Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Honorarium of contractual/outsourced employees hiked

 While fulfilling its promise to enhance the wages or honorarium of contractual or outsourced employees on the pattern of regular employees of the state government, under the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Haryana Government has decided to increase their wages or honorarium by 14.29 per cent with effect from January 1, 2017.
          While stating this here today, Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to this effect thus making Haryana the first State to give such a benefit to its contractual or outsourced employees. Haryana was also the first State to give the benefit of Seventh Central Pay Commission to its employees, he added.
          He said that this decision would benefit over 71,000 contractual or outsourced employees to the tune of about Rs100 crore per annum.
          Capt. Abhimanyu said that under the part-I outsourcing policy, an unskilled person who was initially getting Rs 8,100 per month would now get Rs 9,258. Similarly, the semi skilled person would get Rs 10,286 instead of Rs 9,000. The monthly wages of skilled persons and highly skilled persons would be raised to Rs 11,429 and Rs 12,572 instead of earlier Rs 10,000 and Rs11,000 respectively. This hike would benefit about 7,215 employees to the tune of over Rs12.83 crore per annum.
          He said that it has also been decided to increase the monthly remuneration of 13,514 guest teachers. The Post Graduate Teacher (PGTs), who earlier got Rs 26,000 per month, will now get Rs 29,715. Similarly, Trained Graduate Teacher (TGTs) would get Rs 24000 instead of Rs21,000 and a JBT would get  Rs 21,715 instead of Rs 19,000. This would benefit them to the tune of Rs 48.28 crore.
          The Finance Minister said that the government has also decided to enhance the monthly remuneration under state share of Anganwari workers and helpers. The Anganwari workers, who earlier got Rs 4,800 as state share, would now get Rs 5,872, thus increasing their monthly honorarium by Rs1,072 per month. Now they would get Rs 8,572 per month instead of earlier Rs 7,500. Similarly, the state share of Anganwari helpers has been increased from Rs 2,150 to Rs 2,650 per month. With this increase, a Anganwari helper would get Rs 4,000 per month instead of earlier Rs 3,500. The increase in their honorarium would benefit 50,316 Anganwari workers and helper to the tune of over Rs 38.46 crore.

SL VayaForensic Psychology Award for Surender Gahlawa

Deputy Director of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Madhuban, Karnal, Mr Surender Gahlawat has been awarded SL VayaForensic Psychology Award at the 43rd National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NAIACP) held in Coimbatore recently. The award was conferred upon him in recognition of his excellent contribution to the field of forensic psychology.
          Many distinguished India and Foreign delegates were present in the conference. Discussions and lectures were held during the conference.
          During his service in FSL, he has examined more than 3000 suspects for lie-detection test in all types of crime cases such as murder, theft, rape, extortion and kidnapping. He examined suspects of many sensitive cases that were highlighted in national news. He has delivered more than 100 lectures to judicial officers, prosecutors and police officers and has presented his research work in many all India conferences. He has made concerted efforts to start modern forensic psychology techniques  that is brain mapping and narco-analysis in FSL, Madhuban in Haryana.
          He has also been awarded appreciation letter by District Administration, Karnal for his outstanding contribution towards crime control services through my services in Forensic Psychology.
          Apart from his service in Forensic Psychology he has also served as Rehabilitation Officer and Social Welfare Investigation officer in Social Welfare Department of Haryana from 1989 to 2004. During this period also he has provided his services in Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Planning and Implementation of many welfare scheme such as counselling, self-employment and providing artificial limbs for divyang or specially abled persons which is very close to our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

20 countries to participate in Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2017

 All is set  for the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2017 beginning at Surajkund in district Faridabad on February 1, 2017
. More than 20 countries from Europe, Africa and South Asia are participating in the Mela and  Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Tunisia, Mongolia, South Africa will be the first timers. It will be inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal. Haryana Tourism Minister  Ram Bilas Sharma will also be present on the occasion.

