Thursday, May 21, 2015

Haryana to implement Digital Locker System and eSign facilities

CHANDIGARH, MAY 21
The Haryana Government will implement Digital Locker System and e-signature (eSign) facility in the state to save significant time of both citizen as well as the government agencies, avoid transit delays or losses of documents and reduce physical visit of citizens to government offices and facilitate direct C2G interactions.
          Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi today presided over a meeting in this regard with the Administrative Secretaries of various departments where a presentation on Digital Locker System and e-signature was given through video conferencing by the IT representatives of Government of India.
            During the meeting, it was informed that under Digital India Programme, so far one lakh persons have registered and over one lakh documents have been uploaded. The State has aligned its vision with the three focus areas of Digital India Programme of Government of India including Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Governance and Services on demand and Digital empowerment of citizens.
            Digilocker is a National digital locker system launched by Central Government which could be accessed at http://digilocker.gov.in, http://digitallocker.gov.in and http://elocker.gov.in.
            The presentation revealed that after the implementation of Digital Locker System, the citizens could upload their document copies online, esign them and use this system to electronically submit these documents for various government services online. Similarly, e-signature (eSign) facility that leverages Aadhaar validated identities of citizens would allow them to sign their forms online using digital signature. This eSign is legally tenable under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
            There are immense benefits at hand from adopting the proposed system. While Digital Locker eliminates the need for physical documentation and removes chances of falsification by facilitating online validation, eSign is an easy and instantaneous mechanism of identity validation. When both the services will be adopted together, they will save significant time of both citizens as well as government agencies.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

16 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, MAY 19
The Haryana government today issued transfer and posting orders of 16 HPS officers with immediate effect.
          Mr Vikram Kapoor, Superintendent of Police, goes as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Crime, Ambala relieving Surinder Bhoria of additional charge.
          Mr Puran Chand, awaiting orders of posting on re-designation as Additional Superintendent of Police, goes as DCP, NIT, Faridabad against a vacant post.
          Mr Ravinder Tomar, on return from earned leave, has been posted as DSP, Tohana vice Kushal Pal Singh who goes as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Indri replacing Shital Singh transferred as DSP, State Vigilance Bureau against a vacant post.
          Vijay Kumar, DSP, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (designated) has been posted as DSP, Sirsa.
          Shakir Hussain, DSP, Kanina has been posted as such at Rewari replacing Tahir Hussain who goes as DSP, Kanina.
          Vishnu Dayal, ACP, Headquarters Faridabad goes as ACP, Tigaon replacing Jitesh Malhotra who has been posted as ACP, Headquarters Faridabad.
          Sharif Singh, ACP, Pataudi has been posted as DSP, State Vigilance Bureau against a vacant post.
          Narain Chand, ACP, Gurgaon goes as ACP, Pataudi vice Sharif Singh already transferred.
          Bhagwan Dass, DSP, Hansi goes as DSP, Hisar.
          Ram Chander Rathee, DSP, Second Battalion, Haryana Armed Police, Madhuban has been posted as DSP, State Vigilance Bureau against a vacant post.
          Jagadish Rai, DSP, Haryana Human Rights Commission has been posted as DSP, State Vigilance Bureau against a vacant post.
          Poonam, DSP, Haryana Police Academy (designated) has been posted as DSP, State Vigilance Bureau.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

55.31 lakh MT of wheat arrive in Haryana mandis

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30
In Haryana, so far over 55.31 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has arrived out of which over 55.29 lakh metric tonnes has been purchased at Minimum Support Price by the procurement agencies.
        While giving this information today, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that the procurement is working smoothly in the state and there is no problem in the mandis. He said that the procurement agencies have gunnybags in adequate quantity. He said that the Food and Supplies Department and other procurement agencies have paid Rs 6077.33 crore for purchased wheat till April 26, 2015.
        He said that so far about 16.79 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured by Food and Supplies Department, over 23.67 lakh metric tonnes by HAFED, over 5.84 lakh metric tonnes by Agro, 5800 metric tonnes by CONFED and over 8.93 lakh metric tonnes by Ware House Corporation. Apart from this, 1867 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured by traders.
        The spokesman said that over 54.22 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured during the corresponding period last year. Similarly, the wheat procured during current Rabi season is 1.07 lakh metric tonnes more than that procured during corresponding period last year.

