Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Street Vendor Rules-2016 approved

CHANDIGARH, MAY 25
 With a view to facilitating street vendors in the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has approved the Haryana Street Vendor Rules-2016. A notification to this effect would soon be issued.
        While stating this here today, Urban Local Bodies, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that the implementation of these rules would bring relief to the people who earn their livelihoods by plying ‘feris’, ‘khomchas’ and ‘rehris’ on the roadside.
        She said that such vendors often had to face exploitation, threat of physical abuse and uncertainty over lack of fixed place of business. She said that the Government took steps in this direction and prepared the rules according to the directions of the Central Government.  
        She said that survey of street vendors in each urban area, HUDA, HSIIDC and Housing Board would be conducted according to their location, after which they would be issued certificate.
        She said that Town Vending Committee would be constituted in each area which would comprise officer representing the local authority, medical officer of the local authority, fire officer, two officers of traffic police and local police, office-bearers of market or traders associations, members of resident welfare associations and officers of banks. Apart from this, eight-member committees would be constituted in Municipal Corporation area and three-member committees would be constituted in Municipal Council, Municipality areas and other Development Authority areas.
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Offer for Army to open medical college in Panchkula

CHANDIGARH, MAY 25
The Haryana Government has offered Indian Army to set up a medical college in Panchkula, near here and the land for the same would be provided by the State Government.
          The Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal made this offer to Army Commander, Lt. General K.J. Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command while presiding over the Civil Military Liaison Conference-2016 here today.
          While lauding the role of defence forces in safeguarding the motherland, the Chief Minister said that State government is taking every possible step for welfare of serving soldiers as well as ex-servicemen. He advocated for good liaison   between the Army and civil administration and said that in case of Haryana, it is more important as although the state has only two per cent population of the country, its participation in defence forces is 10 per cent. Also, there are 2.82 lakh ex-servicemen in Haryana.Therefore, the State Government would always do its best for their welfare, he added.
          The Chief Minister said that State Government has earmarked Rs 56.33 crore for welfare of defence personnel and ex-servicemen and in future these funds would be increased. He also enlisted various welfare schemes and programmes being implemented for their welfare. He also announced a grant of Rs five lakh for the think tank “Gyan Chakra”.
          Earlier, while welcoming the Chief Minister, Army Commander, Lt. General K.J. Singh, GOC-in-C Western Command was all praise  for Haryana Government for allotting  land for Jai Jawan Awas Yojna at Bahadurgarh and Karnal, educational institutes in National Capital Region and implementing other  projects for welfare of defence personnel, ex-servicemen and their dependents.
          Chief Secretary Mr D.S. Dhesi said that this conference has a special meaning for Haryana as the State has maximum contribution in armed forces. Several forward looking progressive measures have been announced by the State government for the welfare of serving soldiers and ex-servicemen. He said that State government has started the process for recruitment in Rajya Sainik Board and Zila Sainik Boards.
          While highlighting the internal security situation in the state, Director General of Police Mr. K.P. Singh said that 46 Deputy Superintendent of Police, 29 NGOs and 2476 constables are serving the police force from ex-servicemen category. In addition to the ongoing recruitment of 1000 ex-servicemen, Chief Minister has also approved recruitment of 3000 special police officers in the state.
          A number of issues of mutual interest and grievances redressal mechanism of serving soldiers were discussed in the meeting.
          Others present in the meeting included, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr. Ram Niwas and other senior officers of military and civil administration.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nine HCS officers transferred

CHANDIGARH, MAY 24
The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of nine HCS officers with immediate effect.
        Mrs. Mandeep Kaur, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ballabgarh, relieving Reagan Kumar of the said charge.
        Amit Kumar Panchal, Secretary, RTA, Ambala goes as Joint Director (Admn.) and Deputy Secretary, Industries and Commerce relieving Parvesh Kumar.
        Apurv, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Secretary, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board vice Satpal Sharma.
        Sandeep Aggarwal, awaiting orders of posting, goes as City Magistrate, Panipat, relieving Subhash Sheoran of the said charge.
        Surender Singh-II, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as City Magistrate, Sonepat, relieving Rajiv Ahlawat of the said charge.
        Satinder Siwatch, awaiting orders of posting, goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Jhajjar against a vacant post.
        Sanjiv Kumar, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Secretary, Commission of Enquiry headed by Mr. Justice (Retd.) S.N. Jha at Gurgaon, against a vacant post.
        Vijay, awaiting orders of posting, goes as City Magistrate, Jhajjar, vice Dr. Ekta Chopra.
        Pradeep Ahlawat-II, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Hansi, against a vacant post.
          The orders of posting of Satpal Sharma and Dr. Ekta Chopra will be issued later on.
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VB recommends departmental action against 15 gazetted officers

