Friday, October 28, 2016

Seven arrested in sex determination tests

The Haryana Police have busted a gang which used to take women from Kurukshetra and the nearby districts to Uttar Pradesh for getting the sex determination tests done. Seven persons, including three members of the gang, two women who opted for sex determination and their husbands, have been arrested.
        Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Police Department said that the accused had been identified as Kewal Kishore, a resident of Daya Nagar, Karnal District, Yogesh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, the car driver, Anil, resident of Rohtak, women Suman and Mukesh, residents of Kharak Pandwa, and their husbands Rishipal and Satish.
        The police received the information that some persons were coming to Kurukshetra in a car and on a motorcycle after getting conducted sex determination test done in UP. Acting swiftly on the tip-off, the police, along with a team of the Health Department, laid nakabandi near Ladwa and arrested the accused.
        During the interrogation, Kewal Kishore said that he, along with Yogesh, used to take patients from Kurukshetra and the nearby districts to a doctor in Saharanpur, UP, for conducting sex determination tests. The police recovered eight Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) kits from Kewal Kishore, two kits from Yogesh and impounded the car and the motorcycle.
        A case has been registered against the accused under Section 420 and 120B and various sections of MTP Act and Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act at police station, Ladwa. Other members of the gang would also be arrested, he added.
SIX IPS OFFICERS PROMOTED: The Haryana Government has promoted six IPS officers to the rank of Inspector General of Police in the Super Time Scale with immediate effect.
          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Home Department said that these officers included Mr Vikas Kumar Arora, Mr Saurabh Singh, Mrs Bharti Arora, Mr Hardeep Singh Doon, Mr Rajender Kumar and Mr Yogender Singh Nehra.
          He said that their posting orders would be issued separately.
NOMINATION ON BUSINESS ADVISORY PANEL: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Kanwar Pal has nominated five members to serve on the Business Advisory Committee in the Haryana Legislative Assembly. The Speaker would serve as Ex-officio Chairperson of the Committee.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Committee would include Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Leader of Opposition, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala and Member of Legislative Assembly, Mrs. Kiran Choudhry.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Monthly allowance of Rs 9000 per month to unemployed youth

The Haryana Government has decided to implement an innovative scheme known as “Educated Youth Allowance and Honorarium Scheme – 2016 (EYAHS)”, which assures a monthly allowance and honorarium of Rs. 9000 to unemployed youth. With this, one of the main poll promises, which the present state government made with the people, has been fulfilled.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Employment Department said that to avail the benefit of the scheme, a registered applicant with employment exchange would apply online in digital mode only on If applicant is not already registered in the "Live Register of Employment Exchange" he or she can now register on website of the Department.
          He said that the new scheme would have two components that is unemployment allowance and honorarium. In order to maintain equality, all beneficiaries would be given unemployment allowance  as per their educational qualifications. The amended rate of allowance per month for 10 plus two or equivalent, Graduates or equivalent and Post-graduates or equivalent has been fixed at the rate of Rs 900, Rs 1500 and Rs 3000 respectively. At present the honorarium component is admissible only to the eligible post-graduate applicants and would subsequently be made applicable to the other category of applicants availing unemployment allowance.
          Referring to the eligibility of Unemployment Allowance Sub-Scheme, he said that applicant should be a domicile of Haryana. The applicants, who are only graduate or 10 plus two qualified, should be registered in the Live Register of any Employment Exchange in the State for a minimum period of three years as on November 1, of a year. The Post-graduate applicants should be registered in the Live Register of any Employment Exchange in the State on the date of application. If not already registered, a Post-graduate qualified applicant may now register website of the Department. The applicant should have passed 10 plus two examination from a Board recognized by Haryana Government or  two years certificate or diploma course passed after Matric from any Board or University recognized by Haryana Government. The applicant should be holding a Graduate degree from a University recognized by Haryana Government or should have passed any recognized three year certificate or diploma course after 10 plus two. The applicant should hold a Post-graduate degree from a University recognized by the Haryana Government. The Applicant should not be an employee dismissed from Government Service and he should not be in any kind of employment for example public or private sector or quasi-government or self-employment.
          Referring to the eligibility conditions for giving the honorary assignment to a Post-graduate applicant, he said that eligible post-graduate unemployed youth would be paid an additional amount as honorarium up to the limit of Rs.6,000 per month for up to 100 hours of honorary assignment in a month in various Departments or Boards or Corporations or Registered Societies under Haryana Government. Also, there would be a provision for assignments in private companies or enterprises, as per their requirement, with the assistance of Department of Industries and Commerce, Haryana.
          Applicant should be registered in the Live Register of the concerned Employment Exchange. If not already registered, a Post-graduate qualified applicant may simultaneously register on website of the Department. The Post Graduate degree should have been obtained from any recognized' University in UT Chandigarh, NCT Delhi and Haryana. Applicant's age should be between 21 and 35 years and registration for this component of the scheme shall be online in digital mode only on Those who are aged between 21 and 35 years are eligible to apply under the scheme. The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed Rs three lakh from all sources.
          He said that Honorarium for honorary assignments would only be paid for a period of three years. The honorarium to the eligible Post-Graduate applicants engaged for honorary assignments in the Private companies or enterprises would not be paid by the Department of Employment but by the concerned company or enterprise. The Unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,000 would be paid by the Department of Employment from its approved budget and head to such a beneficiary.
          He said that those applicants, for whom the honorary assignments are yet to be arranged, would be provided skill training under the various skill development programmes being organized by the Government under the aegis of the Haryana Skill Development Mission. However, the eligible applicants have been given leverage to opt for preferences for assignments, district of his choice, and skill development programme.
          The involvement of educated youth in the field work of various government schemes has been carefully selected and planned in order to make them part of the drive to uplift the people of the State. The scheme would encourage educated youth to be financially self-reliant, increase employability for induction in employment of their aptitude and interest.

67 lakh LED bulbs distributed in Haryana

Having distributed over 67 lakh LED bulbs in the State, under Energy Efficient Programme known as UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All), the Haryana Power DISCOMs today took a step forward by implementing the distribution of LED Tube-Light and Energy Efficient Fans in Haryana.
          The Chairman-cum-Managing Director UHBVN and Chairman DHBVN Mr. Shatrujeet Kapur launched the distribution of 20W LED Tube-Lights and 50W Energy Efficient Fans in Panchkula today.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the DISCOMs said   that the scheme was launched   to facilitate the consumers, eventually reduction of annual energy consumption of the state and to preserve the environment.   The UJALA scheme is being implemented in the entire state   and has contributed to saving energy of 5.62 lakh units per day and 16.88 crore units per year. The DISCOMs have set the target to sell 30 lakh     20W LED Tube-Lights and five lakh 50W Five-Star Energy Efficient Fans within a period of six months. It will help in saving 14.7 crore units annually.
                   Consumers have to pay a one-time upfront cost of Rs 230 per LED Tube-Light and Rs 1150 per Five-Star rated Energy Efficient Fan. Market price of these 20W LED Tube-light varies from Rs 400-500 and for 50W Five Star rated Energy Efficient Fan is Rs 1600-1800.  Consumers can purchase LED Tube-Lights and Five star rated Energy Efficient Fans from nearby Sub Divisional Offices of DISCOM and the Bijli Daftars. The list of distribution centre is available on
                   The consumers can avail up to three LED Tube-Lights and Two   Energy Efficient Fans by showing any valid ID proof at designated distribution centers. EESL is facilitating free of cost replacement for all technical faults for the period of three years in case of LED Tube-Lights and two years in case for Five-Star rated Energy Efficient Fans. During the distribution period, replacement can be made by visiting any distribution center  within the city. After that, there will be designated replacement centers where replacements can be done. Consumers get reduction in their electricity bill by Rs 216  per year by using single LED Tube-Light and Rs 470  per year by using single Five Star rated Energy Efficient Fan.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Action against striking employees

Following the decision to take action against striking employees of National Health Mission (NHM), Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, today directed the concerned officers to prepare for recruitment of fresh staff so as to ensure uninterrupted provision of health services in the State.
        The Minister, who was presiding over a meeting of officers of the Department, directed Director General, Health Services Department, Dr. Kamla Singh, to ensure that essential services in all hospitals remained uninterrupted.
        Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Saket Kumar, said that all NHM employees in several districts had returned to duty and action was being taken against those who had failed to do so.
Meanwhile, a large number of striking employees today met Dr. Saket Kumar and appealed to him to reinstate the dismissed employees. However, the Mission Director denied their demand and urged them to call off their strike.

