               application, all the necessery parties are summoned, & Naksha Alaf (U)is called from the field staff. After passing the
               Naksha, mode of partition is proposed and passed, there after, Naksha Bay (n)is called for form the concerned filed
               Kanugo and the holdings are separated as per share of each share holdar and ways and watercourses are allotted
               where necessary. After passing Naksha Bay (n), partition deed i.e. Naksha jeem is passed and if there is no appeal
               filed by any party sanad Takseem (Partition Deed) is issued and after changing of possessions as per partition deed,
               Mutation to this affect is orderd be entered. Every interim order in partition Cases is appealable.

 

        4.Correction of Khasra Girdawari Cases:

Both Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildars entertain applications in this regard as Assistant Collector IInd Grade in their respective revenue circles. Any person, who is in the physical possession of land, of which the girdawari is not entered in his name, can submit such application for the correction of Khasra Girdawari Respondent atre summoned who submit reply. after this both the counsels argue. First of allapplicant submit documentary evidence in support of his possession over the Land. Therefore,respondent submit documentary evidence. Spot of the disputed Land is inspected inpresence of both the parties, numberdar,respectable etc. On the basis of above facts. the possession is decided. Patwari is informed of the decision which is incorporate in the record and the girdawari is corrected accordingly.

        5.Issuance of Various Certificates:

Sceheduled Caste Certificates, Caste Certificates, Residence Certificates, Backward Class Certificates, and other Backward Class (OBC) Certificates, are issued at Tehsil level Application should be accompanied with an affidavit, two Photographs and residence proof i.e. copy of ration card, voter identity card etc.which is forwarded to the patwari halqa for verification. After necessary verification certificate is issued.


        6.Issuace of Registration Memoranda (Parcha Yadashat):


On the basis of all the sale deeds/mortgage deeds which have khasra number registered at the Tehsil, registration memoranda i.e.Parcha Yadashat are issued and sent to the field staff through office Kannugo for entrance of mutations/rapat in the roznamcha waqiati.


        7.Issuance of Non encumbrance Certificates:

Any person/institution desirous of mortgaging his/its land, can apply for this certificate after paying normal fees of Rs.14/-(for 12 Yrs.)


        8.Issuance of Certificates Copies Registered Documents:


Any person can apply for the certified copies of the registered documents after paying fee Rs.100/- for twenty years old document & Rs. 175/-above twenty years old alongwith a stamp paper of Rs.15/-. A copy of will and power of attorney can only be obtained by the executant of by the beneficiary. After the death of executant any body can apply alongwith death prood and affidavit.


        9.Attestation of Mutations:


Tehsilars/Naib Tehsidars attest mutations every month on the spot for every revenue estate falling under their respective revenue circles for the convenience of the people and updating the revenue records. Delayed mutations can be got sanctioned after paying prescribed late fee under section 39 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act.which is up to five times of normal fee.


        10. Law and order situations and natural Calamities:


Tehsilars /Naib Tehsidars work as executive magistrates under the orders of Distt Magistrate or concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate to watch be law and order situations, as and when the same exist. Likewise, Tehsil agency is actively involved during natural calamities to provide immediate relief to the effected persons etc.


        11. Recommendations for the appointment of Lambardars/Chowkidars:


Lambardars are appointed by the Distt. Collector and chowkidars are appointed by the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate, Howevere, claims of the applicants are verified at Tehsil level and recommendation regarding the name of suitable candidates are forwarded to the higher authorties through Tehsildar.


        12. Recommendation reports for Issuance of Dependents Certificate, Birth and Death Certificate, Legal heirs
              etc.


Applications for Issuance of these certificates are verified at Tehsil level and then sent to the concerned higher authorities i.e. Deputy Commissioner through Sub Divisional Magistrates for doing the needful in the matter.


        13.Attestation of Affidavits:


           Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar as executive Magistrate attests all sorts of affidavits at Tehsil office.


        14. Demarcation of Land:


Any person intending to have Demarcation of Land. aubmits an application to the Circle Revenue Officer duly stamped with court fees Rs.1-25 in duplicate along with copy of latest jamabandi. The application is entered in the register. One copy of it is sent to the concerned halqa Kanugo. The halqa Kanungo would ensure that this demarcation is done within one month. The Revenue Officer would call the applicant on a Data Fixed so that he may bring to the notice of Revenue Officer whether Demarcation of Land has been done or not. The Revenue Officer will ensure that the applicant is not called more that twice.
 

At Sub Tehsil Level:


All the functions performed at the tehsil level are performed at sub tehsil level exept the partition cases and issuance of certificates. If any person is in need of any sort of certificate to be issued at Tehsil level, can apply for the same at sub tehsil level, which is after geting verified by the concerned Naib tehsildar of the sub tehsil forwarded to the tehsildar for doing the needful.
Registration work is performed at sub Tehsil level three a week i.e an every monday, wednesday and thursday.


Duties performed in Public Interest by the Field Kanungos and Patwaris: -

Field staff comprising field kanungos and patwaris are the back-bone of revenue administration in the district . Main duties performed by them in Public interest are as under:


        Field Kanugos:-


Field Kanungos carryout all the demarcations on the orders of respective Circle Revenue Officers. All sorts of attachments and warrant of possession are executed by them .All the verification reports received from the patwaris working under them are forwarded by them to the concerned Circle Revenue Officers. During drought, heavy rain falls etc 100% of the inspections of occurred losses are made by the field kanungos on the basis of which relief is distributed by the Govt . to the effected persons.


        Patwaris:-

 
Preperation & mantaince of the revenue record is the duties of a patwari Certified copies of all the revenue records available with the patwaris are issued by them namely copies of Jamabandi , Khasra Girdawari, Mutations (Parat Patwar),Pedigree Table (Kursinama), copies of Rapat Rojnamcha waqiati and Farad Badars etc. All type of verification reports regarding issuance of Scheduled Caste , Caste, Backward Class, Other Backward Class(OBC) rural area, residence certificates inluding dependent certificates ,birth and death certificates, pensions and verification reports for granting relief to the victims of agricultural labourers / persons etc. are made by the patwaris in the public interest. Besides, verification of votes, work related to issuance of voters identity cards and requisite arrangements for boarding and lodging of polling parties during election are made by the concerned patwaris. In the event of natural calamities like drought, hail storms and heavy rain falls, special girdwari is conducted by the patwaris on the order of the Govt. in order to assess the actual loss, on the basis of which relief/ compensation is distributed to the effected persons. During harvesting season, in the event of loss of the crops due to fire etc. is immedidately reported to the higher authorities by the patwaris, on the basis of which requisite compensation ,if any is distributed to the related effected land owners.Land owner can directly approach the patwari to enter his mutation alongwith requisite copy of proof of change of ownership.

Chapter 4

DISTRICT RURAL DEVELOPTMENT AGENCY(D.R.D.A.)

 

 

                                    Central Govt. has launched a new programme knows as Swaran Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana(SGSY) from April 1999. This is a holistic programme covering all aspects of self employment such as organisation of the poor into self help groups training credit, technolgy infrastructure and marketing.With the coming into force of SGSY the earlier programme like IRDP, TRYSEM, DWCRA,SITRA,GKY and MWS were merged in the new programme and earlier schemes are no longer in operation.SGSY is funded by the Centre and the State in the ratio of 75:25.

 

Main  Objectives Of the Scheme

 

                                    The main efforts under SGSY is to cover 30% of the poor in the each block next five years. The objective under SGSY is to bring every assisted family above the poverty line in 3 years in view of the following guidelines:-

 

1)The beneficiaries  are to be identified by the Gram Sabhas from poorest of the poor .

2) 4 to 5 key activities are to be idenfied from each block to  benefit the swarozgaries by way of adopting these activities.Project reports of the key activities will also be prepared for the identified key activities by the blocks and duly approved by the Distt. level SGSY Committee 

3)Subsidy under SGSY will be uniform at 30% of the project cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 7500. In respect of SC/STs, however there will be 50% and Rs. 10000 respectively. For groups of Swarozgaries(SHGs) the subsidy would be at 50% of the cost of the scheme subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1.25 lakh. Subsidy will be back ended. However there is no limit for the loan to be availed from the bank.

4)Categorywise reservation for 50% SC, 40% women and 5% handicapped swarozgaries will be kept in view while selecting the prospective swarozgaries.        

Selection of Swarozgaries.

1)Individual Swarozgaries

                                    Individual swarozgaries will be selected by the 3 memebr committee i.e. Bank Manager,BDPOs and Sarpanch of the village from the panel of beneficiaries approved by the Gram Sabha.

2)Self Help Groups

                                    Self Help Group is a group of rural poor who have volunteered to organise themselves into a group for eradication of poverty of the members. They agree to save regularly and convert their savings into a common Fund. The members of the group agree to use this common fund and such other funds that they may receive as a group through a common management.

                                    The group formation will keep in view the following broad guidelines.

 

                        i) Under SGSY, a self help group may consist of 10 to 20 persons. In the case of minor irrigation and in the case of disabled persons, this number may be in a minimum of five (5)

                        ii) All members of the group should belong to families below poverty line. The group shall not consist of more than one member from the same family. A person should not be a member of more than one group.

 

                        iii) The group should devise a code of conduct (Group Management Norms). This should be in the form of regular meetings(weekly or fortnightly), functioning in a democratic manner allowing free exchange of views to ensure partricipation by the members in the decision making process.

 

                        iv) The group should be able to draw up an agenda for each meeting and take up discussion as per the agenda.

 

                        v) The members should build their corpus through regular savings. The members themselves should decide the quantum of savings. The group should also collect the minimum vountary saving amount from all the members regularly. The savings so collected will be the group corpus fund.

 

                        vi) The group corpus fund should be used to advance loans to the members. The groups should develop financial management norms covering the loans sanction procedure, repayment schedule and interest rates.

 

                        vii) The members in the group meetings should take all the  decisions regarding loans through a participatory decision making process.

 

                        viii) The groups should be able to fill the loan applications, fix repayment schedule, fix appropriate rate of interest for the loans advanced and closely monitor the repayment of the loans instalments from the loanees.

 

                        ix) The groups should operate account so as to deposit the balance amounts left with the groups after disbursing loans to its members.

 

                        x) The group should maintain simple basic records such as minues book,Attendance register, Loan ledger, General ledger, Cash book, Bank Passbook and individual passbooks.

 

Grading of Self Help Group

                                    The formation stage generally lasts for 6 months At the end of the 6 months grading exercises are done to identify the weaknesses of the  group if any and help the group to overcome the same so as to develop into a good group.After grading as good group the DRDA to establish the linkages for the good groups with the banks by way of enhancing the capacity of the self help group by providing revolving fund of Rs. 10000 or equivalant to corpus of the groups  which ever is less and the revolving funds becomes part and parcel of the group corpus.Thereafter the group is linked with the bank by way of Cash Credit limit of 3  to 4 time of the revolving fund from which group can draw the amount as per its requirement on same norms for utilisation as in case of their own saving fund.However the bank can not charge interst on withdrawal from Cash Credit limit up to the amount of revolving funds released by the DRDA.This procedure of inter loaning again last for 6 months and second grading is exercised to identify the group eligible for loan activities. The group after passing second grading will decide to take an activity for which loan is arranged from the bank as per the project cost and subsidy is provided by the DRDA as per rules upto Rs. 1.25 lacs.                   

 

Self Help Group.

            To raise the standard of people who are living below the poverty line in the villages, self help groups are formed under S.J.S.R.Y. (Sawaran Jyanti Save-Rozgar-Yojna) and under Nabard Scheme which helps the people get Bank Loans etc. so that they may be able to start their own business and increase their income. This scheme is very useful. In this scheme the people who are living below the poverty line and who are not defaulter of any Bank are joined.

 

·        Forming different types of Farmer Organizations with in the District. Such as Self Help Group (SHG) Farmer Interest Group (FIG) at village level and Farmer Organization (FO)/Commodity Association (CA) at Block & District Level.

·        For the benefit of farmers the information required for marketing of their produce in the district market, the use of information Technology is supplied to the Farmers by Establishing Computer System using Internet at Block Level.

·        Arrange Exposure Visit to the Farm Organization/Commodities Associations with in India for providing them the Validating and refined Technology to increase their Income.

·        Arrange Demonstration of new crops and training to farmers to increase their knowledge in Agriculture and Allied Activities.

·        For the replication of Success Stories Exposures Visit would be arranged and Successful farmers Would be used as a Resource person to replicate the success stories at faster speed.

·        Private Sector be encouraged to involve in Technology Transfer.

·        Emphasis on Training to in services officers/officials be made to increase their Competency and behavior.

·        New Public-Private Partnership is developed.

DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT & PANCHAYAT OFFICER

DEVELOPMENT BRANCH:- This office is on the IIIrd floor of Mini Secretariat. It deals with following schemes.

 

CD 2.32:-       Grants in aid to strengthen the infrastructure.

                        Grant in above scheme is sanctioned by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Punjab to the Deputy Commissioner Faridkot through Director Rural Development & Panchayat (Planning Branch). Deputy Commissioner orders the District Development & Panchayat Officer to disburse the grant to concerned institution. D.D. & P.O. draws the amount from Treasury Office Faridkot and disburses the grant to concerned institution through Bank Draft. Institution is also advised to follow the Govt. instructions as follows:-  

1.                  To utilize the amount fully within one year and issue the utilization certificate.

2.                  The work started with the grant will not be left incomplete and will have to be completed by the institution from its own sources.

3.                  Grant will be deposited in any Govt. Bank/ Post Office and the interest received will be part of the grant.

4.                  Receipt of expenditure will be attested by the Head of the Institution and entered in Cash book. This record will be made available to the audit party of Accountant General Punjab.

5.                  Any Officer can check the work.

6.                  The grant sanctioned is drawn from the treasury by D.D.P.O immediately by presenting a bill. It is disbursed to the agency after obtaining security bond, estimate of work, project report, agreement bond attested by Executive Magistrate from the agency. An attested copy of these documents is sent to the department.   

 

D.D. & P.O. AS COLLECTOR

            Punjab Government vide its notification no. SO82/PA-1861 S-277 dated 26-12-1977 has appointed D.D. & P.O. under Punjab Village Common Land Act 1968 (Punjab Act No. 18 of 1961) as Collector to remove illegal possession, encroachments from Panchayat Land, to cancel the auction of Shamlat Lands not done as per rules. D.D. & P.O. hears above cases in the Court as Collector. In case illegal possession is found on Shamlat Land, Court issues the warrant to get the possession of land restored to Panchayat. Action under section 216 of Punjab Village Common Land Act, 1968 is taken against the Panchs and Sarpanchs who mis-utilizes the Govt. Grants / Funds.

 

DISCRETIONARY GRANTS:-

            Discretionary grants are sanctioned by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ministers, and Ministers of State from their discretionary quota for development works. Minister sanctioning the grant sends the sanction in proforma to Finance Secretary Punjab. On this basis Controller Panchayati Raj Finance issues the sanction order. D.D. & P.O. draws the grant from treasury and disburses to the concerned Executive agencies through bank drafts. Generally these grants are sanctioned for construction of streets and drains, S.C. Dharamshalas, Shamshan Ghat, Burial Grounds, Memorial Gates and other Development works in the villagers. Grants are also released to Mehla Mandals for purchase of utensils and to the Youth Clubs also.

            These grants are required to be spent within one year and utilization certificate is sent after that. The work got done with these grants can be checked by any officer of the department and record maintained by the agency is made available to Audit party for audit.

 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION SCHEMES:-

            Yellow Cards Scheme has been abolished by Govt. People living below poverty line are given the facilities in shape of grant and food grain on subsidized rates, and other facilities as loan etc. on subsidy. The families with annual income upto Rs.20,000 and not having Pucca House, T.V., Refrigerator or any machinery are covered in the scheme. The details of population/elected representatives are as under:-

 

Population

Total

S.C.

General

 

277866

102554

175312

 

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

 

Total

S.C.

S.C. (Women)

Women

B.C.

General

Sarpanches

181

43

20

40

-

78

Panchs

1247

311

153

275

14

494

 

PANCHAYAT SAMITI MEMBERS

Block

Total

S.C.

B.CC.

General

Faridkot

21

8

1

12

Kotkapura

25

9

-

16

 

Block Development & Panchyat Officer (BDPO)

There are two Development Blocks in the Faridkot district, namely Faridkot and Kotkapura. The office of BDPO Faridkot is situated on Talwandi Road, Near Railway crossing, whereas the office of BDPO Kotkapura is situated near the Civil hospital at Kotkapura.

The administrative head of a development block is the Block Development & Panchyat Officer (BDPO). To assist the Block Development  & Panchyat officer, there is Social Education & Panchyat Officer, Panchyat Officers and  Panchyat Secretaries. Every Panchyat Secretary has on  an average five Panchyats. Besides this, there are superintendent, Accountant and other Clerks etc. appointed in the office to do the work.

