Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Water Audit Scheme" for MSMEs

Chandigarh, April 27
The Haryana Government has notified "Water Audit Scheme" for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to encourage water harvesting and conservation in industrial units in the state.
       While stating this here today, a spokesman of Industries and Commerce Department said that it also involves measuring the actual water consumption of various water consumption gadgets used in the premises of the enterprise, comparing it with an estimate of the minimum water required to undertake the process and establishing technically and economically feasible means to achieve the same and suggest best ways to optimize the water consumption leading to water saving and cutting down water consumption bills.
       Referring to the quantum of assistance, he said that 75 per cent reimbursement of cost of water audit limited to a maximum of Rs. one lakh and subsidy up to 50 per cent or maximum of Rs. 20 lakh on the cost of capital equipment required for water conservation or harvesting systems would be provided to an eligible MSME under the scheme. He said that the scheme will remain in operation for  five years. The MSMEs which have undertaken water audit and purchased equipments after August 14, 2015 and before August 14, 2020 would be eligible under this scheme, he added.
        He said that all existing MSMEs units anywhere in the state, which have filed EM Part-II or Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) with respective District Industries Centre, would be eligible to apply under the scheme. Such enterprises would be provided financial assistance provided that the water audit has been done by an ISO certified agency.
       Detailing about the other criteria of eligibility, he said that the item of manufacture should not fall in the restrictive list as notified by the State Government from time to time. The assistance on cost of capital equipments will be eligible only if there has been at least 25 per cent reduction in the water consumption of average monthly consumption of previous 12 months before conducting of audit. Even after taking all steps for efficient use of water, if consumption is increasing due to increase in production then such claim will be examined separately by a committee to be constituted by the Director of Industries and Commerce. Investments in new plant, machinery and equipments focused towards enhancing water conservation shall only be eligible for subsidy under this scheme. The unit should have obtained NOC/CLU from competent authority, if applicable. The unit should be in commercial production. In addition, the unit should be in regular production at the time of disbursement. The assistance shall not be released to a closed unit, he added.
          He said that application for the reimbursement of expenses incurred in conducting water audit and purchase of capital equipments along with listed documents would be submitted to the Director of Industries and Commerce, on the web portal of the department within three months from the date of completion of water audit/ purchase of capital equipment. In case the deficiencies are not removed within prescribed period, the claim may be filed by the Competent Authority, under intimation to the applicant through an e-mail. The enterprise shall not be required to submit any additional document other than specified under Annexure-I without approval of competent authority.
          He said that Director Industries and Commerce will be competent authority to sanction assistance within 30 days from the date of completion of the claim whereas Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce will be competent to make interpretation or relaxation of any provision of this scheme.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2109 Trained Graduate Teachers promoted

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 26
The Haryana Government has promoted 2109 Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) of different subjects to the post of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) in School Education Department, with immediate effect.
        While stating this here today, Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that it was a long standing demand of TGTs, which has now been fulfilled. He said that more promotions would be made in the department in future and orders have been issued to all the District Education Officers to send the list of vacancies of   posts in their respective offices.
        He said that government is making concerted efforts to improve the standard of education in government schools. The teachers should give their best in providing quality education to the students so as to make them responsible citizens, he added.
TRANSFER PERMISSION: Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has framed a transfer policy for granting transfer permission to nursing homes or clinics allotted before the year 1997 in the state.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of HUDA said that in case of first transfer for nursing home sites allotted, not auctioned, transfer fee would be charged at double the rate of the transfer fee rates of commercial sites that were allotted through auction.
        For the second transfer, the rate for transfer of allotted Nursing Home sites, not auctioned, would be at par with commercial rates of transfer. At present, administrative charges of Rs. 5000 are applied for transfer of built up residential or commercial sites, where full payment has been made and conveyance deed has been executed by the allottee.
          He said that the rates for transfer of residential or commercial sites, built up or not built, would be updated as per present rates. For future allotments, transfer permission can be allowed only in cases where the Nursing Home has been running for at least five years. However, vacant plots would not be allowed to be transferred. A minimum of 25 per cent built up area would be a pre-condition for transfer of nursing home sites, he added.
 

