Saturday, August 12, 2017

Filing applications on HEPC portal for setting up of industry or warehouse mandatory

The Haryana Government has decided that all applications for setting up of industry or warehouse in the State would be mandatory to file on the portal of Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC). The scrutiny fee would be deposited and all necessary documents would be scanned and filed by the applicant on the HEPC portal.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Town and Country Planning said that as the HEPC portal did not generate any alert regarding such filing of application, the Town Planning Wing of HEPC would be responsible for bringing the matter to the notice of the DTP office concerned. 
He said that the DTP office would verify that the scrutiny fee and requisite documents necessary for scrutiny of the Change of Land Use (CLU) application filed by the applicant, and deficiencies, if any, would be pointed out on the HEPC website, till all such deficiencies are cleared by the applicant. 
Upon online submission of all necessary documents and scrutiny fee by the applicant, the documents would be downloaded by the DTP office and uploaded on the TCP e-office portal for further scrutiny. Simultaneously, the applicant would also be informed by the DTP office through HEPC portal, e-mail or TCP e-office portal to submit a copy of original CLU-I application as well as ownership documents, aks sajra plan and survey and land utilisation plan on a scale of 1 inch to forty feet showing existing means of access, certified by revenue authorities in original, in the office of Director, Town and Country Planning. The date of submission of these documents would be considered as the date of receipt of CLU application.
He said that the DTP office would complete its scrutiny within seven days from the receipt of CLU application and would accordingly forward its report to the circle office online through TCP e-office portal and would also upload a copy of the report on the HEPC portal. The circle office would complete its scrutiny within three days from the receipt of report from DTP office and would accordingly forward its report to the Directorate online through TCP e-office portal and would also upload a copy of the report on the HEPC portal. The field or circle office would not convey any observations to the applicant on the merits of the case. The matter would then be examined at the Directorate on the TCP e-office portal for taking a final decision on the CLU application. Upon a final decision regarding either issue of letter-of-intent or rejection, the case would be submitted to the DTCP, as the case may be, for approval or orders. 
He said that while issuing any observations to the applicant, it would be ensured that all observations, whether pertaining to ownership, technical deficiencies or financial capacity were conveyed to the applicant in one go, in order to ensure that the timelines prescribed for taking final decision in the matter are strictly adhered to. While conveying such observations, the applicant would be granted a maximum of one week to remove such shortcomings. All communications in this regard would be issued electronically through the TCP e-office portal, which enables generation of e-mail and SMS messages to the applicant. The applicant is required to file reply to the observations and also upload all necessary documents online through the TCP e-office portal. 
The final orders in this regard would be issued and conveyed to the applicant through the TCP e-office portal and the HEPC portal, he added.

Admission into Govt and aided ANM and GNM courses

 Haryana Directorate of Medical Education and Research has notified that admission to government and private unaided Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) and General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) courses in the State against 100 per cent seats for the academic session 2017-18 would be conducted by the Haryana Nurses and Nurse Midwives Council.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Directorate said that the admission to government and private unaided MPHW(M) Training Schools in the State against 100 per cent seats for the academic session 2017-18 would be conducted by the Directorate, following the State Government reservation policy. 
He said that the detailed online prospectus and list of valid government and private schools along with seat matrix have been made available on web portal
        As per the admission schedule, online applications would be accepted from August 12 to 31, 2017. The first round would commence with declaration of allocation on September 6, and admissions, reporting to the allotted school and deposition of fee would be carried out fromSeptember 7 to 12
        The second round would commence with declaration of allocation on September 15, and admissions, reporting to the allotted school and deposition of fee would be carried out fromSeptember 18 to 22.
        In the spot round, online applications would be received on September 25 and 26, declaration of allocation would be done on September 28, and admissions, reporting to the allotted school and deposition of fee would be carried out on September 29 and 30.
        He said that Haryana domicile was mandatory for applying to this course and the minimum age for admission was 17 years on or before December 31, 2017. The maximum age for admission would be 35 years and age relaxation would be applicable as per Haryana Government policy. The candidate must have cleared Class X plus two examination in any stream.
        Offline applications would not be accepted. Institutions have been directed to admit candidates by September 13 for round one, by September 23 for round two and September 30 for round three. Further time would not be provided for admitting candidates online or for generation of registration numbers separately, he added.

