Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nominations can be filed on holidays: Walgad

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 17
Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Shrikant Walgad has issued clarification regarding filing of nominations for assembly elections on holidays falling on September 20, 23 and 25 in government offices in the state.
            Mr. Walgad said that all candidates could file nominations on holidays on September 20, 23 and 25 at respective assemblies as these days are not public holidays in the Negotiable Instrumental Act, 1881. He clarified that there would be no nominations on September 21 (Sunday), being public holiday.
            Mr. Walgad said that filing of nomination process would start from September 20 and continue upto September 27 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
JOINT MEETING OF OFFICIALS: In view of assembly elections in Haryana, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police from Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan will hold a meeting at Sirsa on September 19 to discuss the security arrangements on border areas of three States.
          While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of district Hanumangarh of Rajasthan, districts Mansa, Bathinda and Muktsar of Punjab and district Fatehabad of Haryana would attend the meeting.
          He said that cooperation would be sought in the meeting from Rajasthan and Punjab administrations at checkpoints of adjoining neighboring states. He said that cooperation between the administrations of three states prior to the elections would result in avoiding any inconvenience during the elections due to external elements.  Apart from this, list of bail jumpers and proclaimed offenders have also been sought from the concerned officers, he added.
 SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE TEAMS FORMEDHaryana Director General of Police Mr. S. N Vashisth said that in view of the ensuing  assembly elections in the State, flying squads and special surveillance teams have been constituted to ensure the peaceful conduct of elections.
          Mr. Vashisth who was presiding over a meeting of senior police functionaries of Yamunanagar gave necessary directions to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of assembly elections in the State. Besides, he also directed to ensure strict compliance of Model Code of Conduct.
          Mr. Vashisth said that there is proper law and order situation in the State. He said that security arrangements have been tightened along the border areas adjoining neighboring states. Also, directions have been issued to nab the proclaimed offenders.  Apart from this, para-military forces would be deployed on the sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling booths in the State, he added.
The Director General of Police also directed all the Incharge of Police Stations in the State to ensure that the holders of licensed arms deposit their arms at the concerned police stations.
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Haryana wave off loans taken from HSDFC and HBCKN

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 11
Taking first initiative of its kind in the country, Haryana Government has waived off debt amounting to Rs.154.75 crore of those who have taken loans from Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance Development Corporation (HSFDC) and Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam (HBCKN) thus benefiting about 1.64 lakh such beneficiaries.
While stating this here today, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal said that as it was a long pending demand of people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes to waive their debt. Now this decision had made them free from debt. She said that HSFDC had waived debt of Rs. 73.52 crore of 1,20,787 loanees whereas HBCKN has given a waiver of Rs 81.23 crore to 43,173 people of backward classes categories.
The Minister said that waiving of huge amount is a bold decision for the welfare of members belonging to SCs and BCs in the state and the present government had honored its commitment for their wellbeing. Earlier also the government had taken a number of welfare decisions for the benefit of all especially, the people belonging to SCs and BCs and this practice would continue in future also. She said that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda has also announced interest subvention of 50 per cent in future to all those who would repay their loans in time, she added.
Giving district wise details of HSFDC loanees benefitted under the debt waiver scheme, Mrs. Bhukkal said that debt of 6,454 loanees have been waived off in district Ambala whereas 7,331 people have been given debt waiver in district Bhiwani. Similarly, loan of 4,552 persons have been waived in district Faridabad, 3,786 in district Fatehabad, 2,477 in Gurgaon, 11,130 in Hisar, 2,381 in Jhajjar, 11,034 in Jind, 8,311 in Kaithal, 8,480 in Karnal, 4,106 in Kurukshetra, 3,927 in Mewat, 6,055 in Narnaul, 5,218 in Palwal, 3,759 in Panchkula, 5,625 in Panipat, 5,567 in Rewari, 4,253 in Rohtak, 5,892 in Sirsa, 4,828 in Sonipat and 5,581 in district Yamunanagar.
Mrs. Bhukkal said that 2,595 people have been benefited in district Ambala under the debt waiver scheme of HBCKN. Similarly, debt of 2,103 loanees have been waived off in district Bhiwani, 1,725 in Faridabad, 1,525 in Fatehabad, 2,025 in Gurgaon, 2,827 in Hisar, 2,049 in Jhajjar, 2,545 in Jind, 1,590 in Kaithal, 2,565 in Karnal, 1,420 in Kurukshetra, 1,372 in Mewat, 2,520 in Narnaul, 815 in Palwal, 1,830 in Panchkula, 1,580 in Panipat, 2,650 in Rewari, 2,550 each in Rohtak and Sonipat, 2,252 in Sirsa and 2,085 in Yamunanagar district.

