Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Haryana to set up apple mandi at Pinjore

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that an Apple Mandi is proposed to be set up over 100 acres of vacant land of HMT, Pinjore. The process has already started for the transfer of about 446 acres of land of shut tractor unit of HMT at Pinjore to the state government.
          Mr Manohar Lal disclosed this at a question-answer session during an Intellectual Meet held at Panchkula near here today.
          He said that as the Union Defence Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman has agreed to set up a defence manufacturing unit in Haryana; efforts would be made to open this unit on the remaining vacant land of HMT Pinjore. On the use of Hindi language in Courts, he said that a consensus has been reached as per which translated version of judgement in Hindi language would be made available to the people so that they could easily understand the same. The translators would be provided by the State Government, he added.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES: The Haryana Government has given, Ajay Singh Tomar, Deputy Commissioner, Charkhi Dadri, the additional charge of Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani, during the leave period of Anshaj Singh, with immediate effect.
Mrs G. Anupama, Commissioner, Faridabad Division, Faridabad has been given the additional charge of Special Commissioner, Health and Nutrition, Mewat Area and Chairman, Mewat Development Agency, Nuh, relieving D. Suresh of the said charge.

LBSNAA seeks help from IAS officers for setting up Museum

 The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie has requested all IAS officers to provide their assistance and support in setting up of the Museum of the Academy by way of sharing with LBSNAA any historically important material or relevant information available with them.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Government said that the National Academy of Administration was founded in 1959 with the merger of the IAS Training School in Metcalfe House, Delhi and the IAS Staff College in Shimla. Though more than five decades have passed since the Academy moved to occupy the precincts of Charleville, there has been no formal documentation and showcasing of the history and achievements of the academy.
          He said that for this purpose, an Advisory Board was set up comprising of eminent art historian, former and currently serving IAS officers. The Advisory Board agreed that the broad theme of the museum should capture the essence of the civil services tradition and showcase the role of the Academy. The Academy will provide financial, technical and administrative support to the project.
          The members of the Advisory Board, as included from time to time, are Dr. R.N. Goswamy, eminent art historian and former IAS Officer (1956), Chandigarh, Mrs. Rathi Vinay Jha, IAS (Retd.), Gurgaon, Dr. V.K. Agnihotri, IAS (Retd.), Mr. S.K. Das, IAS (Retd.), Bangalore, Dr. Venu V, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala, Mr. Padamvir Singh, IAS (Retd), former Director, LBSNAA and Mr. Gyanendra Badgaiyan, IAS (Retd), Director General NCGG. Later, it was decided to nominate Dr. Jyotindra Jain and Mr. Pankaj Rag, IAS, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs into the Advisory Board.
          The Advisory Board decided that the museum may be curated on the broader theme of systems of administration in India which would subsume the tradition of the civil service as well as the contribution of the Academy, he added.

Three IAS, 4 HSC and 8 IPS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of three IAS and four HCS officers with immediate effect.
          Raja Sekhar Vundru, Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development Department has been given the additional charge of Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, during the leave period of R.R. Jowel.
          Jagdeep Singh, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Special Secretary, Irrigation Department and Managing Director, Haryana State Minor Irrigation And Tubewells Corporation Ltd., relieving Ram Sarup Verma of the said charge.
          Bhupinder Singh, Registrar, Cooperative Societies and Special Secretary, Finance Department has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs, relieving Amit Kumar Agrawal of the said charge, and Special Secretary, Finance Department.
          Pankaj Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Public Health Engineering and Public Works (Building and Roads) Departments has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Traders Welfare Board, relieving Subhash Chander Sihag of the said charge.
          Ram Sarup Verma, Special Secretary, Irrigation Department and Managing Director, Haryana State Minor Irrigation and Tubewells Corporation Ltd. and Administrator, Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (H.Q.), Panchkula has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Rohtak, vice Pradeep Kumar-I. Mr Verma has also been given the additional charge of Managing Director, Haryana State Federation of Cooperative Sugarmills, relieving Chander Shekhar of the said charge.
          Shiv Parshad, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat has been posted as Administrator, Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (H.Q.), Panchkula, relieving Mr Verma of the said charge.
          Pardeep Kumar-I, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Rohtak has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat, vice Shiv Parshad.
EIGHT IPS OFFICERS SHIFTED: The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of eight IPS officers with immediate effect.
          A.S. Chawla, Commissioner of Police, Panchkula with additional charge of Inspector General, Law and Order has been posted as Additional Director General of Police, Telecommunications with additional charge of Additional Director General of Police, Community Policing.
          Navdeep Singh Virk, Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, Rohtak with additional charge of Inspector General of Police, Police Training Centre, Sunaria, Rohtak has been posted as Inspector General of Police, Karnal Range, Karnal.
          Srikant Jadhav, Inspector General of Police, State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban with additional charge of Secretary, Haryana Gau Sewa Ayog and additional charge of Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Madhuban has been posted as Inspector General of Police, South Range, Rewari with additional charge of Secretary, Haryana Gau Sewa Ayog.
          C.S. Rao, Inspector General, South Range, Rewari has been posted as Inspector General, Indian Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi.
          Mrs Charu Bali, Inspector General, State Vigilance Bureau has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Panchkula, relieving A.S. Chawla of the said charge.
          Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram has been posted as Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, Rohtak.
          Subhash Yadav, Inspector General of Police, Karnal Range, Karnal has been psoted as Inspector General, State Vigilance Bureau.
          K.K. Rao, Inspector General of Police, Indian Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Gurugram.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CM announces Incentives for students to plant trees