Simplifying depositing vehicle taxes under one roof

The  Haryana Cabinet today approved the draft of Haryana Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules, 2016. The Rules aim at simplifying the procedure to deposit the tax on all types of vehicles under one roof and to improve tax compliance.
          The tax, penalty or any amount due under the Haryana Motor Vehicles Taxation Act shall either be paid online or by way of bank draft or cash or in such other manner as specified by the Government. Every person who keeps possession or control of motor vehicle shall have to deliver a declaration or additional declaration as the case may be regarding payment of the tax and penalty, if any, due under the Act. The licensing officer, upon deposit of the tax by the applicant, shall grant the license to the applicant in the prescribed form. Provisions have also been made to issue duplicate license on application from the applicant, in case the license issued under the rules is lost, destroyed or becomes illegible. Provision has also been made for refund of the tax and penalty if any, paid in excess of the tax due under the Act or in case of total damage or untraceable stolen vehicles. The request of the applicants for the claim must be submitted within six months of the payment of amount.
          The refund shall be made in case all the arrears of the taxes are cleared and registration certificate or permit of the said vehicle has not been suspended or cancelled under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
          The payment of the amount mentioned in the refund order shall be credited to the account of the vehicle owner mentioned in the application after following the e-billing procedure.

Haryana first state to give CPC benefits to its employees

Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced that Haryana would be the first State in the country to give the benefit of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to its employees from January 1,2016, the date from which the employees of the Central Government have been given its benefit.
          The Chief Minister, who was addressing a press conference after presiding over the Cabinet meeting here today, said that the State Government has decided in principle to grant the benefit of revised pay package to its employees broadly on the pattern of the pay package extended by the Central Government to its employees based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC.
          Earlier, the Cabinet considered and approved the report of the Committee for Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
          The Chief Minister said that the contractual employees like Anganwadi workers and Data Entry Operators and those engaged under the outsourcing policy would also be benefitted in the same proportion in which the other employees would get the benefit of the CPC. The Chief Minister said that the Departments of the Government would submit their proposals in this regard within a week. Also, the risk allowance admissible to the police personnel would continue upto March 31,2017, whereas earlier it was admissible upto the year 2015.
          The Committee had received more than 200 representations, which were considered while formulating the report.
          It was observed that the pay scales system upto 5th CPC, was changed to Pay Band and Grade Pay in 6th CPC. In 7th CPC a new system of pay matrix has been introduced.
          About 2.5 lakh employees of Group-A, B, C and D will get a hike of 32 per cent over basic pay as on January 1,2016. Against 32 existing grade pays, 21 pay levels have been prescribed of which 14 levels are same as of Government of India whereas seven are different. The pay matrix is simpler, easier to understand and closer to the pay structure of Government of India. About two lakh employees of Group A, B and C will have identical pay levels of matrix to that of Government of India.
 By introducing only 21 pay levels, inter-departmental disparities would be settled to a large extent and the demand of Group-C employees for Government of India pattern will be met to a large extent.
 Pay of all existing employees will be fixed uniformly by multiplying a fitment factor of 2.57 and the resultant figure will be placed in the same/ next cell of relevant level.
          Group - D posts have been retained on the demand of major Employees Unions and the administrative needs of the State. Grade pay of Group-D Rs 1300, Rs 1400 merged with higher grade pay of Rs 1650 and their minimum pay will be Rs 16,900.
          Assured Career Progression (ACP) will be more attractive for Group-C and D employees. About one lakh employees, (40,000 of Group-D and 60,000 of Group-C) will be benefited due to higher ACP structure.
          The Cabinet also considered and approved Haryana Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and Haryana Civil Services (Assured Career Progression) Rules, 2016.
          The Cabinet also authorized the Government to issue such suitable instructions as deemed necessary to disburse payment of arrears on account of revision of pay in a manner proposed in the report.
REVISION OF PENSION: The Haryana Government has constituted a three-member committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr P. Raghavendra Rao for revision of pension, as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
          The other two members of the Committee are IAS officers namely Mr Anil Malik and Mr Shrikant Walgad.
          The Cabinet also approved the draft of the amendment in Service Rules of Steno Typist/Junior Scale Stenographer/Senior Scale Stenographer in Public Health Engineering Department.
          These Rules would be known as Haryana Public Works Department, Public Health Branch, headquarters Office Ministerial (Group C) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2016.
          The Cabinet also approved the draft of Haryana Industries and Commerce Department (Group A) Service Rules, 2016 as the existing Service Rules have been comprehensively revised to bring the same in conformity with the restructuring plan of the Department.
          It was observed that in the existing Group A Service Rules, there was a provision of merit-cum-seniority for promotion but criteria was not mentioned. However, in the draft Service Rules, the criteria of merit-cum-seniority for promotion has been prescribed on the basis of score of ACR and seniority. The same provision was notified in the Group B Service Rules of the Department in 2014.

Cabinet approves PWD proposal to close five toll points

The Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal,  here today approved the proposal of the Public Works (Building and Roads) Department to close five toll points after the expiry of their present agreement and install three new toll points, in the State, near Inter-state borders.
          The five toll points which are to be closed include Gurugram-Pataudi road at km 10 near Gurgaon. Its toll agreement would close on December 12,2017; Gurgaon-Farrukh Nagar-Jhajjar road at km 7 near Gurugram as its toll agreement would complete on August 27,2017. The third toll point is Neval Gheer Garhi Birbal road at km 1 and at km 52. Its date of completion of toll agreement is November 30,2016. The toll agreement of Pehowa-Ladwa-Saharanpur Haridwar road, Section 3rd gate of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra to Pehowa at km 98, would close on November 15,2016 and that of Karnal Rambha Indri Ladwa road, at km 27 would close on October 17,2016, but the agreement would close on November 15,2016 because it has one month’s extension.
          The three new toll points which would be installed after completion of repair work include Palwal-Jewar-Aligarh road, Ateli to Kheri road in Mahendragarh district and Narnaul-Koriawas-Rambass road upto Rajasthan border in Mahendragarh district.
RISK ALLOWANCE:  The Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government has decided to extend the period of monthly risk allowance of Rs 5000   admissible to the employees of police department upto March 31, 2017.
           Mr Manohar Lal was addressing a press conference   after presiding over a meeting of the State Cabinet here today.
          He said that earlier, this incentive  was admissible to the employees of police department up to December 31, 2015, but in the larger interest of the employees, the State Government has decided to further extend its period.

