Friday, January 31, 2014

Haryana Medical Association calls of strike

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Civil Medical Services Association has not only called off its proposed strike on February 4 but also assured the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, that they would refrain from going on strike in future as it caused great inconvenience to the people in general, and the patients in particular.
This assurance was given by a delegation of the association which called on Mr Hooda here today. The delegation handed over a representation to the Chief Minister regarding pay anomalies. Mr Hooda assured members of the delegation that their genuine demands would be sympathetically considered.
Mr Hooda said that efforts were being made by the state government to provide best and affordable healthcare facilities to the people for which doctors have to play a key role.  Hence, professional like
 doctors should never think of going on strike as it caused great inconvinence to the patients as well as the public.
The members of the delegation included vice-president of the Haryana Civil Medical Services Association, Dr. Satbir Singh, General Secretary Dr. Ashishi Rana, and Joint Secretary Dr. Pradeep.

20 countries to take part in Surajkund International Crafts Mela

by Haryananewswire

 Preparations for 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2014 have bee completed and it will start  tomorrow  The theme is Goa and partner country is Sri Lanka About 20 countries to participate in this International Fair In addition to senior citizens and disabled persons, college students also to get 50 per cent discount in ticket.
Addressing a press conference at Surajkund , Faridabad, the Chairman of the Surajkund Mela Authority. , Mr Parvez Dewan said that the Mela will be  inaugurated by  Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda,  where  Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Mr Francis D’Souza, Minister of Tourism Mr Dilip Parulekar, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Mr Prasad Karlyawasam , Chairman, Haryana Tourism Corporation, Mr Chakrvrty Sharma,  and many other dignitaries will be present.
Mr Chakrvrty Sharma said that press has always cooperated in developing the identity of this Mela and I hope that in future also they will continue to cooperate. Mr Sharma also thanked the Chairman of National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka Mr Budhikeerti Sinna and Principal Secretary of Goa Tourism Mr Parimal Rai for the cooperation provided by them during his visit to Sri Lanka and Goa. Appreciating the interest taken by  Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the preparation of the Mela, Mr Sharma said that he has been monitoring the progress and talking to  the concerned officers.
The Vice President of Surajkund Mela Authority and Principal Secretary Haryana Tourism, Mr Vijai Vardhan said that the main purpose of the Mela is to bring together the artisans from remote areas and to provide them the opportunity to sell their products directly to the buyers without the help of middlemen. In the first Surajkund Crafts Mela in 1987, only 35 artisans had participated and about 10,000 persons had visited the Mela, he said. Today, the Mela has gained international status, in which about 20 countries are participating and there are 735 work huts for the crafts persons. The Mela is spread in 40 acres of land. He said that Haryana and Goa are two small States, but are ahead in per capita income in the country. With Sri Lanka, India has over 2000 years old relations and both are similar in many aspects.
Highlighting the importance of the Mela, the High commissioner of Sri Lanka Mr Prasad Karlyawasam said that this Mela not only has place on the calendar of Delhi and India, but also on international calendar. This is a matter of happiness that efforts are being made to make it a people’s fair and common man is being made aware by showcasing the art, culture and cuisine of various regions. About the relations between India and Sri Lanka, he said that these relations go back to the times of Emperor Ashoka, who had sent his son and daughter to Sri Lanka for preaching Bhuddism. No doubt that India is the fountain head of culture of Sri Lanka, but Sri Lanka has also carved its own place as unique island.  He expressed hope that the Mela will progress and the artisans participating in it will also be benefitted. 
The Principal Secretary of Goa Tourism Mr Parimal Roy said that after 12 years, Goa has again got chance to become theme State of the Mela. The theme of Goa presentations is ‘Goa Comes Alive’. Goa is not just a land of sand and sea, but presents a vivid culture, which is composite of Portugese and Indian Culture.
The member of Surajkund Mela Authority and Managing Director of Haryana Tourism, Mrs Sumita Mishra said that for making Mela people-friendly, online booking of tickets has been started. This time college students will also get 50 per cent discount on tickets in addition to senior citizens and disabled persons.
The Mela will continue upto 15th of February. Sri Lanka Day will be observed on 4th February. On 8th February, Goa will present a fashion show. For security, elaborate arrangements have been made. CCTV  and Night Vision cameras have been installed in the premises of the Mela.
The countries that are participating this time are   Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Portugal, Iran, Uganda, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Thailand and the SAARC nations—Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan.

Ram Kumar and Selja elected unopposed

by Haryananewswire
Mr. Ram Kumar of Indian National Lok Dal and Kumari Selja of Indian National Congress have been elected unopposed in Biennial Election of Rajya Sabha to fill two seats from Haryana.
          Two members of Upper House from Haryana will retire on April 9, 2014 and these seats will be filled by Mr. Ram Kumar and Kumari Selja.
A notification in this regard has been issued by Returning Officer, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Secretariat today.
VIDHAN SABHA SUMMONED: The Haryana Vidhan Sabha has been summoned to meet in the hall of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Vidhan Bhawan, Sector 1, Chandigarh at 2 p.m. on Friday, the February 21, 2014.
 ONE TIME REBATE ON PROPERTY TAX:  A notification to this effect was issued by the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Secretary, Mr.Sumit Kumar here today.
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to extend the period to avail one time rebate on property tax dues up to February 15, 2014.
This was stated by Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Mrs Savitri Jindal here today. She said that the decision in this effect was taken keeping in view the enthusiasm shown by the people for depositing their property tax. She said that earlier the period for one time rebate on payment of property tax dues was valid up to January 31, 2013.
DISBURSEMENT OF PAY: In view of the gazetted holidays falling on February1 and 2, March 1 and 2, May 1 and 31, June 1 and November 1, 2014 for being Saturdays and Sundays, Haryana Government has decided to disburse pay and allowances or pensions or family pension to its employees or pensioners for the months of January, February, April, May and October, 2014 on January 31, February 28, April 30, May 30 and October 31, 2014 respectively.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Schedule of MC Sampla election announced

by Haryananewswire
Haryana State Election Commission has issued schedule for conducting General Election of Municipal Committee Sampla in District Rohtak.
While stating this here today State Election Commissioner Mr Dharam Vir said that notice would be published by the returning officer on January 31 for inviting nomination. The nomination papers could be submitted from February 7 to February 12 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The date by which the candidate has to furnish the information regarding he is not suffering from any disqualification to the concerned returning officer is February 13, 2014 before 11 am. The scrutiny of the nomination papers would be carried out on February 13 after 11.30 am and candidature could be withdrawn by February 15 from 11 am to 3 pm. 
He said that symbols would be allotted to the contesting candidates on February 15 after 3 pm. He said that polling, if required, would be held on February 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The votes would be counted at the polling station immediately after the close of poll and result would be declared immediately after the completion of counting of votes.

Shruti Choudhry to contest LS election from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh

by Haryananewswire
Haryana Excise and Taxation Minister  Kiran Choudhry today said that Member of Parliament Shruti Choudhry will contest ensuing Lok Sabha election from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency.
            Mrs. Choudhry was responding to the queries of media persons regarding possibility of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Dharambir as a contestant of Lok Sabha from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh seat at Panchkula today.
ETO ASHOK SUKHIJA SUSPENDED:  Haryana Excise and Taxation Minister Mrs. Kiran Choudhry today ordered suspension of Mr. Ashok Sukhija, ETO posted at Sirsa for involvement in refund to bogus firms.
            She was presiding over a review meeting of the department at Panchkula here today.
            The Minister also ordered the Excise and Taxation Commissioner Mr. Anil Malik to start immediate enquiry in the case. She also sought details of all such cases. She also ordered to constitute  a six member district level committee for refund cases. She said that special enquiry should be conducted in such cases and anyone who would be involved in such cases would not be spared at any cost.
            It was informed in the meeting that there were some reports of refund to bogus firms in district Sirsa. 
ADDITIOAL CHARGE: The Haryana Government has given additional charge of one IAS officer and two HCS officers with immediate effect.
            Vikas Gupta, Director and Special Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Project Director, Swarn Jayanti Sheri Rozgar Yojna and State Urban Development Society and Chief Vigilance Officer, HUDA, Panchkula has been given the additional charge of Director, Consolidation of Holdings, Director Land Records, Special Collector(HQ) and Special LAO relieving Y.S.Khyaliya of the said charge.
            A.S.Mann, Additional State Transport Controller has been given the additional charge of Additional State Transport Commissioner(Road Safety) against a vacant post and Mrs.Anu, City Magistrate, Gurgaon has been given the additional charge of Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon vice Mrs.Veena Hooda, who proceeded on leave.
TRANSFER ORDER OF IAS OFFICERS:  Mr. Sameer Pal Srow, Deputy Commissioner, Panipat and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Sonipat in place of Chander Shekhar, who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Jhajjar in place of Mr.Ajit Balaji Joshi, who goes as Deputy Commissioner, Panipat and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat.
    Mr.Sanjay Joon, Additonal Secretary, Home-II Department and Joint Commissioner, Gurudwara Elections has been given the additional charge of Administrator, HUDA, Panchkula relieving Mrs. Ashmia Brar of the said charge.

Haryana Govt directs IAS officers to obey All India Services (Conduct) Rules

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has directed all IAS officers in the State to strictly obey the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968 in compliance with the judgment of Supreme Court in the matter of T.S.R. Subramanian and Others V/s Union of India and others.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Chief Secretary, Mr. S.C. Choudhary has directed that as per the said Rules, no member of the service would, in the performance of his official duties, or in the exercise of powers conferred on him, act otherwise than in his own best judgment to be true and correct except when he is acting under the direction of his official superior.
          The direction of the official superior should ordinarily be in writing. Where the issue of oral direction becomes unavoidable, the official superior would confirm it in writing immediately thereafter. A member of the Service who has received oral direction from his official superior should seek confirmation of the same in writing, as early as possible and in such case, it would be the duty of the official superior to confirm the direction in writing.
          It has been made clear that a member of the Service who habitually fails to perform a task assigned to him within the time set for the purpose and with the quality of performance expected of him would be deemed to be lacking in devotion to duty. Also, nothing would be construed as empowering a Government servant to evade his responsibilities by seeking instructions from or approval of, a superior officer or authority when such instructions are not necessary under the scheme of distribution of powers and responsibilities.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

11 IPS and 3 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has issued the transfers and posting order of 11 IPS and 3 HPS Officers with immediate effect.
          Maheshwar Dayal and   Sanjay Kumar on promotion have been posted as DIG/SVB Gurgaon and Joint CP, Faridabad respectively.    Yoginder Nehra, Commt. 4th IRB Manesar goes as SP/SVB Gurgaon,   Vivek Sharma Joint CP/Crime; Gurgaon has been given the additional charge of DCP/South Gurgaon in addition to his present duties.   Sibash Kabiraj, SP Yamunagar has been posted as SP Hisar in place of   Mitesh Jain who goes as SP CID.
        Similarly, Ms Parul Kush Jain, on return from earned leave has been posted as DCP/Central Faridabad,   Ved Parkash AIG/Welfare has been posted as SP/State Crime Branch,   Shashank Ananad, SP Karnal has been posted as SP Yamunanagar,   Abhishek Garg SP/CID has been posted as SP Karnal and Rahul Sharma DCP/Ambala (Urban) has been posted as SP/CID.
        Among the HPS Officers, Devender Yadav DCP/Central Faridabad has been posted as DCP/Crime Faridabad against a vacant post.   Surinder Pal Singh DCP/South Gurgaon has been posted as DCP/Ambala (Urban) and   Vikash Dhankar DCP/West Gurgaon has been given the additional charge of Comdt. 4th IRB Manesar in addition to his present duties.

Cabinet okays allotment of land for wrestling and boxing academies

The Haryana Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda here toda,y  approved the proposal to allot five acres of land in Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonepat to Sushil Kumar Foundation for setting up of a world class wrestling academy.
            It may be recalled that the Cabinet had, in its meeting on December 18 last, decided to allot  eight acres of land for a wrestling academy to Padam Shree and Olympion Sushil Kumar Foundation , but a request was received from Sushil Kumar Foundation that  five acres of land would be sufficient. The rate of lease would be Rs 35,000 per acre per year and period of lease would be 33 years at the first instance. Also, 50 per cent seats  would be reserved for the domicile of Haryana for admission to the wrestling academy.
            The Cabinet also decided to allot three acres of land on lease to boxer Vijender Kumar at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in district Sonipat for setting up of Boxing Akademy
 CM CONGRATULATE CRICKETERS: Chief Minister  Bhupinder Singh Hooda  congratulated the players participating in 20-20 Cricket Cup organized jointly by Times of India and Cremica at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here. As many as 80 teams of four states namely Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have participated in this tournament.
          Mr. Hooda was interacting with players during the final match between D.A.V school, sector 8, Chandigarh and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Chandigarh.          Mr. Hooda said that through sports also children can brighten their future. He inspired children to take active part in sports alongwith education. He said that today after watching children playing on the ground, it reminded him of his childhood when he used to study in Government Model High School of Sector 16, Chandigarh and often used to play at this ground.
         He said that sports play a great role in life of people as it helps in development of healthy body and mind. The players who have lost the match today, would win tomorrow and those who have won today would make more progress in future, added Mr. Hooda.
STATE ASSEMBLY CONVENED : Chandigarh, Jan 29- The Haryana Cabinet has decided to convene the session of State Assembly from February 21, 2014. Stating this here today the Chief Minister said that the next meeting of the State Cabinet would be held on February 6 at 3:30 pm, he added.
POWER DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL APPROVED: The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Power Department for appointment of land oustees of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, Jhajjar to 212 posts in the Haryana Power Utilities.
    The cabinet also decided that the oustees of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant, Yamunanagar would also be provided employment on the pattern of oustees of Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hisar. For this, a policy would be framed. The land for the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant, Yamunanagar was acquired in the year 1984.
 GOVT PLEA TO LOKAYUKT:  Haryana Government has send a reference to Haryana Lokayukta to re-examine and re-consider its report on the alleged CD incident regarding Change of Land Use as there are variations between the findings and the observations. This was stated by Chief Secretary Mr. S. C. Chaudhary here today.            He said that the State Government has studied the report of the Lokayukta and send a reference to him to re-examine it as there are some variations between the findings and the observations.
SARINDER GUPTA TRANSFERRED: The Haryana Government has transferred Mr.Satinder Gupta, IPS from Superintendent of Police, CID to Superintendent of Police, Bhiwani in place of Mrs.Parul Kush Jain, IPS, whose posting order will be issued later on.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eight IAS officers transferred in Haryana

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of eights IAS officers with immediate effect.
            C.R.Rana, Registrar, Cooperative Societies has been given the additional charge of  Managing Director, Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited (Sugarfed), Panchkula in place of Vijay Singh Dahiya, who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad in place of Balraj Singh, who becomes Deputy Commissioner, Karnal and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal.
            Vikas Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Karnal and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad relieving Mrs.Suprabha Dahiya of the said charge.
            Saket Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, EO for Management of Government Land in Excised Area, Ambala Cantt. And Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ambala vice K.M.Pandurang, who has posted as Deputy Commissioner, Palwal in place of Atul Kumar, who becomes as Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh at Narnaul vice D.K.Behera, who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad.

Haryana to open 1159 Citizen Service Centers

by Haryananewswire
As many as 1159 Citizen Service Centers will be opened in Haryana as per the scheme of Haryana Information Technology Center.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that out these centers, 82 would be opened in Bhiwani, 74 in Hisar, 72 in Karnal, 68 in Sonepat, 64 each in jind and Ambala, 58 each in in Mahendergarh and Sirsa, 52 in Mewat, 54 each in Faridabad and Gurgaon, 48 in Jhajjar, 57 in Rewari, 76 in Yamuna Nagar, 28 in Panchkula, 45 in Fatehabab, 40 in Rohtak , 39 in Panipat and 19 in Palwal. He said that through these General Service Centers, the people residing in rural areas would get all kind of services like getting  type of certificates made at their doorsteps.
          He said that in the initial phase, these service centers would be set up in 15 villages of district Sirsa and a process has been started to appoint entrepreneurs at village level by District Administration, Sirsa.

MDU to give special chance to students

by Haryananewswire
 Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak has announced to give special chance to the students registered for various academic courses in and after 2004 academic session.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the university said that the students who could not get through their courses due to any reason or could not pass their reappear examinations or aspire to take improvement examinations would be benefitted with this special chance. He said that this special chance would not be given for MBBS, BDS, BHMS and BAMS courses.
          He said that the examination for undergraduate second and fourth semester would be organized on March 19. He said that the students could submit the examination forms without late fee by March 3,2014.

