Monday, July 28, 2014

NHRC open hearing in Chandigarh from Oct 29-31

CHANDIGARH, JULY 28
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will hold three-day Open Hearing or Camp Sitting at Chandigarh from October 29 to 31 to consider pending cases and discuss important human rights issues concerning the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that the purpose of the open hearing is to consider the complaints of members belonging to Scheduled Castes who have grievances of an atrocity or negligence committed by a public servant or in prevention of atrocity.
He said that Chairperson, NHRC, Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan would inaugurate the Open Hearing on October 29 at 10 a.m. and it would continue up to 5 p.m. Similarly, the Full Commission would sit on the second day of the Open Hearing and meetings would be held with NGOs, Chief Secretaries, DGPs, and Senior Officers of the State Governments and UT on the last day of Open Hearing, he added.
PROGRESSION PAY STRUCTURE:Haryana Urban Local Bodies Department has decided to further improve the general Annual Career Progression pay structure of all class-III and IV employees working in Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, Municipal Councils and Improvement Trusts thus bringing it at par with those of the government employees.
CABINET MEETING: Now Haryana Cabinet will meet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda on July 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Chandigarh instead of July 29.
DEEPAK AND PRAMOD PROMOTED: The Haryana government has promoted two Personal Assistants Deepak Suri and Pramod Nath Kashyap of Haryana Police to the post of Private Secretary.
SEVEN HCS OFFICERS TRANSFERRED: The Haryana Government has issued the transfer and posting orders of seven HCS officers with immediate effect. Mahavir Kaushik, Secretary Housing Board has been given the additional charge of Secretary Haryan Police Recruitment Board, Panchkula. Satbir Singh Jangu, Sub Divisional Officer (C), Narwana has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (C), Faridabad.
Sushil Kumar-I, Secretary Haryan Police Recruitment Board, Panchkula has been given the additional charge of Sub Divisional Officer (C), Narwana.
Ashok Kumar Bansal, Sub Divisional Officer (C)-Cum-Additonal Collector, Hisar has been given the additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Hisar. Girish Kumar, City Magistrate, Fatehabad has been posted as City Magisteate, Hisar.
Parshant, City Magisteate, Hisar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (C), Barwala. Dr. Kiran Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Kurukshetra Development Board, Kurukshetra has been posted as City Magistrate, Fatehabad. Posting order of Mukesh Kumar will be issued later on.
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Appointment of Information Commissioners legal: Choudhary

CHANDIGARH, JULY 28
Haryana Chief Secretary S.C. Choudhary today said that all the appointments of State Information Commissioners and Commissioners of Haryana Right to Service Commission made by the state Government are legal and no irregularity has been committed in the issue.
            The Chief Secretary, who was reacting to the media reports concerning observations raised by Haryana Secretary Administrative Reforms Department, Mr. Pardeep Kasni on appointment of Members of State Information Commission and Haryana Right to Service Commission, termed these as misleading, baseless and far from facts.           
He said that all members have fulfilled the requisite qualifications and not a single member was holding any post of profit  during the appointment. He made it clear that all officers who have been administered oath of office were either retirees or they have taken voluntary retirement prior to joining their new assignment. Resignation of all members have been accepted before  their joining new assignment.
            In reply to a query, the Chief Secretary said that the Governor is appointing authority who had authorized the Chief Minister to administer oath to the newly selected members. Once Governor has authorized the Chief Minister,he can administer oath to any member. “ Being the Chief Secretary of the State, I can ask for any file of any department”, he added.
            In reply to another question about overwriting or additions made by him, Mr. Choudhary said that anyone can check about irregularity, if any, from Raj Bhawan as it has a shadow file, about any kind of approval, with a photocopy of Administrative Department. Everything is on record and objection raised by an officer is not based on facts. Before writing observations, he should check the facts with me, added Mr Choudhary.
            On being asked to comment on appointment letter of new members, he said that resignation of all members has been accepted and appointment letters too have been issued to them. All the selections have been made on the basis of merit. Applications were invited to appoint State Information Commissioners and Commissioners of Haryana Right to Service Commission.
            On being asked to comment on why Mr. Kasni raised such observation on appointment, he said that Mr. Kasni can itself well inform about this.  
            Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. K.K. Khandelwal was also present on this occasion.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kaptan Singh administered oath as Haryana Governor

CHANDIGARH, JULY 27
Mr Kaptan Singh Solanki was administered the oath of office as the new Governor of Haryana by Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mr. Justice Ashutosh Mohunta at a simple but impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhavan here, today. The Governor took the oath in Hindi.
The new Governor personally met those who had come to attend the oath-taking ceremony, acknowledged and accepted their greetings, and expressed his gratitude to them.
The ceremony was attended by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, his Cabinet colleagues, judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, senior officers of Haryana, Punjab and the
 Union Territory of Chandigarh, and prominent citizens of the city.
        On reaching Chandigarh, Mr Solanki, along with his wife Shrimati Rani Solanki, was given a warm reception by the Haryana Chief Minister, his cabinet colleagues, senior officers and staff of the
 Haryana Raj Bhawan.
Mr. Solanki was born in Garhpara village, in Bhind District of Madhya Pradesh on July 1, 1939. He is an MA, B.Ed and got his education from Vikram University, Ujjain; P.G.B.T. College, Ujjain,
 and Maharani Luxmibai College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
        He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in August, 2009 and re-elected in August, 2012.
The members of Mr Solanki’s family, including Mr. Rajesh Solanki, Prabal Solanki and Mr. Abhay Solanki, sons, Smt Rachana Solanki, Smt Amit Solanki and Smt Ruchi Solanki, daughters-in-law;
 Smt. Jyoti Chauhan, daughter; Mr Rohan Solanki and Ashvarya Vardhan Singh, grandsons;  Ms Runjahun Solanki, grand-daughter; Ms Neha Chauhan Natin; Mr Vimal Singh Bhadhauria, Samdhi, and Smt Veena Bhadhauria, Samdhan, and other relatives were also present at the  ceremony.
      Prominent among those who attended the ceremony included the Agriculture Minister, Mr. Pramvir Singh, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Prof. Virender Singh, the Chief Secretary, Mr. S.C.
 Chaudhary,  senior officers of the state government, vice-chancellors of the universities of Haryana, officers and staff of the Haryana Raj Bhavan and other departments.
Earlier in the morning, the outgoing Governor, Mr Jagannath Pahadia, was accorded a hearty send-off at the Haryana Raj Bhavan here.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Maj Gen Ranjit Singh appointed Ch Ranbir Singh Varsity VC

CHANDIGARH, JULY 26
 Haryana Governor and Chancellor Jagannath Pahadia has appointed Major General (retired) Dr Ranjit Singh Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind.
                The Chancellor has also appointed Professor Asha Kadyan, Vice-Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila University, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat.
Dr S K Gakhar of Centre for Biotechnology, MDU, Rohtak will be new Vice- Chancellor of Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani. These Vice-Chancellors  would have term of three years.
                Dr R S Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa has been given the additional charge of Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar.  

Centralised Manual Counselling for B.E, B.Tech & B.Tech-LEET

CHANDIGARH, JULY 26
The Haryana State Technical Educational Society (HSTES) has decided to hold Centralised Manual Counselling for B.E, B.Tech and B.Tech-LEET courses at Government Polytechnic, Ambala, for filling the vacant or unfilled seats in government institutes or universities for session 2014-15.
             Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that all candidates willing to participate in counselling would have to deposit Rs 500 as centralised manual counselling fee through challan
in Axis Bank or PNB in the account of HSTES.
               Counselling for TFW along with B.E, B.Tech (JEE main rank) in the reserved category, including HGST, would be held at 9 am on August 4, 2014, and for JEE ranks up to 1.75 lakh at 9 am on August 5, 2014. Similarly, counselling for JEE ranks up to 4.25 lakh would be held at 9 am on August 6, 2014 and for JEE ranks above 4.25 lakh at 9 am on August 7, 2014.
               The spokesman said that counselling for B.Tech-LEET (OLET rank) reserved category of all ranks would be held at 9 am on August 5, 2014 and from rank 1 to 2,000 at 9 am on August 6, 2014.
Similarly, counselling for rank 2001 and above for B.Tech-LEET (OLET rank) would be held on August 7, 2014 at 9 AM.
                Allotment against vacant seats would be strictly as per merit rank of the respective course. Candidates must carry their original and attested certificates and documents for counselling. They
would have to produce proof of the centralized manual counseling fee deposit at the time of reporting at the allotted institute. One without the proof would not be allowed in.

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Kaptan Singh to be sworn in on July 27

CHANDIGARH, JULY 26
The swearing-in ceremony of Mr Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor designate, Haryana, will be held at Haryana Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh on July 27, 2014 at 11.30 a.m.
List of Haryana Governors: 1 Dharma Vira 1 November 1966 14 September 1967 2 Birendra Narayan Chakraborty 15 September 1967 26 March 1976 3 Ranjit Singh Narula 27 March 1976 13 August 1976 4 Jaisukh Lal Hathi 14 August 1976 23 September 1977 5 Harcharan Singh Brar 24 September 1977 9 December 1979 6 S.S. Sandhawalia 10 December 1979 27 February 1980 7 Ganpatrao Devji Tapase 28 February 1980 13 June 1984 8 Saiyid Muzaffar Husain Burney 14 June 1984 21 February 1988 9 Hari Anand Barari 22 February 1988 6 February 1990 10 Dhanik Lal Mandal 7 February 1990 13 June 1995 11 Mahabir Prasad 14 June 1995 18 June 2000 12 Babu Parmanand 19 June 2000 1 July 2004 13 Om Prakash Verma 2 July 2004 7 July 2004 14 Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai 7 July 2004 27 July 2009 15 Jagannath Pahadia 27 July 2009 Current.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ch. Ranbir Singh Varsity to start with eight courses

