x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   NSUI burns effigy of MHRD Minister | JMC employees' stages protest dharna | People stages protest, demands widening of road | Narco-peddler held with Charas | India asks China to halt construction in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir | Tourism dev authorities in Jammu get peanuts | BJP MLA stoops low to settle personal scores | Lal Singh's maiden meeting in Srinagar stretches for 12 hrs | SMVDSB CEO post: Top babu eyes another term | Despite public outcry, land grabbing on rise in Jammu | Students made to work like labourers in Govt schools | Bungling in recruitment for GMC Jammu faculty? | Cricket tourney held to glorify terrorists, BJP Ministers mum | HC directs authorities to ensure safety of all students | Embezzlement in PMGSY land acquisition cases surface | Complaint/Helpline Centre established at EM&RE Div II Gandhi Nagar | Sudansh, Anju excel in Udhampur Sport Climbing | HPS defeats RHS in Basket ball | International Dance Day celebrated by DFOI | JP World School organizes inter house basketball tourney | Toddlers celebrate Yellow Day | Modeling auditions held at KL Saigal Hall | JPS students bring laurels to school | Power Lifting team selected for National Championship | JAC lambast MLAs for pleading reservation in promotions | KEECS, NBT's 'Book Fair' concludes at Muthi | Presentation Convent organizes 'Investiture Ceremony' | Lawrence School girls receive Rajya Puraskar | Inter School Zonal Level Cricket Tournament organized | Shiksha Niketan celebrates its 24th foundation day | 'No work sans approval from Planning, Finance deptts' | When Kashmir is termed secular and Jammu communal | Despite ban, opium cultivation continues in Kishtwar | Separatists planning another season of strikes? | Education department not ready to learn any lesson, all set to host Education Conclave | For Kishtwar School, Alama Iqbal is "Iqbal Singh" | Health deptt's recruitment scam | 'Shifting NIT out of Kashmir must for protecting academic interests of non-local students' | 8 years old Bandipora girl to represent India at World Kickboxing Championships | Proposed road nowhere in sight; 90% funds withdrawn | EPF interest rate raised to 8.8 per cent from 8.7 per cent | Re-appointment of Prof Mattoo as Advisor to CM | Damaged track affects normal 'rail traffic' | Every BJP leader in Kashmir is the 'boss' | 15-year old boy crosses over to PaK after beaten by mother | Power shut down | Change in office timing in Jammu division from May 1 | City schools flooded with surplus staff while rural facing 'staff crunch' | GMCH Jammu craves for cleanliness | Militant's body recovered from Lolab-Kupwara | HC directs deportation of Pakistan woman, her minor daughter lodged in jail since 2012 | HC directives in PIL on improving efficiency, quality of justice | Miscreants reopen unsafe Mehjoor Nagar bridge, risk public life; admin silent | 7-yr RI awarded to rape accused | CAPD goes tough against accused dealers, TSOs | Challan produced against CAPD's ex-storekeeper in corruption case | 2 TSOs booked for 'promoting' k oil black marketing | Doda accident: Two killed, 3 injured after vehicle plunges into gorge | Mehbooba for Indo-Pak talks, says Muslim nations worst victims of terrorism | Darbar Move: Offices closed in Jammu | Four of a family killed in Saudi Arabia accident | Distt Admn conducts anti encroachment drive in New Plot, Janipur | Ill-conceived plans, not fund shortage fail water supply schemes: Mehbooba | Parents lodge protest against BSF School | LMD Kathua books 18 traders, imposes Rs 18000 fine | Revered Bulbul Shah Ziarat gutted | JERA elects new body | Emotional scenes witnessed when Pandits-Muslim meet in Srinagar | Commercial Taxes recovers Rs 1081667 from defaulter firms | COMMON MAN'S JUDICIOUS KNOWLEDGE | Jammu on the edge | Playing politics with autonomy demand | Glacier of death: 41 soldiers have lost their lives at Siachen since 2013 | Nirvana Academy celebrates International Dance Day | Fire guts Jammu-bound truck near Banihal | Back Issues  
 
news details
31 including Gazetted officers fined for smoking in public
11/20/2012 11:26:04 PM

Early Times Report

Srinagar, Nov 20 : On the instructions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, a joint anti-tobacco squad, comprising of representatives from Drug & Food Control Organisation, Health Department and Police inspected various places in Srinagar and caught thirty one (31) persons smoking in public places. A fine of Rs. 4,800 was recovered on spot.
During checking one Accounts Officer, Industries Department, Two Naib Tehsildars, one Junior Engineer, R&B posted at Barbarshah, were also fined for smoking in public place. Div Com Kashmir and DC Srinagar have appreciated the joint squad.
Smoking in public places is prohibited under Section 4 of Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products, Prohibition of Advertisement & Regulation of Trade & Commerce, Production, Supply & Distribution Act 2003 (commonly known as COTPA). Public places, under the Act includes any place to which the public has access, whether as a matter of right or not and all places visited by the general public. It also includes hospitals, restaurants, hotels, public offices including Government, Public, Private, as well as newspaper offices, court buildings, all educational institutions, libraries, public conveyances including buses, taxis, trains etc. and railway stations, bus stops, shopping malls, coffee shops, airport lounges. It is also mandatory that all public places should display sign boards indicating that Smoking in Public places is an Offence.
Under COTPA all Gazetted Officers are authorised to take action against anyone caught smoking in public places and can compound the offence under the Act falling within their premises upto a fine of Rs 200 per offence.
The officers authorized under the act also include Deputy Commissioner, Director Health Services, Sub Divisional Magistates, Tehsildars, SHOs, Food Inspectors, Executive Officers of Municipalities, Principals/Head Masters of Educational Institutions of Colleges/Schools, Medical Supdt/Hospital Administrators. Sarpanches and Panches can also take action against anyone caught smoking in public plac.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU