Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Panchkula to have a 50-bedded Ayush hospital

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 28
A 50 bedded Ayush hospital would be set up at Panchkula over an area of 12 acres at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.
         While stating this today, Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to this effect.
          Mr Vij said that the Central Government has sanctioned Rs nine crore for this hospital which would be set up with the assistance of National Ayush Mission. The hospital would immensely benefit the residents of Panchkula and adjoining areas. The construction of the hospital building would soon commence and it would have all wings of AYUSH including Panchkarma, vasti, vaman, virechan, shirodhara and nasya. In addition, OPDs of Unani, Yoga, Sidha and Homeopathy systems of medicines would also be started.
          Mr Vij said that AYUSH department is already operating a 100 bedded hospital at Sri Krishna Ayurvedic College, Kurukshetra and a 25 bedded hospital is functional in Bhiwani. Also, two such hospitals of 10 beds each and six Primary Health Centres were functioning in the state.
          He said that with a view to promote Ayush in a big way, the Government was also setting up Sri Krishna Ayush University at Kurukshetra which would be first of its kind university, he added.
BAN ON USE OF LANTERNS: The Haryana Civil Aviation Department has imposed a complete ban on the use of lantern or wish kites within a radius of two kilometers from Civil Aerodrome, Pinjore.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Civil Aviation Department said  that during the festival season, the  airport operators face many problems due to the use of lantern or wish kites, especially during landing and take off of the aircrafts. Therefore, the ban has been imposed on the directions of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.
STATUTORY COMMITTEE: The Haryana Government has constituted a Statutory Committee headed by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, to recommend the name for appointment of Commissioner for the Haryana Right to Service Commission.
          The Committee would include as Members Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar. The Chief Secretary would assist the Committee as its Secretary.
          Lt. Gen (Retd.) V.S. Tonk, Commissioner, Haryana Right to Service Commission will retire with effect from October 4, 2016 on attaining the age of 65 years.
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Haryana Govt sanctions 1724 posts for 21 women police stations

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 28
The Haryana Government has sanctioned 1,724 posts of different categories for all the 21 women police stations in the State so as to further strengthen these police stations.
          While stating this here today, Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said that the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal is very much concerned about the safety of the people, especially the women.
          Mr Abhimanyu said that each of the 21 districts have one women police station. Referring to the total posts sanctioned for these police stations, he said that these included 20 posts of Lady Inspector, 129 posts of Lady Sub Inspector, 250 posts of Lady Assistant Sub Inspector, 396 posts of Lady Head Constables, 786 posts of Lady Constables and 143 posts of Class-IV including cook, water carrier, sweeper and mali.
          He said that while one post of Lady Inspector has been sanctioned for each of the 21 women police stations. The number of Lady Sub Inspectors in these police stations would vary between five and ten. Similarly, there would be a minimum of eight and maximum of 16 posts of Lady Assistant Sub Inspectors and the number of Lady Head Constables would be between twelve and 24. Also, there would be a minimum of 18 and maximum of 48 posts of Lady Constable that have been approved for these police stations.
          The Finance Minister said that the present State Government has taken effective steps to further strengthen the infrastructure in women police stations. Fifty PCRs and 100 scooties have already been announced for these police stations. Apart from this, women police volunteers would be appointed in every village in the districts of Karnal and Mahendergarh in the first phase. These volunteers would assist the police in maintaining proper coordination with the people, he added.
          He said that with a view to boost the morale of women police personnel, it has been decided to celebrate Mahila Police Diwas every year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. He said that this year, the State level function of Mahila Police Diwas was organized at Panchkula on August 17, where the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal announced a number of incentives for the welfare of police personnel. These included increasing the amount of ex-gratia being given to police personnel, who lay down their lives in the line of duty, from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh, and for those seriously injured from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Apart from this, the Chief Minister also honoured four women police personnel by presenting them with medals for their outstanding performance in tackling crime against women in the last one year. The present government has adopted a transparent procedure for recruitment in Police Department under which only five marks have been kept for the interview, he added.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

'Vision 2030 Document’ released on occasion of Swaran Jayanti

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 27
The Haryana Government plans to release ‘Vision 2030 Document’ on the occasion of Swaran Jayanti of the State on November 1, 2016.
          This was revealed in a meeting on Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Haryana: 2030 held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr D.S.Dhesi here today.
          Mr. D. S. Dhesi directed all Working Groups to prepare workbook of Vision 2030 Document by October 7, 2016.He also asked them to ensure that the goals of sustainable development are achieved in an effective manner. Mr. Dhesi also reviewed the progress so far made by the working groups for preparation of draft of the Vision Document.
          It was informed in the meeting that  initial document ‘Haryana Vision 2030’ which outlines the broad principles has already been sent to NITI Aayog on August 16,2016. The vision document would be prepared keeping in view the social goals   and proposed   SDGs for about 15 years, for the period up to 2030.
          Those present in meeting included Additional Chief Secretary(ACS), Health, Mr Rajan Gupta, ACS, Development  and Panchayats, Mrs. Navraj Sandhu, ACS, Finance and Planning, Mr P. Raghavendra Rao, ACS, School Education, Mr P.K.Das, ACS, Forests and Wild Life, Mr R.R.Jowel, Principal Secretary, Electronics and I.T. Mr. Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Power, Mr.Vineet Garg and representatives of UN agency.

