Thursday, June 30, 2016

Student unions elections

The Haryana Government has decided to get student unions elections conducted in colleges and universities in the State as per the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee.
             While stating this today, Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that, therefore, a four-member committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar which would submit its report within three weeks for making arrangements for these elections.
          He said that the members of the committee included Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Prof. Bijender Kumar Punia, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Prof K.C Sharma and Registrar of Indira Gandhi University, Meerpur, Rewari Dr. Madan Lal would be the members secretary of the committee.
          He said that elections to student unions in colleges and universities of the State had not been conducted for the last 20 years. But now, as promised, the BJP Government in the State has announced to conduct these elections from the current academic session for which the schedule would soon be released.  He said that elections to student unions infuse a sense of leadership among the students which is essential to ensure their bright future. In all sectors be it the private or government, one could not prove his excellence without having the quality of leadership, said the Minister.

Samvad Society organising photo competition

The Samvad Society of Haryana Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department has decided to organize a competition of photographs on different aspects of life and culture of Haryana as well as development of infrastructure.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Samvad  Society said that the   photographs for the competition could be submitted on different topics including Culture, Tourism of Haryana, Industrial Growth in Haryana, Women Empowerment in Haryana, Life Style in rural and urban areas of Haryana, Emotional depictions like happiness, success, Infrastructure, roads, bridges and building in Haryana, Traditional and modern glimpses of Haryana, Festivals of Haryana and Youth and Sports in Haryana.
          He said that anyone could participate in the photography competition except the officials and officers of Samwad Society and Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department. Apart from this, there would be no limit on number of photographs to be submitted on each topic.  He said that the photographs so received would be the property of Samwad and it could use these photographs anywhere at any time. The photographs should be in HD format with caption written on them. There is no age limit and the entrant can be of any nationality. The photographs should be related to Haryana. He said that all the photographs should be in size of 12x15 inches and self attested. He said that the photographs with high resolution should also be sent in CD as jpg file and on e-mail id The photographs to be sent should have been captured by the applicant himself and has not been published or telecast   earlier.
          He said that out of the total entries, the first three best entries would get cash prize of Rs 10,000 each whereas the next five would be given away cash prize of Rs 5000 each. The next eight best would get cash prize of Rs 3000 each and the next ten best entries would get consolation prize of Rs 1000 each.
          He said that all entries must accompany the prescribed form and photograph. These should reach the Samwad Office, SCO 23, Sector-7, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh by
July 31, 2016 upto 3 p.m.  Entries received thereafter would not be entertained, he added.

Transfer policy of doctors uploaded on

Haryana Health Department has, for the first time, uploaded the transfer policy of doctors on its website to seek suggestions of the people so as to provide   adequate, equitable, easily accessible, patient friendly and prompt healthcare services.
           While stating this today, the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that anybody could give his suggestions within 15 days in the public interest and thereafter this policy would be given final shape. This policy was being formulated to ease the transfer procedure and provide equal opportunity to all Medical Officers, Dental Surgeons, Senior Medical Officers and Senior Dental Surgeons of the Department. For this purpose, the state government has developed the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) application, under which database of all doctors would be maintained including the details of place of posting, specialization, tenure, stay and others.
          He said that normal tenure of a doctor at any place of posting would be minimum three years before he can apply for transfer. In exceptional cases, tenure may be further extended on the ground of excellence. A doctor can be transferred at any point of time after seeking prior orders of the State Government on account of compelling administrative reasons. On first appointment and in case of promotion, the doctors would have to give three choices of vacant health institutions. Under this new system, all transfer requests of doctors would have to be made online in the application, in which all orders would be generated online with automatic updating of place of posting. For this purpose, they would not have to approach any senior functionary.
          He said that in order to ensure availability of doctors in all health institutions, no Medical Officer would be deputed in any hospital more than the sanctioned posts for that hospital. Besides this, special consideration would be given to the requests of doctors who were retiring within the next one year that included couple cases, unmarried girls, divorced and widows. Transfers and deputations outside the cadre would also not be permitted.

Rationalization of PGTs posts under new Teachers Transfer Policy

 Keeping in view the rationalization of posts of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) under the new Teachers Transfer Policy-2016, Haryana Education Department has issued necessary guidelines regarding work allocation in all schools in the state.
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that each section in a class would be of 40 students and creation of second section would be allowed after 50 students. Third section would be created after the students’ strength exceeds 90 and so on.
             With regard to the period norms, he said that a teacher would normally be given workload upto 36 periods, but would not be given workload beyond 40 periods in any circumstances. Total duration of school in a day would be six-and-a-half hours. There would be 20 minutes prayer time and recess would be of 30 minutes. According to school calendar, there would be eight periods per day. First four periods would be of 45 minutes each and last four of 40 minutes each. He said that it is proposed that PGTs would be given maximum six periods in a day that is 36 periods per week.
                  Giving details of weekly subject wise period norms for class IX and X, he said that there would be eight periods of English in a week which will be taught by English PGT. In case of non availability of PGT English, the teaching workload can be assigned to any PGT of Social Studies group that is economics, geography, political science, history, psychology and sociology. Similarly, there would be eight periods of Mathematics in a week which will be taught by PGT Mathematics. In case of non availability of such PGT, the teaching workload can be assigned to PGT Physics.
                He said that weekly period of science would be six to be taken by PGT physics, chemistry and biology whereas six weekly periods of Hindi would be taught by PGT Hindi. In case of non availability of PGT Hindi, the teaching workload can be assigned to PGT Sanskrit. He said that weekly periods of social studies would be five to be taught by PGT economics, geography, political science, history, psychology and sociology.
                             There would be five periods of Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu, Drawing, Music, Home Science and Physical Education in a week which would be taught by PGT Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu, Fine Arts, Music, Home Science and Physical Education or DPE (BPED) Master Cadre. In case of non availability of PGT Physical Education, the teaching workload can be assigned to DPE.Similarly, there would be six periods of Information Technology in a week, which would be taken by PGT Computer Science. Apart from this, four periods in a week would be for EDUSAT or Library or Sports or Life Skill or Sharm Dan or Yoga or TP or other CCA.
                             Giving details of weekly subject wise period norms for classes XI and XII, he said that all subjects of each stream of arts, commerce, medical and non medical would have 48 periods. He said that priority of teaching classes IX and X would be with PGT cadre but in case of non availability of PGTs, the work can be assigned to the TGTs provided that TGT has less workload assigned than the stipulated workload.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Govt to seek suggestions from Public on formation of policy