Hearing on SYL in SC completed

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal,  today said that the final hearing on the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal has been completed by the Supreme Court, but it has reserved its verdict. He hoped that the decision of the Court  would be in  favour of Haryana.
          Mr Manohar Lal, who was addressing a press conference after presiding over a meeting of the State Cabinet here today, hoped that the Supreme Court  would soon deliver its verdict.
          He said that the issue of SYL had been lying pending in the Supreme Court for presidential reference for the last 12 years. But the Present State Government strongly pleaded the case in the Supreme Court and ensured its regular hearing.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Upper limit of 60 km for bus passes for students removed

 With a view to facilitate students in the State, the Haryana Government has removed the upper limit of 60 kilometres for bus passes issued to them.
        This was stated by Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar, after inaugurating bus stand constructed over a piece of land measuring three kanal and 16 marla at a cost of Rs 56 lakh at Barwala in district Panchkula today.
He said that Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to allow students to get passes issued for any destination without limit on distance. The Haryana State Transport is already providing free travel facilities to girl students of all colleges and universities in the State.
He said that 108 buses would be operated from the new bus stand at Barwala, including 80 of Haryana State Transport, two of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking and 26 private buses.
He said that as a result of the transparency brought in due to adoption of e-Tender and other systems, the State Government had saved Rs 10 crore on construction of 36-acre bus stand in Jhajjar, which was built at a cost of Rs 26 crore instead of the estimated Rs 36 crore. Similarly, bus stands were constructed at Ferozepur Jhirka, Nuh and village Matloda with savings of Rs three crore each, he added.
Member of Legislative Assembly, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta, was also present on this occasion.

Services of six officials on NHM panel

The Haryana Government has terminated with immediate effect the services of six office-bearers of the committee constituted under the National Health Mission (NHM) for participating in the strike, instigating the employees and disrupting government health services in the state.
         Stating this here today, the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said that an FIR might be registered against these office-bearers for instigating the employees and disrupting the health services. Similar action would be taken against those employees who participate in such strikes.
         The NHM officials whose services have been terminated are President, NHM Association, Surender Gautam, Vice-President,  Vijay Kamboj, General Secretary, Atul Gijwani, and members, Vikram Soni, Tarandeep Singh and Pushkar Dahiya.
        Describing the strike as illegal, the minister said that all employees working under the NHM had been cautioned against going on strike. These employees had been hired on contract basis under the Centre-run NHM for completing a specified task within a specified period. It has been clearly specified in their contracts that they could not stake claim for regularisation of their services, he added.
        Mr Vij said that in view of the prevalence of diseases like  Dengue and Chikungunya in Haryana and in the neighbouring states, the strike amounted to abdication of responsibility and posed a grave risk to the health of patients and the society. They would not be allowed to risk the health of the people of the state. It seems that external forces are instigating the employees, he added.
       Doctors should also not go on strike as they are gazetted officers. They do not have any demands to make. Implementing the announcement made by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, the Haryana Government has increased the retirement age of doctors from 58 to 65 years. Apart from this, it has also been announced to enhance the allowance granted for conducting the post-mortem, which would soon be implemented. Under this, doctors and Class-IV employees would get Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 per post-mortem.
          Mr Vij said that external forces would not be allowed to instigate the employees, officers and doctors of the Health Department. Notice has already been issued to doctors not to proceed on strike. Cases would be registered against doctors going on strike, for instigating the employees and disrupting government health services, he added.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Haryana providing 117 e-Services to public

 Haryana Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain said that 117 e-Services were being provided to the people of the state through 125 e-Disha centres. Besides, 3,160 Common Service Centres have been opened in the State for facilitating the people.
        Mrs. Kavita Jain was speaking after launching Haryana and Punjab webpage of Khas Khabar news portal ( alongwith Vice Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Dr. Raj Kumar Verka here today.
        She said that social media was playing a significant and effective role by making possible exchange of news at rapid pace. News serves as a mirror to the society and media is playing a significant role in taking welfare schemes and policies of the government to the people, she added.
GEETA CALLS ON ANIL VIJ: Wrestler, Geeta Phogat called on Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij here today to thank him as the State Government has appointed her as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
          Ms Geeta had won a gold medal in Commonwealth Games.
RECRUITMENT OF DOCTORS: Haryana Health Minister  Anil Vij has directed the concerned officers of the Department to soon prepare a cadre of specialist doctors so that recruitment of doctors could be made on its basis.
        The Health Minister, who was presiding over a review meeting of the Department here today, also directed to specify the number of posts of specialist doctors. Besides, keeping in view the demand of the doctors, he said that Medical Officers would be promoted to the post of Assistant Senior Medical Officer after a fixed period of time.
          Mr. Vij said that the Department would also implement a scheme to prepare Health Cards of all people in the State under which about 36 necessary tests would be conducted after a fixed interval. It was also being considered to link these health cards with Aadhaar Cards so that people may not face any problem in assessing their records anytime at any place.
         He also sought a report regarding delay being caused in computerisation of Civil hospital at Ambala  .
        Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Mr. Rajan Gupta, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Dr. Saket Kumar, Director General, Health, Dr. Kamla Singh and other senior officers of the Department were also present in the meeting.
EX-GRATIA INCREASED: The Haryana Government has increased the amount of ex-gratia admissible to the Home Guards and Civil Defence Volunteers, in case they suffer serious injury or die while on duty.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Home Guards and Civil Defence Department said that in case of death, an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh would be admissible to the dependents of the deceased as against Rs one lakh earlier. He said that in case of serious injury, the amount of ex-gratia has been doubled from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

HAFED earns net profit of Rs. 38.06 crore

The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation  (HAFED) has  earned   net profit of Rs. 38.06 crore after tax for the financial year 2015-16 whereas its   net profit after tax for the year 2014-15 was  Rs. 20.31 crore.
          While stating this today, Chairman, HAFED, Mr Harvinder Kalyan said that the Minister of State for Cooperation,  Mr Manish Grover  has decided that, the cooperative federations like HAFED and the Haryana Dairy Development Federation would work jointly to market their quality products   to the people. Also,  during the Golden Jubilee year of Haryana, the HAFED would focus on marketing of its products not only in Haryana, but also in other states of the country. 
          He said that the HAFED has  achieved a higher turnover of Rs. 8,780 crore during the year 2015-16 as compared to that of Rs.8,501 crore in the previous financial year.
          He said that the HAFED is the largest apex cooperative federation in the State. It came into existence on November 1st, 1966 with the formation of Haryana as a separate State. For the last 50 years, it has been playing a leading role in serving the farmers of the State as well as customers in India by providing hygienic and high quality agri-processed products like Kachhi Ghani Mustard Oil, Chakki Atta, Basmati Rice, Soybean oil and Sugar. Besides this it is also manufacturing and selling its cattle feed products to the farmers.

