Tuesday, June 30, 2015

War Memorial in Ambala to be completed by Nov

The Haryana Health, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Vij, has said that all formalities related to the War Memorial being set up in Ambala Cantonment in memory of the martyrs of the first Indian freedom struggle of 1857, will be completed by November 1, 2015.
This was disclosed by Mr Vij while presiding over a high level meeting on the project held here today. The meeting was attended by Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr R K Khullar, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Culture Affairs, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Ambala, Mr Shakti
Singh, and Chief Architect, Mrs Sunita Monga.
The Sports Minister said that the war memorial would depict all important events of the 1857 revolution in sequence right up to the time of Bahadur Shah Zafar. It would have vital scenes from the lives of Rani Jhansi, Tantia Tope, Mangal Pandey and other freedom fighters.
The memorial would consist of one small pond, auditorium, library, audio visual museum, a food park and helipad along with other essential necessities. The demand for the construction of such memorial has been pending for the last 20 years but the previous Congress government didn’t work for it.
Since the war of Indian freedom started from Ambala, it is in the fitness of things that the memorial should be set up there. The BJP Government is committed to giving the martyrs due honour, Mr Vij added.


Haryana Cabinet approves criteria to recruit teachers

Haryana Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal here today approved in principle, the criteria in respect of recruitment of teachers of all categories that is Primary Teachers(PRTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) and Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs).
As per the criteria out of the 100 marks, 80 per cent has been kept for written test while eight per cent will be of experience that is one per cent for each completed year of service in the respective category subject to maximum of eight per cent. The Interview will carry 12 per cent marks.
The academic qualifications for the post of PGTs for direct recruitment is atleast 50 percent marks in Post Graduate Degree in concerned subjects and B.Ed from recognized university, Matric with Hindi or Sanskrit or 10+2/BA/MA with Hindi as one of the subject and certificate of having qualified Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET)/ School Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) and consistent good academic record.
After today’s decision, a notification in this regard would be issued by the School Education Department which would then be conveyed to HSSC.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

MDU not conduting recruitment test for Clerk-cum-Data Entry Operator

 Maharshi Dayanand Univeristy (MDU) was not conducting any recruitment test for regular recruitment of Clerk-cum-Data Entry Operator today as being reported in section of media.
                   The University administration, in pursuance and as a follow up of University’s Executive Council (EC)’s decision (Resolution No. 46 of meeting held on 15/6/2015) that- “Vice Chancellor be authorized to engage need based manpower on class III and class IV sanctioned vacant post through outsourcing agency”, had instructed the outsourcing agency to temporarily engage man power(Clerks/Clerk-cum-DEO) on the basis of computer typing test as per prescribed University Qualifications. Further, as per Vice Chancellor’s orders ‘that there should be no dilution in prescribed qualifications’, outsourcing agency had scheduled this Computer Efficiency Test today. This was done to engage really competent Clerks/Clerks-cum-D.E.O. who are efficient in Computer/I.T.operation/processes.
                   This Computer Typing Test was meant to assess the computer capability of the candidates who were called by the concerned outsourcing agency. This test was being conducted in the University Computer Centre Lab in presence of Univ. Officers/Officials to ensure fair play and transparency of the process.
                   The University re-iterates that the matter is entirely above board, and it was no clandestine matter. The University administration through existing outsourcing agency, was making purely stop gap arrangements for engagement/deployment of Clerk-cum-D.E.O.s in view of pressing manpower requirements of various offices/branches/depts. till regular/arrangement are made. It was not a regular recruitment process of the University. The doubts raised by certain organizations related to political parties is unjustified attempt to create confusion and doubts in general public, and tarnish the image of the University. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Centre to set up One Stops Centres to help women in distress

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today said that One Stop Centers would be set up in the country to help women in distress and to redress their grievances. In Haryana, first such Centre would be set up at Karnal.
             Mrs Maneka Gandhi was speaking after inaugurating Nand Ghar, the first ultramodern Anganwadi Centre of the country at village Hasanpur in district Sonepat  today. This ultramodern Anganwadi Centre has been set up by Vedanta Group under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode. 
            She said that said that during the first year, 36 One Stop Centers would be set up in the country and after examining these Centres for six months, 660 more such Centres would be set up in the coming two years. She said that Nand Ghar is the modern form of Anganwadi Centre which has been set up at a cost of Just Rs 12 lakh. It is like a miracle that this Centre has been completed within just 38 days and at such a cheap price, said Mrs Gandhi adding that Vedanta Group would construct as many as 4000 such centres in the country. She said that all kind of facilities have been provided in the Nand Ghar where the use of Solar Energy has also been ensured.
             The Union Minister said that the Anganwadi Centres should be used as Centre of Education. She pointed out that maximum Anganwadi Centres do not have their own place and building. She said that the responsibility to strengthen the future (children) of the country could not be put on the shoulders of one or two women. Therefore, it was necessary that they should be provided adequate place and environment. The Vedanta Group has come forward in this direction who has taken a positive step towards discharging its social responsibility, she added.  She said that the Anganwadi Centres would have to be developed in such a way that the mother could sent their children of 0-6 years of age to these centre without any fear. She also suggested that such centres could also be used as Community Centre for Women where they could assemble in the evening and discuss their problems. Besides, such Centres should also be developed as training centres for women, she asserted. 
            Mrs Maneka Gandhi said that well furnished toilets have been constructed in Nand Ghar. She lamented that despite of 60 years of independence, no attention was given towards cleanliness. But now Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has given attention towards this issue which is of great concern for our women. She urged Women and Child Development Minister Mrs Kavita Jain and Member of Parliament Mr Ramesh Kaushik to get the Anganwadi Centres constructed in the State on the similar pattern and said that Centre would assist them in this work. While referring to the One Stop Centre to help women in distress, she said that one such centre has already been set up at Raipur and this would soon be dedicated to the people. These centres would have facilities like telephone, doctors, nurse, lawyer etc and women would be able to redress all their grievances by making a call at this Centre, she added. 
            Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs Kavita Jain expressed her gratitude to the Union Minister for setting up of Nand Ghar at village Hasanpur and said that private sector should also come forward and assist the government by contributing in social works. She said that special emphasis was being given on the improvement of Anganwadi Centres in the State. The State has 25,000 such centres out of which only 5000 centres were running in government buildings. She said that the remaining centres would also be provided land with Centre’s assistance. She urged the Vedanta Group to expeditiously complete the work of remaining Nand Ghar to be set up in Haryana and assured that besides land all type of administrative support would be provided for the same. She said that Haryana is committed for women empowerment. Hasanpur has three Anganwadi Centres out of which one has been given the shape of Nand Ghar and the remaining two would soon be provided its own building.           
            MP Mr Ramesh Kaushil said that Anaganwadi centres should be constructed on the pattern of Nand Ghar . He said that the Nand Ghar has been completed in a very short period of time which should be emulated.

