Thursday, August 21, 2014

Filling up vacant posts of safai karamcharis:

CHANDIGARH, AUG 21
The Haryana Government has decided to fill up the direct vacant posts of safai karamcharis, sewermen and helper tubewell operator in Municipalities of the State.
While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Urban Local Bodies Department said that there would be no criteria of educational qualification for filling up these posts of safai karamcharis. Those who have work experience of minimum 10 years in the Municipalities, their maximum age limit would be considered as 55 years.
He said it has been decided to constitute a selection committee under the Chairmanship of concerned Deputy Commissioner to fill up these posts in Municipal Council and Municipal Committees in the State. Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Executive Officer or Secretary Municipal Council or Municipal Committee and other local officers appointed by the Chairman would be the other members of the Committee. The provision of selection committee is already in place for filling up posts of the level of Municipal Corporation under the Haryana Municipal Corporation Service Rules, 1998, he added.
He said that to fill up these posts, the Commissioners of concerned Municipal Corporations and the concerned Deputy Commissioners for Municipal Councils and Municipal Committees would give advertisement in the newspapers. Apart from this, the demand for these posts would be sent to the Employment Department and the candidates would be called for the interviews.
He said that while advertising these posts, it would be ensured that the posts of those safai karamcharis who have already been appointed in Municipalities on contract basis on wages of Rs 8100 per month, their sanctioned posts are not included in this recruitment. He said that it has been directed that the demand letters which have earlier been sent to the State Government may either be withdrawn or advertisement be given for filling up of the remaining posts.
He said that the relaxation has been given by the State Government as one time measure as per sub section 17 of Municipal Corporation Employee Service Rules, 1988 and sub section 17 of Haryana Municipal Committee Service Rules , 2010 and thus it should not be considered as a example in future. Apart from this, concerned appointment authority would ensure that in future, no illegal or irregular recruitment is made on ad hoc or contractual basis against the sanctioned posts, he further added.
REGULARISING SERVICES: The Government has decided to regularize the services of Group ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees and workers of all the Boards and Corporations in the state as per its Regularization Policy.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification to this effect has been issued by the office of Chief Secretary.RESIGNATION ACCEPTED: The Government has accepted the resignation of Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Sultan Singh, attached with Minister of Irrigation and Transport with immediate effect.
TWO HCS OFFICERS TRANSFERRED: The Haryana Government today issued transfers and posting orders of two HCS officers with immediate effect.
Mukesh Kumar, Sub Divisional Officer (C)- cum-Additional Collector, Bawal and Jitender Kumar –II, Sub Divisional Officer (C)- cum-Additional Collector, Kosli will swap their places of posting.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Three IAS and 13 HCS officers transferred

CHANDIGARH, AUG 20
The Haryana Government today issued transfer and posting orders of three IAS and 13 HCS officers with immediate effect.
          Among IAS officers, Arun Kumar Gupta, Director General and Secretary, Food and Supplies Department, Managing Director, CONFED and Director General, Science and Technology has been given the additional charge of Director General and Secretary, Transport Department relieving Ramesh Krishan of the said charge.
          Ms Amna Tasneem, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Hodal (Designate) has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Ratia vice Umed Singh Mohan.
          Dhirendra Khadgata, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Bawal(Designate) has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Ellenabad vice Subhash Sheoran.
          Among HCS officers, Mrs Anju Chaudhry, City Magistrate, Rewari has been posted as Additional Director(Admn.), Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat against a vacant post.
          Mahavir Kaushik, awaiting posting orders, has been posted as Additional Chief Electoral Officer against a newly created post.
          Surinder Singh, General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Sonepat has been posted as Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Sonepat against a vacant post.
          Mukesh Kumar, awaiting posting orders, has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Bawal against Dhirender Khadgata.
          Subhash Sheoran, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ellenabad has been posted as Secretary, Regional Transport Authority, Ambala relieving Satbir Singh Kundu of the said charge.
          Suresh Kumar, Joint Director(Admn.), Urban Local Bodies has been posted as General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Sirsa.
          Partap Singh, General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Narnaul has been posted as City Magistrate, Mahendragarh at Narnaul vice Bharat Bhushan Gogia.
          Umed Singh Mohan, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ratia has been posted as Secretary, Housing Board, Panchkula vice Ashutosh Rajan.
          Satyawan, Joint Commissioner, M.C.F., Ballabgarh has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Hodal vice Ms Amna Tasneem.
          Mrs Kamal Preet Kaur, Joint Controller, Civil Defence, Ambala and Estate Officer, HUDA, Ambala has been given the additional charge of Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ambala against a vacant post.
          Bharat Bhushan Gogia, City Magistrate, Mahendragarh at Narnaul has been posted as City Magistrate, Rewari vice Mrs Anju Chaudhry.
          Surender Pal, Deputy Secretary, Planning Department has been posted as Joint State Transport Commissioner(Road Safety) relieving A. S. Mann of the said charge.
          Ashutosh Rajan, Secretary, Housing Board has been posted as Joint Commissioner, M.C.F., Ballabgarh vice Satyawan.
RK SANGWAN PROMOTED: The  Haryana Government has promoted Joint Director, Haryana Fisheries Department, Mr R.K . Sangwan as Director in the same Department.
The government has also promoted Mr Singh Ram, Secretary to Minister of Haryana Civil Secretariat as officiating Senior Secretary to Minister.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Haryana Sahitya Akademi to honour 10 writers

