Friday, July 22, 2016

Vipul Goel and Banwari Lal administered oath

CHANDIGARH, JULY 22
 The Haryana Cabinet was expanded today as the  Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of office and secrecy to three Legislators as Ministers at a simple ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhawan here. While Mr Vipul Goel was sworn-in as Cabinet Minister, Mr Manish Grover and Dr. Banwari Lal were administered oath as Minister of State with independent charge. All newly sworn-in Ministers took oath in Hindi.
Apart from the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, his Cabinet colleagues, legislators, senior officers of the state government, family members as well as well wishers of the newly sworn-in Ministers were also present on the occasion.
          Earlier the Governor accepted the resign of two Ministers namely Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf and Mr. Bikram Singh Thekedar today.
       After today’s expansion of the Cabinet, apart from Chief Minister, there are eight Cabinet Ministers, two Ministers of State with Independent charge and three Ministers of State.
        Later on, while interacting with  media persons, the Chief Minister said in reply to a question concerning reasons for resignation by two Ministers that it is a general process. As the number of Minister is limited in the Cabinet, replacement is the only option to give chance to other legislators. He said that, if required, such changes would also be made in future.
In reply to another question he said that while  acting swiftly, a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to further investigate the case of gang rape at Rohtak and the culprits have also been arrested by the police. Investigation is in progress and the guilty would not be spared.However, if any other kind of investigation is required, that too would be got done. He also strongly condemned the incident.

Haryana Education Deptt releases sports calendar

CHANDIGARH, JULY 22
The Haryana Secondary Education Department has released the schedule for State Level School Sports Tournaments, 2016-17.
While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the department said that the tournaments would be organized by the District Education Officers of Bhiwani, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Hisar, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, Jind, Gurgaon, Sonipat , Jhajjar, Karnal,  Kaithal, Ambala, Mahendergarh, Rewari and Sirsa.
He said that in district Bhiwani, Football Pre Subroto and Pre-Nehru Hockey tournament of girls under -17 would be organized from July 28 to 30, in district Panipat Football Pre-Subroto of boys under 14 and 17 from July 28 to 30, Pre-Nehru Hockey of boys under 15 and 17 in Sahabad in district Kurukshetra from July 28 to 30, Archery of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Boxing of girls under 17 and 19, Judo, Wrestling F/S under 14 and 19 and Wrestling G/R under 19 of boys in Hisar from September 8 to 10, Football of boys under 19, Volleyball of boys and girls under 17 and Taekwondo of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19 in Bhiwani from September 8 to 10,Hockey of boys and girls under 14, Baseball of boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Roller Hockey of boys under 19 in Rohtak from September 8 to 10, Basketball of boys under 17 and 19, Shooting of boys and girls under 14,17and 19, Football of boys under 14 and 17 and Handball of boys and girls under 14 in Panipat from September 13 to 15 and  Judo of girls under 14,17 and 19, weightlifting of boys and girls under 17 and 19, Netball of boys and girls under 14 and Tennis of boys under 14,17 and 19 in Yamunanagar from September 13 to 15.
The spokesman said that in district Panchkula athletic of boys and girls under 17, Fencing girls under 14,17and 19, Badminton of boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Tennis tournament of girls under 14,17 and 19 would be held from September 13 to 15. In Jind, Fencing of boys under 14,17 and 19, Kabaddi of boys and girls under 14 and 19, Boxing boys under 14,17 and 19, Handball of boys under 17 and 19   from September 13 to 15. In Gurgaon, Hockey of boys under 19, Chess of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Basketball of boys and girls under 14 and Cricket boys under 14 from September 19 to 21. In   Sonipat, Badminton  and Hockey of boys and girls under 17, Wrestling F/S of boys and girls under 17 and19  and Cricket of boys under 19 from October 4 to 6. In Jhajjar, Netball of boys and girls under 17 and 19  , Cricket of boys under 17  and Kabaddi of boys and girls under 14    from October 4 to 6. In Kurukshetra,  Cycling of boys and girls under 17 and 19  , Hockey of girls under 19 and Football of girls under 14 and 17 from October 13 to 15. In Karnal, Volleyball of girls under 14 and 19, Basketball of girls under 17 and 19, Cricket of girls under 19 and Yoga of girls under 14,17 and 19   from October 19 to 21. In Kaithal,Softball and Kho-Kho of girls under 14,17 and 19   from October 19 to 21, Gymnastic of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Football of girls under 19 , Cricket of girls under 17 and Table Tennis of girls under 14,17 and 19 in Ambala from October 19 to 21. Baseball of boys and girls under 17, Kho-Kho and Yoga of boys under 14,17 and 19  in Mahendergarh from November 3 to 5, Karate of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Softball and Table Tennis of boys under 14,17 and 19, and Handball of girls under 17 and 19 in Rewari from November 3 to 5.Swimming and Water Polo of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19 and Volleyball of boys under 14 and 19 in Sirsa from November 3 to 5. Athletic for boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Skating of boys and girls under 11,14,17 and 19 would be held in Rohtak from November 7 to 9.