Kathleen to lead Canadian business delegation to Haryana

Mrs. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the largest province of Canada will lead a one hundred member business delegation to Haryana on February 2 and 3, 2016.
            This was disclosed by High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Nadir Patel, when he called on Chief Minister Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal to offer help in setting up of Haryana’s first Horticulture University and to explore possibilities to set up joint ventures   in the areas of developing smart cities, defence technology,   education, micro irrigation and brackish waterskill development, renewable energy, health and industry sector, agriculture and museums.              
            Mr. Nadir Patel said that his visit today was in pursuance of the visit of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi to Canada in April 2015. Mr. Manohar Lal assured him of all assistance in further strengthening the bilateral relations. “I look forward to joining hands with Canada for development of Haryana through all possible partnerships between governments, companies and educational institutions. We are particular looking for specialization in skill development of our youth so that they become more employable”, he added.
            The Chief Minister said that State government’s decisions to open a medical college in each district and of setting up of three museums in the state after the Rakhigarhi finds offer new avenues for bilateral assistance from Canada.
            It was informed in the meeting that Prime Minister has taken a huge initiative to generate one lakh  MW  renewable energy. Haryana is also looking forward to usher in a  revolution in solar power in the days to come. It has set a target to generate 4000 MW of solar energy from private units including roof top plates.
            Mr. Nadir Patel apprised the Chief Minister that Canadian pension fund have over 700 billion dollars and Haryana is one of the core areas of priority for Canadian investment. He said that Canada  was interested in investment opportunities in Haryana offered by its promising new draft industrial policy, speeding up of western peripheral expressway and the focus on micro, small and medium enterprises.
He said that Canada is starting non-stop flight between Toronto and New Delhi from November three next which will help in further boosting mutual cooperation between Canada and India.
            He said that Canada and India have a very strong relationship. The recent visit of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to Canada had paved the way to develop new bondings between the people and companies of the two nations. “We have mutual interest and always have a strong relationship with Indian Government. While India has   a massive economy, 70 per cent of Canada’s GDP is driven by small and medium enterprises, he added.
              Earlier, Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi said that recent visit of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to Canada has given a fillip to the Indo-Canadian relationship. This visit, after a long gap of 40 years, has set a road map for future. The new government of Haryana has set for itself a number of tasks and objectives in just seven months of its rule A large number of initiatives have been taken with the visionary approach of Chief Minster in the state. The government is also coming up with its new industrial policy focusing on MSMEs. This meeting would help in corporate relations between India and Canada in general and Canada and Haryana in particular, he added.
            Those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. R.K. Khullar, Counsel General for Canada Ms. Rajni Alexander, Consulate General of Canada Mr Gurbans Sobti and senior officers of the State government.

Five IAS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government today issued transfer and posting orders of five IAS officers with immediate effect.
          Ram Niwas, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education and Research Departments has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation Department.
          K. K. Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department has been given the additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department.
          R. R. Jowel, Principal Secretary, Irrigation Department has been posted as Principal Secretary, Health Department.
          Pradeep Kasni, Director General and Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department goes as Secretary and Director General, Archives Department.
          Renu S. Phulia, Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation and Project Director, Haryana State AIDS Control Society has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department and Project Director, Haryana State AIDS Control Society.
No. IPRDH/2015
Chandigarh, June 24- Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test 2014-15, Level-3 (P.G.T) exam which was to be held on August 29  would now held on August 31, 2015 as the festival  of Rakshabandan  falls on August 29, 2015.
          While stating this today, Secretary, Haryana School Education Board,   Mr Pankaj said that partial changes have also been made in the timings of examination. According to the new schedule now Level-1 (P.R.T) exam would be held on August 30, 2015 (Sunday) from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Level-2 (T.G.T) exam would be held on August 30, 2015 (Sunday) from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Level-3 (P.G.T) exam   on August 31, 2015 (Monday) from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.  
          He said that complete ban has been imposed on bringing any kind of electronic item, calculator, mobile phone and other such gadgets  at the examination centre. If any candidate is found with   such a device in the examination centre, even if it was not being used,   actions would be taken against the candidate by the Board under ‘using unfair means’ regulations and action  under criminal proceedings could also be taken against the such candidates. The candidates could see the revised information about this on Board’s websitewww.bseh.org.in, he added.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Online applications for Post-Matric scholarships

The Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department has invited online applications for Post-Matric scholarships for students belonging to the minority communities for the year 2015-16.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the applicants could send their fresh applications   by September 15 and applications for renewal by October 10, 2015. He said that students belonging to the minority communities namely Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian Zoroastrian and Jains notified by the Central Government pursuing higher education, from class XI to Ph.D, including technical and vocational courses of industrial centres affiliated with National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) in government, recognized school and Institutes could apply for the scholarship to be awarded by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.
          He said that resident of Haryana State would be eligible for this scholarship. The annual income from all sources of the students’ parents or guardians should not exceed Rs two lakh and scholarship would be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50 per cent marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination. The income certificate and Minority Community Certificate should be issued by first Class Magistrate (Sub Divisional Magistrate or Tehsildar) otherwise application would be rejected.
            He said that Aadhar Card Number is required to apply online. The students should fill their bank account number, PAN card number to apply online application and their Bank Account number should be Aadhar-enabled. Scholarship would not be given to more than two students in a family. A scholarship holder under this scheme would not avail of any other scholarship or stipend for pursuing the course. Thirty per cent of scholarships are reserved for girl students, he added.
            He said that eligible students can apply online on the website www.scholaships.gov.in. The students are advised to read the terms and conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available on the homepage of the website before filling the online application. 

