Saturday, July 29, 2017

HVSU to start Cyber Security Skill Development programme

Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University (HVSU) has launched Cyber Security Skill Development programme, which would be run at the campus of YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad from August 21 to September 30, 2017.
        This programme is aimed at students with technical (IT) proficiency who aspire to build their career in the domain of cyber security domain. The programme would include employability-oriented certification courses, including Certificate Course in Network Security and Certificate Course in Application Security.
        While stating this today, Vice-Chancellor, HVSU, Mr. Raj Nehru said that the first counselling and pre-assessment session for the programme, which has been launched in association with Skill Cube, a company engaged in cyber security skill development, was conducted at YMCA today for the selection and enrolment of students. More than 25 students have appeared for the entrance test.
The second counselling and pre-assessment session is scheduled to be held on August 9 at HARTRON, Gurugram and the final batch would start on August 21.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the selection process was divided into three parts with screenings at every level. Candidates had to register online, and had to appear for an hour-long pre-assessment test including an objective questionnaire during the selection. In the final round of selection, candidates would appear for personal round interview. The results would soon be declared on the website of the
He said that after the successful completion of a course under this programme, individuals would be awarded a joint certificate by HVSU and Skill Cube.
Mr. Nehru said that under the Certificate Course in Network Security, candidates would be able to acquire skills and understand concepts of network security, including need of security, router security, switch security, OSI model - 7 layers of OSI model, security protocols, and proxy server and reverse proxy. Similarly under Certificate Course in Application Security, the candidates would be able to acquire skills and understand concepts of application security, including application attacks, various security solutions, cloud security, vulnerability assessment, OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities and mitigation and web application firewalls.
He said that according to NASSCOM, there would be a projected shortage of one million cyber security professionals in India by 2020. The global shortage of cyber security professionals would reach six million by 2020 and today, around 53 per cent organisations struggle to find skilled cyber security professionals and their recruitment process takes as long as six months to find, induct and deploy professionals.
He said that the State Government was focusing on skill development of youth by offering employability-oriented courses. The HVSU is aligning the National Skill Qualification Framework with industry-aligned work study models, he added.
During the session, Founder and Managing Director, Skill Cube, Mr. Saurabh Agarwal, said that these in-depth courses would consist of classroom sessions, workshops on latest technology trends, guest lectures by industry professionals, hands-on laboratories, soft skills training, placement assistance and other linked activities. The USP of the courses is not limited to skilling students for making them industry ready, and the courses would assist them in securing the right placement, he added.

Haryana launching medical insurance scheme

The Haryana Government would soon launch a medical insurance scheme to provide surgery facilities to poor patients. Under this scheme, nominal premium would be charged from people and the remaining expenditure would be borne by the insurer  company. A survey will be carried out for this purpose from August 1.
        This was announced by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, after laying the foundation stone of Government Medical College, Bhiwani, which would be set up over 37 acres in Prem Nagar village at a cost of  Rs 500 crore. The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. J.P. Nadda, was also present on this occasion.
        The Chief Minister said 570 medicines were being provided to  patients free of cost in government hospitals of the state. Since surgery facility is still costly for the public and most of the operations are done in private hospitals, the state government plans to launch a Medical Insurance Scheme to provide this facilty and affordable treatment to the economically weaker sections of the society.
The state government has increased the budget for medical education and health services by more than 15 per cent to Rs 3,839 crore. Ayurveda, yoga, alopathy and AYUSH health services are being constantly expanded in the state. A government medical colleges in every district willl be set up with assistance of the Central Government. In all, the state government plans to establish 19 more government and private medical colleges.
Mr Manohar Lal urged the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister to set up a big medical institution like AIIMS over 100 acres in Manethi village of Bhiwani district.
At present, there are about 12,000 doctors in Haryana while there should be at least 27,000 doctors to cater to the needs of the population of the state. With the opening of new medical colleges, the shortage of doctors would be overcome in near future.
The Chief Minister said the Ayurvedic Medical Institute in Kurukshetra had been upgraded to the level of university. An Ayurvedic and Yoga Institute would be established over 25 acres in Panchkula with assistance of the Central Government. Similarly, a medical college would be opened in Mahendragarh.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. J.P. Nadda said the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, had the vision to take health services to rural India. The Union Ministry has approved Rs 189 crore for the college being established in Prem Nagar under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. Under this Yojana, 58 medical colleges are being opened in areas having less medical services. In the second phase, 82 medical colleges would be established, he added.
Mr. Nadda said the Central Government would set up super speciality block in PGIMS, Rohtak, at a cost of Rs 150 crore. New hospitals would be constructed in Mahendragarh and Mewat for cancer treatment, he added.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister ordered that work on  consolidation be started in Prem Nagar village. Besides, he announced Rs 10 crore each for rural and urban development of Bawani Khera and Bhiwani Assembly constituencies. He also accepted various demands costing about Rs 100 crore.
Others present on the occasion included Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, MLA, Mr. Ghanshyam Das Saraf, MLA, Mr. Sukhwinder Mandhi, and other prominent personalities.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ethiopia appreciates efforts of Haryana Police

 The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has appreciated the efforts being made by Haryana Police for maintaining law and order situation in the State, and has evinced keen interest in mutual exchange of best practices being adopted by police forces in Haryana and Ethiopia.
        This was disclosed by First Secretary, Embassy of Ethiopia, Mr. Zenebe, who, along with advisor of the Commissioner General of the Federal Police of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Haneta GM, called on Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. B.S. Sandhu, here today to discuss issues relating to structural and operational organisation of Haryana Police. 
          Experience-sharing session regarding Haryana Police and the police forces in Ethiopia was held on the occasion. The discussion was focused on training of police forces, law and order situation, and the crime scenario, particularly heinous crimes and human trafficking. The Ethiopian delegation was briefed about the procedure adopted for private security agencies in Haryana. 
          Expressing appreciation for the efforts being made by the Haryana Police, Mr. Haneta requested the DGP to send a delegation of police officers to Ethiopia for mutual exchange of best practices between both the police forces. 
          The DGP also presented a memento to Mr. Haneta on behalf of Haryana Police.

Shyamal Misra goes to Centre; 10 IPS oficers transferred

The  Haryana Government has placed the services of Mr Shyamal Misra, Excise and Taxation Commissioner at the disposal of Government of India for his appointment as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce with immediate effect. Meanwhile  the Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of ten IPS officers with immediate effect. 
P.R.  Deo, MD, Haryana Police Housing Corporation, Panchkula has been posted as Director General, State Vigilance Bureau, Haryana.
        Parminder Rai, Director General (DG), State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Panchkula has been posted as Chairman and Managing Director, Haryana Police Housing Corporation. 
        Rajvant Pal Singh, Commandant General, Home Guard and Director, Civil Defence (H), Chandigarh goes as OSD Rules, Police Headquarters, Panchkula, relieving K. Selvaraj of the additional charge.
        B.K. Sinha, Special DG, SVB and DG, Bhondsi Complex, has been posted as Commandant General, Home Guard and Director, Civil Defence (H), Chandigarh, vice Rajvant Pal Singh.
        Sudhir Chowdhary, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Prisons, goes as ADG Administration, relieving Dr. R.C. Mishra of the additional charge.
        A.S. Chawla, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Law and Order, Police Headquarters, Panchkula, has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Panchkula relieving Dr. R.C. Mishra of the additional charge.
        Dr. C.S. Rao, IGP, SVB has been posted as IGP, South Range Rewari, vice Hardeep Singh Doon, who goes as IGP, HAP Madhuban.
        Y. Puran Kumar, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Administration swaps places of posting with Rakesh Kumar Arya, DIG, CID.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

English Language Lab Instructors to be re-engaged

The Haryana Government has decided to re-engage English Language Lab Instructors who were relieved in year 2016-17 on extension basis in government colleges of the State.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Higher Education Department said that these Lab Instructors would be re-engaged only for the first and second academic semester during the year 2017-18.
           He said that English Language Lab Instructors would be re-engaged for English Language Labs on extension basis by the Principals of government colleges where Language Labs have been set up. However, the Principals are required to ensure that no new applicant should be considered for this work. In such cases the regular faculty or the Extension Lecturer of English would look after the English Language Lab and it would be included in the work-load of the Regular Faculty or Extension Lecturers. The rules of counting the workload would remain the same as for other labs, he added.
           He said that the Principals have been directed to re-engage one English Language Lab Instructor on extension basis at the rate of Rs 200 per class with maximum Rs 18,000 per month by following prescribed procedure. The services of these Lab Instructors are to be engaged only for the first and second semester and their services would be terminated on the last date of academic session, he further added.
          He said that the qualifications for Language Lab Instructors would remain the same that is a person with M.A. (English) at least second class and proficient in computer. The Principal would ensure proficiency in computers by taking the test on the basics of computers.
APPLICATIONS INVITED: Haryana School Education Department has invited applications from the PGTs (Physical Education) as well as DPEs for the post of Assistant Education Officers (Sports) to be appointed in the districts of the State.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that this is a kind of deputional post.
          He said that the applications in the prescribed format should be sent to the E-mail by August 1, 2017 till 5 pm. No application would be entertained if received through other mode or later than the appointed time, he added.