        This was stated by Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, and Vice Chairperson, Surajkund Mela Authority, Mr. V.S. Kundu while addressing mediapersons at the Chaupal, Surajkund Mela Ground today.
          Mr Kundu said that Tourism and Culture Minister,   Jharkhand, Mr. Amar Kumar Bauri, Ambassador of Egypt to India,   Mr. Hatem Tageldin, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal, Haryana Industries Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism and Hospitality, Mrs. Seema Trikha, Chairman, Haryana Tourism Corporation, Mr. Jagdish Chopra, MLA, Ballabhgarh, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma and other distinguished dignitaries would also grace the occasion.
          Mr. V.S. Kundu said that keeping pace with the Digital India Initiative, the Mela entry tickets are available at online portal ‘bookmyshow’. The offline ticket sale is also strengthened to ensure convenience of visitors with minimal waiting time at the gates. The offline ticket counters at mela grounds have been increased to avoid queues. As a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the Surajkund Mela Authority provides 50 per cent rebate on the entry tickets to the differently-abled or Divyang persons, senior citizens and serving soldiers and war widows, and their dependents. Similarly, to encourage youth participation, a discount of 50 per cent on entry tickets is being given to college students on weekdays on the production of valid ID cards. A free ferry service for visitors has been extended throughout the Mela fortnight from different areas of Faridabad and metro stations in the vicinity. Golf Cart and Battery Operated Rickshaw are available on request, for facilitating the movement of senior citizens and differently-abled or Divyang persons.
          During the Mela fortnight, special to and fro bus services are available to Surajkund from ISBT Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Gurgaon and Faridabad. Special Mela express buses would offer smooth connectivity from the far flung areas of Haryana to Surajkund. Also, a bus service from Ballabgarh to Tughlakabad metro station via Surajkund and Tughlakabad metro station to Ballabgarh via Surajkund, Badarpur metro station to Surajkund and back is made available on a 30 mts interval. Metro services are also available from Central Secretariat till Badarpur via Sarita Vihar and Mohan Estate. Badarpur locality is close to the interstate border between the city of Faridabad and Delhi.
          With a view to ensure 100 per cent cashless mode of transactions, Dena Bank, the official banker has been asked to provide 100 POS Machines, a dedicated bank branch with two ATMs and six Mobile ATM Vans to facilitate participants and visitors to ensure their comfort. Mobikwik has been roped in as a cashless wallet partner to ensure further convenience of the visitors and participants to adopt hassle free cashless mode of transactions. He said that at the ‘Surajkund Mela 2017’ wi-fi facility is made available through Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to ensure connectivity of visitors even in peak rush hours. The girl students of government and government-aided school and colleges of Haryana will be given free entry to the Mela on weekdays, as a part of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign of the Haryana government.
            Mr. V.S. Kundu said that besides attracting over a million visitors each year, the Mela has also helped in reviving the heritage crafts of India.  He said that during this year, Jharkhand, the ‘Theme State’ of this year’s Surajkund International Crafts Mela, would showcase its unique culture and rich heritage. Jharkhand has constructed a permanent commemorative structure; Maluti Temple Gate situated in Santhal Pergana Region in the Mela near main Chaupal. Besides this, there are five temporary gates displaying the state symbols of Jharkhand. About 300 artistes from Jharkhand would be performing famous folk arts like Chhau, khaira, karsa, Paika, he added.
       To enliven the visitors’ mood, scintillating performances would be presented by international folk artists from Egypt, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Tajikistan and   Kyrgyzstan. A variety of dance forms during day performances would be staged by folk artistes of North Zone Cultural Centre and other Zonal Cultural Centres such as Haryanavi Dances, Bhagra and Gidda by Punjab Police Group, Badhai from Madhya Pradesh, Brij ki Holi and Mayur dance from Uttar Pradesh, Rathwa from Gujarat, Chapeni from Uttrakhand, Paika of Jharkhand to name a few, at the open-air theatre, ‘Chaupal’, in the Mela ground.
          Enthralling evening cultural performances during the Mela fortnight would entertain the visitors. Visitors would enjoy rib-tickling Hasya Kavi Sammelan by renowned poets, resonating sarod recital by Aayaan khan and Armaan Khan, Vibrant dances of Jharkhand, International medley by participating nations, Sufiana Kalam by Nooran Sisters, Indian Classical performance by Padamshree Ranjana Gohar, Punjabi Singer Mohd Irshad, mesmerizing Haryana Swarna Jayanti celebrations by Mahabir Guddu and Harvinder Rana, and soulful performance of Vidya Shah, besides adrenaline-rushing dance and song shows of Telangana. This all would be held at the Chaupal from 6  pm onwards every evening.
          Mr. Kundu said that the Mela ground is spread over an area of 40.5 acres   and houses about 1010 work huts for craftspersons and a multi-cuisine food court consisting of 36 food stalls, which is immensely popular amongst visitors. This year, visitors can relish mouth-watering cuisines including authentic flavours of theme State Jharkhand and partner Nation Egypt, Haryana and Punjab, sumptuous Mughlai, subtle aromas of the South and oriental flavours of Chinese along with Indian street food and other state specialities at the food court. Also, state-owned Institutes of Hotel Management of Faridabad and Panipat would dish out various ethnic delicacies of Haryana in particular, he added.
          A family each from Haryana and Jharkhand would live in specially-created ‘Apna Ghar’ to showcase the typical lifestyle of their states. To mark Haryana Swarna Jayanti celebrations, ‘Apna Ghar’ of Haryana would also display most popular sports of the state such as boxing and wrestling. To promote women empowerment, the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign would be showcased in the Apna Ghar with women in different roles - distinguished women achievers in sports, boxer, milkmaid and homemaker.
          The Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism have commissioned consultants, Moinish Garga of Z Axis Design Consultants Noida to lend the Mela grounds a special ambience to showcase the vibrancy and charm of rural India and expressing gratitude to mother nature. Flowers and butterflies, splendid sun and sunflowers, cloudy sky and rain, and similarly trees in fall colours made the entire Mela area vibrant and alive. Each zone also carries a colour code — Green, blue, orange, red and white in the form of designer buntings showcasing Haryana Swarna Jayanti Celebrations on the trees and workhuts.
          Both Chaupals (amphitheatres) have been imparted a folk theatre look with pillars adorned with masks and decorative ceilings. The Food Court has been highlighted with the cut outs of various seasonal fruits. Interestingly, ethnic, traditional and sustainable material has been brought into use to design elements such as bamboo for gates and pole lights; cane and metal tokris as diyas and standing lights, fabric for buntings, kites and other props.
          Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Corporation and Chief Administrator, Surajkund Mela Authority, Mr. Sameer Pal Srow said that this year a lot of enthusiasm has been shown by the participants of foreign countries, which included Partner Nation - Egypt. There would be enthusiastic participation from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon and Tunisia. He said that  the heritage crafts have been promoted in a very big way by inviting all the states and union territories to send their participations.
          He said that under ‘Ek Bharat, Swatchh Bharat’ initiative, as Haryana is paired with Telangana state, in order to connect with the culture of  Telangana, February 12 will be celebrated as a Telangana Day. He said that Telangana would organize various cultural programme showcasing their traditions, art and culture. A special amusement zone with swings and rides has been created for wholesome family entertainment. Besides, a number of competitions such as Painting, Kite Flying, Face Painting, Folk Dance and Photography would be organized for school students.
          He said that to beef up security arrangements, around 200 CCTV Cameras for e-surveillance have been installed in the Mela ground along with the night vision capability. A large number of security personnel, including women guards, are deployed in the mela premises to prevent the occurrence of any untoward incident. The Disaster Management Plan or Evacuation Plan is in place with state-of-the-art medical, fire and disaster management facilities at all crucial points in association with Police, Municipal Corporation, Fire Dept, Health Department and Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad. Bank, dispensary, mela police control room and CCTV control room are located at a centralized location so that visitors and participants can have easy access to these essential services. Additional public conveniences like permanent toilets, five mobile toilet vans and environment-friendly e-toilets have been set up.He said that visitors and participants are sensitized  about  complete ban on the plastic and polythene bags within the Mela area.
          The Surajkund Crafts Mela was hosted for the first time in 1987 to showcase richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of India. Jointly hosted by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs and Government of Haryana, this festival has come to occupy a place of pride and prominence on the international tourism calendar for its display of crafts, culture and cuisine of India in aesthetically created ambience. He said that benchmark was set in the history of Surajkund Crafts Mela as it was upgraded to an international level in 2013.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Disbursement of salaries, pension before gazetted holidays

