Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Haryana to issue computerized health cards to 2.5 crore residents

In a significant move, the Haryana Government has decided to issue computerized health cards to 2.5 crore residents of the State and the health data of every individual will be seeded with Unique Identification (UID).
          While stating this here today, Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij  said that under this concept of health card, all essential tests of each individual would be conducted, the report of the tests would be entered into the computer and uploaded on health card too. A primary report would be given by the hospital relating to the health status of the person concerned. The print out of the health card can be obtained by the person concerned, if he so desires. The entire soft data of each individual will be preserved in a Central server so that the same be assessed from any health facility in the State on the basis of unique ID of the person concerned.
          He said that the Health Department has, therefore, invited expression of interest to make health cards. The proposals for expression of interest are required to be submitted at Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Panchkula by December 15,2016.
          Mr Vij said that when the patient gets the investigations done, these would automatically be linked with the Unique Health Identification Number (UHID) of the patient. The results of all tests and OPD or Indoor services given to the patient shall get linked to the UHID. As and when the patient visits the health facility again or goes to another health facility, the record of the patient that is all details including old and new investigations shall be visible to the doctor.
          For each registration, the patient shall have to use an identity proof, the best is Aadhaar card or ID proofs as approved by State Government or Resident Data Base Record. The registration shall be linked to Haryana Resident Data Base and Aadhaar and authentication shall be possible from that data base. To ensure seamless hassle free services of making Universal Health Card (UHC) with UHID, dedicated manpower will have to be provided, in existing health facilities for making health cards.
          He said that the company or agency or institute would have to arrange Aadhaar Certified Biometric Machines to make health cards. A separate area of working shall have to be identified for registration of UHC and generating UHID. This area shall be operational in morning and evening shifts in all District Hospitals and Sub District Hospitals. Those whose UHID is generated in the night shift, only cards of such patients shall also be made in the morning shift. The health card will be made in general duty shifts for PHC and UPHC, CHC in all working days. A dedicated website will be incorporated from which provision to retrieve lost UHID can be planned, similar to the process of Aadhaar Card. He said that e-Upchaar and HMIS facilities have already been approved for 55 health facilities and at present these are being implemented in 22 health facilities. Later on, it would be extended to more health facilities. The health cards must be integrated with existing e-Upchaar and HMIS software of Health Department.
          Mr Vij said that software has to be prepared for the purpose along with creation of other infrastructure including installation of hardware, recruitment of manpower and training of manpower for implementation. Robust software would be needed to capture the data relating to  the residents of the State. The company or agency or institution must have done the similar work in the past and proof of the same must be attached as otherwise it will not be considered.

Railways Minister's promise to Rohtak people

Union Railways Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, today assured to resolve at the earliest the grievance of the people of Rohtak regarding a old  non-functional passage near the railway station, which leads to traffic snarls on various other roads in the city.
          Haryana Minister of State for Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, today called on the Union Minister at Rail Bhavan in New Delhi and urged him to consider favourably this long-pending demand of the people of Rohtak. He also thanked the Union Minister for awarding elevated railway line project to Rohtak.
          Mr. Grover informed the Railways Minister that the passage near Rohtak Railway Station had been constructed several years ago, but due to the negligence of previous governments, it was not opened for movement of traffic. In the absence of this road, traffic snarls were being experienced on Railway Road, Mal Godam Road, Old Anaj Mandi area, Railway Station, and Kaccha Beri Road areas. The opening of this road would ease movement of traffic on  other roads in the city, he added.
          Keeping in view the inconvenience being caused to thousands of people, the Union Minister directed the concerned Railway officers to submit a report in this regard and assured that the grievance would be resolved at the earliest.

CM's plea to entrepreneurs and exporters to train unemployed youth

 Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal today urged the entrepreneurs and exporters to train the unemployed youth as per their requirements and employ them. The state government would provide infrastructure for the same and would also give certificates of the training to such youth.
            The Chief Minister was speaking at the State level Export Awards Distribution Function at Udyog Vihar, Gurugram today.
The Chief Minister gave away awards to 111 export units for their outstanding performance. Twenty one of the awards were bagged by the units of Gurugram.
Instead of delivering the traditional address, the Chief Minister interacted with the entrepreneurs and asked them if they were availing the benefits of the Entrepreneur Promotions Policy of the state government. He also sought their suggestions to further improve the policy. The exporters and entrepreneurs expressed their views without any hesitation.
The Chief Minister said that initially when he held the reins of the administration in the state he was termed as an inexperienced. Mr. Manohar Lal admitted that as it was for the first time that he had become the Chief Minister, he was inexperienced. He said that he learnt a lot in first 12 months, but it was not new for him how to serve the massed.
He said that during the last two months Haryana has jumped from 14th to 5th place in ease of doing business and has got 97 per cent marks in this regard. He said that he was not yet satisfied as he wanted to take the state further.
While referring to the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit held in Gurugram in March last he said that 549 MOUs were signed and these involved an investment of about Rs. 7 lakh crore. To make the youth employable, emphases has been laid on skill development. He said that Vishavkarma Skill Development University would be setup at Badhok in district Palwal. Its classes have already been started temporarily in Faridabad. He urged the entrepreneurs to suggest the kind of courses to be started at this university. He said that for postgraduates unemployed youth, a new scheme has been introduced to give Rs. 9000 to such youth for working 100 hours. As many as 3500 youth have so far registered themselves under this scheme.
Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel said that no export unit has been awarded during last 10 years. The present government has not only again started these awards but has also increased the award about by three times.
Principal Secretary Industries, Mr. Devender Singh and Managing Director HSIIDC Mr. Sudhir Rajpal also spoke on the occasion