CHANDIGARH, AUG 19
Haryana Sahitya Akademi has decided to honour 19 prominent writers at “Shreshth Kriti Puraskar Samaroh” to be organized at Haryana Niwas here on August 20. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana, Dr. K.K. Khandelwal would give away awards.
          While giving this information today, a spokesman of the Akademi said that every year academy   gives away awards for best literary works in Hindi, Haryanvi and English and Hindi Story. He said that out of the   about 100 books received during the year 2013, as many as15 books of Haryana domicile writers have been selected in Hindi, Haryanvi and English category for Shreshth Kriti Puraskar. He said that under this award scheme, there is a provision to give Rs 21,000 in cash and a certificate to each awarded writer.
          He said that a total of nine writers would be awarded for poetry, story, novel, short story, play, biography, critique and child-literature in Hindi category. Similarly, six writers would be awarded for poetry ragini, play and folk-literature in Haryanvi category and one writer would be awarded for prose and verse in English category. Also, three writers would be awarded under Hindi Story Competition for the year 2013.
          He said that under Hindi category, Dr. Radhe Shyam Shukal, Hisar for poetry ‘Kaise Bune Chadariya Sadho’, Mrs. Manjit Sharma Meera, Chandigarh for story ‘Aatm Hatya Ke Kshanon Mein’, Mrs. Manju Dalal, Bahadurgarh for Novel ‘Panah’, Mrs. Kamlesh Chaudhary, Kurukshetra for Novel ‘Khoya Hua Gaon’, Dr. Surender Gupt, Ambala Cantonment for Short Story ‘Yahan Sab Chalta Hai’, Mr. Krishan Kumar, Rohtak for Play ‘Sidhiyan Swarth Ki’, Mr. J.K. Verma, Bhiwani for Biogprahy ‘Ch. Ranbir Singh Hooda’, Mr. Jagat Singh, Ambala Cantonment for Critique ‘Samvidhan Sabha Mein Haryana’ and Mr. Sandeep Kapoor, Ambala City for Child-Literature ‘Sab Rishton Se Desh Bada’ would be awarded.
          He said that under Haryanvi category, Mr. Harikrishan Dwedi, Kurukshetra would be awarded for Kavita Ragini ‘Mashal’, Mr. V.M. Bechain, Bhiwani and Acharya Mahavir Prasad Sharma, Karnal for Story ‘Shakuntala Aur Dushyant’ and ‘Ek Rupaiya Aur Ek Eint’ respectively, Mr. Madan Gopal Shastri, Hisar and Mr. Shivtaj Singh, Narnaul for Folk Literature ‘Haryanvi Gramya Jeevan Aur Riti Riwaz’ and ‘Haryanvi Lok Kavya Avm Natya Ke Gaurav Master Nekiram’ respectively would be awarded. A consolation prize of Rs 11000 will be given away to Mr. Balbir Muni, Kanina, Editor for ‘Guni Sukhi Ram Rachnawali Kavya Gyan Mani Prakash’. Similarly, Dr. Balbir Singh, Karnal would be awarded for Prose and Verse entitled as ‘An Unweeded Garden’.
          The spokesman said that under Hindi story writing competition 2013, Dr. Indu Gupta, Faridabad for ‘Aap Ya Main’, Mr. Madan Sharma Rakesh, Chandigarh for ‘Apne Apne Pankh’ and Mrs. Pramod Dutta, Panchkula for ‘Diwali Ka Uphar’ would be awarded.
 

