Wednesday, October 31, 2012

State level screeing committee formed

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has reconstituted State Level Screening Committee headed by Principal Secretary, Archives Department to screen and scrutinize all proposals received in the Archives Department for getting financial assistance from the National Archives of India.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Archives Department said that committee would screen and scrutinize all proposals received in the Archives Department from various registered voluntary organizations, educational institutions including private colleges, private library and museums, universities including deemed universities and individuals for listening, cataloguing, translation and publication of manuscripts or rare books, historical documents, photographs, charts and maps for getting financial assistance from the National Archives of India. The tenure of committee would be of three years, he added.
          He said that committee would receive all applications or proposals for financial assistance under the scheme implemented by National Archives of India from various non government organizations or individuals located within the jurisdiction of the state. It would also examine these applications or proposals to ascertain coverage under the said scheme, status of the applicant institution or individual including their capacity to pool in their matching share and importance and feasibility of the proposal or project. Apart from this, the committee would submit recommendation or observation to National Archives of India for consideration in the meeting of the Grants Committee for the said scheme.
          He said that Director General, Archives Department would be member whereas Chairman, Department of History, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Chairman, Department of History, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak would serve as non official members of the committee. The Assistant Director  of the concerned Regional Repository would be Special Invitee. The Deputy Director, Archives would coordinate all the activities and compile all proposals received from Regional Repositories and put up them for consideration to the Committee.

Mandatory for cable operators to carry Rajya Sabha Television

  by Haryananewswire
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has made it mandatory for all cable operators to carry Rajya Sabha Television on their networks.
          Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification in this regard has also been issued by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
He said that as per the notification, the channel would be re-transmitted on the cable network service in non-prime band upto 450 MHz in areas where digital addressable system has not been introduced in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 4A of Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. However, in case of areas where digital addressable system has been introduced, the channel would be compulsorily carried in the basic service tier, he added.
The Rajya Sabha Television is a 24X7 television channel of the Rajya Sabha which is available of the same frequency on which the DD-Rajya Sabha is being transmitted by the Doordrashan, he added
 Coordination Committee of Shivalik Development Board
The Haryana Government has nominated Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Department as the President of Coordination Committee of Shivalik Development Board.
          The Government has also nominated Mrs. Kamla Rani, General Secretary, Kanya Gurukul, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat as nominee of the Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidayalaya Khanpur Kalan on the court of Vishwavidayalaya for a term of three years and Executive Council for a term of two years with immediate effect.
 Facilities  for persons with disabilities
With view to facilitate persons with disabilities, Haryana Town and Country Planning Department has incorporated a clause in the zoning plans of public building including health care centres.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the clause states, “You shall follow provisions of Section 46 of 'The Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995' which includes construction of ramps in public buildings, adaption of toilets for wheel chair user, Braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts and other relevant measures for hospitals, primary health centres and other medical care and rehabilitation units."
He said that instructions to this effect have been circulated amongst all Senior Town Planners, District Town Planners, District Town Planners at the headquarters and the Drawing Branch. However, he said that the Department has made and implemented provisions of National Building Code   and is also mentioning the clause in the zoning plans of public buildings in respect of IS Code no. 1963-1987 (provisions for physically challenged persons).

Land of Shri Durga Mata Mandir Banbhauri to be released

by Haryananewswire
 Haryana Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that the land of Shri Durga Mata Mandir, Banbhauri in district Hisar, which was acquired under the Haryana Shri Durga Mata Shrine Bill, 2012, would be released.
Mr Hooda made this announcement at his New Delhi residence today when the members of  Brahmin Samaj, under the leadership of Assembly Speaker Mr  Kuldeep Sharma  and MLA Mr Venod Sharma, called on him. On this occasion, MP Mr Arvind Sharma and former MLA Mr Ram Kumar and some other prominent Brahmin leaders were also present.
          Mr Hooda said that in view of dispute about the land, it was acquired and it was also approved by the Legislative  Assembly. But now, since there is no dispute, therefore, decision has been taken to cancel the acquisition of the land. Necessary legal procedure would be completed in this regard.
          Mr Hooda urged the Management of the Temple to provide adequate facilities in the temple for the devotees. Whatever donations are received in the temple, should be properly utilized for the welfare of the people, he said.
          Mr Hooda said that Brahmin Samaj has always been supporting the government and government has also made efforts to give sufficient representation to the Brahmin Samaj. In previous government, there was no Brahmin Minister. In my government, Mr Venod Sharma was made Minister and today Mr Kuldeep Sharma is the Speaker of the Assembly. Mr Hooda said that some forces are trying to weaken the country with the help of foreign elements. Even BJP acknowledges this. Need of the hour is to strengthen the hands of Congress party for safeguarding the unity and integrity of the country. For this, cooperation of all sections of the society, including Brahmin Samaj is necessary.
          Mr Kuldeep Sharma thanked the Chief Minister for agreeing to the request of the Brahmin Samaj for the release of the land of Mandir and said that Brahman Samaj would continue to support the Congress government in Haryana and at the Centre.
          Mr Veond Sharma also thanked Mr Hooda for agreeing to the demand of Brahmin Samaj and said that no other Chief Minister had listened to the problems of the people.

