Monday, February 23, 2009

Central University in Mahendergarh

By Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, February 23

The Union Government deciding to set up a Central University in the village of Jant-Pali in Mahendergarh District of Haryana. Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh will lay the foundation stone of the Central University at 4 p.m on February 25. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will preside over the function.
A spokesman of Higher Education said that the Haryana Government has agreed to provide 500 acres of land free of cost in the village of Jant-Pali in Mahendergarh District for setting up Central University. The decision to pick the site in
Mahendergarh was taken in view of the fact that this district is comparatively educationally backward and setting up of such an institute would help address the problem of regional imbalance.
He said that the proposed multi-faculty university would cater to the diverse needs of students. A medical college would also be set up on the complex of the university besides other academic institutions. The construction work on the complex will start soon and classes are expected to commence from the next academic session.
The stone-laying ceremony will be attended, among others, by Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State for Defence Production, Mange Ram Gupta, Education and Transport Minister, Haryana, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, P.W (B&R) and Irrigation Minister, Haryana, Rao Dan Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, Transport Department, Haryana, Naresh Yadav, M.L.A, Ateli; Radhey Shyam Sharma, M.L.A, Narnaul, and Rao Yadavendra Singh, M.L.A, Jatusana.
Besides, it is also proposed to set up three medical colleges, one exclusively for girls, and four research laboratories in Haryana. Health care being one of the main concerns of the State Government, there is a proposal to establish a new medical college, exclusively for girls. at Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat District and another medical college in Mewat District. The Employees State Insurance Corporation has also sanctioned a Medical College in Faridabad.
With focus on the expansion of educational facilities and making education accessible to all, the State Government is laying great emphasis on the development of human resources. With the objective of providing quality education, the State Government has proposed to increase the budget for higher education to Rs 397 crore on non-plan side and to Rs 229.6 crore on Plan side for 2009-10.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Haryana hikes old age allowance

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, announcing incentives for beneficiaries of Old Age Allowance Scheme while talking to mediapersons in press lobby of Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
by Haryanawirenews
Chandigarh, Feb 17

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to further enhance the amount of old age allowance to Rs 700 from Rs 500 per month for those who have been getting the allowance under Old Age Allowance Scheme for the last 10 years as on
April 1, 2009.
The Chief Minister made this announcement on the floor of the House during the on going discussion on budget of the State in the State Assembly here today. Mr Hooda made this announcement following a demand made by Congress MLA Anand Singh Dangi that although the State Government had done a lot for all sections of the society,something more should be done by the Chief Minister for the senior
The Chief Minister also announced an annual increase of Rs 50 for only those beneficiaries who would get monthly pension of Rs 500. These incentives would be admissible with effect from April 1, 2009.
Mr Hooda also announced to rename the on going Old Age Allowance Scheme as "Vridhavastha Samman Bhata Yojna" and said that its all beneficiaries would be honoured by presenting the females with a shawal and males with a " safa" (turban) and "doga" (walking stick)once.
The Chief Minister said that the scheme would be reviewed after an interval of four years. He said that the decision to increase the allowance with an annual enhancement of Rs 50 has been taken as a mark of respect to the senior citizens and give them their right.
The Chief Minister, who later on replied to the questions of mediapersons in the press lobby of the State Assembly, said in reply to a question that statistics did not matter in such schemes as the Government had given them their right and to uphold their dignity. He was asked to comment on the number of beneficiaries.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had, on February 13 announced to increase monthly Old Age Allowance from Rs.300 to Rs.500 in the on going session of the State Assembly. This decision was highly appreciated by the legislators in the House and the people at large in the State.
In reply to a question that whether the Government would like to honour those who have crossed 100 years of their life, the Chief Minister said that the issue would be considered.