Haryana promotes 38 Section Officers

The Haryana Government has promoted 38 Section Officers to the post of Accounts Officer with effect from the dates they assume the charge of their new assignment.They have been posted against vacant posts.
          While Rajender Kumar has been posted at Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVNL), Jind, Vijay Kumar Dhamija has been posted at office of CEO DRDA, Faridabad, Navdeep Kumar Diwan at HPGCL, Panchkula, Kamlesh Kumari at SPD, Haryana School Shiksha Priyojna Prishad, Panchkula and Pankaj Katoch at Government Engineering College, Nilokheri, Karnal. Similarly, Ramesh Chand has been posted at Zila Parishad, Ambala, Kunal Batish at HVPNL, Panchkula, Ranjit Singh Saini at Haryana Roadways, Ambala, Girdhari Lal at Food and Drugs Administration, Panchkula, Sanjay Khanna  at office of Director, Medical Education Research, Panchkula, and Karnail Singh at Haryana Roadways, Kurukshetra.
          Amanpreet Mann has been posted at office of Civil Surgeon, Jind, Rajesh Kumar at University        of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak, Sukhbir Singh at Haryana Food and Supplies Department, Chandigarh, Harvinder Singh   at DC Office, Kurukshetra, Rajinder Singh at     DC Office, Ambala, Bharat Bhushan at HPGCL, Hisar, Prem Chand at office of Civil Surgeon, Sirsa, Ravinder Kumar        at DC Office, Sirsa, lsh Kumar Mehta at office of Administrator HUDA, Rohtak, Sandeep Kumar at office of CEO, DRDA, Fatehabad and Bhagwan Dass   at RGSIPR and CD, Nilokheri. Similarly, Sharif Singh Sindhu has been posted at DC Office, Yamunanagar, Subhash Chander   at Zila Parishad, Kurukshetra, Mrs. Kumud at University  of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak, Joginder Singh Rana at office of Director General (DG), Urban Local Bodies Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajiv Kumar at DHBVN, Hisar, Rajiv Kumar Sharma at DC Office, Karnal, Deepak Sharma at DC Office, Panipat, Rajinder Kumar at office of Civil Surgeon, Panipat, Shabir Mohammad at office of DG, Technical Education, Panchkula, Rajiv Singh Khushwa at HIRD, Nilokheri, Lalit Kumar at office of CEO, DRDA, Yamunanagar, Bhaskar Joshi at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary Animal Sciences, Hisar, Sushil Kumar at office of XEN, SYL and YWS Karnal, Amit Kumar at Zila Parishad, Sonepat, Surinder Kumar  at Municipal Corporation, Bhiwani and Narender Mehta at the office of Civil Surgeon, Sonepat.

Generating awareness about cashless and electronic transactions

 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that officers and officials of various departments have been asked to generate awareness among the people about cashless and electronic transactions, wallet transactions, plastic money and transactions through mobile. This drive should continue for alteast seven days.
          Mr Manohar Lal, who was interacting with the media persons after presiding over a meeting of all Administrative Secretaries, here today, was asked to comment on the demonetization of the currency notes of higher denominations.
          He said that though the government transactions are done through electronic mode yet the personal transactions or transactions in market or business should also be cashless so that people do not face any problem regarding currency notes. This system provides a transparent and prompt transaction of money, he added.
          On being asked about the swipe and Point of Sale (POS) machines in government departments, he said that all the government departments having facility of POS counters, have been directed to install swipe machines and POS machines. He said the banks have also assured the State Government that no additional amount would be charged on the transactions through cards on 5000 counters in the State. He made it clear that the transaction through POS and Swipe Machines would be optional and people would also be able to make payments though cash.
          He said that different applications have been prepared by banks and telecom companies to facilitate cashless transaction. Apart from this, the Government would give Rs five as a token of appreciation to each person who would get himself registered on Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and other modes of cashless transactions.
          When asked to comment on the statement of the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi asking the BJP MPs, MLAs and leaders to furnish the details of transactions made between November 8 to December 31, 2016, the Chief Minister hailed this decision saying that it is a good initiative. He said in such situations, one should begin of its own.
          Asked to comment on   setting up of its own company by the State Government to implement Crop Insurance Scheme, the Chief Minister replied that it was in the pipeline.

Haryana to recruit 50,000 on contract basis

The Haryana Government has decided to directly recruit 50,000 employees on contract basis, instead of through contractors, under its Outsourcing Policy.
          While stating this here today, Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, said that these employees would   be recruited to fill up vacant posts in different departments. This would help in accelerating the pace of administrative work.
          He said that he had always been advocating against continuing the Outsourcing Policy, but the previous governments did not take any initiative in this regard. However, the present government has decided to recruit employees on contract basis directly through the departments until regular recruitment, so as to end the practice of hiring through contractors in the State, he added.

Monday, November 28, 2016

President to sympathetically consider Haryana’s appeal on SYL

 President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, today assured to sympathetically consider Haryana’s appeal for implementation of the decision of the Supreme Court in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal case.
           An all-party delegation of the State led by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal had met the President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi to urge him for implementation of the verdict at the earliest. The President gave them a patient hearing.
Mr. Manohar Lal, who was interacting with mediapersons outside Rashtrapati Bhavan after meeting with the President, said that the Haryana should get its due share of water. The State is asking for its rightful share and not Punjab’s share, he added.
He said that while both States had been allotted equal share of 3.5 Million Acre Feet (MAF) water under the water sharing agreement, Haryana was getting only 1.62 MAF. Since 1981, Punjab has been utilising 1.88MAF water that rightfully belongs to Haryana. He said that the Supreme Court had already dismissed the proposal of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to terminate the agreements. 
He said that the people had complete faith in the Constitution, and the people of the State believed that Haryana would get its rightful share of water so that maximum foodgrains could be produced and they could get adequate drinking water.
Ministers and leaders of other parties in the State also appealed to the President to consider favourably the interests of the people of the State. 
The delegation included Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, State BJP President, Mr. Subhash Barala, State Congress President, Dr. Ashok Tanwar, Leader of the Congress Legislative Party, Mrs. Kiran Choudhry, former Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, State INLD President, Mr. Ashok Arora, Leader of Opposition, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA, Mr. Tek Chand Sharma, Independent MLA, Mr. Jai Parkash, and Advocate General, Mr. Baldev Raj Mahajan. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Principal Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary, Irrigation Department, Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi, Mr. Vivek Saxena and other senior officers were also present.