The Haryana Government has decided to seek suggestions of the public at various stages of formulation of any policy, regulation and legislation so as to ensure good governance in the State. These suggestions will be sought through online mechanism.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Administrative Reforms Department said that all Administrative Secretaries and Heads of Departments have been asked to ensure that before passing, the drafts of policy, regulation and legislation are put on the website of the concerned department for inviting suggestions and comments of the general public.
          He said that they have also been directed that suggestions and comments so received should be compiled and processed by the department and these should also be displayed on the website as to how the suggestions and comments of general public have been incorporated in the final notification.
SPIO DECISION NOT GOVT:  Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr D.S.Dhesi has  made it clear that the decision to refuse  to provide property details of Chief Minister and his colleagues under the RTI Act was not of the Government but of State Public Information Officer (SPIO) designated under the RTI Act. He said that the SPIO had exercised his quasi judicial powers with his wisdom.
          The Chief Secretary, who was replying to the questions of media persons here today, was asked to comment on a news item that appeared in a section of the press on the issue of seeking information about property details of the Chief Minister and his colleagues.
          Mr Dhesi said that if one is not satisfied with the decision of the SPIO, an appeal can be made to the higher authority as specified under the Act.
SATKAR BHOJANALAYA:  Haryana Government plans to open “Satkar Bhojanalaya” in every town so as to provide quality food to the people at subsidized rates in the state.
                     The Chief Minister, who was presiding over a meeting of Food and Supplies Department, here today, said that similar bhojanalaya have also been opened in Kurukshetra with the support of Kurukshetra Development Board and a Non-Government Organization. “We want to replicate the same model in every town in the state’, he added. He said that there are several charitable Trusts or NGOs which are ready to open and operate such affordable restaurants where quality food items would be served at economical rates. Food and Supplies Department would ensure to provide wheat to such Trusts or NGOs on subsidized rates. 
              The Chief Minister asked the officers to formulate a scheme in this direction in consultation with the department concerned so that such eating points could be made functional at least in half of the state before November 1, 2016, the day Haryana would enter into its golden jubilee year.
              Those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Food and Supplies Mr S. S. Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Mr Varinder Singh Kundu, Director Food and Supplies Mr Sanjay Joon and other senior officers of the state government.
PAY COMMISSION: Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, has welcomed the decision of the Central Government to accept the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, and assured that the State Government would implement these recommendations at the earliest.
        While stating this here today, the Finance Minister said that as the State Government followed the pattern of pay scales and allowances adopted by the Central Government of India, the salaries and allowances of the employees of the Haryana Government would be increased as per the Central Government’s decision. Suitable provision has been made in the budgetary estimates for 2016‐17 for this requirement, he added.

No effect of strike in Haryana Power Utilities: Dhesi

Haryana Chief Secretary D.S.Dhesi said that despite the   strike by a section of employees of the power utilities, the consumers were getting 8,000 Mw of power today by 12 O’Clock as compared to the average supply of 7200 MW in the last one week at the same time.
          The Chief Secretary, who was accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary, Power, Mr Rajan Gupta was addressing a press conference here today.
          Mr Dhesi said that the  power supply in the whole State was normal. About 36 per cent of total employees remained absent. The supply, however, was maintained by the officers with the help of remaining employees. All the officers of the department are on duty round the clock. Special emergency teams are working to attend to the complaints promptly.
          He said that District Magistrates and officers in the field have been given specific instructions to ensure that power supply is not disrupted. Those found trying to disrupt the supply of power would invite stern action against themselves.
          In reply to a question he said that the number of absentees is more in districts of Hisar,Gurgaon,Faridabad,Ambala and Kurukshetra. He said that two incidents of causing disruption in supply of power have been reported from Hisar and Bahadurgarh, where the supply was restored.
          He said that the Government was commited   to   ensure uninterrupted supply of power to all categories of consumers in urban as well as rural areas and the Government was also taking steps to ensure that the people are not put to any inconvenience.He said that the Government would not take any step which would adversely affect the employees. He further stated that the State Government is also committed to ensure that the employees of Haryana Power Utilities are properly looked after and their interests are fully protected. The State Government understands its responsibility of serving the public as well as ensuring welfare of its employees.
          In reply to a question, Mr Gupta said that a reference has been made to the Labour Tribunal for conciliation of the dispute. All other legal measures have been taken to ensure discipline. In case an employee indulges deliberately in sabotage of power supply, strict action as per law will be taken against such person.
          Mr Rajan Gupta said  that the agitation being resorted to by a section of the employees is totally unjustified. The employees are agitating against the policy decision of the State Government of engaging service providers in 23 Sub-Divisions for undertaking maintenance works on LT system and redressing complaints of the consumers relating to interruption of power supply.
          In reply to a question he said that it was a pilot project and its results would be visible in next three-four months. This, he said, is a win-win situation for both the Government and the employees as the consumers would get good service at low cost.He hoped that the employees of the utilities would    cooperate to continue it.
          The service providers have been asked to arrange sufficient manpower and equipment so that the complaints of breakdowns received from consumers are addressed in a time bound manner.They have also been asked to carry out preventive maintenance to avoid breakdown in supply of electricity.He said that the service providers have been engaged to supplement the existing infrastructure of DISCOMs. The decision to engage companies is not intended to adversely affect any employee of the Nigams in any manner. It will rather further facilitate their functioning.
He stated that a requisition has been sent to the Haryana Staff Selection Commission for filling up of 5000 posts for managing Sub-Stations of the Power Utilities efficiently. In the last two years more than 200 Sub-Stations have been augmented or commissioned. An investment of nearly Rs. 10,000 crores has been planned in the next three years. Engaging service providers in 23 Sub-Divisions is one of the steps in the direction of greater consumer satisfaction.He made it clear that the private companies have been hired to undertake maintenance works like breakdowns and restore electricity.The remaining work would continue to be done by the existing employees of power utilityies.Therefore, as a result of this decision neither the existing employees working in these 23 sub-divisions would be retrenched nor   it would   affect their promotions.
          Mr Gupta said that the basic objective of the State Government is convenience of the public. No step has been taken which can be interpreted as adverse to the interest of the employees. The employees have been invited regularly for talks and discussions and everything has been explained to them in detail.
          He stated that policy objectives of the State Government are to serve public most efficiently, protect and watch the interest of the employees  and to take the department forward by strengthening its manpower and technical infrastructure.
          He said that the power sub-stations being the sensitive installations, police has made adequate arrangements for their safety.The police is patrolling the areas of transmission lines so as to protect them from miscreants and anti-social elements.
          In reply to another question, Mr Gupta said that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has committed to provide electricity at an economical rate. The cost of  power generation has not been increased during 2015-16. A petition has already been filed with the Regulator to reduce the Fuel Surcharge Adjustment by 25 paise. He hoped that the power tariff would be reduced by year end

Admission schedule to classes IX, X and X plus released

Haryana Secondary Education Department has issued the schedule for admission to Classes IX, X and X plus two under Rule 134A of Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, as amended in 2013. According to this schedule, a test would be conducted at block level on July 3, 2016 for admission to private schools under Rule 134A of Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, to fill up the remaining vacant seats.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the test would be conducted by a committee headed by the Additional Deputy Commissioner.
        He said that the question paper of the test in Hindi and English for Class IX would be provided by the Director, SCERT, Gurgaon and question paper for Classes X and X plus two would be supplied by Director, Secondary Education. All other arrangements would be made by the District Education Officer concerned in the district under the guidance of the Additional Deputy Commissioner.
        He said that the number of remaining vacant seats, classwise, would be declared by all private schools by June 30. Test for the students coming from private schools would be held at the block level from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on July 3. Details would be available at the offices of District Education Officers and Block Education Officers.
        He said that the draw of lots at block level would be held on July 7, 2016. Admission on the basis of draw of lots would be conducted from July 8 to 15. Second draw of lots for remaining seats, if any, would be held on July 18 and admission on the basis of second draw of lots would be conducted from July 19 to 22.
        If seats remain vacant after the second round, the schools concerned would submit their lists to the District Level Committee by July 25, he added.
He said that the merit for admission in Class X plus one    would be determined on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Board Examination of Class X.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amrinder and Vikram elected CAA president and secretary

Amrinder Singh Bajaj and Vikram Singh were unanimously elected president and secretary, respectively, for a four-year term (2016-2020) in the annual general body meeting of the Chandigarh Archery Association held at Bella Vista, Sector 5 in Panchkula.
Founder member and chairman of the Chandigarh Archery Association Ravinder Talwar conducted the proceeding of the house. Dr. Dolly Dahiya Depty. Director Sports of Panjab University, proposed the name of Amrinder Singh Bajaj for the post of president and it was seconded by K.S. Bharti. As no other name was purposed he was unanimously declared elected president.
Sumangla Sharma purposed the name of Vikram Singh for the post of hony. secretary and it was seconded by Dr. Rajesh Dahiya.Vikram Singh was elected unanimously as hony secretary
Madam Upneet Grewal proposed the name of Sanket Sharma as hony. treasurer and it was seconded by Vishal Nagra. In the absence of any other name was proposed Sanket Sharma was elected unanimously. .
Vikram Singh thanked members of all the affiliated units who has participated in the A.G meeting. The services rendered by previous president Deepak Kansal and other office bearers of the association was appreciated by the house..
The house authorised Ravinder Talwar, Amrinder Singh Bajaj and Sanket Sharma to select their new office bearers for the term 2016-2020 in one voice.
Raghuvir Saran, who is a vice president of Chandigarh Olympic Association was the observer from the COA and Ravinder Singh Ladi of Chandigarh Sports Department was the observer of Chandigarh Sports Council.
After a break of 15 minutes Ravinder Talwar announced the other office bearers of the association as follows:
Deepak Kansal (Patron), Ravinder Talawar (Chairman), Dolly Dahiya, Maha Singh, D.R.Yadav (vice-presidents), K.S. Bharti, Rahul (joint secretaries), Amrinder Singh Bajaj (president), Vikram Singh (secretary), Sanket Sharma (treasurer).
Executive Committee: Upneet Grewal, Dr.Rajesh Dahiya,Susheel Kumar, Neelam Puri and Surinder Mahajan.

Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat team visits five villages adopted by President

A team from Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat today visited the five villages adopted by the President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee in Haryana  to develop them as ‘smart villages’.
          This scheme would be launched by the President on July 2 in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, in a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The function would be attended by representatives from NITI Aayog, Union Ministry for Rural Development, Agriculture and other aligned departments.
          The team from Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat included Director, Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat, Mr. N.K. Sudhanshu, Officer on Special Duty to President, Mr. Abhijeet Rai, representative of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Mr. Krishan Gaur and NIC Delhi, Mr. S.D. Sharma.
          The team held a brief meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr. T.L. Satyaprakash and it was attended by office heads of Agriculture, Power Utilities, Public Health Engineering, Health, Education and other aligned departments.
          In the meeting it was informed that the President would launch the scheme to develop these five adopted villages namely Alipur, Daula, Harchandpur and Tajnagar of district Gurgaon and Rozka Meo of district Mewat as ‘Smart Village’ on July 2. Mr. Sudhanshu said that a delegation of villagers from these five villages and officers concerned would be invited in this function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Delhi. He said that other villagers would be able to see the proceedings of the function on LED screen in their villages. He said that the President would also interact directly with the villagers and students in their respective villages through webcast.
          He said that after the launch, meetings of Gram Sabhas would be organised on July 3 and 4 for discussing issues with the villagers. On July 3, Gram Sabha meetings would be held in villages Alipur and Tajnagar, and on July 4, meetings would be held at villages Daula, Harchandpur and Rozka Meo. The team from Rashtrapati Bhawan would also attend these meetings. After these meetings, five-day training course for villagers on general issues like agriculture, irrigation and sanitation would also be organised in each of these villages.
          He said that a survey of present infrastructure and facilities available in these villages would be got conducted and ‘Village Development Plan’ would be prepared in consultation with the villagers on the pattern of ‘Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’. Provision of adequate electricity supply, drinking water supply, health and sanitation facilities would be made on priority basis in these villages. These would be provided through convergence method, by roping in schemes of Centre and State governments, utilising Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and private institutions and researches conducted by universities. Cooperation would also be sought from the villagers. Mr. Sudhanshu was of the opinion that if we work together with the cooperation of villagers, majority of the problems in villages can be solved.
          He said that Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr. T.L. Satyaprakash would be Programme Leader, under whose guidance this scheme would be implemented and Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh, would serve as Co-ordinator.
          Later on, the team, alongwith Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh, visited these five villages and interacted with the villagers.

Tourism declared as industry for land use purpose

With a view to support growth of tourism sector, the Haryana Government today declared tourism as an industry for land use purpose.  A decision to this effect was taken in-principle in a meeting of the state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, here today.
          The components that have been classified as land use under industry included all tourism projects and activities with the exception of activities like hotels, tourist resorts, eat streets or outdoor dining areas or promenades food courts or restaurants and commercial components within recreational or commercial activities. These provisions would be applicable to mega projects only involving investment of Rs 100 crore or above or employing more than 500 persons. These would be applicable with prospective effect to all new as well as expansion projects involving an investment of Rs 50 crore.
          The Cabinet also decided to rename the Renewable Energy Department as Department of New and Renewable Energy in view of the prevailing scenario and critical importance of the department to promote new emerging technologies.
          It was also observed that the role and responsibilities of the Renewable Energy Department at State level are similar in nature to that of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at the Centre level.
          The Cabinet also approved the proposal to amend the Haryana State Election Commissioner Condition of Service Rules, 1994 so as to provide reappointment opportunity to the State Election Commissioner on expiry of term.
          While recognising the significance of invaluable ‘Mitti Kala’ and the need for its revival, the Cabinet approved the proposal of Industries and Commerce Department to reconstitute Mitti Kala Board and amend the original Notification dated December 8,2010.
          It was decided that the Haryana Mitti Kala Board would have seven members instead of five. The increase in the number of two non-official members will help in making the Board more effective. The seven members of the Board would include Chairman, two official members and four non-official members as appointed by the Government from time to time. The Chief Executive Officer of the Board would be its ex-officio Member Secretary. The office of the Board was proposed to be located at Panchkula in the office premises of Khadi and Village Industries Board.
          It also approved the proposal of the Development and Panchayats Department to reframe Service Rules of Group ‘B’ Officers of the Department.
          It was observed that reframing of Service Rules was necessary because all Group B officers have been brought under the proposed single set of rules. The nomenclature of Officer on Special Duty and Planning Officer has been changed as Assistant Director and that of Instructor as Lecturer. Also, the existing cadre of Legal Officers was declared as dying cadre and converted to the posts of Assistant District Attorney on vacation. Also, while disposing off a petition, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had struck down the existing provisions of filling up the posts of Block Development and Panchayats Officer by promotion from amongst the Accountants.
          Accordingly, changes have been made in provision for the post of BDPOs.
          Apart from this, the relevant syllabus for Departmental examination of Sub Divisional Engineers is missing in the existing service rules and is required to be included.
          It was informed that earlier, the Service Rules of Group C and D employees of the department were reframed by repealing the old service rules due to similar reasons in the year 2012-13.

Assistant Engineers of State Power Utilities to be appointed on GATE Exams scores

The Haryana Government has decided to take out 133 posts of Assistant Engineers (Electrical) and eight posts of Assistant Engineers (Civil) in all four State Power Utilities from the purview of Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and further fill these posts on the basis of score obtained in the GATE Examination only and without conducting any interview.
          A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today.
          The four Power Utilities included Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited and Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited.
          Public notices will be issued in all leading newspapers conveying to the prospective candidates that the recruitment of Assistant Engineers (Electrical) and Assistant Engineers (Civil) in Haryana Power Utilities will take place on the basis of the marks obtained in the GATE Examination to be held in early 2017 by the IIT Roorkee. It will also be conveyed that all those eligible persons who are desirous of being considered for recruitment as Assistant Engineers should appear in the GATE Examination 2017 for which IIT Roorkee would issue its advertisement in the month of August 2016. This notice will also be hosted on website of the Haryana Power Utilities. The eligibility conditions for recruitment as Assistant Engineers as well as the reservation policy of the State in this regard will also be duly notified in the advertisement.
          The results of the GATE examination are likely to be published in March, 2017. An advertisement will be issued by Haryana Power Utilities in April, 2017 that those persons who wish to be considered for recruitment as Assistant Engineer in Haryana Power Utilities should apply along with their GATE score. After the last date of the receipt of applications, the merit list will be prepared strictly in accordance with the GATE score obtained by the candidate. The candidates higher in the merit equivalent to the vacancies will be offered appointment letter. There will be no interview.
          A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed with IIT Roorkee before August 2016 for using the facility of using GATE score for recruitment as Assistant Engineers in Power Utilities. The requisite fee as prescribed by the IIT Roorkee will be paid along with signing of the MoU by the Power Utilities. Waiting list equivalent to 10 per cent of the posts advertised will be prepared. The persons on the waiting list will be offered appointment only if the person from the main list do not join. The waiting list would be valid for one year. This procedure will be followed for recruitment of Assistant Engineers henceforth by all the Haryana Power Utilities.

DSE teachers transfer policy approved

The Haryana Cabinet approved the Teachers Transfer Policy for the Department of School Education after making certain amendments in the earlier draft of the policy. The earlier draft of the policy was approved by the Cabinet and notified on April 30,2016. But later, some suggestions came from various stakeholders. After considering these suggestions, a new amended draft was prepared.
          The Policy seeks to ensure equitable choice based deployment of teachers and School Heads in a fair and transparent manner and protects the academic interest of the students.
          The Transfer Policy has time schedule of all activities. Some ‘Serious Ailment Diseases’ have been redefined as ‘Diseases of Debilitating Disorder’. There is a provision of considering ‘Lowest of the Two’ pass percentages of class X and XII which have been revised as ‘Average of the Two’. The category ‘Wife of Haryana Government Employees’ has been excluded from the list of ‘Special Category Female Teachers’. The word ‘Men’ has been included in the category ‘Differently abled or mentally challenged children’.
          The vacancies have been redefined as ‘Actual Vacancy’ and ‘Deemed Vacancy’. The provision made about adjusting the teachers returning from leaves has been dropped. As a one-time measure, all teachers irrespective of their stay have been made eligible to seek transfer in the current year. Provision to associate NCC officers has been provided by amending the relevant Para to the extent that Associate NCC Officers (ANO) will be replaced by teachers working as associate NCC Officers only.
          The period of implementation of transfer has been extended from seven days to 15 days. General transfers will be made only once in a year as per the time scheduled already mentioned or as notified by the government for a given year. However, transfers can be effected at any time during the year in a case of administrative exigency, transfer of spouses of employees of departments or organisations of State and Central Governments and on compassionate grounds other than those under Para 6(iii)(b) of the unrevised policy. The reason for transfers under these grounds shall be recorded on file.
          In case of criteria for deciding the claim against vacancy, in special category, the sub factor will include widow or divorced or separated unmarried female teacher more than 40 years of age or wife of serving military personal or paramilitary personal working outside the State. In case of ‘Disease of Debilitating Disorders’, the sub factor will include spouse or unmarried children. In this case, the criteria would also include a certificate issued by AIIMS, including its branches in Haryana, PGI Rohtak, PGI Khanpur Kalan, Kalpana Chawla Medical College, Karnal, PGI Chandigarh or duly constituted Medical Board only. Similarly, in case of Differently abled or mentally challenged children, the sub factor will be men or women having mentally challenged or 100 per cent differently abled child. The men or women teachers having mentally challenged or 100 per cent differently abled children shall be provided maximum 10 points.
          In case of teachers teaching both X and XII classes, average of the two pass percentages will be taken for calculation of the privilege points.
          The vacant post has been defined as a post not occupied by any teacher, a post which will become vacant due to retirement, promotion, voluntary retirement or otherwise as on date of publication of vacancies as per the schedule. Some vacancies of all categories of teachers will remain unfilled at any given point of time. To avoid their concentration in some schools, percentage of such vacancies shall be maintained proportionately amongst all schools, except the posts of heads of institutions.
          Minimum stay for seeking transfer shall be three years. However, for the first time, all teachers irrespective of their stay shall be entitled to give their choices for transfer, if they desire so.
          All transfers shall be implemented within 15 days of their issuance. The copy of transfer orders shall be sent to the Treasury Officer concerned with a request not to draw the salary of such transferred teacher from the institution he or she has been transferred.

Online payment mechanism for court fee in Haryana

The Haryana Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today, approved the proposal of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to amend Court Fee Act to introduce e-Stamps.
          This is to facilitate implementation of e-court fee for the benefit of the citizens. It is also essential for Ease of Doing Business. It was the considered necessary to amend Section 26(2) of Court Fee Act,1870 in its application to Haryana.
          This will facilitate the citizens by providing online payment mechanism for court fee round-the-clock to save their precious time and obviate difficulties of shortage of regular stamps. It will also prevent re-use of stamps, loss of stamps and sale of counterfeit stamps and provide an environment for Ease of Doing Business. The e-stamps will be purchased through an online mechanism which shall enable litigants, lawyers and various stakeholders to purchase e-stamps on anywhere or anytime basis.
          The objective of introduction of e-stamps is to make justice delivery system paperless and hassle-free. This system will be introduced in Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh as well as in all District Courts and Sub Divisional Courts of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh. The court fee stamps shall be purchased through a 24X7 secure online mechanism developed by NIC Haryana.
          The Cabinet also gave its ex-post facto approval to the financial assistance of Rs 61,96,10,759 provided to private sugar mills in the form of unsecured, interest free loan for making sugarcane price payment to the cane growers for crushing season 2015-16.
          The Cabinet also approved the Punjab Boilers (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2016 and Punjab Economizer (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2016 to provide transactional ease to the industrialists who have installed Boilers and Economisers.
          The amended rules provide the facility of third party verification or certification of boilers and economizers by certified Boiler Operation Engineers or Third Party Inspection Agency. Similarly, for manufacturing of boilers and boiler components, the facility of third party inspection will be allowed. The inspection will take place as per the provisions of Indian Boiler Act, 1923 and Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950.
          It was also decided that list of certified Boiler Operation Engineers would be expanded in order to provide sufficient choice to the establishments or industries.
          In case of inspection by Boiler Operation Engineer or Third Party Inspection Agency, the fee would be collected by the Boiler Operation Engineer or Third Party Inspection Agency.

Increase in bus fare in Haryana approved

 Haryana Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today, approved the proposal of the Transport Department to revise the standard or ordinary bus fare in view of the increase in operational cost, which has increased after 2012-13, when the fares were last revised and also in view of the per kilometer fare prevailing in neighbouring States.
          The ordinary bus fare in Haryana will be increased by 10 paisa per passenger per kilometer. With this, the ordinary bus fare will increase from 60 paise per kilometer to 68 paise per passenger per kilometer and chargeable fare accordingly, will increase from 75 to 85 paise per passenger per kilometer. This includes 25 per cent Passenger Tax. This fare will still be lower than the chargeable fare in Punjab, Himachal, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
          The bus fare of other type of services was also approved. For intra-state luxury AC buses, the fare will be 75 per cent additional of the basic fare that is 148.75 paise per passenger per kilometer. For luxury AC buses, the fare shall be 150 per cent additional of the basic fare, subject to maximum of 200 paise per passenger per kilometer on Chandigarh-Delhi-Gurgaon route. The minimum chargeable standard bus fare, including passenger tax, shall be Rs five. Freight for personal luggage would be half of the standard or ordinary bus fare per kilometer per 40 kg.
          The fare calculated, including passenger tax, for different stages of bus routes would be rounded off to the next higher rupee. The fraction below half a kilometer shall be ignored.
          It was observed that Haryana Roadways is among the best run State Road Transport Undertakings in the country and has a fleet of 4,208 buses, which are operated from 23 depots and 13 sub-depots. Haryana Roadways buses operate an average of 12.57 lakh kilometers daily and carry an average of 12.48 lakh passengers per day.

Dr Shreyansh Divedi and Dr Someshwar Datt appointed

The Haryana Government has appointed Deputy Chairman, Directors and non-official members of Haryana Sanskrit Academy, Haryana Granth Academy and Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Academy.The Government also appointed Director and non official members of Haryana History and Culture Academy. These appointments have been made with immediate effect.
          While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that   Dr Shreyansh Divedi of Gurgaon has been appointed as Deputy Chairman and Dr Someshwar Datt of Ambala Cantt. as Director of Haryana Sanskrit Academy, Panchkula. Its other eight non-official  members included Mr Ashok Saini ‘Yaman’ of Jind, Mrs Diksha Achriya of Sonepat, Mr Hari Om Bhardwaj of Sirsa, Mr Harish Chander Verma of Rohtak, Mr Rishi Ram Charya of Hisar, Mr Satish Kumar Sharma of Panchkula, Mr Suraj Bhan of Yamunanagar and Mrs Veena Singhal of Kurukshetra.
          He said that Mr Virender Chauhan of Sirsa has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of Haryana Granth Academy, Panchkula. Its other nine non-official members included Mr Vijay Dutt Sharma of Sonepat, Mr Krishan Kumar Rattu of Chandigarh, Mr Narender Kumar Upmanyu of Panipat, Mr Preetam Singh of Kurukshetra, Dr Ravinder of jagadhri, Mr Rohit Yadav of Ateli Mandi, Mr Roshan Singh Chauhan of Panchkula, Mr Surinder Gupta of Ambala Cantt. and Dr Ved Parkash Sharma of Faridabad.
          He said that Dr Narinder Singh Virk of Yamunanagar has been appointed as Deputy Chairman and Mr Ashwani Kumar of Moga as Director of Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Academy, Panchkula. Its other seven non-official members included Mr Amrinder Singh Arora of Karnal, Mrs Arakamal Kaur of Faridabad, Mr Gurbux Singh Saini of Panchkula, Mrs Gurpreet Kaur Saini of Hisar, Mr Parmeet Singh of Rohtak, Mr Sahib Singh Arshi of Chandigarh and Mr Surinder Kamboj of Sirsa.
He said that Dr Raghuvendra Tanwar of Kurukshetra has been appointed as Director of Haryana History and Culture Academy, Gurgaon and its other nine non-official members included Mr Ramesh Dhariwal of Jagadhri, Mr Sher Singh of Panchkula, Mr Sudhir of Karnal, Mrs Vishav Prabha Kukreja of Jind, Mr S. C. Sharma of Rewari, Mr Narender Parmar of Bhiwani, Mr B. B. Bhardwaj of Kaithal, Mr Bharat Bhushan Kaushik of Jind and Mr Kuldeep of Kurukshetra.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Slovenia interested in mutual cooperation with Haryana

 Republic of Slovenia has evinced keen interest in mutual cooperation with Haryana in the areas of water management, water treatment, energy and Information Technology.
          The Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Jozef Drofenik called on Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today and discussed issues of mutual interest.
          He said that this is his maiden visit to Chandigarh and his aim was to develop economic relations between India and Slovenia. He said that the Republic of Slovenia is also planning to expand its industrial base in Haryana.
                   The Ambassador was informed that Haryana, the land of opportunities and enterprises, is counted amongst the most developed and industrialized states in the country. It offers great opportunities for investment in many areas.
          The Chief Minister said that Slovak Republic, which is not very far from Slovenia, has the Indian Ambassador who hails from Haryana.
          Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar and Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Mr Devender Singh were also present in the meeting.

Multipurpose hall to be constructed in Nabha House

The Haryana Government has decided to construct a multi-purpose hall with a capacity of 1000 persons and ten flats in the premises of Nabha House, New Delhi to provide residential facility to the officers posted in Delhi.
          A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.
          The Chief Minister also reviewed the layout of the new building of Haryana Bhawan to be constructed in New Delhi and directed the concerned officers for its early completion and ensure that it is earthquake resistant and meets all set standards required for a green building. He said that he has already directed that the government buildings in the State should be expanded vertically and not horizontally so as to utilize maximum space.
          It was informed in the meeting that the new building would have separate suits for Chief Minister and Governor and these would be interconnected. Apart from this, it would have 130 general rooms, 24 suites, 34 twin sharing rooms and 78 staff dormitories. There would also be three basement parkings. It was informed that the new building would have the facility of 24 lifts. It would have accommodation for 600 persons to stay at a time. Solar panels would be installed at its roof top so as to ensure energy conservation.
          It was also informed that the Government Guest House at Rai in district Sonipat is near completion and the building of PWD Rest House at Gurgaon is under construction.
          Those present in the meeting included Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works (Building and Roads) Mr Hardeep Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi Mr Anand Mohan Sharan and other senior officers.

Online application for Mukhyamantri Vivah Shagun Yojna

The Haryana Government has introduced the facility to apply online to avail the benefit of Mukhyamantri Vivah Shagun Yojna under which the money of shagun is provided on the marriage of girls. Therefore, to avail the benefit of the scheme, one need not visit any office time and again, but apply on line one month prior to the wedding.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that   the beneficiary would have to log on at and upload relevant information like BPL ration card, bank account number of parents, documents of age proof of both the boy and the girl. After completing all required formalities, the shagun money will be directly credited into the bank account of the beneficiary within a month.
         He said that under this scheme, the State government provides a financial assistance of Rs.41,000 on the marriage of a daughter of widow of any section of the society and also to the girl belonging to Scheduled Castes. A grant of Rs 11,000 is given on the marriage of a girl belonging to Backward Classes or general category provided that family belonging to general category has land holding of not more than 2.5 acres and income of less than Rs one lakh per annum.
          He said that online system to give shagun to girls would not only facilitate the beneficiaries but would also accelerate the pace of implementation of the scheme. With the timely disbursement, the beneficiaries would be able to utilize the money on time which serves its purpose in real terms, he added.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Seaking teachers option on transfer

Chandigarh, June 25– The Haryana Education Department has asked those teachers who have shorter than five years’ stay, but want to get transferred, to give their option.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that  Haryana Secondary Education Department has directed all District Education Officers (DEOs) and District Elementary Education Officers (DEEOs) to bring it to the notice of teachers who have not completed period of five years in a zone or school and are interested to get transferred, to log in at MIS Portal '' with their ID and click on ‘Yes’ option. This option will remain active on MIS Portal up to June 28, 2016.
        He said that it is mandatory that the service profile of teacher should be complete in all respects for giving ‘Yes’ option. Only those teachers who have not completed the period of five years and give ‘Yes’ option, would be considered for transfer. Thereafter, a separate schedule would be issued   for selecting district, zone and school.  In this schedule, the teachers who have completed five years in an area or school, newly promoted teachers and teachers who have opted ‘Yes’ for transfer and surplus teachers,  due to redistribution of posts, would select option of zones and schools according to their preferences.
        He said that the DEOs and DEEOs have also been directed to ensure that all heads should accept or reject the changes made in their profiles by employees working under them. They have also been directed to ensure that profile correction request or ‘sent profile for approval’ of any subordinate employee may not remain unattended. In case of non-compliance of these orders, disciplinary action would be taken against the head concerned, he added.

Special chance for DCRUST students to re-appear

 Keeping in view the interests of the students, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, district Sonipat has decided to give a special chance for re-appear to students of semester or pass out. The students could apply online from June 25 to July 4, 2016.
          While stating this today, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. R.P. Dahiya said that the special re-appear examination would be conducted by the University from July 6 to 17. For further information, students may visit official website of the university.
          Also, the university has declared results of various entrance tests to post graduate courses before time. He said that university had conducted online examination for various courses and announced that result would be declared by June 26. However, the university declared the result on the evening of June 24. Students may check their result on the university’s website, he added.
Meanwhile with a view to give a fair deal to students who had appeared in a test conducted in May 2016 to determine meritorious students under Rule 134A of the Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, the Directorate of Elementary Education, has decided to give another opportunity by again holding a test on July 3, 2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Directorate said that the test would be conducted at block level.
        He said that the parents of the aspiring students had a grievance that the test was held at a very short notice and the students had little time for preparation.

Sonepat-Jind railway line to be dedicated to nation

An 81-km long new railway line between Sonepat and Jind will be dedicated to the nation and a passenger train between these two stations would be flagged off by the Union Railways Minister, Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on June 26,2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Government said that the Union Railway Minister will also launch a number of other passenger-centric projects from Railway Station, Chandigarh, through Video Conferencing the same day. Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will be accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal at Railway Station, Chandigarh. The Union Rural Development Minister, Ch. Birender Singh will be present at Railway Station, Sonepat.
        He said that running of passenger train between these important cities would also connect several hinterland villages and urban clusters with 13 railway stations, of which 10 will be new railway stations.
        He said that other projects to be launched from the same venue included new Foot-over-Bridge at Platform No. 4 and 5, Railway Station, Sonepat and inauguration of a mechanized laundry in Chandigarh. The laundry would cater requirement of linen for entire Ambala division. He said that apart from this, foundation stone of Coaching-cum-Maintenance Facilities at Railway Station, Chheharta near Amritsar would also be laid. While the foundation stones of additional traffic facilities would be laid at Railway Station, Chandigarh, that of 17 lift and 10 escalator facilities would be laid at different railway stations. He said that apart from this, foundation stones of 37 Limited Height Subways in the States of Punjab and Haryana would be laid.
        He said that others who would be present at Railway Station, Chandigarh included Union Food Processing Industries Minister, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rrecruitment to fill up about 50,000 posts

The Haryana Government will soon begin recruitment to fill up about 50,000 posts of Groups C and D in different departments on contract basis.
          While stating this today, Haryana Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Karan Dev Kamboj said that the recruitment would be conducted district wise, thus providing equal opportunity for employment to the youth in all areas of the State.
          He said that committees of officers of different departments would soon be constituted to begin the recruitment process and initially these posts would be filled up for one year.
          Mr Kamboj said that during the regime of previous Congress government led by Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, a large number of youth were left unemployed  because of the name of their districts, but the present government would provide equal opportunity of employment to the youth of all districts by following the slogan of ‘Sabka Sath-Sabka Vikas’. This would also further accelerate the pace of development in the State, he added.
IAS TRAINEES VISIT AAG OFFICE: Five trainee officers of Indian Administrative Service visited the office of Advocate General, Haryana here today as a part of their training programme.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that these trainees of 2015 batch included Mohd. Imran Raza, Mr Prashant Panwar, Ms Preeti, Mr Uttam Singh and Mr Rahul Hooda. Additional Advocate General, Haryana Mr Deepak Balyan welcomed them and detailed them about the functioning of Advocate General’s office.
           He said that today they experienced the practical working of vetting, e-filing and maintaining the record of all cases by respective branches of the office of Advocate General. They are scheduled to undergo training at secretariat from June 21 to 24, 2016.

Two-lane relief highway on banks of Western Yamuna Canal planned

 The Haryana Government has decided to develop a two-lane relief highway, along the banks of Western Yamuna Canal, connecting districts of Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat in Haryana as well as  Bawana and Rohini in Delhi   to provide an alternative route to decongest  the National Highway No. 44 and  open other areas for development in the state.
          This was revealed in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal  to review  pending issues of metro and other railway projects here today.
          This new 121.302 kilometers long highway costing about Rs 1400 crore, would be constructed from Ghogripur near Karnal to outer ring road near Haidarpur Water Treatment Plant in Delhi region. The highway would be constructed under a scheme of National Capital Region Planning Board.
          While reviewing the various projects, the Chief Minister directed the officers of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department to construct a magnificent and glorious Swarn Jayanti Dwar at the entry point of Gurgaon from Delhi side. Apart from this, he also directed the officers to construct welcome gates at inter-state borders on remaining 27 big or small entry points of the State to commemorate the golden jubilee of Haryana.
          Describing the railway link between Kurukshetra and Haridwar of vital significance, the Chief Minister said that there is no direct railway link between these two holy cities. There is a demand from public about railway connectivity between Kurukshetra and Haridwar. He directed the officers to explore the possibilities for starting Delhi-Haridwar route via Ambala and take up the issue with Railways accordingly.
          He also directed the officers to frame a policy in consultation with National Highway Authority of India for rescheduling of toll taxes being charged at various locations so that their rates can be reduced.
          It was also informed in the meeting that State government has decided to elevate the existing Rohtak-Gohana railway line in Rohtak city at a cost of about Rs 230 crore.This would be first of its kind in the country.  The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of Sonipat-Jind and Rohtak-Meham-Hansi railway lines.
          He also reviewed the progress of Metro projects in Haryana and gave necessary directions to the officers concerned. It was informed that Gurgaon metro, Badarpur to YMCA in Faridabad and Sikanderpur Station to NH 8, Gurgaon have already been made operational. The metro link for Sikanderpur Station to Sector-56, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh metro project and Ballabhgarh metro projects are under implementation and would be completed by the end of December 2017. It was informed that State government has requested the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited to carry out techno feasibility study of three projects that is metro connectivity from HUDA City Centre to Old Faridbad, Extension of Delhi Metro to Kundli and Metro connectivity between Faridabad and Gurgaon.
          It was informed in the meeting that during the tenure of present government, 23 Railway over Bridges and Railway under Bridges have been constructed at a cost of Rs 525 crore in the state whereas work is in progress on 22 such bridges at a  cost of Rs 610 crore.
          Those present in the meeting included Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Chief Secretary Mr D. S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Public Works (Building and Roads) Mr Hardeep Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Town and Country Planning Mr P. Raghvendra Rao and officers of National Highway Authority of India and State government.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Record attendence at International Yoga Day in Faridabad

 More than one lakh persons from Haryana today set a new world record by performing yoga together at a district-level function organised in Faridabad on the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day’.
        Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal was the chief guest at the programme, which was conducted under the supervision of Yog Guru, Baba Ramdev.
        Speaking on the occasion, National President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr. Amit Shah, said that the enthusiasm shown by a large number of people towards yoga indicated the success of the campaign to promote this ancient practice. He said that through the efforts of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, people in 170 countries had adopted yoga as a part of their lives and today, International Yoga Day was being celebrated in 193 countries.
        Haryana state in-charge of Bharatiya Janata Party affairs, Mr. Anil Jain, said that with the efforts of Baba Ramdev, yoga had become the centre of people’s faith throughout the world, and people across the country had become keen to adopt indigenous practices.
        On the occasion, Mr. Amit Shah also released the book entitled ‘Yog Vishwakosh’ penned by Baba Ramdev.
        During the programme, Baba Ramdev led more than one lakh ‘sadhaks’ through various yoga exercises and said that practicing yoga would make the practitioner free from diseases and stress.
        Those present on the occasion included Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Ballabhgarh, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma, MLA, Faridabad, Mr. Vipul Goel, MLA, Faridabad NIT, Mr. Nagender Bhadana, Member, BJP Karyakarini, Mr. Avtar Singh Bhadana, Swami Avdheshanand, Acharya Balkrishna, senior officers of Patanjali Yogpeeth and    prominent people of the area.

Yoga gets international rocognition

Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that India has given to the world a precious gift of yoga. Dr Harsh Vardhan was speaking in a programme organised on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Rohtak today where more than 5,000 persons performed yoga.
          Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the idea of an International Day of Yoga was although first proposed by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, on September 27, 2014 and on December 11,2014, 193 countries declared to celebrate June 21 as International Yoga Day. He said that with the efforts of the Prime Minister, this period has been written in letters of gold for coming generations.
          He said that during last year, first International Yoga Day was organised at India Gate, New Delhi and the event was registered in Guinness Book of World Record. Referring to enthusiasm in other countries for yoga, he said that during his recent visit to the USA and England, he observed that there was great zeal among the people in preparations for the celebration of International Yoga Day.
          He said that Baba Ramdev has not only taken yoga to every individual but has also made it a part of their routine.
          While speaking on the occasion,  Haryana Agriculture Minister Mr O. P. Dhankar said that yoga is such an activity which   gives its benefit  every day. One should adopt yoga   and  practice it in routine. He said that yoga not only gives physical and mental benefit, but also enhances one’s personality.    He said that with the efforts of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, yoga has got international recognition. Yoga liberates one from negative energy, he added.
YOGA FOR ANGANWADI EMPLOYEES: The Haryana Government has decided to introduce yoga in the curriculum of Anganwadi Centres and provide yoga training to Anganwadi employees and helpers.
        While stating this today, Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said that approval to this effect has been given by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
        Greeting the people on the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day’, the Minister said that under Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s ‘Swasth Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’ initiative, children aged between three and six years and expectant mothers would be taught yoga exercises. The curriculum would be prepared jointly by Women and Child Development and AYUSH Departments, she added.

