Thursday, October 31, 2013

Haryana Roadways class III and IV employees to enhanced ex-gratia

By Haryananewswire
 Haryana Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced an enhanced ex-gratia of Rs 5000 each to all eligible class III and IV employees of Haryana Roadways in lieu of bonus for year 2012-13.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that about 17,000 employees would be benefited from the decision and it would cost Rs 8.5 crore to the state exchequer.
He said that maximum demands of Haryana Roadways Employees Workers Union have been accepted.  He said that construction work of housing colonies for the employees of Haryana Roadways has already been started. The facility of free travel to widows of Haryana Roadways regular employee who dies while in service is also being provided in Haryana Roadways buses. This facility is being given till the time of superannuation of deceased employee.
He said that similarly, ex-gratia relief of Rs. five lakh is being provided on death of a contractual or daily wages employee of Haryana Roadways and in case of permanent disability, compensation to the extent of Rs.2.5 lakh is being provided depending upon the extent of disability.  Process is in progress to increase the bus fleet from 3850 to 4500 by 2013-14. Recruitment of drivers is also in process.
          He said that shoe allowance of employees had been enhanced from Rs.600 to Rs.1000 and night allowance raised from Rs. 18 to Rs.40. First aid boxes in Haryana Roadways buses, bus stands and workshops have been provided. The services of about 210 Haryana Roadways workers have also been regularized, he added.