Dr. Sullar takes oath as as Registrar, Lokayukta,

Haryana Lokayukta Mr Justice N.K. Agarwal (Retd.) administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr. Manjit Singh Sullar as Registrar, Lokayukta, here today.
        Born in a reputed family of Advocates, Dr Sullar has practiced as an Advocate in Ambala City before joining   HCS (Judicial) in year 1981. Later on, he was promoted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Additional District and Sessions Judge as well as District and Sessions Judge and served at Sonipat, Panchkula and Karnal. He also served as Legal Remembrancer  and Law Secretary, Haryana and Member Secretary, State Legal Service Authority, U.T. Chandigarh.
During his service he did LLM. and Ph.D. from Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra.
        After retirement, he joined as President of District Consumer Forum, U.T. Chandigarh.
Chandigarh, Nov 28 – Haryana Government has attached temporarily Waseem Akram, ASP/Narwana as ADC to Governor,Haryana  during the leave period of Major Krishna Singh from December 7, 2016 to January 2, 2017.
        During this temporary attachment, Mr. Akram would also hold the present charge of ASP, Narwana.
HONOURING EXPORTING UNITS:  Haryana Government has decided to honour exporting units of the State at a State Level Export Awards distribution function to be organised at Gurugram on November 30, 2016.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Industries and Commerce Department said that Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would be the Chief Guest  and Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel, would be the Guest of Honour on this occasion.
 VISHAL SETH APPOINTED:  The Haryana Government has appointed Mr. Vishal Seth as Technical Advisor in Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Department.
 An engineering professional with BE Civil from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology ,Patiala, Mr Vishal Seth has 24 years experience in various fields. He is also a member of Governing Council, Indian Building Congress, New Delhi under the leadership of Union Minister of Urban Development.
REGISTRATION OF PROPERTIES: Haryana has recorded a slight increase in registration of properties   after demonetization of old notes of higher denominations on November 8.
        While stating this here today, Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said that this difference in number of registries has been revealed after comparison of their data  between November 1 to 8, 2016 and after announcement of denomination that is from November 9 to 21.
        He said that 8648 properties were registered in various districts in the state from November 1 to 8 as against registration of  8995 properties from November 9 to 21.
        He said that a maximum of 1032 registries were made in district Gurugram from November 9 to 21 as compared to   952   from November 1 to 8. Similarly,in Faridabad 676 registries were recorded after demonetization upto November 21   whereas 537 properties were registered between November 1 and 8.
        He said that in district Nuh, 222 registries were recorded after demonetization as compared to 150 before demonetization of old currency  notes. Capt. Abhimanyu said that demonetization had no adverse impact on the registration of properties in the state
        The Finance Minister described the demonetization as a very significant  decision in the interest of the country by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and added that it would have a positive impact on the country's future. This decision is against black money, terrorism, corruption and Maoism. The BJP led State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, right from the beginning, is checking corruption by framing policies which resulted in fruitful results. A number of services have been made online by the state government which resulted in checking corruption and added to the facilities to the common people. He said that demonetization of old notes of higher demonetization   would have a positive impact on state revenue. People of the state and the country have welcomed the Central Government’s decision withy open heart.
         While urging the people to support the government’s decision of demonetization, the Minister said that people should try to make all transactions cashless as such a  practice would  check black money.
INCURRING EXPENDITURE: Haryana Finance Department has  allowed all the Administrative Departments to incur expenditure up to 70 per cent under Plan or Non-Plan object heads up to the end of third quarter that is December 31, 2016 of the current fiscal.
       While stating this here today, a spokesman of Finance Department said that instructions for incurring expenditure under Plan or Non-Plan schemes have been issued to  all Heads of Departments, Registrar General, Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Divisional Commissioners  and Deputy Commissioners .
        He said that earlier, the Administrative Departments were allowed to incur expenditure upto 25 per cent in first quarter, 20 per cent in second quarter, 25 per cent in third quarter and 30 per cent in fourth quarter without any reference on this account to the Finance Department.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

HSSC to scrutinize documents for vacancies of Jr. Engineers

In compliance of the Punjab and Haryana High Court order, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission has decided to call candidates for scrutiny of documents equal to four times the number of advertised vacancies of Junior Engineers in various trades, from the top of the merit list of written examination.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Commission said that the Roll Numbers of the candidates called for scrutiny of documents for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) Category No. 5, Junior Engineer (Civil) Category No. 7, Junior Engineer (Horticulture) Category No. 8, (including the roll numbers shown in the result dated November 10, 2016 and November 11, 2016) Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Department Haryana Advt. No.2/2015 and for the post of Junior Engineer (civil) Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana against advt. No. 2/2015 Category No. 9 (in addition to those mentioned in the result and addendum dated October 18, 2016) are available on the web-site of Commission i.e. He said that after the scrutiny of documents, the candidates twice the number of vacancies who fulfill all the eligibility conditions laid in the advertisement will only be called for Viva-voce/Interview.
He said that the Scrutiny of documents for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) Category No. 5, Junior Engineer (Civil) Category No. 7, Junior Engineer (Horticulture) Category No. 8, PWD B&R Department Haryana Advt. No.2/2015 and for the post of Junior Engineer (civil) Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana against advt. No. 2/2015 Category No. 9 will be held on December 2, 2016. The candidates are advised to report at 09:00 a.m. in the Commission Office, Bays No. 67-70, Sector-2, Panchkula, he added.
The candidates are also directed to bring all the original documents, set of attested copy all documents and self attested copy of downloaded Application Form. In case a candidate does not appear for Scrutiny of documents he or she will not be considered for Viva-Voce or Interview and no further opportunity will be given thereafter, he added.
He said that the candidates who were absent for Viva-voce/Interview on November 16, 2016 for the post of Junior Engineer (civil) Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana against advt. No. 2/2015 Cat No. 9, who consider themselves eligible, may also come for scrutiny of documents on December 2, 2016.
He said that it is important to note that after the scrutiny of documents if a candidate is found eligible it will not confer any right of interview and candidates only falling within twice the number of vacancies above would be called for interview. If it is found that candidate twice the numbers of vacancies are not eligible from amongst these candidates then the Commission may publish another list for scrutiny of documents, he added.

Prabhu announces another EMU train from Palwal to New Delhi

 Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that another EMU train would be started from Palwal to New Delhi. Besides, the EMU trains originating at Palwal would be extended till Hodal.
The Minister was speaking before laying the foundation stone of work to develop Palwal Railway Station as model railway station in Palwal today. He also dedicated to the people the fourth railway line between Palwal and Asaoti stations, two new platforms namely 1A and B with modern route relay interlocking and LED light system at Palwal station.
He said that the Central Government was providing three times the amount that was provided during previous governments for development of railways in Haryana.
He said that work was being carried out in a planned manner to tackle any obstacles that might be faced by Indian Railways in future. Work is underway to make Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai railway lines from Delhi to Kolkata capable of carrying trains with speed of 220 km per hour. Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, recently launched the scheme for fourt railway line from Mathura to Palwal. Work is being carried out on fourth railway line from Asaoti to Tughlakabad at a cost of Rs 192 crore, he added.
He also assured to consider the demand for starting shatabdi from Mathura to Kurukshetra and halt at Palwal for some express trains, raised by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal.

