Assumes chargeC.O. Rajan, Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, has assumed charge as registrar in Debts Recovery Tribunal, Coimbatore, with effect from June 9. He was working as Assistant Registrar in the same tribunal.

IT countersIncome Tax Department will be opening help centres to facilitate small-tax payers at Coimbatore, Mettuppalayam, Pollachi, Udhagamandalam, Coonoor, Erode, Kangeyam and Gobichettipalayam. The counters will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days from Monday to Friday from June 15 to August 15. The help centre at Coimbatore will be functioning at Subbu Complex, 396 Thadagam Road (Opposite to Milk Society), Coimbatore 641 002. The phone numbers for the Coimbatore counter would be 4367890/1.

ConferenceCrystal Growth Research Centre (CGRC) of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences and the Department of Information Technology of Government of India are jointly organising a national conference on "Crystal Growth for Electro-Optic Application (CGfEOA-2006)" at the Deemed University remises on Friday and Saturday (June 16 and 17).

CII meetingThe Confederation of Indian Industry in association with Welding Research Institute is organising a National conference on Latest Developments in Welding Technology - WELDCON 2006 on June 21 and 22 at Hotel The Residency. For details contact 0422-2218410, 2217456 or 4351613.