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Common service centres (CSCs) will be set up at the village-level which will provide villagers services in driving licences, death certificates, old-age pension, marriage certificates, payment of electricity and BSNL phone bills, police clearance certificates and a host of other services, all under one roof.

As many as 270 CSCs will be set up in this district and each centre will cater to a cluster of six villages. There are 1,624 villages in this district and once the CSCs are established within a year, villagers will not have to travel long distances to get their work done.

Sanjeev Sarpal, who will be overseeing the setting up of the CSCs, says initially he would be appointing 14 block managers in the district who would lease out the CSCs to villagers willing to run these centres for a profit. The lessees will be termed as village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs).

Says Sarpal, “A sum of Rs 3.5 lakh is required to set up a CSC and 50 per cent of this amount will be borne by the AISECT, while the VLE will chip in with the other half, after which he will be handed over a CSC to manage. The VLE will be charging for the services he renders and villagers will no longer be required to travel to the district headquarters to get their work done.

There are nearly 540 services which can be offered to residents. These include providing passport services, permission for holding fairs, issuance of unmarried certificates, issuance of dependent certificates to wards of freedom fighters and issuance of dependent certificates to riot and terrorist victims.

The SSP, Narinder Bhargav, in a press note issued here today said the police had solved the mystery behind the missing of 210 quintals of paddy out of the PUNSUP stock lying at Majhoor Rice Mills for custom milling by registering a case under sections 406 and 120 B of the IPC against Satvir Singh, rice mill owner, Harpreet Singh, Gurjit Singh, Rajinder Singh and Sumit Singh, residents of Amloh in Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Giving details, Bhargav said the case had been registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Jasbir Singh, District Manager, PUNSUP, in which he had stated that during 2009-10, the PUNSUP had given 346.17 quintals of paddy for custom milling to Majhoor Rice Mills, out of which the rice mill had milled 96.60 quintals and 249.57 quintals of paddy were lying in the mill. Ram Kumar, PUNSUP Inspector, had reported that during inspection he had found that the paddy stock seemed much les than the actual quantity and neither the rice mill owner nor any employee was present there.

Varinder Pal Singh, In charge, Economic Offence Branch, was asked to conduct an inquiry into the case and he had found that as per the inspection conducted by PUNSUP Inspector Ram Kumar on March 3, the stock of paddy was in order but during the inspection conducted by him on May 17, about 210 quintals of paddy was found missing.

During investigation, the police found that the paddy stock was sold by the accused in connivance with Surinder Kumar and Chawla, commission agents, Buta Mandi, Ludhiana, and Raj Dharam Kanda, Focal Point, Khanna, to various rice mills in to Rajpura, Samrala and Kapurthala.

Vehicles got stranded on both sides of the roads, which were blocked due to falling of trees. Power supply and telecom system was also affected and many parts of the city, besides many villages in this subdivision, remained in the dark due to power failure caused by the breaking of transmission line.

Local residents came to the rescue of passengers travelling in buses and other vehicles stranded on the road by cutting and removing the fallen trees from the road. The civil administration and officials of the Forest Department failed to reach the site and did nothing for the people stranded on the road.

More than two dozen villages in Sujanpur, Dhar block, Dinanagar, Shahpur Kandi and Gura Kalan were affected as a large number of electric poles were damaged, which led to the problems of drinking water in the area also. According to information, there is no immediate hope of restoration of power supply.

Amardeep Singh Cheema, vice-chairman of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), who was a member of the Punjab Police Sports Advisory Committee, said the PAP would be getting the astroturf under an initiative taken by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports to support the nurseries of hockey in Punjab.

Addressing protest rallies, union leaders condemned the state government’s decision for unbundling the PSEB and imposing undue electricity bills on farmers. The protesters demanded immediate withdrawal of the wrong decision. They declared that no farmer would deposit any electricity bill. Hundreds of electricity bills were set on fire at several places during the protest rallies.