Haryana School Board extends submission ofonline applications

Haryana Board of School Education has extended the last date of submission of online applications by June 30, 2015 for pre-school candidates who are appearing for their secondary and senior secondary examinations in September-2015 in re-appear, marks improvement and additional topic category.
          While stating this information, Board Secretary, Mr Pankaj said that candidates who would be registering themselves online from June 21 to June 30, 2015 would have to pay a late fee of Rs 1,000 per candidate along with general examination fee. No application would be accepted after June 30, 2015.
DIGITAL INDIA WEEK: Haryana Government has decided to celebrate Digital India (DI) week from July 2- July 7, 2015 followed by the launch of Digital India Week (DIW) by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi from July 1, 2015.
          While stating this today, an official spokesman said that the launch  on July 1 would be followed by week long events of Digital India activities and e-Services which would be done in parallel at District or Village level on all the days of DI week.
          He said that the one main activity per day would include PM event, National Digital Literacy Mission, launch of 10 e-Services, digital locker, Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and Aadhaar linked Birth Registration.
TREATMENT OF CERTIFIED SEED:Haryana Government has decided to continue the ongoing scheme of 100 per cent treatment of certified seed of wheat with Generic Fungicide Tebuconazole two per cent DS during the Rabi season 2015-16.
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of Agriculture Department said that it has also been decided that purchase of fungicide should be made by Generic name rather than brand name. Similarly, the subsidy at the rate of 80 per cent of the cost of fungicide would be admissible under the scheme and the remaining 20 per cent cost would be borne by the farmers of the State, he added.

Friday, June 19, 2015

HSSC invites online applications for 2881 Health Services posts

Haryana Staff Selection Commission has invited online applications for direct recruitment to 2881 posts of Health Services which include re-advertised posts. The last date to apply online is July 30, 2015.
          While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that out of these total posts, 912 posts are of Staff Nurse, 122 posts of Radiographer, 71 posts of Pharmacist, 22 posts of Dental Hygienist, 7 posts of Dietician, 4 posts of Sister Tutor, 934 posts of MPHW (Male), 180 posts of Laboratory Technician, 300 posts of MPHW (Female), 112 posts of Operation Theatre Assistant, 88 posts of Storekeeper, 46 posts of Ophthalmic Assistant, 39 posts of Laboratory Attendant, 26 (backlog) posts of Laboratory Technician (Malaria), 10 posts of Insect Collector and 8 posts of Tuberculosis Health Visitor.
          He said that the candidates should apply online using the website of Commission that is  www.hssc.gov.in. The online application form can be filled up from July 10 to 31, 2015 till 5 p.m., thereafter website link will be disabled. The candidates are strictly advised to apply online well in advance without waiting for last date of submission of online application form. The printed copy of the online application form with necessary certificates must be brought at the time of verification or scrutiny-cum-interview. No offline application form or copy of downloaded application form will be accepted by the office. Qualifications, eligibility conditions, age and other documents will be determined with regard to last date fixed to apply online.
The spokesman said that the posts of Staff Nurse, Radiographer, Pharmacist, Dietician, Sister Tutor, MPHW (Male), MPHW (Female), Operation Theater Assistant, Storekeeper, Laboratory Attendant, Insect Collector and Tuberculosis Health Visitor were advertised earlier by the Commission. He said that against these posts no recruitment process could be initiated and the same were cancelled by the Commission vide Public Notice dated May 1, 2015. The candidates who had earlier applied against the above categories and whose details are available on web site of HSSC that is www.hssc.gov.in will also be eligible against the re-advertised posts and such candidates will be exempted from the payment of application fee. However, such candidates will have to apply afresh alongwith proof of depositing the application fee. They are required to upload the fee Challan or credit certificate issued by Treasury or e-Challan as the case may be, alongwith the fresh application form and will produce the original Challan or credit certificate issued by Treasury or e-challan at the time of interview, test or verification.
In case of any guidance, information or clarification regarding the online filling of the application form, the candidate can ring up at helpline numbers 0172-2566597 on all working days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and for any other clarification regarding advertisement, he added

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MDU call centre numbers 01262-308336, 308340, 308343, 308345 and 308359.

Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak today launched its call centre to disseminate information to the students and redress their grievances. The centre which is set up at DDI Bhawan was inaugurated by the Controller of Examinations, Dr B S Sindhu. The centre will also guide the students regarding examinations related problems.
          While giving this information, Controller of Examinations, Dr B S Sindhu said that on the directions of Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, this student-centric facility has been initiated. Through this facility, students could contact the related examination branch or other branch for information. He said that through this centre special emphasis would be laid on problem solving.
          For this call centre, Ramesh Kumar Rohilla, Assistant has been given responsibility of Nodal Officer who would make efforts to get all the problems related to examinations registered by students and redressed in a time-bound manner. Mr Sindhu would be continuously monitoring the process.
          He said that phone numbers of call centre are 01262-308336, 308340, 308343, 308345 and 308359. This call centre will work from Monday to Saturday in office hours from 9 am to 5 pm.

Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department invites applicatons

Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department has invited applications from eligible candidates to fill up 785 posts of Veterinary Livestock Development Assistant by July 3, 2015.
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of the department said that appointment would be made initially for a period of one year on contract basis or till the regular appointments are made as per the outsourcing policy of the government. The last date for receiving applications in the department would be July 3, 2015.
            Giving details of eligibility criteria, he said that candidates between the age group of 17 and 60 years would be eligible to apply for these posts. The candidates should have matric or its equivalent from any recognized University or Board or institution besides two year Veterinary Livestock Development Assistant Diploma course from Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar or any other institution approved by the State government. The candidate should have knowledge of Sanskrit or Hindi upto Matric level. Retired government employees having these qualifications can also apply. Each selected candidate would be paid consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs.13,740.
            He said that further information to this effect and prescribed application form can be obtained from website www.pashudhanharyana.gov.in.