Aadhaar-enrolled birth certificates for new born babies within seven days

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30
Come May 2 and all babies born in Haryana will be concurrently Aadhaar-enrolled and their birth certificate issued within seven days. This visionary measure, designed at the behest of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, will not only help monitor delivery of all welfare and health-related benefits to an infant but will also help in tracking the child from birth to immunization to school admission. Besides, it will seek to serve as a data-base of children for timely and assured delivery of services.
          Inspired by the success of the pilot project launched at Tigaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Faridabad district in February-March in coordination with NITI Ayog and UIDAI where more than 3,500 children were Aadhaar-enrolled, the Haryana Government has decided to launch a state-wide programme on May 2, 2015. It will encompass all PHCs, community health centres (CHCs), urban local bodies (ULBs) and civil hospitals at the district HQ level.
          More than 550 Aadhaar enrolment kits have been deployed for the purpose. Each and every CHC, PHC and MC has been mapped with an enrolment kit and provided with an operator to facilitate registration of birth of an infant along with Aadhaar enrolment. The kits will be installed every Tuesday in CHCs/PHCs/MCs. The next day i.e. every Wednesday, the left-out children in Anganwadis under CHC/PHC will be enrolled for Aadhaar.
          While Aadhaar-enrolling a child (0-5 years), his biometrics is not captured. Instead, Aadhaar number and biometrics of parents (either father or mother) are linked with child enrolment. Different data bases like Birth and Death Information System (BDIMS), Mother Child Tracking System (MCTS) and Integrated Child Development Scheme  (ICDS) can be integrated with and woven into the common thread ‘Aadhaar’ as a key parameter for maintaining uniqueness. It will help facilitate better monitoring and assurance of timely delivery of the services provisioned for mother and child.
          Haryana has scored with Aadhaar saturation topping 86.7 per cent- mark; out of the total population of 2.53 crore, only 33.7 lakh remain to be enrolled. The left-outs are mostly children in the age group of 0-5 years (nearly 25 lakh). The programme will cover not only the newborns but also children pending for Aadhaar enrolment. The state has set the target of achieving 100 per cent Aadhaar saturation by June, 2015. With the launch of this programme, the pending population will be covered in the next two months.
          At present, about 1,000 Aadhaar enrolment kits are running in the state. Given average enrolment of 50 with each kit, 3 lakh enrolments can be done every week. The new program envisages that the Aadhaar enrollment of an infant will be done at the enrolment centre set up on the premises where he is born. Photo, name, address and parents’ details are captured and EID (Enrollment ID Number) or UID (Aadhaar Number) of either mother or father is linked with child enrolment. This data is pushed online from the Aadhaar enrolment machine to the birth and death registration software where the Health Department staff enter the details of the child required for birth registration.
          Once approved by the competent authority, birth certificate is generated having EID number of the infant. The biometrics of the child is captured after attaining the age of five years. It can be done at any Aadhaar enrolment centre in the state.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Haryana Speaker constitutes 12 committees