CHANDIGARH,  MAY 23
Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has  recommended departmental action against 15 Gazetted Officers and six Non-gazetted Officers in investigations conducted recently.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Bureau said that the Bureau has also caught 13 officers and officials red-handed while accepting illegal gratifications ranging from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 20,000, recently. Cases have been registered against them under Prevention of Corruption Act.
          He said that Constable Chap Singh, Gunman of ACP, Narayan Singh of Pataudi was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000 and one blanket on behalf of the ACP. Exemptee Assistant Sub Inspector (EASI) Sant Ram, Police Post Samalkha City, Police Station, Samalkha, Panipat and Suresh Kumar, Peon, posted on deputation from Education Department, Sadar Kanoongo Branch, office of Deputy Commissioner, Panipat were also caught while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 each in separate cases.
          He said that Dharambir Singh, Lineman, Sub-division and Suresh Kumar, Assistant Lineman, Sub-division, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), New Palam Vihar, Gurgaon were caught taking a bribe of Rs 8,000. Dr Vinod Kumar, Medical Officer/Surgeon and Naresh Kumar, Peon, contractual employee, Civil Hospital, Jhajjar were caught taking a bribe of Rs 7,000.
          He said that ASI Hari Parkash, Incharge, Police Post, Education City, Rai, Sonepat and Krishan Kumar, Information Assistant, posted at Primary Health Centre, Daulatpur, Hisar were caught taking bribe of Rs 3,500 each, in separate cases. Ran Singh, Halqa Patwari, village Saunta, Ambala and Ram Pal, Halqa Kanoongo, village Saunta, Ambala were caught taking bribe of Rs 3,000.
          Hari Om, Canal Patwari, office of Executive Engineer, Irrigation, Gohana, Sonepat and Ajit Singh, Head Teacher, Middle School, Garhi Alawalpur, Rewari were caught taking bribe of Rs 2,000 each, in separate cases, he added.
EXAMINATION DUTIES MANDATORY: The Haryana Department of Higher Education has directed that examination duties assigned by the University in under-graduate, post-graduate semester and supplementary examinations would be mandatory for the staff.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to principals of all Government colleges in the State.
Chandigarh, May 24- Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that laptops would be provided to the top 500 students securing 95 per cent or above marks in Matric examinations conducted by Haryana Board of School Education. A provision of Rs two crore has been provided for the purpose in budget of the year 2016-17.
          Mr Sharma said that the State Government is promoting quality education in Haryana. It is a dream of the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi that the future generations   get such education which would make them employable and   they also infuse in themselves moral  values.He said that in order to further improve the quality of education in Haryana, an ambitious initiative known as ‘Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) has been implemented in 3,222 primary schools. Under this programme, 18,000 teachers have been imparted training.   He said that monthly tests programme has been initiated for classes   Class I to Class XII to improve the education level of students and it is also reviewed online.
 SHAKUNTLA NOMINATED: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Kanwar Pal has nominated Mrs Shakuntla Khatak, MLA to serve on the Committee on Petitions as a Special Invitee for the remaining period of 2016-17.
RTI APPLICATIONS; The Haryana Government has decided to adopt the prescription of retention period or retention policy of Government of India for weeding out of records pertaining to RTI applications and cases related under RTI.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Administrative Reforms Department said that the retention period would be three years for record of RTI cases disposed off without attracting any first appeal. It would also be three years for RTI cases attracting first appeal, since they attract second appeal so require a fair retention period.
        He said that for record of RTI cases attracting second appeal, without any remarkable decision, the retention period would be three years or till the compliance of Commission’s orders, whichever is later. He said that retention period would be five years for RTI cases attracting second appeal involving a remarkable decision. It would be judgement or Commission Ruling ‘B’.
        He said that the retention period would also be three years for record of first appeal cases file as they may attract second appeal. He said that for record of second appeal cases file, the retention period would be three years or till the compliance of the Commission’s orders. It would also be three years for the record file relating to the administrative aspects or RTI Act, 2015 that is implementation, suggestion and guidelines. He said that for record file register of RTI application that is other than file, the retention period would be ‘B’ keep, which means that the file required for permanent preservation for administrative purpose.
        He said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Deputy Commissioners, Managing Directors and Chief Administrators of the Boards and Corporations and Registrars of Universities in the State have been directed to ensure implementation of these instructions in all the offices under their control.
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Monday, May 23, 2016