PM hints as stringent measures to eradicate corruption

CHANDIGARH, AUG 19
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hinted at stringent measures to eradicate the menace of corruption from the society and added that he was feeling that now the people would not bear this social evil.
          The Prime Minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone of Rs 1393 crore four-laning project of 166 km long Kaithal-Narwana-Barwala-Hisar-Siwani National Highway up to Rajasthan Border at Kaithal today.
          The audience at the venue responded in affirmative when the Prime Minister asked them whether he should take strong measures to check corruption. The Prime Minister described corruption as more deadly than the cancer which was adversely affecting the national life in the country. He also emphasized on the need for generation of employment opportunities adding that the people were now feeling that they should not remain backward, they have to progress and the only way to achieve this was to make development. Therefore, development of infrastructure would be given priority, he added.
          He said that after his address to the nation on August 15, some people had pointed out that he did not speak against corruption. He reminded that he had said that if somebody has to do any work, one would ask ‘Mera Kya’ (What for me). If the work is not done, one would say ‘Mujhe Kya’ (What to me). This sense of ‘Mera Kya’ and ‘Mujhe Kya’ has spoiled the nation.
          He also emphasized to change the century-old infrastructure adding that with the changing times, the people have the desire to have new infrastructural facilities. It was high time to have gas-grid, power-grid, improved connectivity, have broadband facility, optical fibres and ensure speedy development of villages. Efforts were being made to meet the demands of the new generation.
          He said that while taking a cue from the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana initiated by the former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, another scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana would be implemented. He was all praise for the farmers of Haryana who feed the nation, but said that the farmers do not earn much. Therefore, it was high time to give a new direction to the agriculture which would not only increase the agricultural production, but would also enhance the income of the farmers. He sought cooperation of the people in making Haryana more developed.
          The Prime Minister assured his support for the development of the state, saying that the love and affection that they have shown would be repaid with interest. He recalled his association with Haryana and appreciated the people of Haryana for their wit and humour. He said that he had learnt a lot from the state. He said that the four-laning project for which he has laid the foundation stone would connect Haryana-Rajasthan and would benefit not only these two states, but also the entire country. The Prime Minister said that the mantra of development must reach all. We must change the fate of Haryana and make it a front runner state.
          Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari said that eight new projects involving an investment of Rs 10,000 crore would be initiated and ten ongoing projects that had been delayed because of some legal issues like land acquisition and environment clearances would be got cleared. He said that Skill Development Corporation would be set up to give employment to the unemployed. He said that a target has been fixed to increase the GDP by two per cent in two years.
          Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Mr Krishanpal Gurjar said that not only the promises made to the people would be fulfilled, but more than that would be achieved. The Central Government has prepared a road map for development of Haryana. He said that compensation for land acquisition would be given on new increased rates. He assured the farmers that the Central Government would not harm them.
          Others present on the occasion included Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Union Minister of State Rao Inderjit Singh, Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, Lok Sabha MP Mr Raj Kumar Saini and many other prominent personalities of the area.

BJP goes out of lane at PM's function, feels Hooda

CHANDIGARH, AUG 19
Haryana Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda today took strong exception to the manner in which the BJP turned an official function of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi into a political rally in the presence of Prime Minister at Kaithal.
          The Chief Minister, who addressed media persons after the function, termed it as a planned conspiracy which is highly condemnable. He said that he hails from the family of freedom fighters and has faith in democratic system. Therefore, he always keeps the office of Prime Minister in high esteem. He pointed out that in case the BJP continued to behave in this manner, he would not attend any such function of the Prime Minister in future.
          Mr Hooda said that the BJP has been adversely affecting the democratic system of the country, which is very dangerous. He said that the office of Prime Minister does not belong to any political party, but it’s an institutional entity, but today its dignity has been lowered. Even earlier the Prime Minister belonging to the Congress Party had been visiting non-Congress ruled States but never before such a situation has been witnessed. He said that this despite being an official function, there were ticket seekers and supporters of the party.
          Mr Hooda said that the first visit of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has disappointed the people of Haryana as they  had great hope from the Prime Minister and he added that Mr Modi even did not refer to any of the eight demands put forth by him at the official function in Kaithal today.   
Mr. Hooda said that during his speech, the Prime Minister   referred to the development made by Haryana and was all praise for the hard working farmers of the State who feed the nation.
Mr. Hooda said that the foundation stone of four-laning of 166 km Kaithal-Narwana-Barwala-Hisar-Siwani National Highway up to Rajasthan Border which has been laid today by Mr. Modi had already been approved in the year 2012. The 95 per cent land of this project was acquired between the year 2013 and 2014 and got the environment clearance in August 2013.   Mr. Hooda hoped that work of this project, which was initiated by the UPA Government would  soon be completed.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Haryana Govt raises retirement age to 60 from 58 years