Filling up posts of presidents of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora

The Haryana Government has invited applications for filling up two posts of Presidents in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Fora in the state latest by August 30, 2017 up to 5 p.m.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that only those candidates would be eligible, as have not been dismissed from government service.
          Those eligible to apply for the posts include advocates who are not less than 35 years of age as on January 1, 2017 and have not less than 10 years’ standing at Bar. Apart from this, serving District and Additional District Judges, retired District and Additional District Judges and serving or retired District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney may also apply for these posts.
        He said that the candidates selected for appointment as President would hold office for a term of five years or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The candidate must be an income tax assessee for at least three assessment years preceding the date of application with professional income of not less than Rs five lakh per annum for each year. The candidate would annexe the attested and certified copies of income tax returns alongwith his or her application, failing which the application would not be considered, he added.
        It is made clear that the selected candidates can be posted anywhere in the state, he added.
KAMAL GUPTA NOMINATED:  Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Kanwar Pal has nominated Dr Kamal Gupta, MLA as a Member of the Committee on Public Undertakings with effect from July 25,2017.
DEAD TREES TO BE REMOVED:  The Haryana Government has decided to immediately remove dead and dry trees from roads and other places, as may cause hindrance in smooth flow of traffic or pose danger to life or property.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Forest Department said that details of such trees may be sent on WhatsApp number 8278276564. The details should include the name of the road, location, site, name of district and photographs of the site, he added.
ADMISSION IN COLLEGES: The Haryana Government has decided that fresh and leftover applicants may be allowed to be considered for admission in the colleges in the State, against the sanctioned vacant seats only. The online portal would remain open for new aspirants till July 28, 2017 (12 midnight).
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Higher Education Department said that some seats were lying vacant in colleges in the State even after the display of waiting list.
          He said that all government, government-aided and self-financing colleges in the state would allow admissions to the eligible candidates on merit and such candidates would be present physically at 11a.m. on a given day in the college concerned with a copy of application form and attested copies and original documents. The late fee as per the affiliating university concerned would be applicable in all such cases, he added.
          The spokesman said that the condition of ‘Gap Year’ for two years has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Amendments in Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University Act approved

The Haryana Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, has approved amendments in the Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University Act, 2016 to effectively discharge various functions of the university as per national and international requirements of skill courses to be started from the academic session 2017-18.
        Amendments include those relating to powers and functions of the university to create posts of Directors, Principals, university teachers, non-vacation academic staff, non-teaching skilled, administrative and ministerial staff and other posts required by the university, prescribe their qualifications, experience and payscales, and make appointments. It would also enable establishment, maintenance and management, wherever necessary, of Knowledge Resource Centre, university extension boards, information bureaus and employment guidance bureaus autonomous evaluation boards.
        The State Government would constitute a selection committee consisting of one nominee of the Chancellor and two nominees of the Executive Council, three months prior to the expiry of term of Vice-Chancellor, which would prepare a panel of at least three names, from which the Chancellor would appoint the Vice-Chancellor on the advice of the Government.
        The Academic Council would be amended to the Skill Council, which would be the principal academic body of the university and subject to the provisions of this Act, Statutes and Ordinances, would coordinate and exercise general supervisions over all academic and skill training policies of the university. 
        Amendments would be made in ordinances and their scope to keep the courses subsidised for the first three years from the start of the course as the university would be in its infancy. The amendments would enable starting an apprenticeship programme which has fund to promote work study programme and provides stipend to the students.
JOBS FOR IGSTPP OUSTEES: The Haryana Cabinet also  approved employment to 30 land oustees of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, Jhajjar. 
          The appointment to land oustees will be given in Haryana Power Utilities. 

          It may be mentioned here that the then Chief Minister had announced to provide employment to one member each of the families whose more than two acres land was acquired for the setting up of Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Plant, Jhajjar.