Hooda greets people on the eve of 48th Haryana Day

By Haryananewswire
 Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has greeted the people on the eve of 48th Haryana Day and reiterated his resolve to continue the accelerated pace of development to fulfill their aspirations.
          The Chief Minister said that as a result of implementation of innovative schemes and new welfare initiatives, despite having only 1.3 per cent of the total area of the country, the State contributes 3.4 per cent of the total national Gross Domestic Product. It ranks at the top in terms of per capita income, per capita Plan Budget and mobilisation of resources. Haryana is also one of the States that pay the highest minimum wages to the labourers and is the first to introduce Health Insurance Scheme for construction workers and provide free water connection to the households of Scheduled Castes. The State is also emerging as an Education Hub and Sports Power.
          Today being the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, Mr Hooda said that it was she who had approved the creation of Haryana thus paving the way for its massive development. The State would remain indebted to her and also to the progressive policies of the Congress party being implemented under the guidance of UPA chairperson Mrs Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
          Mr Hooda said that while laying focus on development of agriculture sector, schemes have been implemented to benefit the farming community right from sowing to the sale of their produce. Rate of interest on crop loans has been reduced from 11 to four per cent and stamp duty on agricultural loans has been abolished. The State has made a record production of 162.25 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during 2012-13. Also, for the crushing season 2013-14, the highest ever rate of Rs 301 per quintal has been fixed for early variety of sugarcane, Rs 295 per quintal for mid variety and Rs 290 per quintal for late variety. He also reiterated the commitment of the State Government to get Haryana's due share of Ravi-Beas waters through Sutlej Yamuna Link canal.
          Mr Hooda said that when he assumed office of Chief Minister for the first time in 2005, the installed generation capacity of State's own resources was merely 1587.7 MW. He said that the present Government set up new power plants thus raising the installed generation capacity to 5300.50 MW. In addition, the generation capacity of other sources was also got increased which resulted in total installed generation capacity of 9920.51 MW. The State Government also signed an agreement with the neighbouring Bhutan to set up a hydro power generation plant there to get more power. An atomic power plant of 2800 MW capacity is being set up at village Gorakhpur in district Fatehabad and two units of 300 MW each would be set up at Yamuna Nagar thermal power plant. A gas based power plant would be set up in Faridabad.
          Haryana has emerged as a major industrial sector as we have not only provided world class infrastructure and are setting up IT parks, cyber parks, technology parks and expanding old industrial estates. We are also establishing new industrial townships. Today, the industrial sector contributes 29 per cent of the total economy of the State. An investment of Rs 64,000 crore has so far been made since the year 2005 and investments of Rs one lakh crore are in pipeline.
          The State has also witnessed massive development in road and rail sectors. As against construction of only 16 ROBs upto February 2005, as many as 32 ROBs have been constructed during last eight-and-a-half years and work is in progress on construction of 37 more ROBs. He said that the State had only one railway line in 39 years, but the present Government has been able to get six new railway lines and a Rail Coach Factory sanctioned. Now, metro rail service has been introduced in Haryana and Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway is under construction.
          As Haryana is also emerging as an Education Hub, a number of prestigious educational institutes have been set up and more are coming up. Rajiv Gandhi Education City is being set up in Sonepat and it would be the biggest educational centre in the world. At this centre, 1.5 lakh students will together get education and 25 per cent of the seats would be reserved for students of Haryana. A National Defence University is coming up at Gurgaon, whereas Central University has already been set up in Mahendragarh. The State has a Women University at Khanpur Kalan and University of Health Sciences at Rohtak and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Hisar. IIM has been set up at Rohtak and country's second National Institute of Design is being set up in Kurukshetra.
          He said that perhaps Haryana is the only State in the world to implement the largest ever scheme to give scholarships to school going students. About 20 lakh students are given monthly scholarships ranging from Rs 75 to Rs 600 per month thus benefitting them by Rs 500 crore per year. He said that to ensure modern health facilities to the people, four new medical colleges have been set up and AIIMS-II has also been set up in the State. Patients are given free medicines in all government hospitals and Haryana is the first State to give the facility of economical surgery package to patients in government hospitals. However, the poor have the facility of free surgeries.
          Mr Hooda said that in consonance with the dream of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi to ensure that nobody is starved and remain without shelter, the Haryana Government implemented UPA Government's Food Security Scheme. The 'Dal-Roti' scheme was implemented by the State Government on the birth anniversity of former Prime Minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi on August 20,2013. Under this scheme, 1.26 crore people are getting rice at a rate of Rs three per kg, wheat at a rate of Rs two per kg and coarse grains at a rate of Re one per kg. In addition, 12.84 lakh Antyodaya Anna families and BPL families are getting 2.5 kg cereals at a rate of Rs 20 per kg per month.
          While reminding of the slogan, "Garibi Hatao" raised by former Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi, he said that Priyadarshini Awaas Yojana has been implemented to provide shelter to the poor in rural areas. Under this scheme, a target has been fixed to provide 'pucca houses' to two lakh families in two years. About 3.82 lakh plots of 100 square yards each have been allotted to the poor. There is also a plan to construct 1.50 lakh houses for the urban poor in two years. Apart from this, the State Government has formulated an Affordable Housing Policy to provide flats in urban areas at economical rates. A target has been fixed to construct 1.25 lakh flats in next five years through private sector.
          He said that 543 colonies in Municipal limits in 16 districts have been declared as deficit in civic amenities. These will be provided with basic amenities like drinking water, sewerage facilities, street lights and roads.
          He said that the Government is committed to provide employment to the youth. Therefore, new courses have been introduced in technical institutes so as to keep pace with the requirements of the industry. The number of seats in technical education institutes has been increased by 1.23 lakh. As a result of development of IT infrastructure, about 13 lakh people could get employment directly or indirectly. We are recruiting more than 65,000 youth in various Departments, Boards and Corporations.
          He said that a new Sports Culture is being developed in Haryana, as the sportspersons of the State have brought laurels in many international and national meets during last eight-and-a-half years. Haryana is the first State to implement 'Padak Lao-Pad Pao' Policy to ensure guarantee of employment to outstanding sportspersons.
          He said that while ensuring social security, more than 21.09 lakh people are getting allowances and pensions amounting to more than Rs 1670 crore under various social security schemes. He said that the Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance admissible to the employees by 10 per cent with effect from July 1,2013.
          He said that although we have implemented several schemes to raise the socio-economic status of the people and we are marching ahead, yet we have a long way to go. He sought the cooperation of the people to rise above their narrow differences and work unitedly to make Haryana a fast developing State.