CHANDIGARH, AUG 16
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a bonanza for the state government’s employees which includes raising the retirement age from 58 to 60 years, 25 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance, full pension after 20 years service, and various other benefits.
After presiding over the meeting with representatives of the Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh and Sarv Karamchari Sangh here today, Mr. Hooda said that after 58 years of service, the employee will be asked to give his option whether he wanted to continue his service or seek retirement. Now onwards full pension will be allowed on completion of 20 years of service instead of 28 years of service. This will be effective with prospective effect from the date of notification.
Welcoming the decisions taken by the Chief Minister, the representatives thanked Mr Hooda.
Also, 25 per cent increase in the allowances on DA becoming 50 per cent and 50 per cent increase in allowances on DA becoming 100 per cent, will be implemented.
It was also decided at the meeting that if a person working on adhoc, daily wage or contract basis, including the persons working on contract basis through a service provider, dies in harness, the family of the employee will be granted an ex-gratia of Rs 2.5 lakh.
Mr. Hooda said that a Pay Commission will be constituted for addressing the anomalies and deviations which might have occurred in implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. It will grant an opportunity to the associations of employees or individual employees to represent before the commission which will make appropriate recommendations to the State Government for the removal of such anomalies and deviations.
       Apart from this, the policies on regularization of the services of certain categories of employees, which have been recently formulated by the government, will be made applicable to similarly placed persons working in boards, corporations and autonomous bodies under the state government.
       The policy dated June 18, 2014 regarding regularization of employees will also be made applicable to the ad hoc and daily wage employees who are similarly placed as contractual employees specified in the said notification.
At the meeting, it was also decided that an increase in the consolidated emoluments on a graded basis will be granted to the persons who are working for a long period of time in various departments but they could not be regularized in accordance with the policies recently formulated. Separate decision in respect of such employees working in department will be taken depending upon the facts of the individual cases.
The Chief Minister said that recently an Act had been enacted by the state legislature abolishing distinction between the technical and non-technical pay scales. Those drawing the Technical Pay Scale on the date of promulgation of the ordinance, prior to enactment of the Act, their pay (Technical Scale) will be protected. Those persons whose Technical Pay Scale has been protected will continue to get ACP Scales also on those Technical Pay Scales only.
It was also decided that the demand for revising Pay Scales of CDPO and Supervisor will be considered and decided by the committee headed by the Chief Secretary within three days. Likewise, the state government has liberalized the policy for grant of advance for medical treatment as well as for reimbursement of Medical Bills. This policy will be got circulated to all the departments within three days for prompt implementation.
The Chief Minister said that the posts which have Grade Pay of Rs 3200 and Rs 3300 in PB-2 would now get Grade Pay of Rs 3600 and those which have Grade Pay of Rs 3600 would now get Rs 4000.
It was also decided at the meeting that all criminal cases registered during the three-day strike in 2014 will be withdrawn expeditiously.
Mr. Hooda said that the state government had also decided in principle to end the contract system. Some employees are facing problems on account of non- availability of confirmed posts. In this direction, all temporary posts would be declared permanent posts.
On this occasion, Chief Secretary, Mrs. Shakuntla Jakhu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. S.S. Dhillon, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. R.S. Doon, Additional Principal Secretary, Finance, Mr. Rajan Gupta, and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, were also present.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Posting and transfer of 4 IAS and 3 HCS officers

CHANDIGARH, AUG 14
The Haryana Government has issued posting and transfer orders of four IAS officers and three HCS officers with immediate effect.
          .Amna Tasneem, Assistant Commissioner(under training), Mussoorie has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Hodal in place of Satyawan, who has been posted as Joint Commissioner, MCF, Ballabgarh relieving Mukul Kumar of the said post.
          Dhirendra Khadgata, Assistant Commission (under training) Mussoorie has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Bawal in place of.Subhita Dhaka, who goes as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Kanina against a vacant post.
          Priyanka Soni, Assistant Commissioner (under training) Mussoorie has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Ambala relieving.Kamal Preet Kaur of the said charge. Shaleen, Assistant Commissioner (under training) Mussoorie has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Loharu in place of Sant Lal Pachar, who goes as Zonal Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Hisar against a vacant post.
          Satyawan, Kamalpreet Kaur and Sant Lal Pachar, HCS will continue to hold their present charge till the officers from LBSNAA join after completion of their training.
          Subhita Dhaka, HCS will hold the charge of both SDO(Civil), Bawal and SDO(Civil), Kanina till the joining of Dhirendra Khadgata, IAS.

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