November 2 Public holiday for Govt women employees

 by Haryananewswire
The  Haryana Government has decided to observe November 2 as a public holiday for all women Government  employees posted in its all Government offices, educational institutions, Boards and Corporations  on account of Karwa Chauth.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Government to conduct reverse tracking in cases of anemia

by Haryananewswire
ThecHaryana Government has decided to conduct reverse tracking in cases of Anemia and give incentive to doctors trained in Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) and Life Saving Anesthetic Skills (LSA) in the State.
          While giving this information today, Health Minister Rao Narender Singh said that concrete steps have been taken by the State Government to encourage institutional deliveries and to make the delivery of pregnant women more safe. He said that steps have been taken to make the pregnant women more responsible and aware towards their health, provide proper care to the pregnant women suffering from Anemia.
          Rao Narender said that doctors were also being encouraged to ensure safe delivery of the pregnant women. This  scheme has been started to provide a fixed monthly honorarium of Rs. 2000 to EmOC and LSA trained doctors. He made it clear that this amount would be in addition to their salary. Apart from this, a sum of Rs. 400 would be  given per caesarean to EmOC and LSA trained doctors. He said that the maximum payment to these doctors would be Rs. 5000 per month.
The Health Minister said that during the current financial year, the State Government has implemented a scheme namely ‘Surakshit Maa Award’ in four districts namely Mewat, Palwal, Jhajjar and Bhiwani. He said that the aim of the scheme was to promote early ante-natal registration in these districts and also to encourage pregnant women for medical checkup from time to time.
High  percentage of severely anaemic patients has come to notice who are arriving in the labour rooms for delivery. In such cases, besides preventing the loss of blood during delievery , blood was also made available to them. Despite   that, there was morbidity and mortality in these patients. The main reason of such cases was that the patients have not been managed properly for anaemia during the ante-natal period. Therefore, Reverse Tracking of such pregnant women has been initiated under which pregnant women coming to District Hospital with less than 7gms Hemoglobin were being reverse  tracked. Medical Officer and ANM have been made personally responsible for managing the severely anaemic patients.
          He said that under the scheme, pregnant women who report for ante-natal registration in the first trimester would be eligible for this award. Out of all the women registered in the first trimester in a month at the Sub-centre, a draw of lots would be conducted at the end of the month and three of them would be eligible for utility items like utensils, containers or food items like one kg of Desi Ghee worth Rs. 300. 

Haryana Police launches digital 1091 helpline for women in crisis

by Haryananewswire
 Haryana Police today launched its four digit  1091 helpline  for “women in crisis”, which would be functional round-the-clock at all  district Police Control Rooms in the State.
          The Haryana Director General, Police, Mr Ranjiv Singh Dalal, inaugurated the helpline at a function held at District Police Lines, Moginand, Panchkula near here today.
          Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Dalal said that this four digit helpline number has been started to integrate various measures for ensuring the safety and security of women facing threat of crime or any other danger.
          Mr. Dalal said that the decision to launch   this helpline number service was taken recently  in a  high level meeting presided over by Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda to instill confidence and sense of security amongst the women in the State. With this helpline, Haryana has now joined Delhi and Chandigarh in extending this facility to its citizens, added Mr. Dalal.
Mr. Dalal said that  this helpline was accessible from anywhere in the country or abroad and exclusively women police officials had been deputed in each police control room to attend  the  complaints round-the-clock. He said that this specially deputed staff would not only receive calls, but would also further inform the nearest police station or police post or PCR van to immediately respond to the caller. Thus, this helpline would be instrumental in empowering the women in the state at all times and would help secure an immediate response from the police whenever the need arose. This helpline would also put pressure on the notorious elements, he added.
          He  said that the state Government had already appointed Mr. K. Selvaraj , Additional Director General of Police, Crime Against Women (CAW) exclusively for reviewing and monitoring the action taken by local police against crime against women in the state.
Mr Dalal also made a fervent appeal to the women in the state to make a call at 1091 for immediate police help, whenever they were in trouble.
         An exhibition of telecommunication equipment used by Haryana police since its inception was also organized on this occasion.
Additional Director General of Police , Training, Mr. Anil Dawra, Additional Director General Police (ADGP),  Law and Order, Mr. M.S. Mann, ADGP, CAW,  Mr. K. Selvaraj, ADGP, Telecommunications Mr. S.S. Deswal,  Inspector General of Police, Railways Mr. V. Kamaraja, Commissioner of Police,  Ambala-Panchkula, Mr. K.K. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pachkula Mrs Parul Kush Jain, DCP Ambala (Rural),  Mrs Naazneen Bhasin, DCP Ambala (urban) Mr. Ashok Kumar and  other senior police officers of the commissionerate, members of Road Safety Organizations of the area and distinguished personalities of  Panchkula were also present on this occasion.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pilgrimage to gurdwars in Pakistan on Gurupurab

by Haryananewswire
Those residents of Haryana, who wish to visit  Pakistan on a pilgrimage to Gurdwaras on the occasion of Gurupurab to mark birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, may apply to Pakistan’s  High Commission in New Delhi for their passport and visa.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Government of India has prepared a list of functions to be organized on Gurupurab in the month of November 2012 as per which pilgrims would leave for Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib from Amritsar on November 23 and would return on November 24. They would leave for Gurudwara Sri Nanak Sahib on November 25 and would return on November 26.
          He said that similarly, pilgrims would leave from Sri Nanak Sahib for Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Chuhaarkana Shekhupura on November 27 and return by same evening. The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev would be celebrated at Sri Nankana Sahib on November 28. They would leave from Sri Nankana Sahib for Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore on November 29 and for Gurdwara Rori Sahib on November 30. Pilgrims would reach back  Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore by evening. They would take   rest at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore on December 1 and would arrive at Amritsar from Dera Sahib, Lahore on December 2.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Randeep Surjewala to inaugurate SARAS Fair in Kaithal

by Haryananewswire
 National level SARAS (Sale of Articles of Rural Artisans Societies) Fair-2012 will be inaugurated by Haryana Industries Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala at Kaithal on October 28, 2012. About 300 craftsman and Self Help Groups (SHGs) from different states of the country would participate and exhibit their artifacts during the Fair.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that about 100 SHGs had already reached Kaithal and registered their entries for the fair. SHGs from States of Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka had  already registered themselves for participating in the event.
          He said that different states would organize cultural programmes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the fest which would be the major attraction. Union Ministry of Rural Development organises this unique exhibition-cum-fair every year for facilitating the Special Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna (SGSY) beneficiaries, rural artisans, craftsperson, self help groups (SHGs) and NGOs from all over India to exhibit and sell their impressive range of rural wares and products.
          He said that duties had been assigned for this important event. District Development and Panchayat Officer had been appointed as Nodal Officer and Naib Tehsildar had been given the responsibility of Duty Magistrate during the period of fair. All the departments concerned had been directed for proper arrangements of amenities during the fair. Apart from making adequate security arrangements, close circuit camera had also been installed to track movements of anti social elements.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Accounts Training Course in Panchkula from Nov 19 to 30

by Haryananewswire
With a view to avoid the possibility of frauds and embezzlement, Haryana Accounts Training Institute, Panchkula will conduct 39th Accounts Training Course for accountants, assistants and accounts clerk posted in  various departments at Panchkula from November 19 to 30, 2012.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Institute said that all the Head of the Departments have been urged to propose the names of atleast two or three officials from their respective departments dealing in the account related work for the above said training course. He said that during the training programme, the officials would be made aware of the minute details regarding handling of funds which would help in avoiding any possibility of forgery and embezzlement of funds.
           He said that the officials would be required to take examination on the concluding day of the training.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Departments/Boards/Corporations directed to register with CUG

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has asked its all Departments, Boards and Corporations to register themselves under Closed User Group (CUG)  scheme of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) with their respective Telephone Exchanges.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that in order to reduce the telephone charges, the state Government had adopted this scheme of the BSNL in the year 2009, but it was observed that only a few Departments, Boards, and Corporations adopted the scheme. On further study it was felt that the desired response to the scheme was not obtained because of the lengthy and cumbersome process of dialing of the number by prefixing #1 followed by a specific code number, and the STD code of the called number, even within the city.
   After much deliberation the BSNL has agreed to simplify the scheme, and now the users adopting the scheme will only have to register themselves under the scheme. The dialing process will be the same as being used commonly. The main benefit of the scheme is that there would be no local or STD charges within the city or the districts of Haryana and Chandigarh. The calls made to other phones not registered under the scheme would be charged as per the existing tariff. The monthly plan charges under the scheme is Rs. 299, he added.
        He said that in a written communication addressed to all Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Commissioners and Secretaries, all Divisional Commissioners and Range Inspector Generals of Police of Haryana, Heads of Departments, Managing Directors, Chief Administrators of the Boards or Corporations, all  Deputy Commissioners  and Superintendents of Police, thay have been asked  that if there was any difficulty, they might contact Mr J.C.Gupta, DGM(F&A) Office of  CGMT, BSNL, Haryana, 107, The Mall, Ambala Cantt.Mobile 09416011660, the Nodal Authority declared by the BSNL in this case.
      Also, their subordinate offices may review their bills after a period of two months of the adoption of the scheme, and-send a detailed report of the increase and decrease in their bills for the period to the office of Chief Secretary. The list of numbers already in this scheme can be downloaded from the Haryana Government’s website A separate Directory would be published after a considerable number of telephones were registered under this scheme, he added.