In view of the gazetted holidays falling on February 1, July 1, October 1 and November 1, 2017, the Haryana Government has decided that the pay and allowances, pensions and family pensions for January, June, September and October 2017 of all the gazetted and non-gazetted state government employees and pensioners would be drawn and disbursed on January 31, June 30, September 29 and October 31, 2017, respectively.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a written communication to this effect has been sent to all Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) and the Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
4 SENIOR AUDITORS PROMOTED: Haryana Government has promoted four Senior Auditors of Local Audit Department to the post of Resident Audit Officers. They have been posted against vacant posts.
        Pritam Singh, Head Office, Panchkula has now been posted at Municipal Council, Thanesar.
        Raj Kumar Wadhwa, Board of School Education, Haryana, Bhiwani has been posted at Municipal Council, Rewari.
        Sameer Vats, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has been posted at Municipal Council, Fatehabad.
        Monika Katoch, Head Office, Panchkula would remain at her present place of posting.
Apart from this, Charanjit Singh, Resident Audit Officer,awaiting posting, has been posted in Municipal Committee, Shahabad
CERTIFICATES FOR D.  ED. The certificates for D.Ed. examination July, 2016 conducted by the Board of School Education Haryana,   will be distributed in the offices of District Education Officers concerned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 3, 2017.
        While stating this today, a spokesman of the Board said that the heads of institutions should ensure collection of these certificates themselves or through authorised employees.
26 LICENCES OF DEPOT HOLDERS CANCELLED:  Licenses of   26 depot holders have been cancelled  and security  amounting to over Rs 2.41 lakh of 10 dealers has recently been forfeited.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Food and Supplies Department said that essential commodities were being provided to the people through 9,270 fair price shops located in urban and rural areas, near industrial units, schools and hostels of students.
          He said that out of the total fair price shops functioning in the state, 6,503 were located in rural areas and 2,767 in urban areas. As many as 77 fair price shops were located near industrial units and 22 fair price shops were near schools or hostels, he added.
          He said that vigilance committees at fair price shop, block, district and State level have been constituted for ensuring transparency and proper functioning of the Targeted Public Distribution System and accountability of the functionaries in such system.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Suggestions invited on draft online transfer policy of HSDITD

The Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department has prepared its draft online transfer policy and has uploaded it on its website www.itiharyana.gov.in to seek comments of all Head of Institutes under the Skill Development and Industrial Training Department by February 10,2017 so as to incorporate good and practical suggestions in this policy.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that comments and suggestions might be forwarded only through email at ID –itisharyana@gmail.com.He said that the objective of the policy is to  deploy available staff in an optimum manner so that the employees are evenly distributed across regions and institutions, with special regard to the interest of trainees.  Also, it aims at   maximizing the overall satisfaction level of the employees, subject to protect academic interests of trainees and the administrative efficiency of the department.
          The   Policy will be applicable with effect from  academic session 2017-18 to the teaching cadre as well as ministerial cadre posts of Industrial Training Institutes , Industrial Training Institutes (W), including Principals, Headmistress, Group Instructors, Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Store Keepers, Assistants, Accountants and Clerks. 
          He said that all employees would be liable to be transferred and posted anywhere in the State, anytime, and for any period, as per requirements either of the public service or of the department or both. Transfers and postings are a right of the department which it would endeavor to exercise in the best interest of the trainees with due regard to the principle of equity and transparency, he added.
He said that in the first  phase, trades cadre having 25 or above sanctioned posts would be covered under the Online Transfer Policy from 2017-18 session onwards. While effecting transfers, the academic interest of the trainees shall be supreme.   All transfers and postings shall be made through online procedure on the basis of the choices given by the employees. No TA/DA will be given if the transfer is done at the request of the employee himself or if he is being given a posting of his or her choice.   Transfers will be done preferably in the month of July that is close of Academic Session. No mid-term transfers shall be made except in the extra ordinary situations.   Normal tenure of an employee at any place of posting shall be of three years. He or she may be allowed to continue beyond three years, with maximum upto five years, on consideration of 100 per cent result. However, further an employee who has completed tenure of three years will be eligible to seek transfer against vacancy or on mutual transfer basis. The employees due for retirement within next one year will not normally be considered for transfer except administrative exigency or on their own request. 
He said that in case of posting with an employee spouse, including Central Government Employee, as far as practicable request for transfer to join an employee spouse, either at the same station or at nearby station would be considered. In the event of tie among the same category of employees spouses, lady employee shall be given preference over male employee.   Transfers of Trade or Craft Instructors will be made keeping in view their qualification based on DGT, Government of India, affiliation instructions that is the ratio of degree or diploma holders instructors and ITI plus CTI/TTC holder instructors would be 50:50 to facilitate affiliation of trade units with NCVT.
He said that an employee can be transferred at any point of time after seeking prior orders of the State Government on administrative grounds. However, specific administrative ground for which an employee is sought to be transferred shall be cited in the noting of the file. Usually, an administrative ground for transfer of an employee shall be  because of any specific written complaint received through MPs/MLAs/Chairman MC/Chairman Zila Parishad/Principal of ITI. In such cases, transfer would be implemented after preliminary enquiry and poor results that is pass  percentage being less than 75 per cent or whose teaching performance has been rated poor.  The other cause could be failure to comply with the directions issued by the Directorate regarding maintenance of record as per NCVT instructions or other important instructions from time to time. Also, it can be due to  Judicial or departmental proceedings in cases of graft, corruption or official misdemeanor or misconduct or being a proven case  of misbehavior or misconduct.
He said for transfer on compassionate grounds,   efforts will be made to adjust the employees in the same district or within a radius of around 30 km from the desired place of posting in the order of preference that is 100 per cent blind , differently abled persons, those suffering from serious ailments or chronic diseases like cancer or whose wards are suffering from any chronic disease like Thelesemia. In case of medical ground, the certificates issued by All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh and all Government Medical Colleges of Haryana will only be considered. In case of War Widows , including paramilitary and Central forces widows ,wives of the serving soldiers women having two or more unmarried minor daughters, an endeavor would be made to accord the lady instructor or  G.I. on the stations opted by her. In any case, if it is not possible, then she would be adjusted on the available nearest station.   If the husband and wife both are employed under State  or Central Government or public sectors, efforts will be made to adjust them as near as possible. The preference will be given to those, both of whom are serving in the ITI Department. 
While referring to the issue of transfer on request, he said that  request of employees for transfer of their preferred stations only be entertained subject to administrative exigencies and keeping in view the interest of training of candidates as per the following conditions, that the request shall be made online on department’s portal from   June 1 to 15    of the year. It would be mandatory to indicate five choices.   In case of clash of choice of more than one employee for a particular ITI, merit in case of new appointments and results and overall performance of one complete academic session   in case of old employee would be guiding criteria for allotment of ITIs. In case of Principals  or GI Incharge, merit criteria shall include new appointment, trade affiliation, placement, apprentices engaged and effective or efficient utilization of budget.   An NCC/NSS Training Instructor or Group Instructor (G.I.)  will be transferred from NCC/NSS wing ITI only when there is another such trained officer in the institute or the replacement instructor or G.I. is also such trained’ 
He said that   General transfers shall be made only once in a year. However, transfers can be effected   at any time during the year in cases of administrative exigency, sudden death of spouse, chronic disease or permanent disability of spouse, transfer of spouse of employees of departments or organizations of State Government and on compassionate grounds other than the special categories like women, widows, widowers, differently abled persons, serious ailment. The reasons for transfers under these grounds shall be recorded on file.
Notification of actual vacancies and deemed vacancies will be issued from   May 1 to 31. The eligible Instructors will submit their choice of Institutes online, from  June 1 to 15  every year.  Transfer orders will be issued online latest by   July 15 every year.   Decision of allotment to a vacancy shall be based on the total score of points earned by the employee. The employee earning highest points shall be entitled for transfer against a particular vacancy.   Age shall be the prime factor for deciding the claim of employee against a vacancy since it shall have weightage of 60 points . To take care of categories like women, widows, widowers, differently abled persons, serious ailment and Instructors showing improvement in result, a privilege of maximum 20 points can be availed by these categories. The division of points shall on the basis of age, , special category female employees  like war widows,widows or divorced or  Legally Separated or unmarried female employees more than 40 years of age or wife of serving military personal or  paramilitary personal working outside the state. Special category male employees included widower male employee who has lost his wife and his not remarried  and has one or more minor children or unmarried daughters.  Eligible male widowers shall be given five points only. In case of remarriage of self or children becoming major or daughter getting married, the employee will have to update his profile on the portal and will not be eligible for this advantage any more.   The differently abled persons will have  maximum 15 points for Vision. 40  to 60 per cent  disability will have  10 marks and above 60 to 80 per cent there would be 12 marks. Above 80 per cent, there would be maximum of 15 marks. Above 80 per cent  blind shall get maximum 20 marks.  For aspect of Locomotors  there will be maximum of  15 marks. In case of deaf and dumb there will be a maximum of 1`5 points.
In case of diseases of debilitating disorders  include  Chronic Heart disease and Chronic Artery diseases, Chronic Renal Failure,Brain Tumours and  Malignancy of different organs, Paraplegia or Cuadriplegia or            Hemiplegia, Multiple Sclerosis, Mysthenia Gravis, Parkinson’s Diseases, Thalassemia, Haemophillia, Aplastic Anaemis, Myelodisplasti  disorders ,  AIDS ,  Liver and Kidney transplant for self or spouse or unmarried children. They should have certificate issued by AIIMS (including its branches in Haryana), PGIMER, Chandigarh, and all Government Medical Colleges of Haryana. A certificate shall be considered valid for three years only and after three years new certificate shall be required to be submitted. Spouse or unmarried children . 
In case of major aspect of differently abled or mentally challenged children and sub aspect of employee having mentally challenged or differently abled child, there would be a maximum of  10 points. Certificate issued by AIIMS (including its branches in Haryana), PGI Chandigarh, and all Government Medical Colleges of Haryana would be required.  In case of well performing Instructors or  Group Instructors or  Vice Principals or Principals, but not for ministerial staff, the sub aspect will be Instructors giving good results (Average of last three sessions NCVT/ SCVT/NAC exams), maximum points would be five. For results the criteria will be 60  to 70 per cent =1, 70  to 80 per cent =2; 80  to 90 per cent =3; 90  to 95 per cent =4 and above 95 per cent =5. State  and   National Topper  will have five points.
He said that if husband and wife both are working in Industrial Training Department shall be transferred after five  years. Maximum points which can be scored other than age, shall be limited to 20 only.  There shall be two types of vacancies one is actual vacancy and the other is deemed vacancy. Within a view to transfer the instructional staff, the task of creating or shifting the sanctioned post shall be carried out before the general transfer.   Institute wise vacancies will be assessed before carrying out the transfer exercise. Unmarried female employees shall be given a chance to change options after their marriage, within two months, subject to the fulfillment of other conditions. Further married female employees shall also have an opportunity to change their option in case of the death of husband or in case of legal divorce from husband. A Male employee shall also be given the opportunity to change his option in case of death of his wife.   On fresh appointment and in case of promotion, the employees shall give five choices for preferred ITIs and the department will try to accommodate them in order of merit/seniority. However, they will have to serve at the allocated stations for at least three years. For this purpose, they will have to submit an undertaking alongwith the request that they will not make any request for transfer if they are accommodated in one of the five preferred ITIs. An option of ‘anywhere in the State’ may also be given while submitting the request for transfer.   Employees joining the department on repatriation from UT Administration or other States or other departments from the State Government, where they were on deputation, shall also be asked to give their option of Institutes as per the policy. Minimum stay for seeking transfer shall be three years  and maximum five years except for persons with disabilities.   On the basis of the re-distribution of sanctioned posts, the employees who are found surplus,   shall compulsorily be shifted from their place of posting even if they have not completed their tenure of three years in the Institute.   Transfer or posting to the opted institutes will not be claimed or treated as a matter of right.   The option once availed and confirmed shall be final and can be changed only under the provisions of the policy. The request for mutual transfer will also be submitted online. However, such request will not be entertained incase both the applicants are posted at the stations within 10 km of each other or in same campus.  
He said that every employee will be responsible for the accuracy and regular updation of data on the portal in respect of his or her credentials. In case he or she notices any discrepancy, he or she will get it rectified by adopting due procedure after producing the relevant evidence before the competent authority. He or she will be responsible for updation of profile as and when any status is changed.   All the options once exercised will be available for view to all concerned employees in their login.   On fresh appointment and in case of promotion, the employee shall be considered for appointment against vacancies not occupied by any incumbent across the State. However, allocation shall be made on the basis of their choice and in accordance with the score obtained by them.   The transfer exercise shall be carried out through online application software, however, five per cent  cases shall be checked manually on random basis.
He said that all transfers shall be implemented within fifteen days of their issuance. The aggrieved employees can represent to the competent authority within 15 days of issuance of orders, after joining at new place of posting. Their representation shall be considered in accordance with the Policy and appropriate decision shall be conveyed to him/her within 15 days. If an employee, who is not a resident or domicile of Mewat district either at the time of initial appointment or subsequently, opts for ‘Mewat District’ against a vacancy for which no employee has opted, he or she will be paid additional 10 per cent  of the Basic Pay plus D.A. during the said posting.  All employees are expected to observe the civil services conduct rules and the transfer guidelines. Employees will not bring any outside influence. If such an influence from any source is received it shall be presumed that the same has been brought by the Instructor. The request of such Instructors or Group Instructors shall not be considered. Any deviation in this regard will be viewed seriously and disciplinary action as warranted under rules shall be take.