Governor reviews meeting of Mewat Development Agency

by Haryananewswire
The Governor of Haryana, Mr Jagannath Pahadia, today had a review meeting of Mewat Development Agency (MDA). The meeting was held at PWD rest house of Gurgaon. Mr Pahadia expressed satisfaction over the activities of the Agency.
          The Commissioner of Gurgaon Division Mr DPS Nagal apprised the Governor that MDA broadly works in the field of education, health, community works, agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial, vocational and off – farm training, community development, cultural development, project management and lending scheme of National Minority Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC).
Mr Nagal told that the MDA is running six Mewat Model Schools at Nuh, Firozpur Jhirka, Tauru, Punhana, Nagina and Hathin which have become very popular among the residents as most of the people want to admit their wards in these schools. He said that one school with special focus on Science and Mathematics is being run at Nagina and another such school is proposed to be opened at Madhi. These schools are imparting quality education to more than eight thousand students of the region. The Agency is also running a girls hostel of two hundred capacity in Mewat Model School Nuh with free boarding and lodging facility to girls.
           He further told that besides model schools, the MDA is also running Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas at Nuh, Tauru, Firozpur Jhirka, Punhana, Nagina and Hathin which are only for girls. Through these schools the education of girls is being promoted in the region. In addition, the MDA is also operating one Institute of Hospitality Management at Nuh.
          Mr Nagal said that the MDA is sponsoring various health related activities in Mewat area and people are made aware about maintaining hygiene and cleanliness. For this, special health camps, Malaria control program and immunization of children were carried out from time to time. While reviewing the health activities, Mr Paharia directed the concerned authorities to promote institutional deliveries in Mewat region and for this; the local population should be made aware about the benefits of institutional deliveries.
          Mr Nagal also apprised the Governor that Mewat district has the highest number of functional Self Help Groups, which are successful and majority of them have women members. The MDA has formed 2208 Self Help Groups covering more than twenty six thousand poor women and they are linked with income generating activities.
          On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner of Mewat Mr RK Verma, who is also Chief Executive Officer of MDA, Secretary to Governor Mrs Neelam P  Kasni, SE of DHBVN Sanjeev Chopra, Executive Engineer of DHBVN VK Aggarwal were also present.

Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaj Yojna’ a big success

by Haryananewswire
The ambitious ‘Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaj Yojna’ of Haryana Government has proved to be a big success as more than 11.41 lakh patients in the state have so far been benefited since its introduction on January 1, 2014. It aims at providing better and free of cost health care facilities to common man.
          While giving this information today, Health Minister, Rao Narender Singh said that under this scheme, services like surgeries, medicines, diagnostic services, referral ambulance service, indoor service and dental treatment facilities were being provided free of cost in government hospitals and medical colleges in the state. A sum of Rs 261.1 crore is being spent on this scheme.
          He said that under this scheme,on an average 54,340 patients came to the OPDs per day for their treatment. Also, in case of indoor patients,  90,732 patients admitted in government hospitals have been provided free facilities and average rate of patients per day has been 4321. Medicine amounting to about Rs 1.65 crore have been given to patients during this period.
          The Health Minister said that under the scheme, facilities of laboratory tests were also being provided in addition to medicines. So far, 4,55,803 lab tests have been conducted free of cost. Apart from this, free x-ray facilities to 46,289 patients, Electrocardiogram (ECG) facility to 21,592 patients and ultrasound tests of 18,887 patients have been conducted.
          Rao Narender Singh said that so far 6829 patients have been benefitted with free surgery facility and dental treatment has been given free of cost to 39,917 patients. Similarly, more than 29,000 persons have utilized the services of free emergency ambulance facility under the scheme, he added.

Israeli Rotarian delegation visits Ghraunda

by Haryananewswire
 An Israeli Rotarian delegation today visited Indo-Israel Center of Excellence for Vegetables at Ghraunda in district Karnal.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that this delegation included 10 members from different Rotary districts of Israel. He said that Project Director Dr. Satender Yadav apprised the delegation about the major achievements of the center and vegetables planted and produced in the poly houses of the center.
          He said that this Center of Excellence would ensure bright future of the farmers of the state as small and marginal farmers could earn enough profit by small investment in this business.
by Haryananewswire
The Haryana government has promoted two IPS officers to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police with immediate effect.
          Those have been promoted included Mr Amitabh Singh Dhillon and Mr Sanjay Kumar. Mr Dhillon has been given proforma promotion due to his deputation with Central Bureau of Investigation.
          The government also granted selection grade to Mr K. Venkata Ramana and Mr Rajender Singh, IPS officers.

Arrangements for Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test

by Haryananewswire
The Board of School Education, Haryana has made all arrangements for the smooth conduct  of  Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) to be held on February 1 and 2, 2014.
While stating this today, Sectary of the Board, Dr. Anshj Singh said that 3, 82,640 candidates would appear in this examination. As many as 503 examination centers have been setup in 13 districts of the state and  in Chandigarh.  He said that 105 flying squads would monitor the conduct of examination at the centers. Apart from center Superintendents,6539 Supervisors and 1642 Observers have been deputed for these examinations.
He said that effective measures have been taken to curb cheating and use of unfair means in the examination. The Deputy Commissioner will promulgate Section 144 in 200 meter periphery of examination centers in their respective districts and adequate police force would be deputed at the examination centers  to control outside disturbance, if any. Videography of all examination centers will be done. All the photostate shops in the periphery of examination centers will remain closed during the examination.
He said that a Control Room would also be set up at Headquarters of the Board from where monitoring of the examination would be conducted. In case of emergency, one can contact the concerned officials on Telephone No. 01664-254604.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Haryana Govt notifies e-Seva Scheme for Common Services Centres