13 awarded Roll of Honour at Hallmark Annual Day

 by Haryananewswire
Promising to impart a continuum of futuristic education to all learners with a belief that every child has a spark of the divine and meant to progress, evolve and develop through experiences, Hallmark Public School, Sector-15, Panchkula organized "Fusion-2012" a creative cultural extravanza to mark the annual day celebrations of the school at the Tagore Theatre, Sector-18, Chandigarh.  Mr. R.P. Gupta, IAS, Commissioner Ambala Division, Haryana graced the event as the chief guest and awarded Roll of Honour to 13 students for their achievements in different curricular and co curricular fields.
 Comprehended with various moods, emotions, drama, dances, music etc. the event outburst with energy and vitality. Fusion-2012, as the name suggests showed the spectrum of the worldwide cultures. Beginning with a prayer, 'Let your arms enfold us', the little angels of class II took the audience to a divine world of purity, serenity, love and peace. Dancing on the tunes of 'Jai ho', ‘Ding-Dong’ and 'Maria Pitache', the tiny tots left everyone with the fun of childhood. 
The colours of the folklore Garba took everyone to a festive mood. The glimpses of Korea were shown in the ‘Korean Fan dance’ whereas The sizzling eyes, Pointed toes spell the magic of Salsa, A tribute to the rich culture of India was paid by the fusion of Bharatnatyam & Mohiniattam on the western beats. 'Karma', a melodrama based on the human deeds, the Karmas, made the audience go through the pain that is felt by the inner conciousl due to the bad Karmas.
 The Potpourri of various ballroom performances like Jive, Bachata, Salsa and Cha-Cha made everyone tap the feet. School director Jivtesh Garg & Principal Kavita Wadhva appreciated students and team hallmark for the grand success of Fusion-2012. On this occasion KK Gupta, Chairman Hallmark school,  Sandeep Sardana, Principal Manav mangal smart school, Mitul Dixit, principal director Dikshant international school along with other digniteries were also present.
 In the end, two minute silence was observed upon the un-time death of comedy king Jaspal Bhatti by the audience.

Haryana CM expresses show at Jaspal Bhatti's death

by Haryananewswire
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed shock and grief over the sudden passing away of noted humoristactor and filmmaker, Mr Jaspal Bhatti in a tragic road accident near Jalandhar  early today. He was 57.
          In a condolence message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that Mr Bhatti was known for highlighting the problems of the common man in a satirical manner. Mr Hooda said that Mr Bhatti would be long remembered for his television series ‘Flop Show’ and mini capsules ‘Ulta Pulta’.
          Mr Hooda also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul might rest in peace.
          Minister of State for Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Pt. Shiv Charan Lal Sharma, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr K.K.Khandelwal, Director General, Information,Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Mr Anand M. Sharan, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Shiv Bhatia, Additional Media Advisors to Chief Minister, Mr Sunil Parti and Mr Kewal Dhingra also condoled the demise of Mr Jaspal Bhatti.

Open Army recruitment rally in Rohtak from Nov 17 to 27

by Haryananewswire
An open Army recruitment rally for the aspirants hailing from the districts of  Rohtak, Jhajjar, Panipat and Sonipat will be organized at Sir Chhotu Ram Sports Stadium Rohtak from November 17 to November 27, 2012.
          While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that the eligible applicants could participate in the recruitment rally for the post of Soldier, General Duty  and Soldier Clerk. He said that the age of the candidate for the post of Soldier, General Duty and Soldier General Duty (Gorkha) should be between 17.5 to 21 years whereas, for the post of Soldier Clerk, he should be between 17.5 and 23 years of age.