In an innovative scheme to ensure the active participation of school students in environment conservation, Haryana Government has decided to give incentive of Rs 50 per student for every live tree planted by them after every six months. This incentive would be given for a period of three years. Besides, they would also be provided with a book based on environment conservation.
          This and several other decisions were taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today to review the progress of five environment friendly schemes of different departments here today. Development and Panchayats Minister, Mr O.P Dhankar, Forests Minister Rao Narbir Singh, Urban Local Bodies Minister Mrs Kavita Jain and Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering Dr Banwari Lal were also present in the meeting.
          It was also decided that from tomorrow onward, reused glass  water bottles would be used in the Haryana  Civil Secretariat here as a alternative to the single-use plastic water bottles, the use of which has recently been banned by the State Government in all its offices across the State.
          It was informed that a state-wide tree plantation drive would be launched by School Education Department under which students of sixth to 12th classes of both government and private schools would be motivated to plant atleast one tree within their house compound or at any public place. Besides planting the trees, the students would also ensure its upkeep for three years. The number of students studying in classes 6th to 12th in the State is about 22 lakh.
          It was also informed that to enable the students to build a connection with the trees they plant; the students would be allowed to name the plant after any great personality or their ancestors. The tree plantation drive would be started from July 10 and the Department of Forest would made available adequate number of saplings. The class in-charge and in-charge of Eco Club in schools have been entrusted with the responsibility of plantation by organizing functions on holidays. The Chief Minister directed the Education Department to submit him progress report every week in this regard.
          While reviewing the progress of ‘Tuti Lagao Jal Bachao Campaign’, the Chief Minister directed to launch a massive drive to stop the wastage of water due to open pipes and said that taps should be installed in all villages wherever required. He also directed to make the village Panchayats more aware to prevent wastage of water. He said that besides a government programme, it should also be made a social programme by ensuring the active participation of GRAVIT volunteers.
          It was informed that the Public Health Engineering Department and Rural Development Department has jointly launched Tuti Lagao Jal Bachao Campaign in the State which would continue upto December 31, 2018. Under this campaign, a target has been fixed to install one lakh tap in the State in the first phase as per the requirement. In addition, one lakh tap would be provided to Developments and Panchayats Department for their installation by GRAVIT volunteers in villages. The Chief Minister directed to expedite the process to install water taps and submit him the district wise progress report fortnightly.
          Mr Manohar Lal issued directions to the Urban Local Bodies Department to prepare listing of all houses built over an area of 500 square yards and above and low lying plots of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and in areas falling under ten Municipal Corporations in the State so that the rain water harvesting system should be made mandatory in such plots. It was informed that the ward level committee constituted by the Urban Local Bodies Department has started the listing of such plots and work would be completed by July, 2018.
          It was informed that the existing halogen, sodium vapor bulbs and tube lights in government offices of the State would be replaced with energy efficient LED lights before August 15, 2018. While HAREDA has already completed the exercise of checking in all 17 government offices in Panchkula, the work to conduct similar exercise in government offices at district level has been assigned to Deputy Commissioner concerned.
          Among those present in the meeting included Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr Rakesh Gupta, Deputy Principal Secretary Mr Mandeep Singh Brar, Additional Chief Secretary Renewable Energy Department Mr P.K Mahapatra, Additional Chief Secretary Public Health Engineering Mr Rajiv Arora, Additional Chief Secretary School Education Mrs Dheera Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary Public Works (Building and Roads) Mr Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary Urban Local Bodies Mr Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Dr Abhilaksh Likhi,  Principal Secretary Town and Country Planning Mr A.K Singh, Managing Director, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Mr Vineet Garg, Director General Urban Local Bodies Mr Nitin Yadav and other senior officers of the State Government.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Civil servants play an important role in nation building: Haryana Governor