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Government has notified Haryana e-Seva Scheme for Common Services Centres (CSCs), 2014 in order to make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality through electronic medium and to ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services. About 2500 Common Service Centres (CSCs) would be set up throughout the state under phased manner.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology said that these CSCs would be set up both in rural and urban areas and would be functional under Integrated Electronic Services Model. Under the Scheme, as many as 500 CSCs would be set up in the State under the first phase till March 2014 and 2000 CSCs would be set up under 18 to 24 months under second and third phase of the scheme. He said that each rural CSC would cater to a population of about 10,000 people.
          The spokesman said that services related to all departments of government like receipt of applications under RTI, grievance registration (HARSAMADHAN) and printing of any application form would be available in CSCs. Apart from this, several important services related to various departments namely Revenue and Disaster Management, Forest and Wildlife, Power, Finance, Urban Local Bodies and Health, Health, Home, Urban Local Bodies, Public Health Engineering, Social Justice and Empowerment, Welfare of scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Education, Elections, Transport, Employment and Food and Supplies would also be provided in these CSCs.
Similarly, the services which would be offered in CSCs include appointment for registration of deeds, mutation, certified copy of sanctioned mutation, certified nakal of jamabandi and application for providing copy of land records, caste certificate, tapriwas vimukt jaati certificate, residence certificate, rural area certificate, composite certificate and income certificate. Application for permissions for felling of trees and application for NoCs in respect of PLPA or Forest or Restricted lands and grant of NOC would be provided. He said that application for new electricity connection, application for temporary electricity connection, application for enhancement of electricity load, collection of payment for electricity bill, meter reading, bill generation and printing and bill distribution would be provided at CSCs. Receipt of Government payments and fee upto Rs 1000 and issue of non-judicial and judicial stamps and stamp papers would also be provided under the services.
          Apart from this, services like application for birth registration, issue of birth certificates, application for correction of birth records, application for inclusion of name in birth certificate, application for death registration, application for issue of disability and handicap certificate, application for marriage certificate, issue of marriage certificate, house and property tax collection, duplicate house tax bill, application for new water and sewerage connection, E-billing and payment and collection system, application for financial assistance under various pension schemes, application for financial assistance to higher competitive entrance examination to scheduled castes and backward classes students, issue of admit cards and duplicate admit cards, application for addition, correction and inclusion of name in voter list, driving license, registration of new vehicle, issue of bus passes, application for registration under one family one job scheme, application for registration of renewal and grace period of two months for renewal,  application for inclusion and deletion of family member’s name in ration card would be provided.
          The spokesman said that at present, a total of about 102 e-Disha Centres were being functioning in the State and delivering services to the citizens. These were being managed through the District IT cum eGovernance Societies. These would continue to be operated by the respective District Societies under the existing arrangements. However, the service delivery mechanisms, software, technology platforms and the service charges would be standardized with the norms applicable to the CSC.
          He said that this scheme would be administered through a three-tier administrative structure namely CSC Level, District Level and the State Level. The CSC operations are envisaged to be operated and managed by the selected village level entrepreneur who would be formally authorized for the purpose.

New policy for marriage palaces and banquet halls

by Haryananewswire
Haryana Urban Development Department has notified the policy for regularization of existing as well as new marriage palaces and banquet halls in municipal areas in the state. The policy has been introduced on the basis of the representations and suggestions received from various Marriage palaces and Banquet Halls associations and individuals.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the policy covers norms and procedure for one time relaxation and regularization of existing marriage palaces and banquet halls for a prescribed period. In case of any existing violation of any Act and rules, permission for regularization of a marriage palace and banquet hall would be considered only after the offences are compounded by the competent authority. Marriage palaces and banquet halls located in restricted, prohibited zones or areas would not be considered for regularization and action would be taken against them, as per the law. The size of the plot should not be less than 1000 sq. meters and the width of approach road shall not be less than 12 metres. Similarly, the maximum permissible ground coverage would be 33 per cent. The permissible floor area ratio would be 0.70 for main building and upto 0.05 for ancillary building.          He said that the minimum area for parking would not be less than 50 per cent of the site area.
          The spokesman said that the annual inspection of the premises would be carried out by the competent authority to ensure compliance of building bye-laws under which approval was granted and compliance with the operational parameters with regard to maintenance of public security, safety and conveniences.
          He said that the applicant would submit the application for regularization within 60 days from the date of circulation of this policy. No application for regularization would  be accepted thereafter. For an existing marriage palace and banquet hall for which application for regularization is not received in time by the competent authority, necessary action against violations and illegal constructions, would be taken, as per the law. He said that for an existing marriage palace and banquet hall whose request for regularization has been received but rejected by the competent authority, necessary action against violation and illegal constructions would be taken, as per law.
He said that the owners of existing marriage palaces and banquet halls can apply to the Chairperson of the Committee, along with necessary documents, on the prescribed application form. He said that within original Municipal limit, the fee and charges like scrutiny fee, Malba charges  and composition fee would be charged as per the Municipal Building Bye-Laws 1982 and the commercial fee and charge would be 50 per cent of the rates circulated vide PSULB orders. He said that Labour Cess at the rate of one per cent of the estimated cost of the building is leviable under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996. Similarly, within extended municipal limit, the fee and charges, like scrutiny fee, conversion charges and composition fee as notified for banquet halls under the rules framed under Act No. 41 of 1963 by the Town and Country Planning Department, Haryana would be applicable. External Development Charges would be leviable at 50 per cent of the rates specified by the Haryana Urban Development Authority. Labour Cess at the rate of one per cent of the estimated cost of the building is leviable under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.
The spokesman said that a Committee would be constituted, in case of Municipal Council and Committee, for examining and approving proposals for regularization of unauthorized marriage palaces and banquet halls subject to fulfillment of such terms and conditions and payment of such charges and compounding fee prescribed under the Chairpersonship of the concerned City Magistrate. The members would include District Town Planner or District Town Planner (Enforcement) and Executive Officer or Secretary of the Municipal Council or Committee. Similarly, in case of Municipal Corporation areas, the Committee would be under the Chairpersonship of the concerned Joint Commissioner with Chief, Senior, District Town Planner of the Municipal Corporation and District Town Planner, District Town Planner (Enforcement) of the Town and Country Planning Department as its members.
He said that the committee may co-opt a representative of the technical cell of the concerned municipal authority and any other officer as member, with the approval of the chairperson.