Haryana cooperative sugar mills produce 12.64 lakh quintals of sugar

 The cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have so far produced over 12.64 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 140.08 lakh quintals of sugarcane during the current crushing season.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills said that as compared to it, these sugar mills had produced over 10.85 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 120.43 lakh quintals of sugarcane during corresponding period last year. Also, 2,65,34,653 units of power have been exported by the cooperative sugar mills during this season as against 2,57,92,055 units of power exported during corresponding period last year.
          The Cooperative Sugar Mill, Shahabad had produced a maximum of over 2.44 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 25.21 lakh quintals sugarcane, and exported 1,63,06,653 units of power. Cooperative Sugar Mill, Meham has produced over 1.41 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 16.56 lakh quintals of sugarcane, followed by Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rohtak, which has produced 1.46 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 17.29 lakh quintals of sugarcane. The mill exported 95,63,400 units of power.
          He said that the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Kaithal has produced more than 1.36 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 14.78 lakh quintals of sugarcane, whereas Cooperative Sugar Mill, Gohana has produced 1.22 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 14.38 lakh quintals of sugarcane. The mill also exported 6,64,600 units of power. Similarly, Cooperative Sugar Mill, Panipat has so far produced over one  lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 10.86 lakh quintals of sugarcane, whereas Sonipat sugar mill has produced more than 1.03 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 11.40 lakh quintals of sugarcane, and Cooperative Sugar Mill, Jind has produced more than 1.04 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 11.27 lakh quintals of sugarcane.
          The Cooperative Sugar Mill, Palwal has produced 82,665 quintals of sugar by crushing 9.83 lakh quintals of sugarcane and Cooperative Sugar Mill, Karnal has produced 80,280 quintals of sugar by crushing 8.50 lakh quintals of sugarcane. Apart from this, HAFED Sugar Mill, Assandh has produced 1.05 quintals of sugar by crushing more than 11.99 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has exported 11,25,000 units of power.

HSSC declares resulys of PGT Economics and PGT Hindi

The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has declared the result of the written examinations conducted for the posts of PGT Economics and PGT Hindi, both for rest of Haryana, Secondary Education Department against advertisement number 4/2015 cat. no. 04 and 07, respectively.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Commission said the documents would be scrutinised from April 3 to 10, 2017 in the office of the Commission, as per schedule to be notified shortly on the Commission’s website www.hssc.gov.in. The candidates are advised to report in the Commission’s Office  at Panchkula at 9.a.m. They would also bring along all original documents, downloaded application form, along with one set of self-attested copies of all documents mentioned in their application form and one identity proof. The roll numbers of the candidates are available on the Commission’s website.
        He said that in case a candidate did not appear for scrutiny of documents, he or she would not be considered for viva voce/interview and no further opportunity would be given. He said that after the scrutiny of documents, if a candidate was found eligible, it would not confer any right of interview and only those candidates who fall within twice the number of vacancies would be called for interview.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Republic Day celebrated in Haryana with great enthusiasm despite inclement weather

