Saturday, July 30, 2016

3 recommended for National Award for Child Welfare.

The Haryana Government has sent names of three persons to the Central Government for its approval to confer National Award for Child Welfare.
        While stating this today, Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain said that they included Anju of Fatehabad, Ved Prakash Arya of Mahendragarh and Lucky Singra of Baba Mahavir Das Yuva Club,Singra.
        Every year the government honours three persons and five organisations   who have been working for the welfare of children. She said that the award winner would get  Rs three lakh in cash and a letter of appreciation.
She said that apart from this, the Central Government also confers ‘Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award’ upon those three persons who have been working for the welfare of children for the last 10 years.


Haryana to abide by SC decision on SYL

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal  today said that we would have to abide by the decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of SYL, whether it is Haryana or Punjab.
          The Chief Minister was replying to the questions of media persons at a press conference here today. His attention was drawn towards the issue of SYL canal being highlighted by various political parties in Punjab in view of the next assembly elections. He was   informed that certain political leaders of Punjab had offered to resign or make any sacrifice in case the decision is not in favour of Punjab. Mr Manohar Lal responded saying   that no one need to make any sacrifice as the decision of the highest court in the country would have to be accepted by all.
          In reply to another question, he said that the present State Government had pursued the issue of presidential reference on Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004for early hearing in the Supreme Court as it had been pending for the last 12 years. Now its on regular hearing in the Supreme Court.
           In reply to another question concerning separate High Court for the State, the Chief Minister said that the Government has demanded it at several fora including Union Law Ministry  and the Supreme court. It’s a process which is on.
          When asked that he had blamed Delhi Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal  for recent traffic jams in Gurgaon in one of his tweets, he denied it and clarified that the tweet was misquoted as he was replying to a question on construction of National Periphery Road to which Delhi was not cooperating for its portion. m

Haryana Assembly session from Aug 26

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal  said that the date of commencement of the ensuing session of Haryana Legislative Assembly has been changed. Now it will begin on August 26 instead of  August 19,2016.
He said that a decision to this effect has been taken in the all party meeting held here today. As some of the legislators have a plan to see Rio Olympics, it was decided to change the date of the session so as to facilitate them.

Haryana Swaran Jayanti from Nov 1, 2016 to Oct 31, 2017

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal  today said that the Swaran Jayanti of Haryana would be celebrated by rising above party lines and in a befitting manner from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017.
This was stated by Chief Minister while addressing a press conference after presiding over a meeting of all political parties on Swaran Jayanti of Haryana, here today.
He said that all political parties have assured to give their whole hearted cooperation in these celebrations. He said that efforts would be made to involve all sections of the society and hold functions even at   such places in the country where people of Haryana reside. Also, the people of Haryana residing abroad would be invited to join the celebrations. Cultural functions would be organized by Haryana Kala Paishad.
He said that a number of suggestions have been received in the meeting. He said that an organizing committee would be constituted and its members would include not only government officers and political persons but also non officials and non political persons.
Those who attended the all party meeting included State BJP President Mr Subhash Barala, Education Minister Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mr Anil Vij, Leader of Opposition , Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, Congress leaders including Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mrs Kiran Chaudhary and Mr Ashok Tanwar, Mr Ashok Arora from Indian National Lok Dal, Mr Saranjit Singh Sotha from Shiromani Akali Dal and Mr Jai Parkash independent MLA.
CM TO VISIT GURGAON: CHANDIGARH, July 30- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal  today  said that he would visit Gurgaon day after tomorrow to take first hand information about the problem of recent traffic jam.
The Chief Minister, who was replying to the questions of media persons here today, said that there was complete coordination between the Police and Civil administration and the jam was created because of two issues. He said that the Badhahpur drain was overflowing due to heavy rain and its water did not flow to drain No. 8 which was already full to the brim. Secondly, a bridge was under construction at Hero Honda Chowk on NH 8. Therefore, the passage was narrow and bottle neck was created which obstructed smooth flow of traffic. Another bridge is under construction at Subhash Chowk on Sohna road. There was also congestion of taxis  as their strike was called off the same day.Also, a big group of Kawadias passed that way. All this led to traffic jam.
He said that a team of senior officers is already camping in Gurgaon to ensure that such a situation is not created in future.
 SARASVATI RIVER: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal  today described the issue of sacred Saraswati river as the issue of faith and said that it was being made functional.
The Chief Minister was replying to the questions of media persons here today and his attention was drawn towards the issue of Saraswati river.
          He said that Saraswati was an issue of faith and even today it has 150 km long course in revenue records. The efforts are being made to make it functional. Three dams are being erected at Adi Badri, Lohgarh and Haripur to store water and make it flow in this sacred river. He said that it would not be the first instance to connect the rivers.
          He also denied the allegation leveled by the opposition that the project of Saraswati river was   breeding corruption. He said that it has a budget of only Rs five crore out of which only a few lakh have been spent.
PM FASAL BIMA YOJNA:  Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal  said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna has been implemented in the State in a transparent manner and  is in the best interest of farmers as they would not have to beg for compensation in case of damage to their crops.
          The Chief Minister, who was replying to the questions of media persons here today was asked to cooment on the allegations leveled by the opposition on implementation of this scheme.
          He said that tenders were floated to engage the insurance companies and the one who had the lowest was engaged. The farmers would have to pay only two percent of the premium as rest of the premium would be shared by the Central and the State Governments. The Central Government had fixed five per cent premium for cotton crop, but the State Government decided that it would contribute three per cent and the remaining only two per cent would be farmers’ contribution.
          He said that since the inception of Haryana, the previous Governments has given a total compensation of Rs 1100 to Rs 1200 crore whereas the present State Government has given a total compensation of Rs 2200 to 2300 crore to farmers during over one-and-a-half years. The farmers  were dependent on State Government, but now they would get full compensation with ease. 
          In reply to a question concerning Administrative Tribunal of the State, the Chief Minister said that the proposal has been forwarded to the Central Government.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Projects costing Rs 239 crore approved in Haryana