HSIIDC invites online applications from rural-unemployed youth

Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has invited online applications from rural-unemployed youth and prospective entrepreneurs for allotment of industrial plots and sheds in Udhyog Kunjs located in districts of Gurugram, Jind, Bhiwani, Hisar and Sirsa. The last date for submission of applications complete in all respects and remitting application money is November 24, 2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the HSIIDC said that there are ten plots and one shed available for allotment in Alipur, district Gurugram and 18 plots and seven sheds in Shadipur Julana, district Jind.
Similarly, there are eight plots and ten sheds in Mundhal Khurd, district Bhiwani, 83 plots and two sheds in Chikenwas, district Hisar and 29 plots and ten sheds in Bhaudin, district Sirsa.
        He said that the allotment of plots and sheds would be made in order of priority to the unemployed or self-employed youth of the village that has made the land available for the purpose, for expansion of the existing tiny units by the existing allottees or for development of a skill development centre or facility by any person or entity, which would enhance the skills and employability of the rural youth of the area. In case sufficient number of applications are not available from the concerned village, the allotment would be made to applicants from within the Development Block where such Udhyog Kunjs are situated.
        The spokesman said that in case the response against advertisement is not satisfactory,the Committee would consider allotment of plots and sheds to any other rural unemployed or self-employed youths. If applications received for allotments are more than the advertised plots and sheds, the Committee would adopt e-auction for allotment. The applicants are required to submit a village sarpanch’s certificate alongwith their applications. Sarpanch’s certificate would clearly indicate the name of the village, block and district where the applicant is residing. He said that warehousing activities are permitted in plots and sheds. The decision of Allotment Committee for allotment of plots and sheds would be final and no appeal would lie against it. The plots and sheds would be allotted on “as is where is basis”, he added.
        He said that the applicants would have to register at e-governance portal of HSIIDC, fill online application form, upload requisite documents and remit prescribed application money as per prescribed procedure and submit the application. Complete details of offered plots and sheds with tentative size are available on website and webpage: In case any applicant desires any particular plot or shed, he may indicate the same in his application, he added.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Haryana Cabinet meeting on October 25

The Haryana Cabinet will meet under chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal at Committee Room, 4th Floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat on October 25at 11.00 A.M.
EX-GRACIA ENHANCED: The Haryana Government has enhanced the ex gratia grant being given to family members of police personnel who die in the line of duty from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. Besides, the accidental insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh being given to police personnel through HDFC Bank has also been increased to Rs 30 lakh.
        The Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. K.P. Singh, who was speaking at the state-level Police ‘Smriti Parade’ at Panchkula, near here, today, said that Haryana Police was fully prepared to tackle criminal elements.
        He also paid glowing tributes to martyr constable Raj Singh  of Haryana Police  and other martyrs of  Police and Paramilitary Forces.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR OP SINGH: The Haryana Government has ordered that O.P. Singh, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hisar Range, Hisar would also be IGP, Modernisation with his additional charge, against vacancy.
 MEDICAL CLAIMS FOR EMERGENCY SUFFERERS: The Haryana Government has decided that   all those persons and their spouses, who have been identified as sufferers during the emergency imposed by the Congress government, would get the facility of   reimbursement of their medical claims on the pattern of employees of the State Government.
While stating this today, Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that a proposal to this effect has been approved by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar  Lal.
Mr Vij said that   all such sufferers and their spouses would be identified in the state and Deputy Commissioner  concerned would issue them photo identity cards  as this incentive   would only be admissible to those having photo identity cards. The Deputy Commissioner  of the concerned district  would designate  such  an agency which would  receive the medical claims from eligible beneficiaries and get these reimbursed.
He said that for indoor treatment, full reimbursement would be allowed on the expenditure incurred for the treatment taken from the government hospital. He said that in case of approved private hospitals and for treatment  in private wards, the reimbursement would be allowed as per government rules. Besides, in case of un-approved private hospitals, the medical bill would be reimbursed on issuance of an emergency certificate by the Civil Surgeon of the concerned district.
The Minister said that in case of outdoor treatment, the reimbursement would be allowed from government and approved hospital subject to the condition that the person would obtain a chronic disease certificate from the concerned Civil Surgeon and bill would be worked out as per the instructions applicable to the hospitals as in case of indoor treatment.
ILLUMINATING GOVT BUILDINGS: the Haryana Government has decided to illuminate  all government office and heritage buildings of the State   from ‘sunset to sunrise’ for two weeks from October 24 to November 7, 2016 in view of Swarna Jayanti Celebrations of the State.While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that instructions have also been issued to  take adequate safety measures to ensure that no untoward incident occurs due to illuminations.
He said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Commissioners, Ambala, Hisar, Gurgaon and Rohtak Divisions, the Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Deputy Commissioners, Managing Directors and Chief Administrators of all   Boards and Corporations and Registrars of all the Universities in the State to ensure strict compliance of these instructions.

Haryana Government transfers 9 IAS and 4 HCS officers

The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of nine IAS officers and four HCS officers with immediate effect.
        Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department has given additional charge of Chairperson, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi, relieving Anand Mohan Sharan of the said charge. She will also look after the work of Managing Director, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi, in addition to her present duties, against a vacant post.
        Varinder Singh Kundu, ACS, Agriculture Department, has been posted as ACS, Tourism Department.
        Sumita Misra, Principal Secretary, Housing and Cultural Affairs Departments has been given additional charge of Principal Secretary, Archives and Archaelogy and Museums Departments, against vacant posts.
Abhilaksh Likhi, Principal Secretary, Tourism Department has been posted as Principal Secretary, Agriculture Department.
Pradeep Kasni, Director General and Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department goes as Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation vice Wazeer Singh Goyat.
Mohammed Shayin, Managing Director, Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Higher Education Department and State Project Director, State Higher Education Council (Ex-Officio) in Higher Education under NHEAB scheme vice Vikas Yadav. He would also be Managing Director, Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited.
        Wazeer Singh Goyat, Director and Special Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Managing Director, Haryana Scheduled Castes Development Corporation, Managing Director, Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Section Kalyan Nigam and Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation goes as Director and Special Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department vice Pradeep Kasni. He would also be Managing Director, Haryana Scheduled Castes Development Corportation and Managing Director, Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Section Kalyan Nigam.
        Vikas Yadav, Director and Special Secretary, Higher Education Department and State Project Director, State Higher Education Council (Ex-Officio) in Higher Education under NHEAB scheme has been posted as Registrar, Cooperative Societies vice Ashok Sangwan.
Ashok Sangwan, Registrar, Cooperative Societies and Advisor and Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, goes as Director and Special Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department vice Wazeer Singh Goyat. He would also be Advisor and Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department.
        Among HCS officers, Ram Sarup Verma, Special Secretary, Irrgiation Department and Managing Director, HSMITC has been given additional charge of Administrator, HUDA (Headquarters), Panchkula relieving Hardeep Singh of the said charge.
Kulwant Kumar Kalson, Zonal Adminstrator, HSAMB, Hisar has been posted as Assistant Director, Consolidation of Holdings, Rohtak against a vacant post.
Manish Kumar Lohan, Estate Officer, HUDA, Panchkula has been posted as Deputy Secretary, Haryana Public Services Commission, against a vacant post.
Satish Kumar, Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Tohana, has been given additional charge of Zonal Administrator, HSAMB, Karnal relieving Varsha Khangwal of the said charge.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Four new sub-tehsils created in Gurugaon district

The Haryana Government has created four new sub-tehsils of Wazirabad, Badshahpur, Kadipur and Harsaru in district Gurgaon. These sub-tehsils have been created by varying the limits of the areas of tehsil Gurgaon and altering the number of sub-tehsils by excluding the area of sub-tehsils from tehsil Gurgaon.
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of Revenue and Disaster Management Department said that Wazirabad sub-tehsil comprises 33 villages namely Babupur, Dharmpur, Pawala Khusrupur, Mohammadheri, Daulatabad, Tikampur, Dhanwapur, Basai, Kadipur, Gadaulikhurd, Gadaulikalan, Khandsa, Mohammadpur Jharsa, Sinhi, Harsaru, Kherkimajra, Dhankaut, Gopalpur, Ghari Harsaru, Saad Rana, Hamirpur, Mewka, Wajirpur, Hayatpur, Dhorka, Budhera, Chandu, Makdaula, Bhangraula, Kankraula, Baans Hariya, Baans Kusla and Dhana.
            The 12 village of Badshahpur sub-tehsil would be Bajghera, Chauma, Saraialiwardi, Katarpuri, Dundahera, Maulahera, Gurgaon, Inayatpur, Hidayatpur Chawani, Sehroll, Sukhrali and Shahpur. Similarly, Kadipur sub-tehsil comprises 20 villages of   Nathupur, Sikandpur Ghosi, Chakkarpur, Silokara, Kanhai, Wajiradbad, Haidarpur Wiran, Gawalpahri, Balola, Ghata, Bandhwari, Behrampur, Ullawas, Kadarpur, Jhadsa, Bindapur, Samspur, Fatehpur, Adampur and Tigra.
            The 23 village of new sub-tehsil Harsaru included  Ghumaspur, Maidawas, Nangli Umarpur, Badshahpur, Aklempur, Islampur, Naharpur Rupa, Tikli, Behrampr, Begampur Khatola, Fazilpur Jhadsa, Ghasaula, Palara, Noorpur Jhadsa, Tikri, Gairatpur Bass, Narsinhpur, Kherki Daula, Rampur, Shikohpur, Darbaripur, Hasanpur and Sakatpur.