CHANDIGARH, JULY 25
 Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda  today announced that eight courses would be started in  Ch. Ranbir Singh University, Jind from current academic session. These included MBA, MCA, MCA (lateral entry), MA English, MA Psychology, Master of Physical Education, Bachelor of Physical Education and MA Education.
         Mr. Hooda was addressing the gathering after laying the foundation  stone of Choudhry Ranbir Singh University, Jind at Jind today.
While congratulating the people on this occasion, the Chief Minister  said that he had also directed to immediately release funds worth Rs. 50 crore for the development of university. There is no dearth of funds  for spreading the light of education, he said adding that government would release additional funds as and when required for progress of  this university. 
Mr. Hooda said that development is being taken place in the  entire world and Haryana is also witnessing rapid progress during last  about nine years. But in this race of development, only those
 states or nations would remain in the forefront that would lead in education sector. He urged the people to lay emphasis on education of their wards only then the state could lead in all spheres in real terms.
        He said that after taking over the reign of administration nine years  ago with the support of people; he started his journey with a vision  to make the state an education hub. He claimed that universities and  institutes which are coming in the state have clearly reflected that  Haryana would become Education Hub of international standard in coming   four to five years. This would lead to progress of our future generation. The  aim of setting up these educational institutes would become reality when our future generation attains qualitative education as per the world standards, he added.
         Mr. Hooda said that the university has been named after Ch. Ranbir Singh   not because he was his father but as he is proud of the fact that Ch. Ranbir Singh had completed his graduation about 70 years back, however he chose to serve the nation by joining freedom struggle rather than serve the British government. He was sent behind bars eight times and was the last person released from jail by Britishers. The project of Bhakhra dam was initiated with the signature of Ch. Chotu Ram but its construction work was completed during Ch. Ranbir Singh tenure as Minister.
        While leveling the allegation of bias on Jind by INLD-BJP government,  Mr. Hooda said that opposition ruled the state for about six years.  He said, “I  have no habit of criticizing anyone but we all are well aware about the  situation at that time”. The Chief Minister said that present government had incurred a sum of over Rs. 3103.61 crore on overall development of district Jind whereas INLD-BJP had spent merely Rs.625.25 crore during their regime.  This development  is still continuing and would accelerate in future, he added.
        Mr. Hooda also highlighted various schemes and programmes being  implemented in the state for benefit of all including farmers, students, senior  citizens, scheduled castes and poor. He said that recently state  government has abolished INLD government decision as per which stamp  duty was charged for transfer of property within family members. “We  are providing electricity at the rate of 10 paisa per unit to farmers  and  same is Rs.1.30 per unit in neighbouring state of Rajasthan and
 Rs.3.71 per unit in Madhya Pradesh”.  Similarly, diesel price is Rs.  five higher in Rajasthan as compared to Haryana. The States of Gujarat  and Madhya Pradesh are charging Rs. eight and Rs. Nine more for diesel  prices, he added.
        Speaking on this occasion,  Education Minister Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal said that all B.Ed colleges of the state would be affiliated with Ch. Ranbir Singh University and it would work for ensuring quality education. The University would also work to provide quality teacher training. While thanking the Chief
 Minister she said that such unprecedented progress in education  sector has never been seen before as have been witnessed in the leadership  of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
        Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala said that  it is an important day for the people as this University would prove a  milestone for the local student as well state students. He said that number of universities has increased to about 40 which were five in year 2005. He hoped that the University would emerge as a best institute of higher learning in the  days to come.
HPCC President Dr. Ashok Tanwar congratulated the people and said that this university would prove beneficial for our coming generation.
        Vice Chancellor of Ch. Ranbir Singh University, Lt.Gen (Retd.) Dr.  Ranjit Singh and Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. D.D.S. Sandhu also spoke on this occasion.
         The present on this occasion included Political Advisor to Chief  Minister Prof Virender Singh, MLA Dharam Singh Chokhar, former MLAs  Bachan Singh Arya, IG Sher Singh and Bhag Singh Chatar and other  leaders and prominent people.
        Later, Chief Minister Mr Hooda also laid the foundation stone  of Regional Centre of Bhagat Phool Singh Woman University, Khanpur  Kalan at Kanya Gurukul, Kharal in district Jind.
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