The Haryana Governor, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, has said that civil servants play an important role in building a new India. Through good governance, they will become the key link to India of 21st century.
        The Governor was speaking at a felicitation programme organised by Sankalp Society to honour the newly selected IAS officers at Haryana Raj Bhavan here today. Sankalp Society helps the IAS aspirants.  
        Prof Solanki congratulated and honoured the newly selected officers namely, Ankurjit Singh, Anirudh, Aman Mishra, Deepak Pundir, Harsimranpreet Kaur, Japneet Kaur, Jasroop Kaur, Neha Aggarwal, Nishant Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Shilpa Bhatti, Shivani Gupta, Shivani Kapoor, Narender Pal Singh, Saurabh Sharma and Nikhil Bansal.
 POWER PLANTS ON ROOFTOPS: Haryana Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr Banwari Lal, has said that solar power plants would be installed on the rooftops of all senior secondary schools in the state. In order to promote solar energy, solar photovoltaic power plants are being installed atop various other buildings also.
Speaking after inaugurating 100 solar lights worth Rs 18 lakh set up with CSR fund of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation at Agriculture College, Bawal, in Rewari district, today, he said solar pumps would be given to 1.5 lakh farmers of the state.
Besides, solar lights would be installed at all public health centres and Anganwadi Centres by October this year. A solar power plant of 24 MW capacity would be set up at a cost of Rs 137 crore. It would generate 36 million units of electricity annually and result in saving of Rs 21.60 crore.
Dr Banwari Lal said a four-year course in B.Sc. Agriculture for Class 12 pass and a six-year course in B.Sc. Agriculture (honours) had been started in the Agriculture College, Rewari. Earlier, students of the region had to go to Hisar for pursuing these courses.
 ATAL BHUJAL YOGANA:  In view of water management, Atal  Bhujal Yojana of the Central Government will be implemented in seven states, including Haryana.
        While giving this information today, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Akhil Kumar said that the Bhujal Yojana is expected to be implemented in the next two months to prevent over exploitation of ground water resources. Besides, Haryana the scheme is being implemented in Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
        He said that under the scheme, conservation of water bodies would be done and the concerned organisations and institutions would be strengthened. Funds would be provided to conserve the water bodies in villages through Village panchayats. He said that this Rs 6,000 crore-scheme is being supported by World Bank and would be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
SDCI TO PROVIDE 10,000 JOBSThe Skill Development Council of India will provide 10,000 Jobs in Haryana. For this, council will provide six months training and will give monthly stipend of Rs 8,500 to the youth in collaboration with Maruti.
            This was disclosed by MLA, Panchkula, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, near here today.

He said that 100 people would be selected for this training through written test. The written test would be held on June 19. After the six month's training, the trainees would be provided job in the company with minimum salary of Rs12,000 per month. Initially, 100 people would be selected and others would be covered later. He said that the age of the applicants should be between 18-25 years and have passed graduation or diploma in engineering.
ASSURANCE TO SUNFLOWER GROWERS: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P Dhankar today assured the sunflower growers of the state that uninterrupted purchase of sunflower crop would be made which will be over and above the purchase limit of 40 per cent as fixed by Government of India.
        Mr Dhankar was interacting with the sunflower growers of district Kurukshetra who called on him here today. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi was also present on this occasion.
        Mr Dhankar directed the Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi to write a letter to the Union Ministry for increasing the purchase period of sunflower and also to enhance the prescribed quote of 40 per cent.
          Mr Bedi thanked the Agriculture Minister for this initiative.
          Among those present on this occasion included Sarpanch of village Nalvi Mr Baldev Singh Kamboj, Sarpanch Ram Nagar Mr Bal Singh and large number of farmers.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Haryana plan to have 500 city buses under City Bus Service Project