Academic credit in transfer matters for Headmasters/Principals

The Haryana School Education Department has decided that Headmasters and Principals would also be considered for academic credit in transfer matters. Accordingly, the benefit of the result, general or special, as the case may be, of the last latest opportunity given to them is allowed for MIS transfers.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the Teachers’ Transfer Policy counts as teachers the cadres of Principal, Headmaster, Post Graduate Teacher (PGT), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), Classical and Vernacular (C&V) teacher and Junior Basic Teacher (JBT).
        He said that in view of the decision of the Haryana Government that a teacher would be given credit of academic performance of the last latest opportunity given to him to perform academically, all teachers, including headmasters and teachers, have been asked to perform academically and thereby to earn credit for that. Credit for the academic performance is given in APAR, State Award and in transfer matters. As the headmasters and principals do some actual teaching as well as supervisory work, they have been given credit for general results of the schools which they ensure as part of their supervisory duty, in the State Awards and APAR.
        Recently, many PGTs have been promoted to the supervisory posts, mainly that of the principal. Therefore, these teachers have credits of their academic performance of last five years and the latest performance from amongst these five years that they will be taking credit of. Now, after promotion, these PGTs have been indistinguishably merged with the other principals. Therefore, for such teachers, the supervisory performance would be subsuming in it the general results of the school and the special teaching is simply the teaching by a teacher in class, he added.

Haryana to give pipes and other equipment at subsidised rates

The state government would soon provide pipes and other equipment at subsidised rates in southern Haryana to ensure conservation of water and promote drip irrigation.
        This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, after visiting various distributaries in the villages of Bahal, Paju, Sirsi, Chahar Khurd, Sorda Kadim and Sorda Jadid in Bhiwani district, today. Water has been supplied to these villages through distributaries after many years.
         As a result of the concerted efforts made by the present government, water has now been supplied to the areas of Haryana neighbouring Rajasthan, which had been deprived of water for almost three decades.
       The Chief Minister said while the previous governments had neglected southern areas of Haryana, the present government has made arrangements to provide water to villages in Loharu division through Sorra distributary and Nangal Paju and Chahar Minors out of the total water presently available in the state.
    “The canal network in Haryana has 1,300 tail-ends, of which water has been supplied to more than 1,200. Water would be supplied to the remaining tail-ends after repairs,” he added.
        Urging the farmers not to be misled by the leaders of opposition parties and avail themselves of the benefits of the schemes being implemented by the present government, the Chief Minister said  the farmers should take to drip irrigation instead of sprinklers, which would help them conserve both water and electricity.   
        He said solar power projects would be established to supply electricity to ‘dhaanis’ of the area, and electricity would be provided for operating tubewells for irrigation by establishing solar power plants on vacant lands of gram panchayats. Since the state government provides 24-hour power supply in villages with line losses below 20 per cent, people should pay their electricity bills on time. 
        Mr. Manohar Lal also urged the farmers to store canal water in wells and ponds to increase groundwater level. Canal water would also be provided to farmers on the completion of projects such as Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal, Hansi-Butana Canal, Lakhwar Dam and Renuka Dam, he added.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Haryana Govt signs MoU with LLF

The Haryana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Language and Learning Foundation (LLF), New Delhi, for capacity building of resource persons in the teaching of Hindi in primary schools of the state.
          The MOU was signed in the presence of Mr. P.K.Das, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Dr. Dhir Jhingran, Executive Director and representative of LLF, and Dr. S.S.Phulia, State Project Director. It would be valid for three years on pro bono basis. 
          Disclosing the rationale behind and objectives of the MoU, Mr. P.K.Das said it would enhance professional skills of teachers and improve teaching/ learning practices in early grades. The core objective of this intervention is to strengthen the academic support that can be provided by the state resource persons, including the BRPs, ABRCs and others to Hindi teachers, he said.
          Children studying in government schools are not learning to read and write with complete understanding. Language and literacy skills are not well developed by the end of Grade 3. This is evident from the different achievement surveys conducted in recent years. 
          With a view to improving conceptual knowledge and skills of children various activities such as Joyful Saturday and introduction of Skill Passbooks for all students in schools have been started.
          The main focus of the MOU will be to build the capacity of state resource persons in terms of conceptual knowledge and classroom practice to effectively support the teachers in the process of literacy and language development in early grades, and to implement developed literacy package in the state, Mr Das added.
          After signing the MoU, Dr. Jhingran said the LLF would raise about Rs 2.75 crore from external agencies for investing in schools/teachers in Haryana. The main target group of the project would be BRP, ABRCs and other officials in the state.
          The intervention would also reach out to teachers as direct intervention. The total number of expected participants is 450 (250 resource group + 200 teachers). The intervention will demonstrate school level change in the teaching-learning process of language and literacy in 200 schools, he added.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Action against teachers for filing wrong information under TT Policy