Haryana Cabinet approves Rs. 750 crore under UDAY scheme

The Haryana Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today decided to provide loan of Rs. 750 crore to the discoms at a concessional rate of interest which is about 3% lower than the market rate under the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Scheme.
          As per the scheme, the state government was required to take over 75 per cent of the debt of Haryana DISCOMs as on September 30,2015. The total debt as on the said date was estimated to be Rs 34,600 crore and 75 per cent of the debt amounting to Rs 25,950 crore has already been taken over by the state government and bonds issued there against at an average interest rate of 8.2 per cent per annum.
          The Cabinet was informed that various initiatives and schemes have been implemented to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT and C) losses in the state. Urban Feeder Sanitization and Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon (MGJG) scheme are being implemented in urban and rural areas respectively. In both these schemes, Nigam has focused on the four major activities including improving accurate reading of energy meters via replacement of defective, faulty, burnt, glass broken, no display, inconsistent, electromechanical, and old version meters; minimizing occurrence of theft of energy via relocation of meters which are located inside the Consumer premises and are prone to theft of energy; preventive measures to eliminate direct theft of energy via replacing Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) bare conductors present in the theft prone areas with LT AB Cables to eliminate direct theft of energy and releasing of new connections in unauthorized colonies, pending connections, un-electrified households to bring them in to billing net.
          Further, in urban areas, periodic checking is carried out focusing on Monthly Minimum Charges (MMC) Cases, Average Billing Cases, defective meters, electro-mechanical meters and similar exception lists being generated from the billing database. In Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL), the work of urban feeder sanitization on 347 feeders out of 586 feeders has been completed so far. In Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVNL), the work of urban feeder sanitization on 513 feeders out of 721 feeders has been completed.
          It was also informed that under the Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon Scheme, in UHBVNL, 278 feeders have been covered under the scheme (Phase I to III) out of which the activities have been completed on 138 feeders and the supply hours increased accordingly. Another 125 feeders have been selected under Phase-IV. Similarly, in DHBVNL, 263 feeders have been covered under the scheme (Phase I to III) out of which the activities have been completed on 91 feeders and the supply hours increased accordingly. Another 125 feeders have been selected under Phase-IV.
          Haryana DISCOMs have implemented the Surcharge Waiver Scheme and Voluntary Disclosure Scheme in financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18 for recovery of defaulting amount. As many as 179521 consumers opted for the Surcharge Waiver Scheme and an amount of Rs. 177.15 crore has been received from them. Similarly, 88722 consumers opted the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme and an amount of Rs 30.41 crore has been received from them.
          The Cabinet was informed that preventive maintenance has been started in the DISCOMs. In UHBVNL, out of 2,657 feeders, patrolling activities of 2021 feeders and maintenance work of 905 feeders has been completed. In DHBVNL, out of 4,603 feeders, patrolling activities of 3684 feeders and maintenance work of 1133 feeders has been completed and the balance would be completed by September 2017. Further, Thermo Vision camera has been deployed at sub-station level to detect hot spots. 
          Meter reading for all consumers through Hand Held Device has been introduced where the meter reading of the consumers will be downloaded directly to the device without any manual or human intervention. The loss of units due to malpractice or human error will be mitigated by this process. Apart from this, reward scheme has also been introduced under which it has been decided to give incentive of 20 percent of the amount realized on account of final settlement will be paid to the authorised officer or official concerned or Nigam employee or private person including informer, if any, to personnel carrying out vigilance work.
          Aggressive Theft Detection campaign has been initiated and in the last  31/2 months, thefts of Rs. 126 crore have been detected. In addition, in UHBVNL consumer indexing in Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) areas of 8,51,100 consumers out of 9,19,060 has been completed. Further, 2,832 feeders have been tagged out of 3,601 feeders in non-RAPDRP areas. Likewise, in DHBVNL consumer indexing in R-APDRP areas of 9, 05,750 consumer out of 10,61,302 has been completed. Further, 3,024 feeders have been tagged out of 3,513 feeder in non-RAPDRP areas.
          Under the UJALA Scheme, against targeted sale of 30 lakh LED bulbs, 1.25 crore LED bulbs have been sold. Similarly, 32755 energy efficient fans and 1.24 lakh tube lights have been sold. DISCOMs have started the campaign for distribution of LED in Rural areas to reduce the input energy in these areas. 
          It was also informed in the meeting that several digital initiatives have been taken to facilitate the electricity consumers in the state. These included online payment facility for electricity bills through net banking, credit card, debit card, online wallet like Paytm, Mpesa and Common Service Center; online facility for submission of application form for new connection, extension of load, reduction of load and change of name; online facility for registration of grievance of consumers and online tracking of grievance; billing alerts and payment alerts on SMS and centralized call center for no electricity complaint with toll free number. As a result, Online payments have increased to nearly 40 % of the total revenue. Also, as a consumer service initiative a feedback cell has been created where regular feedback is being taken from consumers regarding quality of service and corrective action is being taken wherever required.

On-line bidding for purchase of apple

Within a few days, Himachal apple will reach in the every corner of the country through Panchkula apple market. The traders and businessmen from far-flung areas will not have to visit Panchkula for the purchase of apple, as the purchase of apple can be made through on-line bidding. 
          This was stated by Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mr Mandeep Brar while interacting with farmers and traders at apple market, Panchkula near here today. 
          He said that it is a good indication for the farmers of the state that 2000 boxes of apples arrived in the apple market every day in the beginning of the season. It is expected that this figure would be up to one lakh boxes in the entire season, which will prove to be a milestone in apple business in the state.
          He said that with the facilities provided, the local apple market have overtaken the neighboring states in the first year of its establishment. He said that Board will try hard to develop the apple market as per the National and International norms. He also sought suggestions from farmers and traders to improve the functioning of apple market.
          He said that Agriculture Department's is working with a vision that farmers get remunerative prices of their produce. With this thought, all the mandis were being connected online.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

