Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hooda urges workers to supplement efforts of Govt

By Haryananewswire
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has urged the working class to supplement the efforts of State Government in increasing the industrial productivity which will lead to economic progress and prosperity of the state.
         Extended his warm and good wishes to the labourer community on the eve of May Day, the Chief Minister called upon them to celebrate the May Day as a day of commitment.  He said that labour productivity and the efficiency of the working people was a good sign in the development of the industrial sector.
He said that as a result of emerging competitiveness due to economic liberalisation, globalisation and Multinational Companies, they would have to accept new challenges in the changing scenario and improve quality and techniques. Also, they would have to enhance their cooperation with the managements as that would lead to economic progress of the State. 
          While crediting the labourers for peaceful and cordial industrial relations in the State, Mr Hooda said the State government was committed to secure the interest of farmers, labourers and workers. He said that today, Haryana was one of the leading States of the country where the labourers were being paid the highest minimum wages which have been increased to Rs 5212.15. Mr. Hooda said that the industrial atmosphere in the State had been peaceful and both entrepreneurs and labourers have good relations, the credit of which goes both to the policies of the State Government and to the hardworking labourers.
          Haryana Labour and Employment Minister, Pt. Shiv Charan Lal Sharma said that a number of schemes were being implemented for labourers engaged in unorganized sector of industrial and construction of buildings. A financial assistance of Rs 51,000 was being given on the marriage of daughters of workers and a scholarships ranging from Rs 4000 to Rs 16,000 were also being given to the children of workers. In case of accident, a financial assistance ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 is being given and in case of death of industrial worker, a financial assistance of Rs one lakh is given to their widows or dependents. Also, a bicycle is given free of cost to industrial workers getting wages of upto Rs 10,000 per month and to avail the benefit of other schemes the income limit has also been increased from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000.
          He said that new schemes have been started for providing free sewing machine to the self dependent women labourer and for giving LTC to the workers getting monthly wages upto Rs. 10,000. The purpose of launching these schemes was to cover the maximum number of labourers under the beneficial schemes of the Government. 

Admission process of HAU begins

By Haryananewswire
 Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has started admission process for various graduate and post graduate courses for academic session 2013-14 and has also announced the dates of entrance tests.
            While stating this today, a spokesman of University said that entrance test for admission to four year BSc. (honors) Agriculture, MSc. Food Science and Technology, Bio-informatics, Molecular Biology and Bio-Technology courses would be conducted on June 8, 2013. Similarly, entrance test for six years BSc. (honors) Agriculture would be held on June 23, 2013.
            He said that admissions in other graduate and post graduate courses would be done on marks obtained in qualifying exam (merit). Such courses included four and six years BSc. (honors) Home Science and Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering and MSc in Basic Science and Home Science. Admission in B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering), MBA (General) and MBA (Agri-business) would be carried out as per the state government policy.
            He said that last date for submitting application for BSc. (honors) Agriculture, MSc. Food Science and Technology, Bio-informatics, Molecular Biology and Bio-Technology courses is May 14 and applications alongwith late fee of Rs.200 would be accepted upto may 21. Similarly, applications for BSc. (honors) Home Science courses would be accepted upto June 14 and applications with late fee of Rs.200 for these courses would be accepted upto June 21. Applications for other post graduate courses in which admissions would be on merit basis would be accepted upto June 24. He said that applications could be submitted upto July 1 alongwith of Rs.200 late free for such courses.
            The candidates could also apply online at http://ams.mycollegeform.com/ccshau/admission.