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 29
Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kanwar Pal has constituted 12 committees for the year 2015-16 and has also nominated members for them.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Kanwar Pal will be the Ex-Officio Chairperson for the Rules Committee whereas MLAs namely Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, Mr. Parminder Singh Dhull, Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav, Mr. Ghan Shyam Dass and Mr. Gian Chand Gupta have been nominated as the Members of the Committee. Similarly, Deputy Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha has been nominated the Ex-Officio Chairperson for the House Committee whereas MLAs namely Mr. Kuldip Sharma, Mr. Naseem Ahmed, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana and Mr. Om Parkash Yadav have been nominated as the Members of the Committee.
He said that MLA, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta has been nominated as the Chairperson for the Committee on Public Accounts whereas MLAs namely Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, Mr. Ranbir Singh Gangwa, Mrs. Kiran Choudhry, Mrs. Shakuntla Khatak, Mr. Subhash Barala, Dr. Kamal Gupta, Mr. Harvinder Kalyan and Mr. Umesh Aggarwal have been nominated as the Members of the Committee. MLA, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar has been nominated as the Chairperson for Committee on Public Undertakings whereas MLAs namely Mr. Udai Bhan, Mr. Hari Chand Midha, Mr. Parminder Singh Dhull, Mrs. Prem Lata, Mr. Mahipal Dhanda, Mr. Assem Goel, Mr. Naresh Kaushik and Mr. Lalit Nagar have been nominated as the Members of the Committee.
He said that likewise, MLA Mrs. Santosh Yadav has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on Estimates whereas MLAs namely Jagbir Singh Malik, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, Mr. Sri Krishan Hooda, Mr. Tejpal Tanwar, Mr. Ghan Shyam Dass, Mr. Kehar Singh, Mr. Anoop Dhanak and Mr. Jasbir Deswal have been nominated as the Members of the Committee. MLA, Sardar Jaswinder Singh Sandhu has been nominated as the Chairperson for Committee on Government Assurances whereas MLAs namely Dr. Raghuvir Singh Kadian, Mr. Kuldeep Bishnoi, Mrs. Renuka Bishnoi, Mrs. Prem Lata, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana, Sardar Bakhshish Singh Virk, Dr. Banwari Lal and Mr. Nagender Bhadana have been nominated as Members of the Committee.
He said that similarly, MLA, Mr. Balwant Singh has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes whereas MLAs namely Mr. Pirthi Singh, Mr. Jaiveer Singh, Mr. Bhagwan Dass Kabir Panthi, Mrs. Bimla Chaudhary, Mr. Bishamber Singh Balmiki, Mr. Kulwant Ram Bazigar, Mr. Ram Chand Kamboj and Mr. Balkaur Singh have been nominated as Members for the Committee. MLA Mrs. Seema Trikha has been nominated as the Chairperson for Library Committee whereas MLAs namely Mr. Jai Tirath, Prof. Dinesh Kaushik, Mrs. Latika Sharma, Mr. Sukhwinder and Mrs. Naina Singh Chautala have been nominated as Members of the Committee.
He said that MLA Mrs. Santosh Chauhan Sarwan has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on Public Health, Irrigation, Power and Public Works (Building and Roads) whereas MLAs namely Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mr. Zakir Hussain, Mr. Vipul Goel, Dr. Pawan Saini, Mr. Om Parkash Yadav, Mr. Rahish Khan, Mr. Om Parkash Barwa and Mr. Assem Goel have been nominated as Members of the Committee. Similarly, MLA Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions whereas MLA namely Mr. Jai Parkash, Prof. Dinesh Kaushik, Mr. Subhash Sudha, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, Mr. Makhan Lal Singla, Sardar Bakhshish Singh Virk, Mr. Rajdeep Singh Phogat and Mr. Tek Chand Sharma have been nominated as Members of the Committee.
He said that MLA Mr. Ghan Shyam Dass has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on Petitions whereas MLAs namely Mr. Anand Singh Dangi, Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal, Mr. Balwan Singh, Mr. Randhir Singh Kapriwas, Mrs. Rohita Rewri and Mr. Ved Narang have been nominated as Members of the Committee. MLA Mr. Manish Kumar Grover has been nominated as Chairperson for Committee on Subordinate Legislation whereas MLAs namely Mr. Karan Singh Dalal, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini, Mr. Ravinder Machhrouli, Mr. Tek Chand Sharma, Prof. Ravinder Baliala and Advocate General, Haryana have been nominated as Members of the Committee.

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Another DA for Haryana employees released

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 29
The Haryana Government today released another installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to the State Government employees with effect from January 1, 2015.
While stating this here today, the Finance Minister, captain Abhimanyu said that now the employees would get DA at the rate of 113 per cent of their basic pay thus registering an increase of six per cent in the dearness allowance.
At present they are getting 107 per cent. The arrears of the hiked DA of six per cent from January 1, 2015 would be given in cash.
He said that the State exchequer would have to bear an additional burden of over Rs. 316.50 crore annually.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Shivalik and Mewat area teachers to get special allowance

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 24
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that in order to overcome the shortage of teachers in areas like Shivalik and Mewat, the state government is considering to give special allowance to teachers posted there so that they dont take their posting as burden and rather teach students with full dedication.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting with various unions of government teachers regarding quality improvement in education held at Haryana Niwas here today. The Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma and Additional Chief Secretary, Education, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Principal Secretary, Mr. T.C. Gupta and other senior officers were also present there.
He said that the state government is working in the direction of to involving teachers less to less in the non-teaching works. He said that there should be grading system for teachers too and good teachers should focus more on weak students. The Chief Minister gave assurance that he would sympathetically consider the demands put forth by teachersunions.
Speaking on the occasion, the Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the present state government has taken the initiative of preparing value based environment in government schools and for this, Yoga and Gita were being incorporated in school syllabus. He said that the administrative demands of the Department would be approved on priority basis.
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