Friday, June 29, 2012

220 teachers participate in the 3rd ShemEMPOWER Residential Training Programme

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
SHEMFORD Group of Schools organized its 3rd ShemEMPOWER Residential Training Programme, one of the largest teachers training programmes in India, where as many as 220 teachers participated from across the length and breadth of the country. This distinctive training lasted for four days with an aim to equip teachers with the ability to make learning creative, interactive and engaging for the students. The session was structured from 23rd June to 26th June 2012, at Pinjore under the supervision of Mrs. Meenal Arora, Founder Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools,with an aim to understand ShemEduMAXTM curriculum &school system. Over 30 School Trustees also attended the Leadership Conclave on School Management and CBSE Affiliation.
Apart from explaining the concept of ShemEduMAXTM curriculum & school system, this comprehensive and rigorous Teachers Training Programme familiarized the SHEMFORD Teachers with Classroom Management, Lesson Planning &Design, Dynamics of Phonics & Writing, Parent Management and Techniques of Assessment. Also, they were updated about the teaching philosophy and the latest trends in the field of education.
ShemEduMAXTM, the unique in-house research based school system, integrates Conducive Learning Environments, Innovative Curriculum, Engaging Teaching Methods and Personalised Assessment. The 14 Pillars of ShemEduMAXTM is a unique and powerful proprietary system that infuses life and purpose into school education. It has been specially designed by award winning educationists of India after many years of in-depth research and first-hand teaching experience. The essence of ShemEduMAXTM is best captured by its motto –Bringing School Education Alive!
On this occasion, Meenal Arora, Founder Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools said, “We, at SHEMFORD have always strived for excellence and delivered quality. To set the same standards, we have designed comprehensive training programmes to ensure that our associates, teachers & corporate office deliver the same quality that we are known for”. She also added, “A teacher’s work does not end with planning & evaluating children’s learning progress, but shealso plays an important role in bridging the gap between the school and parents. At SHEMFORD, we believe that parents play an equally important role in the growth and development of their child. In line with SHEMFORD’s Parent Participation Programme, a special 2 hour session is taken up by our in-house expert trainers with a view to equip our teachers to interact effectively with our SHEMFORD Parents belonging to different cultures, understanding and thoughts.”
Mrs. Arora further said, “Apart from empowering teachers with the right tools of effective teaching, this training also focuses on the overall development of the SHEMFORD Teachers. The session takes them through a Personality Development Module that enhances their Grooming and Communication Skills, and also focuses on Handling Students. After the robust, energetic sessions, we introduce teachers to the SHEMFORD Assessment techniques. At SHEMFORD we believe, every child is a star and has her own capabilities to outshine. The teachers evaluate every child on a continuous basis on all areas of development both scholastic& co-scholastic. Teachers are explained in detail about the importance & use of our specially designed detailed observation checklist.”
The School Heads who were invited to the training were delighted to interact with the Management and considered it a fruitful session. Dr.Mrs. Parveen Kukreja, SHEMFORD Agra expressed, “It has been a wonderful session as it included series of rich discussions on related topics which would help us in managing the school.”
This training session has also benefitted teachers as they stated their views on the training session:
Ms Surbhi Ahuja, Teacher, SHEMFORD Rohini, expressed, “This training has added so much to our knowledge that would help us in successful implementation in our classrooms. Such easy description of lesson planning would encourage us to put forward innovative activities”. Also, it has been exclaimed by several teachers that it has raised the bar of education.“We have received foundation of delivering education in our several formal graduation courses, but this training has helped us in polishing our philosophies and giving a new outlook to it. Such training can only be held successfully under the guidance of such a management who value education”,said Pooja Bajaj, Teacher, SHEMFORD Udaipur.
Apart from empowering the teachers, SHEMFORD Management also organized a Leadership Conclave to keep the School Trustees harnessed with Quality Management and CBSE Affiliation. The administration of management related module was undertaken by Mr. Amol Arora, Vice Chairman &Managing Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools. The modules covered educational leadership, marketing trends, quality management &behaviour and conduct. The module also explained their unique in-house system ShemFAST – Families and School Together –which is developed with a view to make communication between Parents and school much easier and simpler.
The training session also invited various vendors to demonstrate their products on the ground. On the occasion, Mr Amol Arora, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, SHEMFORD Group of Schools marked the importance of technology and marketing tools. He said, “In this competitive era, one needs to grow and update self with proper planned strategies and methods to survive. We are focused to equip our school trustees with the latest trends so that they are known to the world. Also, we wished to acquaint them with the advanced educational products so that they help us maintain the SHEMFORDs unique and special way of teaching.School Trustees also had their best time involved in these modules. It was an enriching experience for us as well. We have been devising a lot of strategies but now we have got new and innovative ideas to administer our schools successfully.”
“I have been attending the SHEMFORD Residential Training Programme consecutively for the past 3 years for its content and quality,exclaimed Mr. Vivek Baranwal, SHEMFORD Mirzapur. He added,“This year, the training has also made us well versed with the norms and guidelines for smooth running of school”.The session was successful and ended with wonderful souvenirs and accreditations making them ShemEMPOWERED.

Haryana Film Promotion Board set up

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Government has decided to set up a Haryana Film Promotion Board to promote Haryanvi films and culture of the region.
          This was disclosed by Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Information and  Public Relations Department Dr. K.K. Khandelwal while interacting with the media persons after watching the premier show of Haryanvi film ‘ Tera Mera Wada’ in Galaxy World Mall in Ambala city today.
          Dr. Khandelwal said that the process to set up the Board was already in the final stages and the Board would soon be constituted. Besides this, a Film Institute was being set up in Rohtak to promote the artists and culture in the State.
He said that with a view to increase the interest of the people toward the films and to encourage the artists, Film Festivals had been organized in Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Rohtak during last three years. He said that there were ample opportunities to produce films on Haryanvi Culture. For the development and promotion of regional films, many facilities were being provided by the State Government which included  making films tax free.
          Dr. Khandelwal said that literature of Haryanvi language is rich and this language has its own essence.  He said that Member of Parliament from Rohtak Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda has also raised his voice for the promotion of Haryanvi language and also demanded the inclusion of Haryanvi language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution besides other languages. He has also presented strong logic and evidence in support of the inclusion of Haryanvi language in the schedule, he added. He said that for the promotion of  this language, Haryana Sahitya Academy has not only published various books but has also done research work at high level. Apart from this, Haryanvi-Hindi glossary has also been prepared which would soon be published.
          Dr. Khandelwal said that Haryanvi Cinema has regained its momentum after a long gap and undoubtedly the films would help in promotion of Haryanvi culture. Production of regional language films was a huge risk; however Bhal Singh Balhara took this challenge and produced a successful film of the liking of the viewers. This film would not only give inspiration to the producers to venture into regional cinema which would lead to good cinema in regional languages also.
          On this occasion, the producer and the artists of the movie were also present.

TEQIP Phase-II Award for Murthal University

by Haryananewswire (Balbir Singh)
Chandigarh, June 29- 
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal has been awarded the  Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme Phase – II (TEQIP Phase-II) of the World Bank Project. It lays emphasis on research and creating Centres of Excellences through exchange of students, faculty, research scholars through international linkages.
While stating this today, a spokesman of University said that under the aegis of this, a delegation led by Mr. H. S. Chahal, Vice-Chancellor with Prof. Raj Kumar, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Nodal Officer, TEQIP,  Prof. J. S. Rana, Dean, Faculty of Non-Conventional Sources of Energy and Environment and Coordinator, International Affairs and Dr. Pawan Dahiya, Coordinator, TEQIP visited some European countries this month to explore, collaborate and implement, exchange of students, faculty and to strengthen ties for mutual research and development  activities for upgradation of laboratories in the University. The delegation visited Germany, Finland, Italy and U.A.E. from June 11 to 20, 2012.
                        He said that a joint conference on “Energy Efficient Design of Buildings: Product Solutions" (CREED-PS) was earlier organized at DCRUST, Murthal. This Project was approved by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany under the Germany-India: Infinite opportunities Project during February 2011. Taking it further, an Memorandum of Collaboration was signed with Hoshschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (University of Applied Science), Detmold, Germany during this visit on June 12, 2012. A visit to their state of art wooden workshop and open sky laboratories in lighting which could not be found anywhere in the world was also conducted. The University delegation visited their Center of Excellence in Industrial Automation at Lemgo Campus and discussed exchange of students and faculty members.  The housing of industries of repute in the same building side by side the departments was an excellent example of collaboration with industry. Also, department of Architecture and Civil Engineering were seen and fruitful discussions with the faculty members in mutual areas of interest on research and teaching were held. Exchange visit of students and faculty has also been put in place under this Memorandum of Collaboration, he added.
                        He said that the University had earlier signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tampere University of Technology, Tampere (Finland) last year. This visit was to strengthen the bondages for future collaborations and held further discussions with Ms. Minna Hakka Riska, Head, international office, Prof. Matti Karp and Prof. Jaakko  A. Puhakka, Head Department of Chemistry and Prof. Jukka Rintala, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences to work out the modalities. The highlight of these MoU’s shall be that our students visiting these Universities shall not pay any tuition fee to them.
                        He said that while in Finland, the delegation also held wide ranging talks with Prof. Jorma Virtanen, Department of Nano-science, University of Jyvaskyla an internationally renowned university and expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences regarding future scope of collaboration in the areas of Bio-technology and Nano-science.
                        He said that the delegation visited University of Helsinki (Finland). University of Helsinki, Finland was founded in 1640 and is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The university, with almost 4,000 researchers and teachers, operates on four campuses in Helsinki. The delegation had discussions with Prof. Annele Hatakka, Department of Food and Environmental  Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry for collaboration for research and development and also visited laboratories of Department of Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Molecular Biology and Environmental Science to explore future opportunities of collaboration.  The high-quality research carried out by the university creates new knowledge for educating diverse specialists in various fields, and for utilization in social decision-making and the business sector.
                        He said that while in Germany, the delegation also visited Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FRIE university of Berlin and discussed various facilities available with them for exchange of students and faculty members between two universities. The delegation saw library and infrastructure for housing and other facilities for students and faculty.
                        He said that while in Italy, the delegation visited Bruno Kessler Foundation located in Trento, a province in Northern Italy governed under a special autonomy statute. The foundation, with more than 350 researchers, conducts studies in the areas of Information Technology, Materials and Microsystems, Italian-German Historical Institute, and Religious sciences. Interactions in the Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical- System(BIOMEMS) unit of the center for material and micro systems  via Sommarive18, 38123, Trento- Italy and discussions with Prof. (Dr.) Leandro Lorenzelli, Head of the Unit for possibilities regarding sending our students and faculty members for advanced research were very encouraging.
                                The delegation also visited Sapienza University of Rome, an autonomous State University in Rome, Italy. It is the largest Italian university by enrollment and the oldest of Rome's three state-funded universities. Also visited University of ROME, and saw their departments & facilities.  At Dubai (U.A.E.) also visited Birla institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Dubai campus) which is located at International Academic City and offers excellent infra-structure and state-of-the art facilities to its students.
                        With this visit, the University opens its swing doors on inside and outside for exchange of students, faculty and joint research with reputed international Universities, Laboratories which would go a long way for raising the academic activities in the University.  