Monday, April 29, 2013

PC rules out wealth tax on agricultural land

By Haryananewswire
The Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, has given the assurance that no wealth tax would be imposed on the agricultural land in the country. This was stated by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, after emerging from a meeting with Mr Chidambaram in New Delhi, today.
            “The Finance Minister has assured that he will make a statement on the floor of the House while replying to the Finance Bill and no wealth tax will be imposed on agricultural land, whether within the municipal limit or outside the municipal limit”, Mr Hooda who led a delegation to FM, said.
       Concerned over the move to impose wealth tax on farm land, Mr Hooda had taken the initiative of leading a high-level Congress delegation of Union Ministers, MPs and MLAs from Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Orissa and Delhi, to the Finance Minister.
The delegation included Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr Manish Tewari, Union Minister of State for External Affairs Mrs Preneet Kaur, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, MPs namely Mr Bhakta Charan Das, Mr Sandeep Dikshit, Mr Deepender Singh Hooda, Dr Ram Parkash,  Mr Vijender Singla, Ms Jyoti Mirdha, Ms Santosh Chaudhary, Mr Ravneet Bittu, Mr Shadi Lal Batra, AICC Secretary and MP Mr Harish Chaudhary, Punjab Leader of Opposition, Mr Sunil Jakhar, and MLA Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang.
The delegation submitted a representation urging the Union Finance Minister on behalf of the Indian National Congress to ‘intervene for withdrawal of the proposed amendment,  and issue a clarification to
the effect that urban land does not include agricultural land, and no wealth tax is liable to be paid’.
The delegates also requested Mr Chidambaram to issue administrative directions to the Income Tax Department not to issue fresh notices seeking payment of wealth tax qua agricultural land.
 Mr Hooda said Mr Chidambaram reiterated that the UPA Government was committed to the policy of protecting the interests of the farmers and therefore, nothing would be done against their interests, and, if necessary, due procedure  would be adopted so that no wealth tax is imposed on agricultural land.
Mr Hooda thanked the UPA Chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Mr P. Chidambaram on behalf of the farmers of the country for not imposing any wealth tax on the
agricultural land.
PPCC President Pratap Singh Bajwa also thanked Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Dr Manmohan Singh and Mr Chidambaram on behalf of the farmers of Punjab. He also thanked the Haryana Chief Minister for taking up the farmers’ cause.
Later, replying to a question, Congress MP Mr Deepender Singh Hooda said that the Union Finance Minister would speak in the House to quell any misunderstanding on the issue.

Haryana Cabinet to meet on May 2

By Haryananewswire
 The Haryana Cabinet will meet under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Committee Room of Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh at 11.30 a.m  on May 2, 2013.
Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has issued transfers and postings orders of a HCS officer with immediate effect.
          Virender Singh, City Magistrate, Hisar has been given additional charge of Secretary, Mr. Justice T.P. Garg, (Retd.) One Man Commission in Haud Chillar incident against a vacant post.

Retd GNDU Professor Hans honoured

By Haryananewswire
 Dr. Sujit Hans, retired  Professor of History from Guru Nanak Dev University,  Amritsar has been honoured by Shakespeare Association of India for his extraordinary achievement of  translating all the 39 plays of Shakespeare into Panjabi in the Kurukshetra University Senate Hall today.
        He was honoured by Lt. Gen. Dr. D.D.S. Sandhu, Vice Chancellor Kurukshetra University (KU) who was the chief guest of the function.
        Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sandhu said that Professor Hans has not only helped Punjabis all over the globe in understanding the works of Shakespeare by these translations, but  he has also helped Punjabi language by enriching it through  his intervention in folk traditions and local dialect for search of right words.
        Professor Hans said that he began work on the project in 1993 by translating Othello. He had developed a love of Shakespeare as a student at Hoshiarpur's Punjab University in 1953 where he was taught by Professor Dinah Stock who staged the bard's plays.
        President of the Shakespeare Association and former Vice Chancellor of KU, Professor Bhim S. Dahiya said that there is certain robustness in the language and culture of Punjab which closely resembles the language and culture of Shakespeare’s England. It is quite remarkable that Professor Hans took care to use the spoken language for retaining the vibrancy of the original English, which ranges from rural rusticity to royal elegance, he added.
        The messages of Professor R.S.White, University of Western Australia and Professor Rita Severi from University of Verona Italy were read out in the function.