Govt notifies Haryana State Commission for Women Act, 2012

 by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has notified the Haryana State Commission for Women Act ,2012 to constitute Haryana State Commission for Women and provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
While stating this today, Director General, Women and Child Development Department, Mrs Sumita Misra said that the Act has been enacted to strengthen the State Women Commission by providing it the statutory status. The Act has been enforced in the entire State and the Government would constitute a body known as the Haryana State Commission for Women to exercise the powers conferred on, and perform the functions assigned to it under the Act.
Mrs Misra said that the enactment of the Act was necessitated because as per the existing status of the Commission, it did not exercise all the powers of a civil court trying to suit like summoning, enforcing the attendance, requiring the production of any document, receiving evidence on Affidavit, examination of witnesses and documents, implementation of laws enacted to provide protection to women, compliance of policy decision, guidelines aimed at mitigating hardships and ensuring welfare and providing relief to women.
She said that the Commission would consist of  a Chairperson, who would be a woman, committed to the cause of women, to be nominated by the Government. It will also have a Vice-Chairperson and a maximum of five members to be nominated by the Government  from amongst persons of ability, integrity and standing who have experience in law, legislation, trade unionism, management of  industry or organization committed to increase the employment potential  for women, women’s voluntary organizations (including women activists) administration, economic development, health, education or social welfare. At least one member shall be from amongst persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
          Its Member Secretary will be nominated by the Government preferably from amongst the women officers of the Indian Administrative Services or the Haryana Civil Service, not below the rank of Joint or  Deputy Secretary to the Government.The Administrative Secretary of Women and Child Development, Haryana shall be a special invitee. Director, Women and Child Development, Haryana and the Director General of Police of Haryana shall be ex-officio members of the Commission. The majority of the members of the Commission shall be women.      
The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and every nominated Member would hold office for such period, not exceeding three years, as might be specified by the Government in this behalf.  The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Non-Official member shall on attaining the age of 65 years cease to hold the office. The status of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be the same as that of the status of the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary and the status of a nominated member shall be equivalent to the Joint Secretary in the Haryana Government Department respectively. The member may resign from his office by giving a notice in writing under his hand addressed to the Government. However, the Government shall remove a member from his office, if he becomes an undercharged insolvent; gets convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which in the   opinion of the Government involves moral turpitude; gets involved in a  criminal case or charges are framed against him; becomes of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; refuses to act or becomes incapable of acting;  is without obtaining leave of absence from the Commission, absents himself for three  consecutive meetings of the Commission; or in the opinion of the Government, has so abused the position as to render that person’s continuance in office detrimental to the public interest or interest of women. No such person shall be removed under this clause until that person has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.
          A vacancy caused under sub-section (2) or otherwise shall be filled up by fresh nomination. The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and Members shall be such as may be prescribed.
          The Government shall provide the Commission with such officers and employees, as may be necessary, for the efficient performance of the functions of the Commission under this Act. The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of the officers and other employees appointed for the purpose of the Commission shall be such as may be prescribed.
          No act or proceeding of the Commission shall be questioned or shall be invalid on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy, absence of member or defect in the constitution of the Commission.
          The Commission may appoint such Committees, as may be necessary, for dealing with such special issues as may be taken up by the Commission from time to time.  The Commission shall have the power to co-opt as members of any committee appointed under sub-section (1), such number of persons, who are not members of the Commission, as it may think fit and the persons so co-opted shall have the right to attend the meetings of the Committee and take part in its proceedings but shall not have the right to vote. The persons so co-opted shall be entitled to receive such allowances for attending the meetings of the committee, as may be prescribed.
          The Commission or a committee thereof,  as the case may be, shall meet as and when necessary and shall meet at such time and place, as deemed fit. The Commission shall regulate its own procedure and the procedure of the committees thereof or as is prescribed. All orders and decisions of the Commission shall be authenticated by the Member Secretary or any other officer of the Commission duly authorized by the Member Secretary in this behalf. 
          As far as the functions of the Commission are concerned, it would investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and other laws; present to the Government, annually and at such other times as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of those safeguards; make in such reports recommendations for the effective implementation of those safeguards for improving the conditions of women by the State; review, from time to time, the existing provisions of the Constitution and other laws affecting women and recommend amendments thereto so as to suggest remedial legislative measures to meet any lacunae, inadequacies or shortcomings in such legislations; take up the cases of violation of the provisions of the Constitution and of other laws, relating to women with the appropriate authorities.
          The Commission will also look into complaints and take suo moto notice of matters relating to deprivation of women’s rights; non-implementation of laws enacted to provide protection to women and also to achieve the objective of equality and development; non-compliance of policy decisions, guidelines or instructions aimed at mitigating hardships and ensuring welfare and providing relief to women, and take up the issues arising out of such matters with appropriate authorities. It will also call for special studies or investigations into specific problems or situations arising out of discrimination and atrocities against women and identify the constraints so as to recommend strategies for their removal; undertake promotional and educational research so as to suggest ways of ensuring due representation of women in all spheres and identify factors responsible for impeding their advancement, such as, lack of access to housing and basic services, inadequate support services and technologies for reducing drudgery and occupational health hazards and for increasing their productivity; participate and advise on the planning process of socio-economic development of women.
          The Commission will also monitor and review the women related schemes and programmes in the state and evaluate the progress of the development of women under the state; inspect or cause to be inspected Police Stations, jail, remand home, women’s institution or other place of custody where women are kept as prisoners or otherwise, and take up with the concerned authorities for remedial action, if found necessary. It will call for data from any organization on various issues or aspects of journey of women towards development, empowerment and accessibility, including growth and hurdles faced by them from individual, family or society. It will make periodical reports to the Government on any matter pertaining to women and in particular various difficulties under which women toil; any other matter which may be referred to it by the Government and shall furnish comments and recommendations on any report of the National Commission for Women on any matter with which the Government is concerned as the Government may call for.
          The Government shall cause all the reports referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) to be laid before the State Legislature along with a memorandum explaining the action taken. The Commission shall, while investigating any matter referred to in clause (a) or sub-clause (i) of clause (f) of sub-section (1), have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit and, in particular, in respect of the matters including summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person from any part of India and examining him on oath; requiring the discovery and production of any document; receiving evidence on affidavits; requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any public office and any other matter which may be prescribed.
          The Government shall, after due appropriation made by Legislature by law in this behalf, pay to the Commission by way of grants or budgetary support out of consolidated funds of the State for being utilized for the purposes of this Act. The Commission may spend such sums as it thinks fit for performing the functions under this Act, and such sums shall be treated as expenditure payable out of the grants or budgetary support referred to in sub-section (1). The Commission shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed by the Government. The accounts of the Commission shall be audited by the Accountant  General (Audit), Haryana at such intervals as may be specified by the Government and any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Commission. The accounts of the Commission, as certified by Accountant General (Audit), Haryana or any other person appointed by him in this behalf together with the audit report there on shall be forwarded to the Government by the Commission.
          The Commission shall prepare, in such form and at such time, for each financial year, as may be prescribed, its annual report, giving a full account of its activities during the previous financial year and forward a copy thereof to the Government which shall be a part of the Annual Administrative Report of the Women and Child Development Department.
          The Government may consult the Commission on all  major policy matters affecting women.