Haryana Civil Services Rules framed

CHANDIGARH, JULY 22
The Haryana Government has repealed the Punjab Civil Services Rules framed in 1953 and has prepared the Haryana Civil Services Rules which would be applicable to all employees of the State Government. According to these rules, now every employee would be   confirmed on the post of his first posting subject to satisfactory completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether the permanent post is available or not. Also, all male government employees would be eligible to take paternity leave for 15 days.
        While stating this here today, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that paternity leave would be admissible to the male government employees with less than two surviving children during the confinement of his wife or on valid adoption of a child of less than one year of age.
        According to Haryana Civil Services Rules, existing employees working on ex-cadre post in any other Department or Government would have to exercise an option that in which cadre or post they want to remain. No protection of pay would be admissible on appointment from higher to lower post on whatsoever reason, he added.
        Number of days of hospital leave admissible to Group D or Group C employees whose duties are to handle the dangerous machinery or explosive material has been changed from 120 to 730 days on the Central pattern. In case of transfer in public interest, Composite Transfer Grant of Rs. 2000 or above would be admissible. Apart from this, all employees would be entitled to avail withdrawal from GPF for purchase of Motor Car irrespective of their pay. The amount of GPF withdrawal for second house has been enhanced from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the balance amount.
        Pension benefits to the family of disappeared employee would be admissible after six months instead of one year from the date of lodging FIR. Definition of Family for the purpose of family pension has been changed on the Central pattern. If a dependent son gets married below the age of 25 years, he would not be an eligible member of family for the purpose of Family Pension. Eligible children include children adopted legally, widow or divorced daughter. Only a legally married lady would be considered as wife of a dead government employee. Divorce declared by panchayats or social organisations would not be accepted as legal divorce.
        Rate of Pension Contribution has been simplified and on the basis of length of service, it has been revised to 10 per cent, 15 per cent and 20 per cent. Apart from this, Rate of Deputation Allowance in case of transfer on deputation to other government has been revised on the Central pattern. According to these rules, in case of suspension, the Subsistence Allowance can now be revised after every six months. Earlier the punishing authority was not competent to revise it more than once after the first six months of suspension.
        In case of re-employment of a pensioner, Dearness Relief would be admissible on pension separately and DA on basic of re-employed post separately. Besides, at the time of fixation of pay on re-employment after retirement, PEG would not be considered. Judicial proceedings against a retired employee can now be initiated at any time.
        Daily Allowance would now be admissible for tour within a radius of 20 kms or more. Journey from one station to another within 20 kms would be treated as local journey for this purpose. The Rate of Daily Allowance has also been revised. TA/DA would be admissible in case of temporary transfer in public interest or additional charge of another post at a station beyond 20 kms. Now the joining time would be admissible to the employees only in case of transfer in public interest from one station to another at a distance of 20 km or more.
Lodging charges for stay at PWD Rest House or Haryana Bhawan would be reimbursable but for this purpose the employee has to surrender 25 per cent of his Daily Allowance. In case of stay in a hotel, only half daily allowance would be admissible instead of full daily allowance   because breakfast is provided free of cost  by the hotel.
        Apart from this, there is a proposal to change forms of service book and some new forms have been added on the Central pattern. These rules have been made available on the website of the Finance Department www.finhry.gov.in.
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Medical assistance to pilgirms returning from Haridwar

CHANDIGARH, JULY 22
In view of a large number of people travelling to Haridwar and returning in the month of ‘Shravana’, the Haryana Government has made special medical arrangements which would remain as such up to August 1, 2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Health Department said that all the Civil Surgeons were directed to  coordinate with respective Deputy Commissioners and Police Department to identify the routes on which heavy flow of such travelers is expected and also identify places of halt and night stay. He said that each district was directed to  set up a control room for this purpose and the details regarding the contact person and the helpline phone number of the control room are widely displayed in their respective districts and circulated through various media.
        He said that all Sub Centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and Civil Hospitals have been kept  with availability of required manpower, beds, drugs and consumables. Mobile teams with EMT/Pharmacist have been  formed and their schedule of visit to such places of halt and night stay has been  worked out by the Civil Surgeon concerned in consultation with all the stake holders. Such visits of the mobile teams are being ensured in the early morning hours when such travelers usually start the journey for the day and also in the evening hours when they   reach  their place of halt and night stay.
        He said that each such place of halt and night stay   have a first aid box with such necessary medications as can be dispensed without medical prescription and such first aid boxes are replenished each day.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

18 cows rescued from smugglers in Bihwani

CHANDIGARH, JULY 21
In a crackdown on cattle smuggling in Haryana, 18 cows were rescued from smugglers in district Bhiwani in the wee hours of July 21, 2016.
        While stating this   today, Secretary, Regional Transport Authority and City Magistrate, Bhiwani, Mr. Mahesh Kumar, said that the truck ferrying the cattle was stopped for checking during patrolling on Dadri road in Bhiwani. However, instead of stopping, the driver sped the vehicle towards Dadri.
        He said that he chased the truck across Dadri to village Ramnagar, where the truck, along with 19 cows, was abandoned by its three occupants who fled under the cover of darkness. Rushing to the spot, the Dadri Sadar Police impounded the truck. However, as the animals were crammed in the truck beyond capacity, one of them died due to suffocation. The other cows have been shifted to a ‘gaushala’, he added.
        He said that a case was registered and efforts were on to identify and arrest the accused.
CLEANING RIVER YAMUNA: With a view to clean river Yamuna, the Haryana Government has decided to set up a new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and upgrade five others at a cost of about Rs 28.74 crore during the current financial year.
While stating this here today, Haryana Public Health Engineering Minister, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, said that special administrative approval to this effect has been given by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
He said that in view of the orders of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, the Government has decided to upgrade the existing STPs in those towns where effluent is directly or indirectly discharged into river Yamuna to bring down the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) of treated sewage. He said that STP of 4MLD   at Nissing and STP of 6MLD   at Nilokheri would be renovated and STP of 4MLD capacity based on SBR technology would be constructed at Indri. Apart from this, STP of 10MLD   near village Indra Chakravarti and another STP of 8MLD   at Karnal would also be upgraded.
He said that working according to the vision of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, regarding cleanliness of river Ganga and its tributaries, the Chief Minister had recently inaugurated a STP of 25MLD   at village Siwah in district Panipat. Under this project, two STPs would be constructed at a cost of Rs 129.51 crore for Panipat city.
NATIONAL AVIATION POLICY: The Haryana Government is preparing an action plan on the pattern of National Aviation Policy so as to enhance facilities concerning aviation in Hisar.
This was stated by Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dr Kamal Gupta who held a meeting with the representatives of various companies associated with aviation sector like Frost and Sullivan Consultancy Agency, Pratt and Whitney and Honeywell and officers of Haryana Aviation Department, said that they inspected the airstrip in Hisar and interacted with the representatives of Consultancy companies about facilities available in Hisar.
He said that the Haryana Government has also constituted a task force constituted to explore the possibilities to set up an aviation hub in Hisar. The task force has includes representatives of Airport Authority of India, State Aviation Department and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation. As the local airport at Hisar has 3,000 acres of land, the task force held a meeting to discuss ways and means to provide better aviation facilities. He said that a comprehensive report is being prepared by Frost and Sullivan Consultancy Agency which would soon be submitted to the Government.
 