 Projects costing Rs 239 crore were approved  by the State level Sanctioning Committee of Haryana for  National Agriculture Development Scheme (NADS) today.
        The State level Sanctioning Committee for National Agriculture Development Scheme had met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi here and projects were approved for the year 2016-17.
        The activities to be carried out would  include agricultural water management, promoting cultivation of sugarcane, crop diversification, providing subsidy on distribution of certified seeds of paddy, millet, wheat and barley, and paddy.
        A sum of Rs 45 crore was approved for agricultural water management scheme, Rs 11 crore for promoting cultivation of sugarcane in the State, Rs 56 crore for crop diversification scheme, Rs 34 crore for providing subsidy on distribution of certified seeds of paddy, millet, wheat and barley, Rs nine crore for direct seed    rice scheme and Rs seven crore for fodder development programme. Apart from this, approval was also given to other schemes of Fisheries   and Horticulture Departments of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
        Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Finance and Planning, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, ACS, Agriculture, Mr. V.S. Kundu, Principal Secretary, Fisheries, Mr. Anil Malik, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi and other senior officers of various departments were also present in the meeting.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The Haryana government has decided to give financial assistance of Rs three lakh in lump sum to the guest teachers appointed in government schools by amending its policy to provide compassionate financial assistance to the family of deceased person working in government Department or Board or Corporation or Public Undertaking under Haryana Government.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the deceased person could be working on adhoc, daily wage, contract basis including the persons working on contract basis through service providing agency.
ALL-PARTY MEETING: The Haryana government has convened an All Party meeting on Haryana Swaran Jayanti Celebrations on July 30 at 5 p.m. at Haryana Niwas, Chandigarh. The meeting will be presided over by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Swaran Jayanti celebrations would be held from November 1,2016 to October 31,2017.
YOGENDER MALIK APPOINTED: The Haryana government has appointed Mr. Yogender Malik, Associate Professor, BPS Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, who was earlier appointed as Advisor to Chief Minister for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, will now be Advisor to Chief Minister, Haryana Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Swach Bharat Abhiyan. He will also coordinate the recently introduced monthly competition for best performance villages and wards with immediate effect.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY: The Haryana Government has notified that August 5,2016 shall be observed as a public holiday in its  public offices on the occasion of Hariyali Teej.
VIDHAN SABHA SUMMONED: Haryana Vidhan Sabha has been summoned to meet in the hall of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Vidhan Bhawan, sector 1, Chandigarh at 2.00 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016.

Haryana to set up separate department for ex-servicemen

The Haryana Government would soon set up a separate department for the welfare of ex-servicemen in the state.
          This assurance was given by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal while responding to a tweet during live twitter session here today.
          Digital Haryana was on full play when the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, went live in a twitter session with people answering their queries. The fact that twitter handlers came from small town like Kalayat underscored the miles travelled by the state government on the road to Digital Haryana.
          Taking prompt action on a complaint against a private school located in Sector-19 of Faridabad for effecting hiking fees by more than 100 per cent in the last two years, the Chief Minister said he would take up the matter with Divisional Commissioner,  Mr D. Suresh. He told the complainant to contact him on his mobile number 9717263333. The government is considering an amendment in the rules to obviate such abrupt and hefty hikes, he added.
          Responding to a tweet regarding the start of work on the Hansi-Meham-Rohtak railway line, Mr Manohar Lal said "We were also misled into believing that the previous government had paid the money for this project. But it is not correct. We have now paid over Rs. 300 crore and acquisition of land will start soon", he said.
          In response to a tweet concerning the declining status of Kuruksehtra University, he said a committee had been set up to improve the academic standards in all universities of the state. The report is expected in three-four months.
          To another query regarding the commencement of the Smart Grid Project in Gurgaon, the Chief Minister responded that the first phase would be completed in one year. "I have issued instructions to reduce the period of the second phase of three years to two years", he added.
          Asked if the state government had any proposal to set up an indoor sports stadium in Kalayat, he said he would have the demand examined. "Hope for the best on August 13 when I will be visiting Kalayat", he added.
          Asked about the quantum of compensation given to the farmers in the last two years, Mr Manohar Lal said a sum of more than Rs 2,300 crore had been paid to the farmers which is more than double the sum of compensation given by all state governments since 1966.
          In response to a tweet, the Chief Minister said that 3,235 appointment letters had been issued for various posts. Besides, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission has already announced written examination for 9,000 posts in the Education Department and 7,000 posts in other departments. The physical running activity test of more than three lakh candidates for 5,000 posts of police constables has also been completed.
          Going live with another tweet asking how serious was the state government about the promotion of indigenous cows and buffaloes in the state which is known for its ‘Doodh-Dahi’, the Chief Minister replied, "Why don’t you ask our political opponents who often accuse us of being too serious on this issue?".
          In reply to another tweet regarding the success of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao programme in the State, the Chief Minister took pride in saying that our achievements so far have won us kudos from Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
          In another fast response to a tweet, he said that the average age of elected Panch, Sarpanch, Member of Block Samiti, Zila Parishad, Municipal Committee, Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation is 34. We have opened democracy at the grassroot to the youth like nowhere else in the world.
          In yet another response, he said that like Gurgaon, IT companies are also coming up in many other cities of the state including Faridabad and Panchkula. With the coming up of these It companies, youth would get maximum employment opportunities.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Milk added to the mid-day meals in govt schools