CM announces regularising unauthorised Faridabad colonies

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, today announced that all those unauthorised colonies of Faridabad where the residents paid development  charges at the rate of Rs 1,250 per square meter, will be regularised.  RERA will come into existence in two months, he said. 
          Mr Manohar Lal made these announcements while hearing the grievances of people at a three-hour  ‘Janta Darbar’ organised in MCF Auditorium, Faridabad, today. He directed the officers concerned to redress the same at the earliest.
          While hearing the grievances, the Chief Minister said for converting the unauthorized colonies of Faridabad into authorized ones, the state government had fixed development charges at Rs 1,250 per square meter and the colonies where the residents pay these charges would be notified as authorized.
          Development works will be taken up in these colonies after these are regularised. An escrow account in the name of Resident Welfare Association of that colony will be opened in a bank branch and after development charges are depoisited by at least 50 per cent of the residents living there, announcement will be made to regularize or authorize the colony.  
          The Chief Minister said the government was also considering a plan to improve the living standard of slum dwellers by offering them alternate houses, for whom rates will be kept at minimum possible.
     Reacting to a complaint related to developer area, the Chief Minister said in the next two months RERA will come into existence in Haryana. Either the developer will have to hand over the flat or refund the money taken from the buyer. He expressed the hope that majority of the disputes between developers and apartment buyers would be resolved. 
         On the issue of reviving Badkhal Lake, the Chief Minister said that work was going on to fill water in this lake from two sides. It will enhance tourism potential of this lake.
          On the issue raised by the Union Minister for State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Pal Gujjar, the Chief Minister directed the MCF authorities to take up cleanliness drive in NIT area with the help of residents. Mr Gujjar had said that NIT area comprised colonies where cleanliness, proper drinking water and sewerage facilities should be ensured.
          The Chief Minister also said that the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) would be given more works and allotted more funds. He asked the sarpanches to properly utilize the allotted funds properly.
                 Mr Manohar Lal said the state government was ready to provide round-the-clock power to villages, provided the line losses were cut down to below 20 per cent. He appealed to the people to deposit their electricity bills on time and get meters installed outside their premises.
          On this occasion, the Union Minister of State, Mr Krishan Pal Gujjar, Haryana Industry Minister, Mr Vipul Goel, MLAs Seema Trikha, Tekchand Sharma, Moolchand Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Mr Samir Pal Srow, Commissioner of Police, Hanif Qurashi, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, Sonal Goel were also present.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Haryana to set up Vegetable Price Stability Fund

The Haryana Government will soon set up a Vegetable Price Stability Fund in the state to address seasonal fluctuations in the prices of key perishable and non-perishable vegetable produce.
           This was disclosed by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while addressing a press conference on the occasion of successful completion of 1,000 days of the present state government. here today.
          As perishable vegetables like potato and tomato cannot be stored for long and the farmers have no solution to this problem, it has been decided to set up a separate Vegetable Price Stability Fund to provide assistance to the farmers in the event of price fluctuations, Mr Manhoar Lal said.
          Referring to the lift irrigation system in southern Haryana which had not been repaired for the last 35 years, he said the present government had prepared a Rs 143-crore scheme to strengthen the lift irrigation system and work on the first phase has already been completed.  The government is committed to ensuring water to  every tail-end in the state for irrigation through the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, he added.
          He said the Swaminathan Report should have been implemented in 2006. A committee comprising Chief Ministers of different states had been constituted under the Chairmanship of the former Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Though Mr Hooda submitted the report but he failed to get it implemented. Now, the present state government has taken the task of  implementing the recommendations of the Swaminathan Report in a phased manner
          The Chief Minister said farmers in the state were being given a compensation of Rs 12,000 per acre in case of crop loss due to natural calamity. Apart from this, 54 out of 102 mandis of market committees in the state have been made online. Also, farmers are getting crop loan at zero per cent interest rate.
The state government has distributed compensation to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore for crop losses due to natural calamities. This amount is in addition to Rs 350 crore left unpaid by the previous government.
        The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, has the vision to double the income of farmers by  2022. With a view to ensuring profitable income to the farmers, they are being encouraged to adopt horticulture instead of traditional farming. Apart from this, farmers are also being encouraged to adopt other agri-related activities like bee keeping, dairy and fish farming to increase their income.
      The Chief Minister said the state government was also implementing Peri-urban concept of farming which aimed at increasing the reach of farmers  in the Delhi and NCR markets. They could tap the four crore population of the NCR region by fulfilling their need of daily use like milk, fruits and vegetables and thus increase their income substantially, he added.
Taking a dig at the previous government in the state for not making provision of adequate stock of fertilizers for the next season before bowing out, Mr Manohar Lal said earlier the farmers had to stand in long queues to get the supply of fertilizers. But today, the farmers are getting neem coated urea in adequate quantity conveniently. Stock of urea for the next six months is available with the state government, the Chief Minister said.
          Haryana has become the first state in the country to implement online Public Distribution System (PDS). There are about 14,000 fair price shops in the state and the consumers are getting ration through biometric machines installed at these shops. Under this system, the consumer could get supply of ration anywhere in the state. As many as 1.3 lakh consumers have so far  benefitted from this system .
        Similarly, Haryana is the first state in the country which is free from kerosene. Every household in the state has been provided gas connection, the Chief Minister added.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Haryana to distribute 4,820 MT of pulses among CBPL, SBPL and AAY families