Departments, Corporations and Boards to install swipe machines

Moving fast and forward on the road to cashless transactions, the Haryana Government has directed all departments, corporations and boards to install swipe machines and provide necessary infrastructure to facilitate the common man, including employees, to pay government dues through electronic mediums like debit and credit cards, especially the RuPay cards, without any difficulty.
Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Finance Department said that this definitive step in the direction of promoting cashless transactions would also help in promoting the ease of doing business in the state.
Meanwhile, in keeping with the RBI decision, the state government has also decided to facilitate the people by allowing the use of old currency notes Rs 500 denomination up to December 15, 2016 at specified places and for specific purposes.
The spokesman said that old currency notes of Rs 500 could be used for making payments in government hospitals for medical treatment and at pharmacies in government hospitals for buying medicines with doctor’s prescription.
Such currency notes can also be used for making purchases at Consumer Cooperative Stores operated under authorisation of Central or state governments with identity proof. Such purchases would be limited to Rs 5,000 at a time.
The old currency notes of Rs 500 can also be used for making purchase at milk booths operating under authorisation of the Central and state government like VITA and at government milk plants. The facility can also be availed for making payment at crematoriums and burial grounds, purchase of LPG gas cylinders, tikets for travel by suburban and metro rail services, and entry tickets for any monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The spoklesman said these notes could also be used for making payment of court fees, school fees up to Rs 2,000 per student in Central Government, state government, municipality and local body schools, payment of fee in Central of state government colleges, payments towards pre-paid mobile top-up to a limit of Rs 500, and at all pharmacies on production of doctor’s prescription and proof of identity.
These could also be used for making payments towards any fees, charges, taxes or penalties, payable to the Central or state government, including municipal and local bodies.
Similarly, such notes can be used for payments towards electricity charges of power utilities like UHBVN and DHBVN and water charges in rural and urban area by Public Health Engineering Department, HUDA and urban local bodies. However, this facility would be restricted to individuals or households for making payment of only arrears or current charges. No advance payments would be allowed, he added.
The spokesman said that such currency could also be used for making payments towards the purchase of seeds from the centres, units or outlets like HAFED and Haryana Agro Industries, belonging to the Central or the state government, public sector undertakings, national or state seeds corporations, Central or state agricultural universities and the Indian Council or Agricultural Research, on production of proof of identity.

Plan to set up Fishery Science College in Hisar

CHANDIGARH, NOV 27The Haryana Government plans to set up Fishery Science College in Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, which would provide employment opportunities to the youth.
This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while speaking after laying the foundation stone of the new campus of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, today.
Since livestock is as important as human life, it should be promoted. The state government has given approval for setting up of regional livestock centres in the districts of Karnal and Mahendragarh. Soon, a livestock centre would be set up in Keorak village of Kaithal district.
The Chief Minister said concerted efforts were being made by the state government to realise the vision of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, to double the income of farmers of the country.
Talking about milk production, he said that the per capita milk availability in the state had increased to 835 grams this year as compared to 805 grams last year whereas the per capita milk availability in Punjab is 937 grams. He urged researchers to work towards increasing milk productivity.
Noting that the university has developed ‘Hardhenu’ breed of cow with 35-40 litres per day milk yield, Mr Manohar Lal appreciated the work done by the university and assured full help in such endeavours.
Expressing happiness after laying the foundation stone of the new campus of the university, the Chief Minister said that 1,125 acres of land had been provided for the new campus. It would help in promoting animal rearing activities. The university has set up College of Dairy Science and Technology and Institute of Para Veterinary Sciences and construction work on the Food Safety Laboratory and Forensics Laboratory is in progress.
Speaking on the occasion, the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Dhankar, said that the aim of the state government was to top in milk productivity. Besides, special focus needs to be given to the marketing of milk so that the dairy sector in the state could be developed on the lines of Amul model of Gujarat.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Maj Gen (Dr) Shri Kant, welcomed the guests and informed people about the history of the university. The others present included the Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Kamal Gupta, BJP State President, Mr. Subhash Barala, and other dignitaries.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Free bus travel facilities for Haryana State Awardees artistes

 Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal, today announced that artistes who are recipients of the State Award would be provided facility of free travel in Haryana Roadways buses in the State.
          The Chief Minister was speaking at Haryana State Day function in India International Trade Fair-2016 being organised at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. He was accompanied by Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, and Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi.
          Reiterating the  State Government's commitment towards promoting art and culture in the State, he said that several initiatives were being taken through the Haryana Kala Parishad to provide training and other facilities and opportunities to the artistes, especially in villages, and enhance their talent.
          He said that the IITF-2016 provided a platform for 'Bharat darshan' to the visitors by showcasing the industrial products and art and culture of different states at a single venue. He said that the trade fair instilled the spirit of national unity besides encouraging competition amongst the states.
Expressing pride over Haryana being invited as the focus state of the IITF-2016, he said that under the 'Digital India' initiative, which was the theme of the trade fair, the Haryana Government has taken several unique initiatives to facilitate the people. These included e-Services such as e-Registration, Aadhar-based services and 117 e-Services being provided through Gram Sachivalayas established in the villages. The number of these services would soon be increased. Apart from this, biometric system has been introduced for recording attendance in government offices and rooting out ineligible beneficiaries under the Public Distribution System. This has brought in transparency in the system and reduced corruption.
          Describing the initiatives taken by the Haryana Government to bring in transparency and end corruption as 'small hammers', he said that the decision taken by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, to demonetize  high-denomination currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 was a 'big hammer' that has led to realisation that corruption would not be tolerated in this country. He said that many politicians would be affected by this move, as they do not have a good image. However, honest people are now entering politics with the determination to serve the people.
          He said that the initiatives taken by the present government have borne positive results, with the society becoming more aware about various issues. He said that sex ratio in the State had increased from 837 girls per 1,000 boys at the time of the launch of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme last year to the average sex ratio of 924 girls per 1,000 boys last month. After the target of 950 girls per 1,000 boys is achieved, social evils will not flourish in the State. He said that the Government was also focusing on cleanliness and sanitation in the State and was working towards making Haryana kerosene-free by March, 2017.
          Those present on the occasion included Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Jagdish Chopra, Principal Resident Commissioner, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, and other senior officers and prominent personalities.

Sainik School Entrance Exams on Jan 15

All India Sainik School Entrance Exam-2017 for admission to Sainik School, Kunjpura would be conducted on January 15, 2017.
          While stating this here today, a  spokesman of the Sainik School, Kunjpura said that there would be four examination  centers  for entrance exam which included Sainik School, Kunjpura, Karnal, Farooka Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantt., DAV Multipurpose Public School, Sonepat and Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya,Raj Niwas Marg, Delhi.
 HONOURING STUDENTS: The Haryana State Board of Technical Education has decided to honour those students who have achieved top positions in their respective diploma streams and inter-polytechnic sports meets at a special “Utkarishtta Samman Samaroh” during the Swarna Jayanti Celebration Year.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Board said that the function would be organized on November 23, 2016 at Indradhanush Auditorium, Panchkula. Haryana Technical Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma will be the chief guest at the function. The main aim of this function is to motivate other students to work hard to achieve excellence, he added.
HTED AND NSIC TO SIGN MoU:  Haryana Technical Education Department will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) under Union Ministry of Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (MSME) for setting up of Technology Centre at Faridabad, at Haryana Niwas here on November 22, 2016 at 11:30a.m.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that on behalf of the State Government, the MoU will be signed by Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi and Secretary, MSME, Mr. K.K. Jalan will sign the MoU on behalf of NSIC.