SWAPING POSTINGS: Haryana Government has ordered that Pradeep Godara, Additional Director (Admn.), Medical College, Nahar in District Mewat  and Mukesh Kumar, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Nuh will swap their respective places of posting with immediate effect.
 GURGAON BECOMES GURUGRAM: The Central Government has accorded its approval to change the name of Gurgaon as Gurugram.
          This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manoghar Lal while interacting with media persons shortly after presiding over the first meeting of the State Level Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee   at Panchkula, near here today.
          He said that now both the city as well as the District of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram.
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Felling of trees banned for 5 years in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 27
 Felling of trees will be banned in Haryana for five years so as to increase the forest cover. However, those trees that have withered or are required to be removed because of a development project would be allowed only after seeking approval of the concerned authorities.
        This was stated by Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Forests, Mr. R.R. Jowel who was presiding over a review meeting of the Department here today.
          It was informed in the meeting that as a part of the Swarna Jayanti projects, a City Forest would be developed at Murthal over an area of 116 acres and a workshop of antique furniture items would be set up at the plots of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) in Bawal.
          Mr Jowel directed that trees should be planted along all National and State Highways, District and village roads without any further delay. He asked the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Dr. Amrinder Kaur to identify and purchase land under the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) head to increase green cover in the state. 
          Mr. Jowel directed that all the pending cases under Forest Conservation Act, 1980 should be taken up on priority basis and same should be settled without any further delay. He said that the already constituted State Level Committee should immediately assess the availability of wood and accordingly submit the report to take decision on issuance of more licenses to wood based industries. He emphasized the need to develop dense linear forest patches which were envisaged in the Swarna Jayanti celebrations of the state.
          The Additional Chief Secretary directed to maintain transparency and make payments to the labourers by adopting Direct Benefit Transfers scheme. He warned all the forest officers that defying or non compliance of these orders would be viewed seriously and such officers would be charge sheeted.
               In the meeting, Managing Director, Haryana Forest Development Corporation, Mr. Gulshan Ahuja and other senior officers of the department made power point presentation of the works being carried out by them. 
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Haryana upgrades functional grade pay

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 27
The Haryana Government has upgraded the functional grade pay and has improved the Assured Career Progression (ACP) pay structure of its employees in different departments. 
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Finance Department said that after the revision, APO in Renewable Energy Sources Department, Labour Inspector of Labour Department and Technical Supervisor of Haryana Vidhan Sabha would get grade pay of Rs 4,000 instead of Rs 3,600 in the same pay scale. He said that AYUSH, Ayurvedic, Homoeopathic and Unani Dispenser of Health Department would get grade pay of Rs 3,600 instead of Rs 3,200. Similarly, Auditor in Cooperative Department would get grade pay of Rs 3,600 instead of Rs 3,300. He said that revision in grade pay would be effective with effect from September 1,2014.
        He said that the government has also modified the ACP pay structure of AMO, HMO, UMO, DAO and Assistant Director of AYUSH Department. 
        The entry level pay structure for AMO, HMO and UMO would be pay band 2 - Rs. 9,300-34,800 plus grade pay Rs.4,800 and ACP pay structure after seven years of regular satisfactory service as AMO, HMO and UMO would be pay band 2 - Rs. 9300-34,800 plus grade pay Rs.5,400. The entry level pay structure of DAO would be pay band 2 – Rs 9300-34,800 plus grade pay Rs 5,400. After five years of regular satisfactory service in grade pay of Rs 5,400 (12 years as AMO, HMO, UMO or five years as DAO) limited to 20 per cent of the cadre post of AMO, HMO, UMO and DAO, they would get ACP pay structure in pay band 3 – Rs 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 6,000. The entry level pay structure of Assistant Director would be pay band 3 – Rs 15,600-39,100 plus grade pay Rs 5,400.
        After eight years of regular satisfactory service in grade pay of Rs 6,000 (20 years as AMO, HMO, UMO or 13 years as DAO or eight years service as Assistant Director) limited to 20 per cent of the cadre post of AMO, HMO, UMO, DAO and Assistant Director, they would get ACP pay structure in pay band 3 – Rs 15,600-39,100 with grade pay of Rs. 7,600.
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Centre starts procurement of paddy on MSP in Haryana mandis