CCSHAU institutes Life Time Achievement Award

By Haryananewswire
  Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) Hisar  has instituted a life time achievement award to recognize the lifelong contributions of faculty members of the university, disclosed the Vice-Chancellor,  Dr. K.S. Khokhar here today.
                  The award carrying a plaque of honour, citation and cash prize of Rs. One lakh would be biennial, he said, adding that it would be conferred upon faculty members who had achieved excellence in their field of study, followed high standards of values and ethics throughout their career and made outstanding contributions of significant impact in the fields related to agriculture.
                    Regarding nomination for the award, Dr. Khokhar said that a candidate above 60 years of age on December 31 of the second year of the biennium of the award and had served for atleast 20 years as faculty of CCSHAU, would be eligible for the award. He said the award would be presented at a university level function.
                       Dr. Khokhar further disclosed that a scheme for awarding incentive to scientists of the university who win research grants from external agencies, had also been envisaged.
                        He said under the scheme, an appreciation certificate would be given to the scientists who got a research grant of Rs. 25 lakh or below per year. Similarly, the scientists winning research grant between Rs. 25 lakh and Rs, 50 lakh would be conferred an application certificate and an honorarium of Rs. 20,000, whereas an appreciation certificate along with an honorarium of Rs. 40,000 would be presented to the scientists  bagging research grant of above Rs. 50 lakh per year.

VG recommends action against gazetted and non-gazetted officials

By Haryananewswire
Haryana Vigilance Bureau has recommended registration of criminal case against one non-gazetted officer and departmental action against nine gazetted officers, five non-gazetted officers and action  against  another person as charges have been proved against them in investigations conducted by it.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Bureau said that
six  officers and officials were also caught red handed while accepting bribe  ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs.30,000 and  cases under Prevention of Corruption Act were  registered against them.
They included Rati Ram, Assistant in office of District Elementary Education Officer, Naresh Kumar Audit Officer and Manager of Saraswati Kunj, Co-operative Housing Society, village Wazirabad of district Gurgaon,Bhagat Singh (Suspended Sanskrit Lecturer) of Government Senior Secondary School,Hetampura of district Bhiwani, Vijay Kumar, Consumer Clerk , Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam , Bhiwani and Rajiv Gupta, Junior Engineer, Panchayati Raj, Jind
X-RAY MACHINE INSTSLLED: Haryana’s second ultra modern X-Ray machine for treatment of cattle has been installed at  Kisan Sadan Bhawan in Jhajjar. Earlier  the farmers and cattle breeders of district Jhajjar and adjoining areas used to  take their sick cattle to the  Veterinary University, Hisar for X-Ray examination.
            It may be recalled that a portable x-ray machine is already available in Jhajjar  as it was recently dedicated to farmers by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
           The new X- Ray machine was purchased by district administration at a cost of about Rs.19 lakh which would be extremely helpful for cattle  breeders.The X-ray of livestock would be carried out on prescribed fee under the supervision of Animal Husbandry Department. The machine would help in extending best treatment to livestock in the area.
DATE EXTENDED: The Haryana Government has extended the last date to submit the applications for the post of Chief Commissioner and Commissioners in the Haryana Right to Service Commission. Now the applications can be submitted latest  by February 3, 2014.

President Correctional Service Medal for Jagjit Singh

By Haryananewswire
Additional Inspector General of Prison, Haryana, Mr Jagjit Singh, has been awarded President Correctional Service Medal for meritorious service.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the award has been conferred on the eve of Republic Day. Mr Jagjit Singh was recruited as Deputy Superintendent Jail in Prison Department on March 23, 1991 and was further promoted as Superintendent Jail on November 5, 2001. He said that during his postings at different jails, he had made efforts in improving environment in jail as well as for the prisoners and the prison’s staff.

Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences convocation

By Haryananewswire
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the chief guest at the convocation of 12th National Veterinary Academy to be organized by Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar at Agriculture College of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar on January 28.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that  after the convocation, Mr Hooda would attend a seminar regarding role of veterinary doctors in quality assurance of animal-made products and international business.
          He said that Mr Hooda would also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of developmental projects at Mahavir Stadium, Hisar. These included inauguration of e-governance building set up at Municipal Complex and Community Center, Agroha. The Chief Minister would also hold a media conference at the residence of CONFED Chairperson, Mr Bajrang Das Garg at 3 P.M., he added.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

INLD asks Haryana CM to accept employees demand

by Haryananewswire
 The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has asked Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to accept the genuine demands of agitating Government employees.
In a statement issued here today, INLD president Ashok Arora said that the wrong policies of the Hooda Government have put the employees at the receiving end and they are being forced to adopt the way of agitation. Moreover, the government’s adamant behavior towards employees' demands may create chaos, added Arora.
 The employees are demanding pay scale, allowances and pension at par with Punjab, implementation of Sixth Pay Commission on the Punjab pattern. Criticizing privatization of Haryana Roadways by giving private permits, Mr Arora said that the employees are demanding regularization of the guest teachers and ad hoc employees. But the government has ignored their demands.
Mr Arora said that since the Hooda has taken charge in Haryana as Chief Minister, the government has been taking anti-employees decision which has irked the employees.
 The Haryana government also reduced the pay-grades while implementing the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission. Moreover, the government has also refused to provide full pension benefits to the employees who have retired on January 1, 2006 while completed 28 years in service, but the government has provided the pension from April 2009 instead of January 2006, he added. Now the employees are demanding that the government should implement the Sxth Pay Commission in toto. He said that the employees leaders have said that states of Haryana and Himachal were carved out from Punjab as Himachal government was providing benefits to its employees on the pattern of Punjab then why Haryana government was lagging behind, besides tall claims of making Haryana number one state of the country.
 The INLD leader said that Hooda government had also mislead the people by making false announcements in the Gohana rally but soon after the rally the employees of the state declared a two days strike and complete chakka jam. He said that the Hooda government will be responsible for the inconvenience of the common man if it will not solve the issue because the Haryana employees further declared three days complete strike and chakka jam from January 21 to 23. He said that Hooda government, since it took over in 2005, has implemented several anti-employees policies and it has also dismissed more than three thousand employees of Haryana Industrial Security Force and several employees of the Universties . He said that during the INLD regimes new buses were inducted into the fleet of haryana roadways to bring it out from the loses but now the Hooda government was trying to privatise Haryana roadways to provide permits to their near and dears of the Congress leaders. The INLD leader said that Hooda government has also encouraged private contractors in several government departments including Power Corporation, Public Health, PWD and irrigation department. Instead of making regular appointments in the education deparment the state government has appointed guest teachers. He recalled that the then Chautala government had formed a policy to regularize work charge and daily wages workers and other ad-hock employees but the Hooda government has abolished that policy. Moreover the government has also changed rules of the ex-gratia policy under which next kin of the employees were eligible for the government job in case of untimely death of the employee. He also accused the Hooda government of exploiting employees working on contract. He also assured that all genuine demands of these employees will be accepted if the INLD comes to power.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