The Haryana Government has decided to distribute 4,820 Metric Tonnes (MT) of pulses that is Masoor Sabut to 11,28,006 Central Below Poverty Line (CBPL), State Below Poverty Line (SBPL) and Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) families in different districts of the State for the month of April and May 2017. 
            While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that eligible families would be distributed five kilogram of Masoor Sabut at the rate of 2.5 kg per month per ration card.
            He said that in district Ambala, 73,564 eligible families would be distributed 368 MT pulses whereas in district Bhiwani 82,631 such families would be distributed 413 MT pulses. Similarly, in district Faridabad as many as 62,431 eligible families would be distributed 312 MT pulses, 180 MT pulses to 35,906 families in district Gurugram, 148 MT pulses to 29,660 families in district Jhajjar, 346 MT pulses to 69,118 families in district Jind, 292 MT pulses to 58,462 families in district Kaithal, 338 MT pulses to 67,630 families in district Karnal, 256 MT pulses to 51,226 families in district Kurukshetra and 249 MT pulses to 49,786 families in district Narnaul. 
            He said that while 195 MT pulses would be distributed to 39042 families in district Nuh, 56 MT pulses would be distributed to 11,111 families in district Panchkula, 244 MT Pulses to 48,798 families in district Panipat, 258 MT pulses to 51,683 families in district Rewari, 215 MT pulses to 42,949 families in district Rohtak, 354 MT pulses to 70,865 families in district Sirsa, 276 MT pulses to 55,142 families in district Sonepat and 320 MT to 64,043 families in district Yamunanagar.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Haryana to recruit 1000 woman police employees

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal,  said here today that the state government had recruited 1,000 woman police employees and would shortly recruit 1,000 more female constables in the state. He urged the people to encourage their daughters to join the police force.
         Mr Manohar Lal was addressing women from the Naraingarh Assembly constituency who called on him at his residence here. They had come to express their gratitude for sanctioning a women’s police station in Naraingarh sub-division and a government girls college for Badagarh village.
              Reiterating the commitment of the state government to women’s safety and education, the Chief Minister said a number of steps had been taken in this direction. Women’s colleges are being established at a distance of every 20 kilometres to provide the facility of higher education to girls in the state.
          Several steps have been taken to ensure the safety of women and girls. Women’s police stations have already been opened in every district and now the government has sanctioned such police stations in eight sub-divisions, including Naraingarh, he added.
          Earlier, in case of any problem or incident of crime, women would hesitate to go to the police station to lodge a complaint, but now, they feel free to register their grievances at women’s police stations without any hesitation. 
                   The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Nayab Singh Saini, and his wife, Mrs Suman Saini, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Naraingarh, Mr Surinder Rana, Chairperson, Municipal Committee, Mrs Jagdeep Kaur, vice-chairperson, Municipal Committee, Mrs Monika Aggarwal, President, Nagar Mandal Mahila Morcha, Mrs Sushma Pal, and a number of woman sarpanches were also present on the occasion.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Applications invited for Haryana Vigyan Ratna Awards