Haryana to recruit 1513 drivers in Haryana Roadways

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has decided to recruit 1513 drivers in Haryana Roadways.
          While stating this here today, Director General, State Transport, Haryana, Mr. Arun Kumar said that recruitment on these posts would be made for heavy vehicles on contract or daily wages basis. He said that out of total, 131 posts would be filled up from General category, 858 from candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, 389 from candidates belonging to Backward Class-A and 135 posts from Backward Class-B category. The application from eligible candidates should reach to the General Manager of the depot concerned of Haryana Roadways on or before December 10, 2012.
          He said that applicant should not be less than 18 years or more than 40 years of age on closing date. No candidate would be allowed to apply at more than one depot. All such applications of the applicants applying at more than one depot would be summarily rejected. The selected candidates would be liable to serve at any place, whether within or outside the State of Haryana. All applications should be submitted through registered posts to the office of General Manager concerned before the closing date.
          Any other information in this regard could be obtained from website  
The  Haryana Health Department has promoted its 29 employees to the posts of Computer and Statistical Clerk with immediate effect.
          While stating this here today, Director General Health Services, Dr. D.P. Lochan said that about 60 to 70 Staff Nurses would soon be promoted to the posts of Nursing Sisters. Similarly, promotion case of Multipurpose Health Workers (Female) was also under consideration in the department, he added.
The Government has re-designated Mr. Sat Pal Sharma, Under Secretary Health Department as Deputy Secretary Health Department with immediate effect.

25-member foreign delegate visits HAU Hisar

by Haryananewswire
A foreign delegation of 25 Administrative Service Officers, which was on a four-day visit to Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar today concluded their visit at University.
          The foreign delegation, from 20 developing countries of South Africa and Asia, had come here to do Advance Diploma Course on Human Resource Scheme and Development and to attain practical knowledge in the field of Indian educational and agricultural practices. The diploma course was sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs.
          On the concluding day, the delegation convened a meeting with Dean of various colleges of University as well as officers and had obtained information about various educational and administrative aspects.
          It was the seventh occasion when ‘Tailor Made’ training had been imparted to foreign officers by Agricultural Research and Educational Management Academy of the University. The delegation visited adjoining village Balsamand to see the soil development project there. The delegation visited Vermi-compost production centre at village Shahpur and got information about organic fertilizer production unit as well as self help group set up by NABARD.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Haryana decides to conduct single entrance examination

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has decided to conduct a single entrance examination for all the aspirants seeking admission to Departments of a university and engineering colleges approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the State from the academic session 2013-14.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Technical Education Department said that there would be a single entrance examination namely Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the students of the State for getting admission to Government, Government aided, University Departments and Self  Financing Technical Institutions. He made it clear that JEE-main examination would be conducted in English language only.
          He said that the State government has also adopted the criteria for admissions to engineering colleges and universities of the State under which, 60 per cent weightage would be given for performance in JEE-main examination and 40 per cent weightage would be given in class XII Board Examination to compute all India rank, he added.

Centre sanctions Rs 4.50 crore to Haryana f

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has sanctioned Rs 4.50 crore to Government of Haryana to lay artificial turf for football at Dariyapur in district Fatehabad under Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS).
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Government said that the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is implementing the scheme on a pilot basis from the year 2010-11.This scheme aims at construction of synthetic playing surface for hockey, football and athletics and also multi-purpose indoor hall. State Governments, local civic bodies, schools, colleges and universities under Central or State Governments and Sports Control Boards are eligible to receive financial assistance under this scheme.