Proposed selection criteria for principals and Assistant Professors

The Haryana Higher Education Department has posted the proposed selection criteria for the selection of Principals and Assistant Professors in Government aided private colleges on the portal of the department and has invited comments, suggestions and observations of all stake holders for the same.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the department said that the suggestions or changes would be uploaded on the portal of the Department within seven days for consideration or sent through email at
          Giving details about the criteria for the selection of Assistant Professors in the government aided private colleges in the State, he said that the selection criteria comprised 100 marks. This included 50 marks for academic record, 30 marks for assessment of domain knowledge and teaching experience, five marks for teaching skills, presentations of 4-5 minute on a given topic and 15 marks for interview performance.
          He said that similarly, criteria for the selection of Principals in government aided private colleges in the State also comprised 100 marks. This included 25 marks for academic background, 30 marks for assessment of teaching experience and managerial skills, 25 marks for research performance based on API score and quality of publication and 20 marks for interview.
          He said that UGC and State instructions and relevant service rules would be followed in the recruitment process. He said that weightage for only one highest certificate of value would be considered for determining the overall merit. Sports certificates must be of a discipline and tournament recognized by the Sports Department of Haryana and Association of Indian Universities. He said that the teaching experience may be considered only of those candidates who have taught the concerned subject that is Arts, Science, Commerce and B.Ed. after acquiring the eligibility qualifications. For lecturers appointed in B.Ed. colleges, equal weightage is to be given to percentage in M.A, M.Sc, M.Com and M.Ed. He said that for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), appearing in SC specific interview, the eligibility would be 50 per cent. However, weightage of marks would be given at par on acquiring marks as per the above mentioned criteria, he added.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Haryana and Ontario to constitute working groups

The Governments of Haryana and Ontario, Canada have agreed to constitute working groups to further promote agriculture cooperation, especially in the key areas of food processing, food safety, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Cooperative sector and Horticulture University which is being set up in Haryana.
        Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, who held a meeting with a delegation of Government of Ontario, Canada led by Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Mr Jeff Leal and Minister of International Trade Mr Michael Chan here today, extended cooperation of the State in these areas.
        The delegation evinced keen interest in mutual cooperation in these areas and also agreed to lend its support in better management of paddy straw. It was informed that working groups would be constituted for exchanging technical support and cooperation and deliberate  on the key areas between both the governments for boosting production and productivity in the state.
         The Chief Minister said that there is a large scope of joint ventures in agriculture and food processing in the state. Haryana surrounds national capital Delhi on three sides and there is a lot of scope to tap the market of fruits and vegetable in peri-urban areas with the best utilization of technologies. He said that besides, agriculture university, there are Centres of Excellence for fruits and vegetables   in the state. As the majority of farmers have small land holdings, the cooperative is also a major sector where both the governments could collaborate with the active participation of people.
        He said that State Government had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Province of Ontario to further enhance and strengthen economic relations, facilitate knowledge transfer and encourage ongoing dialogue and cooperation and collaborations in various fields. He also sought suggestions for better management of Agriculture and allied sectors.
       Mr Jeff Leal said that there are cordial relations between Canada and India and we look forward to further strengthen the bond between Ontario and Haryana. The delegation also suggested for mutual cooperation for training of students and teachers at University level.
        Those present in the meeting included Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr O.P. Dhankar, Additional Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Mrs Rajni Sekhri Sibbal, Additional Chief Secretary Cooperation Mr Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, OSD to Chief Minister Mr Mukul Kumar and other senior officer and members of delegation of Ontario.

Haryana to construct 'green road' at Lokra

Haryana’s first “Green Road” will be constructed at village Lokra, Pataudi in district Gurugram. The 2.24 kilometre long road would be constructed by State Public Works (Building and Roads) Department at a cost of Rs1.25 lakh.  Sand will be used in this latest technique of road construction rather than bitumen and other elements spreading pollution.
       The Department, on an experimental basis, will construct such three roads in Karnal, Hansi and Pataudi in Gurugram district.
       Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh today laid the foundation stone of first Green Road at village Lokra and added that development works to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore were being carried out in the state. He said that Dwarka Northern Peripheral Road would be upgraded as 16-lane National Highway which would be the widest highway in the country. There is a plan for metro extension upto Subhash Chowk in Gurugram. Apart from this, people would soon get the gift of “Metrino”, an alternate system of transport.
        He said that Manesar-Palwal expressway had already been dedicated to the people and Manesar-Kundli section would be completed in 400 days as its construction has already been started. An elevated flyover would also be constructed at a cost of Rs 700 crore from South City to Badshahpur, he added.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Haryana to provide 53 new services through CSCs

The Haryana Government would soon provide 53 new services through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) in the State. This would bring the total number of such services to 281.
        This was disclosed in a review meeting of services being provided through the CSCs, held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi here today.
        It was informed in the meeting that at present, 117 services are being provided through the State Government and 12 services through the Central Government, whereas 99 services are being provided through B2C.
        The new 53 services would include five services each of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, 19 of Revenue and Disaster Management Department, three of Home Department, 18 of Urban Local Bodies Department and three services of Public Health Engineering Department.
        It was also informed that 4,751 CSCs have been established in the State till November 14, 2016 and 9,58,563 transactions to the tune of Rs 22.18 crore have been made  at these centres from April 1 to November 14, 2016.
COMMUNAL HARMONY WEEK: Haryana Government has decided to observe the   Communal Harmony Campaign Week from November 19 to 25, 2016 and Flag Day on November 25.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Communal Harmony Campaign Week and Flag Day were observed in the country every year. The objective of the programmes organised during the week is to increase awareness about importance of communal harmony and national integration, he added.