CHANDIGARH  SEPT 27
On the request of Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Mr Ram Vilas Paswan announced to begin from today the procurement of paddy on Minimum Support Price (MSP) in all the mandis and purchase centres in the State.
            Mr Ram Vilas Paswan was addressing a well attended gathering after he alongwith Mr Manohar Lal launched the e-Kharid System, developed jointly by Haryana Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department at Karnal today.
            He said that the e-Kharif system is a unique system and would benefit farmers, traders and consumers. He said that with the launch of this system, the name of Haryana would be written in letters of gold in the days to come.
             The Union Minister said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal telephonically informed him that as the farmers produce has already started arriving in the mandis, the procurement of paddy should be started at the earliest. He said that though the MSP is usually implemented from October 1 yet considering the request of the Chief Minister and in the larger interest of farmers, he has taken the decision to start the procurement process from today. “I have  asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and other agencies to start the procurement process from today”, said Mr Paswan.
             While describing today as a historical day for Haryana, Mr Paswan said that Haryana is considered as a model state in the country whose people are well known for their hard work. He said that he recently visited Brazil and he was surprised to listen from the authorities there that 95 per cent cows in Brazil are from Haryana. Though, Haryana has no advantage of natural resource such as mines, yet it has made its mark in many spheres of its own, he added.
             Mr Paswan also appreciated the State Government for taking various e initiatives in the State. He said that he is thankful to the State Government for linking all the ration cards with Aadhar. He said that this system has helped the State Government in unearthing about one lakh fake ration cards.  He said that the aim of the Government is to ensure computerization and in the same series Point of Sale devises would be set up at all ration depots in the State from November 1, 2016.
            Mr Paswan said that the Central Government has completed just over two years of its tenure, corruption has taken the back seat. Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Mr Narendera Modi, various new welfare schemes have been started. Prominent among these are Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Suraksh Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.
            While giving his assurance to the farmers, traders and consumers, he said that the Central Government is soon going to bring a law to safeguard the interest of consumers and to ensure that they get produce as per the specified standards.
            Earlier, while speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal described the day as an e-yug. He said that it is a matter of pride that Haryana has also taken the lead in implementing e-Kharif System   through e-NAM in the country. He said that this system would be beneficial for farmers, aarhtis, consumers and  Marketing Board. This system would ensure transparency as it would provide complete details about the quantity of produce sold and money received.
            He said that a delegation of Aartiyas recently called on   him at Chandigarh regarding the e-Kharif System. He said that he  assured the delegation that the system would be implemented with the  consent of farmers and arhtiyas.
          While stressing the need of proper financial management for the farmers, he said that a sound financial management is must to run any venture into  profit. Less educated people or those who are dependent on others  could be easily misguided said Mr Manohar Lal adding that the  farmers should be made aware of the financial management.
            The Chief Minister said that the State Government would implement a system as per which the amount of farmers would be deducted on the basis of moisture content   in their  produce. He said that upto moisture content of 17  per cent, no amount would be deducted but if the moisture content is above 17 per cent then amount would be deducted in proportion   to the increased moisture content.
            Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Mr C. R Chaudhary said that usually people were scared of computerization but it is important to bring India in top five countries of the world. He said that e-kharif system would also be beneficial for the traders as they would get SMS alerts on their phone having information about the current rate of produce.
            Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Mr O.P Dhankar said that with the implementation of e-kharif system, the farmers would be able to sell their produce in any mandi across the country and similarly, the traders could purchase the produce from any mandi in the country. This system would bring transparency.
            Minister of State for Food and Supplies Mr Karan Dev Kamboj said that e-kharid system is a step forward towards realizing the vision of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Mod to ensure transparency and curb corruption.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

HSAMB to integrate its 54 mandis with e-NAM

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 26
Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) has decided to integrate its 54 mandis with electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) in the first phase of this ambitious project. While four mandis of Ellenabad, Karnal, Ambala City and Shahbad have already been connected under E-NAM as a pilot project, 27 mandis will be covered under online platform by the end of this month.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of HSAMB said that the remaining 23 mandis would be connected by March 31,2017. This will ensure transparent sale transactions .
         He said that the Board has spent   Rs 823.66 crore   on various development works including upgradation of grain markets, construction of new link roads and special repair of existing roads so far during the tenure of the present government. Out of these,   Rs 342.84 crore have been spent on development of new grain markets and upgradation of facilities in the existing markets. In addition, works to the tune of Rs 272.29 crore for  providing similar facilities in existing markets are in progress.
         He said that the Board has constructed 247 new link roads having a total length of 755 kilometers at a cost  of Rs 190.70 crore. The work on 106 link roads having length of 380 kilometers is in progress at an estimated cost of Rs 215.51 crore. He said that the Board has completed special repair of 711 link roads at a cost of Rs 290 crore. Apart from this, similar work  on 179 link roads is in progress at a cost of 91.27 crore, he added.
         Referring to the schemes to be launched during the Swarna Jayanti year, the spokesman said that 31 mandis would be connected with e-NAM between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. Besides this, Kisan Bazar would set up in mandis at Panchkula and Rohtak. The Board will also complete automation facilities in 10 mandis of Hisar, Uklana, Barwala, Pipli, Cheeka, Kunjpura, Indri, Barara, Babain and Asandh. Apart from this, Plot and Property Management System (PPMS) would also be implemented in 108 mandis in the state, he added.
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