Deepender Hooda offers to donate his eyes

by Haryananewswire
Member of Parliament Deepender Singh Hooda today offered to donate his eyes so that the blind may see the light of the day.
Mr. Hooda announced this during a medical checkup camp organized by Health Department at village Jaitpur in district Jhajjar today. He also filled up a form for his eye donation. He said that there were several people who could not see the beautiful world. However, blind could also see with this noble gesture of eye donation. Hence maximum people should come forward to offer for eye donation.   
The Member of Parliament said that Haryana Government had started an ambitious scheme ‘Nehru Drishti Yojna’ aimed at controlling blindness. People should ensure regular checkup of their eyes so that their eyes could brightens someone’s life. He said that a large section of the world was the victim of blindness. People wearing spectacles, suffering from diabetics, high blood pressure, TB and other diseases could also donate eyes, he added.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda had also offered to donate his eyes during launching of two ambitious schemes namely "Nehru Drishti Yojna" and "Indira Bal Swasthya Yojna" on the occasion of Republic Day celebrations in Jhajjar in year 2010.
MLA Mr. Naresh Sharma, Senior Congress leader Mr. Raj Singh Jakhar and a number of dignitaries were also present on this occasion.

Kurukhshetra Varisity to promote 43 teachers as professors

Also to appoint four Assistant Professors on budget posts and 342 Assistant Professors on contract basis
by Haryananewswire
Kurukshetra University’s Executive Council has taken several important decisions which included promotion of 43 teachers as professors, appointment of four Assistant Professors on budget posts and 342 Assistant Professors on contract basis and establishment of Jagat Guru Shri Bhramanand Sarswati Chair in the Department of Philosophy.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the university said that the Council has also approved further extension of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the university with Arya Sabha of Mauritius from December 2012 for a period of five years. The terms and conditions of the MoU would remain the same. He said that these decisions have been taken as per the recommendations of selection committees of 33 professors of the university under Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). He said that all these professors have been promoted as per Sixth Pay Commission guidelines of University Grants Commission and Union Ministry of Human Resource Development as adopted by Haryana Government. He said that university framed the Academic Performance Indicators (API) and got them approved by the Executive Council for promotions of teachers and new appointments. He said that these promotions and appointments would strengthen the academic infrastructure of the University.
          He said that Jagat Guru Shri Bhramanand Sarswati Chair would be instituted in the Department of Philosophy from October 2012. The chair would conduct research on the philosophy and teachings of Shri Bhramanand. He said that the university would now have six chairs in different departments as per letter received from Director General, Higher Education.

Monday, October 22, 2012

PGIMS Rohtak Advisory Committee constituted

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has reconstituted an Advisory Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Daya Sirohiwal, Prof. Gynecology and Obstetrics, PGIMS, Rohtak to aid and advise the Appropriate Authority in the discharge of its functions.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the other members of the Committee included Dr. Vishesh Kumar, Paediatrician MD Paediatric, Health and Human Rights Expert, Senior Medical Officer and Sub Regional Team Leader, World Health Organization, Dr. Sant Parkash Kataria, Prof. Pathology, Medical Geneticist, PGIMS, Rohtak, Mr, Keshav Kaushik, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr. Balraj Singh Yadav, MD Paediatric, LLB Chairman, Mrs. Santra Devi, Health and Educational Trust, Mrs. Indu Dahiya, representative of Child Welfare Council, Haryana, Mrs. Savita Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, India Red Cross Society (Haryana Branch) Sector 16, Chandigarh and DGIPR or his representative not below the rank of Additional Director.

Haryana Government to set up IIIT in Sonipat

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has initiated the process to set up an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) at Sonipat at a cost Rs 128 crore.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Technical Education Department said that the Department has invited expression of Interest  from reputed Information Technology (IT) and Non-IT companies to be associated as industry partners for setting up of the institute. The IIIT would be established  under a scheme of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development  on a Not-for-profit  Public Private Partnership (N-PPP) basis.
       He said that the non IT companies could be manufacturing companies in which there was a demonstrated use of IT. The Central and State Public Sector Undertakings and MNCs working in India could also apply to become the partner. There may be one or more industry partners and the minimum contribution from an industry partner should be Rs.two crore.
          He said that under the scheme of the Central Government, 20 new IIITs would be set up in the country and the capital cost of each IIIT has been identified as Rs.128 crore which is to be shared by Government of India, State Government and the industry partners in the ratio of 50:35:15 respectively.
          He said that Industry Partner would be eligible upto 25 per cent of total seats on the Board of Governance and there was a provision of maximum financial and administrative autonomy to the Board so that the best talent could be attracted to carry out advance research, innovation and development of applied IT in various industrial sectors in the state. This would be a great opportunity for a company to be associated with and to shape a high quality institution that would be set up, he added.
          The last date for submission of expression of interest at office of Director General, Technical Education, Panchkula would be November 23, 2012.  Any other information in this regard could be obtained from and