Come November 1 and Haryana will add another first to its bulging kitty. It will become the first state in the country to give 200 ml milk to every child studying in Classes 1 to VIII in government schools along with the mid-day meals.
          Disclosing this here today, the Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation, Printing and Stationery and Urban Local Bodies, Mr Manish Kumar Grover, said that ‘Swaran Jayanti Bal Dudh Yojana’ would be started for the students in Classes I to VIII in all government schools from November 1, 2016. The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has approved the scheme.
        Interacting with media persons after assuming office here, Mr Grover said the Cooperation Department would prepare milk powder at the milk plants in Sirsa and Jind which would be supplied to all government schools. The milk would be prepared in chocolate, vanilla and other flavours, depending upon the liking of the students.
        Since there are many poor children studying in government schools who cannot afford to have milk at home, the state government has decided to introduce this ambitious scheme to meet their nutritional needs. Besides, the scheme would help in drawing more students to government schools, Mr Grover added.

Free travel for ladies on Raksha Bandhan

On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, sisters who want to travel in Haryana Roadways buses for tying rakhis to their brothers in the state will be able to avail themselves of the facility of free travel, this year too.
   Giving this information here today, the Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, said the department would provide the facility of free travel for 36 hours, from 12pm on August 17 to 12 am on August 18. Apart from women, their children up to the age of 14 years would also be allowed free travel, he added.
Meanwhile, the Haryana Jails Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, has said that on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan next month, sisters would be able to tie rakhis on the wrists of their imprisoned brothers without any hassles.
          Officers of the department have been issued directions to allow sisters to meet their brothers in the hall of jails on this pious occasion. Earlier, they had to tie rakhis with a net thrown between them and their brothers. This condition has been lifted this year, he added.
KK KHANDELWAL: The Haryana government has designated Mr.Krishan Kumar Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department as Additional Chief Secretary, Swaran Jayanti Celebrations and Principal Executive Officer, Haryana Swaran Jayanti Celebrations for proper coordination with other departments.
TERMS EXTENDED: The  Haryana government has extended the term of Mr. Justice (Retd) Iqbal Singh, Chairman, Haryana Statute Review Committee up to September 24, 2016.
TREE PLANTATION: The Haryana Forest Department has decided to plant trees around old ponds and ‘bainis’ during the ongoing Van Mohotsav.
While stating this today, Haryana Forests Minister, Rao Narbir Singh   said that this drive would continue throughout the year and a target has been set to plant about two crore saplings during this period.
   He urged the people to plant saplings on different occasions like birthdays, marriages, anniversaries and festivals to make them more memorable. He said that every person should take a pledge to plant at least two trees during his life time to reduce the effect of global warming and climate change.
   He said that the Department has given slogan ‘Gaon Vano Ki Aur’ for this year’s Van Mohotsav whereas last year it was ‘Har Ghar Hariyali’.
   Rao Narbir Singh urged representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, non-governmental organisations, social organisations and other influential people of villages to come forward to support this campaign of the government so that the aim of Van Mohotsav could be achieved and existence of forests could be maintained.
RESIGNATIONS ACCEPTED: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kanwar Pal today accepted the resignation of two MLAs from membership of different committees of the Vidhan Sabha.
         While Mr Manish Kumar Grover has resigned from the Chairpersonship of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, on being appointed as Minister of State, Mr Anoop Dhanak has resigned from the Membership of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Committee.
RENAMING COLLEGE:  Haryana Government has decided to rename the Government College, Bapauli  as Government College, Behrampur (Bapauli) with immediate effect.
   This was stated by a spokesman of Higher Education Department here today.