 Haryana State Council for Science and Technology, Panchkula, has invited nominations from eminent scientists in the State for ‘Haryana Vigyan Ratna Awards’ and ‘Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Awards’ for 2017-18. The nominations should reach the office of the Council by November 30, 2017
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Council said that     these awards had been instituted to honour eminent scientists of Haryana who have made outstanding contribution in the field of science and technology. 
He said that this scheme was open for scientists who have spent 10 years either in education or in work in any institution or establishment in Haryana, and have made outstanding contributions in the field of science and technology, which are a cut above and have been well-acknowledged, in their respective fields of work.
        Eminent scientists born before March 1, 1978 would be eligible for nomination under Haryana Vigyan Ratna Awards, and those who were born on or after March 1, 1978 would be eligible for nomination under Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Awards. Self-nomination would not be entertained. For the Yuva award, the contributions over the last ten years would be considered and for the Vigyan Ratna Award, outstanding contribution of entire career would be considered. 
The Haryana Vigyan Ratna Awards would carry cash prize of Rs four lakh, a citation and a trophy, whereas Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Awards would carry cash prize of Rs one lakh, a citation and a trophy.
Those eligible to nominate include heads of national science academies, presidents of professional science, medical and engineering societies, Vice-Chancellors of universities, directors of research laboratories, president of Indian Medial Association, heads of departments in the Central and State Governments, directors of IITs, directors or principals of professional science, medical and engineering colleges, chairpersons or heads of registered societies of science and technology-based voluntary organisations and previous national awardees of science and technology-related awards or previous Haryana Vigyan Ratna awardees. The nominations would be submitted to Secretary, EC, Haryana State Council for Science and Technology, Bays Nos. 35-38, Sector-2, Panchkula.
Detailed guidelines have been made available on the website of the Science and Technology Department, he added.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Damneet Singh opens Indian account with silver; Abhay in line for medal

Giving a consistent display Indian hammer thrower Damneet Singh gave India a place in the medal tally by winning silver medal in the IAAF  World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi. He achieved the second place as he released the chained iron ball to a distance of 74.20 metres in his first attempt. It is also registered his personal best performance.  His sequence was 74.20, 73.95, 68.78, 72.84, X, 72.83.
Ukrain's Mykhaylo Kokhan effortlessly won  hammer final,, earning the global age group title with a commanding performance. Kokhan sent the hammer to measure 82.31m in the second attempt His winning margin of 8.11m is the largest ever at the World U18 Championships.
 Germany's Raphael Winkelvoss claimed bronze with an effort of 71.78m effort.  
Results: Boys Hammer (5 kg):1 Mykhaylo Kokhan (Ukraine) 82.31m; 2 Damneet Singh (India) 74.20; 3 Raphael Winkelvoss (Germany) 71.78m.
Indian runners Rajsahree Parsad and Him Das qualified for the 200 metres girls semi-finals.
Participating in Heat 3 Rajshree clocked 23.87 and qualified for the next round. Him Das timed 24.52 in Heat 4 and earned a semi-final spot.
Ch Palendra Kumar of India qualified for boys 200 metres semi-final as he clocked 21.90 in Heat 1. Akshay Nain timed 22.22 in Heat 4 which was not enough to carry him to the next round.
Abhay Gupta made it to the boys discus final as in the qualifying round he threw the disc to a distance of 57.45 metres in group A. His effort was the third best display in Group A and B. Claudio Romerio of Chile topped Group A with 59.08 metres while the best was of Oleksiy Kyrylin of Ukraine who measured 60.30 metres. Abhay is in a line for medal. His personal and season's best show is of  58.80 metres.

Haryana to introduce Urdu at UG level

Chandigarh July 14
The Haryana Government has decided to introduce Urdu subject in Under Graduate (UG) level in four Government Colleges in district Nuh from the academic session 2017-18. 
         While stating this here today, a spokesman of Higher Education Department said that these colleges included Government College for Women, Salaheri, Government College for Women, Punhana, Government College, Nagina and Government College, Taoru. 
          He said that apart from this, it has also been decided to introduce a new course of Anthropology as an elective subject in Government College, Sector-1, Panchkula with an intake capacity of 60 seats from the academic session 2017-18. Also, a decision has been taken to introduce new courses of B.Sc Medical and B.Sc Non-Medical in Government College, Tohana (Fatehabad) with an intake capacity of 20 seats each from the academic session 2017-18.

Two UHBVN Junior Engineers dismissed

The  Haryana Power Department has dismissed the services of two Junior Engineers (JEs) of Uttar Haryana Bilji Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) namely Satpal and Ram Niwas after they were convicted by the Court in two different cases of corruption. 
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of State Vigilance Bureau said that accused Satpal posted at Nigam  office in Nissing, district Karnal was caught red handed while accepting illegal gratification of Rs 10,000 from Mr Surjit Singh, resident of Panyot, district Karnal in lieu of replacement and augmentation of transformer.
           He said that a case under section 7/13 of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the accused at Bureau police station in Rohtak. He said that Satpal has been convicted and sentenced four years imprisonment and fine of Rs 9000 by the court of Additional Session Judge Karnal. 
           The spokesman said that in yet another similar case, accused Ram Niwas, posted in Nigam office at Sonipat was caught red handed while accepting illegal gratification of Rs 6000 from Mr Mukesh Kumar, resident of Harsana Malcha, district Sonipat in lieu of fake allegations of theft of electricity. A case under section 7/13 under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him at Bureau police station, Rohtak. Accused Ram Niwas has been convicted and sentenced for four years imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 by the Court of Additional Session Judge, Sonipat . 
           He said that the State Vigilance Bureau has also caught red handed Rohtash, Patwari, Halqua Ongad in district Karnal while accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 from Mr Hardev Singh, a resident of village Alipur Biran, district Karnal in lieu of mutation of land in revenue records. A case under section 7/13 of Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him at Bureau Police Station, Rohtak. Further investigation of the case was in progress, he added.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mohit 9th and Kartika 11th in shot put in Nairobi