Guidelines for sale of fireworks in Haryana

With a view to preventing occurrence of any untoward incident on the occasion of Diwali festival, the Haryana Government has issued guidelines to be followed for sale of fireworks in the State.
          While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that all the municipalities in the State have been asked to cancel leave of all fire officers and employees to ensure their presence. Also, they would ensure that all their fire tenders are in working order and have adequate quantity of fuel.   Senior Fire Station Officers of all the four Divisions in the State should inspect fire tenders. It should also be ensured that all the fire tenders   have insurance cover.
          He said that shops of fireworks should be set up in the open space and outside the city limits and the difference between the two shops should be at least three meters. Two buckets of sand and adequate quantity of water should be available in front of every shop. There should be strict compliance of fire safety measures.  Assistance of police, if required, should be sought   to prevent   any untoward incident, he added.
          The spokesman as per the provisions under Rule-84 of Explosive Rules 2008, the District Magistrate may issue temporary licenses for possession and sale of fireworks would be kept in a shed made of non-flammable material which is closed and secured so as to prevent access by unauthorized persons. The sheds to keep and sell fireworks should be at a distance of at least three meters from each other and 50 meters from any protected work. The sheds should not face each other. 
          He said that no oil burning lamps, gas lamps or naked lights should be used in the shed or within the safe distance of the sheds. Electrical lights, if used, should be fixed to the wall or ceiling and should not be suspended by flexible wire. Apart from this, switches for each shop should be fixed rigidly to the wall and a master switch should be provided for each row of sheds. He said that display of fireworks should not be allowed within 50 meters of any shed and in one cluster not more than 50 shops should be permitted.
          He said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all the Commissioners of Municipal Corporations,   Deputy Commissioners, Executive Officers and Secretaries of Municipal Councils and Municipal Committees with instructions to ensure strict compliance of these instructions.

Retirement age of practicing doctors raised to 65

In a significant move to check the shortage of doctors in the State, the Haryana Government today decided to raise the retirement age of practicing doctors from 58 to 65 years. 
        This was stated by Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij while talking to mediapersons after the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal presided over a meeting here today in which this decision was taken. Mr Vij said that in doing so, the State Government has followed the vision of our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
        Mr Vij said that it has also been decided that those doctors who were working on administrative posts, would retire at the age of 58 years, but would be able to continue to serve upto 65 years only if they opt to practice in any health institution of their choice. He said that it has also been decided to invite applications from those retired doctors who would like to re-join the service as a medical practitioner. They would be re-employed. He said that this measure would help in checking the shortage of doctors in the State.
DISTRIBUTION OF MOONG DAL: The Haryana Government has decided to distribute Moong Dal Chilka in two lots for the period of July-August and September-October 2016. 
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that the allocation for these months has been prepared on the basis of verified figures of ration card as per the latest report prepared by e-PDS Application, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre.
          He said that a total of 11,060 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Moong Dal Chilka has been allocated for a total of 11,06,088   ration cards of Central Below Poverty Line (CBPL), State Below Poverty Line (SBPL) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families in all districts of the State. The total allocation of Moong Dal Chilka included 716 MT for district Ambala, 810 MT for district Bhiwani, 619 MT for district Fatehabad, 494 MT for district Fatehabad, 351 MT for district Gurugram, 786 MT for district Hisar, 296 MT for district Jhajjar, 663 MT for district Jind, 582 MT for district Kaithal, 669 MT for district Karnal and 504 MT for district Kurukshetra. Similarly, 490 MT of Moong Dal Chilka has been allocated for district Mahendragarh, 390 MT for district Mewat, 359 MT for district Palwal, 109 MT for district Panchkula, 479 MT each for district Panipat and district Rewari, 429 MT for district Rohtak, 652 MT for district Sirsa, 547 MT for district Sonepat and 636 MT for district Yamunanagar.
          He said that all the District Food and Supplies Controllers have been directed to take care that the suppliers would have to supply the Moong Dal Chilka under Dal Roti Scheme for the month of July-August, 2016 and September-October, 2016 in two lots with a 15 days gap on completion of first lot.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Governor stresses need to promote organic farming

 The State Agricultural Marketing Board, U.T. Chandigarh in association with Kheti Virasat Mission organized a seminar on “Organic Farming” for observing World Food Day at NITTTR Auditorium, Sector-26, Chandigarh today. Shri V.P. Singh Badnore, the Governor of Punjab & the Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh was the chief guest and Smt. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament; Chandigarh was the guest of honor on this occasion.
 The seminar was a huge success and was attended by experts, farmers, counselors and teachers. The objective of the seminar was to promote eco-friendly concept of cultivation reducing the dependency on chemicals and fertilizers for the benefit of farmers.  The farmers were guided and motivated to use farm yard manure/vermi compost and organic fertilizers/organic inputs etc for production of organic agriculture produce with the scientific way.
 Smt. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament; Chandigarh was overwhelmed to see the turnout at the event, and therefore she lauded the initiative of State Agricultural Marketing Board and Kheti Virasat Mission. Expressing her happiness on Chandigarh being awarded as the first Solar City, she stressed on now becoming the Organic City. She further requested the Governor to extend his support in creating an Organic market or mandi in Chandigarh.
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh said, “I feel glad to be a part of this wonderful platform where experts from diverse regions are sharing their enriched knowledge in the field of organic farming. I strongly believe that Chandigarh can become smart in true sense by becoming an Organic City.” He also appreciated the State Marketing Board and Kheti Virasat Mission for bringing this subject to the public platform, and ensured the Member of Parliament his support in creating an Organic Market or Mandi in Chandigarh.” 
Mr M.P Singh, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to the Governor of Punjab, Mr Parimal Rai, IAS, the Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh,Mr. K. Narsimha, IAS, Secretary Agriculture, UT, Chandigarh, Mr . Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Secretary State Agricultural Marketing Board, U.T. Chandigarh, Mr. Virender Chaudhary, H.C.S. Joint Secretary, State Agricultural Marketing Board, U.T. Chandigarh, Mr . Ramvir Bhatti, Chairman, Market Committee, Chandigarh, Mr  Umendra Dutt, Executive Director, Kheti Virasat Mission, Mr M.P Poonia, Director, NITTTER, Chandigarh were also present during the occasion.