Applications invited for 761 posts of Medical Officers

The Haryana Government has invited applications for 761 posts of Medical Officers (HCMS-Group A) on regular basis. The last date to apply for these posts is July 1, 2015.
          While giving this information today, a spokesman of the Health Department said that these posts include 48 posts which are horizontally reserved for persons with disability.
He said that out of the total posts, 248 posts are for General Category, 293 posts for Scheduled Castes including backlog of 174 posts, 60 posts for Backward Classes (BC)-A, 30 posts for BC-B, 30 for Special BC, 37 for Economically Backward Persons in the General Caste category including backlog of seven posts and 63 for Ex-Servicemen including backlog of 33 posts.
          He said that the application forms, eligibility criteria and other information have been made available on the official website of the Department http://haryanahealth.nic.in. The interview would commence from July 6, 2015 onwards and the venue of interview would be office of Directorate General Health Services, Swasthya Bhawan, Panchkula.  
He said that once appointed, the candidates would be posted in rural areas for two years initially. No candidate should apply if he or she does not have the MBBS degree, internship completion certificate, permanent registration or if the result is awaited. All incomplete applications would be rejected. The Roll Number and schedule of the interview would be displayed on the official website. The applicants should visit the website for all updates and important announcements. No call letter will be sent separately, he added.

contract period of ‘Yashodhas’ extended

The Haryana Government has decided to extend the contract period  of ‘Yashodhas’ working in different district hospitals in the State thus benefitting them to the tune of Rs 1.50 crore per annually.
            A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of General Body of State Health Mission  held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today.
            As many as 171  Yashodhas  were engaged on contract basis for providing Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), counseling and support as mother and newborn aide.   
            The  Chief Minister also directed the officers to submit to him a proposal with details of various activities carried out by ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist)workers and also their proposed salary accordingly so that minimum wages could be fixed for them.  At present there were 18000 ASHA workers in the State. He said that the State Government wanted to ensure livelihoods of such workers.
          Those present in the meeting included   Health Minister Mr Anil Vij, Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi,  Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretary Dr Rakesh Gupta, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Mr Jagdish Chopra, Additional Chief Secretary Health Mr Ram Niwas, Additional Chief Secretary Development and Panchayat Mrs Navraj Sandhu, Principal Secretary Finance Mr P.K Das, Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Mr S.K Naryanan, OSD (Media) to Chief Minister Mr Amit Arya and other senior officers of various departments .

Haryana will become first rabies free state

Haryana will be the first state in the country to be “Rabies Free” after the implementation of animal component of National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP) and this program would be launched from Gurgaon.
          This was revealed by Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Maj Gen (Dr) R. M. Kharab (Retd), who was in a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr T. L. Satyaprakash in Gurgaon today. They discussed the issue of vaccination of dogs and how to curtail the number of stray dogs in Gurgaon. Mr Satyaprakash welcomed the decision to launch the program from Gurgaon and assured full support of district administration to the Animal Welfare Board in implementation of this program. A UK based NGO namely ‘Worldwide Veterinary Services (India)’ (WVS) and Humane Society International (HIS) (India) have been selected by the Government of India for implementation of Animal Component of the NRCP under Five Year Plan.
          The HIS has provided the detailed census of dogs in Haryana.  According to the survey, the total number of dogs in the state is over 25.36 lakh including both street dogs and owned dogs. These included the number of stray street dogs as roughly 935,480 whereas the number of owned street dogs is 942,723, number of owned and confined dogs is 658,226. Therefore, the number of total street dogs is roughly 1,878,203 and that of confined dogs is 658,226. Accordingly, there are about 10 dogs per 100 people in the State of Haryana which is much higher than other parts of India where there are three to four dogs per 100 people. 
          As per the survey of HIS, there are about 61,300 stray dogs in Gurgaon city and owned dogs are 17,520. Total street dogs in Gurgaon Division are estimated to be 5.47 lakh and in Gurgaon District, these are estimated to be 1.24 lakh. Maj Gen Kharab said that the animal component of the NRCP will be implemented as a pilot study only in Haryana.
Sikkim was initially identified by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for implementation of the animal component of NRCP. However, on intervention of Chairman AWBI Maj Gen R. M. Kharab, the programme was shifted to Haryana state as 60 per cent of street dogs in Sikkim have already been vaccinated and sterilized.
          Maj Gen Kharab said that mass sterilization of street dogs is extremely important along with Mass Anti-Rabies immunization as dogs are prolific breeders and unless their population is also controlled through a humane sterilization programme, a new crop of pups will be added twice a year which would adversely affect the success of Rabies Control Program if carried out in isolation with Mass Anti Rabies Immunization only. As per WHO estimates 17 to 20,000 people die from Rabies every year in India. The animal component of NRCP in Haryana is proposed to be started from Hisar and Gurgaon Divisions. The HIS (India) would start the program from Hisar while WVS India will start the program in Gurgaon Division. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has initially identified a sum of Rs 30 crore for implementation of animal component in Haryana State for mass vaccination and sterilization. A sum of Rs 100 will be paid for catching, marking and anti rabies vaccination and Rs 700 for surgical sterilization of each dog (both male and female).
          He said that for successful implementation of this programme, the Department of Animal Husbandry is required to provide infrastructure help of their Veterinary Hospitals for establishing street dog sterilization centers and assistance of Paravets and 10 vehicles suitable as mobile operation theatres.
          In today’s meeting a presentation was also made, showing that the stray dogs would be watched through GPS system in which the sterilized dogs would be seen in green color while the unsterilized dogs would be seen in red color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Haryana releases 22 crore as pending salary of ICT Lab Assistants

The Haryana Government has released an amount of over Rs 22 crore regarding the payment of pending salary of ICT Lab Assistants deployed in the labs set up by CORE Education and Technologies Limited.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Secondary Education Department said that the payment would be made strictly as per the attendance record available in schools of the Lab Assistant deployed in these labs.
The spokesman said that the amount have been released for the payment of pending salary for the period prior to termination of agreement with CORE Education and Technologies Ltd that is from September 1, 2013 to April 23, 2014 at the rate of Rs 3000 per month based on attendance that is at the rate of Rs 120 per day and pending salary for the period post termination of contract agreement with the Company that is from April 24, 2014 to April 23, 2015 on work order basis at the rate of Rs 6000 per month based on the attendance that is at the rate of Rs 240 per day.
He said that accordingly, the calculated amount on account of salary of the Lab Assistants is being transferred in the SMDC account of the concerned schools and all the payments would be made through cheque in the name of the beneficiary that is the Lab Assistant. He said that the school heads or Principals have been directed to ensure strict compliance of these instructions otherwise they would be responsible for any type of lapse in the disbursement of salary of the computer faculty. Apart from this, District Education Officers (DEOs) have been directed to monitor the proper disbursal of pending salary, he added.

HSIIDC organizes first e-auction of booth sites

In order to ensure equitable dispersal of growth of industries to all parts of the State which were earlier dubbed as low potential areas, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) organized first e-auction of booth sites in Industrial Estate Narnaul and residential plots in Industrial Model Township (IMT) Bawala.
Stating this here today, Industries Minister Captain Abhimanyu said that the electronic auction (e-Auction) is a step towards ease in doing business and is a platform for conducting non-intrusive auction without any contact between auctioneers and other bidders.
The Industries Minister said that HSIIDC in its first e-auction for seven booth sites in Industrial Estate Narnaul garnered Rs.1.79 crore against the reserve price of Rs.18.83 lakh per booth. He said that the Corporation was able to realize Rs.30.50 lakh per booth totaling Rs.1.79crore. The auction drew an overwhelming response and more than 20 bidders participated in the bidding or e-auction for these sites. Similarly the site in Industrial Model Township (IMT) Bawal fetched Rs.1.13crore, he further added.
He said that this e-auction system would help in realizing the long pending demand of the local business community to invest and setting up new ventures in southern Haryana. Moreover, the industrial scenario after this e-auction especially in Narnaul, a historical town, would now undergo a sea change. The town is emerging as a premier centre of commercial as well as industrial activity in this part of Haryana, he added. He said that Industrial Estate Narnaul, developed by HSIIDC, a hitherto backward town of south Haryana, is well connected by road and rail network, has now emerged as a hot spot for fresh investment.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that under this e-auction system, auction takes place on an electronic marketplace. He said that it is an electronic commerce which occur business to consumer (B2C). The auctioneer offers his goods, commodities or services on an auction site on the internet and the interested parties could submit their bid for the product to be auctioned in certain specified periods on the specified portal. The auction is transparent as all interested parties are allowed to participate in it in a timely manner by registering themselves on the specified portal, he added.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HAFED to procure sunflower seeds at 3750 per quintal

 In yet another initiative aimed at benefitting the farmers, Haryana Government has decided that Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) will start procurement of sunflower seed at Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs.3750 per quintal from June 18, 2015.
            While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that an agreement to this effect has been reached between HAFED and National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) which is the central nodal agency for procurement of Sunflower seed on MSP. It is expected that around 5000 tonnes of sunflower seed would be procured in this season which will last till July 15, 2015. Last year, procurement had begun on June 25 and 3814 tonnes sunflower seed was procured.
            He said that necessary arrangements to procure entire crop conforming to fair average quality (FAQ) specifications would be  finalized in a meeting of the senior officers of Agriculture Department, Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board and HAFED later this evening.

Haryana Rashtra Prahari Protsahan Yojna

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved a new incentive scheme namely ‘Haryana Rashtra Prahari Protsahan Yojna’ for providing training to prospective candidates to appear before Service Selection Board (SSB) for selection as Commissioned Officers in Armed forces through NCC Special Entry Scheme.
            While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that total 174 vacancies for NCC (C) Certificate Holders are available every year for commissioning into the Armed Forces as officers. These included, in the Army wing, 100 vacancies at Officer Training Academy (OTA) Chennai, 50 vacancies at Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, eight vacancies for women at OTA Chennai. Similarly, four vacancies are available in Indian Air Force (IAF) and 12 vacancies in Navy.
            The spokesman said that under this scheme, two Service Selection Board (SSB) coaching hubs, one based at Delhi and the other at Chandigarh would facilitate the training of the cadets which would be duly selected by a Board comprising three officers from Armed Forces and one officer from the State Government.  While, the Chandigarh hub would be managed by the NCC Group Headquarter at Ambala and the Delhi hub would be managed by Group Headquarter at Rohtak.
He said that the prospective cadets selected by the Board would be divided into two groups and 14 days training would be imparted each year in January and July respectively. The approved list of coaching centres for the hubs would be provided by the Additional Director General, NCC Directorate, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory (UT) Chandigarh in consultation with the Group Commander NCC Ambala and Rohtak, he added.
            He said that the anticipated cost of SSB Training for each cadet would be about Rs 15,000 which includes lodging and boarding of the cadets for the fortnight long training. This would be directly paid to the coaching hubs by Haryana Higher Education Department on completion of the fortnight long training on the certification by the NCC Headquarters. As about 80 to 100 cadets are likely to undertake this training twice a year, an expenditure of about Rs 24 lakh to Rs 30 lakh would be incurred, he further added.
            The spokesman said that at present, the performance of NCC Cadets from the State for selection as Commissioned Officers in this category has not been good as post to application ratio is around 1:84 for men and that for women is 1:138. While the applicant cadets from Haryana are mentally sharp and physically robust with a high level of motivation, they are not succeeding in the selection because of their poor communication skills especially in English and lack of general awareness and grooming.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Haryana to organise International Yoga Day

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today said that ‘International Yoga Day’ would be organised successfully in the state on June 21 and 1000 Vyayam Shalas would be opened in rural areas in the first phase to take yoga to each   individual in the State. 
 Mr Manohar Lal, who was speaking   after inaugurating the two-day ‘Yoga Prashikshan Shivar’ organized jointly by Haryana AYUSH Department and Sports and Youth Affairs  Department at Cricket Stadium, Sector-3, Panckula, near here, today said that coaches would be appointed in these Vyayam Shalas to impart training to the youth. The ‘Yoga Prashikshan Shivar’ would   also be organized tomorrow early in the morning at the same place. 
The ‘Yoga Prashikshan Shivar’ which has been organized under the guidance of Brand Ambassador of Haryana for Yog and Ayurveda Yogrishi Swami Ramdev was attended by Ministers, Members of Parliament, MLAs, Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court and representatives of various media houses. On this occasion, Chief Minister also performed various Yog Asanas enthusiastically. 
The Chief Minister said that we should not   confine only to the celebrations of ‘International Yoga Day’ but also take Yoga further   to ensure mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing of the people. He said that though facilities of parks are available in almost every town and city to carry out physical exercise, yet there is a need to provide similar facilities in villages to revive our old sports traditions like yoga, wrestling and Kabbadi. Therefore, keeping this in view, the Government has decided to open 1000 Vyayam Shalas in the villages in the first phase. Each  Vyayam Shala would be set up over an area of  two acres of land to be provided by the village Panchayat, he added. 
While thanking the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister said that because of the efforts made by the Prime Minister, Yoga today got recognition world-wide as United Nations Organization (UNO) has decided to observe June 21 as International Yoga Day. He said that the celebration of this day would not only bring countries closer to each other, but would also immensely benefit the people and added that Yogrishi Swami Ramdev is playing a vital role in this direction.Mr Manohar Lal said that since years India has been known as Yog Guru and now even the world has accepted   it which is a matter of pride for us. Today, yoga, ayurveda and celestial message of Bhagwad Gita have become a guiding spirit for the world. He said that about 1000 years ago our saints used to travel  throughout the world with the message of Yoga and since then India has been known as Yog Guru. This discipline was on verge of extinction but with the efforts of Yogrishi Swami Ramdev the World is again recognizing India as Yog Guru. 
Speaking on this occasion, Yogrishi Swami Ramdev said that it is a matter of pride for all of us that out of total 177 countries which have supported the proposal in UNO regarding global celebration of Yoga, 47 were Muslim countries. He said that several Muslim organizations were also going to participate in the celebrations of ‘International Yoga Day’ on June 21. He also thanked the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal for giving Yoga due recognition and a dignified place in the state. 
          While referring to ‘Surya Namaskar’, Swami Ramdev made it clear that Surya Namaskar’ is an exercise and it has nothing to do with any religion. It could not be related to worship of Surya (Sun) he said adding that few people are in the habit of creating controversy. Swami Ramdev said that today about 700 crore people in the world started understanding yoga. He said that yoga not only brings concentration but also cures various deadly diseases adding that the success of yoga depends on four factors including method, timing, continuity and concentration. He said that during this two-day yoga training camp, people would be imparted training in those yoga practices also which have been included in the Yoga Protocol of International Yoga Day. 
          On the first day of training camp, Yogrishi Swami Ramdev performed various Yog Asnas and also apprised the people about their benefits. Prominent among these Asanas  included  Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Sukhasan, Bhramari, Udgeeth, Ardha Chakrasana, Vakra Asan and Savasana. 
          Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij said that today all four pillars of the democracy are participating in this Yoga Training Camp. He said that State Government will put in place a system   as per which yoga would be practiced before the start of school, colleges and offices. He said that it is a matter of pride that trainers from India were imparting yoga training in the countries where International Yoga Day would be observed. He reminded that when the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi put forward a proposal in UNO regarding Yoga, it was approved with big applause. 
Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said  that with the efforts of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, 177 countries in UNO have acknowledged the power of Yoga and decided to observe June 21 as International Yoga Day.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Land will be acquired for infrastructural development only: Birender Singh