HUDA announces Group Housing Scheme

Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today announced its Group Housing Scheme with an aim to provide proper shelter to every citizen by providing residential plots of different categories for the various income groups in its   Urban Estates. Besides, it has also taken other significant decisions which included one-time relaxation to owners for obtaining occupation certificate for residential and commercial buildings across the State,  policy guidelines for the nursing homes running from residential premises on 14 Marla plots, conversion of  Shop-cum-Flat (SCF) into Shop-cum-Office (SCO) in HUDA Shopping Centres and revised policy regarding fixing of norms and eligibility for beneficiaries for the allotment of low cost dwelling units constructed by HUDA in its Urban Estates.
          These decision were taken in the   111th meeting of  HUDA  held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal here today.
          As per the Group Housing Scheme,   plots of various sizes available in different Urban Estates would be identified. Out  of available group housing sites, 75 per cent sites would  be included in new group housing scheme of HUDA whereas, the balance 25 per cent sites would  be kept reserved for allotment   for construction of flatted staff colonies of State or Central Government  Departments, their Boards and Corporations and Undertakings. Under the policy, the members should not own any house, flat, plot in their own name or in the name of spouse or dependent children in the same urban estate. The group housing sites in various Urban Estates of HUDA would be sold by e-auction.
          It was also decided in the meeting to give one-time relaxation to owners for obtaining occupation certificate for residential and commercial buildings across the State.  A facility on the lines of the 2001 policy would be given again for residential and commercial buildings for a limited period from August 15 to December 31, 2016 as a good will gesture in the golden jubilee year of the formation of the State. The Chief Minister directed the officers to give vide publicity to this good will gesture so that maximum number of allottees could avail of the benefit.
      The Authority also approved policy guidelines for the nursing homes running from residential premises on 14 Marla plots in those sectors of  HUDA  where there is no provision of one kanal plot. As per the policy, permission would be granted for only those residential premises which are having a minimum size of plot equal to 350 square yards (14 Marla category) and are located on roads having a width of at least 24 meters or widest internal road of the sector in case of urban estates or sectors falling in Hyper or High Potential zones. Whereas, in case of urban estates or sectors falling in Medium and Low potential zones, permission would  be granted for only those residential premises which   have a minimum size of plot equal to 250 square yards ( 10 Marla category) and are located on roads having a width of at least 18 meters.
          In the meeting a proposal was also approved to convert Shop-cum-Flat (SCF) into Shop-cum-Office (SCO) in HUDA Shopping Centres. It was informed in the meeting that there are 1173 SCF sites in various Urban Estates of HUDA and an amount of 190.27 crores is likely to be generated from the conversion of SCFs into SCOs. It was also informed that efforts would be made to increase parking space in the commercial areas of HUDA. Apart from this, multi storey parking may also be developed, If needed, so as to ensure adequate parking spaces in commercial areas.
          Apart from this, the Authority also approved the revised policy regarding fixing of norms and eligibility for beneficiaries for the allotment of low cost dwelling units constructed by HUDA in various Urban Estates in the State. Under the policy, allotment would be given to beneficiaries under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category of Haryana only with annual income up to Rs three lakh.
     Others present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Town and Country Planning Department Mr P. Raghvendra Rao, Additional Chief Secretary Power Mr Rajan Gupta, Principal Secretary Urban Local Bodies Department Mr Anil Kumar, Principal Secretary Industries Mr Devender Singh, Chief Administrator HUDA Mr Vikas Gupta, Secretary HUDA Mr Virat and other senior officers of the Government.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Applications invited for Pre-Matric Scholarship

Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department has invited applications online for Pre-Matric Scholarship for the year 2016-17, by July 31, 2016.
While stating this here today, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan  Kumar said that  applications should be in prescribed format from regular students belonging to the Minority communities, which included Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains notified by the Central government. He said that students who are pursuing their education from classes I to X in Government and private recognized schools or aided institutions are eligible as per eligibility criteria and conditions.
He said that to avail  the benefit of scholarship, the student should be resident of Haryana. Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50 per cent marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of parents or guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs one lakh. Income certificate from employer, for employed parent and guardian, will be required. However, in case of others, certificate issued by the competent authority declared by the government would be required. It included Sub Divisional Magistrate or Tehsildar and self declaration by student or parents.
He said that minority certificate should be issued by first class Magistrate,  which included Sub Divisional Magistrate or Tehsildar and self declaration by the student or parents, without which application would be rejected. Aadhar Card Number is mandatory for applying online. The scholarship amount of student, under pre-matric scholarship will be disbursed directly to the bank account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode. He said that the continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years would depend on successful completion of the course with 50 per cent marks during proceeding year. The scholarship holder under this scheme will not be able to avail any other scholarship or stipend for pursuing the course, he added.
Mr. Krishan Kumar said that the Aadhar linked bank accounts for eligible student should be opened in the name of the student. The  student should fill their Bank Account Number, Pan Card Number for applying online application and their Bank Account Number should be Aadhaar-enabled. He said that 30 per cent of the scholarships would be reserved for girl students in each community. Scholarship will not be given to more than two students in a family.
He said that admission fee  of Rs. 500 per annum subject to actual would be given to hostellers as well as day scholars from classes VI to X. Similarly, tuition fee of Rs. 350 per month subject to actual would be given to hostellers as well as day scholars from classes VI to X . Maintenance allowance is payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year.In case of  classes I to V it would be Rs. 100 per month for day scholars and for classes VI to X Rs. 600 per month subject to actual hostlers and Rs. 100 per month for day scholars, he added.
He said that eligible students could apply online on the website . He said that it was mandatory for students of classes I to X to apply for Pre-Matric scholarship online. The offline application will be rejected.