No power tariff hike in Haryana in 2014-15

by Haryananewswire
 No power tariff hike in Haryana proposed during 2014 - 2015. The present level of tariff to  continue up to March 2015 i.e. next 15 months whereas in majority of states including Punjab,    Rajasthan, UP & Delhi tariff increase of more than 10% has been proposed w.e.f. April 2014. No tariff increase has been proposed by Haryana for the FY 2014 - 2015 even in its financial restructuring plan.
                It was stated by Principal Secretary, Power Haryana Mr Devender Singh, while addressing a press conference here today. He said that as per the information available on the internet / FRP / through discussions with the officials in  these state utilities, the expected increase in tariff in various states in April 2014 is Punjab (11%),    Delhi (10%), Rajasthan (13%), UP (20% in domestic & 10% overall), Bihar (50%), Karnataka (10%)   & AP (25%).
With the proposed increase in tariff, the tariff in Haryana would be substantially lower than the neighbouring states for most of the consumer categories during the FY 2014 - 2015 w.e.f. April  2014 i.e. in less   than 3 months as given in the attached table. (the average tariff for broad categories  has been taken and the increase as reported on internet / in discussions with the officials has been applied for demonstration).
Recently w.e.f. 1st January Haryana has given the benefit of lower slab of tariff to the consumers   using 200 to 1600 units in a billing cycle. This is expected to result in a benefit of approx. Rs. 200      per bill to a consumer in this slab.
Haryana has one of the lowest tariff in agriculture category and the State is subsidising the tariff for the agriculture. The entire FSA of the agriculture consumers is also being borne by the State Government. The State Government is paying a subsidy of Rs. 90000 to 1 lac per connection whereas the farmer is paying just Rs. 6000 - 8000 per year. Haryana has subsidised the power to farmers in  the overall national economic interest as Haryana is the foodgrain basket of the country.  In Delhi the subsidy is Rs. 1300 crores whereas Haryana is providing a subsidy of Rs. 5200 crores which is 4 times as that of Delhi..
Haryana has a high loss level of 25% as compared to Delhi, Punjab & Rajasthan (15% - 18%).   Discoms are making efforts to reduce the losses and at a 10% lower loss level (same as Delhi/Punjab), the tariff in Haryana would be lower than these states at present also.
In Haryana cost of power purchase at consumer end (power purchase cost grossed up with the    losses) is very high (5.25) as compared to Delhi (4.61), Punjab (4.32), Rajasthan (4.65), UP(5.32), Maharashtra(4.61). 80% of the cost of supply in Haryana is the power purchase cost which is uncontrollable.  The other major cost is the employees cost which in Haryana at less than 50     paise      per unit is significantly lower than that in Punjab (60 paise), HP (88 paise), Rajasthan (60-70  paise). After adding the employees cost and other O&M costs, the overall cost of service in Haryana  (including FSA) comes to RS. 6.27 which is significantly higher than the other states inspite of one of  the lowest employees cost in Haryana. 
In the past also, there was a tariff increase of 13 per cent in Haryana in the FY 2013 - 2014 in comparison to hike of 25% in UP, 23% in AP, 20% in Maharashtra, 16% in HP & 12.5% in Rajasthan. Further during the last three years, on an annualised basis, the increase in Haryana has been about   10.1% as compared to about 18% for Rajasthan, 17% for Delhi,  16.5% for UP, 12.7% for Himachal  Pradesh, and about 12% in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra. (as per the information available  on the internet). In Delhi the subsidy to the domestic consumers was required on account of high rate  even in the lowest slab and this subsidy is committed only till March 2014 so far.
Referring to more power supply in the state, he said that on the qualitative side, Haryana  has supplied 20% more power during the current year. In rural areas the power supply was increased from 11 to 14 hours a day. For urban areas the power supply  was increased from 20 to 24 hours, for industry from 20 to 24 hours per day. This resulted in 20%   growth in consumption in comparison to the last year. He said that increase in consumption was also  one of the reasons for increase in power bills in absolute terms as the power bill would increase with  an increase in consumption even if there is no tariff increase.
Mr Singh said that Haryana discoms are committed to supply quality power to the consumers of the State. In order to strengthen and augment transmission and distribution system it has been planned to spend Rs. 3372.79  crore during the current financial year. Furthermore, the ongoing system strengthening and augmentation works will be completed with an estimated capital expenditure of Rs. 11725.43 crore during the next three years.
 On consumer services the discoms have launched SMS service to register complaints. Complaints can also be registered through email at A Centralized Call Centre with toll free number 1800-180-1615 is functional at Gurgaon for registering and redressal of consumer complaints of both the discoms. Online Consumer Grievance Redressal System (CGRS) :- An online CGRS System is functional on the website of UHBVN & DHBVN for online registrations of consumer complaints.  On an average, 5000 no. complaints per month are being registered on the portal.
He said that to resolve the billing related complaints, the field offices have been directed to get the incorrect bills rectified immediately. The SDOs have been directed to remain in their offices from  9 a,m to 12 noon everyday to resolve the billing & other complaints of the consumers expeditiously.
 In case a consumer has any concern regarding functioning of his meter, the meters can be got tested in the best laboratories anywhere in the country.The field offices are being instructed to hold special darbars / camps to address the metering and billing related complaints of the consumers, Mr Singh added.  
While replying to questions, Mr Devender Singh said that the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd. plans to phase out unit 1-4 of 110 MW each at Thermal Panipat. The electricity being produced by these units was costing more and these units are old. It has been proposed to set up a 660 MW capacity unit by replacing the existing unit number 1-4 for  which sufficient land is available and there will be no problem of coal linkage and water etc.
On this occasion, Managing Director UHBVN and DHBVN, Mr Anurag Agarwal, Managing Director HPGCL, Mr. MKV Rama Rao, Director UHBVN, Mr AK Grover and other senior officers of Haryana Power Utilities were present.
                                  Highlights of press conference
  No tariff increase in Haryana till March 2015.
 Other States like Delhi, Punjab, UP, Rajasthan have proposed tariff increase 10% from April 2014.           
   After the proposed increase the effective tariff rate in Haryana (incl. FSA,RA,ED,etc.) to be lower in almost all the categories viz. domestic (up to Rs. 2 per unit less), NDS (up to Rs. 2 per unit less) &  Industry (up to Rs. 1.50 per unit less).
  Haryana has a high loss level at present (approx. 27%) as compared to about 15% in the other neighbouring states. At their loss level the present tariff in Haryana is also comparatively lower.
   In Haryana cost of power purchase at consumer end (power purchase cost grossed up with the losses) is very high (5.25) as compared to Delhi (4.61), Punjab (4.32), Rajasthan (4.65), UP(5.32), Maharashtra(4.61). 80% of the cost of supply in Haryana is the power purchase cost which is uncontrollable.  The other major cost is the employees cost which in Haryana at less than 50 paise per unit is significantly lower than that in Punjab (60 paise), HP (88 paise), Rajasthan (60-70 paise). After adding the employees cost and other O&M costs, the overall cost of service in Haryana (including FSA) comes to RS. 6.27 which is significantly higher than the other states inspite of one of the lowest employees cost in Haryana. 
   Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) = Actual power purchase cost incurred & paid by the discom - Allowed power purchase cost by the Regulator.
   In Haryana FSA during the FY 2012 - 2013 was 90 paise per unit against which only 32 paise are being recovered from the consumers. In FY 2013 - 2014, against 80 paise FSA, the recovery is being made at 34 paise only.
  Power Supply increased by about 20% in Haryana this year. Running hours increased across all categories. Rural Households (increase from 11 hours to 14 hours per day), Industry & Urban (increase from 20 hours to 24 hours per day).

