Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Karnal among four Indian cities selected by European Union

Karnal in Haryana is among the four cities of the country which have been selected by the European Union for a project named ‘Promotion of Inclusive, Sustainable Growth and Diversity to Strengthen Local Governments’. The other cities are: Warangal of Telangana, Ajmer of Rajasthan and Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh.
        Giving details, the Municipal Commissioner, Karnal, Dr. Priyanka Soni, said under this project, surveys would be conducted on how to manage open spaces in Warangal, simplification of public transport facility in Karnal, solid waste management in Ajmer and sewerage facility in Jabalpur.
        He said project manager of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiation (ICLEI), South Asia, Mr. Narender Kumar, had conducted a survey on mobility sector in ward number 11 of Karnal. In the survey, women, students, senior citizens and shopkeepers were contacted separately to get information related to the problems they faced pertaining to transportation and their possible solutions.
          The residents told the surveyors that women and senior citizens faced inconvenience at Kunjpura Road as the place is always overcrowded. Apart from this, no proper parking place also posed a problem and senior citizens faced difficulty crossing the roads. When asked about providing the facility of e-rickshaw and auto through mobile app 90 per cent of respondents agreed.
        Work on this project would continue till March 31, 2019. The complete report prepared by the company would be submitted to the Municipal Corporation after which an action plan would be prepared and further work would be carried out, Dr Soni added.
POSTING OF SAS CADRE OFFICER: The Haryana Government has issued directives regarding posting of Subordinate Accounts Service (SAS) cadre officer of Finance Department in different government departments, boards and corporations in the state.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Finance Department said that Chief Secretary, all Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Heads of Department, Managing Director of Boards and Corporations, have been requested not to repatriate or surrender SAS officers unilaterally in future. In case the work of behavior of a particular officer was not upto the mark, the same should be brought to the notice of the Finance Department with full justification so that appropriate action could be taken.
          He said that SAS cadre officers such as Chief Accounts Officers, Senior Accounts Officers, Accounts Officers and Section Officers were posted in various departments, boards and corporations to facilitate enforcement of financial discipline.
  NODAL OFFICER: Haryana Government has nominated Deputy Chief Executive Officer-cum-Director or Director General of Industries and Commerce Department as Nodal Officer for grant of deemed clearances on behalf of Executive Empowered Committee.
          A notification to this effect has been issued by Industries and Commerce Department.
REDEPLOYMENT OF IT PROFESSIONALS: The Haryana Government has decided that HARTRON would re-deploy an IT professional upon relieving from a particular department or organisation on the same rate of remuneration which he or she was drawing in the previous department or organisation at the time of relieving on completion of project, or otherwise and not as a fresh entrant.
        A written communication in this regard has been sent by the Principal Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology Department to all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Managing Directors, Chief Administrators and Chief Executive Officers of all the Board, Corporations and Public Undertakings, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman/Presidents of District IT Society and Registrars of all the Universities in Haryana and Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court.
 CROP INSURANCE CLAIMSChandigarh, Feb 6- The Principal Secretary, Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi today issued strict directions to the Crop Insurance Companies to settle the crop insurance claims of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) within ten days. Strict action would be taken against crop insurance companies for not complying with the directions.
            Dr Likhi was presiding over a review meeting of PMFBY here today.
            During the Kharif-Rabi season 2016-17, so far Rs 12.86 crore have been distributed on the basis of claims in the State. Apart from this, Rs 257 crore have been distributed on the basis of claims of average production.
            Those present included representatives of Crop Insurance Companies, State Level Bankers Committee and senior officers of the Department.

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