Counseling for home science degree courses on July 12 and 24

by Haryananewswire4u (Balbir)

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has invited copies of certificates of qualifying examination from applicants seeking admission to 6-year and 4-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science degree courses by July 5.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of University said that for admission to 4-year and 6-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science degree course, the counseling would be held on July 12 and  24 respectively. The admission in these courses would be done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. He said that the candidates seeking admission to 4-year and 6-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Home Science degree programmes would have to submit self attested copies of their certificates of 10 plus two examination and matric examination respectively. These certificates would be submitted to Assistant Registrar, Academic Branch, Fletcher Bhawan.
          He said that 15 students of the University have been chosen for the post of Rural Development Officer (RDO) by Union Bank of India, out of which 13 students are of Agriculture College and two are from Agricultural Engineering and Technology College. He said that Union Bank of India had organised a campus interview for the post of RDO in which 30 students participated.

Dateline for submission of online applications extended

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana School Teachers Selection Board has extended the last date for submission of online applications for the post of Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) upto July 9, 2012.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Board said that the last date for receipt of applications has been extended due to administrative reasons.
He said that date for depositing application fee would be July 10 by 4 p.m.  Any other information in this regard could be obtained from and

Army recruitment drive for youth of Bhiwani, Rewari, Mahendergarh

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Indian Army will conduct open recruitment drive exclusively for the youth of Bhiwani, Rewari and Mahendergarh districts at Rao Tula Ram stadium, Rewari from August 19 to 26, 2012.
          While stating this today, Director, Recruitment, Dadri, Col. P.C. Pusti said that recruitment would be made for the posts of Constable for  General Duty, Clerk, Technician and Nursing Assistant. He said that matric pass candidates in the age group of 17-and-a-half years and 21 years could participate in recruitment drive. Candidates below 18 years of age would have to produce affidavit of permission from their parents. Candidate having 45 per cent marks in matriculation would be eligible for recruitment. Apart from this, wards of ex-servicemen should come with certificate to this effect.
          Certificate of being unmarried  should be signed by the candidate himself and the sarpanch.  He said that caste, character and residence certificates duly attested by Tehsildar or Sub Divisional Magistrate would only be accepted.  Such candidates found having tattoo made  except on  the inner side of hand  would not be eligible for recruitment. Col Pusti said that those who would qualify physical test would appear in the written examination on October 28, 2012.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Haryana formulates Rural Water Policy