Haryana proposes floating restaurant at Karna Lake

The Haryana Government proposes to set up a floating restaurant at Karna Lake in Karnal. Therefore, the Haryana Tourism Corporation has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from registered firms, companies or individuals for the setting up and operation of the floating restaurant on license basis for a period of ten years further extendable for five years.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Corporation said that the document can be downloaded from the or can be collected from Head Office-Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited, SCO 17-19, Sector 17B, Chandigarh.
        He said that the last date for receiving queries was August 2, 2016. The Pre-Bid meeting would be held on August 5 at 3 p.m. at Head Office, Chandigarh. The Bid due date was August 16 up to 3 p.m. The Technical proposals would be opened on the same day at 3:30 p.m., he added.
        The spokesman said that Haryana Tourism Corporation reserves the right to amend or modify EOI documents and to reject any or all proposals without assigning any reason thereof. Amendments or modification, if any, would not be published in the newspapers, but the same would be uploaded on the website, he added.
 AIR STRIPS TO BE OPERATIONAL: Haryana Civil Aviation Minister, Rao Narbir Singh said that air strips at Bachhod, Bhiwani, Hisar, Karnal and Basaula in district Panchkula would be made operational and more facilities would be provided at these air strips. He said that he would soon meet Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr. Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju   to accelerate the construction work of international airport in Hisar.
In a statement issued here today, Rao Narbir Singh said that   adventure sports activities like parasailing, gliding and others would be increased at Bachhod. He said that the State Government was making efforts for expansion of air travel facilities in the State. He said that during the Happening Haryana Global Investor Summit held in Gurgaon, investors had shown keen interest in investing in the fields of aviation, defence production and aerospace.
He said that Haryana would celebrate its Golden Jubilee Year this year and efforts were being made to provide better road network and   increase air travel facilities.   
APPLICATIONS INVITED: Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal has invited applications from employees of government departments and state universities to fill up 189 posts of Class III and IV in 61 categories  on transfer basis. The applicants can send their applications by August 4, 2016.
        While stating this today, a spokesman of the college said that the government would recruit staff for this new medical college. The candidates selected   from various departments could be absorbed after a fixed period by the medical college. The details of these posts are also available on
        He said that  those desired to apply, would have to send their brief bio-data, date of recruitment in parent department, date of superannuation,   pay scale and grade pay of the post, academic qualifications, date from which working on the present post, total experience on the post applied for, correspondence address and permanent address along with contact number. The retirement age of non-teaching staff would be 62 years and salary would be protected as per Haryana Government instructions.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Vipul Goel and Banwari Lal administered oath

 The Haryana Cabinet was expanded today as the  Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of office and secrecy to three Legislators as Ministers at a simple ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhawan here. While Mr Vipul Goel was sworn-in as Cabinet Minister, Mr Manish Grover and Dr. Banwari Lal were administered oath as Minister of State with independent charge. All newly sworn-in Ministers took oath in Hindi.
Apart from the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, his Cabinet colleagues, legislators, senior officers of the state government, family members as well as well wishers of the newly sworn-in Ministers were also present on the occasion.
          Earlier the Governor accepted the resign of two Ministers namely Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf and Mr. Bikram Singh Thekedar today.
       After today’s expansion of the Cabinet, apart from Chief Minister, there are eight Cabinet Ministers, two Ministers of State with Independent charge and three Ministers of State.
        Later on, while interacting with  media persons, the Chief Minister said in reply to a question concerning reasons for resignation by two Ministers that it is a general process. As the number of Minister is limited in the Cabinet, replacement is the only option to give chance to other legislators. He said that, if required, such changes would also be made in future.
In reply to another question he said that while  acting swiftly, a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to further investigate the case of gang rape at Rohtak and the culprits have also been arrested by the police. Investigation is in progress and the guilty would not be spared.However, if any other kind of investigation is required, that too would be got done. He also strongly condemned the incident.

Haryana Education Deptt releases sports calendar

The Haryana Secondary Education Department has released the schedule for State Level School Sports Tournaments, 2016-17.
While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the department said that the tournaments would be organized by the District Education Officers of Bhiwani, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Hisar, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, Jind, Gurgaon, Sonipat , Jhajjar, Karnal,  Kaithal, Ambala, Mahendergarh, Rewari and Sirsa.
He said that in district Bhiwani, Football Pre Subroto and Pre-Nehru Hockey tournament of girls under -17 would be organized from July 28 to 30, in district Panipat Football Pre-Subroto of boys under 14 and 17 from July 28 to 30, Pre-Nehru Hockey of boys under 15 and 17 in Sahabad in district Kurukshetra from July 28 to 30, Archery of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Boxing of girls under 17 and 19, Judo, Wrestling F/S under 14 and 19 and Wrestling G/R under 19 of boys in Hisar from September 8 to 10, Football of boys under 19, Volleyball of boys and girls under 17 and Taekwondo of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19 in Bhiwani from September 8 to 10,Hockey of boys and girls under 14, Baseball of boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Roller Hockey of boys under 19 in Rohtak from September 8 to 10, Basketball of boys under 17 and 19, Shooting of boys and girls under 14,17and 19, Football of boys under 14 and 17 and Handball of boys and girls under 14 in Panipat from September 13 to 15 and  Judo of girls under 14,17 and 19, weightlifting of boys and girls under 17 and 19, Netball of boys and girls under 14 and Tennis of boys under 14,17 and 19 in Yamunanagar from September 13 to 15.
The spokesman said that in district Panchkula athletic of boys and girls under 17, Fencing girls under 14,17and 19, Badminton of boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Tennis tournament of girls under 14,17 and 19 would be held from September 13 to 15. In Jind, Fencing of boys under 14,17 and 19, Kabaddi of boys and girls under 14 and 19, Boxing boys under 14,17 and 19, Handball of boys under 17 and 19   from September 13 to 15. In Gurgaon, Hockey of boys under 19, Chess of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Basketball of boys and girls under 14 and Cricket boys under 14 from September 19 to 21. In   Sonipat, Badminton  and Hockey of boys and girls under 17, Wrestling F/S of boys and girls under 17 and19  and Cricket of boys under 19 from October 4 to 6. In Jhajjar, Netball of boys and girls under 17 and 19  , Cricket of boys under 17  and Kabaddi of boys and girls under 14    from October 4 to 6. In Kurukshetra,  Cycling of boys and girls under 17 and 19  , Hockey of girls under 19 and Football of girls under 14 and 17 from October 13 to 15. In Karnal, Volleyball of girls under 14 and 19, Basketball of girls under 17 and 19, Cricket of girls under 19 and Yoga of girls under 14,17 and 19   from October 19 to 21. In Kaithal,Softball and Kho-Kho of girls under 14,17 and 19   from October 19 to 21, Gymnastic of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Football of girls under 19 , Cricket of girls under 17 and Table Tennis of girls under 14,17 and 19 in Ambala from October 19 to 21. Baseball of boys and girls under 17, Kho-Kho and Yoga of boys under 14,17 and 19  in Mahendergarh from November 3 to 5, Karate of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19, Softball and Table Tennis of boys under 14,17 and 19, and Handball of girls under 17 and 19 in Rewari from November 3 to 5.Swimming and Water Polo of boys and girls under 14,17 and 19 and Volleyball of boys under 14 and 19 in Sirsa from November 3 to 5. Athletic for boys and girls under 14 and 19 and Skating of boys and girls under 11,14,17 and 19 would be held in Rohtak from November 7 to 9.