Union Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Mr Birender Singh today made it clear that the Central Government would not acquire even an inch of land on behalf of private sector, but would acquire land for infrastructural development like roads, water works, railways and defence installations.
            The Minister, who was addressing a press conference here today on the completion of the first year of the present Central Government, said that when 18 states, including the Congress ruled States were of the view that land could not be acquired for development projects without amendment, the Bill was referred to the Joint Parliamentary Committee. He said that the government would make any amendment in the Land Acquisition Bill which would be in favour of the farming community. The Bill was discussed by the Lok Sabha, but could not be discussed by Rajya Sabha, he added.
            In reply to another question concerning implementation of MGNREGA, he said that there was no question of changing its name. As  compared to the previous budget allocation which was never more than Rs 34,000 crore, the present government has increased it to Rs 40,000 crore.While Rs 35,000 crore were allocated in Union Budget, the Finance Minister also announced to give Rs 5,000 crore more. He said that there was budgetary ratio of 60:40 between labour and assets, which have been maintained thus denying the allegation that the Central Government would change  it to 51:49. He said that for the skill development of those working under MGNREGA, the government has for the first time implemented a new scheme known as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and National Rural Livelihood Mission.
            He said that the pace of construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram  Sadak Yojana has been accelerated by the present government from earlier 67 kms per day to 101 kms per day. He said that 36,000 km long roads have been constructed during one year.
            While referring to the construction of houses under Indira Awas Yojana, he said that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has set a target to provide houses to all by 2022. Therefore, there was a need to construct five crore houses in urban as well as rural areas. These included 2.95 lakh houses in rural areas. He said that now a target has been fixed to construct 50 lakh houses per year. He said that earlier, only 15 lakh to 20 lakh houses used to be constructed under Indira Awas Yojana. Also, it was felt that the house constructed   earlier had cost  Rs 70,000 each  and were expected to last  far about 10 years, but now the government would ensure that the houses last  for at least 40 years.
            Referring to the steps taken for skill development of the youth, he said that 12 lakh youth would be imparted training in three years. The government would bear entire expenditure of their training as well as board and lodging. He said that 70 per cent of the trainees would have assured employment. Their salary gap, if any, would be met with. He appreciated that some business houses have come forward to supplement the efforts of the government.
            In reply to a question concerning the villages adopted by Members of Parliament, he said that so far 679 MPs from both Houses have given their consent and now project reports would be finalized by June 30 and development works would commence from July. He said that the target upto 2016 was to let each MP adopt one village so as to make it a model village, but the target would be further enhanced and in next five years, each MP would adopt three villages. This scheme has got encouraging response as six States have also introduced a similar scheme for Members of Legislative Assembly.
            In reply to a question concerning drinking water and sanitation schemes, he said that there were 11 crore houses where either the toilets have been constructed or to be constructed. While toilets have been constructed in five crore houses, these are yet to be constructed in six crore houses by 2019. He said that the issue of open defecation could be resolved by changing the mindset of the people and not only by constructing toilets.
            Referring to the issue of drinking water in rural areas, he said that a target has been fixed to cover 90 per cent of the population to supply piped water by 2022. He expressed concern that only 15 per cent of the population was being provided surface water and 85 per cent was getting underground water. This situation is to be reversed for which a massive plan is being formulated. He said that Prime Minster Mr Narendra Modi had desired that Rs 2,600 crore be given to different states in one go for drinking water  supply. Therefore, this amount has been given to enable the States to achieve their targets of supply of drinking water.
            He said that the biggest achievement of the present Central Government was the financial unification which has been got initiated by Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. As compared to the existing 3.5 crore bank accounts, their number has been increased to 15 crore thus enabling even the poor people to avail the benefit of various schemes through banks.
            Earlier, the Union Minister released a coffee table book entitled as Changing Rural Lives through Watershed Development-Integrated Watershed Management Programme. A film on the achievements made during one year by various departments under the Ministries headed by Mr Birender Singh was also screened.
            Those present on the occasion included senior officers of Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation and senior officers of Haryana Government.

Chhikkara and Vandana administered oath of office

 Haryana Governor   Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of   office and secrecy to Dr. Kulbir Chhikkara and Dr. Vandana Sharma, both academicians, as members of Haryana Public Service Commission  at   a simple and impressive ceremony  at Haryana Raj Bhavan here today. They took the oath in Hindi.
            The function was attended by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, his cabinet colleagues including Education Minister Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Health Minister Mr. Anil Vij, MP Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, senior officers of Haryana Government and prominent personalities of the state.
Dr. Kulbir Chhikkara M.A., Ph. D. English Literature and M.A. (Mass Communication), was born at village Juan, district Sonipat. He  served as Lecturer in the Department of English Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra for over a decade. At present he was serving as Chief Editor of Hari Bhoomi group of Newspaper.
Dr. Vandana Sharma M.A., Ph. D. Political Science worked as an Associate Professor for 21 years at SGPG Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Narwana.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wesley Hall inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

West Indies’ former tearaway fast bowler Wesley Hall was today inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, raising the tally of cricketers from the Caribbean to 18 in an illustrious field of 80 players who have been bestowed with the prestigious award to date for their services and contributions to the sport.
Hall received his commemorative cap from fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famer, Courtney Walsh, during the lunch break on the opening day of the second cricket Test between the West Indies and Australia at the Sabina Park. Also present at the ceremony were ICC Director and West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron, Clive Lloyd and Sir Everton Weekes.
According to ICC press release, Hall is the fourth cricketer this year to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe, who were inducted earlier this year during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Commenting on his inclusion into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, Hall said; "I feel privileged and indeed honoured to be given this tremendous award. I have noted the list and it has some tremendous cricketers heroes who have made the game what it is today. So, I am humbled to be included among these many greats of the game.
"Anytime you get these kind of encomiums, it is memorable. It is fantastic to receive the award in the West Indies and in front of adoring fans, which makes it even more special. I have represented the West Indies as a cricketer, as the team manager, and as the President of the WICB, so I will treat this as something I value and will always remember.
"Fast bowling was my hallmark and I enjoyed my moments on the cricket field. I enjoyed representing the people of the West Indies and contributing towards the development of the game and the region. Cricket has been extremely good to me and I was happy to give back to the game. This honour, presented to me by the ICC, is one I will cherish. It is not just for me but for the people of the West Indies."
Hall, born on 12 September 1937 in Glebe Land, Station Hill, St Michael, Barbados, played in 48 Tests from 1958 to 1969 in which he took 192 wickets, including five wickets in an innings nine times and 10 wickets in a match on one occasion. In 170 first-class matches, Hall claimed 546 wickets at an average of 26.14.
Hall was first selected on the 1957 tour of England with only one first-class game to his name but didn’t play any Tests. He was then chosen for the 1958-59 tours to India and Pakistan and finished with 46 wickets in eight Tests. In the third Test against Pakistan at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore, Hall took the wickets of Mushtaq Mohammad, Nasim-ul-Ghani and Fazal Mahmood to become the first West Indies bowler to claim a hat-trick.
Hall also featured in the famous tied Test against Australia in Brisbane in December 1960 where he took match figures of nine for 203, including five for 63 in the second innings. He bowled the last over of the match as Australia, requiring six runs for victory with three wickets standing, was bowled out for 232 on the penultimate delivery.
In another epic finish in the 1963 Lord’s Test against England, Hall bowled unchanged for three-and-a-half hours in the second innings and took four for 93 as the match ended in a draw with England, chasing 234 for victory, finished at 228 for nine.
In 1964-65, his 16 wickets were instrumental in guiding the West Indies to its first series win over Australia. He retired, along with his new ball partner Charlie Griffith, at the end of the tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69.
After retirement, he become an ordained minister as well as the Minister of Tourism and Sport in the Barbados government. He also managed West Indies touring sides and in 2001 took over as the President of the West Indies Cricket Board.
The process for the selection of players into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame started in 2014, when the ICC Chairman invited all the living ICC Cricket Hall of Famers to send their nominations to the ICC. The ICC Nominations Committee then reduced the long-list to 10 men and three women.
The short-list was then sent to the Voting Academy, which included representatives of all the 10 Full Members, media representatives from all the 10 Full Members, Associate & Affiliate Members, women’s cricket and FICA representatives as well as living ICC Hall of Famers. The ICC collated the nominations and forwarded the ballot papers to the auditors who provided the final results.
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame initial inductees (55):Sydney Barnes, Bishan Bedi, Alec Bedser, Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Lance Gibbs, Graham Gooch, David Gower, WG Grace, Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, Richard Hadlee, Walter Hammond, Neil Harvey, George Headley, Jack Hobbs, Michael Holding, Leonard Hutton, Rohan Kanhai, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Clive Lloyd, Hanif Mohammad, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Marshall, Peter May, Javed Miandad, Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Graeme Pollock, Wilfred Rhodes, Barry Richards, Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Garfield Sobers, Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Frank Woolley, Frank Worrell
2009-10 Inductees (five): Herbert Sutcliffe, Steve Waugh, Wasim Akram, Victor Trumper and Clarrie Grimmett.
2010-11 Inductees (four): Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, Ken Barrington, Courtney Walsh and Joel Garner.
2011-12 Inductees (four): Belinda Clark, Frederick Spofforth, Curtly Ambrose and Alan Davidson
2012-13 Inductees (four): Enid Bakewell, Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.
2013-14 Inductees (four): Adam Gilchrist, Debbie Hockley, Bob Simpson and Waqar Younis.
2014-15 Inductees (four): Anil Kumble, Betty Wilson, Martin Crowe and Wesley Hall.

Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test on Aug 29 and 30

The Board of School Education, Haryana, Bhiwani will conduct Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test  on August 29-30. The Level-3 (PGT-Lecturer) Examination will be held on August 29 from 11 am to 1.30 pm. While Level-1 (Primary Teacher – Class I to V) Examination will be conducted from 11 am to 1.30 p.m. on August 30, Level-2 (TGT Teacher – Class VI to VIII) Examination will be conducted from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
          The online registration for HTET-August 2015 will begin on June 15 and continue till June 30, 2015.
          The examination will be conducted through traditional paper based test with pen-pencil and online viz computer based test (CBT). The applicants would be given the option to choose either of these while applying online. The candidates opting for CBT would be asked to give their choice for examination centre and out of the choices one would be allotted as per availability. The applicants can deposit their application fee in HDFC, Union Bank of India or Oriental Bank of Commerce as per their convenience.
          For CBT, the application fee will be Rs 600 per level for General Category and Rs 300 per level for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Disabled candidates belonging to Haryana, and Rs 600 per level for all candidates belonging to other states. Similarly, for traditional paper based test (offline), the fee will be Rs 700 per level for General Category, Rs 350 per level for SC and disabled candidates belonging to Haryana, and Rs 700 per level for all candidates belonging to other states.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CM directs to release 171 pending electricity connections for tubewells

 Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal has directed for release of all 171 pending electricity  connections of drinking water tubewells in the State within next two weeks even as he called for promotion of innovative methods of water conservation like placing a brick in the cistern by the people of the state.
          He gave these directions during a meeting chaired by him to review the arrangements made by the PHED to ensure that it there would be no shortage of drinking water in the State during the summer season. He suggested the method of placing a brick in the flush tank of a toilet  when it was pointed out that many old cisterns of 12 liters capacity waste water as only 3.5 litres water is enough for  flushing of urine and 7.5 liters for defecation.
           He called for launching of a state wide  campaign to identify or rectify leakages in pipelines in the urban and rural areas, so as to prevent wastage as well as contamination of water. He was assured that adequate chlorination is being ensured before supply of drinking water to the consumers.
          He directed the officers of  Irrigation Department to ensure timely filling up of the storage tanks of all the 1461 canal water based works on top priority during the summer season.
          He was informed said that it has been decided to launch a special campaign in urban areas, in atleast one town in each district having population less than 50,000 as per census 2011. The campaign would continue for atleast four days in a week but entire town would be covered before June 30, 2015.
          He said that during the campaign, the present status of water supply scheme and sewerage scheme with respect to number of house connections, number of sewerage connections and quantity of water being supplied daily should be compiled by the concerned Sub Divisional Engineer, looking after the water supply and sewerage system. Apart from this, a team of two persons comprising of one Block Resources Coordinator and one Mechanical staff working on the water supply system would be constituted who would visit each and every house of the town and collect the information.
          He said that during the visit to each house, the team would pursue with the owners of the house to get sanctioned Water Supply or Sewerage Connection wherever distribution pipelines or sewerage system is existing within a distance of 30 meters from the house. After completion of formalities, the water supply or sewerage connection would be sanctioned on the spot and preferably on the same day. But in any case, the consumer would not be required to visit office of Sub Divisional Engineer during the campaign, he added.

Samples of Maggi noodles collected in Haryana

On the directions of Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, Haryana Food and Drug Administration Department today collected samples of Maggi noodles in the state for testing them in the laboratory. 
While giving information on this, a spokesman of the Department said that Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij had asked for strict and quick action in this matter, based on which raid campaign was conducted in all districts of the state. Under which, Faridabad, Palwal, Rohtak, Kurukshetra and other districts have been raided and samples of Maggi collected. These samples have been brought to a laboratory in Chandigarh for testing so that the presence of alleged harmful substance in Maggi could be detected.
On this, Health Minister said that our state government is concerned about the health of the people of the state and would not let anyone harm them physical or financial. He said that directions have been issued to get the sample of Maggi noodles tested in laboratory and appropriate action would be taken if presence of any harmful substance was found in Maggi products.