Haryana Board of School Education registers 43 cases of copying

CHANDIGARH, JULY 21
Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani today registered 43 cases of copying during examinations of D. Ed First Semester (Re-appear) and D. Ed Second Semester (Regular or Re-appear) conducted by the Board. 
          While giving this information, a spokesman of the Board said Flying Squad of Chairman of Board of districts Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar, Jhajjar, Mahendergarh, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa and Yamunanagar today inspected district test centers and caught 15 cases of copying in Hisar, Jhajjar and Mahendergarh. Rapid Action Force flying registered 17 cases and others registered 11 cases. 
 NUMBER OF ADMISSION INCREASING: Chandigarh, July 21 – Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Rambilas Sharma said that as the number of students seeking admission to colleges for higher education is increasing every year, it has been decided to increases the number of seats in government colleges by 20 per cent.
The Minister, who was replying to the questions of the mediapersons here today, said that a decision to this effect was taken in his meeting with senior officers of the education department.
He said that a webportal of higher education of higher education department would be launched tomorrow where students would be able to get their grievances redressed promptly. 
 REVISED DATE SHEET: The Haryana Education Department has issued revised and final date sheet of monthly assessment test of July, 2016, to be held in the first week of August, of classes IX, X, X plus one and X plus two.
 
Date
Day
Subject/ Class
IX
Subject/ Class
X
06.08.2016
Saturday
Science
English
08.08.2016
Monday
Math
Science
09.08.2016
Tuesday
English
Math
10.08.2016
Wednesday
Hindi
11.08.2016
Thursday
Hindi
12.08.2016
Friday
Optional
Optional
 
 
Date
Day
Subject/ Class
XI
Subject/ Class
XII
06.08.2016
Saturday
Physics/
Accountancy/ Pol.Sc.
Business/ Chemistry/ Geography
08.08.2016
Monday
-
-
09.08.2016
Tuesday
Business/Chemistry/ Geography
Physics/
Accountancy/
Pol.Sc.
10.08.2016
Wednesday
Hindi
Math (all streams)/ Biology/ History (All streams)
11.08.2016
Thursday
Math (all
streams)/
Biology/ History
English
12.08.2016
Friday
English
Economics
(Commerce and
Arts)
17.08.2016
Wednesday
Economics
(Commerce and
Arts)
Hindi
18.08.2016
Thursday
Any other paper
not covered in
this date sheet
Any other paper not covered in this date sheet
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tree plantation week inaugurated in DPS Pinjore

PANCHKULA, JULY 20
The Delhi Public School campus, Pinjore, echoed with such slogans during the inauguration ceremony of a week long Van Mahotsav celebrations commenced on July 18. An impressive morning assembly depicting the importance of trees was conducted in the school. Poems, songs, speech and skits were presented to spread awareness amongst one and all. A special pledge was taken by everyone to go green, save the environment and arrest pollution”.
The tree plantation drive was flagged off by the school Principal, Mrs. Amita Dhaka. Everyone participated in this drive. Saplings were planted by students and teachers. Special areas for Herbal garden and Kitchen garden were assigned to the children by Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora, Member Management Committee to give them the exposure about the importance of organic gardening. The purpose of this vision is to catch the children young and help them to appreciate and motivate them to save the nature.