 The 68th Republic Day was celebrated   throughout Haryana with great enthusiasm. Despite inclement weather, the contingents of police, homeguards, NCC and others took part in the parade held at various places. School students presented colourful cultural programmes and tableaux depicting overall development of the state were taken out. 
          While the Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki presided over the State level celebrations in kurukshetra, Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal unfurled the National Flag at Panchkula. 
Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Kanwar Pal, who unfurled the National flag at Kaithal   said that the Central Government has implemented the ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme for the welfare of soldiers. He said that the State Government has increased the amount of exgratia grant given to family members of soldiers to Rs 50 lakh. A new department has been created for the welfare of ex-servicemen, he added.
After unfurling the National Flag at Rewari today, Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Mrs. Santosh Yadav said that our country has made remarkable progress after independence, but a lot needs to be done to realize the dreams of freedom fighters. It is a matter of pride that the country is progressing under the leadership of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. 
Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, who unfurled the National Flag at Karnal today, said that at present the average doctor patient ratio in the country was 1:1700 but efforts were being made in the state to bring it down to 1:1000. Therefore, recruitment of doctors and staff was being made, besides a target has been set for establishing 755 new health centres, Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres.
The Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, who hoisted the National Flag at Panipat today, said that  the people in the country were witnessing   growth and development was taking place in Haryana at an accelerated pace.   
After hoisting the national flag at Sonipat today, Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh said that the Republic Day has a great significance in the history of the country. Today, citizens bow their heads in reverence to great soldiers and martyrs.
Speaking after unfurling the national flag at Jhajjar, Transport and Housing Minister, Mr. Krishan Panwar said that on this very day in 1950 , the Constitution of the country was adopted  f and India became a sovereign republic. The Minister paid tributes to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar and other members of the constituent assembly.
Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu hoisted the National flag at Jind   and said that our brave soldiers discharge their duties even in adverse weather conditions to safeguard the borders of the country so that the people of the country  sleep peacefully. On this occasion, he announced to give Rs two lakh out of his discretionary funds for school students who participated in the Republic Day function. He also declared holiday in all schools of Jind district on January 27, 2017.
Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover hoisted the National Flag at Gurugram and said that ‘Swarna Jayanti Youth Assembly’ programme would be organised in all government and government aided colleges of the state to make students aware of the democracy. For this, ‘Youth Parliament Competitions’ would be organised from district level to State level. On this occasion, he announced to give Rs two lakh out of his discretionary funds for school students who participated in the Republic Day function. He also declared holiday in all schools of the district on January 27, 2017.
Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain hoisted the National Flag at Ambala. She said that the brave men of Haryana have set  an example of their courage and sacrifice. She said that the youth should discharge their duties faithfully to maintain unity and integrity of the country.
Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Department, Dr. Banwari Lal unfurled the National Flag at Palwal. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Kishan Kumar unfurled the National flag at Rohtak.
Later in the day the Governor was also At Home in Kurukshetra and it was attended by many prominent dignitaries, including the Chief Minister. It was for the first time that physically challenged children were invited on this occasion. The Governor and the Chief Minister also interacted with them.  

CM announces free coaching facility for wards of defence personnel

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today announced free coaching facility for the wards of defence personnel and those of paramilitary forces to prepare for all competitive exams including those conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC).
The Chief Minister was addressing a largely attended republic day celebrations after unfurling the national flag at Panchkula near here today.
While paying rich tributes to the freedom fighters and martyrs  , the Chief Minister said that the government had prepared a scheme with budget provision of Rs three crore for providing free coaching facility for competitive exams of IAS, IPS, RCS, HPS, Engineering, Medical, NDA and Banks to the children of serving soldiers as well as the ex-sevicemen.
Reiterating his government's commitment for the welfare of the ex-servicemen and serving soldiers, Mr Manohar Lal said that the brave soldiers and martyrs have laid down their lives for the unity and integrity of the country. The State Government has also set  up a separate Department of Sainik Welfare to provide various services to Ex-Servicemen of the State in a more efficient and effective manner. He said that the present state government had so far given exgratia employment to 101 dependents. Also, the government had revised the scholarship for the cadets studying in Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, from Rs 35,000 to Rs 50,000 per annum, he added.
While congratulating the people on this occasion, he said that the present government is ensuring all round development in the state with the mantra of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas. The government has introduced 170 e-services of 23 departments so that people could get various services at their door step. The winds of change have been blowing in the State as a result of the efforts being made by the Government for the last 27 months. The present government has been working for the welfare of farmers. Under the vision of Gram Uday se Bharat Uday, he said that the State government is in the process to transfer various kinds of services with budgetary provision to the Pranchayati Raj Institutions   so as to ensure their empowerment. He also highlighted the new initiatives and various other programmes being implemented  for the welfare of all sections of the society.
The Chief Minister also took salutes from the contingents of police, home guards and NCC among others who participated in the Republic Day parade. He also honoured the freedom fighter, Mr Des Raj Pardesi and widows of martyrs on this occasion.
He announced to give Rs five lakh for the welfare of under training women constables who had performed   PT show on this occasion. He also announced five day holiday for them during their training period. In addition, the Chief Minister also announced to give Rs 50,000 each for the Haryana Orchestra and Haryana Kala Parishad and announced two days holiday for the schools who   participated in the cultural programme. Apart from this, the Chief Minster honoured all those who bagged first, second and third positions and other participants  of cultural programme.
Member of Parliament, Mr. Ratan Lai Kataria, MLA Kalka, Mrs. Latika Sharma, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Amit Arya, Mayor Municipal Corporation, Mrs. Upender Kaur Ahluwalia, District BJP President, Mr. Deepak Sharma, Chairpersons, Zila Parishad, Mrs. Ritu Singla, Police Commissioner, Dr. R.C. Mishra, Deputy Commissioner, Mrs. Gauri Prashar Joshi, District President BJP Youth Wing, Mr. Yogender Sharma, Member Shivalik Vikas Board, Mr. Shyam Lai Bansal and  officers of defence forces and district administration were also present.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Water tariff hiked in in urban and rural areas in Haryana