Haryana introduces re-engage retired teachers

The Haryana Government has introduced a policy to re-engage teachers retired from Haryana Government Service, against leave vacancies, to makeup the unavoidable deficiency of teachers and provide quality education to the students.
          While stating this today, Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that under this policy, a panel of retired teachers would be prepared every year to the extent of 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts in each category thus making available the teachers throughout the year. Therefore, the District Education Officer of the district concerned shall prepare the said panel of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) of various subjects out of retired PGTs of School Education Department Haryana, whereas District Elementary Education Officer shall do the same in respect of PRTs, TGTs and C and V Language Teachers. He said that although strenuous effort were being made to fill up the vacancies of teachers of various categories through regular recruitment yet for various reasons the schools have shortage of teaching staff.
          While referring to the terms and conditions and procedure to form the panel, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that the retired teachers would be given fixed remuneration as per re-employment policy of the State Government and latest instructions of fixation of pay on re-employment of pensioner including military pensioner retired on or after attaining the age of 55 years. He said that to prepare the panel in case of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), Classical and Vernacular (C and V) in the subjects of Hindi, Sanskrit and Punjabi and Primary Teachers (PRTs), there will be 50 marks for experience and 50 marks for results. Two marks for each completed year service in the cadre upto a maximum of 50 marks. However, the condition of upto a maximum of 50 marks in case of experience does not apply to the PRTs. Ten marks for each year result during the last five years. The same shall be calculated by multiplying percentage of results upto two decimal multiplied by 10 and divided by 100. The marks shall be given upto two decimal.
          He said that the experience will be counted only for the period in which the incumbent had taught the relevant subject. In case of tie in the merit, the incumbent younger in age will be preferred.
          He said that integrity of the candidate should not have been doubted during the entire service. No disciplinary or criminal matter including FIR of any type should be pending against the candidate at the time of retirement and while considering for appointment on contract basis. No major panelty, as provided in Rule 4 of Haryana Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1987 should have been inflicted during the entire service. At the time of retirement, ACRs of last 10 years to the tune of 70 per cent in the category of good or better than that must exist. He said that 70 per cent results of a teacher as PGT, TGT and C and V category during the last 10 years prior to retirement of the Board classes should be plus in the relevant subject.
          He said that similarly, in the case of the school results, the same should not be less than 70 per cent during the last 10 years prior to retirement. The same shall be applicable in case of results delivered during re-engagement, while preparing fresh panel every year and considering the case of already reemployed teachers. Principals and Headmasters of High Schools, Elementary Heads of Middle Schools, Head Teacher of Primary Schools can be considered for PGT, TGT, C and V or PRT. They will be considered if they fulfill the qualifications and experience of the relevant subject, as prescribed for direct recruitment to the post except holding of qualification of Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) or School Teacher Eligibility Test (STET) and on the basis of results of the relevant subject as PGT, TGT, C and V and PRT, as the case may be.
          He said that those retired teachers who intend to again join the service, should apply to the respective District Education Officer (DEO) and District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) by November 27,2016 on the prescribed proforma. The DEOs and the DEEOs have been directed to prepare the panel at the earliest possible.
          It shall be personal responsibility of the DEO and DEEO concerned that the candidate is engaged as per the criteria of leave vacancy and specifically on the work load basis. The teacher re-engaged must have a work load of 36 periods in the case of PGTs, whereas the same shall be 39 periods for TGTs and C and V categories.
          He said that the panel would be prepared in the month of January every year and the same would be valid for ensuing academic year that is from April 1 of the said year upto March 31 of next year. Fresh panel shall be prepared each year. A candidate can apply only in one district and the maximum age upto which re-engagement on contract basis is admissible is 64 years, as on April 1 of the academic year for which panel is to be prepared. For example, he should not be more than 64 years of age as on April 1 of the academic year of engagement. Teachers engaged on contractual basis will not be a part of the cadre of teachers of the School Education Department and would be engaged till such time the regular teacher joins or the end of the academic session or existence of workload, whichever is earlier.
          The Minister said that candidature of a contractual teacher, who has served in the said capacity, might be considered in subsequent year for a fresh engagement as contractual teacher, while preparing a fresh panel. He made it clear that no DPE or PTI would be engaged on contract basis. Head of the institution shall be competent to dispense with the services of the contractual teachers on the basis of dissatisfactory work by giving reasons in writing and information in the matter shall be sent to District Education Officer or District Elementary Education Officer. If Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) powers of any Head of the Institution have been withdrawn, the person having the power of DDO shall exercise the powers mentioned. A teacher who is engaged in the panel, once will continue to be engaged in subsequent years, if his results and performance is in plus, as compared to Board's or School results. While preparing panel subsequently, he will be excluded from the same and continue to be engaged for five years or till the attainment of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Duties and responsibilities of contractual teachers will be the same, as of regular teachers or as assigned by the Head of the institution.
          He said that an agreement would have to be signed by the selected candidates and Principal or Head of the institution or Block Education Officer, as the case might be.

Navy to conduct free health camp in Amarpur

As a part of the Navy Week-2016 celebrations, the Indian Navy would conduct a free health camp for the general public at Government Senior Secondary School, village Amarpur in district Palwal from November 19 to 21, 2016.
          While stating this today, a spokesman of the Indian Navy said that the camp would be inaugurated by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC on November 19.
        He said that a medical team consisting of 14 specialists and super-specialty medical officers in various fields of medicine and 24 para-medical staff from the premier Naval Hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai would conduct out-patient consultation for medical, surgical, gynaecology, pediatrics, eye, ENT, skin, cardiology and endocrinology ailments. The camp would also have a dental chair and would be supported by laboratory, ultrasonography and pharmacy facilities. There would be facility to screen for cervix and breast cancer in women. The team would also organise health awareness activities through health exhibition. Besides, a booth would be established by the recruiting directorate from which people could avail details of various recruitment procedures for joining the Indian Navy, he added.
ANTI-RABIES VACCINATION: With a view to tackle the menace of stray animals, anti-rabies vaccination  has been administered to 1,71,764 dogs in districts Hisar, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Jind and Sirsa up to October, 2016. Besides, 39,033 dogs were sterlised   in Hisar division during the same period.
        This was disclosed in a meeting of State Level Monitoring-cum-Coordination Committee held   under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr D.S.Dhesi here today to review progress under the Animal Component of National Rabies Control Programme.   This programme is being implemented in the State by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry through the Animal Welfare Board of India.
        It was informed in the meeting that in the initial stage, the sterilisation and vaccination programme had been launched in Hisar division. An agreement was signed with non-governmental organisation Humane Society International   (India) for this purpose. The agreement is valid till March 31, 2017.
        It was informed that budget provision of Rs 30 crore had been made for implementation of the National Rabies Control Programme in the State. Discussion was also held on various aspects related to implementation of the programme in the State.
        Those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Mrs. Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Director, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Dr. G.S. Jakhar and other senior officers.

Haryana implementing Indo-Israel agriculture project

 Haryana has become a pioneer state by  adopting technique of Israel in the areas of agriculture and horticulture and has the capability to guide such  techniques to other states.
        This was stated by President of Israel Mr Reuven Rivlin while interacting with media persons   at Centre of Excellence for Vegetables, Gharaunda, Karnal today.
        While congratulating the State Government and its farmers for implementation of the Indo-Israel project, he said that Haryana State is moving ahead by adopting modern technology of Israel. He also appreciated the development taken place in horticulture sector in the state and added that like Israel, horticulture technology has flourished in Haryana. Farmers of Haryana had adopted this technology on a large scale and a massive change is visible.
        He said that India and Israel are jointly working for the promotion of horticulture, irrigation, agriculture, trade and culture. Both the countries have cordial relations and are moving ahead not only at government level but the people of both countries also understand each other well in the areas of  business and other sectors. Other countries should also work to adopt high-tech and modern technology.
        Earlier, he also visited Hi-tech Green House where he had got information about seed production through Indo-Israel technology. The President and his wife Mrs Nechama Rivlin also planted a sapling on this occasion.
        Speaking on this occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr O.P. Dhankar said that Israel is one of the leading countries in   farming. Haryana has adopted Israeli system under which five different centres of excellence have been established in the state including the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for vegetable at Gharaunda, CoE for Fruits at Ladwa, CoE for bee-keeping at Ramnagar, CoE for Fruits at village Mangiana, Sirsa and CoE for Dairy Farming at Hisar. He said that a CoE for flowers would soon be established in Jhajjar so as to promote floriculture in the state. Land for this CoE had already been identified. He hoped that relations between India and Israel   would continue to be stronger and both the countries wouldll proceed further with mutual cooperation.
        Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Mr Karan Dev Kamboj, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mr Bakhshish Singh Virk, Chairman HAFED Mr Harvinder Kalyan, Ambassador of Israel to India Mr Daniel Carmon, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr Abhilaksh Likhi and other senior officers of both the Central and State governments were present on the occasion.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Celebrating 350th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh

The Haryana Government has decided to organise a state-level function to celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji in a befitting manner.
        This was disclosed in a meeting of the state level executive committee constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, held here today. The meeting was presided over by Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Development and Panchayats, Mr Bakhshish Singh Virk.
        The State Government would constitute a committee for this purpose, comprising members of political parties and personalities from the fields of art, media and some organisations.
        It was informed in the meeting that a yatra was being organised from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab to Patna Sahib in Bihar, which would also pass through Haryana. Various programmes would be organised at the places in the State through which the yatra would pass. These places would be decorated on a grand scale.
        Apart from this, various programmes would be organised throughout the State, including seminars, painting and photography competitions and traditional martial arts. Besides, some roads in the State would be named after Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
          Those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal, ACS, Public Works (Building and Roads), Mr. Hardeep Kumar, Principal Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination, Mr. T.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Dr. Sumita Misra, Director, Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Shekkhar Vidyarthi and other senior officers.
CLARIFICATION ON FIXATION OF REVISED PAYSCALES:  Haryana Finance Department has clarified regarding fixation of pay in the revised pay structure stating that the pay of all the existing employees would be fixed with a uniform multiplying factor of 2.57 as per Rule 7 of Haryana Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and Rule 18 of Haryana Civil Service (Assured Career Progression) Rules, 2016.
SUPPLY OF SUGARCANE:  Haryana Government has decided that a cane grower cooperative society, which will supply sugarcane up to five lakh quintals to a sugar mill, falling in the respective area, would be paid commission at the rate of one per cent of the State Advised Price fixed   for general varieties.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Cooperation Department said that on supply of additional quantity of sugarcane that is beyond five lakh quintals, the commission at the rate of rupee one per quintal would be paid to the cane growers cooperative societies by the sugar mills.

Ram Bilas receives IEBF Excellence Award-2016

 The Indo European Business Forum has conferred the IEBF Excellence Award-2016 upon Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma in recognition of commendable work done by him as Education Minister of Haryana. The award was presented to him at the ‘Global Business Meet-2016’ on ‘Make in India’ organised at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London today.
       While speaking on the occasion, Mr Sharma thanked the Indo European Business Forum for recognizing his efforts to improve the education system.
  He invited the NRIs for setting up their ventures in Haryana, and said that the State Government has achieved new milestones in the field of industries. After the success of Haryana Global Investors Summit organised in Gurugram earlier this year, Haryana has become the first state in North India to attract investment on large scale. Haryana has emerged as the preferred destination of entrepreneurs for investment, he added.
        Others present on the occasion included, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, Mr. Sameer Pal Srow, Founder, Indo European Business Forum, Mr. Vijay Goel, Indian Leaders of the Forum, Mr. Sunil Kumar Gupta and Mr. G.P. Hinduja.
        Earlier, a cricket match between top businessmen of India and UK was also organised. Former captain of Indian Cricket Team, Mr. Kapil Dev also played the match.
ISRAEL PRESIDENT TO VISIT  GHARAUNDA: Chandigarh Nov 17: The President of Israel, Mr Reuven Rivlin will visit Centre of Excellence for Vegetables (CEV), Gharaunda in district Karnal on November 18, 2016.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr Reuven would be received at the CEV by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr O.P Dhankar and Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Mr Abhilaksh Likhi.
          He said that Mr Reuven Rivlin would visit Nursery in High Tech Green House and  see the  Muskmelon Crop  in walk-in tunnel. Besides, he would also get an overview of Indo-Israel Projects in India and six such projects in Haryana.   
          Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr Daniel Carmon, Agriculture Counselor Mr Dan Alluf and other senior officers of the State Government would also be present on this occasion.

CFLD's proposal for joint development of an Integrated IMT Sohna

The China Fortune Land Development Private Limited (CFLD) has submitted a proposal to the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) for joint development of an Integrated Industrial Model Township (IMT) Sohna with a vision to make it north India’s prime destination for industrial development and bring investment to the tune of Rs.17,000 crore and generate more than one lakh job opportunities.
          While disclosing this here today, the Managing Director HSIIDC, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal said that the proposal has been submitted under the Swiss Challenge Method.
          He said that the CFLD, through the CFLD India, intends to invest and serve as a “total solution” partner to the Haryana Government for the development of the project as a modern, ecological, high-value and integrated Industrial Model Township with sound urban functions, focusing on building the ecosystem for and attract high-value industries.
          He said that the CFLD had initially expressed its interest to participate in the development and upgradation of the State of Haryana during the visit of a delegation led by the Chief Minister to China in January 2016. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed amongst Government of Haryana, HSIIDC and CFLD on July 2, 2016, in the presence of the Chief Minister.
          He reminded that the Haryana Cabinet had approved the proposal of Industries and Commerce Department to adopt the guidelines for project execution and public procurement of development works under Swiss Challenge Method. The Swiss Challenge Method is a bidding process to help private sector initiative in spotting public need projects. It is also in consonance with the Maha Nivesh Yojana of the State Government wherein the government would support development of iconic projects in manufacturing enterprises, tourism, logistics and wholesale markets, which would bring mega investment to the State.
          The submission of the proposal signifies the commitment of the CFLD in the development of the State and its confidence in the State as an investment destination. This project is expected to emerge as a pioneering and flagship initiative to revitalize the industrial development in Haryana powered by the co-operation between CFLD and HSIIDC.
          While referring about the company, he said that the China Fortune Land Development is world’s leading real estate company specialized in building and operating large scale Integrated Industrial new cities. Since its foundation in 1998, they have enjoyed great growth momentum and now the market capital is currently $13 billion and total assets are $26 billion, in 2014 they are listed by Forbes as Asia’s top 50 public companies. In the past 15 years, the CFLD had successfully built and operated 47 Smart Industrial Cities in China. With their strong and unique Industry promotion capability, until 2015, the CFLD had helped to attract an investment of more than 30 billion USD and created more than 50,000 job opportunities.
          Though their decades of development, they have found the best solution for helping regional economy to grow. The CFLD provides total solution for regional economic growth including planning, building and operation infrastructure, public utilities, commercial, residential, industrial plots, professional investment promotion service from marketing, incubating, expediting and related financial measures. For example, in one of their flagship industrial new City Gu’An,50 km from Beijing Center, having about 120 square kilometers area, through their PPP practice with local government, they have built an economically advanced beautiful city with full fledged high-end industries, helped local fiscal revenue to grow 57-fold in 14 years  and population increased by 200,000.  The CFLD’s practice in developing industrial new city is promoted by China’s State Council as model of regional economy development.

Faridabad YMCA Varsity to introduce three new courses

 The YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad is planning to introduce new courses of engineering such as B.Tech (Civil). The University has started three new courses in the current academic session, which include M.Sc in Chemistry and Environment Science and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication.
        This was disclosed by Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dinesh Kumar in a press conference at Faridabad today.
        He said that the University would soon have new administrative block, academic block, a girls’ hostel and residential block for employees, among other infrastructure development projects to be completed at a cost of more than Rs 50 crore. The Executive Council of the University has approved these projects in a meeting held in the university campus at Faridabad today, he added.
        He said that the new six-storey administrative block would be constructed at a cost of Rs 18 crore. Similarly, Rs 12 crore would be spent on construction of five-storey academic block, Rs 8.5 crore on five-storey girls’ hostel and Rs 17 crore on nine-storey residential block for employees. The construction would be got completed in about two years. He said that land was being identified in Faridabad and nearby areas for expansion of the university campus.
        He said that the University had been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recently. Therefore, the report of NAAC was also reviewed in the meeting. He said that it was a big achievement to get Grade ‘A’ in the first cycle of accreditation. He expressed gratitude towards Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal for their guidance and assistance.
        The Vice-Chancellor said that while reviewing the NAAC report, the Executive Council observed that the University needed to bring in further improvements in the field of research and development. He said that now emphasis would be laid on making the University a premier institute for research and development. For this purpose, the University would seek assistance to the tune of Rs 10 crore from the State Government, so as to enhance the research facilities in the university and set up new centres of excellence for different disciplines.
        He said that the University would now apply for accreditation of National Board of Accreditation (NBA). With NBA accreditation, the engineering courses in the university would be globally acceptable and students would get its benefit on national and international levels. Besides, the University would also be able to receive grants from the central and global grant agencies.
        Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that the University was planning to introduce new courses of engineering such as B.Tech (Civil). The University has started three new courses in the current academic session, which include M.Sc in Chemistry and Environment Science and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, he added.

No land for any agency for construction of SYL canal

Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today moved a resolution in the specially convened Vidhan Sabha Session to direct the Punjab Government, Cabinet and entire Government Officers and Officials neither to hand over any land of the state to any agency for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal nor allow anyone to work on this project and give any sort of cooperation for this purpose in the larger public interest.
The resolution, which was passed by the house unanimously, reads, “Whereas Punjab has Legislative and Exceutive Right over the whole land falling under its boundaries as per the entry number 14 and 18 of the state list of the 7th schedule of the Constitution of India”.
Whereas Punjab has also Legislative and Executive Right over water supply, irrigation and canals, drains, pathways, water reservoirs and hydro electricity as one entry no. 56 of the same schedule according to entry no. 17 of the state list of the 7th schedule of the Constitution of India.
Houser takes notice of this fact that Punjab needs 56 MAF of water for agriculture, out of which river waters amount to only 27% of its and that the Central Ground Water Commission had already declared 105 out of 138 blocks as over exploited.
Without requisite waters, Punjab which is the grain bowl of India is continuously becoming barren and resultantly posing a threat to national food security and state economy.
The House takes a serious view of the fact that Punjab is already falling short of its canal water needs and farmers of Punjab are facing serious water crisis.
Keeping in view the larger interests of people of Punjab, the House unanimously directs the Punjab Government, Cabinet and entire Government Officers and Officials neither to hand over any land of the state to any agency for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal nor allow anyone to work on this project and give any sort of cooperation for this purpose. 

Haryana political parties for early implementation of SC decision on SYL

All political parties which attended a meeting convened by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today, unanimously resolved to call on the President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to request them for early implementation of decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal so that the State could get its legitimate share of water at the earliest.
           The Chief Minister  who was interacting with media persons shortly after presiding over the all party meeting, said, “we will try to seek time from the President and the Prime Minister today itself so that a delegation comprising representatives of all political parties could meet them at the earliest”. He said that he was sure that the Central Government would soon get the decision of the Supreme Court implemented so that the parched tracts of the State get adequate water.
  Mr Manohar Lal said that in the today’s meeting detailed discussion was held on the Supreme Court’s decision on the SYL issue which was in favour of Haryana and other developments that took place in Punjab after this decision.  
          On being asked whether the State Government would convene a special session of Vidhan Sabha on the SYL issue, he said that for the time being it has been decided to meet the President and the Prime Minister for the early implementation of the Supreme Court decision.
          When asked whether the State Government would condemn the decision taken by Punjab Government after the decision of Supreme Court on SYL issue, the Chief Minister said that as the Supreme Court has already announced its decision in favour of Haryana, the decision taken by the Punjab Cabinet or the resolution passed by its Vidhan Sabha has no meaning and they would be automatically treated as repealed.
          When his attention was drawn towards the decision of the Punjab Government directing its officers not to obey any decision of the Central Government, the Chief Minister said that India being a country which is run by its Constitution, one could not perform such act which is against the interest of other State. All their decisions on this issue are against the Constitution, he added.
          The All Party Meeting was attended by State BJP President Mr Subhash Barala,Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij, Transport Minister Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, leader of Opposition Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, leader of Congress Legislative Party Mrs  Kiran Chaudhary, INLD President Mr Ashok Arora, State Congress President Mr Ashok Tanwar,former Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda,  Independent MLA Mr Jai Parkash and Advocate General of Haryana Mr Baldev Raj Mahajan. Chief Secretary Mr D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary Irrigation Mr Anurag Rastogi and Secretary, Personnel Department Mrs Neeraja Shekar were also present in the meeting.