Haryan to launch LEP in all primary schools

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 26
The Haryana Government has decided to launch ‘Learning Enhancement Programme’ (LEP) in all primary schools within   next three months   to improve the learning outcomes of students in about 9,000 primary schools across the State. Apart from this, moral education would also be introduced as a part of the curriculum in the schools.
        This was informed during the 43rd meeting of the Executive Committee of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, here today.
        During the meeting, the Chief Secretary issued orders to get a survey conducted to identify the reasons for students dropping out of schools.
        It was informed in the meeting that dedicated Academic Cells would be established in Directorate of Elementary Education and Directorate of Secondary Education for implementation and monitoring of all academic initiatives. The AMS mobile application would also be launched state-wide for all officers to enhance usability and usage of the Academic Monitoring System (AMS).
          Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, said that for the academic session 2016-17, the curriculum of primary classes has been modified and the textbooks have been improved. She said that moral education has been included in the curriculum of Classes VI to VIII and the textbooks of this subject would be delivered to the schools by April 30. Similarly, work is underway on the textbooks of moral education for Classes IX and X, she added.
        She said that according to the latest National Achievements Survey (NAS) conducted by NCERT, Haryana is one of the three states which have shown an improvement in learning outcomes of the students. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has appreciated the good work done by Haryana under its Quality Improvement Programme, she added.
          She said that 96 per cent of the students of primary schools in the State have been linked with Aadhaar and the teachers are also being linked with Aadhaar.
          Those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Sunil Gulati and Additional Chief Secretary, Women and Child Development, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal and other senior officers.

80,000 persons imparted skill development training

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 26
With a view to empower youth for gainful employment, more than 80,000 persons in Haryana have been imparted skill development training under the Haryana Skill Development Mission during 2015-16. A target has been set to provide skill training to 21,000 youths at a cost of Rs 25 crore in the year 2016-17.
        This was informed in the second meeting of the Governing Council of Haryana Skill Development Mission held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, here today.
          The Chief Secretary also launched the Mission website www.hsdm.org.in to provide information regarding training providers, training centers, courses and various skill schemes to stakeholders. Different skill schemes were also approved and decisions were taken for the smooth functioning of the Mission.
          It was informed that 360 youth are being trained by the Mission through the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Murthal in district Sonepat in the field of Plastic Engineering and Technology. Skill training is being provided to 5,750 youth through NSDC-empanelled training providers in different sectors. Training is being provided to 5,000 urban youth under the scheme Employment through Skill Training and Placement (EST and P) of National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM). Similarly, under Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) of Union Ministry of Textiles, training is being imparted to 4,600 candidates in districts Ambala, Rohtak, Hisar, Gurgaon, Bhiwani, Panipat and Faridabad.
          It was informed in the meeting that the Mission aims to provide skill training to 1,000 youth from each district in 2016-17 in various sectors as per skill gap survey and local industry requirements. The estimated training cost per trainee, including assessment and certification charges, would be between Rs 12,000 and Rs 15,000.The future action plan of the Misison also includes the setting up of a Skill Development Centre (Swaran Jayanti Kaushal Vikas Kendra) in each district, establishment of Skill University in district Faridabad and setting up of Multi Skill Development Centres at Dhamlawas in Rewari, Sector 26 in Panchkula and in eight upcoming new Government Polytechnics. It also includes establishment of a Technology Centre at newly constructed Government Polytechnic, Neemka in Faridabad by National Small Industry Corporation (NSIC) for imparting training to local entrepreneurs and skill training to unemployed local youth. It also includes setting up of three Centres of Excellence by Siemens Industry Software (India) Private Limited, the proposal for which has been submitted to competent authority after concurrence of Chief Secretary.
          During the meeting, skill schemes were approved to impart employment-oriented skill training in various sectors. These included SURYA (Skilling, Up-skilling, Re-skilling of Youth and Assessment) to provide foundation, refresher and advance skill training and DAKSH (Dissemination of Applied Knowledge and Skill in Haryana) to facilitate other departments to accomplish their skill trainings. Similarly, Smart (Skill Mart) has been coneptualised to offer skill training in association with industries and ‘Seekho-Sikhaao’ for training of trainers and creating pool of trainers.
          It was also informed in the meeting that according to the Skill Gap Survey conducted by the NSDC, there was an estimated shortfall of 3.5 lakh skilled and five lakh semi-skilled manpower in retail, healthcare, construction, Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled Services, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), automotives, sports, green jobs, beauty and wellness, agriculture and allied sectors in all the districts.
          It was also informed that the skill targets in Haryana are being achieved collectively by School Education, Technical Education, Higher Education, Industries, Industrial Training, Electronics and IT, Urban Local Bodies, Women and Child Development, Agriculture, Tourism, Medical Education, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, HARTRON and Rural Development Departments. At present, different schemes namely ‘Hunar Se Rozgar', Apprenticeship, Modular Employability Scheme, Community Development Through Polytechnics, Creation of Employment Generation, Aajeevika, SABLA and Swavlamban, are being implemented by various departments in the State.
          The Mission is coordinating the implementation of the skill schemes across the Departments and would also execute skill-based trainings by convergence of all ongoing and new skill development schemes. The Mission has been developed to achieve the vision of Skill India and would coordinate skilling efforts to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards. It would target school dropouts, women, persons belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, persons living below poverty line, differently-abled persons and those employed seasonally or in unorganised sector.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Subhash Chander stars in Canara HSBC 's win