CM approves 145 cr for construction of ROBs and RUBs

 Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has accorded administrative approval of Rs 145 crore for the construction of three Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) and 10 Railway Under Bridges (RUBs) on the level crossings of Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors passing through the State.
        While stating this here today, Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh said that total length of the dedicated freight corridor passing through Haryana would be about 274 kms and it would pass through districts Mahendragarh, Rewari, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Palwal and Nuh. He said that Rs 100 crore have already been approved for construction of four ROBs falling on the dedicated freight corridor route in Rewari and Narnaul districts.
        Giving details of the ROBs to be constructed, the Minister said that a two-lane ROB would be constructed on Mohri-Keshri-Bihta road at level crossing 117 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line at Kasri in district Ambala at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore whereas another two-lane ROB would be constructed on Ladwa-Mustfabad road at level crossing 106 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line in district Yamunanagar at a cost of Rs 25 crore. Similarly, approval has also been granted for construction of a two-lane ROB on NH-73 to Old Radour road at level crossing 98 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line in district Yamunanagar at a cost of Rs 35 crore.
        Rao Narbir Singh said that in district Ambala, five two-lane RUBs would be constructed, including on internal road of Barara at level crossing 111, Manav Chowk to railway crossing at level crossing 126, Naya Gaon to Krishna Colony at level crossing 127, Ladwa-Mustafabad road at level crossing 107 and Jandli to Kaulan at level crossing 124 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line at an estimated cost of Rs five crore each. Similarly, the construction of two-lane RUB on Pansara-Sahjadpur road at level crossing 97 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line in Ambala would be undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.
        The Minister said that approval had also been accorded for construction of three two-lane RUBs on Jagadhari-Ambala road at level crossing 118, Chanderpur link road, Yamunanagar at level crossing 99, and on Mandebar to Farakpur at level crossing 100 on Ambala-Saharanpur railway line in district Yamunanagar. These RUBs would be constructed at an estimated expenditure of Rs five crore each. In addition, RUB would also be constructed on Narnaul to Bhroad at level crossing 42 on Rewari-Fulera railway line in district Mahendragarh at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.
        He said that Eastern Freight Dedicated Corridor would start from Ludhiana-Ambala-Saharanpur-Meerut up to Dankuni in West Bengal, whereas Western Dedicated Freight Corridor would start from Delhi-Rewari up to Mumbai.


Better facilities planned for visitors at Surajkund Crafts Mela

 With a view to attract more visitors to the International Surajkund Crafts Mela to be held in Faridabad from February 1 to 15, 2017, the Haryana Government has directed the officers of the Tourism Department to provide better facilities for visitors at the venue.
        This was informed by Principal Secretary Tourism, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, who made a spot inspection of Surajkund Mela Ground in Faridabad today.
        He said that as the Mela showcased the best of the art, culture, traditions and heritage of the country, it witnessed heavy footfall, with visitors arriving from across the globe to be a part of this extravaganza.  
Dr Likhi, also chaired a divisional-level review meeting of Tourism Department, where he directed the officers to increase operation profits of its tourist complexes. He also reviewed the situation of land banks and asked the officers to redress the complaints received on CM Window on priority basis. He also directed them to take follow up action on Chief Minister announcements.
FIVE OFFICERS PROMOTED: The Haryana Government has issued promotion orders of five officers and officials of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department with immediate effect.
        Deputy Director Dr Ved Parkash has been promoted to the post of Joint Director. Mrs Sukhwinder Kaur, Assistant Information and Public Relations Officer has been promoted to the post of Information and Public Relations Officer.
        Mrs Hemlata, Deputy Superintendent has been promoted to the post of Superintendent whereas Personal Assistant Mr Mohinder Pal has been promoted to the post of Private Secretary. Mr Om Parkash, Light Man has been promoted to the post of Assistant Cameraman.

Haryana to construct trauma centres on main highways

Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal, has said that trauma centres would be established at every 50-60 kilometres on main highways in the state to provide quick medical aid to accident victims. Besides, half the revenue generated from challaning of vehicles would be utilised for development works of Police Department.
The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering after inaugurating Police Assistance Booths in Karnal today.
He said that 20 Police Assistance Booths have been established from Delhi-Kundli border to Ambala, which have been inaugurated from Karnal and made functional today. Every Police Assistance Booth would have a motorcycle, an ambulance and would be manned by five police personnel.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government was providing healthcare facilities to the people, along with traffic management facilities. He also underlined the importance of traffic rules and urged the people to assume collective responsibility and follow these rules for ensuring social and individual safety. He also appreciated the Haryana Police and said that State Police was doing commendable work in management of traffic.
The Chief Minister also flagged off motorcycles of Police Assistance Booths. Earlier, he also sought information about e-challan machines.
Director General of Police, Dr. K.P. Singh, welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised him about various activities of the department.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Haryana to observe 'United Nations Day' on October 24

The Haryana Government has decided to observe 'United Nations Day' on October 24, 2016 in a befitting manner.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the office of Chief Secretary said that all the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners in the state have been asked to organise joint programmes by the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations on this day. United Nations Flag along with National Flag should be hoisted at public places in all district headquarters. They have also been asked to organise social functions, group meetings, seminars, poster competitions, essay writing competitions, declamation contest and talks on the duties of United Nations Organisation.
TGT TRANSFER PROCESS: Haryana Education Minister, Ram Bilas Sharma, said that under the ongoing transfer process, the Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) and Classical and Vernacular (C and V) category teachers in the State could register their preference for school and zone on the MIS portal from October 18 to 21, 2016. Earlier, October 14 was the last date for indicating their preference.
    The Education Minister, who was in a meeting with representatives of ‘Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh’ here today, said that the online process for transfer of teachers was under progress and in view of the demand of teachers, the option of ‘YES’ on the portal had been made available again for those teachers who have not completed five years on their present place of posting and still wish to get transferred.
    He said that the teachers could again select option ‘YES’ on the portal on October 16 and 17, 2016. Besides, the Department has also carried out fresh allocation of subjects in schools and now teachers could again give their preference for school and zone on the portal from October 18 to 21, 2016, he added.
EXPENDITURE CEILING INCREASED: Haryana Government has decided to increase the expenditure ceiling for officers for participating in training programmes, seminars and workshops.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Chief Secretary Office said that expenditure limit of Rs 40,000 has been decided for All India Services Officers such as IAS and IPS and other officers posted as Head of Department or above (in addition to the mandatory training). Similarly, Rs 30,000 has been decided for Haryana Civil Services and Haryana Police Services officers (in addition to the mandatory training) and Rs 20,000 for all other officers. These instructions would be applicable to officers of all departments participating in training programmes, seminars and workshops, he added.
        A written communication in this regard has been sent to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) in the State.
GERMANY ENTREPRENEURS: Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation (Independent Charge), Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, met several prominent personalities of Germany and invited entrepreneurs from the country to invest in Haryana.
    The Minister, who is on a personal visit to Germany from October 8 to 17, 2016, said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, the Haryana Government had taken many unique initiatives to promote industries in the State. Several new industrial units are being established in the State as a result of these efforts, he added.
    He said that the State Government was also providing several facilities to entreprenuers under ease of doing business. An Industrial Model Township has been established in Rohtak where special facilities are being provided to the entrepreneurs, he added.
    During the visit, the Minister was informed about the German culture, food, educational system and the amenities being provided to the people. He was also informed that Germany has abundant potential in the automobile sector.
ASTROTURF STADIUM: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would inaugurate and lay foundation stones of various projects in Ellenabad, district Sirsa on October 16, 2016.
        While stating this today, a spokesman of District Administration, Sirsa said that the Chief Minister would inaugurate the Astroturf Hockey Stadium set up at a cost of over Rs 5 crore in Shri Guru Hari Singh College, Jiwan Nagar. Also, he would inaugurate a 33KV Sub Station set up at a cost of Rs 2.32 crore in Sector 19 of Sirsa and a Railway Over Bridge in Dabwali.
        He said that on this occasion, the Chief Minister would also lay foundation stone of Railway Under Bridge on a railway crossing at Ellenabad-Nohar road which would cost about Rs five crore and after that, the Chief Minister would address a huge public rally.
On the same day, the Chief Minister would address a public rally in Kharkhoda, district Sonipat, he added.
SWARAN JAYANTI:  Haryana Government has designated Under Secretary, Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Authority as First Appellate Authority in respect of the Authority under the Right to Information Act.
MOBILE APPLICATION: Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, today launched mobile application ‘Chandigarh My City My App’, which would allow users to access all information related to the City.
        Describing Chandigarh as a beautiful and pleasant city, the Governor, who launched the application at Haryana Raj Bhavan here, said that tourists and people in the city would get updated information about the city through this application released by Amar Ujala newspaper publishing group. The mobile application would have information related to weather, tourist spots and markets, he added.
        On the occasion, Resident Editor of the Publication, Mr. Sanjay Abhigyan gave detailed information about the mobile application.