Mohit and Kartikay were the best Indian bets so far in the boys shot put (5 kg) in the  IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi.   Both  Indians had qualified from their respective groups in the final. Kartikay had recorded 18.79 in qualifying round in Group A. However in the final he could register only 16.95 metres to finish 11th.
Mohit,  qualifying for final with 19.01 metres in preliminary rounds, obtained ninth place with  18,47 metres which he clicked in his third attempt. In his first attempt, Mohit measured 17.47 metres but dropped to 16.79 metres before rising to 18.47 metres in his third try.
Germany's Timo Northoff, won gold with 20.72 in the final round. a new U18 world-leading mark. He adds another gold to the one Selina Dantzler won in the girls' final yesterday.
 Mikhail Samuseu of Belarus finished second with 19.99m and the third place went to Jonathan De Lacey of South Africa who threw the iron ball to a distance of 19.93 metres.
Lizbeth Karoline Joseph  of India will appear in triple jump qualifying round for girls tomorrow. Ankita Chahal is another Indian who will figure in tomorow's schedule. She is placed in Heat 3 of 800 metres. Pooja Soren will run in Heat 1 of 110 metres hurdles (91.4 CM)  for boys and Abhishek Ubhe has been placed in Heat 3 in this event.
Other Indian athletes who were eliminated in qualifying rounds were:
800m Girls Heat 3: 6 Ankita Chahal 2:12.53.
110m hurdles Boys: Heat 1 8th Punga Soren 14.15. Heat 3: 5th Abhishek Ubhe  14.14.
Javelin Boys:  15th Avinash Yadav71.59m.
100m Boys:  5th Ch Palendra Kumar heat 3  10.81, Gershon Omubo NGR  10.81.
Avdesh Nagar  5th 3:57.26 Heat II  1500m
400m boys:  Manish  48.95 3rd
Hammer (5 kg) Group B  56th Nitesh Poonia 69.76(qualifier among 12 best shows) 70.00 or more. Group A:Damneet Singh 72.75   4th
Girls 400m: Heat 2 Dandi Jyothika Sri 56.57  6th.

Doctors to service Govt hospitals for 2 years a must

Medical practitioners doing MBBS from government medical colleges in Haryana would have to do service in government hospitals of the state for two years. For this, a paragarph will be inserted in the prospectus.
Disclosing this while presiding over a meeting of Medical Education and Research Department here today, the Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, said this would help in minimizing the shortage of doctors in the state. About 800 doctors would be available in two years from four government hospitals in the state.
Besides, seats in dental colleges of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak, had been increased from 60 to 100.This decision would also help in improving the availability of dentists in Haryana. 
Mr Vij said courses of DNB would be started in six government hospitals of the state to ensure availability of more specialist doctors. The foundation stone ceremony of Government Medical College, Bhiwani, would be held on July 29.
On this occasion, the Union Minister of Health, Mr J. P. Nadda, would be Chief Guest and Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal would preside over the function. Officials of the Gold Field Medical College, Faridabad, have urged the government to bring it under the ambit of the state. The matter would be placed before the Chief Minister for a decision, he added.

First Seed Bill to be introduced in Haryana Vidhan Sabha

For the first time in the country, Seed Bill would be introduced in the next session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha  which would address all species of seeds related to agricultural and horticultural crops.
Besides, separate groups would be constituted under specialists for deliberations on the challenges related to agriculture. As many as 16 different groups on such aspects as water management, soil health, organic farming, crop management, risk management, modern techniques and land management would be constituted.
This was disclosed by the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, while addressing the two-day workshop organised to deal with various issues related to agriculture, in Gurugram, today. He directed the officers of the department to prepare the Seed Bill in the second session of the workshop.
Addressing the workshop, specialists gave suggestions on agriculture keeping an eye on the next ten years. Drawing on their suggestions, Mr Dhankar directed the officers to prepare draft of the Seed Bill and present it for approval in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha. The Bill should also have full details on pesticides and insecticides management. This would be the first of its kind Bill in the country, he added.
Responding to another suggestion, Mr Dhankar ordered that labs should be set up in each district of the state for testing seeds. He told the officers to establish a modern lab in Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, for testing genetic seeds. The Horticulture Department should provide the facility of testing of al seeds at the district headquarters, he added.