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Haryana Government has formulated Haryana State Rural Water Policy 2012 to save precious drinking water by prevention of wastage through public stand posts, open taps and unmetered connections.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the Public Health Engineering Department said that this policy has been formulated  keeping in view the present scenario of high percentage of wastage of water through unmetered connections provided to the consumers in rural areas which are being billed on flat rate basis. The policy reflects resolve of the State Government to bring about conservation of water and prevent wastage and reduction in non-revenue water in rural areas of the State. It embodies the optimum use of water which is the nation’s limited resource.     
He said that under this policy individual household metered connections would be provided to 50 per cent rural population by the end of 12th Five Year Plan. Also, the consumers would be billed on the basis of volumetric consumption of water instead of flat rates, he added.
          He said that the policy would be mandatory for all types of consumers namely domestic, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors in the private, semi government premises. He said that the policy would have the force of administrative regulations and it would bind all participant, stakeholders, and personnel to enforceable performance. The policy would be applicable to all service providing authorities namely Public Health Engineering Department, Housing Board, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Development and Panchayats Department or any other department or Government authority dealing with the subject.
          He said that there would be a State Level Empowered Committee under the Chairmanship of Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary to Government, Public Health Engineering Department which would include representatives of all the service providing authorities. The committee would aim at streamlining the implementation of the policy and grievances redressal system. He said that the committee would have full powers to take decisions in respect of policy contents and changes in the procedure to be adopted. The decisions taken by the committee would be implemented by the authorities in the field and the progress of the implementation of the policy would be reviewed periodically, he added.
He said that in case the meter is found not functioning, the consumer would get it repaired or replaced within one month at his own cost, otherwise he would be charged penal rate to be decided by the authority from time to time. All consumers having unmetered water connections would have to install the meters of reputed make with ISI mark having good performance at their own cost. No water connection with ferrule size of more than 6mm diameter for domestic consumers would be allowed, he added.
          He said that any insanitary connection, if detected by the department, would be disconnected immediately without giving any notice and would be restored only after necessary rectification by consumer with a fine or penalty to be fixed by authorities. He said that installation of electric or mechanical pumps direct on supply line would not be allowed to any consumer. He said that a penalty of Rs 1200 would be levied wherever such pumps installed direct on supply line are detected. It would be directed by Public Health Engineering Department to all consumers through handbills proclamation that direct online pumps would be confiscated and supply to the defaulting consumer would be disconnected.
          He said that Haryana State has declared incentives to village Panchayats for promoting water conservation. The village Panchayats who ensure provision of taps on all the private and public connections and a minimum of 75 per cent of the households having sanctioned private water connections in the village would be eligible for incentives for water conservation. He said that the amount of reward would be Rs 20,000 for village with population up to 2000, Rs 30,000 for village with population between 2000 and 3000, Rs 40,000 for village with population between 3000 and 4000 and Rs 50,000 for village with population more than 4000.
          He said that Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) are being constituted and these committees would be entrusted with the task of encouraging the public to take metered water connections in the rural areas. He said that the revenue collected through water charge would be given to the Panchayats for development works and for carrying effective maintenance of the schemes.
He said that in case of any dispute of water bills, the consumer would approach the concerned Executive Engineer for dispute redressal by paying 50 per cent of the disputed amount along with the application. The application, not accompanied by the proof of deposit of 50 per cent amount, would not be entertained. He said that the consume could file an appeal to the concerned Superintending Engineer within 30 days of issue of the order of dispute redressal by the Executive Engineer provided that the consumer has already paid 50 per cent of the specified disputed amount. He said that the decision of Superintending Engineer would be final and binding on both the parties.
He said that the consumers would be divided into two broad categories namely Domestic and Commercial, Industrial as well as Institutional. The domestic category would include premises used for residence, hostels of education institutions of the Government, working women’s hostels run by the Government, Government recognized destitute homes, orphanage, charitable homes, blind schools, schools for physically handicapped persons, spastic children, piaos meant for drinking purposes and place of worship, cremation ground and cemetery. 
          He said that the operation and maintenance of distribution system along with revenue collection could be done through outsourcing in a phased manner. The outsourced agency would be provided with the metered bulk supply for further distribution to the consumers and it would also facilitate the release of new connections by the authority.
          He said that Water and Power Thana have been setup across the State. The domain of these thanas would also include the enforcement of law for implementation of this policy.
          He said that the State Government would be the competent authority for any amendment in this policy on the recommendations of State Level Empowered Committee.  

Haryana Government employees can travel by AC Volvo Super Luxury buses while on tour

by Haryananewswire4u (Balbir)
Haryana Government has allowed its employees to travel in the AC Volvo Super Luxury buses while on tour for official purpose and all expenses on this account would be reimbursed by the State Government.
While stating this today, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Transport, Mr Sultan Singh Jadaula said that  this was a gift to the State Government employees as the Government led by Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has already implemented a number of pro-employee policies and programmes.
He said that now the employees of grade I, II and III with grade pay Rs. 4600 and above would be entitled to travel in Haryana Roadways AC Volvo Super Luxury buses.
He said that Haryana Roadways has 35 AC Volvo Super Luxury buses out of which 28 buses are operating on Chandigarh-Gurgaon-via Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and Chandigarh-Delhi-Faridabad routes. The frequency of AC Volvo Super Luxury buses from Chandigarh to Delhi and back is about half-an-hour.
He said that these buses are equipped with Air-condition and heating system.  These have full width of LED based front destination board to assist passengers in knowing the destination, built in mobile and laptop charger on all seat rows, adequate luggage room with aluminum chequered sheet  floor, 49 comfortable  semi-sleeper calf or leg support passenger seats, entertainment system with DVD player having USB port and LED HD TV with 26-inch front and foldable LCD based 17- inch television in middle. The passengers get bottles of mineral water  and  English or Hindi Newspapers on complementary basis.
He said that apart from above Haryana Roadways has 37 AC buses operating from different district Headquarter to Chandigarh or Delhi and back.