Haryana CM announces constitution of 'Safai Karamchari Ayog’

 While announcing bonanza for the Safai Karamcharis in the State, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today announced to constitute ‘Haryana Safai Karamchari Ayog’ in the State. The Ayog will look after the interest of Safai Karamcharis and work for their betterment.
Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as a Chief Guest in the State Level Samrasta Divas Samaroh organized on the eve of Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti at Jind today. He said that efforts would be made to ensure that 50 per cent Safai Contracts (contracts of cleanliness)    are given to the people belonging to Valmiki Community.
On this occasion, he also announced a slew of incentives for the people belonging to Valmiki Community. These included Rs 21 lakh each for the construction of Valmiki Bhawan at Barara in district Ambala and Karnal and Rs 21 lakh on behalf of Union Minister for Steel Ch. Birender Singh for the construction of Balmiki Bhawan in Narwana, recruitment of 1,000 new safai karamacharis in rural areas in the next two months and their salaries would also be increased, village level committees on every 10 to 15 villages to ensure that the Safai Karamcharis get adequate tools and dress. He also announced to institute award after the name of Dayanad Mayana, a freedom fighter and renowned sangi belonging to Valmiki Community and said that the new sports stadium in sector-9, Jind would be named after Eklavya.
Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State Government would also ensure that proper reservation policy is followed while recruitment in different departments through outsourcing so that candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes could get the benefit of reservation. He also announced that a special recruitment drive would be launched to complete the backlog of vacant posts reserved for Scheduled Castes category in different department of the state within next six months. He assured that the State Government would strongly plead the case regarding the SC-A and SC-B in the Supreme Court.
While congratulating the people on the eve of birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki, the Chief Minister exhorted the people to take inspiration from his life. He said that last year on the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki, he had announced in Kaithal that Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Saint Kabir Jayanti and Ambedkar Jayanti would be celebrated at the State level. In the same series, today’s function has been organized. On this occasion, he also urged the people to take maximum benefit of schemes being run for the welfare of scheduled castes.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government has completed it’s about two year’s tenure. During this period, he has visited 76 out of total 90 assembly constituencies and announced various projects of development as per the demand and requirement of the area. Terming the third year as of prime importance, he said that during this year, focus of his government would be on providing maximum jobs to the youth, be it in the government sector, private sector or by making them self-employed through skill development so as to realize the dream of poor and needy.
He said that the State Government would increase the monthly old age allowance to Rs 1,600 from January 1, 2017. Referring to the demand of Union Minister Ch. Birender  Singh, the Chief Minister assured that the State Government would get the proposal examined regarding reducing the age limit of SC beneficiaries of old age allowance from 60 years to 55. He said that the State Government is working to make the State kerosene free. It is matter of pride that eight districts would become kerosene free by November 1, 2016 and by March 31, 2017, all districts of the State would achieve this feat, he added.
The Chief Minister said that aim of the State Government is to provide affordable housing facility to all. The Haryana Housing Board has constructed and allotted 87,000 houses including 65,000 to the Economic Weaker Section. Apart from this, 13,000 houses are under construction of which 5,000 houses would be allotted before December 31, 2016. He said that the Government plans to provide two lakh affordable houses in the State by next three years.
He said that the State Government’s resolve is to end corruption and provide a transparent and responsible administration to the people. He said that it is one of the specialities of the State Government that none of its leader is facing any charge of corruption. He said that ration cards in the State has been made online to ensure transparency in the distribution of essential commodities. A survey has been got conducted in which, five lakh families have been found using both kerosene and LPG gas. The State Government has discontinued issuing the supply of kerosene to such beneficiaries which resulted in saving subsidy to the tune of Rs 101 crore.
Earlier, speaking on this occasion, Union Minister for Steel, Ch. Birender Singh urged the people belonging to scheduled castes to remain united and not to be misguided by those having vested interests. Without naming the party, he said that during the last 60 years, a party made tall claims for their welfare but did nothing after they came into the power.
Others who also spoke on this occasion included Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P Dhankar, Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar, Minister of State for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Mr. Krishan Kumar Bedi, BJP State President, Mr. Subhash Barala, Member of Parliament, Mr. Ramesh Kaushik, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Bakshish Singh Virk and MLAs namely Mr. Vishambhar Valmiki and Mrs. Santosh Sarwan.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

President to inaugurate International Gita Mahotsava

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, will inaugurate the five-day International Gita Mahotsava at Kurukshetra on December 6,2016.
          While stating this today, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that the Gita Mahotsava is being celebrated to take the eternal message of Bhagavad Gita to the world stage during its 5153rd birth anniversary.
          He said that a series of programmes would be organized during the days of the Mahotsava. At the inaugural function, 18,000 students from all over Haryana would recite the shlokas of the Gita at the sacred Brahma Sarovar in Kurukshetra. As many as 574 young men and women, each embodying one shloka spoken by Lord Krishna, would converge at Kurukshetra from different cities in the country a day in advance. A number of cultural performances, art shows, literary events and festivities would mark the celebrations upto December 10.
          He said that the high point would be an international seminar on the relevance of Bhagavad Gita in modern life. It would be organized at the campus of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra on December 9. This would be an excellent forum to continue the centuries long practice of sharing of thoughts and experiences in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau, R. W. Emerson, Aldous Huxley, Schopenhauer and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Many famous scholars and lovers of Gita from all walks of life like the Astronaut Sunita Williams, who proudly carries a copy of Gita in her space sojourns, and Senator Tulsi Gabbard, who took the oath of office with Gita in her hand have been invited to speak.