Unapproved colonies fullfilling criteria to be regularised

 by Haryananewswire
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced that all the unapproved colonies which fulfilled the criteria laid down by the government up to Gohana Rally will be regularized. The unapproved colonies fulfilling the criteria up to 2009 were regularized earlier, the announcement of which was made in Gohana Rally, organized on  November 10.
          Mr Hooda was addressing a largely attended gathering in Gurgaon today. The programme was organized by Sports Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Kataria on the occasion of death anniversary of his mother late Smt Bhateri Devi in Shiv Vatika of village Gurgaon.
          The issue of regularizing unapproved colonies was raised by Mr Kataria in his welcome address who said that though the state government has regularized many unapproved colonies yet many colonies still remained in Gurgaon which need to be regularized for providing basic amenities there. The Chief  Minister replied on the issue and said that the unapproved colonies developed upto 2009 which fitted into the parameters laid down by the government, were regularized earlier and announcement to this effect was made in ‘Shakti Rally’ of Congress organized in Gohana (District Sonepat) on November 10 last. For those which still remained unapproved, for them the cut of date is ‘Gohana Rally’, that is, by then they should have fulfilled the criteria, would be regularized now. The aim is only to provide basic amenities to the people living there. The gathering welcomed the announcement by a loud round of applause.
          While greeting the people for ‘Lohri’ and ‘Makar Sakranti’ festivals, Mr Hooda said that the state government would not leave any shortcomings in development of Gurgaon. Going back in his memories, Mr Hooda said that he had special affection for Gurgaon, not because it is an international city, but because he used to come here during his holidays while in school as his uncle ( father’s sister’s husband) used to live here.
          He appreciated the gesture of Mr Kataria who organize programme every year on the death anniversary of his beloved mother Late Bhateri Devi and said that every one of us should look after and take care of our old parents. Mr Hooda said that the person who remembered and respected his or her parents always rises in his or her life, in similar way as the tree which is well connected with its roots, gives good and sweet fruits. Mr Hooda said if anyone who loses life while safeguarding ones motherland or mother , goes directly into heaven.
          Referring to the demands put up by Mr Kataria, Mr Hooda said that he himself belongs to a family of freedom fighters so he would like that the roads and parks should be named after the names of freedom fighters. This is good initiative but he would get these demands verified and then take a decision. On behalf of the area, Mr Hooda was presented a turban by Mr Kataria as mark of respect. The youth belonging to village Gurgaon presented a big flower garland to the Chief Minister. Later Mr Hooda went to the residence of Mr Kataria where he paid tributes to Kataria’s father Late Sh Bhim Singh Kataria and mother Late Smt Bhateri Devi.
In his welcome address, Sukhbir Singh Kataria said that Mr Hooda always treats him as his younger brother and has never said no to the development works suggested by him. Mr Kataria reminded the people of the works undertaken in Gurgaon during the Hooda regime and said that Mr Hooda has got implemented welfare policies and programmes for every section of society. He even said that Mr Hooda would again return back to power as Chief Minister of Haryana for the third consecutive term.
Earlier, Mr Hooda also went to village Haria Hera in Sohna subdivision to mourn the death of Balbir Singh Bidhuri (66), the elder brother of Gujjar Congress Leader Kamal Singh Bidhuri. Late Balbir Singh Bidhuri died of heart attack on 5th January and he is survived by wife Smt Madhu, three sons- Raju, Sonu and Sammi besides a daughter Ritu. Mr Hooda paid condolences towards the bereaved family and prayed for peace of the departed soul.
Mr Hooda also went to see the Chairman of Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board Prof Rati Ram Choudhary who is under treatment in Medanta hospital of Gurgaon.