Guideline for teachers joining Mewat District Cadre

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Secondary Education Department has issued guidelines to facilitate the teachers in joining the Mewat District Cadre (Group B and C) service under the Haryana State Education (School and Inspection) Cadre (Group B) Services and the Haryana State Education Lecturer School Cadre (Group C) Service rules.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the department said that the existing Principals, Headmasters, Lecturers of Group B and Elementary School Headmaster or Masters of Group C, who are members of the State Service shall have the right to exercise the option of District within three months from the notification of these rules for joining the Mewat District School Education Service.
          He said that Director General, Secondary Education has issued direction to all District Education Officers (DEOs) and District Elementary Education Officers (DEEOs) in the state stating that if any teacher of above mentioned categories working in the district concerned is willing to give his or her option for joining the Mewat District Cadre (Group B and C) Service, then, such options should reach the office of District Education Officer or District Elementary Education concerned by July 6, 2012. The DEOs and DEEOs concerned would send these options to the Director General of the Departments of Secondary Education and Elementary Education as the case may be upto July 10, 2012 through special messenger.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Haryana Govt to bring 2262 teachers and non-teaching staff under its ambit

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The  Haryana Government has a plan to bring under its ambit 2262 teaching and non-teaching staff members of 204 government aided private schools and post them in Government schools.
            This was stated by Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Rao Dan Singh today.
          He said that a proposal to this effect has been forwarded to Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda and he would discuss the issue with Mr Hooda. He said that as a result of absorption of these staff members under Haryana School Education Rules, 2012, the State exchequer would have to bear an additional burden of about Rs 120 crore. This would benefit 1616 Post Graduate Teachers, Trained Graduate Teachers and C and V teachers, 305 Junior Basic Training teachers and 701 non-teaching staff members.
            He said that the schools to be covered in this proposal included 34 in district Ambala, seven in district Bhiwani, five in district Faridabad, eight in Gurgaon, 14 in Hisar, four in Jhajjar, eight in Jind, three in Kaithal, 13 each in Karnal and Kurukshetra, three each in Mahendergarh and Mewat, two in Palwal, five in Panchkula, seven in Panipat, six in Rewari, 18 in Rohtak, nine in Sirsa, 19 in Sonepat and 23 in district Yamunanagar.
            He said that soon after the approval of the proposal, these schools would be de-aided and the management of these schools would have to run these schools as non-aided schools for next 33 years under their statutory obligations. The State Government is considering the proposals sent by management committees of various schools.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mamta Sauda scales Mount Kilimanjaro

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary  Jaiveer Balmiki has congratulated Deputy Superintendant of Police  Mamta Sauda for successfully scaling Africa’s tallest Mount Kilimanjaro which is 5895 meters high.
         He said that Mamta Sauda has achieved this success on June 20 by hoisting national flag at Mount Kilimanjaro and has brought laurels to the State and the country. Mamta had also scaled Mount Everest earlier and for this success in mountaineering, the  State government had appointed her as Deputy Superintendent  of Police. He said that she was also awarded by the President of India.
          Mr Balmiki said that despite the fact that she is a female and belongs to a poor Scheduled Caste family, she has exhibited immense courage. He said that she would be honoured on her return from Africa.

Haryana starts super luxury Volvo bus service

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Roadways has started super luxury Volvo bus service from Gurgaon to Katra, Panchkula, Dehradun and Agra for which tickets could also be booked online.
          While stating this today, an official spokesman said that these buses are running under trial mode and if they get good response, their number might be increased. He said that any person could book tickets from department’s website , in addition to booking tickets at bus stand.
          He said that the timing of Volvo bus service from Gurgaon bus stand to Katra is 5:30 p.m., for Panchkula is 4:20 a.m., for Dehradun is 7:20 a.m. and for Agra is 7:15 a.m. He said that the bus from Gurgaon to Katra would reach Katra after passing through Panipat, Ambala and Jalandhar. Similarly, the bus for Panchkula would reach Panchkula without entering Chandigarh passing through Panipat-Zirakpur. The bus from Gurgaon to Dehradun would reach Dehradun passing through Rurki and Haridwar and Gurgaon to Agra would reach Agra after passing through Sohna-Palwal.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ranjiv Dalal diects Police personnel to protect rights of women,children and weaker section

by Haryananewswire  (Balbir)
Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Ranjiv Dalal has directed police personnel all over the State to protect the rights of women, children and weaker sections of the society with sensitivity and never call any woman or child to a police station. 
The DGP, who was interacting with police personnel through wireless communication system from his office here this evening, also directed them to effectively implement the Road Domination Drive from June 25 to July 10 so as to conduct surprise checking of vehicles on roads.
He also urged them to discharge their duties with utmost dedication, honesty and in an impartial manner. He also cautioned them that while taking the prisoners from prisons to courts and from courts to the prison, they should be more careful. He said that this being one of the most important duties of police, no laxity should be exercised. He also appreciated officers and officials of police force, adding that they have arrested criminals and sent them behind bars as a result of their bravery, courage and hard-work and even while sacrificing their own lives.
He also directed them to expeditiously deal with the ongoing cases of criminals and also ensure that witnesses are made in the courts without any delay so as to get the criminals punished. He suggested them to deal with the cases of hardcore criminals through fast-track courts as on getting sentenced they become demoralised.
He was all praise for the telecommunication technical staff for their efficiency, adding that it was because of them he could communicate with all police personnel in the State. Wherever wireless stations have been set up in the State, the police personnel immediately gathered to listen to the DGP.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News power schedule for Ambala district