Monday, February 16, 2009

India's first paperless police station in Gurgaon

by Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, February 16

The Civil Line Police Station of Gurgaon has become India's first paperless police station which is equipped with modern high-tech technologies. This police station would act as single window platform for all police related services and facilities in Gurgaon and it would soon be formally inaugurated. It is an endeavor of the Hooda government to provide the people of Gurgaon with high-tech facilities matching those of ultra-modern cities of the
Establishing new trends, away from the conventional 'munshi room' (clerk room) structure at police station, this police station has a high tech clerk room where one can register one's complaint/FIR with ease. The aggrieved party would be given the print out of his complaint or FIR on the spot with the reference number for future use.
Afterward, the concerned police staff would forward the complaint or FIR to the senior officers for monitoring purpose and to Investigating Officer (IO) for necessary action. This room resembles a modern call centre's work station.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder Lal today inspected this paperless police station and informed that this modern police station has a 'public block' at the entrance of the building where one can seek all types of information regarding status of his complaint or service as well as passport verification. He can also seek information and status about other facilities and services being provided by the
police department such as issuing NOC, passport, service, servant, arms license verification, etc. This station has one reception room where one can even seek guidance or help for writing his complaint or FIR.
Explaining in detail about the new high-tech police station, Mohinder Lal told the reporters that out of total 23 police stations in Gurgaon, seven have been made high-tech and modernized to suit the present day situations. In the first phase, police stations of old Gurgaon, DLF Sector 29, Sadar, City, Civil Lines, Sector 56 and Manesar have been high-tech and other remaining police stations would be modernized in two phases, taking other seven police stations in each phase.
Replying to a question about costs, he said that an amount of about Rs. 50 lakh was incurred on modernization of each police station. He said that the state government wanted the police to be citizen friendly and the modern high-tech police stations in Gurgaon present the citizen centric face of the police. The state government is providing sufficient funds for modernization of the force in
millennium city to check crimes here.
Close circuit televisions (CCTV) have been installed at different important points in each high-tech police station of Civil Lines for keeping a vigil not only on persons visiting the police station but on the police staff also for better and transparent services.
The station has a 'living area' where only authorized persons can enter and avail the facilities. Besides, this station has also better living facilities for police personnel. According to Mr Lal all the information pertaining to Gurgaon police or required from the police has been put on the website. He said that if a police personnel did not listen to any layman's complaint, he can send it through SMS on
the number 0124-100 or put it on the Gurgaon police website. Such complaints will automatically come into the knowledge of senior officers. He claimed that the complaints will be reviewed on daily basis by each level of officers.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Modifications in list of SPIOs

by Haryananewswire
CHANDIGARH, February 12
Haryana Health Department has made partial modifications in the list of State Public Information Officers (SPIO) appointed by it for the Directorate of Health, Haryana and has appointed Link Officers for SPIOs .
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Health Department said that Joint Director(Administration), phone No. 2585502, would be the SPIO for the concerned branches and Administrative Officer (ADO), General would be the Link Officer.
Director (Lab), phone No. 2585504 would be SPIO for concerned branches and ADO(G) would be the Link Officer. Director (Training), phone No. 2585905 has been appointed as SPIO for concerned branches and Blindness and Deputy Director (Health Education) would be the Link Officer.
Director (Malaria) phone No. 2587014 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Family Welfare and Deputy Director(Malaria) would be the Link Officer. Director (Dental) phone No. 2561778 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Monitoring & Evaluation and Deputy Director (Monitoring & Evaluation) would be the Link Officer. Additional Project Director, National Rural Health Mission(NRHM), phone No.
2585939 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Reproductive Child Health and NRHM .Deputy Director (NRHM) would be the Link Officer.
Additional Project Director (AIDS), phone No. 2585413 would be SPIO for AIDS Cell and Deputy Director (AIDS) would be the Link Officer. Deputy Director (Planning), phone No. 2585501 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Branch Superintendent would be the Link Officer. Deputy Director(TB), phone No. 2581147 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Branch Superintendent would be the Link
State Drug Controller, phone No. 2551081 would be SPIO for concerned
branches and Assistant State Drug Controller would be the Link Officer. Deputy Director(Maternal and Child Health), phone No. 2581159 would be SPIO for concerned branches and Administrative Officer,Family Welfare would be the Link Officer.
The office address of all these SPIOs,except Deputy Director, MCH, would be Director General, Health Services, Haryana, Sector-6,Panchkula. Their e-mail addresses is: The Link Officers would function as State Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer during the absence or non-availability of the designated State Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer.