The Haryana Government has revised water tariff in both the urban and rural areas of the state after a gap of six years.  A decision to hike water tariff was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today.
        It was also decided that to promote cashless transactions, a discount of five per cent of the bill amount subject to a maximum of Rs 50, whichever is less, would be given to the consumers for making payments of electricity bill, water and sewerage bills through BHIM App. The discount would be admissible from April 1, 2017 for one year.
        While directing the concerned departments to streamline the process of bill distribution and collection in rural and urban areas, the Chief Minister, said that the State Government is contemplating to entrust the work of collecting water usage charges to village panchayats or zila parishads so as to improve the efficiency of work and also to ensure that the amount so collected by them is utilised for operation and maintenance of water supply schemes where tubewell have already been handed over to village panchayats. In such cases, the complete operation and maintenance cost would be borne by village panchayats. The Chief Minister said that the panchayats could decide whether to levy the water charges same or above the base water charges for domestic consumers notified by the government to meet the operation and maintenance cost. However, the charges for commercial institutional and industrial establishments would remain same as notified by the government.
        It was decided in the meeting that Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) would continue to look after the operation and maintenance of water supply, sewerage and storm water system in the urban areas under various municipal committees and municipal councils. These services in municipal corporations would be looked after by Urban Local Bodies Department and the operation and maintenance of the services alongwith bill distribution and collection of usage charges would be looked after by concerned municipal corporations accordingly.
        The Chief Minister directed the Information Technology Department to initiate process to give Property ID (PID) to each household or premises and said that the services such as supply of electricity and water as well as sewerage and property tax should be mapped with PID.
        It was decided that in case of domestic metered water supply in the urban areas for consumption up to 20 KL, Rs four per Kilo Litre (KL) would be charged from the consumers under PHED and Rs five per KL would be charged from the consumers under Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Municipal Corporations, HSIIDC and Housing Board. However, in case of consumption of more than 20 KL, Rs eight per KL would be charged from consumers of PHED and Rs ten per KL would be charged from the consumers of HUDA, Municipal Corporations, HSIIDC and Housing Board. In case of domestic connection being misused as commercial, industrial or institutional, Rs 15 per KL would be charged for metered supply and Rs 1000 per month for unmetered supply.
        In case of domestic unmetered water supply, common charges have been fixed for consumers under PHED, HUDA, HSIIDC, Municipal Corporations and Housing Board. These included Rs 200 for plot size up to 100 square meters and additional charges of Rs 200 for increase in plot size of every 100 square meters of part thereof.
        In case of water supply in institutions, Rs 10 per KL would be charged for metered connections, but unmetered supply would not be allowed. In case of water supply in industrial and commercial metered connections, Rs 15 per KL would be charged. The unmetered supply of water in the industrial and commercial establishments would not be allowed.
Twenty five per cent of the water bills would be charged as sewerage charges in domestic, institutional, commercial and industrial areas.
Apart from this, in case of sewerage charges, where no sanctioned government water connection is available, in case of domestic connections, Rs 100 per month would be charged and Rs 500 per month would be charged for industrial, commercial and institutional connections.
        It was decided that for domestic consumers, a one-time non-refundable fee of Rs 1000 per connection would be charged for new water supply connection and Rs 500 per connection for new sewer connection. However, for industrial, commercial and institutional consumers, Rs 5,000 each per connection would be charged for new water supply connection and new sewer connection.
        In case of rural areas, for domestic metered supply for consumers under PHED and village panchayats, the base rate of Rs 2 per KL has been fixed. In case of domestic unmetered supply, Rs 40 per connection per month would be charged for general category other than Scheduled Castes households and Rs 20 per connection per month for Scheduled Castes households. For metered water supply in industrial and commercial, Rs 10 per KL would be charged whereas for metered water supply in institutions, Rs five per KL would be charged. Unmetered water supply would not be allowed in areas under PHED and village panchayats. Twenty five per cent of water bills would be charged as sewerage charges in domestic, industrial and commercial and institutional areas.
In case of sewerage charges where no sanctioned government water connection is available, in case of domestic connection, Rs 20 per month would be charged. 
        One-time non-refundable connection fee would be Rs 500 per connection for domestic new water supply connection and new sewer connection. Similarly, in case of industrial, commercial and institutional consumers, it will be Rs 2,000 per connection for new water supply connection and an equal amount would be charged for new sewer connection.
        Those present in the meeting included Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr. P. Raghavendra Rao, Principal Secretary, Housing and Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Sumita Misra, Principal Secretary, Power and Irrigation, Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Mr. Arun Kumar Gupta, Chief Administrator, HUDA, Mr. Vikas Gupta and other senior officers of Public Health Engineering Department.

Monday, January 23, 2017

GRD School, Sangrur score hard-fought 4-3 win against Malwa School

GRD School of Sangrur registered a hard-fought 4-3 verdict against Malwa School, Ludhiana in the 13th All-India Balwant Singh Kapur Hockey Tournament (under-17) at the Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar today.
Spring Dale School, Amritsar got the better of Government Senior Secondary School, Mitthapur (Jalandhar) by 3-2 on penalties.
In the first match, GRD School of Sangrur had established a commanding 3-0 lead and it looked like to a one-sided affair. However, Malwa School fought back and reduced the margin to 2-3 by scoring two successive goals. After that both teams dished out good, competitive hockey before GRD School of Sangrur just managed to record well-deserved victory.
GRD School of Sangrur led 1-0 at half time. Jagjot Singh converted a penalty corner in th 34th minute to double the margin for Sangrur school. Then Bhanu Sharma made it 3-0 with a field goal in the 37th minute. Swinging into action Malwa school launched counter-attacks and their captain Navpreet Singh got his team's first goal in the 39th minute.
Encouraged with the initial success, Malwa School further reduced the margin through Amanjeet Singh in the 46th minute. GRD School of Sangrur increased their margin in the 58th minute when Jagjot Singh got the better of Malwa School defence before scoring (4-2). A field goal by Harjeet Singh helped Malwa School narrow the margin by scoring a field goal in the 60th minute (3-4).
With this well-earned verdict GRD School of Sangrur qualified for league stage.
The match between Spring Dale School and Government Senior Secondary School, Mitthapur ended in a one-one draw in the regulation period. The deadlock was resolved on shoot-out where the Amritsar school emerged winners. For the winners during shoot out Rajdeep Singh and Rajbir Singh scored and helped their team win. Vishal Yadav got the solitary goal for Mitthapur school.
In the third match of the day, Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh, Khadur Sahib defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Chhharat (Amritsar) by 3-1. The half time score was 1-1. Seeratpal Singh gave Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh, Khadur Sahib the lead in the first half while Tarsbir Singh restored parity. On crossing over, Parvinder Singh and Prabhjot Singh scored one goal each while paved the way for Baba Gurmukh Singh Uttam Singh, Khadur Sahib post victory.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Egypt to be parterner at Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2017