Haryana Civil Services Rules framed

The Haryana Government has repealed the Punjab Civil Services Rules framed in 1953 and has prepared the Haryana Civil Services Rules which would be applicable to all employees of the State Government. According to these rules, now every employee would be   confirmed on the post of his first posting subject to satisfactory completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether the permanent post is available or not. Also, all male government employees would be eligible to take paternity leave for 15 days.
        While stating this here today, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that paternity leave would be admissible to the male government employees with less than two surviving children during the confinement of his wife or on valid adoption of a child of less than one year of age.
        According to Haryana Civil Services Rules, existing employees working on ex-cadre post in any other Department or Government would have to exercise an option that in which cadre or post they want to remain. No protection of pay would be admissible on appointment from higher to lower post on whatsoever reason, he added.
        Number of days of hospital leave admissible to Group D or Group C employees whose duties are to handle the dangerous machinery or explosive material has been changed from 120 to 730 days on the Central pattern. In case of transfer in public interest, Composite Transfer Grant of Rs. 2000 or above would be admissible. Apart from this, all employees would be entitled to avail withdrawal from GPF for purchase of Motor Car irrespective of their pay. The amount of GPF withdrawal for second house has been enhanced from 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the balance amount.
        Pension benefits to the family of disappeared employee would be admissible after six months instead of one year from the date of lodging FIR. Definition of Family for the purpose of family pension has been changed on the Central pattern. If a dependent son gets married below the age of 25 years, he would not be an eligible member of family for the purpose of Family Pension. Eligible children include children adopted legally, widow or divorced daughter. Only a legally married lady would be considered as wife of a dead government employee. Divorce declared by panchayats or social organisations would not be accepted as legal divorce.
        Rate of Pension Contribution has been simplified and on the basis of length of service, it has been revised to 10 per cent, 15 per cent and 20 per cent. Apart from this, Rate of Deputation Allowance in case of transfer on deputation to other government has been revised on the Central pattern. According to these rules, in case of suspension, the Subsistence Allowance can now be revised after every six months. Earlier the punishing authority was not competent to revise it more than once after the first six months of suspension.
        In case of re-employment of a pensioner, Dearness Relief would be admissible on pension separately and DA on basic of re-employed post separately. Besides, at the time of fixation of pay on re-employment after retirement, PEG would not be considered. Judicial proceedings against a retired employee can now be initiated at any time.
        Daily Allowance would now be admissible for tour within a radius of 20 kms or more. Journey from one station to another within 20 kms would be treated as local journey for this purpose. The Rate of Daily Allowance has also been revised. TA/DA would be admissible in case of temporary transfer in public interest or additional charge of another post at a station beyond 20 kms. Now the joining time would be admissible to the employees only in case of transfer in public interest from one station to another at a distance of 20 km or more.
Lodging charges for stay at PWD Rest House or Haryana Bhawan would be reimbursable but for this purpose the employee has to surrender 25 per cent of his Daily Allowance. In case of stay in a hotel, only half daily allowance would be admissible instead of full daily allowance   because breakfast is provided free of cost  by the hotel.
        Apart from this, there is a proposal to change forms of service book and some new forms have been added on the Central pattern. These rules have been made available on the website of the Finance Department

Medical assistance to pilgirms returning from Haridwar

In view of a large number of people travelling to Haridwar and returning in the month of ‘Shravana’, the Haryana Government has made special medical arrangements which would remain as such up to August 1, 2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Health Department said that all the Civil Surgeons were directed to  coordinate with respective Deputy Commissioners and Police Department to identify the routes on which heavy flow of such travelers is expected and also identify places of halt and night stay. He said that each district was directed to  set up a control room for this purpose and the details regarding the contact person and the helpline phone number of the control room are widely displayed in their respective districts and circulated through various media.
        He said that all Sub Centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and Civil Hospitals have been kept  with availability of required manpower, beds, drugs and consumables. Mobile teams with EMT/Pharmacist have been  formed and their schedule of visit to such places of halt and night stay has been  worked out by the Civil Surgeon concerned in consultation with all the stake holders. Such visits of the mobile teams are being ensured in the early morning hours when such travelers usually start the journey for the day and also in the evening hours when they   reach  their place of halt and night stay.
        He said that each such place of halt and night stay   have a first aid box with such necessary medications as can be dispensed without medical prescription and such first aid boxes are replenished each day.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

18 cows rescued from smugglers in Bihwani

In a crackdown on cattle smuggling in Haryana, 18 cows were rescued from smugglers in district Bhiwani in the wee hours of July 21, 2016.
        While stating this   today, Secretary, Regional Transport Authority and City Magistrate, Bhiwani, Mr. Mahesh Kumar, said that the truck ferrying the cattle was stopped for checking during patrolling on Dadri road in Bhiwani. However, instead of stopping, the driver sped the vehicle towards Dadri.
        He said that he chased the truck across Dadri to village Ramnagar, where the truck, along with 19 cows, was abandoned by its three occupants who fled under the cover of darkness. Rushing to the spot, the Dadri Sadar Police impounded the truck. However, as the animals were crammed in the truck beyond capacity, one of them died due to suffocation. The other cows have been shifted to a ‘gaushala’, he added.
        He said that a case was registered and efforts were on to identify and arrest the accused.
CLEANING RIVER YAMUNA: With a view to clean river Yamuna, the Haryana Government has decided to set up a new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and upgrade five others at a cost of about Rs 28.74 crore during the current financial year.
While stating this here today, Haryana Public Health Engineering Minister, Mr. Ghanshyam Saraf, said that special administrative approval to this effect has been given by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
He said that in view of the orders of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, the Government has decided to upgrade the existing STPs in those towns where effluent is directly or indirectly discharged into river Yamuna to bring down the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) of treated sewage. He said that STP of 4MLD   at Nissing and STP of 6MLD   at Nilokheri would be renovated and STP of 4MLD capacity based on SBR technology would be constructed at Indri. Apart from this, STP of 10MLD   near village Indra Chakravarti and another STP of 8MLD   at Karnal would also be upgraded.
He said that working according to the vision of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, regarding cleanliness of river Ganga and its tributaries, the Chief Minister had recently inaugurated a STP of 25MLD   at village Siwah in district Panipat. Under this project, two STPs would be constructed at a cost of Rs 129.51 crore for Panipat city.
NATIONAL AVIATION POLICY: The Haryana Government is preparing an action plan on the pattern of National Aviation Policy so as to enhance facilities concerning aviation in Hisar.
This was stated by Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dr Kamal Gupta who held a meeting with the representatives of various companies associated with aviation sector like Frost and Sullivan Consultancy Agency, Pratt and Whitney and Honeywell and officers of Haryana Aviation Department, said that they inspected the airstrip in Hisar and interacted with the representatives of Consultancy companies about facilities available in Hisar.
He said that the Haryana Government has also constituted a task force constituted to explore the possibilities to set up an aviation hub in Hisar. The task force has includes representatives of Airport Authority of India, State Aviation Department and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation. As the local airport at Hisar has 3,000 acres of land, the task force held a meeting to discuss ways and means to provide better aviation facilities. He said that a comprehensive report is being prepared by Frost and Sullivan Consultancy Agency which would soon be submitted to the Government.

Haryana Board of School Education registers 43 cases of copying

Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani today registered 43 cases of copying during examinations of D. Ed First Semester (Re-appear) and D. Ed Second Semester (Regular or Re-appear) conducted by the Board. 
          While giving this information, a spokesman of the Board said Flying Squad of Chairman of Board of districts Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Hisar, Jhajjar, Mahendergarh, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa and Yamunanagar today inspected district test centers and caught 15 cases of copying in Hisar, Jhajjar and Mahendergarh. Rapid Action Force flying registered 17 cases and others registered 11 cases. 
 NUMBER OF ADMISSION INCREASING: Chandigarh, July 21 – Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Rambilas Sharma said that as the number of students seeking admission to colleges for higher education is increasing every year, it has been decided to increases the number of seats in government colleges by 20 per cent.
The Minister, who was replying to the questions of the mediapersons here today, said that a decision to this effect was taken in his meeting with senior officers of the education department.
He said that a webportal of higher education of higher education department would be launched tomorrow where students would be able to get their grievances redressed promptly. 
 REVISED DATE SHEET: The Haryana Education Department has issued revised and final date sheet of monthly assessment test of July, 2016, to be held in the first week of August, of classes IX, X, X plus one and X plus two.
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Accountancy/ Pol.Sc.
Business/ Chemistry/ Geography
Business/Chemistry/ Geography
Math (all streams)/ Biology/ History (All streams)
Math (all
Biology/ History
(Commerce and
(Commerce and
Any other paper
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this date sheet
Any other paper not covered in this date sheet

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tree plantation week inaugurated in DPS Pinjore

The Delhi Public School campus, Pinjore, echoed with such slogans during the inauguration ceremony of a week long Van Mahotsav celebrations commenced on July 18. An impressive morning assembly depicting the importance of trees was conducted in the school. Poems, songs, speech and skits were presented to spread awareness amongst one and all. A special pledge was taken by everyone to go green, save the environment and arrest pollution”.
The tree plantation drive was flagged off by the school Principal, Mrs. Amita Dhaka. Everyone participated in this drive. Saplings were planted by students and teachers. Special areas for Herbal garden and Kitchen garden were assigned to the children by Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora, Member Management Committee to give them the exposure about the importance of organic gardening. The purpose of this vision is to catch the children young and help them to appreciate and motivate them to save the nature.

Monsoon session from August 19

 The Monsoon Session of Haryana Legislative Assembly has been convened from August 19,2016.
          A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.

Cabinet approves draft of Haryana Sports Council Bill

Haryana would have Sports Councils at the State, district and local levels as the Haryana Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today, approved the draft of Haryana Sports Council Bill, 2016. This
Addressing newsmen after the Cabinet meeting Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that the Sports Councils aim at securing greater measure of participation of the people in sports, games, yoga and physical fitness and to confer on such sports councils, special powers for carrying out the objects related to sports and physical fitness.
The State Sports Council shall have Chief Minister as its President and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister as Vice President. The other members included Finance Minister, Education Minister, Development and Panchayat Minister, Health Minister, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Administrative Secretaries of Home, Finance, Higher Education, School Education, Development and Panchayats, Town and Country Planning, Urban Local Bodies, Sports and Youth Affairs, Health and Director General of Police.
It will have nominated members which include Executive Vice President from among persons having sports background, two members from among the Members of Legislative Assembly, two members from among Vice Chancellors of the universities in the State, President or Secretary, Haryana Olympic Association, two Presidents or Secretaries from recognized State Sports Organisations or Associations, two members from NGOs working for promotion of sports in the State, one member from Director, Sports or Physical Education of the university, two members from experts in sports medicine or sports injury management or sports psychology, two members from sports experts or awardees or medal winners in international events and one of them shall be a woman, one member from Sports Journalism, two women members having interest in sports promotion and two members from industry interested in promotion of sports.
Mr Vij said that there would be a Standing Committee for the State Sports Council and its Vice President would be Chairman of the Standing Committee. The Executive Vice President of the State Sports Council would be Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee. The other members of the State Sports Council include Secretary Incharge of Sports Department and Secretary General of State Sports Council; Director, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Secretary, State Sports Council, if appointed or designated. There would be four members to be nominated by the President of the State Sports Council.
The government shall, by nomination, constitute a District Sports Council in every district in the State. There shall be a President and a Vice President for every District Sports Council. The Vice President shall be nominated by the President, State Sports Council from among the members of the concerned District Sports Council. The District Sports Officer shall be ex-officio Secretary. The District Sports Council will perform such functions of the State Sports Council as may be delegated to it from time to time by the State Sports Council. Every District Sports Council shall have an Executive Committee which shall meet at least twice in a year.
Mr Vij said that with a view to coordinate and implement various activities of sports and games in rural and urban areas, the State Sports Council may, in consultation with District Sports Council and local authorities concerned, constitute a Corporation Sports Council for each Municipal Corporation area, a Municipal Sports Council for each Municipal Council area, a Town Sports Council for each Municipal Committee area and a Block Sports Council for each Block Panchayat Samiti area. These Councils would have Executive Committee with a President, Vice President and Secretary and two members of whom one shall be a woman, out of the nominated members of the Corporation Sports Council. In case of Municipal Sports Council, there would be a President and Vice President and nominated members, but no person shall be nominated as member consecutively for more than two terms. In case of Town Sports Council, there would be a President, Secretary and two members to be nominated by the President and one of them shall be a woman. Similarly, in case of Block Sports Council, there shall be a President, Vice President and Secretary and two members of whom one shall be a woman.
The Corporation Sports Council, Municipal Sports Council and Town Sports Council shall coordinate the activities of the registered sports organisations and clubs within the jurisdiction of the Sports Council. They would organize sports events and perform such other functions entrusted to them by the District Sports Council.
There would also be Civil Services Sports Promotion Board, Sports Promotion Boards of Public Sector Undertakings and Sports Promotion Boards of educational institutions. The Civil Services Sports Promotion Board will be headed by Chief Secretary and have members as Administrative Secretaries of Finance, Home, Sports and Youth Affairs, Director General of Police, Director, Sports and Youth Affairs and two members to be nominated by the Chairman of the Board. The Administrative Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs will be Vice Chairman. The Board will promote sports among Civil Services.
The State Government shall pay to the State Sports Council by way grants and the State Sports council shall establish a fund to be known as State Sports Council Fund to meet its financial requirements. Similarly, there would be District Sports Council Fund to meet its expenses, he added.

Mehandi exempted from levy of VAT

In order to place the traditional Mehandi Industry of Haryana at par with the neighbouring States, the Government today exempted sale of ‘Green Mehandi leaves and its powder’ from the levy of VAT.
          A decision to this effect was taken by the Haryana Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.
          At present, VAT at the rate of five per cent was being levied on traditional ‘Henna’ (Mehandi) in Haryana. No VAT is levied on the sale of traditional Mehandi in the neighbouring States of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Exemption from levy of VAT will enable the traditional Mehandi Industry of the State to compete on level terms with the dealers of the neighbouring states. Faridabad district is the main centre of business of Mehandi in Haryana.
          This exemption will cost about Rs 50 lakh to the State exchequer. However, ‘Kali Mehandi’ as well as ‘Herbal Mehandi’ will continue to be taxed at the rate of 12.5 per cent in the State.
          The Haryana Cabinet also decided to nominate Urban Local Bodies Department as Nodal Department for the issues related to Urban Transport System.
          It was observed that integration of land use and Urban Transport System is pre-requisite for efficient and sustainable urban planning and it can be possible only under the aegis of single Department dealing with both the Urban Transport and land use planning. Also, urban transport business is dealt by Urban Local Bodies Department in many other States. Apart from this, the Union Ministry of Urban Development had also urged the State Government to nominate single Department for dealing with issues related to urban transport.
          Haryana Cabinet also approved the proposal to give 50 acres of land of Government Livestock Farm, Hisar to the Municipal Corporation, Hisar to set up Gau Abhayaran and Cattle Pound. The land would be given at a rate of Re one per acre per year for 33 years.