            It is the responsibility of this office to implement various schemes started by the Govt. for the development works of the villages from time to time. Likewise, the people who are living below poverty line, who have katcha houses & who have no source of income, they are given Rs.20,000/- as Grant by the Govt.under the scheme I.A.Y For obtaining this grant, firstly, meeting of the Gram Sabha is convened under the Presidentship of the B.D.P.O. wherein the beneficiaries are identified and thereupon , applications are procured from these persons in a prescribed preforma, which upon the recommendation of the B.D. & P.O. are sent to the Deputy C.E.O., Zila parished. After release of grant by them, the same is sent to the B.D.P.O which is then given to the beneficiaries in two installments, with which they construct their Pacca houses. Besides this, the grants are given under other schemes by the Govt. such as S.G.R.Y-1, S.G.R.Y-2, P.M.G.Y, S.G.S.Y., M.P.LAD, Untied Funds, Rural Development funds, Primary School, Panchyat Ghar, Drains & Streets, Burial Places, Veterinary & Civil Dispensaries, which  are spent by the Gram Panchyat, After incurring expenditure, the Receipt files are prepared by the Panchyat regarding expenditure, according to which the Junior Engineers makes comparison and see as to whether the work done by the Panchyat, is in accordance with the Estimate, is correct or not. In case of not being correct, the deficiency found by the Junior Engineer, the Sarpanches are directed get done other work or to deposit the due amount. In thisway, the entire work is got done under the supervision of the Block authority. Its jurisdiction is limited upto villages only.

 

ZILA PARISHAD , FARIDKOT

 

                        The office of the Zila Parishad is situated in Sadiq Chowk,  near Guru Gobind Singh Medical Road at the start point. This institution is mainly for the  rural area . The constitution of this is done by way of election, in which  people of rural area only participate. In Faridkot for making the Zila Parishad house 10 members are elected directly by the people  by casting their Votes. Apart from this all the Chairman of Panchayat Samiti and M. P. of the District, and all M. L. A 's. are also members of the house, who elect the Chairman and   Vice Chairman of the Zila Parishad. On the non-availability of the Zila Parishad house, the Deputy Commissioner of the district is working as Administrator of the same .In the Zila Parishad there are two posts of Govt. Officers,  out of which one is of the  designation of Chief Executive Officer who is  Addl. Deputy Commissioner (Development) with the power of drawing and disbursement i.e. income and expenses and second is Deputy Chief Executive Officer, who is  equal to the designation of District Development and Panchayat  Officer. Under the Zila Parishad there are 181 Panchayats and 2 Panchayat Samities . In 1980 the Zila Parishad Faridkot has constructed a  Panchayat Bhawan adjoining to this office, in which the meetings of the  district are held .  Zila Parishad for the self employment  of the people of Faridkot city constructed two shopping complex .One shopping complex is situated near Arra market under the name of Neta Ji Subash Market . In this market 10 big show rooms and 36 shops are situated. Apart from this second shopping centre is situated  in Sadiq Chowk near office of the Zila Parishad .

                        Funds are allotted under various schemes to the Zila Parishad by the Govt. of India and State Govt. for giving the facilities to the people of the rural area equal to the urban area, which are further distributed to the Panchayat in shape of grant.  Gram Panchayats themselves spen these funds under the supervision of the Zila Parishad. Technical assistance is supplied  by the Technical Wing of the Panchayati Raj . Details of the schemes which are being run by the Zila Parishad are as under:-

1.                  COMPLETE GRAMIN EMPLOYMENT SCHEME

                        From 1.4.2002 the Govt. of India has startd this new scheme. Under this scheme  efforts are made to create  employment / opportunities for the labourers on a daily basis and the labourers are given 50% in cash and 50% in shape of wheat. Beside this 22.5% of the amount is given in this shape  to the Backward classes  so that their income  may be increased and there living standard  can be up graded .

2.                  INDRA AWAS YOJNA

                        This is a beneficiary scheme of the Govt. of India. Under this scheme Rs. 25000/- are given to people of the rural area which are living below the poverty line for construction of Pucca house and for the repair Rs. 12,500/- is given  in the shape of grant. Alongwith construction of the house, smokeless Chulla and low cost latrine is also part of this scheme. All the construction work is done by the beneficiaries themselves . For getting the benefit under this scheme the identification is made by the Gram Sabha. Izlas of the Gram Sabha is presided by the B.D.P.O. .After identification the beneficiary applies  on one simple form which is available from the office of B.D.P.O. Form duly completed and verified by the Panchayat is to be submitted to the office of Zila Parishad through B.D.P.O. alongwith this the beneficiary submits an affidavit in which it is mentioned that the amount of grant shall be spent for the same purpose .

 

 PRIME MINISTER GRAMDHOG YOJNA (GRAMIN   AWAS)

                        This scheme is in operation under Indra Awas Yojna as per Govt. instructions  .According to this people who are without house are given an amount of Rs. 25,000/- for the construction of the house and Rs. 12,500/- is given  for the repair of the house  as grant.

 

 

Panchayati Raj Public Works Division, Faridkot

 

            Panchayati Raj Public Works circle, Punjab came into being in 1962 to oversee the development works undertaken by Panchayats, Panchayat samitis and Zila Parishads, This organization works under the administrative control of Rural Development and Panchayats Department and presently has a post of Executive Engineer (Panchayati Raj) at district headquarters and a Sub-divisional Officer (Panchayati Raj) at Sub-Divisional Level) Posts of Executive Engineers in newly carved districts of Moga, Muktsar and Nawan Shahar are yet to be created) Government has provided for 3 Junior Engineers in each of the development blocks of Punjab to oversee the construction works of these organizations.

            Executive Engineer (Panchayati Raj) Faridkot who looks after the development works in districts of Faridkot and Muktsar has its office in Zila Parishad Complex, Faridkot, He has under him one Sub- Divisional Officer (Panchayati Raj) who is also having his office in the Zila Parishad Complex, Faridkot, 3 No. Junior Engineers have been provided in each of the two development blocks of the district.

            This office formulates/ prepares estimates of works to be executed with grants sanctioned by District Development and Planning Board, Faridkot and other sources to Panchayts, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishad. Sub divisional Officer Panchayat Raj supervises the construction works and provides technical know how to Panchayats as per their requirement. Works are evaluated by recording the measurements in the Measurement Books (M.Bs). Besides, this office also executes deposit work construction works with the funds made available to it by District Development and Planning Board and other Govt. departments. These works are undertaken as per prevailing practice/ procedures in Public Works departments.  

Chapter 5

Chief Agricultural Officer

 

This office is situated at circular road near New Model School . The head of the department is Chief Agricultural Officer. The cropping density of the district is 197% and area under irrigation is 99%. The detailed information regarding area is as follows:-

 

S. No.

Item

Area (Hectare)

1.

Geographic Area

146875

2.

Forests

2004

3.

Barren & Uncultivated Land

280

4.

Non Agricultural Land

16596

5.

Current Fallow

2302

6.

Net Area Sown

125693

7.

Area Sown More Than Once

122532

8.

Gross Cropped Area

248232

9.

Area Irrigated by Canal

109629

10.

Area Irrigated By Tube Wells

6842

11.

Area Irrigated by TW & Canal

8554

12.

Net Irrigated Area

125025

13.

Un Irrigated Area

668 (1%)

14.

Cropping Density

197%

15.

Irrigated Area %age

99%

 

 

Different Schemes under department is as follows:-

1) Agriculture Implements:

Following implements are given on subsidy by the department:-

S. No.

Name of Implement

Total Cost

Rate of Subsidy

1.

Strip-Till Drill           9 -tyne 
                              11-tyne

38000/-

9500/-

41000/-

10250/-

2.

Zero-Till-Drill              9-tyne
                                 11-tyne

14200/-

3550/-

15200/-

3850/-

3.

Vertical Conveyor

26450/-

6562/-

4.

Rotavator        ORTC-15036
                       ORTC-17542

56760/-

14190/-

60360/-

15090/-

5.

Straw Reaper

75000/-

18750/-

6.

 

 

 

Sprinkler Irrigation Set     1.4 
                                        hac

2.0 hac

3.0 hac

4.0 hac

23700/-

5925/-

26200/-

6500/-

35500/-

8875/-

35700/-

8925/-

 

2) Improvement of Soil Health:  

                        Punjab Government  to popularize the Green maturing under this scheme has provided Jantar seed on 25% subsidy during 2004 and 40 demonstrations  were also conducted at farmer’s fields under ATMA Scheme in the District Eight units of vermiculture are running successfully in the District and financial aid of Rs.1000/- has been given to each unit under ATMA Scheme.

3) Bee-Keeping Scheme:              Under this scheme, training is given to the farmers free of cost and material is supplied to the bee-keepers on reasonable rates by the Department. Farmers are getting lot of profit in this field. At present, 90 bee-keepers and 3500 honey bee colonies in the District are working and producing 450 quintals of honey.

4) Contract Farming:         This scheme is in vogue since  Rabi-2002-03 in the District Main aim of this scheme is to diversify the area from Wheat- Paddy rotation to Pulses, Oil Seed and cash crops. Year wise detail of contract farming in the District is as follows:-

S. No.

Season

Crop

Area

 

 

 

Target (hac)

Achievements (hac)

Production

(in tons)

1.

Rabi 2002-03

Sarson Hyola

200

204

200

2.

Kharif 2003

Moong SML-668

80

80

54

3.

Kharif 2003

Basmati HBC-19

2000

3070

7368

4.

Rabi 2003-04

Sarson Hyola

400

405

778

5.

Kharif 2004

Moong SML-668

80

80

60

6.

Rabi 2004-05

Sarson Hyola

800

815

840 (Approx.)

7.

Rabi 2004-05

Wheat PBW-274

280

280

450 (Approx.)

 

5) Quality Control:              Under this scheme sample of fertilizers, seeds and pesticides are taken from the dealer’s shops to control the quality. Licence is canceled if sample is fails. The detail of samples taken by Department. of Agriculture during 2003-04 are as under:-

S. No.

Item

Target

Achievement

Fail Sample

1.

Fertilizer

110

110

Nil

2.

Pesticides

140

140

2

3.

Seed Act

175

175

4

 

 

6) Farmer Training Camp:            To provide technical knowledge about Rabi and kharif crops to the farmers, Department. organizes District level, Block level and village level camps. The detail of camps organized by Department. during year 2003-04 are as follows:-

S. No.

Item

Target

1.

District Level

2

2.

Block Level

4

3.

Production-cum demonstration camp village level (Male)

8

4.

Production-cum demonstration camp village level (Female)

8

 

7) Soil Testing Lab:            Only one Soil Testing Laboratory is working under this Department. in the District Faridkot. The samples of soil and water are tested in this laboratory  and recommendations are given according to testing report. The achievements of laboratory for the last four years are as follows:-

 

S.No.

Soil Samples

Water Samples

Year

Target

Achievement

Target

Achievement

Adopted Village

1.

2000-01

----

6184

---

2776

26

2.

2001-02

1000

10855

---

1737

26

3.

2002-03

1000

13657

---

2902

26

4.

2003-04

1000

10832

---

2425

26

 

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

           

            Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Faridkot located at Circular Road, near the office of Chief Agriculture Officer,Faridkot. This Kendra was sanctioned by Indian Council of Agriculture Research and was established in 1995 under the administrative control of Director Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. KVK, Faridkot, serve as a pivotal Farm Training Centre for imparting practical trainings in different income- generating and agro-based trades to the rural youths (male & female).

Mandates of KVK:

1.Organize training for farmers and farm women on the different subjects.

2.Organize In-Service training to update knowledge of extension personals.

3.Organize Front Line Demonstration in various crops to generate production data and feed back information.

4To conduct “On Farm Trial” on different crops and new technology.

Training programmes organized by KVK:

            KVK, Faridkot organizes trainings on subsidiary occupations like Bee keeping, Poultry, Dairy, Mushroom cultivation, Horticulture and Vegetables and production of hybrid seeds of different crops, which increase the income of farmers. Besides these, other training related to Home Sciences like, prickle preparation, interior decoration and Agriculture Farm Machinery are also organized by this institute.

Other Activities:

1.         Front Line Demonstrations on oilseeds like Raya, Gobhi Sarson, Groundnut etc. and Pulses like Gram, Moong, Mash, are  conducted at Farmers fields.

2.         Demonstrations on cotton are also conducted at farmers fields.

3.         Seed of approved varieties recommended by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana is produced by KVK, Faridkot and supplied to the farmers.

4.         Training camps in the villages are also organized.

 

Subject Specialists:

            Under the Associate Director ( Training), the following subject specialists are working in this institute:-

1.                  Assistant Professor (Animal Science).

2.                  Assistant Professor (Agri. Engg.)

3.                  Assistant Professor( Agronomy)

4.                  Assistant Professor( Plant Protection)

5.                  Assistant Professor( Home Science)

6.                  Assistant Professor( Horticulture/Vegetable)

 

Roles and Responsibilities of ATMA Governing Board:      ATMA is supported by Governing Board(GB) and Management Committee(MC) headed by the Deputy Commissioner. The Governing Board is a policy making body and provide guidance as well as review the progress and functioning of the ATMA.

 

ATMA GOVERNING BOARD (GB)

                 

Composition:

 

 

SLNo

 

 

I

Deputy Commissioner

-

Chairman

2

Addl. Deputy Commissioner (Development)

-

Vice-Chairman

3

Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO)

-

Member

4

A representative from ZRS I Krishi Vigyan Kendra

-

"

5

One Farmer representative

-

"

6

One Livestock Producer

-

"

7

One Horticulture Farmer

-

"

8

Representative of Women Farmers interest group

-

"

9

One SC I ST farmer representative

-

"

IO

A representative of NGO

-

"

11

Lead Bank Officer of the District

-

"

12

A representative of District Industrial Center

-

"

13

Representative of Agriculture Marketing Board

-

"

14

Representative of input supplying Associations

-

"

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One Fisheries I Sericulture representative

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Project Director ATMA

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Member-Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment I Nomination I Term of Members:

 

 

 

Non - official members of GOVERNING BOARD are appointed for a period of 2 years by A.P.C on the recommendation of the Chairman of GOVERNING BOARD

 

 

Some initial appointments would be staggered to ensure that about two-thirds of the members would be carry over for an additional year on the GOVERNING BOARD.

 

 

Thirty per cent of the farmer representatives on the GOVERNING BOARD would be reserved for women farmers to ensure that their interests are fully represented.

 

 

Key functions of ATMA Governing Board:

            The key functions of ATMA Governing Board would be to:

  • Review and approve Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) and annual action plans that are prepared and submitted by the participating units.
  • Receive and review annual reports presented by the participating units, providing feedback and direction to them as needed, for various research and extension activities being carried out within the district.
  • Receive and allocate project funds to carry out priority research, extension and related activities within the district.
  • Foster the organization and development of Farmers Interest Groups (FIGs) and Farmers Organizations (Fos) within the district.
  • Facilitate the greater involvement of private sector and firms and organizations in providing inputs, technical support, agro-processing and marketing services to farmers.
  • Encourage agriculture lending Institutions to increase the availability of capital to resource poor and marginal farmers, especially SC, ST and women farmers.
  • Encourage each line department, plus the KVK and ZRS, to establish farmer advisory committees to provide feedback and input into their respective R - E programmes.
  • Enter into contracts and agreements as appropriate to promote and support agricultural development activities within the district.
  • Identify other sources of financial support that would help ensure the financial sustainability of the ATMA and its participating units.
  • Establish revolving funds / accounts for each participating unit, and encourage each unit to make available technical services, such as artificial insemination or soil testing, on a cost recovery basis moving towards full cost recovery in a phased manner.
  • Arrange for the periodic audit of ATMA's financial accounts; and Adopt and amend the rules and by-laws for the ATMA.

 

Atma Management Committee (AMC):             The Management Committee would be responsible for planning and executing the day-to-day activities of ATMA.

1

Project Director of ATMA

Chairman

2

District Head of Dept. Agri.

Member

3

District Head of Dept.Horticulture

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4

District Head of Dept. Animal Husbandry

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5

District Head of Dept.

Fisheries

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6

District Head of Dept. Sericulture

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7

District

Head of other appropriate line

 

 

Departments, that may be important within a district

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8

Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra

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9

Head, Zonal research Station

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10

One representative of NGO' incharge of farmers organization

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11

Two representatives of Farmer's organizations (one year rotation basis)

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Key Functions of Management Committee (MC):     The Functions and tasks to be carried out by the ATMA Management Committee would include the following:

  • Carryout periodic Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRAs) to identify the problems and constraints faced by different socio-economic groups and farmers within the district.
  • Prepare an integrated, Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) for the district that would specify short and medium term adaptive research as well as technology validation and refinement and extension priorities for the district: these priorities should reflect during the PRA.       .
  • Prepare annual action plans that would be submitted to the ATMA Governing Board for review, possible modification and approval
  • Maintain appropriate project accounts for submission to Technology Dissemination Unit (TDU) for audit purposes
  • Coordinate the execution of these annual action plans through participant line departments, ZRSs, KVKs, NGOs, FIGs /FOs and allied institutions, including private sector firms.
  • Establish coordinating mechanisms at the Block level, such as Farm Information & Advisory Centers (FIACs) that would integrate extension and technology transfer activities at the block and village levels,
  • Provide annual performance reports to the Governing Board outlining the various research extension and related targets that were actually carried out, including targets achieved.
  • Provide secretariat to Governing Board and initiate action on policy direction,            investment decisions and other guidance received from the Governing Board.