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
 Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has released new schedule of power supply for district Ambala with effect from June 20.
While stating this today, a spokesman of UHBVN said that in urban areas the daily supply of power would be for 20 hours. He said that as per the prescribed schedule, the power cut would be observed between  8  a.m. and 10 a.m. and  from 2 p.m. to 4.p.m. He said that rural agricultural feeders  would be given power supply in three phases for eight hours from 5 p.m. to 1a.m from 1a.m. to 9 a.m. and  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
He said that industrial areas would be given power supply from 12.30 a.m.  to 6.30 p.m.  and  the power for industrial works has been prohibited during peak hours from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  During the same period, the industrialist could use only  five per  cent of the fixed load for lighting purpose.

IMCM achieves 100 per cent placement

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology of Kurukshetra University has achieved 100 per cent placement for the students of B.Tech. in Printing, Graphics and Packaging course for the year 2011-12.
While stating this today, a spokesman of the Institute said that all the 28 students in final year of the course have been absorbed by the industrial houses or short-listed for future placement. Out of them, 18 students have already been selected by different houses of the packaging industry with a pay package ranging from Rs two lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh per annum. Three students namely Ms.Bhanu, Mr Vishal Sharma and Mr Mandhir have been offered  a package of Rs.2.5 lakh per annum and others have been placed at Rs.two lakh per annum.  Besides, four students have been short-listed by different companies for employment. Also, six students of the course have been selected for MTech programme in different universities.
The Institute of Mass Communication of Kurukshetra University is the first in the country to start B.Tech. course with this nomenclature.  After automobile industry, packaging is the second largest industry in the world. The placement of the students of this course has shown that they are a much sought after personnel while there is worldwide slack down in employment for even highly trained postgraduate technical degree holders. The course, therefore, holds immense significance for the graduate level technical degree holders. During last year also students of the this course had got hundred percent placement.
About 100 students from different courses run by the Institute have been selected for practical summer training during this academic session.Also,51 students are getting training in print media houses including leading newspapers of the country. Besides, 34 students have been attached with electronic media houses.  Nine of the students are getting training in public relations with the Department of Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Haryana. Two students are on training with the leading advertising Houses.  Admission to the B.Tech. in  Printing, Graphics and  Packaging course, which is based on merit of All India Engineering Entrance Test and other courses has already started, he added.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Considerable decline in road accidents in Haryana

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
There has been a considerable decline  in the number of road accidents in Haryana during this year as compare to that of the last year. According to the data available with the State Crime Record Bureau, 4619 road accidents had occurred during last year till June 11out of which 1817 were severe accidents and these resulted in  deaths of 2039 persons and 4044 were injured. As compared to it, 4159 road accidents have occurred during this year till June 9, 2012 out of which 1770 were severe accidents in which 2041 persons died and 3829 were injured.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the police department said that the State Crime Record Bureau had been analysing causes of accidents from time to time. He said that during last year, till June 2011, 225 road accidents occurred in Ambala as against 231 road accidents this year till June 9. As many as 112 road accidents had taken place in Panchkula last year and till now it was 100, Karnal had 269 road accidents last year and till now it was 208, Yamunanagar had 207 road accidents last year and till now it was 148, Kurukshetra had 216 road accidents last year and till now it was 164, Kaithal had 133 road accidents last year and till now it was 129, Hisar had 277 road accidents last year and till now it was 257 and Jind had 151 road accidents last year and till now it was 147.
          Similarly, Fatehabad had 95 road accidents last year and till now it was 84, Bhiwani had 231 road accidents last year and till now it was 235, Sirsa had 134 road accidents last year and till now it was 121, Jhajjar had 195 road accidents last year and till now it was 173, Panipat had 202 road accidents last year and till now it was 179, Sonipat had 298 road accidents last year and till now it was 299, Rohtak had 192 road accidents last year and till now it was 203, Rewari had 300 road accidents last year and till now it was 263, Mewat had 173 road accidents last year and till now it was 195, Mahendergarh had 203 road accidents last year and till now it was 166, Palwal had 212 road accidents last year and till now it was 210, Gurgaon had 439 road accidents last year and till now it was 451, Faridabad had 322 road accidents last year and till now it was 276 and in railways, 33 accidents had occurred last year and  till now it was 25.
          He said that these figures have revealed that Haryana Police is very much concerned about road accidents and special campaigns were launched from time to time to effectively deal with various causes of such accidents.