Hike in DA for Haryana Govt employees

By Haryananewswire
 Haryana Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the State Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) admissible to its employees on revised pay scales from 80 to 90 per cent with effect from July 1,2013.
          Mr Hooda greeted the employees of the State on the eve of Haryana Day and said that as a result of the enhanced DA, they would be benefitted to the tune of Rs 456.84 crore annually.
          He said that the DA would be paid in cash to all government employees for the month of November paid in December 2013. The payment of arrears of enhanced DA from July 1 to October 2013 would be made in the month of December 2013.
          Mr Hooda also reiterated the commitment of the State Government to continue to implement schemes for the welfare of its employees.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sowjanya Bavisetti in doubles semi-final in Spain

India’s Sowjanya Bavisetti and her Chinese partner Ai Wen Zhu, seeded second, entered the doubles semi-final of the $ 10,000 Women Tennis Circuit at the Club Tennis Benicarlo in Spain today. They defeated Spanish duo of Natalia Garcia Molina and Ana Royo Marco in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
However, Sowjanya Bavisetti made her exit from the singles competition as she retired after trailing 0-4 in the second set after losing the first set at 0-6 to Andrea Lazaro Garcia of Spain in the first round match.
SHWETA RANA AND ARANTXA WIN: In the $ 10,000 Women Tennis Tournament at Sharm El Sheikh  in Egypt, fifth seeded Shweta Rana and Arantxa Andrady, both Indians, won their first round matches. Shweta Rana disposed of the challenge another Indian Tanisha Rohira in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Arantxa Andrady’s opponent Anke Poncelet (Belgium) retired after trailing 2-5 in the first set.
In other matches in which Indians featured, Caroline Daxhelet (Bel)  defeated   Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (Ind) 6-4 6-2; Russian Tanya Samodelok ousted  Manya Nagpal  7-6(8) 6-2  and
third seed  Serbian  Natalija Kostic outplayed Vishesh Vishnu 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles first round matches,Ksenia Dmitrieva (Rus) and  Paulina Lewandowska (Pol)  beat   Manya Nagpal (Ind) and Tanisha Rohira (Ind)  6-2 2-6 [11-9]; Alice Bacquie (Fra) and Tessa Breve (Ned) snuffed out the challenge of   Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (Ind) and Yuliya Hnateyko (Uk) 6-7(6) 6-4 [10-3] and Vishesh Vishnu (Ind) and Janneke Wikkerink (Ned)  got walkover    from Louise Brunskog (Swe) and Linda Dubska (Cze).

Bopanna- Roger-Vasselin advance in BNP Paribas Masters

Fifth seeded pair of Rohan Bopanna (India) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin  (France) defeated American duo of John  Isner  and  Nicolas Monroe 7-6 (2), 7-5 in the doubles second round of the  € 2,646,495 BNP Paribas Masters (ATP World Tour) in Paris today.
The Bopanna- Roger-Vasselin pair, who were given a first round bye, won 80 per cent points (53 out of 66) while their opponents recorded 68 per cent service points (47 out of 69).
The Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin fired seven aces in reply to 4 by their rivals. Isner and Monroe committed five double faults.

Three Haryana IAS officers transferred

 by Haryananewswire
Chandigarh, Oct 30
 The Haryana Government  today transferred  three  IAS officers  with immediate effect.
Tarun Bajaj, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corpn. Ltd. (HSIIDC), Managing Director, Haryana Financial Corpn. and Managing Director, Haryana Mass Repaid Transport Corpn has been posted as Chief Coordinator, Investment Promotion Centre, New Delhiii) Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corpn. Ltd. (HSIIDC), Managing Director, Haryana Financial Corpn. and Managing Director, Haryana Mass Repaid Transport Corpn., in addition.
Arun Kumar, Principal Secretary ,Medical Education & Research Department will  also look after the work of Managing Director, Haryana  Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd.
Anurag Agarwal, Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corpn., Managing Director, Haryana  Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd., and Secretary Haryana, Power Department and Director General, Power Reforms, Haryana has been posted as Managing Director, Uttar Haryana  Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd.,Panchkula ii)Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corpn., and Secretary, Haryana, Power Department and Director General, Power Reforms, Haryana, in addition.