 

Soil and Water Conservation Depertment, Faridkot

 

 

Organisation

 

            Department of Soil and water  conservation came into existence in Faridkot District in the year 1972-73. The Soil and water conservation Department in Faridkot District is headed by Divisional Soil conservation officer. There are two numbers of Sub-divisions one in Moga District and IInd one in Faridkot District is working alongwith Field Staff. In Faridkot Sub-Division Three numbers Sections in Faridkot and Two numbers sections in Jaitu are working alongwith their Field Staff, which are headed by Soil Conservation Officers of the Department.

 

Objectives

            Soil and water are two natural resources and the successful crop production depends upon the way, how best we utilise these two resources. The main objective is to conserve soil and water resources for their judicious use  to obtain return on sustained basis.

 

Activities

            Faridkot District is failing in the southern zone of the state. In this region sub-soil water level is generally brackish and not fit for irrigation. Mostly irrigation water is available from network of canal irrigation system. The department is providing best way of irrigation through the following types of work under soil conservation and water management work:-

 

LAYING OF UNDER GROUND PIPE LINE

            Irrigation through under ground pip line is done form the below noted water sources to save the water losses in conveyance system.

 

1.    Ecologically Handicapped Area

Area where the ground water is not fit for irrigation or any other problematic area where the ground water is very deep. Good quality of water is available in certain pockets near the canal/river. But on account of their location at high elevation or Sand dunes hindring the conveyance of irrigation water to these areas & these areas could not be brought under irrigation with gravity flow through open channels. Development of these areas can be done through laying of U.G.D.H. System.

 

2.    Lift irrigation Scheme

Keeping in view the need of irrigation facilities to the farmers along the Sirhind canal and Rajasthan feeder, the Govt. has sanctioned lift pumps to irrigate the Barani high elevated and sand dunes areas where the water can not be utilized in command area because the water could not be carried to the command area with gravity floor. The conveyance provided by installation of under ground pipe line system the above type of uncommand area can be brought under irrigation command.

 

3.    Utilization of Sullage water

Sullage water of city is not being properly utilized for irrigation purposes. In many areas it is being wasted and further creating insanitary conditions. Some samples of sullage water have been got tested from the PAU Ludhiana. They have recommended that this water is fit for irrigation. In some cases this sewage water will become fit for irrigation after diluting the same with fresh tubewell water. After installation of lift pump this sewage water can be utilized for faraway area's through laying of under ground pipe line system.

      One project of use of sullage water has already been constructed at Ariyanwala Road. This project is giving irrigation to the 300hectare land. Municipal committee is earning 1 lakh rupees every year from selling  this water to the  farmers.

 

4.    Individual Tubewells

As per stastics available more than approx. 25000 nos. Shallow tubewell have been installed  through out the district. Thus there is a very limited scope for everging more tubewell which would  exhaust the under ground water as well as consume more electricity & diesel which are already in short fall. By cutting down the losses in conveyance of irrigation water we can save electricity & diesel. This can be achieved by laying of under ground pipe line for each tubewell.

 

5.    Drip/Micro Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is the latest and the best method of water management in the world. It is a widely practiced method of irrigation in developed countries and is gaining popularity in Punjab also. It is most suited for horticulture and vegetable crops, etc. Under this system water is to be carried to plants under low pressure through small diameter plastic pipes delivered at the root some, drop by drop through drippers. Many successful drip irrigation system in the orchard are working in the Dist. like in village Gondara, Kotkapura, Sandhawan, Arayianwala Kalan.

 

6.    Water Storage Tank

Due to the scarcity  of irrigation water in Punjab, Govt. is very keen to implement. Diversification of crops for agriculture. In which soil conservation deptt. is already in process to implement drip irrigation system for orchard & vegetable crops. Orchard needs daily recommended quantity of water which can be only given by drip/micro irrigation System. But is can not be possible in canal. Irrigation System because the farmers turn comes after seven days. To meet this daily requirement construction of water storage tank is very necessary. The department is giving every technical guidance for constructing the water storage tanks to the concerned farmers. Department has already constructed more than 25 nos. water storage tank in different villages.

 

7.    Rain water Harvesting and Roof Rain water harvesting structure

As we know that the underground water is depleting very fast in Punjab. Every year our water table is going down near about 1 metre. The reason is very simple that recharging of water is not occurring naturally. So it is the need of the hour that artificial recharging should be done. Department has started various rain water harvesting and roof rain water harvesting structures. This scheme will be implemented on the availability of funds. 

 

8.    Land Scrapping/Land Leveling

Under this work sand dunes in this region are being reclaimed by scrapping of sand and to bring out good soil below it for irrigation purposes. There is also a good scope for development of land already under cultivation by carrying out land leveling and land shaping works.

 

9.    Misc. Works.

The department hs also carried out other soil & water conservation works like sub-surface drainage. Renovation of village Pond, etc. on the availability of funds and request from the farmers.

 

10.           Finances & Subsidies

For executing these soil conservation works, no state fund has been allotted to the department during the  previous years. A loan from the PADB under NABARD scheme has been raised. The loan application for execution of soil conservation works has been sponsored to the PADB. The farmers can execute these soil conversation works by their own financial source also with the technical guidance of the department. 25% subsidy in drip system & 50% Subsidy in water storage tanks is provided on the availability of funds from the Govt. side also.

           

 

Benefits

            It has been estimated that the treated area can give additional production to the extent of ½ tonne per hectare. During the last thirteen years i.e  from 1991-92 to 2003-04, total area of 4466 hectare has been covered under various schemes of soil and water conversation which gives in additional production of 2233 tonne at the rate of half tonne per hectare per year. The value of additional product at the rate of 6500/- per tonne works out to be 145.14 lac per year. In addition to this additional agriculture production, the soil and water conservation works generate employment in the rural areas.

 

Removal of Grievances

            In case of any grievance farmers are advised to contact Divisional Soil Conservation Officer Narain Nagar, Gali No. 2 , Faridkot & Sub Divisional Soil Conservation Officer, Harindera Nagar, Faridkot.

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION; 

 

 This organization has been  registered since 17.3.79 through  Registrar Coop. Societies Punjab, is working with the name of “The Faridkot Distt. Coop. Milk Prods, Union Ltd. Faridkot. Its Distt. Office is situated at 5-New,Harindra Nagar, Faridkot and the Head of this Organisation is called “General Manager .

 

OBJECTS;

1. Purchase of Milk through Milk Producers Coop. Societies.

2. Doing jobs for increasing production of milk.     

3. Providing of technical facilities to Milk Producers at village level.

4. guidance to the Milk Producers regarding complete Clean Milk Production.

5. Providing of Cattlefeed at lower cost to its Milk Producers.

 

STRUCTURES;

 

There are Four Milk Chilling Centres and Three Bulk Milk Coolers (BMCs) in milkshed area Faridkot which are situated at;

 

Bajakhana, Doda, Malout & Moga (Milk Chilling Centres)

Baghapurana, Mann singh wala & Patto Hira singh(BMCs)

 

On these centres milk is being collected and chilled and then sent to Milk Plants. 374  Milk Producer Societies  and 21833 members  are attached with these centres. Its area of operation is old Distt. Faridkot   (Moga, Muktsar and Faridkot).

 

Milk Union Provides following main facilities to its Milk Producers;

 

1. Providing of  high Milk Rates to Milk producers through its Milk Producers Coop. Societies.

 

2. Finalization of that activities  which produce clean milk production.

 

3. Providing of balanced Verka Cattlefeed to its Milk producers through Milk Producers coop. Societies. Mineral Mixture and Animal lick is also provided to Producers which save the animals from diseases.

 

4.  Vaccination to animals to save them from dangerous diseases.

 

5.  To provide  standarised  vaccination to its Milk Producers

 

6.  To make arrangements for providing Rabi & Kharif seeds to producers.

 

7. To guide the villagers regarding clean milk production through general awarenes camps , guidance of new techniqes through animal health care camps.

 

8.  Milk Union Faridkot has provided employment to 21000  persons  indirectly.

 

                                                 

               In addition to above, Milk Union is giving following facilities to its customers and  dealers;

 

1)         Providing Verka Milk and Verka Producers on lesser rates.

 

2)         Providing of Verka ghee, Verka lassi, paneer, Butter, Raseela,etc.      to         general people and Milk Producers.

 

3)         AIl Training  given to Matric pass  unemployed  youths   and self            empoyment is being provided to them so that they  can improve up          their     living standards.

 

Department of Horticulture, Faridkot

 

Department of Horticulture was separated from Agriculture department in the year 1979. The main objective of Horticulture department is diversification of crops. This department encourages the farmers to bring more area under Horticulture crops i.e. vegetables, Floriculture, Mushroom cultivation etc. Main functions of this department are as under:-

Structure:            Deputy Director Horticulture is District Head of this office. Which is situated at the court road; opposite Civil Hospital Faridkot .There are two posts of Horticulture Development officer at District Headquarter. Extension services and Community Canning centre are imparting training regarding preparation of by-products of fruits and vegetables.

Extension Services:          One more Horticulture Development Officer is posted at block Kotkapura to provide technical know how to the farmers. He visit farmers’ field and also provides technical know how about the cultivation of Mushroom and flowers.

Govt Garden and Nursery:         It provides good quality disease free plants of innow, Lemon, Malta, Guava, Ber, Peach , Soft pear , Papaya etc to the farmers at Government's prescribed rates.

About Orchards Plantation:         As District Faridkot falls in arid irrigated zone and the soils are mostly sandy and the ground water is mostly brackish in nature,  department recommends to plant Kinnow, Guava, Amla, Ber Orchards. There are two seasons of plantation that’s Feb-March and Aug-Sept.

Other Services:                             

 (i) Horticulture loans:       Department arranges / forwards the loan cases to different banks for new orchard plantation.                          

  (ii) Mushroom cultivation:          This department arranges for the spawn (seed) to encourage the cultivation of Mushroom / Dhingri. According to the climate Mushroom can be grown from Aug to March. Department adopts three Villages in each block Dhingri cultivation of Dhingri.

 (iii) Floriculture:     Flower Cultivation is a profitable job. Department encourages the farmers to adopt floriculture. Department also provides seeds of flowers.

(iv) Training Camps:          Department arranges one district level and ten Village level farmer camps to impart technical Knowledge to the farmers.

(v) Schemes:          

            a)       A (P) 14.3 (Dev. of Horticulture in the state)

It is a state department Scheme. Under this Scheme 50% Subsidy is provided to small and marginal farmers on spray pump, barbed wire, Horticulture tools etc.

            b)         A (P) 14.14 (Quality Improvement in grapes)

Under this Scheme quality of grapes is improved by giving treatment of brushing, girdling, gibberallic Acid which is provided free of cost.

            c)         Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Use of plastic in Horticulture crops for getting early crop and more yield, department provide 50% Subsidy on Material. Department also provides plastic crates for marketing of fruits and vegetables on 50% subsidy.

            d)         Marketing of Horticulture Crops

Department provides 50% subsidy on grading and waxing of fruit and also provide 20% subsidy on transportation charges to other States.

For seeking any sort of details/information regarding functioning and schemes of the department, farmers can contact Deputy Director Horticulture Faridkot on Telephone no:  01639-253883.

 

Department Of Cooperation

 

                        In order to guide people regarding Co-operative movement and to involve them in great numbers for their good welfare co-operative department has established an office of Deputy Registrar Co-operative Societies in Narayan Nagar, Street No.2  Faridkot. There are two posts of the Assistant Registrars at Tehsil Level for the Tehsil Faridkot and Jaitu. There are Nineteen Posts of Inspector Co-op. Societies at each focal point. At block-level a post of Inspector Milk-Supply is there who is the Incharge of Milk-supply societies. In the same way, there is one post of Inspector under-winding-up societies whose main duty is to cancel and to revive the societies. Apart from this there is one Labour & construction Inspector & one Inspector Primary Agriculture Development Bank who is the Incharge of Primary  Agriculture Development Bank as well as Marketing Societies  and industrial  societies..

                        Main object of this department is to improve the economical condition of the farmers and help them get proper value of the produce brought by them to the market. Presently there are different kinds of central/primary societies total of which comes to 335 and these societies are working for the welfare of such farmers.

                        Any 35 members of farmers in any village of Punjab can form Milk-Producers Society, which can be formed under the guidance of inspector Co-op Society. M/supply & the Assistant Registrar Co-op Societies. with the approval of Registrar Coop Societies Punjab, Chandigarh.

                        These societies can collect milk for sale against reasonable payment. Presently, 93 Milk-Producers Coop-Societies are working in the district.  

                        Similarly 21 or above members can also form Labour coop-Society in any village. From such societies Government does not demand any security and also gives priority for contract of work upto ten lacs of rupees.

                        Any farmer who comes under area of operation of the society and owns land is eligible to get loan from the society by giving details of his own land and need not to pledge it for the purpose. Such member can avail facility for revolving case credit limit from the Central Coop. Bank. There is only one Central Coop. Bank in Faridkot District. having twenty four branches. Every farmer/ businessman, in this district can get loan under various scheme of Non form sector.

                        There is also two Primary Agriculture Development Bank in this district which helps its members for obtaining loan for the following purposes: -

  1. For Leveling the Land.
  2. For Purchase of Tractor.
  3. For Animals such as fish, Goats, Pigs, Bee keeping, horticulture and drainage.

                        Urban & Rural House Building Societies can avail long term loan through Housefed. The Punjab Government also grants subsidies under various schemes to the members of Industrial societies, weaver societies, shoe-making societies, Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Societies and Transport coop-society from time to time.

                           There is only one Coop. Sugar Mills in Faridkot district which buy Sugar Cane from the farmers at reasonable rates.

            If any information is required it can be got from the office of Asst. Deputy Registrar Coop. Societies Faridkot on any working day during office hours.

 

Department Of Fisheries, Faridkot

            The Office of Assistant Director Fisheries is located in Mini Secretariat. Inspite of a vast net work of canals emanating from Sirhand Canal system and Sirhind feeder, there is no scope for capture fisheries as no river flows through this district. In year 1990-91, State Govt. with the help of department of Agriculture and Co-operation, Govt. of India established Fish Farmers Development Agency in the district to propagate aqua-culture in village ponds, tanks and low-lying area on scientific lines by providing technical guidance and financial help to fish farmers, besides providing the seed of culturable species of fish.

            The following services are provided by the department of fish Farmers:-

1.                    Helps site selection & development of fish ponds.

2.                    Training to new farmers

3.                    The department has 7.3 acres Fish Seed Farm located on Faridkot Talwandi Bhai Road where fish seeds of culturable varieties such as Rahu, Mrigal, Catla, Common Carp, Grass Carp & Silver Carp are produced. The common carp seed is available in the second week of March. Silver Carp & Grass Carp in the month of May and Catla, Rabu, Mrigal in to the month of June. The fish seed supply continues up to September. The seed is supplied at following rates.

Size                            Rate

1" to 2"                       Rs. 100/-

2" to 4"                       Rs. 200/-

Above 4"                    Rs. 250/-

For commercialization of fish seed production, Fish farmers were motivated to set up hatcheries for the fish seed production culturable varieties. The hatchery has been set up by S.Gurpartap Singh Machaki Mal Singh Road, Faridkot.

4.                    Helps the farmers in rearing fish by providing technical guidance.

5.                    Helps in securing S.P. Electrical connection for tube well on priority basis to fulfill water supply needs.

6.                    Helps the farmers by providing backward-forward linkages.

7.                    Arranges loans from Primary Agricultural Development Bank and Commercial Banks as given below:

a)     Excavation of new ponds including tube well -     2,00,000 per hectare

b)     Renovation of old pond                          -        70,000 per hectare

8.                    Provides subsidy at following rates:

Excavation of new pond including tube well

20% of cost maximum Rs. 40,000/- per hectare (For scheduled caste 25% of cost maximum Rs. 50,000/- per hectare)

Old Pond

20% of cost maximum Rs. 12000/- per hectare (for scheduled caste 25% cost maximum Rs. 15,000/- per hectare)

Inputs

20% of cost maximum Rs. 6000/- per hectare (for scheduled caste 25% cost maximum Rs. 7500/- per hectare)

Aerator 

25% of cost maximum Rs. 12500/- per hactare all farmers.

Integrated Fish Farming 

           The fish culture can be integrated with Poultry, Piggery, Duckery. The subsidy for this unit is as below besides normal subsidy. 20% of cost maximum Rs. 16000/- per hectare on proposed cost of Rs. 80,000/- (for scheduled caste 25% cost maximum Rs. 20,000/- per hectare)

In this district, the department of Fisheries is headed by Assistant Director of Fisheries, Cum-Vice Chairman, Fish Farmers Development Agency. To execute development activities/schemes, Assistant Director of Fisheries is helped by Fisheries Extension Officer and Fisheries Officer in field and Farm Suppt. at fish seed production. 