One IAS and 1 HCS officers transferred

CHANDIGARH, MAY 23
The Haryana Government has issued   posting orders of an IAS and one HCS officer with immediate effect. Rahul Hooda, IAS, has been posted as Assistant Commissioner (Under Training), Kurukshetra.
        Dr. Sarita Malik, HCS, awaiting orders of posting has been posted as Secretary, State Information Commission, relieving Amarjit Singh of the said charge.
 THREE DS PROMOTED: The Haryana Government has promoted three Deputy Superintendents of Haryana Civil Secretariat as officiating Superintendents with effect from the date they assume the charge of the new assignment.
        They are Nirmal Singh, Dinesh Kumar Sharma and Rosy Gandhi
JUSTICE SUDIP AHLUWALIA:  The Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr. Justice S.J. Vajifdar today administered oath of office to Mr. Justice Sudip Ahluwalia as Judge of this Court.
        On this occasion, Mr. Justice Raj Mohan Singh, Mr. Justice Amit Rawal, Mr. Justice Deepak Sibal, Mr. Justice Hari Pal Verma, Mrs. Justice Raj Rahul Garg, Mr. Justice Gurmit Ram, Mrs. Justice Sneh Prashar, Mr. Justice Darshan Singh and Dr. Justice Shekhar Kumar Dhawan were also sworn in as permanent Judges of this Court.
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Rs 200 crore sanctioned under District Plan Scheme

CHANDIGARH, MAY
 Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the release of funds to the tune of Rs 200 crore to all the districts under the District Plan Scheme for the year 2016-17. These funds include Rs 80 crore of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that while funds of over Rs 8.90 crore have been released for district Ambala, over Rs 12.89 crore has been released for district Bhiwani.
         He said that over Rs 14.27 crore have been released for district Faridabad, over Rs 7.43 crore for district Fatehabad, over Rs 11.94 crore for district Gurgaon, more than Rs 13.75 crore for district Hisar, over Rs 7.56 crore for district Jhajjar, over Rs 10.52 crore for district Jind, over Rs 8.47 crore for district Kaithal, Rs 11.87 crore for district Karnal and Rs 7.61 crore for district Kurukshetra.
           The spokesman said that over Rs 7.27 crore have been released for district Mahendergarh, over Rs 8.59 crore for district Mewat, over Rs 8.22 crore for district Palwal, over Rs 4.42 crore for district Panchkula, about Rs 9.51 crore for district Panipat, over Rs 7.10 crore for district Rewari, over Rs 8.37 crore for district Rohtak, over Rs 10.21 crore for district Sirsa, about Rs 11.44 crore for district Sonipat and over Rs 9.57 crore for district Yamunanagar.
           He said that 30 per cent of total funds in a district would be spent on the construction of streets whereas  the remaining 70 per cent funds would be spent keeping in view the priorities of the districts strictly as per District Plan guidelines. He said that all districts should make efforts to complete their approved works within this financial year and they should avoid any lapse of funds.
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Benefit of maternity leave extended

CHANDIGARH, MAY 23
The Haryana Government has decided that the benefit of six months maternity leave for the birth of children beyond the second child will be extended without waiting for the approval of the Finance Department on case to case basis.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Finance Department said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all Heads of Departments.
UPGRADED: The  Haryana Government has upgraded the grade pay of employees working in Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Municipalities with effect from September 1, 2014.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the grade pay of employees with pay scale 9300-34800+3600   has been increased to 4000. Similarly, the grade pay of those with pay scale 9300-34800+3200 has been increased to 3600.
3.68 CR. SANCTIONED: The Haryana Government has sanctioned Rs 3.68 crore for the purchase of vehicles under the scheme for Modernization of State Police Force during the current Financial Year.
          While stating this here today an official spokesman said that a proposal to this effect has been approved by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal.
NUTRIOUS FOOD FOR PRISNORS:  With a view to ensure nutritious food to jail inmates, Haryana Government has decided that they would be served Dal Urd,Dal Masur and Dal Moong once a week and for the second time during the week, they would be served  Rajma, White Gram and Black Gram.
                 While stating this here today, a spokesman of Home Department said that a proposal to this effected has been approved by the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal.
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