Mukesh Kumar leads by two strokes

by Haryananewswire
GURGAON, February 12

Mukesh Kumar (68, 70, 67) leads the field by two strokes after round three of the Solaris Chemtech Open Golf Championship. Mukesh shot five under 67 in the third round to move his total to 11 under 205. Gaurav Pratap Singh is placed second at nine under 207. Rahil Gangjee's bogey-free 65, the best round of the day, placed him tied third at eight under 208 along with Arjun Singh.
Mukesh Kumar, the 2007-08 PGTI Order of Merit winner, will be in the hunt for his fifth title on the PGTI when he tees it up on Friday. If he wins on Friday he would equal Ashok Kumar's record of maximum wins on the PGTI. Mukesh birdied the third, fifth, sixth, ninth, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and made bogeys on the seventh, eighth and 10th.
The veteran commented, "I excelled with the putter today even though my hitting was average. My best birdie was on the sixth where I sank a tough 20 feet putt from left to right. I haven't played in the leader group for quite some time now and am now looking forward to getting back into the winning habit."
Mukesh added, "I will play according to my plan for the first nine holes and then take stock of the situation before deciding strategy for the final nine holes."
Gaurav Pratap Singh (72, 65, 70) is placed second at the moment, two strokes off the lead. Gaurav made an incredible eagle on the 14th besides making birdies on the second and 18th and bogeys on the fourth and fifth.
"I putted well today but somehow I couldn't sink the putts. I had a good eagle today on the 14th where I sank a difficult 25 feet putt from right to left. I could have had another eagle on the 18th but my third shot from 46 yards lipped-out and left me with a three feet putt for birdie," said Gaurav.
He added, "Even though I am playing in the leader group for the first time on the final day of a professional event, I will just go out there and play my game and not think about anything else."
Rahil Gangjee (71, 72, 65) shot into contention after returning an amazing seven under 65 on Thursday. He is in tied third place at eight under 208. His round on Thursday was punctuated by seven birdies. Arjun Singh (67, 70, 71) is also tied third along with Gangjee.
M Dharma, the round two leader, slipped to fifth after shooting two over 74 in the third round. His overall score reads six under 210.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

3.10 cr for computer labs in Sirsa schools

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by Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, Feb. 11
A sum of about Rs.3.10 crore was being spent on establishing computer labs in 42 Government Senior Secondary schools of Sirsa district during the current financial year.
A spokesman of the Education Department said that these computer labs were being set up to impart quality computer education to the students studying in government schools as per policy of the State Government. These labs would be set
up under non plan scheme of the department. Such computer labs had already been set up in 24 Government Senior Secondary Schools.
A hall-type room measuring 30' x 32' was being constructed for each lab in which 25 computers would be installed, whereas in the labs already constructed
10 more computers would be installed in each lab, said the spokesman, adding that all these labs would be equipped with all the modern facilities and would have the facility of internet as well.
He said that the State Government had tied up with NICT Company to provide computer teachers in the schools. Two computer teachers were being appointed in the Schools having strength of students from class 6th to 12th upto 599 and the schools having more strength than 599 would be provided with three computer teachers. Computers labs and EDUSAT system were being set up in the Sanskriti schools being set up in the district.
He said that EDUSAT system in 19 schools of the district had already been linked with the Satellite Electric Terminal and 11 Sanskriti Model Schools had also been linked with this system. Besides, DTH Service had also been provided to ensure smooth functioning of EDUSAT system in 60 schools of the district. Two senior secondary schools in each block of Sirsa, Dabwali, Ellenabad, Rania and Kalanwali had been upgraded to Sanskriti Model Schools as per policy of the State Government.
Similarly, Senior Secondary School, Panniwala Mota had also been upgraded to Sanskriti Model School. A sum of Rs.50 lakh had been spent in each school for the improvement of education and sports,he added.

Former BCCI chief Ranbir Singh bereaved

Governor, CM express shock over Vidya Devi's death
by haryananewswire
Chandigarh, Feb 10

Haryana Governor Dr A.R.Kidwai and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda have expressed grief over the sad demise of Mrs Vidya Devi, wife of former Haryana Chief Minister Bansi Lal, who breathed her last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi today.
She was 84. She is survived by four daughters at a son.
In a condolence message issued here today, the Governor and Chief Minister said that she was a God fearing lady and used to remain concerned about the welfare of the poor sections of the society.
According to family sources, her mortal remains would be kept at the residence of her son Mr Ranbir Mohindera, MLA in Bhiwani tomorrow up to 3 enable the people pay their last respects. Ranbir Singh is also former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
From there her body would be taken to her native village Golagarh in Bhiwani district where the funeral would take place at 4 p.m.

MDU extends date of admission

by Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, Feb. 10

The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) Rohtak has extended the last date for admission to UG/PG and B.Lib./M.Lib courses
through distance education mode.
The Directorate (DDE) Dr. N.K. Garg informed that the last date for admission to these courses has been extended up to Feb.28 with late fees of Rs. 2000.