 

Dairy Development Department, Punjab      

 

            Dairy Development Department came into existence during the year 1964 which was entrusted with the responsibility to collect milk and make it available to the consumers along with development of dairying. The department of Dairy Development is contributing its major share in increasing the milk production since 1974 and Dairy Development schemes have been implemented in the rural areas so as to increase the milk production of the state. As a result of this, new milk plants and milk chilling centres have been established in those pockets where milk producers faced difficulties to sell their milk for want of remunerative price. At present nine milk plants in coop Sector, Five milk plants in the private sector and Forty seven milk chilling centres are in operation in the state of Punjab. The main thrust of this department is to create avenues of employment in order to provide employment opportunities, for rural educated youth. With a view to achieve this objective, the details of the development programmes being implemented by this department is as under:-

 

Dairy Development Scheme of Department

1.      Self Employment Scheme

A)    For Educated Unemployed Youth

The department has established Regional Dairy Training Centres of Bija (Ludhiana), Tarntaran (Amritsar) and Sardulgarh (Mansa) for imparting training to candidates who are interested in adopting dairying as a vocation. Two such centres are also being established at Phagwara (Kapurthala). The Candidates in between the age group of 18-50 years and having annual income less than Rs. 10000 P.A., after making selection through the District level Department Selection Committees are given 15 days training at the Regional Dairy Training Centres. Rs. 200/- given to the training centre to get the training for General Category and Rs. 150/- for S.C. Category. Free hostel facilities are available at all the Regional Dairy Training Centres.

The loan case amounting to Rs.  132000/- for 5 milch animal ( 5 milch – Rs. One Lacs for Five Milch Animals and Rs. 32000/- for Cattle Shad).

For 10 milch animal – 264000/-

(Rs. Two Lacs for 10 Milch Animals and Rs. 64000/- for Cattle Shad)

For 20 milch animal – 528000/-

The loan amount is repaid with in a period five years in equal monthly installments. Likewise, candidates having the arrangement of mortgaging 2 ¼ acres of irrigated land are assisted in purchasing 10 milch animals.

The beneficiary is bound to sell 50% of the total milk to the milk  plant established in organised sector.

Chapter 6

District Controller Food, Supply and Consumer Affairs

 

          Office of District Food & Supply Controller is situated at the 2nd floor of Mini Secretariat and  District Food & Supply Officer at tehsil level and at block level Assistant Food & Supply Officer are working, who do the work of distribution of the essential commodities with the working of Inspector .This department celebrates the Consumer protection week every year in the month of March and December.

            Main function of this department is to provide Food and other essential commodities from time to time at fair price and its proper distribution to the poor families who are living below poverty line (B.P.L.). Supply of Wheat, Rice, and Kerosene Oil and levy Sugar given. Government changes the list of the same as per existing circumstances. In Punjab State the   Tradition Public Distribution System (T.P.D.S.) came into existence with effect from 1.10.1997.Under this scheme the State Government provide 35 Kg of wheat to every family of the schedule caste at subscribed rate as per scale provided by the Government. Of India for every month to the whole family, who are the holder of Yellow Card. Food is given in the shape of wheat through Fair Price Shop/Depot..

To provide the essential commodities to the public of Faridkot District Government Fair Price Shops (Depot) are functional through which Sugar, Kerosene Oil and Wheat is distributed.

Information about getting 'Ration Card'

a)

 

Eligibility

Every resident of the Area

b)

From where the Ration

Card is available

From the office of:-

District Food & Supply Controller,

 District Food & Supply Officer

Assistant Food & Supply Officer

 

 

 

Who is the authorised Officer ?

 

a)

District Office, in the

area of Municipal

Council

 

 

District Food & Supply Controller

 

b)

In the other area of

Municipal Council

 

 

Assistant Food & Supply Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorised Officer for issuing Yellow Card

 

 

       Village Development & Panchayat Department provide the  help for getting Yellow Card  to   provide food and other essential commodities  at fair price in Punjab State to the  families who are living below the poverty line

 

 

 

Necessary documents/information which are required for obtaining the Ration Card

1.

With the application form which informations are required:

1.               Address of the resident, Nos. of family members, age and reason forgetting the Ration Card.

2.               Depositing old Ration Card Surrender Certificate, Deletion Certificate

3.               Three Photos of the family

2.

Period of the Card

For Five years.

Form is supplied by the office free of cost.

 

 

Steps to be taken after change of residence

 

 

After change of place of residence Ration card holder can get the surrender certificate, Deletion certificate after  depositing the Ration Card.

 

For Governing Boardtaining the temporary  Ration Card

 

Temporary Ration Cards are issued for 3 months to the persons who are coming from the other State for   labour ,Industrial labour and  for poor persons ,and if they are not able to produce the surrender certificate within three months then they are given  3 months time more, and if they are  unable to produce surrender certificate within 6 months their Ration Card are cancelled . 

 

Note:  Application for getting the duplicate Ration Card or for change of Ration Card alongwith application,fee of Rs. 5/- is required to be deposited.

 

Steps for change in Ration Card

Particulars

To whom application be submitted

 

Necessary documents in proof

1. Change in address

Assistant Food & Supply Officer

 

Proof of residence in  the prescribed application form

 

2.Surrender of Ration Card

Assistant Food & Supply Officer

 

 

3.Change  of numbers of members

Assistant Food & Supply Officer

 

Proof of residence in  the prescribed application form i.e. marriage / appointment letter or transfer order and  birth/death certificate

 

Approximate time for getting the Ration Card,

 

Work

Time

Where the complaint can be made

1.            For getting the  New Ration Card after receipt of application form

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

2.            For change of unit in  Ration Card

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

3.            Change of Address (In same area)

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

4.            Change of Address (Change of area of shop)

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

5.            For Surrender Certificate

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

6.            For getting Ration Card  after  getting the surrender Certificate

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

7.            For getting the duplicate Ration Card

 

 

7 days

District Food & Supply Controller.

Information for allotment of Fair Price Shops

1.

Eligibility

Permanent resident of the said area.

2.

Reservation preference

 Reservation For Schedule caste 13%, Backward Classes 5%, For Ex-servicemen 7%, For Freedom fighters 5%,For handicapped  3% Riot effected/ Effected by  extremist 5% and Volunteers societies of  women has been made.

3.

At what time the application

be moved for allotment

At the time of vacancy for Fair price shop.

4.

To whom the  request is made

In the office of concern District Food & Supply Controller.

5.

Information regarding vacancy  of Fair price shop

In the office of District Food & Supply Controller.

6.

Formalities for the allotment of Fair Price Shop

At the time of vacancy the applications  are demanded from the qualified persons through advertisement in  news-papers and in the village through Loudspeaker/ Chowkidar by way of Munadi. On the receipt of application after due verification  as per instructions of the Government through the Committees at the District/Sub Division level the  allotment is made

7.

In which circumstances the allotment can be cancelled

If it is found that work is not as per Government instructions/ rules or comes into notice any breach of instructions/rules, then the allotment can be cancelled .

8.

Where the complaint can be lodged  regarding wrong allotment

Director Food & Supply, Punjab/Secretary , Food & Supply, Punjab

                   

Licence Procedure:            In open Market to keep the control over the essential commodities the whole-sale license of P.T.A. for Sugar, Ghee, Dal etc are issued by the Food & Supply Department. In Faridkot there were total 1277 P.T.A. licence, but now the Government has abolished the P.T.A. control. To meet the requirement of the consumers for bricks there are 61 brick-kilns in the District.

Petrol/Diesel:           In District Faridkot there are 42 Petrol Pump  to meet the requirement of the consumer for Petrol/Diesel .To stop the adulteration in the petrol the officer of the department checks the Petrol Pumps time to time.

Domestic Gas:         In District Faridkot 6 Gas Agencies are working and in the District there are total l44123 Gas Card, in which 41261 are D.C.C. and 2862 S.B.C. Gas Card.

Kerosene Oil:          About 570 Kilolitre Kerosene oil is distributed among the consumer through Depot/licensee every month in the district.  For doing this work  there are 11 whole sale dealers and 38 Retail dealers, for purchase of Wheat/Paddy

                        For the purchase of Government. wheat/Paddy there are 52 Mandies in the district out of which purchase/receipt has been done through 51 Mandies  During the Kharif 2004-05 in the district total 339460 M.T Paddy was purchased and during the Rabi season 2004-05 total wheat purchase 339389 M.T. was done.

                        For the protection of consumer rights this department celebrates the Consumer week with the help of  Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum every year from 15   March to 21 March and from 24 December to 30 December at District/tehsil/block level, in which Seminars for consumer protection are held and literature is distributed showing their constitutional rights in it.

 

MARKFED

 

            MARKFED play pivotal role as a catalyst for integrated development & growth in the rural areas of Punjab. It helps in stabilising the market rates of farm produce, ensures supply of quality goods, help in generating employment and contributes substantially towards earning foreign exchange.

            MARKFED complex at District Head Quarter, Faridkot is situated on Kotkapura road, Opposite Dhillon Filling Station. It has three Branch Offices at Faridkot, Kotkapura and Jaito. The field work is controlled at Branch level by the respective Branch Officer. The storage of paddy and wheat is maintained by the Field Officers and sale of MARKFED products viz. Fertilizers, Pesticides and Insecticides and Cattle feed is looked after by the Salesman of MARKFED.

            The functioning of all the Branch Offices is controlled by District Office. The work of receipt and payment is controlled by the accounts branch. The Sr. Accounts Officer is the head of accounts branch. In the same way Technical Officer is the Incharge of Field work. The sale and supply of fertilizers, cattle feed and insecticides is done by the F.S.O. at District level.

            MARKFED being the Cooperative department, it owns the work to supply the fertilizer and insecticides to the doors of farmers. The rates of fertilizer are fixed by the state level committee headed by the Registrar Cooperative Societies, Punjab. The MARKFED being distribution agency controls the fluctuations in the rates of fertilizers in the Market.

            Inspite of this MARKFED has installed a modern rice mill having capacity of four tons at Jaitu. It has started shelling rice and is now functioning at full swing.

 

Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.(PUNSUP), Faridkot

 

            PUNSUP is a Punjab Govt. Undertaking. It purchases wheat and paddy under the price Support Scheme of the Govt. of India. It also distributes wheat, rice and levy sugar etc. to the people under Above Poverty Line (APL) and below poverty line (BPL) scheme, through Depot Holders, The District Office of PUNSUP is situated on Main Road, Balbir Basti, Faridkot. In the organizational set up, District Manager, Deputy District Manager (A/cs), Senior Auditor and Superintendent work in the District Office. PUNSUP has opened 8 Distribution Centers in District Faridkot and Essential Commodities are issued from these Centers, under various Govt. schemes. At the Public Distribution Centers, Inspector-Grade-I, Inspector-Grade-II and Public Distribution Clerks handle the work. The Public Distribution Centers are - Faridkot, Kotkapura, Jaitu, Sadiq, Golewala, Sarawan, Panjgrain and Bajakhanna. There are two storage Centers at Faridkot & Kotkapura, where Central Pool Wheat is stored after purchase from Katcha and Pucca mandies. Paddy is also stored at these Centers in various Rice Mills, for conversion of same into rice for the purpose of delivery in Central pool. Wheat is moved to other States through rail/road, through FCI under Ex. godown delivery system.

 

Chapter 7

DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE (D.I.C.)

 

        District Industries Centre, Faridkot is situated in the Mini Secretariat Faridkot . General Manager is the   Incharge of this centre. This center’s  aims is to facilitate the Industrial  Development  in the  District by implementing  various  schemes  & Policies  of  the  Center  & State  Government. The main thrust of the policies is to curb unemployment and make local industry competitive and sustainable. The detail of various schemes being implemented by the District Industries Centre Faridkot is as under:-

 

Prime Minister Rozgar Yojna (P.M.R.Y.):   

This scheme was started by Government of India in the year 1993-94. Under this scheme the educated unemployed youths who are minimum middle pass are provided loans from commercial banks.

 Industry Sector: Under this category loans are provided to any manufacturing activities like:-

 

i)  For manufacturing of goods like, Iron, wooden, plastic, leather, cloth, glass.

(ii) For Manufacturing of Electronic, electrical, chemical medical goods and hard ware items.

(iii) For manufacturing of Scooter, Motor Cycle, Sports, Spare parts, Milk and eatable etc.

 

Service Units: Under this category loans are provided to any Service activities like:-

 

 (i) The repair of autorikshaw, T.V./ radio, electronics, cycle.

(ii) Photostat, Dry-cleaning, medical clinic, service station.

(iii) Watch, video, scooter, motor cycle, furniture repair, etc.

Under this scheme the financial help in the shape of loan is provided to the unemployed youths on the same term and condition is on the term & condition for the start of industry, business, service activity.  For the above activity the loan are provided upto 2 lacs, 15 % (maximum 7500/-) subsidy is available for this loan

 

Business Sector:   Under this sector the loans are provided for:

(i) Iron, wooden, plastic, electrical, hard ware shop.

(ii) Sports medicine, weaving & colouring of cloths, books, juice, cold drink, seeds relating to agriculture shop.

(iii). Spare parts of motorcycle, scooter, car etc. Tea, coffee etc. tent house, utensil shop, karyana, cloth selling, stationery, fruit & vegetables, general store, leather shoes, photo studio & pan bidi shop.

 

            Service Units: Under  this  loans  are  provided  for  the opening  of  service centre, of  the repair of auto rickshaw ,.V./radio, electronics, cycle, Photostat, Drycleaning, medical clinic, service station, watch, video, scooter, motor cycle, furniture, etc. Loans up to Rs. 2 Lac with 15% subsidy (Maximum 7500/-) are given to the younger People.

 

          All unemployed youth to whom bank sanction the loan are provided training relating to marketing, Accounts, Sale Tax  etc, so that they can run their business smoothly. Other condition required are as under:-

 

 (i)        Age between 18 -35 year,

(For s/c, Ladies, ex service man & handicapped between 18-45 year)

(ii)      Education: - Minimum middle pass.

a) Family income: - less than Rs.40000/- per annual.

Residence: - Applicant should be residence of Faridkot District for last three year.

(iii)       Essential documents:-

a) Two attested copies of education, Date of Birth certificate.

Two attested copies of passport size photo.

Two attested copies of employment exchange card

Two attested copies of any other technical Qualification:

Two attested copies of s/c, b/c, handicapped Certificate

Two attested copies of  ration card or voters identity Card.

 

Note: - Above document should be attested by any Guztted officer/ Head master/ Principal/ Government Doctor/ Notary/ Oath Commissioner etc.

 

Registration of charitable society  under societies Act, 1860:

 

            Punjab Governmenternment has designated General Manager, DIC as a additional registrar of society. Under the society registration Act 1860 any seven member can form a charitable society, club, trust and get their society resgisted with this office after paying a fee Rs. 500/-.

 

 

 

 

Mining:

            Punjab Government has designated General Manager, DIC, as a mining officer in the District and he has been authorized to monitor various activities relating to mineral and mines available in the District under the provisions of Punjab Mineral and Mining Rules, 1964.

 

Industries Policy:

 

            The Government of Punjab has formulated new Industries policy 2003. Under this policy various incentives are available to industries as under:

 

I) Freight subsidy available to exporting units in the following sector:

 

            Engineering goods, Sports goods, Food & Agro, Textile, and Hosiery.  The quantum of incentive available is 1% of the export value or actual freight which ever is less subject to maximum of Rs. 50 lacs. Per annum.

 

ii) Modernization and Technology up-gradation:

 

                        Under this scheme existing unit in the above sector as mentioned above para are elgible for 25% capital subsidy maximum 25 lacs, on the fix investment made on land, building and machinery for the modernization and technology upgration.

 

Structure of District Industries Centre, Faridkot:

 

            With the instruction of Center Government the Department of industries, Punjab has opened DIC in every District which are headed by General Manager. In every block of the District one B.L.E.O. has been posted to look after rural area and one S.I.P.O. has been posted in Urban area, so that close contact are established with the every type of Industries in the District. To run the DIC , Faridkot office smoothly, other ministrial staff have also been posted in the DIC including  one Junior Assistant, One Steno, Three Clerk and Three Class IV employees.

 

PUNJAB BACKWARD CLASSES LAND DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE CORPORATION (BACK FINCO)

 

            The Punjab Government had established the BACKFINCO in 1976, with an object of uplifting the economic status of the Backward Classes of Punjab State. Loans are distributed by this Corporation on low rate of Interest for Self-employment Schemes. In 1992, the Indian Government had established National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (N.B.C.F.D.C.), with the cooperation of which, the schemes are being run for the Backward Classes. In year 1995, after the establishment of the National Minority Development & Finance Corporation (N.M.D.F.C.) Self-employment Schemes are being run for uplifting the status of the minority category (Sikh, Musalman, Christian, Parsi & Bodhi), with the cooperation of National Corporation.

Qualifications for obtaining loan:

            Any person of the Backward Classes or minority category declared by the Punjab Government or Indian Government respectively, who is having age between 18 years to 50 years, and having annual family income in rural areas below Rs. 39,500/- and in urban areas below Rs. 54,500/- is entitled to get the loan.

Mode of obtaining loan:

The person having above qualifications can get the prescribed form free of cost for getting loan from all the District Offices of the BACKFINCO in all the Districts. The following documents are essential to be attached with the loan form:-

i)          Backward Class Certificate from the Competent Authority and Affidavit duly attested regarding  income.

ii)         An affidavit duly attested regarding income of the concerned person belonging to Minority Classes (Sikh, Musalman, Christian, Parsian and Bodhi).

iii)        Guarantee of own or that of Gurantor’s Land/ House/ Plot for obtaining loan.

iv)        Three Photograph, duly attested, of the person willing to obtain loan.