Jind and Jhajjar included in Thematic Convergence Project

by Haryananewswire
With a view to improving sex ratio between the age group of zero to six years, district Jind and Jhajjar of Haryana have been included in the pilot project known as ‘Thematic Convergence Project’ started in collaboration with Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).        
          While stating this today, Director General, Women and Child Development Department,Haryana, Mrs. Sumita Misra said that census 2011 reported 914 females per 1000 males in the age group of 0-6 years in the country. This being an issue of concern and while recognizing the urgent need for action to improve the sex ratio, she said,the Central Government decided to initiate district level action plan for improving child sex ratio through the Gram Panchayats.
          She said that Union Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Krishna Tirath recently inaugurated this Thematic Convergence Project in New Delhi. She said that apart from Haryana, the scheme was implemented in 12 districts of other states namely Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Orissa, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir.
          She said that District Gender Convergence Officers would be appointed in the seven states earmarked under the scheme. She said that the purpose of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women was to ensure empowerment of women through convergence of schemes and activities at Central and State level through setting up of National and State Mission Authorities (SMA) and State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).
          The Gender Convergence Officer (GCO) at the district level would coordinate with different departments and other stakeholders at the district level, block and village level for mainstreaming convergence on the issue of Child Sex Ratio (CSR). He would be actively engaged with selected Gram Panchayats and extend support to PRI members in organizing special Gram Sabha, facilitate preparation of agenda and analysis of data to disseminate and discuss the core issue. He would coordinate with women groups, CBOs and local authorities to enhance understanding of CSR and gender issues.
          The GCO will also liaise and communicate with members of Village Health Nutrition and Sanitation Committee to ensure their involvement and ownership in the programme. He would organize and facilitate meetings of the various committees at district, block and village level and workshop for elected representatives. Also, he would identify and implement appropriate monitoring mechanisms for the smooth implementation of the programme, including follow-up on the performance of the pilot project and timely reporting. She said that women candidates would be preferred for the post of GCO.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Construction of Alternative Dispute Resolution centres

By Haryananewswire
Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court-cum-Patron-in-Chief, Haryana State Legal Services Authority said that buildings of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centres will be constructed in all districts of Haryana and District ADR Centre would play an important role in legal aid and legal service sector.
          Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri said this after inaugurating a seminar on Permanent Lok Adalat for Public Utility Services at Faridabad today.
          He said that ADR Centre would have Permanent Lok Adalat, Lok Adalat Hall, Front Office, Office of District Legal Services Authority, Multipurpose hall or Conference hall, Mediation hall, Arbitration hall and Library. The Supreme Court of India seeks to ensure that mediation and other method or ADR achieve success. He said that 95 to 97 per cent cases were being settled through mediation in America.
          He said that Haryana had Permanent Lok Adalats as Public Utility Services were functioning in six districts namely Ambala, Rohtak, Hissar, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula and five more such Lok Adalats were being set up shortly in five more districts namely Bhiwani, Karnal, Rewari, Sonipat and Sirsa. He said that in such Lok Adalats cases were settled without any expenditure and at the earliest up to the value of Rs 25 lakh. He said that these Lok Adalats have settled 18,959 cases up to September 30, 2012.
          He said that in order to improve Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism, Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HALSA) has decided to set up District ADR Centres in all judicial districts of Haryana, out of the funds provided by the 13thFinance Commission.
          Mr. Sikri also informed about the various activities being carried out by HALSA under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). He said that 600 Legal Aid Clinics have already been established in various villages, Primary Health Centres, Protection Officer's office, Jails, Courts and Law Colleges in the State. In order to reach senior citizens, missing children, single women, disabled persons, unorganised labourers, migrant labourers, trafficked children and child labour, at least 10 Legal Aid Clinics in the urban areas of each district were being established in Old Age Homes, Hospitals, Nari Niketans, Office of Resident Welfare Association, Slum Areas, Industrial area and Labour Colonies.
          With a view to provide legal literacy to the young generation, HALSA in collaboration with Haryana Education Department has opened Legal Literacy Clubs in 1544 schools and 171 colleges. Steps were being taken to open such Legal Literacy Clubs in all Private Schools, Colleges, Technical, Educational and Medical Institutions. “Lessons in Law” will be introduced in all Schools and Colleges shortly.
          Mr. Sikri said that 812 advocates were on the panel of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) and Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committees (SDELSCs) and there were 2833 Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) in the State of Haryana and directions have been issued to DLSAs and SDLSCs to involve more women Para-Legal Volunteers for spreading legal awareness amongst women and to help single women like widow, deserted and separated.
          Mr. Justice Hemant Gupta, Mr. Deepak Gupta, Member Secretary, Haryana State Legal Services Authority and Mr. N.K. Garg, President, District Bar Association, Faridabad also spoke on the occasion.
          Mr. Darshan Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Faridabad welcomed the dignitaries. Mr, R.S. Baswana, Chairman, Permanent Lok Adalat for Public Utility Services, Faridabad extended the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries present on this occasion.
          Mr. Shatrujeet Singh Kapoor, Commissioner of Faridabad Range, Mr.Balraj Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Judicial and Administration officers, Bar Members, Panel Advocates, Para Legal Volunteers, Mr. Tarun Gupta and Mrs. Upasana Bagla, Members PLA (PUS), Faridabad were also present on this occasion.
          On this occasion, revised edition of a booklet entitled as Permanent Lok Adalat (Public Utility Services) was also released by Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri.