Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Facility for lactating mothers

With a view to ensuring privacy, separate rooms would be provided for the lactating mothers, including employees and patients, visiting medical institutions and health centres in Haryana for medical check-up.
        Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Health Department said that the decision had been taken under the flagship Mothers’ Absolute Affection (MAA) programme launched recently by the Central Government under the National Health Mission.
        Under this programme, the Central Government would spread awareness about the importance of breast-feeding among 3.9 crore pregnant and lactating women, 8.8 lakh ASHA workers, officers and employees. Besides, skilled support for breast-feeding would be provided at 18,000 delivery centres in public health facilities.
          The spokesman said that four key messages would be delivered under this programme. These include initiation of breast-feeding within the first hour of birth, exclusive breast-feeding for first six months, complementary foods along with breast-feeding after six months, and breast-feeding up to two years of age. Exclusive breast-feeding up to six months can reduce infant mortality rate due to diarrhoea and pneumonia.
        Under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana’, medical check-up of pregnant women is conducted on the ninth day of each month. Under the MAA programme, these women would also be made aware about various aspects related to breast-feeding during the check-up, the spokesman added.

C'W delegation from UK calls on Haryana Speaker

 A five-member Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, United Kingdom (CPA UK) delegation today called on Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr Kanwar Pal and exchanged information about various issues of parliamentary systems during an interactive session held at Haryana Legislative Assembly here.
          The delegation was led by Member of Parliament of Labour Party Hon David Hanson and included Member of Parliament, Conservative Party Mr Bob Blackman, House of Lords of Liberal Democratic Party Ms Baroness Barker, British Deputy High Commissioner Mr David Lelliott and Asia Pacific Programme Manager, CPA UK Mr Rober Harper.
          Apart from the Speaker, Deputy Speaker Mrs Santosh Yadav, MLAs Mr Abhay Singh Yadav, Mr Ghanshyam Dass Arora, Dr. Ravinder Baliyana, Mrs Geeta Bhukkal and Mr Karan Dalal were also present in the session.
          During the interactive session, various key issues to strengthen parliamentary systems as well as links and co-operation between Indian particularly Haryana and British parliamentarians were discussed.
          It was informed in the meeting that Haryana is entering into its 50 years of formation and celebrating its golden jubilee year. During last 50 years, the State legislature has been able to develop various health parliamentary conventions and maintain its dignity and status, with the cooperation of Leader of House, Leader of Opposition and all its members.
          It was also informed that the aims and objects of CPA UK are to develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and to implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth. The issues like contribution of parliamentarians in good governance, role and power of parliamentary committees, reservation to women in parliament, total sitting of House in a year, Role of Speaker, Education system were also discussed.
        The CPA UK delegation also invited Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker and other legislators to United Kingdom and see for themselves the proceedings of House there.
         Others present in the meeting included Principal Secretary Haryana Vidhan Sabha Mr Sumit Kumar Secretary Haryana Vidhan Sabha Mr R.K. Nandal, Secretary to Speaker Mr Subhash Sharma and other officers of Haryana Vidhan Sabha

Haryana Tourism Day from September 1 to 4

The Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited has decided to celebrate the 43rd ‘Haryana Tourism Day’ this year from September 1 to 4, 2016 at all its tourist complexes in the State and planned a series of activities during the four-day long celebrations.
           While stating this here today, Haryana Tourism Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the visitors visiting the Tourist Complexes of Haryana Tourism during this period would avail the benefit of ten per cent discount on food as well as on room rent.
    He said that apart from this, Food Festival would be organized at Red Bishop, Panchkula, Sunbird Motel, Surajkund and Ethnic India, Rai tourist complexes wherein food stalls of different variety of food items consisting South Indian, Chinese, Rajasthani, Muglai, Hyderabadi and Panjabi would be set up. All the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) would set up their food stalls at the Food Festival except IHM, Panipat who would set up Bakery stall at all these three locations. Apart from this, cultural evenings by reputed artists would also be organized, he added.
          Mr Sharma said that competitions for school students like folk dance competition, painting competition, rangoli competition, face painting competition, essay writing competition, tourism quiz and events like senior citizen walk and tree plantation would also be organized. Also, small gifts like sweets, balloons, biscuits duly packed would also be distributed to the children accompanying visitors or guests visiting the tourist complexes. A craft bazaar at Red Bishop tourist complex in Panchkula would also be set up as part of the celebrations. Lighting or illumination at all the tourist complexes and display of welcome banners at a prominent place at the complexes are among the other activities to be undertaken during the Haryana Tourism Day celebrations, he further added.
BHARDWAJ APPOINTED: Haryana government has appointed Mr Govind Bhardwaj as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haryana Agro Industries Corporation Limited, Panchkula in place of Mr Varinder Singh Kundu, IAS with immediate effect.
REGISTRATION OF INDIAN STUDENTS:  Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma said that the Union Ministry of External Affairs has initiated the process of Registration of Indian students studying abroad,  so as to compile data of such students so that the Government would be able to advise them in hour  of need.
          Mr. Sharma said that the Students Registration Module has been placed within Union Ministry’s ‘MADAD’ portal. He said that the data entered into this module in a voluntary manner by the Indian students abroad would provide useful inputs about the pattern of migration of Indian students globally, educational courses that they are registering in and related issues. 

Two IPS and 33 HPS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two IPS and 33 HPS officers with immediate effect.
          Rajender Kumar Meena, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Hisar has been posted as ASP, Hisar Headquarters at Hansi.
          Himanshu Garg, ASP, Rohtak has been posted as ASP Headquarters, Sirsa.
          Raj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), State Crime Branch has been posted as DSP, City Karnal vice Vivek Chaudhary who goes as DSP, Sirsa.
          Baljinder Singh, DSP, Assandh and Virender Singh, DSP, Crime Investigation Department (CID) will swap their place of postings.
          Dalbir Singh, DSP, Panipat has been posted as DSP, Samalkha vice Gorakh Pal who goes as DSP, 3rd Battalion, Haryana Armed Police, Hisar against a vacant post.
          Harinder Kumar, DSP, Saffidon and Virender Singh, DSP, State Vigilance Bureau will swap their place of postings.
          Jitender Singh, DSP, Haryana Police Academy (HPA) has been posted as DSP, Beri against a vacant post.
          Hans Raj, DSP, Jhajjar has been posted as DSP, Headquarters Jhajjar vice Rahul Dev who goes as DSP, Sonipat.
          Dharambir, 4th Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), Manesar has been posted as ACP, Gurgaon vice Ravinder Kumar who goes as DSP, Rohtak.
          Rajiv Yadav, DSP, RTC, Bhondsi has been posted as ACP, Gurgaon against a vacant post.
          Kishori Lal, ACP, City Gurgaon has been posted as DSP, 4th IRB Manesar vice Dharambir and Anil Kumar, DSP, CID   has been posted as DSP, Rewari.
          Parmod Kumar, ACP, Crime, Panchkula has been posted as DSP, CID vice Mohinder Pal who goes as DSP, HPA Madhuban vice Jitender Singh.
          Rattandeep Bali, DSP, Punhana has been posted as DSP, Kosli vice Satbir Singh who goes as DSP, 3rd Battalion, HAP against a vacant post.
          Mouji Ram, DSP, Palwal has been posted as DSP, Hodal vice Bhagat Singh who goes as DSP, RTC Bhondsi.
          Balbir Singh, DSP, Palwal has been posted as DSP, Hathin vice Prithvi Singh who goes as DSP, Punhana.
          Anoop Singh, 2nd Battalion, HAP, Madhuban has been posted as DSP, 5th Battalion, HAP, Madhuban vice Jagdish Rai who goes as DSP, Shahabad vice Gurmail Singh who goes as DSP, CID against a vacant post.
          Jitender Kumar, DSP, 4th Battalion, HAP, Madhuban and Ramesh Gulia, DSP, CID will swap their place of postings.
          Anil Kumar, ACP, Headquarters Gurgaon and Ms Dharna Yadav, ACP, Sadar Gurgaon will swap their place of postings.
          Paramjit Singh Samota, DSP, 4th Battalion, HAP, Madhuban has been posted as DSP, Jind and Krishan Kumar, DSP, 1st Battalion, HAP, Ambala City has been posted as DSP, 2nd Battalion, HAP, Madhuban vice Anoop Singh.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Haryana CM inaugurates PJWA photo exhibition

 The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, inaugurated a photo exhibition organised by the Photo Journalists Welfare Association (PJWA) on the occasion of World Photography Day at Kalagram, here today.
        Organised in association with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will remain open up to August 28 from 10 am to 7 pm every day. The exhibition is portraying the photographic skills of more than 53 photo journalists working in various publications in the tricity.
          The 90 frames on display depict various phases of life, including festivities, flora and fauna, sporting arena, human miseries, weather and various other elements.
        Speaking after going around the exhibition, the Chief Minister said, “I salute the dare of these photojournalists who sacrificed their comfort to display their best in a single shot so that our society gets the true pictures next moment. I appreciate the efforts of PJWA for this initiative and wish they undertake more such programmes.”
         Mr Vicky Gharu, acting President of PJWA, said that this initiative had been taken to show our works to the public. "We plan to hold more such exhibitions and events in the near future. We expect the visitors to join us for the next ten days and appreciate our works", he added.
        OSD (Media) to the Chief Minister, Mr Raj Kumar Bhardwaj, and other officers were also present on this occasion.
INFORMATION OFFICER TRANSFERRED: Haryana government has transferred Mr Sureinder, Information and Public Relations Officer (Press Section), Chandigarh to Fatehabad as District Information and Public Relations Officer against a vacant post with immediate effect.
TMEETING OF DCs:The Haryana Government has convened a meeting of all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal on August 20, 2016 at 11 am at Haryana Niwas, Chandigarh.

Bus travel facilities to employees of Public Relations

The Haryana Government has decided to extend travel facility in the buses of Haryana Roadways to all third and fourth class employees of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department (IPRL) on the pattern of Police Department.
          While stating this here today, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Minister Mrs Kavita Jain said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has approved this long standing demand of the employees of the Department.
          She said that after the formation of BJP Government in the State, a delegation of employees of the department met with Minister of State for Food and Supplies Mr Karan Dev Kamboj and put forth their demand before him, who sent the same to the State Government. She said that after assuming the charge of the IPRL Department, she took note of this demand and directed the officers to examine the matter. A proposal in this regard was send to the Chief Minister who approved the same in larger interest of the employees.
          Mrs Jain said that the third and fourth class employees of the department perform their duties with utmost devotion and dedication irrespective of any time whether day or night and disseminate various welfare policies and programmes of the State and the Central Government upto the grass root level through Bhajan Mandalis, Drama Parties and Cinema Units. Keeping this in view, it has been decided to extend them travel facility in the buses of State Roadways so that they could discharge their duties with more dedication and commitment.
          Meanwhile, the employees of the Department have welcomed this decision of the State Government as it would help in further improving their efficiency.

Haryana to expand public relations activities in Delhi

The Haryana Government is working on an action plan for expansion of its information and public relations activities in Delhi and the surrounding areas, to ensure effective dissemination of information about its policies, programmes and schemes to the people of the state.
       This was disclosed by Mrs Dheera Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, while presiding over a meeting of the District Information and Public Relations Officers (DIPROs) from different districts and senior officers of the Department, at Panchkula, near here, today.
        She directed the officers to abide by the values of honesty, hard work and transparency, espoused by the present government. and disseminate information about the policies and programmes of the state government to the people.
        Asking officers and employees in the field to work as a team, Mrs Khandelwal said that all their grievances would be resolved at headquarters level. The officers should further enhance their skills and lay greater emphasis on the use of tools of Information Technology. They should also conduct regular meetings with officers of the district administration to keep themselves abreast with the latest developments, she added.
        Describing the post of DIPRO as an important unit of the district administration, Mr Sameer Pal Srow, Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, said that field officers would be provided all tools of communication technology, including computers. Officers and employees of the district putting up best performance would be felicitated.
        He also urged the officers and employees to take to the social media for publicising the policies and schemes of the government, especially in the light of the ‘Swaran Jayanti’ celebrations to be organised in the state throughout the year to mark the Golden Jubilee of Haryana’s inception, and the international-level ‘Gita Jayanti Mahotsava’ to be organised later this year.
        Mr Srow lauded the efforts of the District Information and Public Relations Officer, Ambala, Mr. Paramjit Saini, for creating a WhatsApp group linking officers of the district administration, district education officers and about 250 schools. This initiative would not only help in acquainting children with activities of the government, but also enhance their skills, he added.
        Those present at the meeting included Additional Director (Administration), Mr. Samwartak Singh, Additional Director (Administration), Mr. Parvesh Kumar, Additional Director (Press), Mr. Rajiv Khosla, Joint Director (Administration), Mr. Kuldeep Saini, Joint Director (Production and Magazine), Mrs. Raj Pannu, Deputy Directors, Dr. Ved Prakash, Mrs. Urvashi Rangara, Mrs. Anita Dutta, Mrs. Vandana Sharma, Senior Exhibition Officer, Mr. Rajiv Abrol, all district information and public relations officers and officers in-charge of other branches of the department.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Creamy layer' excluded from Backward Classes

Chandigarh, August 17
The Haryana Government has notified the criteria for exclusion of the creamy layer (those earning more than Rs 6 lakh per annum) from the Backward Classes as per the schedule appended to the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutional) Act 2016. 
       Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department said that the children of persons having gross annual income of up to Rs 3 lakh would first of all get the benefit of reservation in services and admission in educational institutions.
          The left-out quota would go to such class of Backward Classes of citizens as earn more than Rs 3 lakh but up to Rs 6 lakh per annum. The sections of the Backward Classes earning above Rs 6 lakh per annum would be considered as creamy layer under Section 5 of the Act, the spokesman added.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Mr.Anand Mohan Sharan, IAS, Principal Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi and Chief Administrator, Trade Fair Authority has been given the additional charge of Chairman, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi against a vacant post.
PUBLICITY ADVISER:  Haryana Government has appointed Mr.Jai Bhagwan Mittal of district Kaithal as Publicity Adviser (Audio/Visual) and also to assist the government with Swaran Jayanti Celebrations with immediate effect.

MOBILE PHONES NOT ALLOWED: In view of the ensuing session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, it has been made clear that as per the past practice use of mobile phone would not be allowed in the House or Press Gallery.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha said that in case mobile phone is brought to the Press Gallery, the same should be kept switch off or it may be deposited with the Watch and Ward Assistant on duty who would keep it in safe custody. If anyone requires using mobile phone they can use the same in Press Room or Premises of Haryana Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, he added.

CM announces incentives for the welfare of police personnel

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has announced not only a slew of incentives for the welfare of police personnel in the state but also given them more facilities and representation on the panel set up for implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission, to raise their morale and enable them to perform better.
          These include increase in the amount of ex-gratia being given to police personnel who lay down their lives in the line of duty from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh, and for those seriously injured from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
          He also made public the decision to sanction Rs 4 crore every year for setting up of police public schools in the remaining ten districts of the state, centralized seniority for promotion in all ranks, common cadre for both male and female police personnel, ration money of Rs 600 per month for Class IV employees of the district and other units, government hospitals at the Police Training Institutes at Bhondsi, Madhuban and Sunaria, and two new regional forensic labs at Hisar and Panchkula.
        Mr Manohar Lal was addressing a largely attended gathering at Haryana's first Mahila Police Diwas at Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula, near here today. Mahila Police Diwas would be celebrated ever year on the eve of Raksha Bandhan to deliberate upon women's security and other related issues, he said.  
    It is for the first time in the last 12 years that Level-A meeting of Police Welfare Society has been held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. Earlier, he chaired Level –A meeting of the Police Welfare Society where various decisions were taken for the welfare of police personnel.
          Mr Manohar Lal announced that 3,060 new houses would be constructed for the police personnel next year. He made known that he had given his nod for increasing the size of houses from 450 square feet to 600 square feet. Matching grant would be given for the Police Welfare Fund and Road Safety Fund.
          One representative of the Police Department would be included in the committee constituted for implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for the state government employees. He gave the assurance that the demands concerning mobile allowance, uniform allowance and risk allowance for the police personnel would be sympathetically considered.
          As the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has been cleared, the issue of exemption of VAT for police canteens would also be taken up accordingly, he added.
           Earlier, the Chief Minister honoured four women police personnel by presenting them with medals for their outstanding performance in the field of crime against women in the last one year. Mukhyamantri Mahila Sarvotam Seva Padak was bestowed upon Inspector Ms Garima. The other three who were honoured are Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Ms Rekha Rani and Head Constables Sunita Devi and Meenu Khan.
          On this occasion, the Chief Minister also released a handbook on Laws related to Crimes Against Women and Children authored by Himanshu Garg, IPS. 
          While congratulating the police officers and officials, especially the women, the Chief Minister said that women police stations had helped in keeping a check on the crime against women. About 25,000 complaints of crime against women were received at these police stations, which is a measure of the increasing faith women have come to repose in them.
Besides, Police Help Desks have also been set up at sub-division level in the state which would be subsequently converted into women police stations. While 1,000 women constables have been recruited in the Police Department, 1,000 more constables and 100 women sub-inspectors would also be recruited.
          Efforts are being made to gradually increase the strength of women in the state police force to 33 per cent. At present, only six per cent women are in the state police and this figure would soon be increased to 10 per cent, he added.
          The Chief Minister said that various steps had been taken to further strengthen the infrastructure facilities at women police stations. Fifty PCRs and 100 scooties have already been announced for these police stations. Apart from this, women police volunteers would be appointed in every village of the districts of Karnal and Mahendergarh in the first phase. These volunteers would assist the police in maintaining proper coordination with the people.
          Mr Manohar Lal said the government planned to set up Mahila Paramarsh Kendras in every police station to deal with the cases of domestic violence. Mahila Groups having five to ten senior most women would be constituted to resolve cases through mutual dialogue. To ensure that women get the facility of legal aid, a proposal is being considered to appoint one women advocate in every police station, he said, adding that the government had already made a provision for financial assistance of Rs 3 lakh for the women victim.
          The Chief Minister also emphasized the need for the setting up of separate cells for registration of complaints and investigation of cases to increase efficiency.
              Haryana is a peaceful state and has proper law and order situation as compared to other states. Women police should perform duties as ‘Police Mitras’ for further improving the atmosphere in the state.
          The present government has adopted a transparent process for recruitment in the Police Department. Only five marks have been kept for the interview. He urged the police personnel to make exercise a part of their daily routine to stay healthy and increase their efficiency, the Chief Minister said. 
          Earlier, speaking on this occasion, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr K.P Singh, said today was a historical day in the history of Haryana Police. It is for the first time that Mahila Police Diwas has been celebrated in the state.
          Giving statistics, he said that 25,754 complaints of crime against women had been registered at women police stations since their inception. Out of these, 95 per cent complaints have been disposed off. Similarly, 45,175 calls were received at Women Helpline Number on the basis of which 170 cases were registered and appropriate action has been taken in 96 per cent cases. 
          The Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, and Additional Chief Secretary, Home Mr Ram Niwas, also spoke on this occasion.
          Others present on this occasion included Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, Haryana Minister of State for  Cooperation, Mr Manish Grover, Chairman, Hafed and MLA Gharaunda Mr Harvinder Kalyan, MLAs  Mrs Latika Sharma and Mr Tek Chand Sharma, and senior officers and officials of Police Department.

Panel to conduct student union elections given 20 more days

The Haryana Government has given 20 more days to the sub-committee constituted for conducting student union elections in colleges and universities so that it could prepare complete data pertaining to the elections.
          This was disclosed by the Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, while interacting with media persons after presiding over a review meeting of the Higher Education Department, here today.
     Earlier while addressing the meeting, he directed the vice-chancellors of the universities in the state to collect data of students from other states and countries studying in their universities and colleges affiliated to them. Due to better quality of higher education available in Haryana, the number of students from other states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha has been increasing, he said.
        Mr. Sharma urged the vice-chancellors to organise seminars or symposiums on historical places like Saraswati river so that students could become familiar with their cultural and the value system. They should introduce such courses in universities as would facilitate skill development in students and help them in getting jobs.
          The vice-chancellors should identify and hone the talents in  students and promote them according to their interests, he added.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Getting domicile or cast certificates

The Haryana Government has issued instructions that those officers and officials   of the State Government who are working in offices located in Chandigarh or Panchkula and living in Chandigarh or Panchkula or Mohali can, after their retirement, get their or their dependents’ domicile or cast certificates issued from their parental department from where they have retired.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the certificates would be issued on a condition that the officer or official has not got issued domicile certificate for himself or his dependents from other states and has not availed any benefit on the basis of this certificate.
          He said that a decision to this effect has been taken because it was observed that the retired officers and officials of the State Government were facing difficulty in getting issued domicile and caste certificates for themselves and their dependents. Also, it was decided to synchronize the instructions issued to this effect   on January 30,2004, June 17,2004 and March  21,2014.
        A written communication in this regard has been sent to all Heads of Departments, he added.
CONSTRUCTING HL BRIDGE: The Haryana Government has decided to construct H.L. Bridge on Lohgarh Nadi or Som River to connect the historic Lohgarh Sahib Gurudwara with the Bhagwangarh village in district Yamunanagar.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department said that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval to construct    the bridge at an estimated expenditure of Rs 9.07 crore. The proposed bridge would facilitate a large number of pilgrims visiting Lohgarh Gurudwara Sahib as they have to reach Gurudwara Sahib via “katcha path” after crossing Som river creak.
CLARIFICATION ON TRANSFERS: The Haryana Secondary Education Department has clarified that in the aftermath of the current transfers of teachers or any other transfer, all approved actions of previous offices will be honoured by the new office regarding payment of reimbursement grant of increment and Assured Career Progression (ACP).
              While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that it has generally been seen, through the complaints received from different teachers, that the service actions like grants of leave, re-imbursements, increments, ACPs taken by the previous offices are not being recognized by the new offices of a teacher who has been transferred. This kind of attitude on the part of some heads of new offices is creating undue hardships to such teachers. 
          He also clarified that so far as leave, that is Earned Leave, CCL Leave and Medical Leave are concerned, if the employee is already on leave, transferred from ‘A’ station to ‘B’ station and join his or her new station, he or she could avail the balance leave already sanctioned by the competent authority. Similarly, the salary of the employee, who is on leave at station ‘A’  would get his or her leave salary from the station ‘A’ and after joining at station ‘B’ on transfer, would get his or her salary from station ‘B’, under intimation to the head of the institution regarding sanctioned leave.
JYOTI BAINDA APPOINTED: Haryana Government has appointed Mrs.Jyoti Bainda of Mandi Adampur, district Hisar, as Chairperson of Haryana State Committee for Protection of Child Rights.

Haryana CM launches VIMS Public portal

Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal today launched an application ‘Village Integrated Monitoring System Public Portal’ (VIMS) in   Karnal, to monitor the development works being carried out under Panchayati Raj Institutions  of the district.
        Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this facility would check corruption, accelerate the pace of development works, build capacity and ensure transparency. In case of laxity, the officer concerned would be answerable and if found guilty, legal action would be initiated against him.
        It was informed that for the application, a work code would be allotted through VIMS for each work of the panchayat. The code would have all information of the amount spent by an officer on a particular work and when the work would be completed. Apart from this, it would also have information like how much funds have been drawn from which bank for development works. This application would lead to capacity building among officers and would reduce workload of employees. Also, it would help in keeping safe the records of panchayats. This application would have complete information of development works being carried out in Assembly Constituencies, Blocks and Gram Panchayats.
        Later, the Chief Minister also reviewed the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, ‘Mhara Gaon – Jagmag Gaon’, open defecation free, CM Window and other schemes of the government and development works being carried out in the district. He directed the officers to complete the ongoing works in a time bound manner.
        The Chief Minister sought information about on going development works   concerning his announcements. It was informed that a total of 99 announcements were made in the district by the Chief Minister. Out of these, work was being carried out on 44 announcements and   on 19 announcements the work has already been completed whereas 36 were yet to be started.
        The Chief Minister was informed that a total of 3,300 complaints were received on CM window, of which 2,961 were disposed off and action was being taken on the remaining. It was also informed that a team of JMIT Radaur visit the district from time to time to collect samples of construction material being used in various development works to test in its lab. Recently, a Junior Engineer was suspended on the basis of their report.
It was also informed   that so far 71 villages have been made open defecation free in the district. The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts made by district administration in this direction and said that the district should be made open defecation free by December 31, 2016.
        It was informed that 50 vyayamshalas would soon be established in the district. Apart from this, 107 Gram Sachivalayas would be set up in the district by March 2017 of which 48 have already been established. So far, 419 out of 435 Jamabandis have been made online. Also, out of 87 jamabandis, 81 have been made online this year which was a record in itself.
        Under first phase of ‘Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon’, scheme work  of seven feeders, out of eight, has been completed and work on remaining feeder would be completed by August 31. Similarly, work of two feeders out of 10 has been completed under phase two and remaining would be completed by August 31.

Six lakh Haryana farmers covered under PMFB Yogna

About six lakh farmers have been covered under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in Haryana up to August 5, 2016, and the state government has asked the bankers to take immediate steps to solve the problems faced by the farmers.
This was disclosed by the Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi, while addressing the 137th meeting of the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC), here today. The SLBC is convened to take stock of the schemes being implemented by banks and apprise the bankers about the various initiatives taken by the state government.
Mr Dhesi said the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, had taken up the agenda of financial inclusion as a national programme under which bankers, through the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), came in direct contact with the common man and the poorest of the poor.
     He disclosed that with de-duplication of Aadhaar numbers, the state government had been able to save Rs 304 crore. Presently, approximately Rs 471 crore is being disbursed every month through banks under the DBT.
          The state government has identified 73 schemes to be implemented through the DBT route under which funds to the tune of Rs 5,900 crore would be disbursed during 2016-17. He made special mention of the PMFBY for which the notification was issued on June 17, 2016 and has been implemented for Kharif 2016 season.
Though time was short, the bankers had provided insurance cover under PMFBY to about six lakh farmers up to August 5, 2016. Mr Dhesi asked the bankers to take stock of the difficulties and initiate corrective measures to build confidence among the farmers. 
There is a big gap in the seeding of Aadhaar numbers for disbursing payment to pensioners. The number of pensioners is quite large (approximately 23 lakh) and there is need to Aadhaar-link them to check leakages, he said.
Common Service Centres are being set up under the National Optic Fibre Network Programme of the Government of India to  facilitate services like payment of bills, applying for various certificates to be issued by the state government, online issuance of passports etc. The state is also setting up state residents’ data base which would provide information about every resident and benefits being availed by him will be available.
Mr Dhesi assured the bankers full support of the state government and promised to address the problems faced by them.
Speaking on the occasion, the Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India, Chandigarh, Mr Nirmal Chand, said that financial literacy programme had an important role to play in achieving financial inclusion and financial empowerment of people by creating awareness about the services and facilities being extended by banks. as many as 122 financial literacy centres run by banks are imparting such education to the public in the state.
Those present at the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Deputy Director General, UIDAI, Mr Ram Subhag Singh, Principal Secretary, Social Justice  and Empowerment Department, Mr Amit Jha, Special Secretary, Finance, Mr C.G. Rajini Kaanthanan, Special Secretary, Electronics and IT Department, Mr A. Sreenivas, Managing Director, HARTRON, Mr Sunil Sharan and Chief General Manager, NABARD, Regional Office, Haryana, Mr P C Chaudhri.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Haryana Speaker nominates MLAs on different committees

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Kanwar Pal today nominated MLAs to serve on six different committees of the House for the remaining period of the year 2016-17.
        He has nominated Mr Assem Goel, MLA as Chairperson to serve on the Committee on Subordinate Legislation for the remaining period of 2016-17 whereas Mr Umesh Aggarwal has been nominated as Chairperson to serve on the Subject Committee on Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Medical Education and Health Services.
        He has nominated Mr Bikram Singh Yadav, MLA as Member to serve on the Subject Committee on Food and Supplies and House Committee for the remaining period of 2016-17.
        He has nominated Mr Ghanshyam Saraf, MLA as Member to serve on the Committee on Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions for the remaining period of 2016-17.
        The two MLAs who have been nominated as members to serve on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Committee include Mr Jai Tirath and Mr Makhan Lal Singla. 
PENSION FOR PERSONS WITH 40% DISABILITY: Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi said that the social security pension benefit would also be given to persons with 40 per cent disability. The Department is reviewing this proposal and in some schemes, such benefits are being given by Central  and State Governments.
          In a statement issued here today, he said that the Department has already taken an initiative to provide benefit to persons with 60 to 70 per cent disability. He said that it was the priority of the government to provide any kind of help to such persons. The state government is following  the dictum of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’ and ‘Antyodaya’, he added.
e-AUCTIONING OF MINING CONTRACTS: Haryana Government has decided to conduct e-auction for grant of mining contracts of boulder, gravel and sand mining blocks in district Yamunanagar. 
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of Mines and Geology Department said that a total of five blocks would be auctioned in district Yamunanagar. The blocks to be auctioned   included Karhera, Nagla Rangran, Nagli, Dhanaura   and Galauri.
          He said that the e-auction would commence on August 30, 2016 at 9 a.m.  and the bidding process would close on August 31, 2016 by 12 noon. These blocks would be auctioned for a period ranging from seven to 10 years. The maximum period of 10 years would be for blocks of Nagli and Dhanaura . He said that while the last date of deposition and verification of e-service fee or earnest money and uploading of documents would be August 29, the initial bid security amount would have to be deposited by September 1.
            He said that as per the procedure, the bidders could download the auction notice or documents from the portal https://haryanaeprocurement.gov.in or from the Haryana Government website www.haryana.gov.in or could also be obtained from the office of concerned Mining Officer or   the Office of the Director General, Mines and Geology Haryana, Chandigarh.  He said that the bidders would have to pay earnest money deposit fee and e-service fee of Rs 1,000 online by using the service of secure electronic payment gateway. The procedure for participation in the e-auction has been mentioned in the detailed auction notice, he added.
SERVICES OF DR RAJESH KUMAR TERMINATED: Haryana Government has terminated the services of Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chopra, Veterinary Surgeon, Government Veterinary Hospital, Khatkar in District Jind  as he has been held guilty for the commission of offence punishable under Sections 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act, with immediate effect. 
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department said that Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chopra was convicted by Court of Additional Sessions Judge, Jind in a corruption case. The court had sentenced him two years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2000 under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act and three years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 2000 under section 13(1) (a) of Prevention of Corruption  Act with the orders that both sentences shall run concurrently. A criminal case under Section 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption   Act was registered by State Vigilance Bureau, Hisar against Dr Chopra in   the year 2013, he added.

Prof Solanki lauds role of NZCC

 Lauding the role of North Zone Cultural Centre in building a just and peaceful human society, the Punjab Governor, Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh and Chairman, NZCC, Patiala, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, while addressing 32nd meeting of the Executive Board and 30th meeting of Governing Body of North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala today at Haryana Raj Bhavan, said we, in India, are the inheritors of a great historical experience in organizing a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-caste, multi-regional society.
          Appreciating the committed and sincere efforts of the North Zone Cultural Centre for organizing various arts and cultural events with the involvement and active participation of the people from all walks of life, Prof. Solanki said that cultural programmes organized by NZCC in different parts of the country, would certainly help in promoting a better understanding and to reach out to each other to unify our diverse and rich cultural ethos to demonstrate the strength of India. He said that it provides a right platform to young artists to project their rich cultural heritage and an opportunity to display; our capabilities, innovations and expertise to transform India to take its place in the country of Nations.
          The Governor said that we have to set new standards for the years to come and shape a better future for our youth and children. We have to inculcate rich cultural values in their day to day life of our youth. It is need of the hour that we make sincere and committed efforts for preserving our heritage in all its rich diversity, by adapting a multi-prolonged approach. All the States have glorious past and rich traditions of arts and crafts associated with ancient history and civilization which have been rightly depicted in folk lores, legendary tales and literary works.
          Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Sh. Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administration, U.T. Chandigarh; Sh. Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana, Department of Cultural Affairs; Sh. K.K. Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Haryana, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs; Sh. M.P. Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor of Punjab; Dr. Amit Kumar Agrawal, Secretary to Governor of Haryana; Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary-cum- Secretary Culture, U.T. Chandigarh; Ms. Dilshad Khan, Secretary Culture, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir; Sh. Pradeep Kumar, Director, ZCCs, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Singh Gill, Director, NZCC, Patiala.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Facility to submit grievances online

With a view to saving the aggrieved teachers from the hardship of visiting  the offices and to facilitate them, Haryana Education Department has created a subject namely "Grievance for Transfers 2016" on its "Sugam Sampark" portal where all such teachers may submit their grievances online.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that   under the Transfer Policy, the aggrieved teachers can represent to the competent authority within 15 days of issuance of orders, after joining at new place of posting. Their representation would be considered in accordance with the Policy, he added.
          The teachers would have to obtain Request ID after submitting their grievances "Online". In due course, the Department would intimate its decision to the concerned employee. He said  that such grievance should only be submitted under the subject "Grievance for Transfers 2016". Grievances lodged under other subjects may not be entertained properly.
He said that to visit the "Sugam Sampark Portal" the Teachers can visit the website of the Department www.schooleducationharyana.gov.in and click on "Sugam Sampark" link available on the righthand top of the website or directly at
REGISTRATION OF INDIAN STUDENTS: The Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, said that the Union Ministry of External Affairs has initiated the process of Registration of Indian students studying abroad,  so as to compile data of such students so that the Government would be able to advise them in   hour  of need.
          Mr. Sharma said that the Students Registration Module has been placed within Union Ministry’s ‘MADAD’ portal. He said that the data entered into this module in a voluntary manner by the Indian students abroad would provide useful inputs about the pattern of migration of Indian students globally, educational courses that they are registering in and related issues.


Haryana to recurit 1,500 drivers and 930 conductors

Haryana Transport Department has initiated the   process to recruit 1,500 drivers, 930 conductors and 951 technical staff so as to overcome the shortage of staff.
          While giving this information here today, the Transport Minister Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar said that the recruitment has been started following   the talks held with representatives of various unions of the employees. He said that   2,390 new drivers were required in the department by March 31, 2017, of which recruitment process for 413 drivers had been completed. With the recruitment of 1,500 new drivers, the department would have 1,913 new drivers and the problem of shortage of drivers would be resolved to some extent. More drivers would be recruited by March 31, 2017, he added.
          He said that soon 300 new buses would be added to the fleet of the department. The procedure to purchase these buses would be completed in the meeting of High Power purchase committee to be held during this month. There is a target to include 1,000 new buses in the fleet by March 31, 2017.
          He  directed the officers of the department to delete   the word ‘SPL’ attached with drivers and conductors who were recruited after 2003 and give them the benefit of NPS   with  salary of August   due in September, pay  pending bonus of 2014-15 and uniform allowance for 2013-14 and take action on other demands already accepted.
PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENTATIONS: The high-level committee, set up by the Haryana Government to examine the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations, the decisions taken by the Central Government, and devise modalities for their implementation in the state, will hold its first meeting in Chandigarh on August 11.
    Headed by the Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi, the committee has been asked to finalize its recommendations by September 30, 2016.
    Mr. P. Raghvendra Rao, Additional Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Mr. P.K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, will be members of the committee.  Mrs Ashima Brar, Special Secretary, Home Department (Home-II), will be its member-secretary.
FREE SEWING MACHINES: With a view to make girls self reliant, Haryana government would soon provide automatic sewing machines free of cost to girls getting training in sewing in all tailoring training centers being run by the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department.
          This was stated by Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kukmar Bedi while speaking in Kurukshetra today.
        He said that not only this, now the amount of scholarship   given  to girls undergoing one year training at these centres would be increased to Rs 600 from Rs 100 per student. Similarly, the amount for the purchase of raw material would also be increased to Rs 500 from Rs 150. Apart from this, such girls would be provided loan of up to Rs two lakh to enable them avail of the employment opportunities.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PILGRIMS: Haryana Government has notified Swarn Jayanti Swarn Jayanti Guru Darshan Yatra Scheme, 2016 to provide financial assistance to the pilgrims of the State for visiting Sri Hazoor Sahib Gurudwara (Nanded Sahib), Sri Nankana Sahib, Sri Hemkunt Sahib and Sri Patna Sahib.
          While stating this today, Tourism Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that financial assistance of upto Rs 6,000 or 50 per cent of the actual expenditure per person, whichever is less, would be provided to a maximum of 50 pilgrims who are residents of the State.
          He said that this assistance would be provided on submission of the application within two months of the completion of the Yatra through the State or Central Government or Society to the Director, Tourism, Haryana. Such applicants should have completed the Yatra through the State or Central Government or Society and completion certificate in this regard must be submitted by the Government or the Society and enclosed with the application. The financial assistance would be given only once to a pilgrim, he added.


Nine IAS and 18 HCS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government has issued the transfer and posting orders of 9 IAS and 18 HCS officers with immediate effect.
Suresh Kumar Goyal, Director General and Secretary Technical Education, Haryana, Technical Education Department and Secretary Lokayukta, Haryan becomes Secretary, Home-II Department and Joint Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections and Director, Renewable Energy, Haryana.
Wazeer Singh Goyat, Special Secretary, Home-I Department and Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation has been given the additional charge of Director and Special Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes department.  
Ashima Brar, Special Secretary, Home-II Department and Joint Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections and Director, Renewable Energy, goes as Special Secretary ,Finance Department a gainst a vacant post.
Saket Kumar, Director,  Ayush will also look-after the work of  Director, Technical Education, Haryana and Special Secretary, Technical Education Department.
Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh at Narnaul has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment, Haryana.
Anita Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Jhajjar  goes as Director and Special Secretary, State Transport Department, Haryana.
Rajnarayan Kaushik, Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra       has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh at Narnaul.
Aditya Dahiya, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, & Special Officer, APZ, Faridabad          has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal.
Dr.Priyanka Soni, Administrator, HUDA, Faridabad and Additional Director, Urban Estates, Faridabad goes as ADC-cum-CEO,DRDA, Karnal.
Ramesh Chander Bidhan, Director and Special Secretary, State Transport, Haryana become         Deputy Commissioner, Jhajjar.
Ms. Sumedha Kataria, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal will be new Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra.
Jaibir Singh Arya, awaiting orders of posting has been posted as Additional Labour Commissioner Gurgaon.
Girish Arora, ADC-cum-CEO,DRDA& Special Officer, APZ,Ambala will be new Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Yamunanagar.
Jitender Kumar-I, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)- cum-Additional Collector, Faridabad will look after the work of ADC-cum-CEO,DRDA & Special  Officer, APZ, Faridabad.
Yashendra Singh, Additional Labour Commissioner, Gurgaon has been posted as  Administrator, HUDA, Faridabad and Additional Director, Urban Estates, Faridabad.
Dharamvir Singh, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Karnal becomes ADC-cum-CEO,DRDA, Kurukshetra vice Rajesh Jogpal whose posting orders will be issued later on.
Ram Kumar Singh Secretary, RTA, Mahendragarh goes as ADC-cum-CEO,DRDA& Special Officer,APZ,Ambala.
Jag Niwas, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum- Additional Collector,Hathin will be new Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum- Additional Collector, Kosli.
Bir Singh Kaliramana, HCS, Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Palwal goes as Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT, Faridabad.
Ashima Sangwan, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT, Faridabad has been posted as City Magistrate, Palwal and Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Palwal.
Manita Malik, awaiting orders of posting becomes Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum- Additional Collector, Naraingarh.
Pardeep Kumar-II, awaiting orders of posting will be new Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Jhajjar.     
Bharat Bhushan Gogia, Secretary, RTA, Ambala goes as Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad.
 Nirmal Nagar, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Kosli goes as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Ganaur.
Satish Kumar Singla, General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Chandigarh will be new Secretary, RTA,Ambala.
Satinder Siwatch, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Jhajjar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil), Hathin.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Recruitment of 600 coaches on ad hoc basis soon

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister  Anil Vij  said that recruitment to fill up 600 posts of coaches on ad hoc basis would soon be conducted.
Meanwhile, the Minister, who also holds the Health portfolio, said that as the Department does not have any provision to check unauthorized online purchase of pregnancy test kits and Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) drugs, the officers have been directed to find ways to curb this practice.
        On the complaint of Mrs. Kamlesh from district Kaithal alleging inaction on part of the Department regarding her complaint that her newborn was exchanged for another baby at Civil Hospital, Kaithal, the Minister ordered DNA test of the baby and a probe into this matter.  
        Mr. Vij, who represents Ambala in the  Legislative Assembly , said that facility of sewerage and drinking water would be provided to every house in all villages and colonies in Sadar and Municipal Corporation areas of Ambala. A proposal in this regard has been submitted to the Central Government and was likely to soon be approved. A scheme to the tune of Rs 37.67 crore was being implemented to ensure adequate supply of drinking water in 16 villages and 63 colonies, he added.
        He said that local bus service would soon be launched in cities and he would soon meet the Transport Minister in this regard. The Transport Department would also operate mini buses in the city to facilitate the commuters, he added.
EX-GRATIA ENHANCED: The Haryana Government   has enhanced the rate of ex-gratia grant to be given to the family members of Armed Forces Personnel that is Army, Navy and Air Force, belonging to Haryana State, who die in harness in the performance of their bona fide official duties while serving in war or operation, in operational area, terrorist or militant attacks or border skirmishes and United Nation Peace Keeping Force.
         While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the revised rate of ex-gratia for battle casualties which occurred on or after March 24,2016 has been enhanced from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. It is in case of death in war or IED Blast and action against militants or terrorist or border skirmishes.
        He said that similarly, in case of death declared as battle casualty, by the Defence authorities, irrespective of any operation or any specified area of operation, Defence Forces Personnel posted in United Nation Peace Keeping Force and accidents like air crash, M.T. accident, accident at sea, heart attack and loss of life during natural calamities, the rate of ex-gratia has been enhanced from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
        He said that the enhanced amount of ex-gratia is applicable to only those personnel of Defence Forces who were residents of Haryana at the time of joining or entry into the service and were martyred on or after March 24,2016. He made it clear that the previous cases would not be reopened. The ex-gratia grant can be claimed within three years of casualty. The ex-gratia amount would be paid from Haryana Chief Minister’s War Heroes Relief Fund, he added.

HITD to conduct three counsellings in ITIs

 Haryana Industrial Training Department has decided to conduct admissions to the seats left after  three counsellings  in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)   at institution level. According to the amended admission schedule issued by the Department, the fourth and fifth rounds of counselling would be held from August 9 to 29, 2016.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that only those candidates who had successfully submitted their application on the admission portal between July 1 and 15 were eligible to attend the counselling sessions. These counselling sessions would be conducted on the basis of marks scored in minimum educational qualification prescribed for the particular trade.
          He said that in the fourth round, counselling for candidates scoring 70 per cent or above would be held on August 9 and 10. Similarly, counselling for those scoring 65 per cent and above would be held from August 11 to 13. Counselling would be held from August 16 to 18 for those scoring 55 per cent and above, and on August 19 and 20 for other candidates, he added.
          He said that for the fourth round, candidates might submit their merit card in the institute of their choice by 11a.m. and report to the centre with all their original certificates and admission fee. The merit certificate may be downloaded from the website www.itihry.com. Information regarding number of vacant seats in each institute would also be available on this website.
          He said that for the fifth round of counselling, candidates might submit new forms on the admission portal between August 21 and 24. Admission would be conducted on first-come-first-serve basis at institute-level on August 26, 27 and 29, he added.

CM okays opening of eight new government colleges

With a view to promoting quality higher education , Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the opening of eight new government degree colleges in the State and also accorded approval for granting No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the setting up of new private degree colleges.
          While giving this information today, Haryana Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the Chief Minister has also accorded in-principle approval for the opening of a new government college at Taraori in district Karnal.
          He said that eight new government degree colleges which have been approved  would be opened at Bilaspur and Radaur in District Yamunanagar, Badoli in District Palwal, Raipur Rani in District Panchkula, Mandkola in Hathin, Bhopani or Nacholi in Tigaon, Morning Degree College and Evening Law College at Ugalan in District Hisar and Kosli in District Rewari and Evening Law College in the premises of Government College, Kosli.
                   Mr Sharma said that the new private degree colleges which have been granted NOC included RBS Degree College, village Thanwas, Mahendergarh, Suraj College, Sector-75, Gurgaon, New Degree College of Rao Prahlad Singh Memorial Shiksha Samiti, Kanina, Mahendergarh, Guru Nanak Institute of Higher Education, Bighan, Sonipat, Sardar Ajit Singh College, Kirmach Road, Kurukshetra, Rao Ram Singh Degree College, Village Mukandpur, Basai, Rewari, New Degree College of Shri Shyam Shiksha Samiti,Mahendergarh and Mont Fort College of Science, Higher Education, Israna, Panipat.
DANGI APPOINTED: The Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr.Kanwar Pal has nominated Mr Anand Singh Dangi, MLA, as a member to serve on the Subject Committee on Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Medical Education and Health Services.
TEEJ FESTIVAL IN JAILS: The festival of Teej will be celebrated in a traditional way  in   the jails in the state by Haryana Prisons Department. The Teej falls on August 5.
          While stating this here today, Director General of Prisons, Mr. Yash Pal Singal said that necessary arrangements in prisons would be made for celebration of this important festival which is eagerly awaited and celebrated by ladies in the month of sawan. He said that all the Superintendents of Jails  have been directed  to make necessary arrangements for celebration of this festival by female convicts confined in prisons so that they might not feel deprived of these celebrations. He said that arrangements would be made for swings, henna, music and sweets.
         Mr Singal said that celebration of festivals in jails not only reduces the frustration and stress among prisoners due to their confinement, but also helps in developing a positive attitude and later on helps them in merging with the main stream of the society.

Haryana implements Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojna’

Haryana is becoming a ‘risk free state’, as insurance schemes at minimum premium covering crops, animals and people are being implemented. It is among the leading states to implement ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojna’ and according to initial estimates in the first year about 20 per cent farmers in the state have adopted the scheme which is a good beginning. The final data is yet to come. In addition, insurance scheme for animals has also been started and people were being insured   under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojna.
          This was stated by   Haryana Agriculture Minister Mr Om Prakash Dhankhar while addressing a press conference in Gurgaon today. He clarified that Crop Insurance Scheme is not new but now some best concepts have been added to it and that too at minimum premium. The new scheme is completely transparent and the state government has succeeded in getting crop insurance done at minimum premium. Now the insured amount is upto Rs 25000 and the benefits of the scheme can be availed  before and after harvesting  , provided the product is still lying in the field or next crop has not been sown. Secondly, now the unit is village whereas earlier Block was the unit for insurance.  But in case of hailstorm or flooding of crops, the entire strip affected by it, will be considered as unit and not the village.
          Criticizing the opposition parties for misleading the people on crop insurance scheme, Mr Dhankhar said that they are opposing it only for the sake of opposition without going into it’s merits. Now the farmers could not be misled by baseless   statements because it is an era of Information Technology and people are on social media like twitter, whatsapp and facebook. They cannot be bluffed. “Now we have covered four crops- cotton, Bajra, Paddy and maize in crop insurance and in the times to come, more crops will be included. A separate fund has been created to pay compensation for damaged crops whereas earlier the compensation used to be paid out of disaster management funds”, he added.
          Replying to a question on Swaminathan Ayog, Mr Dhankhar said that BJP is implementing the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission step by step. Making farmers ‘risk free’ is among its recommendations. “We have increased compensation for crops damaged due to natural calamities or disasters which is a step forward to provide relief to farmers. The Commission has recommended  taking steps to increase the income of farmers, we are moving in that direction by motivating farmers to adopt floriculture, horticulture, dairying. The Government  is working on Peri Urban concept,  said Mr Dhankhar. He added that some people are stuck with the name of Swaminathan Ayog only and have not tried to understand its recommendations.
          The BJP government is developing 54 mandies as e-mandies out of a total of 108 mandies in Haryana which will enable the farmers to sell their produce at higher rates in international market. He also said that a delegation under his leadership is going to the United States on Thursday which included two MLAs Bhagwan Das Kabirpanthi from Nilokheri and Jasbir Singh Deswal from Safidon. The Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Mr V. S. Kundu, Director Horticulture Arjun Singh Saini and Director Animal Husbandry Dr Gajender Singh Jakhar will also be part of the delegation. There the delegation will share best practices in agriculture, farm technology, systems and experience. According to Mr Dhankhar, the delegation will also participate in Conference on Horticulture at Atlanta and also visit University of California for studying new researches and techniques adopted in the field of agriculture and horticulture. The Haryana government wants to connect farmers with cold chains, marketing and food processing so that they can earn more benefits out of agriculture, he added.

Panel to examine Pay Commission recommendations

The Haryana Government has constituted a committee to examine the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and after getting its report, the recommendations of the  Pay Commission would be implemented in the state.
         This was stated by Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu while talking to media persons here today. He said that the committee  would submit its report within  two months.
         He said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval to constitute the committee and it would soon start functioning. The State government is serious to implement    recommendations of the 7th  Pay Commission and a provision in the budget   had also been made for the same.
          He said that a decision on report of Madhavan Commission, constituted to remove the anomalies of 6th Pay Commission, would soon be taken. The study committee constituted to examine the report of Madhavan Commission has completed its work and it would submit its report to the Finance Department within next two weeks.
         The Minister said that the present Central and State Governments are safeguarding the interests of the employees. The Government has taken many big decisions in their interest and this practice would   continue  in future also. It is for the first time that the Central Government had issued notification after accepting the report of pay commission within six months. The previous government had not taken decision on report of 6th Pay Commission for two years during their tenure. The State government would provide benefit of the 7th Pay Commission to its employees without any delay, he added.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Five HCS officers transferred in Haryana

The Haryana Government has issued transfers and posting orders of five HCS officers with immediate effect.
          Jitender Kumar-I, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Kaithal has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Faridabad vice Mahabir Parsad, who goes as Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ballabgarh against a vacant post.
          Shakti Singh, Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ambala and Estate Officer, HUDA, Ambala has been posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Kaithal, vice Jitender Kumar-I, and Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal vice Subhash Chander Sihag.
          Subhash Chander Sihag, City Magistrate, Kaithal and Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer(Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ambala and Estate Officer, HUDA, Ambala vice Shakti Singh.
          Virender Singh, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as City Magistrate, Kaithal vice Subhash Chander Sihag.
Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has given additional charge to two HCS officers with immediate effect.
        Satpal Sharma, Joint Transport Commissioner has been given additional charge of Additional Director (Admn.), Hospitality, relieving Samwartak Singh Khangwal of the said additional charge.
        Tilak Raj, Joint Chief Electoral has been given additional charge of Joint Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, against a vacant post.