Repayment of loan:

 

            The loan shall be repaid in 20 quarterly installments in 5 years. In case of non-payment of the loan in time, penal interest at the rate of 1% per month shall be charged on the remaining amount. The schemes run by the BACKFINCO, are as under:-

 

Details of Schemes Being Implemented in Collaboration of NBCFDC / NMDEC

 

A)    Hereditary or Non-Technical Nature Schemes:

Sr. No.

Nomenclature of Scheme

Unit Cost (in Rs.)

Rate of Interest

1

Dairy Farming – 3 Animals

50000/-

6%

2

Dairy Farming – 4 Animals

70000/-

6%

3

Poultry Farming

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

4

Vegetable Growing

30000/- to 50000/-

6%

5

Bee Keeping

30000/- to 50000/-

6%

6

Carpentry/ Furniture Shop/ Blacksmith Shop

50000/-

6%

7

Flour Mill / Kohlu

50000/-

6%

8

Auto Rickshaw

(Passengers/Goods Carriers)

50000/- to 10000/-

6%

9

General Store

(Karyana/Cattle/Poultry Feed)

50000/-

6%

10

Hardware Store

(Including Sanitary & Building Material, Iron etc.)

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

11

Cloth/Ready made Garments Shop

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

12

Books/Stationery Shop

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

13

Sale & Repair of Cycle

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

14

Photostat Machine

100000/-

6%

15

Tailoring

40000/-

6%

 

B)   Technical Nature Schemes:

16

Agricultural Implements (Fabrication)

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

17

Automobile Repair/Spare Parts Shop

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

18

Electronic/Electrical Sale & Repair

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

19

Internet Dhaba/Cyber Café

225000/-

6%

20

Fabrication Unit

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

21

Hosiery Unit

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

22

Small Scale Industrial Unit

(Includes Any Manufacturing Activity)

50000/- to 100000/-

6%

 

PUNJAB KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES BOARD

 

Punjab Khadi and Village Industries board is a statutory body created by an act of Parliament (No.40 of 1956). It is charged with the planning, promotion, organization and implementation of village industries in the rural areas. Now the Board is implementing   the scheme of  K.V.I.C. The name of the scheme is MARGIN MONEY SUBSIDY SCHEME. There is a district office of the Board in Room no.30, 3rd floor, District Administrative Complex, Faridkot. The head of the district office is a District Manager and to  assist him 1 District Inspector, 2 Demonstrators, clerk and peon. The Phone numbers of the District Manager are 98151-95955, 01765-251916(Off) and 0172-2662955(Resi)

Under this scheme, the entrepreneur is eligible for subsidy @ Rs. 25% upto 10 lacs and remaining upto 25 lacs @ Rs. 10% for general categories and @ Rs.30% upto 10 lacs and @ Rs. 10% upto Rs.25 lacs for entrepreneurs belongs to SC/BC/OBC/Minorities/Physical handicapped and women belonging to any category for setting up the village industry unit in rural area of the District. The Board sponsor the loan proposal to the concerned bank. The bank examines the loan proposal properly / thoroughly that the unit is economically viable. Then the bank intimates to the Board for the sanction / disbursement of loan to the applicant. The Board conduct the entrepreneur development programme training. The applicant submit the claim case through bank to the District Office of the Board. The district office verify the facts, proper utilization of loan and own contribution and recommend the MMSS claim to head office.

DEFINITION OF THE INDUSTRY:

It means any industry located in a rural (area) population of which does not exceed ten thousand as per the census of 1991. which produces any goods or renders any services with or without use of power and in which the fixed capital investment (in plant and machinery and land and building) per head of an artisan or a worker does not exceed 50 thousand rupees.

OWN CONTRIBUTION:

 The entrepreneur will invest @ 10% of the total cost of the project from source of income in general category cases and in reserved categories the entrepreneur will invest @5% of the total cost of the project

TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT:

 The total cost of the project is permissible upto 25 lacs.

BANK LOAN:

The bank will advance the 90% loan of the total cost of the project in general categories cases and 95 % in reserved categories cases

LIST OF VILLAGE INDUSTRIES:

Under the preview of KVIC at present, coming within the purview of the KVIC are: processing of cereals and pulse; ghani oil; village leather; cottage match; fireworks and agarbatti; gur and khandsari; palm gur; non-edible oils and soap; handmade paper; village pottery; bee-keeping; Fibre; blacksmithy; carpentry; manufacture and use of methane gas and manure; lime shell and other lime products; manufacture of shellac; collecting of forest plants and fruits for medicinal purposes; fruit processing and preservation; bamboo and cane work; manufacture of household utensils from aluminum ; gums and resins and manufacture of rubber goods

NEGATIVE LIST:

 

There is a negative list of industries which do not fall in the scheme as approved by the KVIC  as under:

 

1. Poultry farming

2. Fish  farming

3. Dairy farming

4. Piggery farming

5. Agriculture

6. Horticulture

7. Any industry which produced pollution.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF DOCUMENTS:

 

1.                  Application form

2.                  Latest 3 attested passport size photographs

3.                  Experience/ Technically know how certificate.

4.                  Proof  of site where unit is to be set up.(Owned/rented/leased)

5.                  3 attested copies of the ration card / voter' sidentity card / passport.

6.                  SC/BC/OBC/MINORITIES Certificate.

7.                  NOC from Sarpanch/ Lamberdar/ Patwari/ Tehsildar/ SDO

8.                  Project report

9.                  Map of shed/building with estimate of the cost of shed/building

(To be constructed)

10.             Quotation of machinery to be purchased

11.             Undertaking and affidavit / resident certificate

 

The specimen of forms are as under:

PUNJAB KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES BOARD

S.C.O. NO. 2429-30, SECTOR 22-C, CHANDIGARH

 

Application form for obtaining loan under Margin Money

Scheme of KVIC

 

To

The Branch Manager,                      

 

_________________________Bank,

 

_________________________

 

 

Sir,

 

      I want to avail loan to set up a unit under Margin Money Scheme of KVIC.

My particulars are as under:-

 

1.   Name                                                    :___________________________________

2.   Father/Husband’s Name             :___________________________________

3.   Occupation                                            :___________________________________

4.   Address:           (a)        Permanent        :___________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ____________________________________  

 

                               (b)       Present             :___________________________________

 

                                                                             ___________________________________

 

 

5.   Age                                                      :___________________________________

 

                                                             ___________________________________

 

 

6.   Qualification: (a) Academic          :___________________________________

                                                                 

 

___________________________________

 

 

7.   Experience                                            :___________________________________

 

  1. Whether belong to SC/ST/Minority Community/Ex-serviceman/Border Area Physically handicapped. If yes, proof be attached.__________________________

 

9.   Industrial/Service unit to be set up           :___________________________________

 

10.  Place where the unit to be set up            :___________________________________

 

11.  Annual income of the family                    :___________________________________

 

1.                   Funds required to set up the unit:

 

(i)         Shed and Building          : Rs.________________________________

 

(ii)         Machinery                     : Rs.________________________________

 

(iii)        Working capital  :           Rs.________________________________

 

                                                Total  Rs.____________________________

 

13.  Promoter’s Contribution                          : Rs________________________________          14.        Whether loan is availed from any other financial institutions, if yes, give details as under:-

 

      (a)        Name of the Institution                :___________________________________

 

      (b)        Amount                                     :___________________________________         

      (c)        Amount due if any                      :___________________________________

 

 

Date:                                                                                  Signature of the Applicant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation of Punjab khadi & Village Industries Board

 

 

      It is recommended that the above applicant may be sanctioned / disbursed financial assistance as under to set up a ________________unit under Margin Money Scheme of KVIC:

 

      (a)        For Shed                                   : Rs.________________________________

 

      (b)        For Machinery                           : Rs.________________________________

 

      (c)        Working Capital                         : Rs.________________________________

 

                                    Total                       : Rs.________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

       Signature with Stamp

 

       

        District Manager,

        Punjab Khadi Village Industries Board,

        _______________________________

 

 

 

Conditions:

 

1.                   The applicant is required to undergo 3 days EDP training after release of 1st installment but before release of working capital loan, he may be directed accordingly.

 

2.                   After the entire amount is released, subsidy claim in the prescribed proforma alongwith necessary certificates be sent to the Board through our District Officer, within 3 months positively.

 

 

 

2.         Residence proof certificate

 

RESIDENCE CERTIFICATE

 

I,    Certify  that  I    personally    know       Sh.____________________________ S/o    Sh.____________________________________ Village__________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

is    residing since ________________years.

 

 

 

                                                                              SARPANCH / LAMBARDAR

 

 

SITE WHERE UNIT PROPOSED IS TO BE SET UP

 

I,      Certify      that      Sh.______________________________________________ S/o Sh._____________________________________________ Address________________

_____________________________________________________________________

has    a    plot / shed   (Size________________  on Rented / leased / owned site)______________ in    this    village    (Name   of    Village)__________________

 

I    have    no    objection    if    above    entrepreneur to    set    up    a    unit                    of    (Name   of   Scheme________________ under ___________________________ industry

 

 

                                                                              SARPANCH / NAMBARDAR

 

UNDERTAKING

 

I___________________________________S/o______________________________ R/o_____________________________________P.O._________________________ TEHSIL__________________DISTRICT_________________________________do hereby     undertake     to     deposit    the     owned    contribution Rs._____________  in     the _____________________________Bank.

 

                                                                              SIGNATURE OF BENEFICERY

3.

AFFIDAVIT

1. ,………………….S/o / D/o / W/o Shri………………Age………years, permanent R/o   Village………………………P.O…………………..………….Distt…………….State………………

I, solemnly hereby declare that the information submitted to State Director Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Chandigarh /Member Secretary Punjab khadi & Village Industries, Board Chandigarh is correct in all respect upto the best of my knowledge and belief therein. Further hereby declare that:-

2. I am a prominent person of the Society and at present there is no liability pending against me for any Govt. Department/Cooperative Society and individual firms as well as there is no any trial pending or under consideration with crime or fraud against me. I am not in any Govt. Service.

3. I am applying for loan under margin Money Scheme of Khadi & V.I. Commission.

4. I will set up the unit under……………………Industry in the rural area certified by the revenue department / urban area having the population of less than 20,000 (Certificate attached) in the Village………………. P.O…………. Teh..………………….Distt……………………….State………………………

4. I will set up a new unit after getting loan from bank under Margin Money Scheme of KVIC and will not manipulate in any respect with the old unit.

5..i will abide completely the rules and regulations laid by the KVIC under the Margin Money Scheme.

6. I will allow and cooperate the KVIC officials to inspect my unit installed under Margin Money Scheme of KVIC and during the inspection if there is irregularity /deviation of funds or manipulation found by the KVIC then Commission will have every right and full authority to recover the Margin Money with interest provided to me.

7. I will use the loan amount under MMS for setting up the unit for which it is taken and I will not misutilise it.

8. I will submit the progress report of the unit to be set up under Margin Money/subsidy Scheme of KVIC regularly in time without fail.

9. That neither I or any member of joint family has business concern dealing in ______________________________Industry.

10. I will be fully responsible for any type of misutilisaton of the loan under margin money scheme of KVIC.

 

DATE:                                                                                 DEPONENT

                                                                                          SIGNATURE

WITNESSES:-                    

VERIFICATION

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3.         Format of Application form for credit facilities

 

FORMAT OF APPLICATION FOR CREDIT FACILITIES

UNDER KVIC REGP SCHEME

 

 

Date

Month

Year           

 

 

 

1.                                

                       

 

 

 

 

2.         Name of the Unit                                    :

 

3.         Constitution                               :

            (Please delete which are not applicable)

 

4.         Name of the Proprieter                :

            (In case of Co-op. Society/Regd Inst. Give the

            details of Managing Committee)

 

5.         Business Address                                  :

5.1        Regd. Adminstrative Office          :

 

 

 

                                                                                    Phone               :

                                                                                    Fax                   :

                                                                                    E-Mail               :          

 

5.2        Unit / Factory Address               :          

 

 

 

                                                                                    Phone               :

                                                                                    Fax                   :

                                                                                    E-Mail               :

 

6.         Background of the Proprietor/Partners/Directors  : Furnished detailed information in the DPR

 

7.         Name of Business House/Group if any  :

 

 

 

8.         Details Other Companies/Unites in the group   :

Other Companies / Units in the Group

          (Rs. In Lakh)

Name & Address of Company / Unit

Business

Equity

Reserves

Loans

Turnover

*P.B.T

**P.A.T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

* Profit before Tax                      ** Profit after Tax

 

 

8.1               How the activity was financed so far :  (To be filled up in case of existing unit only)

*Source of Funds

Security

Rate of Interest

Repayment per Month

Present O/s

(Rs. in ‘000)

Amount of Default

(if any)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.2        If the Unit is an ancillary one, undertaking to

which it is catering and its address                      :

 

 

 

 

8.3

 

Employment

 

Present

Proposed

Skilled welder/Fitter

 

 

 

Unskilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

9.         Project Details for Proposed New Unit                  :    Copy of detailed project report is enclosed.

            a.         Expansion / Mordenisation                      :

 

            b.         Setting up of New unit                            :

 

            c.         Activity for proposed new unit                  :          

 

            d.         Product / item proposed to undertake      :          

 

 

9.1        Capacity (Furnish the details of Installed capacity & production:        (No. in Units / Qty. in Kg./ Volume in Liter per annum)

           

Capacity is arrived at on the basis of

 

Days working on

 

Shift basis

Product and

By-product if any

Present Installed

Capacity

Maximum Prod. Achieved

Proposed installed Capacity of 1st Year

Maximum Prod. envisaged

 

 

 

       

 

             

 

9.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.3        State the manufacturing process in brief   :

 

 

 

 

 

9.4               Has the proposed process ever been tried in the

Country or newly adopter?                                  :

 

 

 

 

 

9.5        Technical Arrangements                         :

 

 

 

 

 

9.6          Describe arrangement for key Official

For managing the proposed unit                     :

Technical Manpower

 

Administrative Manpower

 

Accounting personnel

 

 

 

9.7

Particulars of Land

Existing

Proposed

Location of Land

 

 

Area of Land

 

 

Status of the Land

 

 

Nature of Land

 

 

Availability of Water

 

 

 

 

9.8.

 

Partulars of Building

7(Enclose the plan & Estimation for the Proposed Building)

Existing

Proposed

Area

Value in Rs

Status

Area

Value

Status

Factory Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancillary Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.9       

 

Plant and Machinery

Existing (Value in Rs.)

Proposed (Value in Rs.)

Indigenous

 

 

 

 

Imported

 

 

                                                                 (Enclose the plan layout of the existing plant and Machinery)

 

 

9.10      Raw Materials / Components

Req of Raw Material/Components/Chemicals

Qty. in Nos./Kgs/Ton

Rate /Nos./Kgs/tons

Value in Rs.

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

9.11      Utilities (Furnish details on requirement, availability, qualitative aspects etc.)

Particulars of Utilities

Contracted Load

In HP/KW/W

Connected Load

In HP/KW/W

Further requirement

In HP/KW/W

Power

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

Fuel

 

 

 

Other (Specify)

 

 

 

 

9.12      Environment Aspect of the Project           :

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.13      Requirement of Manpower for the Project      :

Particulars of Manpower

Total Requirement

Salary/Wages per month

Cost per Annum

Skilled welder/ Fitter

 

 

 

Unskilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

9.14      Schedule of Implementation   :                                   BAR CHART

Activates

Date of Commencement

Expected Date of Completion

a. Acquisition of Land

 

 

b. Development of Land

 

 

c. Civil Works for Factory/ Building

    Machinery/ Foundation etc.

 

 

d. Plant & Machinery Imported

    Indigenous

 

 

e. Arrangement for power

 

 

f. Arrangement for water

 

 

g. Errection of equipment

 

 

h. Commissioning

 

 

I. Procurement of Raw materials/

   Chemicals

 

 

k. Commercial Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.        Cost of Project                                                                                           (Rs. in ’000)

Sr. No.

Particulars

Already Incurred

To be Incurred

Total Cost

A

Land including Development

 

 

 

B

Building & Other Civil Works

 

 

 

C

Plant and Machinery

  1. Indigenous
  2. Imported

 

 

 

D

Furniture and Fixture

 

 

 

E

Testing equipment

 

 

 

F

Miscellaneous Fixed Assets

 

 

 

G

Errection and Installation Charges

 

 

 

H

Contingency

 

 

 

I

Preliminary & Pre-Op. Cost

 

 

 

J

Provision for

  1. Building
  2. Plant and Machinery
  3. Other Fixed Assets

 

 

 

K

Working Capital for one Operating Cycle

 

 

 

L

Total

 

 

 

 

11.        Means of Financing

 

Sr. No.

Particulars

Amount already

Raised

Amount Proposed

To be Raised

Total

A

Equity / Promoters Contribution

 

 

 

B

Reserves

 

 

 

C

Term Loans

 

 

 

D

Unsecured Loans and Deposits

(Indicate sources, roi, repayment etc.)

 

 

 

E

Deferred Payment

Arrangements including Suppliers credit

 

 

 

F

Subsidy Central Government / State Government.