21.18 lakh MT of paddy arrive in Haryana mandis

More than 21.18 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have so far arrived in the mandis of Haryana whereas during this period last year, 15.85 lakh MT paddy had arrived in the mandis.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of total arrived paddy, 21.11 lakh MT is leviable. The government procurement agencies have procured about 20.97 lakh MT and 21,608 MT was procured by millers and dealers.
        He said that more than 6.37 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Kurukshetra, 5.07 lakh MT in Karnal, 3.59 lakh MT in Kaithal, 3.08 lakh MT in Ambala, 1.42 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, 53,618 MT in Panchkula, 53,287 MT in Fatehabad, 33,956 MT in Jind, 18,951 MT in Sirsa, 2,470 MT in Sonipat, 1,481 MT in Hisar, 1,454 MT in Palwal, and 25 MT in Rohtak.
        The spokesman said that more than 9.67 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, more than 7.09 lakh MT have been purchased by Hafed, 2.49 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation and more than 2.49 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation.
He said that 11,059 MT of bajra has arrived in the mandis, as compared to 5,131 MT during the corresponding period last year, he added. While traders have purchased 9,655 MT of bajra, government agencies have so far procured 1,404 MT.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Haryana Cabinet meeting on October 18

Haryana Cabinet will meet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal at Committee Room, 4th Floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh on October 18, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile,  Mr Manohar Lal has urged the people to take inspiration from the life and deeds of  Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, whose  461st Delhi Rajyabhishek Diwas  is being celebrated tomorrow.
          In a message issued here today, Mr Manohar Lal said that Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, popularly known as Hemu, was a brave son of Haryana, who had played a vital role in the second battle of Panipat. 
          He said that Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya always fought valiantly against the enemy in the battlefield and never cared for his own life. The Chief Minister urged every Indian to remember the great warrior.
 ENTRANCE EXAMS RESCHEDULED: The All India Sainik School Entrance Exam-2017 has been rescheduled for January 15, 2017 instead of January 8, 2017 due to administrative reasons.
This was stated by a spokesman of Sainik School, Kunjpura in district Karnal.
15 INSPECTORS  PROMOTED:  Haryana Government has promoted 15 Inspectors to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with immediate effect.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that they included Manjit Singh, Raj Singh, Randhir Singh, Baljeet Singh, Jai Singh, Satender Kumar, Nar Singh, Jagbir Singh, Gajender Singh, Sushil Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rohtash Singh, Mohinder Singh and Ranbir Singh.
        Also, the Government has promoted Inspector, Mohinder Singh to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.
PURCHASE OF STAFF CARS: The Haryana Government has issued instructions for purchase of staff cars or vehicles under its state policy for administration and purchase of staff cars or vehicles by its Departments, Boards and Corporations.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that as per the revised instructions, the Government has fixed the base model of Mahindra Bolero or Tata Sumo rather than ceiling price so that there would be no need to enhance the ceiling limits again.
He said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments and Accountant General (A and E) and Audit, Haryana.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Haryana's plea for railway line from Farukhnagar to Charkhi

Chandigarh, Oct  3 –
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has urged the Union Railways Minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu to  issue directions for inclusion of construction of a new railway line from Farukhnagar to Charkhi Dadri via Jhajjar in railway work programme.
        In his demi official letter addressed to the Union Railways Minister, the Chief Minister drew his kind attention to the fact that despite being on the railways map of India, Farukhnagar and Charkhi Dadri, the soon to be 22nd district of Haryana, have no direct rail connectivity.
        The Chief Minister mentioned that at present Farukhnagar is connected by rail from Gurgaon and Charkhi Dadri from Bhiwani and Rewari. There is huge public demand for construction of a direct railway line from Farukhnagar to Charkhi Dadri via Jhajjar, which is already connected by rail from Rohtak and Rewari. The new railway line would also help in decongestion of traffic in the National Capital Region and in diverting railway traffic during maintenance and other situations, he added. 
 RS 1700 CRORE FOR VARIOUS SCHEMES: Haryana Government has earmarked about Rs 1,700 crore for various schemes to be launched in the State during the Swarna Jayanti Year.
          This was disclosed in a meeting presided over by Chief Secretary, Mr D.S.Dhesi  for  identification of schemes, programmes and projects to be implemented in Swarna Jayanti Year, here today. The Government has decided to celebrate Swarna Jayanti Year from November 1,2016 to October 31,2017.
         It was informed in the meeting that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, would launch several schemes at the inaugural function of Swarna Jayanti Celebrations at Gurgaon on November 1, 2016. He would also lay the foundation stones of different projects and inaugurate some projects. It was also informed that a delegation comprising officers from different departments would visit the venue of the inaugural function this week to take stock of the arrangements being made. 
          The Chief Secretary held discussions with the Additional Chief Secretaries of all Departments regarding the proposals of schemes and projects prepared by their respective Departments. He also directed the officers to complete the action plans of schemes being prepared for Swarna Jayanti Varsh Samaroh at the earliest.
ADDITIONAL CHAGE FOR VIKAS GUPTA: Haryana Government has ordered that   Vikas Gupta,   Chief Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority will also look after the work of Director and Special Secretary, Urban Estates Department with immediate effect, relieving  Arun Kumar Gupta of the said charge.

Faridabad now directly connected with Noida

 Faridabad would now be directly connected with Greater Noida  in Uttar Pradesh as the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to bear the cost of acquisition of land in the State for this Rs 400-crore road-bridge project. It would be completed within one-and-a-half years.
       The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, on behalf of his State Government, presented a Letter of Consent to this effect   to Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh today.
It may be recalled that Haryana Chief  Minister, Mr Manohar Lal and Mr. Krishan Pal Gurjar had made consistent efforts for implementation of this project aimed at improving connectivity between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
        The Union Minister said that a 19-kilometre long  stretch of the 24-km long road would lie in the territory of Haryana whereas 5-km stretch would be in Uttar Pradesh. A 670-metre long four-lane bridge would also be constructed on river Yamuna under the project. While the Central Government would provide Rs 250 crore for the construction of the road and bridge, the remaining funds would be contributed by both the Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Governments .
He said that after the completion of this project, commuters travelling from Rajasthan, Gurgaon, Palwal and Faridabad to Noida area would not have to enter Delhi area. This would also save time and help reduce pollution, he added.
 COOPERATIVE SUGAR MILLS: In view of its commitment towards increasing the revenue of cooperative sugar mills in the State, the Haryana Government would carry out expansion, diversification and modernisation of these mills in a planned manner during the Swarna Jayanti Year from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017.
        This was stated by Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, who was speaking after inaugurating the fifth Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Cooperative Sugar Mill, Karnal today.
        Reiterating the State Government’s commitment towards protecting the interests of the farmers, he said that Rs 417.79 crore and Rs 315.21 crore had been released for payment of arrears to sugarcane growers for crushing seasons 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively. The State Government has also earmarked Rs 25.22 crore under its intensive cane development programme for promotion of sugarcane cultivation. Of this, Rs 3.12 crore have been allocated for providing grants to sugar mills and Rs 22.10 crore for providing seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers in the form of interest-free loans, he added.

Results of PGT Urdu teachers declared

Haryana Staff Selection Commission has declared the result of selected candidates on the basis of written examination held on May 23, 2016 and interview  of the qualified eligible candidates held on September 30, 2016 for the posts of PGT Urdu (Rest of Haryana), PGT Commerce (Mewat) and PGT History (Mewat) of Secondary Education Department.
        While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Commission said that the result would also be available on HSSC website For PGT Urdu, there are eight posts of which six are in General category and two are in Scheduled Caste (SC) category, for   PGT Commerce (Mewat), there are five General category posts and one SC post and for PGT History (Mewat) there are two General category posts.
DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD: Haryana Staff Selection Commission has declared the result of written examination and physical screening test conducted for the post of Male Constable (General Duty) in Police Department, against Advertisement No. 08/2015, at Kurukshetra.   
     While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Commission said that the scrutiny of documents of qualified candidates would be held at Panchkula as per date, time and venue mentioned in admit card of the candidate from October 20 to 28, 2016.
        He said that after scrutiny of documents, Physical Measurement Test (PMT) of only the eligible candidates would be conducted as per prescribed standards. The candidates are advised to download the admit card from the website of the Commission from October 14, 2016 onwards. They would report for scrutiny of documents along with all original documents, set of attested copies of all documents and self-attested copy of downloaded application form, he added.