While taking stern action against the teachers who have given wrong information on the MIS Portal under the Teacher Transfer Policy and take undue benefit in the transfer process, the Haryana School Education Department has transferred five teachers to Mewat on administrative grounds. Apart from this, disciplinary action under Rule-8 has also been initiated against them and their approving authorities.  
           While stating this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department Mr P.K Das said that the department has received information that these teachers deliberately took undue advantage and wrongful gain by feeding false information on the MIS portal. 
          Mr Das said that Teacher Transfer Policy casts an inviolable duty on every teacher to fill the accurate details on the MIS portal and a corresponding duty on every approving authority to verify such details and then approve the same duly and timely. A teacher is liable for disciplinary action as well as been posted out of the current school of posting on administrative ground if such teacher has given wrong information on the MIS portal to take undue benefit in the transfer process, he added. 
           He said that while Sunita Sapra, Lecturer Economics, Government Girls Senior Secondary School (GGSSS) , Gurugram (Jacubpura) has been transferred to Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Malab in district Nuh against a vacant post, Yag Dutt, Lecturer Political Science, GSSS, Sarhaul (Gurugram) has been transferred to GSSS Nagina (Nuh) against a vacant post. Both these teachers showed their regular service as contractual service to reduce the quantum of stay in present Zone. 
           He said that Kalawati Lecturer Economics, GSSS Sarsod Bichpari (Hisar) which was earlier transferred to GGSSS Mangali (Hisar)  has now been transferred to GSSS Bajidpur (Nuh), Surinder Kaur Head Master, Government High School (GHS)   Sasoli (Yamuna Nagar) which was earlier transferred to  GHS Sudhail (Yamuna Nagar) has now been transferred to GHS Nai (Nuh)  against a vacant post. Urmila Kumari Head Master, GHS Darwa (Yamuna Nagar) which was earlier transferred to GHS Munda Khera (Yamuna Nagar) has been transferred to GHS Sundh (Nuh) against vacancy. All the three teachers took five marks of couple case even when her husband is no longer in Government service, he added.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Four 20-and-under Americans awarded wild card

 Four Americans aged 20-and-under have been awarded wild card entries into the men’s field at the Western and Southern Open. Tommy Paul (20), Jared Donaldson (20), Stefan Kozlov (19) and Frances Tiafoe (19) will play in the main draw of the tournament that will be held from August 12 to 20 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
“We are thrilled to welcome these four American rising stars to the Western & Southern Open,“ said Tournament Director Andre Silva. “There is an energy and buzz around the youth movement that is taking place in the game, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to see that firsthand.”
Paul, who was raised in North Carolina, has reached consecutive quarterfinals this summer in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Those results propelled him to win the 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge, and have cut his ranking in half since Wimbledon, pushing him to a career high ranking this week. In juniors, Paul was ranked as high as No. 3 after winning the French Open title and reaching the US Open final during the 2015 season.
Donaldson is a Rhode Island native who will be making his third main draw appearance at the Western & Southern Open, where he owns a 2-2 record. Last year, Donaldson reached the third round at the US Open, becoming the youngest American to do so since 2007. This summer, Donaldson has won at least one round in his last four events, including reaching the third round at both Wimbledon and Washington, D.C.
Kozlov, who lives in South Florida, was the junior finalist at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon while reaching as high as No. 2 in the junior rankings in 2014. He closed the 2016 season by claiming his first career Challenger title in nearby Columbus, Ohio. Kozlov will be making his Western & Southern Open main draw debut.
Tiafoe, one of just two teenagers in the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings, whose father is an immigrant from Sierra Leone who brought Frances to work while serving as the facilities manager of a tennis center in Maryland. In 2015, Tiafoe won the USTA Boys 18s title at Kalamazoo. The winner of two Challenger titles this season, he will be making his main draw debut.
The four join a men’s field that includes seven-time champion Roger Federer, two-time champion Andy Murray, former champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Marin Cilic.