 

 

 

G

Seed Capital

 

 

 

H

Internal Cash Accruals

 

 

 

I

Other Sources (Specify)

 

 

 

J

Total

 

 

 

 

11.1      In case internal accruals are taken as

            source of finance explain the basis of

            estimation of internal accruals     :

 

11.2      Indicate source from which expenditure

            already incurred has been financed          :

 

11.3            %age of Promoters contribution of the

total cost of Project                    :

 

12.        Marketing & Selling Arrangements of the Project  :

 

13.        Projected Profitability                             :           Projected Profitability Statement given in  the Detailed Project Report.

 

 

14.        Projected Cash Flow Statement              :           Projected Cash Flow Statement given in the

                                                                                    Detailed Project Report.

 

            %age of Cash Sales in Total Sales                      :

 

            Period in which payment is received

            In respect of Credit Sales                                    :

 

            Average Credit Available on Purchase      :          

 

 15.       Working Capital Required for the

            anticipated turnover                                :

 

16.        Repayment Programme                          :           Detailed Repayment Programme for Term

loan and working capital loan have been given in the DPR.

 

17.        Details of Securities to be Offered                        :

 

 

17.1      Primary ( Furnish details for term loan and

                        working capital loan separately)               :

 

 

17.2      Collateral, if any (details)                                    :

 

17.3      Details of Guarantor(s)   

1. Name                                                            :

            2. Residential Address                           :

           

 

3. Occupation                                        :

            4. Details of movable & immovable

                properties owned by him /her/other

                family members

 

            5. Details of any Other similar guarantees            :

                if any, given to other institutions

 

 

18.        Government Consents                            :

            (Give details of various licensees / consents required to be obtained form  various authorities for the proposed project)

 

 

19.                                                                             DECLARATION

 

I / We hereby declare that the information given herein before and the statements and Other papers enclosed are, to the best of our knowledge and belief, true and correct in all particulars   

 

Date     :

Place    :                                                                                   Signature of the Borrower

 

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

FARIDKOT CITY

            Punjab National Bank is No. 1 Bank of Faridkot Distt. It has three branches and one Extention Counter in Faridkot City. The Main branch of bank is near Jubilee Cinema. There are various schemes of Bank, which are given below: -

 

Deposit Schemes: -

 

  • Saving Fund Account
  • Current Account
  • Term Deposit Accounts
  • NRE Accounts
  • Recurring Deposit Scheme

 

Other Ancillary Services Provided are as under:-

  • Issue of Drafts
  • Safe Deposit Vault/Articles in Safe Custody.
  • Cash order
  • Rupee Traveler Cheques/ PNB Gift Cheques
  • Pension Payment
  • Credit Card

 

            Nomination Facility is available in all Deposit Accounts, Safe Deposit Vault, Articles Kept in Safe Custody.

 

Credit Facilities:

 

            Bank caters to the Credit needs of all segments comprising of Industry, Business and Services such as Large, Medium and Small Scale Industries, Trading, Housing, Education, Transport, Professional etc. Loans against Bank deposits, life insurance Polices, National Saving Certificates, Government Securities, Shares etc. are also available.

Bank also provides loans under Govt. sponsored schemes such as IRDP, PMRY, SJSRY, etc. Loan to Pensioners is also available under Pension scheme. 

HOUSEFED

 

          HOUSEFED is an important part of Cooperative Department. The Office of the District Manager HOUSEFED, Faridkot is situated at Harindera Nagar, Faridkot. There are twelve employees working in HOUSEFED under the supervision of District Manager HOUSEFED Faridkot. In Faridkot District there are two Sub-offices of HOUSEFED. One is in Faridkot City situated near IBP Petrol Pump, Bye Pass Talwandi Road, Faridkot, and other is in Kotkapura city situated near Thana Sadar, Kotkapura.

 

            HOUSEFED Institute started in Punjab State from 1970. HOUSEFED provides loans in Urban & Rural areas for construction of new houses. Three Houses building Cooperative Societies are working in Urban Areas and two in Rural. The Loan limit is upto 5 Lakh.

 

            The Rate of interest is 9.75% upto Rs. 2.00 Lakh Loan and 11% above Rs.2.00 Lakhs. The Loan is repayable in 60 Quarterly installments.

 

URBAN LOAN:

 

HOUSEFED provides Urban Loan where Municipal Committee Approved the Maps. The Loanee has to mortgage the plot in the favour of HOUSEFED.

 

RURAL LOAN:

 

HOUSEFED also provides loan in Rural Areas. This loan is given to the Loanee against the mortgage of cultivated land. The rate is as under:-

 

                        Chai Land      =          Rs. 1,35,000/- Per Acre

                        Barani Land   =          Rs. 67,500/- Per Acre.

 

LOAN FOR ADDITION OF HOUSES:

 

            For this Purpose the loan limit is Rs. 1.00 Lakh. This Loan is repayable in 33 quarterly installments. The Rate of interest of this loan is 1% above from other Loan.

 

Required document for Loan in Urban Area:

 

1) Original Registry

2) Approved Map from Committee

3) Non encumbrance Certificate

4) Estimate Amount

5) Affidavit

6) Proof of Age (Ration Card)

7) Three Photographs

 

Required document for Loan in Rural Area:

 

1)     Fard Zamibandi (Proof of Land Ownership)

2)     Girdawari of two years.

3)     Patwari Certificate.

4)     No-encumbrance Certificate.

5)     Estimate &Map.

6)     Affidavit. 

7)     Proof of Age.

8)  Three Photographs.

 

PUNJAB SCHEDULED CASTES LAND DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE CORPORATION

                                                                                                                           

 

            The District Field office of the Punjab Scheduled Castes Land Development & Finance Corporation, is situated in Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhawan, Faridkot. The Head of this office is the District Manager. This corporation which came into existence on 18-01-1971, is helping the people of the scheduled castes of Punjab continuously in order to start any new business; to start profession, to increase income and for the improvement of their economic condition through the below mentioned schemes by providing the loan on less rate or by providing the loan alongwith subsidy:

 

1) LOAN THROUGH BANK:

 

The persons belonging to the scheduled castes, who are desirous of starting business/profession, are given loans upto  Rs. 35,000/- through Banks. Out of this 50% or Rs. 10,000/- club is less, is given as subsidy by the corporation.

 

Conditions for loan:

 

a)                 Income: The family income of the beneficiary per annum should be below the poverty line and his name should be entered in the B.P.L Survey got conducted by the Government in August, 2002.

b)                 The conditions regarding the bank rate of interest & recovery, shall be as per the Bank loans.

c)                 Mode of Availing Loan: After obtaining the loan application form free of cost from the District Manager, after getting attested from the Municipal Commissioner or Councilor, in the cities, from the Sarpanch or Member Panchayat in villages, are to be submitted in the District Manager's Office. If there is any Yellow card then after getting it renewed, it's  attested photo copy be attached with the form. Besides this, an affidavit for not having taken loan or financial assistance from any Government/Semi. Government agencies is also required to be submitted.

 

B)        DIRECT LOAN SCHEME:

 

Under this scheme, loan from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 3 Lacs is given for starting any business/profession, but this loan is given in case of availability of funds only.

 

Conditions of Loan 

 

a)                 There is no limit of income for this scheme.

b)                 The loan applications are available free of cost from the District Manager's office. The form after completion, accompanied by Three Passport size Photographs, attested copy of Scheduled Caste Certificate is necessary to be submitted to the District Manager.

c)                  Security of any immovable property equivalent to the amount of loan, is necessary. For this purpose Valuation certificates can be issued by the Revenue Authority (Patwari, Tehsildar) in Rural Areas, Section officer or Executive Officer of the Municipal Council in urban area. This security can be furnished by any other person in place of the beneficiary.

d)                 The rate of interest is from 3% to 8% per annum.

e)                 This loan is to be repaid within the time given by the corporation in sanction letter/mortgage deed's terms & conditions, otherwise 5% penal interest is charged.

 

C)        LOAN SCHEME FOR HIGHER EDUCATION:

 

Loan is given for Higher education of Degree, Diploma and M.B.B.S., B.D.S. Veterinary, Engineering, Architecture, M.S.C. of agriculture.

 

Conditions for Loan:

a)                 Mode of availing loan is as per direct loan scheme.

b)                 Under this scheme Rs. 10,000/- per annum, shall be paid in annual installments for full period of education/course.

c)                  The recovery shall be affected in 42 monthly installments after one year of completion of the course.

 

D)        LOAN SCHEME FOR PURCHASE OF LAND:

 

This loan is provided for purchases of land for agriculture.

 

Conditions for Loan:

a)                 The mode of availing loan is as above.

b)                 Mortgage of the land to be purchased, in favor of the corporation is to be effected. 

c)                  The loan is repaid in half yearly installments in 15 years. In case of non-deposit of the installments in time, 5% penal interest is charged.
 

CHAPTER-8

                                            

DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE

(SECONDARY EDUCATION) FARIDKOT

 

            The District level office of this department is situated at the ground-floor of Mini Secretariat, Faridkot. The District level officer of this department is called District Education Officer (Secondary Education), / D.E.O. (Sen. Sec.) This office holds the supervision of all the Middle/High Senior Secondary Schools of the District. The main aim of this department is to provide good education and to make students responsible citizen of the Country and to make them economically self-sufficient.

 

            To assist the D.E.O. (Sen. Sec.) certain other officers, like Deputy D.E.O., Administrative Officer, Three Superintendents, other Ministerial staff, Assistant Education Officer (Sports), District Guidance Councilor, and Vocational Co-ordinator are appointed.

 

ORGANISATION:

 

The District has 30 Govt. Senior Secondary School, which are administered by the Principals. There are 43 Govt. High Schools in the District, which are administered by Head-master/Head mistress. The district has 81 Govt. Middle School, which are managed by the Senior Teachers, but the drawing and disbursing powers and other administrative powers of these Middle schools are given to Head/Principal of the near-by school, and that person is called Head of the Complex School.

 

            The Humanities Group/Arts has been introduced in 29 schools, out of 30 Govt. Senior secondary Schools. Medical/Non-medical group have been introduced in eight Govt. senior Secondary  Schools, 8 Govt. Senior Secondary Schools have vocational groups and 5 Govt. Senior Secondary Schools provide education in commerce group.

 

            According to information dated 30-9-2004, all 154 Govt. Schools have 1825 sanctioned posts of teachers and 32155 students are studying in these schools. There are 8 Govt. aided Senior secondary/High/Middle Schools in the District. 30 schools are un-aided recognized schools. 18 schools. 18 schools are affiliated with different boards.

 

DISTRICT SCIENCE SUPERVISOR:

 

            District Science Supervisor is responsible to inspire science education and hold science competitions among the students. Director Science education Institute Punjab Chandigarh organises exhibitions and Science Saminars at Tehsil, District, State and National level by giving special themes through this office and the District science Supervisor. Different types of Quiz Competitions are held for the students and teachers. The successful participants are honoured with certificates and Mementoes.

 

ASSISTANT EDUCATION OFFICER (GAMES) A.E.O.:

 

            The Assistant Education Officer (Sports), to encourage, sports and physical education among students, hold supports competition with the co-operation of DPE’s and PTI’s of the District under the guidance of D.E.O. (Secondary). The tournaments of different games are held in summer season and winter season for different age groups of boys and girl's i.e. under-14 unde-r-17 and under-19. These tournaments at the regional level, District Level, Inter District (State), and after that National level are held for the participation of sports students.

 

DISTRICT RESIDENCE COUNCILOR (CARRIER GUIDANCE):

 

            District Guidance councilor is responsible for giving vocational training and guidance to the students of 6th to 12th class students, so that they may be able to get self employed, after completing their studies. Vocational guidance is imparted to the teachers by holding seminars time to time. The Teachers are encourage established carrier guidance corners in their respective schools. The guidance corners functioning in various schools provide information received from employment department through publication in the Newspapers and periodical.

Vocational Co-Ordinate (Vocational training)

 

            Under the Vocational scheme Mechanical Engineering, electrical Engineering, Secretariat Practice, Radio T.V. and Computer Technique is imparted in the 8 Senior Secondary Schools, of the Faridkot District at the secondary level. Similarly the 6 Govt. High Schools provide Radio Mechanic, Motor Mechanic and Carpantary education of the elementary stage to the students of 6th to 8th class. Vocational Co-Ordinator is incharge of this vocational guidance for the District level.

 

 

 

 

 

WELFARE SCHEMES:

 

            Students belongs to scheduled casts and Back ward classes are given different types of stipends received as grant from the Government. Scheduled Caste students are provided with free books. The wards of those parents who do scavenging are given stipends. The poor and Brilliant students and students belong to schedule castes are given merit Scholar-ships and sports scholarships. All these schemes are connected with the welfare Department of Punjab Govt. This Office always delivers to implements  these welfare schemes in toto.

 

DETAILS OF WELFARE SCHEME:

 

Free books of to S.C. Students: Free books are provided to the students belonging to Scheduled Caste, by the Punjab Govt. through Welfare Department without any income limit to the parents. These books are provided to the students through schools Heads by the Welfare Department at the start of Academic Session i.e. April/May.

 

STATE EDUCATION WELFARE SCHEME:

 

Under this scheme stipends are given to the S.C./B.C. Students of 6th to 12th class. Boy Students from 6th to 12th class are given stipends at the rate of 30/- per month and girls students at the rate of 40/- per month. The students of 9th and 10th class are given stipends on basis of marks obtained in the 8th class. First divisioner students are given Rs.75/- per month and second divisioner Rs. 60/- per month and third divisioner Rs.50/- per month. The rate of stipends for B.C. Students of 10+1 is fixed at the rate of Rs.50/- per months and 10+2 B.C. students @ 20/- per months.

 

S.C. BRILLIANT SCHEME:

 

Under  this scheme those students who get Ist, IInd  and IIIrd position, in 5th, 8th and 10th class in their respective blocks get stipends at the rate of Rs.100/- per month.

 

SPECIAL GRANT TO S.C. (GIRLS):

 

Under this scheme the S.C. Girls of higher classes i.e. 10+1 and 10+2 are given stipends at the rate of Rs. 50/- per month.

 

POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME:

 

To inspire higher education after Matric examination among S.C. students of 10+1 and 10+2 are given maintenance allowance is given @  Rs.90/- per month and for examination fee other funds are paid @ Rs.158/- per Students.

 

S.C. SPORTS STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME:

Under this Scheme S.C. Sports students of 5th, 8th and 10th class, who get Ist second and third place in the Block level and Zonal level tournaments (Kabaddi, Zimanistic, Kho-Kho, Athletics, 100 meter, 400 meter, long jump, high jump) are given scholarship @ Rs.25/- per month total Rs. 300/- as annual scholarship in the next class i.e. 6th, 9th and 10+1.

 

SCAVANGERS SCHEME:

 

The students whose parents do scavenging also provided stipend to encourage their study.

 

SOCIAL EVILS AND MISCELLANEOUS:

 

            Students and teachers of education Departments play an important role in compaign launched against social evils. Such as the compaign against intoxication, launched by District Red Cross Society, under the able guidance of Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, compaign against aids, Puls polio, increasing population, and pollution launched by Health Department and compaign grow more trees, keeping in view the importance of Van Maha-Utasav and the compaign to prevent road accidents and create awareness for traffic rules. This Office effectively co-ordinates with every department in the compaigns to create awareness among the public.

 

DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE (ELEMENTARY)

 

 

            This department administers and manages the Elementary Schools in the district. District Education Officer (Elementary) is the Head of the Department. One Deputy District Education officer is there to assist him. District Education Office, Faridkot is located on the ground floor of the Mini Secretariat, Faridkot.

            Total number of Elementary Schools in the district is 220. The number of teachers in the Elementary Schools is as under:

 

            1.         J.B.T. Teachers                     :           925

            2.         B.A., B.Ed.                             :           01

            3.         Head Teachers                     :           143

            4.         Centre Head Teachers         :           27

                        Total                                       :           1096

 

            Head Teacher is the head at the school level, Centre Head is the head at the centre level and 8-10 schools work under the Centre Head. He/She is to inspect the schools under him from time to time. The information being sought by the department is to be collected from different schools. He/She is to attend Block Level meetings at Block Primary Education Officer’s office. B.P.E.O. is the In-charge of administration at Block Level. 30-50 Schools are under the administrative control of B.P.E.O. To coordinate and control the activities relating to education of children and problems of students are solved at block level. Those problems which are not solved at B.P.E.O. level are sent to District Education Office. At District level District Education Officer is the overall Head of all the elementary schools. Apart from the 220 Government schools, DEO has to control the Recognized and Un-recognized Schools within the district. He/she always tries his/her best to solve the problems at his own level on priority basis. He/she has the full powers to hear all types of complaints of Administrative nature and other types of complaints. The complaints not settled/solved at district level are sent to the Director, Elementary Education for proper redressels.

 

Running Schemes:

 

a)         Presence stipend is given to the Scheduled caste students by the Department who are studying in the Elementary Schools:

b)         Free books are provided to the Scheduled caste students who are studying in Ist to 5th standard.

c)         Mid-day meal scheme is in force in the district to address the drop out problem at elementary level.