Haryana to increase foodgrain storage capacity

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
In view of the record foodgrains production in the State, Haryana Government will create additional storage capacity of 22 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) within a year.
          This decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today. The meeting was attended by Food and Supplies Minister Mr Mahender Partap Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mrs Anita Yadav and a number of senior officers of the State Government.
          Mr Hooda asked various procurement agencies to expedite the creation of additional foodgrains storage capacity and set up new godowns. He directed the HAFED to create storage facility for ten LMTs, Haryana Warehousing Corporation would set up storage facility for seven LMTs, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation would create capacity of one LMT and Food and Supplies Department would create storage capacity of four LMTs.
          In Haryana, covered godown of 13.70 LMTs capacity were at an advanced stage of  construction and these would be completed before March 31, 2013. Under Private Entrepreneur Guarantee (PEG) scheme-2008, projects of 9.31 LMTs would be completed before March 31,2013 whereas projects of 3.16 LMTs were in the pipeline. HAFED would set up covered godown project for 3.25 LMTs, Haryana Warehousing Corporation would set up covered godown project for 0.50 LMTs, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation 0.54 LMTs and Food and Supplies Department 0.10 LMTs.
          Haryana has existing storage capacity of 84.23 LMTs, which includes covered storage capacity, covered storage capacity under PEG scheme and covered plinth/open storage capacity. The State has covered storage capacity of 48.79 LMTs, whereas capacity of  5.24 LMTs has been created under PEG scheme and 30.20 LMTs covered at plinth or open storage capacity.
The State Government has procured 86.65 LMTs of wheat this year. The movement of stocks, godowns in the pipeline under PEG and other schemes, construction of godowns under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund of NABARD were also reviewed in the meeting.

Directive to DEOs to verify experience certificates of candidates

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Haryana Secondary Education Department has issued guidelines to all District Education Officers (DEO) for verification and to counter-sign  experience certificate of the candidates for the post of Post Graduate Teachers recently advertised by Haryana School Teachers Selection Board.

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the department said that one time exemption certificate for Haryana State Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET) or State Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) and one time upper age relaxation certificate (experience certificate) from Head of the Institute is required to be verified by DEO and counter signed by Director, Secondary Education of concerned state. Such certificates issued by the Head of institutions in their respective jurisdiction like government, government aided, private schools including CBSE or ICSE affiliated schools should be verified on the basis of the record and a dispatch number should be given for authentication or verification.

          While verifying these certificates, he said that a separate register should be maintained indicating there in the complete details of the candidates. A copy of these certificates should be retained and a copy of verified certificates must be immediately e-mailed to the Directorate, Secondary Education on the same day for official record and reference when the papers are placed before the Directorate for countersignature and to preclude tampering and forgery.

          The spokesman said that an applicant can apply only once for a particular category of post in the first advertisement. No such exemption would be granted in the subsequent advertisement.

It may be recalled that as per new rules framed by the department, the teachers working in privately managed government aided, recognized and government schools, were exempted to acquire qualifications of passing HTET, if they have worked as a teacher for a minimum period of four years on the date of enforcement of these rules. The exemption is a onetime measure and such teachers on their appointment shall have to qualify HTET by not later than April 1, 2015, otherwise their appointment shall stand terminated automatically without giving any further notice.

Two HAU NCC cadets bag five awards

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Two NCC cadets of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar  have bagged five awards in an adventure course organized at Uttarkashi recently.

          While stating this today, a spokesman of the university said that a two weeks adventure course was organized by NCC Directorates of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. The NCC cadets from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh participated in this camp.

          He said that three students of Home Science College of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University namely Aina Garg, Rekha and Ritu had participated in this camp. He said that NCC cadet Rekha bagged the first prize in hurdle race and point to point march and bronze medal in sports climbing whereas Aina was runner up in the competitions like cross country race and tent-pitching.

          He said that under the guidance of Col. K. S. Thapar, cadets had done trekking at Tekla, Nachiketa Tal and Pog 2 and participated in competitions like river crossing, hurdle race, point to point march, wall climbing, tent-pitching contest and cross country race.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Smart cards to replace rational cards in Haryana