Posting of teachers at desired place without any recommendation

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has given approval to the Teacher Transfer Policy-2016 formulated by the Education School Education Department. Under the policy, teachers of government schools would get their desired place of posting without any recommendation.
        This was disclosed by Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma after a meeting held  with officers of the Department under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister here today.
Mr. Sharma said that the State Government had formulated the policy to ensure justice with all teachers. Describing the policy as completely transparent, he said that teachers seeking transfer could apply online.
        He said that initially, those teachers who have been working in their present school or zone for less than five years, would be invited to indicate their preferred place of posting. Options for transfer would also be invited from teachers working in their present school or zone for more than five years. A combined list of both categories would be made and it would be considered as list of vacant posts.
 INCENTIVE TO GIRL STUDENTS: With a view to encouraging and incentivising girl students in the educationally backward district of Mewat and in Hathin and Morni blocks of Palwal and Panchkula districts to pursue higher studies, the Haryana Government has decided to formulate a scheme to provide an incentive of Rs 6,000 per annum to the girls studying in government colleges of the state.
          This was disclosed by the Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, after a review meeting of the Higher Education Department presided over by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, here today.
          He said that such girl students of Mewat district and Morni and Hathin blocks as passed 12thstandard from their respective district/ block but are now pursuing higher education at other places in the state, would also be eligible for the incentive. 
          It has also been decided that special buses for girls would be started in Mewat district to encourage them to go in for higher education.  Haryana ranks number seven in the country in terms of the per capita expenditure on higher education.
 STATE UNIVERSITY APPROVED: While giving a major boost to higher education in the State, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today approved one State University, nine new colleges and a Sanskrit College.
          This was informed by Haryana Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma after a review meeting of Higher Education Department presided over by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today. He said that the aim of present State Government is to provide qualitative education to the students especially to the girls.
          While the State University would be set up in village Kakrola of   district Gurgaon, Sanskrit College would be set up at Mata Mansa Devi Complex in Panchkula and it would be run by Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board. Apart from this, the Chief Minister also approved the opening of nine new Government Colleges at Kalanwali and Rania in district Sirsa, Bilaspur and Radaur in district Yamunanagar, Badoli and Mandkola in Palwal district Faridabad, Raipurrani in district Panchkula, Manesar in district Gurgaon and Mohna in Ballabhgarh district Faridabad. Mr Sharma said that the starting of Law Classes in the premises of Government College, Sector-1 Panchkula is also in progress. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra is the affiliating University for this college and a team of the University has inspected the proposed college site and submited its report. The College has also applied to the Bar Council of India (BCI) seeking approval to begin law classes.
          It was also decided to set up incubation centres to promote entrepreneurship on a pilot basis in six government colleges in the districts of Panchkula, Karnal, Gurgaon and Mahendergarh.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Haryana to organise yoga programmes in all districts

 With a view to celebrating International Yoga Day in a befitting manner in the State on June 21, the Haryana Government has decided to organize yoga programmes at district level.
            Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Governor of Haryana, Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh Union Territory, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal would participate in the national level function being organized in Chandigarh on the occasion of international yoga day. Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij would also participate in the national level function in Chandigarh.
          He said that Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal, would be the Chief Guest at the district-level yoga programme to be organised  at Faridabad on the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day’.He said that Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, would be the Chief Guest at the district-level yoga programme in Ambala, Agriculture Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, at Rohtak, Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, at Gurgaon, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, at Sonepat  and Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar, at Panipat.
        He said that Cooperation Minister, Mr. Bikram Singh Yadav, would be the Chief Guest at the district-level yoga programme in Bhiwani, Public Health Engineering Minister, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, at Jind, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister, Mr. Krishan Kumar at Hisar, Food and Supplies Minister, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj, at Kurukshetra and Minister of State for Mines and Geology, Mr. Nayab Singh at Rewari.
        He said that among the Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana would be the Chief Guest at the district-level yoga programme in Karnal, Mr. Bakhshish Singh Virk at Yamunanagar, Mrs. Seema Trikha at Palwal and Dr. Kamal Gupta would be the chief guest at the function in Kaithal.
          He said that similarly Mr Gian Chand Gupta, Chief Whip of ruling party would be the Chief Guest in Panchkula, Presidents of Zila Parishads would also be the Chief Guests at these functions at Fatehabad, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mewat (Nuh) and Sirsa.

Marketing Promotion Assistance Scheme for artisans and weavers

The Haryana Government has notified the "Marketing Promotion Assistance Scheme for the artisans and weavers" belonging to the State.
          While stating this today, Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that under the scheme, hundred per cent reimbursement of participation charges for space of maximum size upto six sq.m. and actual second class AC travelling charges and boarding charges at the rate of Rs. 1000 per day shall be made to artisans for participation in the exhibitions organized by Export Promotion Councils or Government agencies within the country, whereas the hundred per cent participation charges including space charges, shipment charges of exhibits, costs of product literature, display material or maximum of Rs. three lakh and air fare by economy class up to Rs. one lakh shall be reimbursed for the international fairs or exhibitions once in a year. He said that the assistance shall be admissible for participation in exhibitions  before August 15,2020.
          Capt. Abhimanyu said that all artisans and weavers of the State, who have obtained weavers identity card or artisans photo identity card issued by office of Development Commissioner for Handloom and Handicraft shall be eligible under the scheme. Such artisans and weavers shall only be provided financial assistance by way of reimbursement for participation in one fair or exhibition in a year sponsored or organized by Export Promotion Councils, Government of India, State  Governments, CII, FICCI, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Association of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms (ACASH),State Level Handloom co-operative Societies, Federation, undertaking of Government of India and State Government.
          He said that application on prescribed form   for the grant of Marketing Promotion Assistance on the participation in exhibition along with listed documents would have to be submitted to the Director of Industries and Commerce on the web portal of the department within three months of the losing date of the exhibition participated. The application would be processed and examined. The deficiencies, if any, would be communicated to the applicant in writing within a period of 20 working days and the applicant would be given a time period of eight weeks to rectify the deficiencies so pointed out. The applicant shall not be required to submit any additional document other than those  specified  unless required for establishing genuineness of the claim. In case the deficiencies are not removed within the prescribed period, the claim will be filed by the Competent Authority that is the  Additional Director Industries, under intimation to the applicant through an e-mail.
          He said that a claim application so filed, may be reopened with the orders of Director Industries and Commerce provided request for the same is received within a period of 30 days from the date of rejection of the claim by the designated Competent Authority. An applicant shall forfeit its entitlement for the Marketing Promotion Assistance, if it does not submit its claim, complete in all respects within three months of the closing date of the exhibition participated. He said that the Additional Director, Industries and Commerce shall be competent authority for sanction of assistance within 30 days from the date of completion of the claim. He said that an appeal against an order passed by the Competent Authority shall lie with the Director, Industries and Commerce, within a period of 30 days from the date of communication of orders appealed against.
          The order passed by the Director Industries and Commerce in appeal shall be final. In case, it is found at any stage that the applicant has claimed marketing assistance on the basis of wrong facts, the applicant shall besides refunding assistance with compound rate of interest at a rate of 12 per cent per annum and facing legal action, will be debarred from grant of any incentive from the State Government, he added.
          He said that the fast changing global economic scenario has thrown up many opportunities as well as challenges to the artisans and weavers. A need is felt to support them for promotion of sale of their products by providing financial support for participation exhibition in the country and abroad.

Army recruiting rally in Hisar and Sirsa

Indian Army would conduct recruitment rally for youth from districts Hisar and Sirsa to fill vacancies for Soldier General Duty and Soldier Clerk/Store Keeper Technical posts at Mahavir stadium in Hisar from July 27 to August 8, 2016. Those interested may get themselves registered online by July 12, 2016.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the recruitment office, Hisar, said that online registration has been made mandatory for joining the Army.
          He said that candidates would have to get themselves registered on the website While applying, they would be required to select Haryana Ambala as the State. They would also have to furnish details such as names of father and mother, date of birth, serial number of matric certificate, e-mail ID and mobile number and names of tehsil, district and state. They would also have to upload scanned passport sized photograph between 10 and 20 KB and scanned signature sized between 5 and 10 KB, he added.
          He said that candidates would also be required to indicate marks scored by them in Class 10 and other higher education courses according to post being applied for.