 

The Villagers who have any problem regarding education/ less number of teachers or the Government facilities provided to the schools/ shortage of school building and other complaints regarding education in the schools of the district are brought to the notice of the head of the school, if the problem could not be solved at his/her level the problem is routed to this office through B.P.E.O.s. All complaints are dealt with properly and on priority basis. Those problems which  

 

GOVT. IN-SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE, FARIDKOT

 

 

WORKING DETAILS OF THIS INSTITUTE:

            Running under the Guidance of Education Department, Punjab, this Office is situated on the Circular road. In-service seminars are held here of the middle, high and senior secondary school Teachers in different subjects as English, Science, Maths, Punjabi, Hindi, Social Studies, Physical Education and Art and Craft. Here Teachers are trained according to the directions of National council for Education, Research and Training (N.C.E.R.T.) New Delhi and (State Council for Education, Research and Training (S.C.E.R.T. ) Punjab, Chandigarh. This Institution stimulates Interest in subjects like Population Education, Environment Education and its importance, Environment Pollution and its effects, Vocational Education. National integration. Matter is discussed at length with the seminarians on topics like child centered education, School Planning and management, awareness against copying and best methods for examination. Humble steps are taken by this Institute to create teaching feelings in the teachers so that working according to the needs of society; they may create a good social structure. More than 600 teachers are trained in the seminars every year.

            Under the scheme of S.S.A. 846 upper primary teachers are trained for 20 days (with active participation of teachers) in T.L.M, discipline, tension, guidance and counseling, first aid, Handicapped children, bad effects of drugs, moral education. In addition to this 2 day training in accounts is given to 2 members of Rural Education Devolvement Committees.

            From district Moga, Mukatsar and Faridkot More than 1500 teachers of different subjects are trained in 9 days in-service seminars, which are 30 in total. 5 days workshops are also held in addition to above said seminars. This process continues through out the year. More details and any other related information can be had from: 01639-253278.

 

CHAPTER-9

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

The following services are offered by the Police as part of its public interface. A Community Policing Resource Centre (CPRC) is also functioning in the office of SSP as part of this public interface

 

1. VERIFICATION CELL:

 

Working as part of Security Branch.

 

·              Passport Verifications.

·              Service Verifications.

·              Arms Licence Verifications.

·              Police Clearance Certificates.

 

2. FOREIGNERS CELL:

 

Registration of Foreigners and rendering help  to them.

 

3. WOMEN’S CELL:

 

Deals with women’s issues and   makes efforts to settle matrimonial disputes. A women’s helpline is also installed in CPRC with telephone no. 251290.

 

4. COMPLAINTS CELL:

 

Deals with redressal of public grievances.

 

5. TRAFFIC ASSISTANCE:

 

A traffic assistance cell is functioning in CPRC with telephone number 251078.

 


 

CHAPTER-10

 

DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER, FARIDKOT,

AT FOREST OFFICE, MUKTSAR

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

            In the last year of 2003-04, in order to make Punjab green region,, saplings were planted in vacant places with the help of Panchyats, clubs, different departments, schools and colleges. In the current year of 2004-05, under National Green Corps Program, it has been decided to plant more saplings in the land of abovesaid institution for making Punjab more lush.  This work will start in last week of July 2005, with the advent of raining season, which is a proper time for plantation. These saplings will be prepared in nurseries of district Faridkot and will be supplied from the  near most nursery. For production of these saplings, Rs.280800/- are required to be released to Forest Department till may 2004, in order to prepare sapling in time. Following is the plan for preparation of saplings :-

1.

Time of Plantation of saplings

July/August 2004

2.

 

Name of Department where saplings

 are to be planted.

 

a)

Number of plantation 

10000

b)

Area of plantation Panchyati 

50000

c)

Number of plantation land of Govt. Deptt. Total expenditure  on plantation as Rs.3.51      per sapling.

10000

 

3)

Management of saplings

Different departments of Punjab Govt. are to incur 1% of Budget as per Govt. Instructions. So This expenditure is made from the budget Above said Departments will bear expenditure of plantation and maintenance.    

 

4)

Evaluation and monitoring of plantation.

Forest Dept. will make evaluation and monitoring the plantation in month of Oct. 2004, Jan.2005 and April 2005 and report thereof will be submitted to Deputy Commissioner.  

 

         

 

 

DISTT.TREASURY OFFICE, FARIDKOT

 

 

Distt.Treasury is situated on the Mall Road, Thandi Sarak at Faridkot. Under this office, one Sub Treasury is working at Jaitu. The detail of work, which is being by this office is as following:

 

1. PAYMENT OF SALARIES:

 

The salary bills of all D.D.O.’s is passed in time by this office without any delay.  All problems of the DDO’s solved and settled in time at the spot by the Distt.Treasury Officer.

 

2. PAYMENT OF PENSION TO THE PENSIONERS:

 

Payment of regular pension & arrears of pension had been made in time to the pensioners, but now all payments of pensioners except Freedom Fighters,Pb has been transferred to bank and paid by the bank self.

 

However, the payments of Freedom Fighters of Punjab are made in time without any delay by this office. All Pension documents of the pensioners are transferred by this office in time to the concerned Banks.

 

All problems of pensioners are solved and settled in time or at the spot after satisfaction of the pensioners.

 

3. FACILITIES  TO THE PENSIONERS:

 

All such facilities, those are necessary for pensioners has been provided to the pensioners, such as a cooler for water,sperate ward for rest, separate bath room/toilet, desert cooler /fans and  one peon is also provided for look after of the pensioners.

 

4. SALES OF STAMPS/REVENUE STAMPS:

 

All kinds of Govt.Stamp Papers are provided to the stamp vendors and also sold on counter to the Public directly. Revenue Stamps are also sold to the public by this office,

 

Except from above all kinds of bills as grant-in-aid,P.L.A payments are also passed in time and payments made through Treasury cheques to the concerned persons/ DDO’s.

 

INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, DISTRICT BRANCH, FARIDKOT

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS AT A GLANCE:

 

The Faridkot District Branch of Indian Red Cross Society was established in the year, 1972. The branch has achieved many distinctions at the State as well as National Level.It has made outstanding achievements in many fields relating to the welfare of needy women,children, old people,disabled persons and poor patients. The 'Society' has set up a number of income generating projects to ensure regular funds for its various activities and welfare projects. Due to this self supporting approach, the 'Society' has been able to maintain the exisiting projects/programmes. New special projects such as construction of Multipurpose Institute for disabled children of different categories, up gradation of Artificial Limb centre have been taken up during the year under report. The details of activities and achievements of the branch in brief are given below:-

 

WELFARE ACTIVITIES AND RELIEF WORK:

 

The branch is providing free medical help to the poor and needy patients and also to the deserving cases. The details of medical assistance provided under different categories is given below:-

 

a) Medical Help for Treatment of T.B.Patients:

 

The Red Cross workers introduced a programme during Dec., 1999 to adopt T.B.patients for free treatment under their direct observation. The weekly group meeting are being regularly held under the supervision of Chairperson,Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section,Faridkot in the premises of G.G.S.Medical Hospital,Faridkot to ensure proper and regular treatment of T.B.patients. During the year under report 175 T.B. patients were adopted for free medical tretment out of which 69 T.B. patients have been fully cured and 84 T.B. patients are under treatment under this programme. The branch spent an amount of Rs.2,14,707/-during the year for the treatment of deserving T.B.ptients for treatment under their supervision and members have contributed and spent an amount of Rs.16,685/-on the treatment of patients.

 

b) Medicines to Indoor needy patients:

 

The members of the Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section visit the indoor patients on every Thursday. The members give sympathetic hearing to the problems of the patients and medicines are provided on the spot to needy patients.

 

c) Medical Care of Accident Cases:

 

 

The 'Social Workers' of the 'Society' always take lead in attending the accident cases, besides providing other necessary help free medicines are provided to the needy patients during such emergency situation. The 'Society' provided medicines amounting to Rs.4,09,151/-during the year under report.

 

d) Financial Assistance:

 

            Fianancial assistance, sewing machines, blanckets and cloths are provided to need deserving people.

 

e) Grant-in-aid to other Welfare Institution:

 

            The branch is playing the role of a co-ordinating agency at the District level for the welfare programme and activities in the District Different departments/Institutions which help in promoting the welfare activities of Red Cross were provided assistance to the tune of Rs.3,17,560/-                       

 

BLOOD DONATION PROGRAMMES:

 

A District Blood Transfusion Council exisits at the District level with the Deputy Commissioner as its Patron. During the year under report 255 units of blood were collected through 9 camps and an amount of Rs.3000/-was spent on the voluntary blood donation programme.

 

District Red Cross Society provides donor certificates and donor cards to every blood donor in the District. A target for the collection of 1000 units of blood has been fixed for the next year.

 

RED CROSS MEDICAL STORES:

 

1-  Civil Hospital, Faridkot                                       -     Day Shift

2-  G.G.S.Medical College Hospital,Faridkot        -     Day & Night Shift

3-  Civil Hospital, Kotkapura                                    -     Day & Night Shift

 

RED CROSS SPECIAL ROOMS:

 

A diagnostic room was constructed for Dental Department of the Civil Hospital during the year,1985 at the cost of Rs.60,000/-only. Two  special  rooms  have been  constructed  at  the  cost of Rs.2,00,000/-(Two Lacs only) for the convenience of patients and attendants in Civil Hospital, Faridkot.

 

AMAR ASHRAM:

 

Red Cross Amar Ashram was opened for the public during 1987. It provides facilities for Social, Cultural, Marriage, Receptions and Religious functions. The project is unique one and it provides many amenities under one roof.The Amar Ashram Complex has now been allotted for management purpose to the private party w.e.f. Sept. 2000.

 

BHOJAN BHANDARS & CANTEENS:

 

The District Red Cross Branch,Faridkot is running Bhojan Bhandars and Canteens at various places in the district to provide food and refreshment to visitors at reasonable rates:-

 

1-   Bhojan Bhandar, Distt.Courts, Faridkot.

2-   Canteen G.G.S.Medical College Hospital, Faridkot.

3-   Red Cross Bhojan Bhandar, New Grain Market, Kotkapura.

4-   Red Cross Canteen, Civil Hospital, Faridkot.

5-   Train Restaurant, Kotkapura Road, Faridkot.

6-   Canteen,Mini Secretariat, Faridkot.

7-   Red Cross Canteen, Civil Hospital, Kotkapura.

9-   Canteen at Red Cross Bhawan, Faridkot.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS' WELFARE CLUBS AT FARIDKOT, KOTKAPURA

SADIQ AND JAITU

 

The Distt.Red Cross Branch was the first NGO to start a Senior Citizens' Day Care-cum-Welfare  Club  from the year,1989. The 'Society' spent an amount of Rs.1.50 lacs during the year,1988 on theconstruction of club building near Red Cross Amar Ashram. This building was further extended at the cost of Rs.2.50 lacs during the year,2000-2001. Later, the Central Government sanctioned grant for four Day Care Centres during March,2000 and under the scheme, four Senior Citizens' Day Care Centres have been set up at Faridkot, Kotkapura, Sadiq and Jaitu. The Day Care Centres are arranging the programmes and activities for the welfare of Senior Citizens. Besides, medical check up,the Day Care Centres have set up facilities such as Indoor Games, Library, Canteen etc. These 'Centres' are now being run on the monthly subscription of the members of the club. The organisational structure of the clubs are as under:-

 

a)  RED CROSS SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY CARE-CUM-WELFARE CLUB,FARIDKOT:

 

     *   Sh.R.S.Dhaliwal.                         - President

     *   Sh.Pushkar Nath                          - Secretary

     *   Number of Members                        94

 

b) RED CROSS SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY CARE-CUM-WELFARE CLUB,KOTKAPURA:

 

     *   Sh.Ranjit Singh Kanwal                   - President

     *   Sh.Ranjit Singh                                    - Secretary

     *   Number of Members                        64

 

c)  RED CROSS SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY CARE-CUM-WELFARE CLUB,SADIQ:

 

     *   Sh.Jugraj Singh                          - President

 

     *   Sh.Mukhtiar Singh                      - Secretary

 

     *   Number of Members                        42

 

d)  RED CROSS SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY CARE-CUM-WELFARE CLUB,JAITU:

 

     *   Sh.Arjun Singh Azad                    - President

 

     *   Sh.Pyare Lal                                - General

                                                                Secrertary

     *   Number of Members                        72

 

SENIOR CITIZENS' HOME:

 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India has sanctioned a 'Home' for the elder persons. This home was set up in a rented building during May,1999. At present 22 old persons have been accommodated in the home. Free food,medicines,clothes and entertainment facilities are being provided. Some income generating activities such as kitchen gardening, bee-keeping etc.have also been started. Some special occasions and national festivals are regularly celebrated in the 'Home' to cheer up the inmates.

 

RED CROSS 15-BEDDED DE-ADDICTION & REHABILITATION HOSPITAL:

 

This Hospital started as Drug Awareness, Counselling and Assistance Centre during December,1992 with grant-in-aid received from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India, New Delhi. The Govt.of India upgraded this centre to 15-Bedded De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre w.e.f.1.6.2000 and during the year, 2003-2004 the total 5582 cases were registered and 3397 cases were detoxified. To  minimise  the  drop  out  cases,  we  are  planning  to  set up 'Group  Counselling  and  Rehabilitation' cells  in the villages with the help of Youth Clubs, Gram Panchayats and Social Workers for this purpose.

 

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS FITTING CENTRE:

 

A Limbs Fitting Centre started functioning from May,1992 with the financial  Assistance of Rs.15 lacs by Punjab Mandi Board, Chandigarh. An  amount  of  Rs.5 lacs  was spent on the establishment of 'Centre'. During the year, 2003-2004, total 151 Tricycles, 165 Artificial Limbs and Calipers, 223 Hearing  Aids and 43 Crutches etc. were provided at the  cost  of Rs.11,37,508/- The 'Centre' caters to the needs of handicapped persons in the District Faridkot, Ferozepur, Moga, Muktsar, Bathinda and Mansa.

 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India has sanctioned Rs.10 lacs for providing Aids & Appliances to handicapped persons in the District during 2003-2004. The Distt., Branch conducted a  survey  of  disabled  persons  in  the  district during March,1998. Special medical and measurement camps will be organised in the district to provide aid and appliances to the eligible disabled persons.As per the available  data about 80% of the eligible handicapped persons have already  been covered under the scheme. Efforts will be made to ensure 100% coverage of the district under the scheme.

 

UPGRADATION OF THE ARTIFICIAL LIMBS FITTING CENTRE:

 

Punjab Mandi Board has provided a grant of Rs.5 lacs for the up gradation of the centre. The required machines, tools and equipments have been installed under the supervision of Endolite India Limited to provide prosthetic and orthotic products of   the   high quality at   reasonable cost. An amount of Rs. 4.5 lacs has so far been spent on the upgradation of the centre.

 

SCHOOL FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN:

 

A school for the Mentally Retarded Children has been set up during December,1998 at Red Cross Bhawan, Faridkot under the scheme of Central Government. 51 children with mental disability are receiving education and  training  in  the  school. Special education facilities including vocational  training  are  available  under  the supervision of Special Educators. The children are also being provided vocational training in candle  making,  canning, file making  and  book binding.

 

SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED:

 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India, has sanctioned grant-in-aid for setting up and continuation of a special school for the blind children.This school started functioning w.e.f.May,1999  at  Red Cross Bhawan, Faridkot. The Central Govt, has again sanctioned grant-in-aid amounting to Rs.3,59,100/-for continuation of this school for the year, 2003-2004. Special Teaching and Training facilities in Braille reading and writing, Vocal  and  Instrumental  music  and vocational training in canning  and  candle  making are available. The Special Educators are imparting education  to  the blind  children. 33 visually handicapped students are studying  in  the  school. It  has been planned to start  Braille Library, Audio Recording Centre,Touch and Tell Lab, Toy Bank and Special Sports equipments  in  the  school  in the coming year. A Computer  aided  teaching has also introduced during the year.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE:

 

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,Govt.of India has also  sanctioned a Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre during the year,1998-99 at the cost of Rs.11 lacs(appox.). This 'Centre' has been set up in the G.G.S.Medical College Hospital,Faridkot with latest equipments such as computerised Pelvic Traction Machine,Ultra Sound Therapy Unit, CPM Lower Limb,Interfrential Therapy Unit, Wax Bath Machine,Short way Diathermy and various other machinical physiotherapy items.This 'Centre' is functioning under the supervision of  qualified Physiotherapists.

 

Number of new Physiotherapy items such as Laser Therapy Shortway Diathermy,Electric Massager etc.have been added in the'centre'

 

MULTIPURPOSE   SPECIAL  SCHOOLS  FOR  MENTALLY   CHALLENGED,        HEARING IMPAIRED, VISUALLY HANDICAPPED & VOCATIONAL TRAINING &  REHABILITATION INSTITUTE, FARIDKOT.