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Now ration card has become an old concept and the people will be issued smart cards in its place. The pilot project has been started in district Gurgaon.
          This was disclosed by the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary of Food and Supplies Department Mrs Shakuntala Jakhu while reviewing the Smart Card preparation  Project here today. she said that the Central Government has chosen the state of Haryana and Chandigarh UT for preparation of smart cards in place of ration cards as a pilot project. 
The task of preparing smart cards to stream line Public Distribution System (PDS) in four Blocks namely Gharonda in district Karnal, Ambala, Sirsa and Sonipat. Now, all the four districts in which these Blocks lie would be covered and in addition district Gurgaon would also be covered.
 In district Gurgaon, Pataudi Block would be taken first. She said that the job of preparing smart cards of all the persons in the entire state would be got completed by June 2013.    
          Mrs Jakhu said that the ration card was an important document even for those who do not get ration. The beneficiaries of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Antodaya Ann Yojna (AAY) get ration at cheaper rates under various schemes of the government but for the Above Poverty Line (APL) people it serves as a proof of residence. She said that now the smart cards will replace the traditional ration cards. For this, a comprehensive survey would be got done taking the help of the Booth Level Officers (BLO) appointed by the Election Department.
          According to Mrs Jakhu, the BLO would visit every household in the area allocated to him or her and get the application forms filled. Then he would submit these forms village wise to the Inspector of Food and Supplies Department who would scrutinize the forms whether these were filled in correctly or not. After that, these would be handed over to TCS Company, which is the authorized agency for documentation and collection of biometric finger prints of all the applicants.
          The TCS company would enter the data collected and then after proper publicity mega camps would be organised for taking biometric finger prints, scanning the eyes and photographs of every person. 
She said that every person will have to bring the slip given by BLO at the time of filling of form which will be bearing the same number as that of the form. On entering the number of the slip, entire data about the person would be displayed on the computer screen and the individual would be asked to go through it to check its correctness.  
 When he verifies the correctness, the biometric finger prints, scanning of eye bolls and photos would be taken. The applicant would be then given an Enrolment ID.  This data will be simultaneously used for preparation of UID in addition to the Smart Card for PDS System. The prints would be sent to the Central Agency for preparing of Adhaar- UID which the applicant would receive at his home. 
After that his smart card would be made by the Food and Supplies Department. She said that the persons who have already applied for Adhaar UID should give the Enrolment number to the BLO and they need not apply again as a person would have only one UID. His second application would be rejected by the computer when it reaches the office of Central Agency because the finger prints and eyes of no two individuals match.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hallmark students presents Navrang-2012

by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
Around 200 students from various schools of the tricity and cities like Japiur, Noida, Delhi, Gurgaon, Patiala, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Mohali etc. were skillfully trained by various professionals during the 5th Hallmark Summer Camp in dance, music, art 'n' craft and ramp modelling, etc. 
They ablazed the stage of Yavanika Open Air Theatre with their cultural extravaganza "Navrang-2012' on June 14, 2012 with choreographies and music melodies. An exhibition showcasing the li'l images of pottery, imaginarium, artful antics, finger puppets, doodles, toon tango, illustrations, shapy wonders, texture art, etc. caught the eyeballs of all visitors at Yavanika. Ramp walk on the theme 'Summer Fest' mesmerized everybody with creative costumes designed with flowers, fruits, vegetables, umbrellas, coconuts, leaves, straws & cocktail umbrellas, etc.
 Various dance numbers on bollywood songs, classical dance performance-Yakshgana and  music melodies on 'Top of the World, Waka- Waka & Jugni' with live orchestra by students made the audience sway their heads.
Tavleen Singh, Music Director, Producer, Rap Artist & Audio Engineer from Ludhiana, Punjab, was the Chief Guest of the occasion. G.D. Singh, the official Rapper at T.A.V. Tunes, spellbound everyone with his rocking rap performance. Jivtesh Garg- Director-Hallmark and Kavita Wadhwa-Principal concluded the show with a commitment to keep setting benchmarks for others in education while unleashing the potential of children.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture appreciates Haryana agriculture policies

 by Haryananewswire (Balbir)
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has appreciated the agricultural policies of Haryana and has decided to recommend to the Central Government that these be implemented in the entire country.
          A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the 15-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture presided over by MP Mr Vasudev Acharya here today.
          It was also disclosed in the meeting that Haryana Government would set up a television channel on agriculture at State level, which would be run by Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board.
          The members of the Committee reviewed the agricultural policies of Haryana threadbare and were all praise for farmer-friendly policies of the State Government. 
          While appreciating the abolition of the black law by Haryana Government under which the farmers used to be jailed for not paying their agricultural loan, the Committee observed that Haryana is the only State where such a loan has been abolished to maintain dignity of the farmers. The Committee recommended implementation of this farmer-friendly policy in other States too. Apart from this, the Committee also appreciated the decision of the Haryana Government not to auction the land of the farmers for not paying loans of cooperative banks and land development bank. The Committee observed that this scheme would be worth implementation by other States. The members of the Committee also decided to make the recommendation in this regard too. 
          The Committee also appreciated that in Haryana, the rate of interest on long term loans of cooperative banks was reduced from 10 per cent to five per cent. It may be recalled that it was Haryana Government, which first reduced the rate of interest on short term cooperative agricultural loans from 11 to four per cent and later on this decision was implemented in the entire country.
          While reviewing the agricultural policies of Haryana Government, the members of the Committee appreciated that during last seven years, the farmers in Haryana got the maximum minimum support price for sugarcane and this was highly appreciable. In addition, the members of the Committee were all praise for the sugarmills in the State for making payment to cane growers on time. It was informed in the meeting that during last year, the Government of Uttar Pradesh had, in view of the elections, enhanced the price of sugarcane, but most of the farmers were yet to get their payment.
          The members also appreciated the decision of the State Government to set up an international market of agricultural produce at Kundli in district Sonepat, saying that it would be very useful for the farmers. The members of the Committee said that they would inspire the Governments of their respective States to open their counters in this international market.