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 11
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced to send five trucks of sugar, five trucks of other food items (Chivre) and medicines worth Rs. 50 lakh as relief material for the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr. Hooda has earlier announced to send 50,000 blankets as a relief material to the affected people. He also assured help of any kind required for the relief operation and said that the Government and the people of Haryana are with the affected people of the Jammu and Kashmir in this hour of crisis.
The State Government has also appointed Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Department Mr. P.K Das as the Nodal Officer of State for efficient handling of relief assistance.
NO WORK NO PAY: Registrar of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, K.C Ralhan stated here that University no work no pay for non teaching staff of Kurukshetra University on Thursday. He said that the strike of these employees of university is unethical, and he told employee’s to be on work as soon as possible for sake of the students.
UNICEF AND TN TEAM VISITS HARYANA: A team of UNICEF and Tamil Nadu School Education Department today made a visit at Haryana Education Department to learn from the Haryana’s experience for implementing National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) in Tamil Nadu.
The team met Additional Chief Secretary School Education Mrs.Surina Rajan and State level team to know how successfully Haryana has implemented skilling the school students in integration with academic stream under NSQF. Tamil Nadu Government now intends to implement the National Programme from next academic session. UNICEF representative and the team was highly impressed the way Haryana has been able to implement it successfully starting with four trades in 40 schools two years back and further expanding it to cover 240 schools with seven skills reaching 25,000 students.
In view of impressive performance of School Education Department and keeping with National priority to Skill the Nation, UNICEF representative suggested to take it to newer heights by Skilling up the program with World Bank assistance.
KUL HIND MUSHAIRA: The Cultural Affairs Department, Haryana will organize Kul Hind Mushaira ‘Jashn- e-Haryana’ at Tagore Theatre, Sector-18 here on September 20, 2014.
While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. S.S Dhillon would be guest of honour. Additional Chief Secretary, Cultural Affairs Department Mr. Vijay Vardhan and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department Mr. Sudhir Rajpal would also be present on this occasion.
The spokesman said that renowned poet of Urdu from throughout the country including Needa Fazli, Dr. Kalim Kaiser, Dr. Farooq Bakshi, Dr. Naseem Nikhat, Naim Rashid, Dr. Jaya Tonki and Shams Tabreji would participate in the Mushaira.
PROPERTY TAX: Haryana Government has made an amendment in para 4 for sub-para (iii) of Haryana Government, Urban Local Bodies Department (Committee) notification regarding property tax dated October 11, 2013.
As per the amendment made, those who have already deposited the tax, the excess amount, if any, would be adjusted against property tax for the year 2014-15. If the excess amount is still in balance the same be refunded to the tax payer, without interest, by the Municipal Council or Committee concerned.
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No photos of political functionaries on beneficiary cards: ECI

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 11
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has  directed that no photos of political functionaries should be displayed  on the beneficiary cards, electricity bills, construction site plaques  etc after the Model Code of Conduct in enforced for the ensuing Vidhan  Sabha elections.
           Giving this information here today, Chief Electoral Officer,  Haryana, Mr Shrikant Walgad, said that beneficiary cards distributed  to beneficiaries, construction site plaques etc, erected during the  enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct, should not contain photographs or messages of chief ministers, ministers and other   political functionaries.
 Similarly electricity bills, water bills etc. to be generated after  the enforcement of the Model Code should not contain any photographs  or messages/symbols of political functionaries/parties, Mr Walgad  added.
       However, no change is required to be made in the photos of political functionaries on beneficiary cards, construction site  plaques etc. which are distributed or erected prior to the enforcement
 of the Model Code.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

46,000 farmers attend krishi mela in Hisar

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 10
                     The two-day Krishi Mela of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCS HAU) concluded at Hisar today.   Over 46 thousand farmers from Haryana and adjoining states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and U.P. attended the mela and acquainted themselves with the latest techniques of farming.  They also purchased improved seeds of ensuing rabi season crops and vegetables.
                   According to Director of Extension Education and Convener of the mela, Dr. R.S.Antil, the farmers purchased certified seeds of various rabi crops as well as fruit saplings worth Rs. 79 lakh during both the days. Farm literature over Rs. 84 thousand was also sold in the mela.
                 The university had set up a seed sale counter at the mela venue in collaboration with various Government seed agencies including Haryana Seed Development Corporation, Central State Farm and National Seed Corporation for sale of seed to the farmers.
                  Besides seeds, an agro-industrial exhibition put up on the occasion, was another attraction  for the farmers as huge crowd of farmers was seen seeking information about the different farm machinery, agro-chemicals, agriculture tools and other technologies displayed in the stalls in this exhibition.
                  Dr. Antil said the farmers who visited the mela were taken on guided visits to the research farm of the university and shown demonstrations of the bumper rabi  crops raised by the varsity scientists. Besides, they were also apprised of the technologies for the conservation of natural resources in agriculture. He said the farmers also availed the soil and water sample testing facility at the mela site and got tested 265 soil and 281 water samples.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Three IPS and 8 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 9
The Haryana Government has issued transfers and posting orders of three IPS officers and eight HPS officers with immediate effect.
          Among the IPS officers, B. Satheesh Balan, SP, Panipat has been given additional charge of Commandant 5th Battalion (Haryana Armed Police) HAP Madhuban during leave period of Krishan Murari.
          Deepak Gahlawat, Assistant Superintendent of Police (on completion of Phase II training) goes as ASP, Rewari.
          Jashandeep Singh Randhawa, Assistant Superintendent of Police (on completion of Phase II training) goes as ASP, Hisar.
          Among the HPS officers, Omvir Singh, Commandant 4th Battalion HAP Madhuban has been given additional charge of Commandant 2nd Battalion HAP Madhuban during leave period of Krishan Murari.
          Virender Singh, DSP, Rewari goes as DSP Hathin.
          Bhagwan Dass, DSP, Rohtak has been posted as DSP, Siwani vice Rajbir Singh.
          Rajbir Singh, DSP, Siwani goes as DSP, Barwala vice Rajbir Singh.
          Rajbir Singh, DSP, Barwala has been posted as DSP, Hisar.
          Jagat Singh, DSP, State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) goes as DSP, Loharu vice Jai Parkash.
          Jai Parkash, DSP, Loharu goes as DSP, Jind.
          Narender Singh, DSP, PTC Sunaria goes as DSP, SVB vice Jagat Singh.
          The transfer order of Dinesh Yadav, HPS from ACP, Tigaon to DSP, Hathin has been cancelled.

Hooda honours 159 young achievers of Haryana

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 9
Haryana Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda today honoured  as many as 159 young achievers of the State who have succeed in Civil Services Examinations and other  all India competitive examinations held during the year 2013-14 in the Haryana Pratibha Samman Samaroh – 2014 organized at Panchkula  today.
          The programme was organized to honour those brilliant and meritorious students from Haryana, who have brought laurels to the State with their outstanding performance in All India Services and other examinations held in the year 2013-14.
          Mr. Hooda honoured as many as 77 students who have succeed in the examination of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and allied services. Apart from this, he also honoured 41 candidates who have succeeded in JEE and Engineering Examinations, 15 toppers of class XIIth (all streams), three toppers of class Xth, nine candidates who have qualified All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), three toppers of All India Medical Science (AIMS), three winners of International Science Olympiad and eight of other services. On this occasion, Mr. Hooda gave away certificates and cash awards to the awardees .
          Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hooda congratulated the awardees and said that it was a matter of pride that though the State accounts for two per cent population of the country yet 8 per cent of its students have cleared various competitive examinations this year be it the Civil Services Examinations and other Examinations of engineering, defence, medical etc. He said that Haryana is the first State where the talents were honoured in this way so that the coming generation could take inspiration from them. He said the State Government has now expanded the scope of Haryana Pratibha Samman Samaroh and decided to honour the achievers of various competitive examinations like MBBS, AIMS, CAT, GATE, AIIMS (PMT), CBSE, ICSE, Haryana School Education Board etc whereas earlier, only this programme was limited to Civil Services.  He said that it was a matter of pride that the Chief of Army Staff also hails from Haryana. Moreover, every 10thsoldier in the armed forces is also from Haryana.
           Mr. Hooda hoped that wherever they go (awardees), they would bring laurels to the State and the Country and serve the people with utmost honesty and dedication.
          Mr. Hooda said that today the world is shrinking and the real race is in the field of education. While referring the 21st century as an era of knowledge, Mr. Hooda said that only those society, state or country make progress which would lead in education. He said that when he assumed the administration of the State in the year 2005 he had set a vision to make Haryana a education hub and it was a matter of pride that in the coming 5-7 years, the State is going to emerge as a education hub of international level.
He also listed various educational institutes set up or being set up in the State right from Panchkula to Mewat. He said that National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is coming up in Panchkula and the State Government has given Rs 100 crore for the setting up of this institute in addition to land worth of Rs. 100 crore.
The Chief Minister said that during the last nine-and-a-half years, the State has made tremendous progress in every field. The State which is at number 14th in the year 2005 has no reached to number one position. Similarly, the State is also leading in other parameters of development like per capita income, per capita investment, resource mobilization and per capita expenditure on planned budget. Besides education, the sports person of Haryana has also brought laurels to the State and the country with their outstanding performance in national and international level. He said that in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Haryana has won 22 medals out of the total 64 medals won by the country. He said that the neighboring Countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka altogether could not even won medals as won by Haryana alone.
          Speaking on this occasion Haryana Education Minister Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal congratulated the awardees on their achievement and urged them to make their significant contribution in building a strong nation. She said that it was the result of the farsighted approach of Mr. Hooda that the State Government has decided to organize the Pratibha Samman Samaroh to honour the achievers of the State.
Haryana Chief Secretary Mrs. Shakuntla Jakhu and Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Mr. S.S Prasad also spoke on this occasion.
MLA Panchkula Mr D.K. Bansal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister namely Mr. SS Dhillon and Dr. K.K Khandelwal, Principal OSD Mr. M.S Chopra, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Prof Virender Singh, Deputy Commissioner Dr. SS Phoolia, DCP Mr. Rahul Sharma and other senior officers of various departments and awardees and their family members were also present on this occasion.
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