 

Hon'ble Capt.Amarinder  Singh,  Chief  Minister, Punjab laid the foundation  stone  of  the  Institute  on his visit to Faridkot on 22nd Sept., 2003  on  the  occasion of Baba Farid Aagman Purb. The Institute is  being established by the Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch, Faridkot  for  the  children  of  different  disabilities. The salient features of the institute are as under:-

 

The multipurpose institute for the special children has been based on the concept of Cross Disability Education & Training of the Disabled  Children. This  institute  comprises  four blocks each for Mentally  Challenged,  Visually  Handicapped,  Hearing  Impaired and Vocational  Training  &  Rehabilitation blocks. Each block will have the facilities of 10 classrooms, one principal office, one activity/ hobby  room,  medical  assessment  and  psychology assessment room, computer room and vocational halls. The block for Hearing Impaired Children  will have additional facilities of sound proof rooms and speach therapy rooms. The school for Visually Handicapped Children will have separate Music Room, Audio Recording Room, Braille Press, Medical Assessment, Library, Touch & Tell Museum-cum-Lab.

 

     The fourth component of this project will be Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre. This centre will provide facility of Occupational  Therapy,  Physiotherapy, Speech  Therapy, Vocational Work Shop etc. The Special Schools will also make use of Amusement Park & Cultural Complex for day to day activities for the disabled children. Total  cost of first phase is Rs.One Crore. The different facilities such as Hydrotherapy, Pool, Horticultural Park, Botanical Garden and Fish Aquarium will also be added in the IInd phase. The facility for different  sports  such as Football, Volleyball, Cycling, Athletics, Table Tennis, Cricket etc.will also made available.

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL TRUST ACT-1999 IN DISTT.FARIDKOT:

 

The District Administration has been making sincere efforts for the  implementation of the Act. Number of  steps  have been taken to create  awareness  regarding   the  provisions  of the Act. Suitable facilities  have  been created for the persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities under the scheme of  National  Trust, New Delhi. The  following projects have already been initiated for the welfare of disabled persons.

 

1. Formation of Local Level Committee:

 

A Local Level Committee was constituted in the District w.e.f. 9th April,2001. The activities and projects of the committee are reviewed in the monthly meetings.

 

a)    Awareness Camps:

 

      It organizes awareness camps.

 

b)    Information and Assistance Centres:

     

Ten Information and Assistance Centres were set up in the schools of rural and urban areas. Principal/Heads of the schools were made the  incharge  of these centres after giving one day orientation training.

 

c) Guardianship Certificates:

    

Local Level Committee, Faridkot issues guardianship certificates to disabled persons.

 

PROJECTS UNDER NATIONAL TRUST:

 

The Faridkot District Branch of Indian Red Cross Society was got registered  with  the National Trust, New Delhi during June,2001. The 'Society' has  established the following projects under the scheme of National Trust:-

 

 

 

a)     Respite Home:

 

The Distt.Red Cross Branch, Faridkot has set up a 'Relief and Rehabilittion Institute'under the Relief and Reach scheme of National Trust, New Delhi. The Institute  provides  long  terms  residential facilities  to  21  and  early  intervention  to  2 disabled persons/ children.

 

FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE HOME:

 

i-   Boarding Lodging

ii-  Special Education and Language Training

iii- Occupational and Physiotherapy

iv-  Psychological Assessment

v-  Vocational Training

vi-  Art and Cultural Training

vii- Yoga, Sports and Games.

 

     b)       Care Givers Training:

 

               National Trust, New  Delhi has sanctioned a second project under Care Givers Training Scheme. A Training of 10(Ten) Care Givers started w.e.f.15th July,2002 and completed upto 15th January,2003. These trained persons  are now offering their services at the 9 Information and Assistance  Centres  already  set up in the towns and villages of the District, Faridkot. As such, these centres have  provided help to 537 disabled children/persons during the year under report and an amount of Rs.19851/-has been spent for this purpose.

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF SUPPORTED GUARDIANSHIP SCHEME:

 

National Trust, New Delhi sanctioned the scheme to provide financial assistance to the families of severly disabled children/ persons. The  scheme  was  inaugurated  by  S.Joginder  Singh  Mann, Cabinet  Minister, Social  Security  and  Women & Child Development, Punjab  on 15th  November, 2003. The most deserving ten families of the disabled children were selected to provide financial assistance of Rs.500/-p.m. to  each  family  for the nutrition and care of the child. An amount of Rs.36,000/-has  been  spent for this purpose during the year 2003-04

 

RED CROSS DISABILITY-REHABILITATION CENTRE, KOTKAPURA:

 

       The  Disttrict  Branch  has  set  up a rehabilitation centre in collaboration  with  Ujala  Health  and  Social  Welfare Society, Kotkapura at  Chandigarh  Child  Care  Centre, Kotkapura. The Distt. Red Cross  supplied  Therapy  equipments  and  other  teaching  and training aid of worth Rs.25000/-to the 'Centre'. The Physiotherapist, Occupational and Speech  Therapists  of  the Distt.Red Cross provide their  services  from  9:00  a.m. to  3:00 p.m.  on  every Thursday.

WORKING WOMEN HOSTEL:

 

 

This Branch has established a  Working Women Hostel at Faridkot under the grant-in-aid scheme of Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi. The total cost of the project is Rs. 25 lacs out of which an amount of Rs. 8 lacs was spent by the District Red Cross Branch. The hostel has a facility to provide accommodation to 50 women/ students. The facilities of entertainment and indoor games are also available.

 

RED CROSS COMPUTER TRAINING CENTRE:

 

A Computer Training Centre has been established at Faridkot at the cost of Rs. 2.5 Lacs (approx). The centre is imparting certificate courses in computer application. 84 girls have so far received training in the centre during the year under report.

 

ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION, FARIDKOT:

 

            The District St. John Ambulance Association was established in the year 1973. Since its creation, the Association has been functioning effectively for the welfare of the public. A brief account of the activities of the District Centre, Faridkot. It gives first aid and home nursing training. Society is also mainting two Ambulance Vans which are used by people in time of emergency.

 

DISTRICT CHILD WELFARE COUNCIL, FARIDKOT:

 

            The District Child Welfare Council is functioning effectively with the active support of lady social workers. The branch has been arranging several programmes and activities for the welfare of children. The council is also soliciting help from other welfare organisations to build up a movement for the economic, social, cultural and educational development of poor and needy children. The brief report of the activity is as under:-

 

            Patron                         Sh. Alok Shekhar, IAS,

Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot

 

            Chairperson               Mrs. Varsha Verma Shekhar,

                                                R/o Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot

 

Amusement Park

 

            It has mini-train, mini lake for boating & joy rides. Our Council has also established an Amusement Park in Baba Farid Cultural Centre, Faridkot in colobration with The Faridkot District Cultural Society, Faridkot and District Red Cross, Faridkot. A non conventional energy park has also been developed adjoining to this park to add more attractions for the children and general public.

 

CRÈCHE CENTRE:

 

            The District Council is running a Creche Centre near Red Cross Amar Ashram under the grant-in-aid scheme of State Council. 18 babies are being looked after in the centre. Besides proper nutrition, playing and entertainment facilities have been made available for the children. A Creche incharge and three helpers are providing care to the babies.

 

AANGANWADI WORKERS’ CENTRE:

 

The District Council is also helping the State Council in the functioning of Aanganwadi Workers’ Training Centre at Faridkot. This Centre was shifted from Mohali during the year 1998 and is imparting basic and refresher training to the Aanganwadi Workers’ and Aanganwadi Helpers. This Centre is now functioning in Red Cross Working Women Hostel, Faridkot

 
NIGHT SCHOOL:

 

            District Child Welfare Council, Faridkot is running Night Schools at Faridkot and Jaitu with the help of State Council from May 2004. In these schools 1 qualified teacher and 1 helper is working and 60 children from poor and needy families are receiving education in the evening.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL HEALTH IN INDIA, DISTRICT BRANCH, FARIDKOT

 

            The District Branch of A.S.H.I. has been working actively since, 1981. Brief account of of the activities of the branch are as under:-

 

            Patron                                     Sh. Alok Shekhar, IAS

                                                            Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot.

           

            Chairperson                           Mrs. Varsha Verma Shekhar,

                                                            R/o Deputy Commisssioner, Faridkot

 

Family Counselling Centre

 

 

            The Association has started a Family Counselling Centre at Faridkot from 17-03-1993 with grant in aid from Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi. The Centre is functioning at Red Cross Bhawan, Faridkot under the guidance and advice of Mrs. Varsha Verma Shekhar, Chairperson. Help of others Social Welfare Clubs, Govt. Departments is being solicited in resolving family disputes. Individual as well group counselling sessions are arranged to resolve the cases. Some community leaders are also associated with the counselling process. During the year 55 cases were taken up and 48 cases have been resolved upto 31-03-2004.

 

THE FARIDKOT DISTRICT CULTURAL SOCIETY, FARIDKOT:

 

            The Society was established during the year 1995-96 under societies registration Act XXI of 1860 vide no. 435 of 1995-96. Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot is the President of the Society. The Society organises Baba Farid Aagman Purb every year from 15th to 23rd September with the co-operation of District Administration and other Social and Cultural Organisations of the District. The following literary, cultrual, artistic and sports programmes are organised during Aagman Purb:

 

a)     Blood Donation Camp.

b)     State Level Painting Workshop.

c)      Sheikh Farid National Punjabi Drama Festival.

d)     Cricket Tournament

e)     Football Tournament.

f)        Volley-Ball Tournament.

g)     All India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.

h)      Haas Ras Programme

i)        Seminar

j)        Shooting Ball Championship

k)      Punjab Kabaddi Tournament

l)        Dangal.

m)   Basket Ball Tournament.

n)      Mushaira:

o)     Short Gun Trap Shooting Championship

p)     Heritage Walk/Quiz/Painting

q)     Body Building Championship

r)       Tarksheel Natak Mela

s)      Folk Dance Festival

t)        Qwalies

u)      Rural Sports Festival

v)      Red Cross Mela & Exhibitions

w)    Kabaddi Matches

x)      Kirtan Darbar

y)      Kavi Darbar

z)      Nagar Kirtan

z-1) Religious Diwan

 

DISTRICT PROGRAMME OFFICER

(Woman and Child Development Wing)

 

            In this district, there is no District programme officer because there are only two blocks in the District, therefore the post of the District programme officer is not sanctioned, the additional charge of this district is given to the District programme officer Ferozepur and the work of the district is done by the Child Development  Project Officer, Faridkot as Distt. Coordinator. This office is situated in Harindra Nagar, near Gurdwara Sahib.

Integrated Child Development Services I.C.D.S.

(Centrely Sponsored)

 

            The I.C.D.S.  scheme is run by   UNICEF (United Nation international children emergency fund) and is implemented for the improvement of the health and nutritional status of the children, pregnant woman and nursing mothers in the undeveloped and developed countries.  This scheme is also implemented in many other  developed countries. This scheme was implemented in 1975  by the Social Security Women and Child Development department in the Punjab State. For doing these objectives the following package of services will be provided in the integrated child development services scheme through Anangwadi Centres:-

 

1.      Supplementary nutrition

2.      Immunization

3.      Health Check-up.

4.      Referreal services

5.      Nutrition and Health Education

6.      Non-formal education.

 

            At this time in the district Faridkot this scheme is under operation in two blocks . The detail  is as under:-

OBJECTIVES:

 

1.      For the all round development of the child (Socially, Mentally and Health wise).

2.      For the improvement in the health status  of the women

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

·                    Child between 0 to 6 year

·                    Pregnant and nursing women.

 

 

 

GIRL CHILD SCHEME:

 

This scheme is implemented in Punjab State on 2nd October 1997.Under this scheme at the time of birth of the girl child, the Govt. of India gives an amount of Rs. 500/- to the beneficiaries who are living below the poverty line. This amount is deposited in Bank in F.D. account in the name of beneficiaries and C.D.P.O in joint Account. In this district total 960 beneficiaries are taking this benefit.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

1.      To change the view of family and society towards the birth

of Girl child and her mother.

2.      To increase the admission of the Girl child in the school and  reduce their drop-out from the school.

3.      Increase in the marriageable age of the girls.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

1.       Girls who are born on 15.8.97 or after belonging to the families  living  below poverty line.

2.       Under this scheme benefit will be given upto 2 girls . Under this scheme there is no limit of the number of children.

 

APPLICANTS ARE ENTITLED FOR THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS UNDER THE GIRL CHILD SCHEME:

 

1.      After the birth the amount which is to be given is Rs. 500/.

2.      Annual scholarship  after the age of 6 years is Rs.500/-.

Class                                                        Amount of Scholarship

First to Third                                            Rs. 300/-

Fourth to Fifth                                          Rs.500/-

Sixth to Seventh                                      Rs. 700/-

Eighth                                                       Rs.800/-

Ninth to Twelve                                        Rs.1000/-

 

FACILITIES TO THE LADIES ABOVE THE AGE OF 60 TO TRAVEL IN THE BUSES OF STATE TRANSPORT ON HALF FARE.

This scheme is implemented   from 1.1.1997.In this district till date 15390 Bus passes had been issued.

 

OBJECTIVES:        

 

To create self  confidence and protection in the ladies

ELIGIBILITY:

 

      Ladies above the age of 60 years  which are residing in Punjab.

PROCESS:

 

1.      Identity cards are issued to the eligible ladies by the  Child Development Project Officer.

2.       50% discount in the fare is given in Punjab and Pepsu Roadways  Buses to  the ladies with this  identity card .

(P.M.G.Y) PRADHAN MANTRI GRAMODAYA YOJANA

(CENTRELY SPONSORED)

     

      This  scheme  is implemented   ON1.12.2000.

OBJECTIVES:

 

      To end the   malnutrition   and reduce the death rate in small child.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

            Gradation of 2,3 and 4 as per weight and measure of the children of the age  6 month to 3 years. In this district till date there are 1040 beneficiaries child

 

KANYA JAGRITI JOTI SCHEME:

 

Kanya Jagriti Joti Scheme is implemented   in Punjab State on 26.1.1996.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

1.      To raise the social level of the girls

2.      To reduce School drop out.

3.      To increase Family planning

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

Girls born on 26.1.1996 or after this the family who are living below the poverty line and their annual income is less than Rs. 20,000/ and in the number of children is two, are entitled to get this benefit. Benefit will be given only to one girl. In this district total numbers of beneficiaries are 652.

 

FACILITIES:

 

1.         An amount of Rs. 5000/- is to be deposited with the Life Insurance Corporation in the name of beneficiaries   for every beneficiaries.

2.         Stipend of Rs. 100/-per month will be given to the school  going  girls upto to the age of  6-12 years .

3.                  Rs.200/sStipend will be given  upto age of 12-18 years

4.                  Lump sum amount will be given at attaining the age of  18-21 years .

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION PROGRAMME

(S.N.P.  STATE SHARE  )

 

a) Children below the age of 6 years who are coming to Anangwadi,

b) Pregnant woman and nursing mothers belonging to the families who are living below the poverty line. This is  State level programme.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY NUTRITION:

 

This is given in the shape of dry milk, Dalia and Khichari. Now articles prepared at the District level are distributed in  Anangwadi centres i.e. Murmra , Biscuit , panjiri , Wheat puff.

 

SWAYAMSIDHA SCHEME (INTEGRATED WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME (CENTRELY SPONSORED)

            This Scheme came into being in the year 2000-2001 in Punjab State.

 

OBJECTIVES:

 

            Give the training to the women to give help in Economic activities to increase income and to improve their economic and social status give information in respect of women development schemes.

 

AREA OF WORKING:

 

            In this District under this scheme 310 groups of Women had been made out of which Bank loans had been given to the 193 groups to start their work at small scale and remaining groups are likely to be connected with the Banks

 

JAN SHRI BIMA YOJANA 

 

            This Scheme was implemented   in the year 2003 .

OBJECTIVES:

 

         Objectives of this scheme is to raise the educational level of the children of the families living below the poverty line.

 

AIMS:

 

            This Scheme is implemented   in 142 block of the Punjab State.

 

PARKIRIYA:

 

            Under this scheme Rs. 200/-per annum is to be deposited with the Life Insurance Corporation. 50% of this amount i.e. Rs. 100/- by the Central Govt. andRs.100/- by the State Govt./Nodal Agency is to be deposited  for each beneficiary.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

            Under this scheme there is a provision for the education upto 9-12 for study of the two children from one family Rs. 300/- quarterly are paid.

 

            Under this scheme 7300 beneficiaries are insured in this district.

 

 

Water Supply and Sanitation  (G.W.)

Sub Division Faridkot.

 

The name of this office is Water Supply and Sanitation (G.W.) Sub Division Faridkot, which is located opp. Khalsa Sr. Sec. School Faridkot.  The following works are under this sub Division.

1.                  Annual Maintenance Water Supply Scheme Faridkot.

2.                  Annual Maintenance I.T.I. Faridkot.

3.                  Annual Maintenance Police Line, Faridkot.

4.                  Annual Maintenance D.A.C. Faridkot

5.                  Annual Maintenance Brijindra College, Faridkot.

6.                  Annual Maintenance Distt. Courts Faridkot.

7.                  Annual Maintenance Agriculture Form, Faridkot.

8.                  Annual Maintenance Seed Testing Lab at agriculture Lab Faridkot.  

9.                  Annual Maintenance 130, Houses Faridkot.

10.             Annual Maintenance Govt. Colony Faridkot.

11.             Annual Maintenance Residential Building Faridkot.

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