With a view to beefing up city bus service, the Haryana Government plans to have a fleet of 500 city buses under the City Bus Service Project in Gurugram. Order for 100 buses has been issued and 25 buses would start plying in the city by August 15 this year.
            This was disclosed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, to review the progress of various development projects, here today. The buses would be operated by Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited  (GMCBL).
            Process has also been initiated for the introduction of 100 CNG buses in Gurugram in the next phase. In addition, the GMCBL has also approved 100 electric buses for Gurugram, tender for which would be floated by June-end.
          As many as 453 bus queue shelters are to be constructed in Gurugram to pick and drop passengers on city buses. Out of these, 125 bus queue shelters are being constructed by the Municipal Corporation (MCG), Gurugram, and 328 bus queue shelters by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). Construction of about 80 bus queue shelters by MCG and 50 by GMDA has been completed and progress is apace on others.
            A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been finalized for the City Bus Service in Faridabad.  In the first phase, 90 buses would be pressed into service, including 40 semi-low floor CNG fuelled air-conditioned buses, and 50 semi-low floor CNG fuelled non-air conditioned buses.
     Similarly, 100 buses each would be started in the second and third phase, respectively. The City Bus Service has already been initiated in Karnal under which six buses, including three AC and three non-AC, are operational.  
            The Chief Minister directed the officers to complete all ongoing works in a time-bound manner. “I would hold regular meetings to see for myself the progress of development works being carried out in the state”, he added.
            While reviewing the Science City Project, Mr Mnaohar Lal issued directions that site for the project be finalised within one month  so that it could be sent to the Centre for approval.
           He said the state government had constituted Pond Management Authority for rejuvenation of 14,000 ponds in the state. Irrigation and Water Resources Department is the nodal department for this work. He directed the department to identify the over flowing ponds on priority basis so that the excess water flowing in the ponds could be utilized for irrigation purposes.
          Describing Housing for All as a big-ticket project, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to take effective steps to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries got benefit of the scheme. A scheme should be prepared for providing housing facility to the residents of Rajiv Colony in Panchkula, and slum dwellers around the Majri Chowk, he added.
          According to a survey conducted by the Urban Local Bodies Department, 3.59 lakh eligible beneficiaries have been identified under the Housing for All Scheme in the state which included 3.06 lakh in urban areas and 53,000 in slums areas.
         In all, 12 check dams are to be constructed in the Shivalik foothills to tap excess water flowing during the rainy season. Out of these, six dams are in advance stages of construction. For the remaining dams, the Department of Irrigation and Water Resources is in the process of obtaining NOC from the Upper Yamuna River Board.
          Regarding setting up 50 lakes in the state, the agency finalized to conduct feasibility study would submit its report by August 15, 2018. The department has also identified 15 water bodies in Sonipat and Palwal, which would be filled during this monsoon season.
            Among those present at the meeting included Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering, Dr Banwari Lal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, and other senior officers of the various departments.
YOGA AAYOG: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the State Government would consider the demand put forth by the Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev regarding constituting a Yoga Aayog in the State.
          Baba Ramdev today called on the Chief Minister here today regarding the International Yoda Day. He appreciated the Chief Minister for promoting yoga and establishing vyayamshalas in the state. Baba Ramdev said that he would assist in preparations of International Yoga Day on June 21.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Haryana to issue appointment letters to 207 sportspersons

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister . Anil Vij, has said that appointment letters would be given to the 207 sportspersons who won medals in international competitions during the tenure of the previous as well as the present state government.
          Besides, all the 22 sportspersons of Haryana who won medals in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, would be given cash prizes without any deduction. For this, he would speak to the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal.
       Interacting with media persons at Ambala today, Mr Vij said for giving cash prizes to 22 sportspersons without any deduction, he would prepare a file and send to the Chief Minister for approval.
        Out-of-turn appointment would be made of 207 sportspersons who won medals in international competitions. The file of these 207 sportspersons has already been approved by the Chief Minister. He expressed the hope that work on issuing the appointment letters would start this month.
          Mr Vij said an advertisement would also be released in newspapers, and any person up to the age of 50 years, who fulfilled the conditions, would be able to apply against the advertisement. The department would prepare a chart and upload it on its website to enable sportspersons to know the job being offered against the medals won by them.
FREE COACHING:  With a view to provide free coaching to the aspirants of CGL-2018  (Combined Graduate Level test), the Department  of  Welfare of Scheduled Castes or Backward Classes, Haryana has invited online applications from June 12 to June 22 on
          Giving details an official spokesperson said that the applicant should be permanent resident of Haryana and should belong to  Scheduled Caste or Backward Class besides having  family income up to Rs 2.5 lakh.
          He said to avail this opportunity, the applicant must attach the proof of applied for CGL-2018.
APPROVAL FOR TWO ROADS: The Haryana Government has given approval for improvement of two roads in district Panipat under National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) loan assistance.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to this effect.
        He said that these included four-laning of Sanoli-Panipat road (stretch not covered under NH, that is, left out portion) and four-laning of Panipat (GT Road NH-44) to Dahar upto NH 709 including construction of ROBs on LC-58 and LC-59 in district Panipat.
        The spokesman said that the State Government has given in-principle approval to pose both the projects under NCRPB loan assistance. Apart from this, administrative approval of Rs 50 lakh has also been given for preparation of DPR of these projects, he added.  
APPEAL TO CONSERVE WATER: Minister of State for Public Health and Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal  appealed the residents of Haryana  to conserve water as water level in different areas of the state has been declining rapidly, which is a matter of concern.
          He told the people to not to waste the water especially in summers  and use it wisely cause jal hai toh kal hai . He insisted on changing the water habits as the water shortage creates problems for the people. He told the people to put taps wherever water is freely flowing.
          Similarly, he appealed the people to not to wash their vehicles using pipes instead should do that with damp cloth. In the same way, for  irrigation people should use the drip irrigation or fountain irrigation  techniques in order to irrigate the land to its maximum without wasting much water.  
          He said the places in the State where there is shortage of tubewell water or river water, the water tankers would be provided. In addition 342 more tubewells would soon be setup in the various places throughout the State, he said.