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 25
An all-round performance by Subhash Chander (45 and 3 for 10) and his 59-run second wicket partnership with Dheeraj Kumar (45, 4x4s, 2x6s) helped Canara HSBC beat Suave Automotive by 53 runs in the Gurgaon District Cricket Twenty20 Tournament in Gurgaon on Sunday night.
Canara HSBC batted first and scored 133 for 3 in allootted 20 overs. They lost their opener Yogesh Rawat (6) with scoreboard reading 54. Subhash and Dheeraj propped up their innings with a 59-run second wicket partnership. Subhash in his 45 hit six boundaries while Dheeraj's 45 contained four fours and two sixes.
Dinesh Mehta and Nitin Gupta remained not out on 3 and 8, respectively.
In reply Suave Automotive were bundled out for 88 in 17 overs. Only Anuj (24), Naveen (10) and Pardeep (10) could reach the double figure mark. Abhishek Lal (3 for 7), Subhash Chander (3 for 10), Shalesh Negi (1 for 13), Sumit Chawla (1 for 15) and Dheeraj Kumar (1 for 21) were the wicket takers for Canara HSBC .
Subhash Chander was adjudged the man of the match. He received a voucher of Rs 3500. Dheeraj, also of Canara HSBC got a vourcher award for Rs 2000.
Awards were given by BJP leader Manish Yadav and Gurgaon District Cricket Association general secretary Naresh Sharma distributed the prize.
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House Allotment Committee invites applications

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 25
House Allotment Committee, Haryana has invited fresh applications from eligible employees of Haryana Government working on regular basis in the offices at Chandigarh for allotment of type-III government houses at Panchkula.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the committee said that the employees, who have already been allotted government houses of appropriate category at Chandigarh by UT Administration and the employees of Boards, Corporations and of other Autonomous Bodies are not eligible for allotment of these houses at Panchkula.
          The employees drawing basic pay plus grade pay of Rs. 17,101 to Rs. 21,000 in revised pay scale as on January 1, 2016 were eligible for the allotment of these houses, he added.
          He said that the employees who have been allotted government houses have to occupy the houses in a specified period, otherwise the applicant would stand debarred for allotment of this type of house for a period of one year. The applicants whose names appears in the existing seniority list shall be consigned to record and they need to apply afresh. The applications could also be downloaded from website www.haryanapwd-bandr.org.
          The spokesman said that applications in Form "A" should reach the office of House Allotment Committee by May 6, 2016.

18 IAS officers transferred in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, APRIL 25
The Haryana Government today issued transfer and posting   orders of 18 IAS officers with immediate effect.
           Vijayendra Kumar, Director General and Secretary, Electronic and Information Technology Department and Chief Executive Officer, Saraswati Heritage Board has been posted as Secretary, General Administration Department  relieving Rajeev Ranjan and Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department and Director General, Consolidation of Holdings and Land Records, Special Collector(Headquarter) and Special LAO relieving Suprabha Dahiya of the said charge.
           Rajbir Singh, Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination and Commissioner, Hisar Division, Hisar has been posted as Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister against a vacant post.
           Pankaj Agarwal, Registrar, Cooperative Societies goes as Labour Commissioner and Secretary, Labour Department vice  Wazeer Singh Goyat, who has been posted as Special Secretary, Home-1 Department and Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation.
           Sameer Pal Srow, Deputy Commissioner, Panipat goes as Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation relieving  Vikas Yadav of the said charge.Ashok Sangwan, Deputy Commissioner, Ambala and E.O for Management, Land in Excised Area, Ambala Cantt. has been posted as Registrar, Cooperative Societies in place of  Pankaj Agarwal.
            Mrs.Ashima Brar, Director and Special Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation and Secretary, Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has been posted as Special Secretary, Home-II Department and Joint Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections vice  Rajnarayan Kaushik, who goes as Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra in place of  C.G.Rajini Kaanthan, who has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Department.
           Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Karnal vice Mr.J.Ganesan, who goes as Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board relieving Anil Malik of the said charge.
            Mrs.Renu S.Phulia, Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation and Secretary, Haryana Human Rights Commission has been posted as Secretary, Haryana Human Rights Commission and also given the additional charge of Director and Special Secretary, Women and Child Development Department and Managing Director, Women Development Corporation and Secretary, Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights vice Ashima Brar.
           Ravi Prakash Gupta, Special Secretary, Finance Department goes as Deputy Commissioner, Kaithal in place of Mr.Nikhil Gajraj, who goes as Deputy Commissioner, Hisar and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Hisar vice  Changer Shekhar Khare, who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Panipat in place of  Sameer Pal Srow.
            Dr.Garima Mittal, Administrator, HUDA and Additional Director, Urban Estates, Faridabad has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula vice Mandip Singh Brar.
            Mr.Prabhjot Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer (ADC-cum-CEO), District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Kurukshetra has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Ambala and E.O.for Management of Government Land in Excised Area, Ambala Cantt. Dr.Priyanka Soni, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Rewari goes as Administrator, HUDA, Faridabad and Additional Director, Urban Estates, Faridabad.