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that Egypt will be the partner country and Jharkand will be the Theme State for the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2017 to be organized at Surajkund in Faridabad from February 1 to 15.
Mr Manohar Lal who was interacting with the media persons in Faridabad today said that Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma would be special guest during the inaugural function. He said that all necessary arrangements have been made for organizing this event in a befitting manner.
While congratulating the Party for landslide victory in the elections for the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad, the Chief Minister said that the entire credit for this goes to the welfare policies and programmes of the present BJP government at the Centre and the State. He said that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi had lunched the ambitious Beti Bachao Bati Padhao Programme at National Level from Panipat on January 22, 2015. After the implementation of this programme, sex ratio in Haryana has been considerably improved and this has now reached to over 900 as against 850 earlier.
The Chief Minister said the 350th Prakas Utsas of Guru Gobind Singh ji would be celebrated in Karnal on February 12, 2017 in a befitting manner and necessary arrangements were being made for organizing this event. He said that such types of programme proved instrumental in acquainting our young generation about the contribution made by the great personalities.
In reply to a question, the Chief Minister reiterated that law and order situation would be ensured in the State in all circumstances.
Those other present on this occasion included Chief Parliamentary Secretary Mrs Seema  Trikha, MLAs namely  Mr Moolchand Sharma and Mr Tek Chand Sharma and other senior officers of the District Administration .


Haryana to open 24 new government college

Chandigarh, January 22
Determined to make quality higher education equitable, affordable and accessible, especially to girls and the underprivileged sections of society, the Haryana Government has decided to set up 24 new government colleges across the state. 
The expansion plan is in perfect sync with the vision of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, who feels that avenues of higher education should be taken closer to people's doorsteps, and made available to one an all.
Disclosing this here today, the Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, said the 24 new colleges would be so located as to considerably reduce the distance and travel time.
 For the first time, the department shall be experimenting with centralised and synchronised foundation stone-laying ceremony through video-conferencing by the Chief Minister, using IT as a tool to showcase e-governance in higher education.
These will be set up at Manesar (Gurugram), Gulha-Cheeka (Kaithal),Uklana(Hisar), Alewa (Jind), Ugalan (Hisar), Shahzadpur (Ambala), Jundla (Karnal), Kurukshetra, Kanina (Mahendergarh), Sonipat, Chhilro (Mahendergarh), Kalanwali (Sirsa), Rania (Sirsa), Mohna (Faridabad), Bilaspur (Yamunanagar), Radaur (Yamunanagar), Badoli (Palwal), Raipur Rani (Panchkula), Mandkola, Nacholi (Faridabad),Taraori, (Karnal), Punhana (Nuh), Bhuna (Fatehabad), and Loharu (Bhiwani).
 Out of these, exclusive colleges for girls will be opned at Punhana, Gulha-Cheeka, Sonipat, Jundla, Shahzadpur, Kurukshetra, Kanina and Loharu. The construction work on buildings of six government colleges at Gulha- Cheeka, Alewa, Ugalan, Shahzadpur, Sonipat and Uklana has already begun.
The Chief Minister will lay stones of the buildings of 16 new government colleges shortly through video-conferencing at Manesar, Jundla, Kurukshetra, Kanina, Chhilro, Kalanwali, Mohna, Bilaspur, Radaur, Badoli, Raipurrani, Nacholi, Mandkola, Tarori, Loharu and Punhana shortly.
It has been decided to lay the foundation stone of building of Government College at Assandh which was started in 2014 along with additional buildings/classrooms in government colleges at Jatauli Haily Mandi (Gurugram), Kanwali (Rewari) and Chhchrauli (Yamuna Nagar). The cost of construction of buildings of these colleges would range from Rs. 12 crore to Rs 19 crore each. 
 Mr Sharma said the Department of Higher Education had completed all formalities regarding identification/transfer of land and started making arrangements for e-launching of the projects. The trial run will be conducted tomorrow.


Friday, January 20, 2017

HDTC issues guideline to check menage of bogus technical educational institutions

With a view to checking the menace of bogus technical educational institutions offering diploma or under graduate  or post graduate degree technical courses and to spread awareness  about such institutions, the Haryana Department of Technical Education has issued guidelines.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of  the Department said that a list of those technical education institutions   which are ‘not approved’ by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is available on the web-site of AICTE at www.aicte-india.org, under the link ‘Statistics’, sub-link ‘Unapproved Institutions’. Similarly, the list of ‘fake universities’ is also available on the web-site of University Grants Commission (UGC) at www.ugc.ac.in under the link ‘For Students’, sub-link ‘Fake Universities’.
          He said that the lists of unapproved technical institutions and fake universities are updated regularly on their websites by the AICTE and UGC respectively.
          The spokesman said that the lists of approved technical education institutions in Haryana are also available on the web-site of Technical Education Department, Haryana that is www.techeduhry.gov.in.
          He said that as per provisions of the AICTE (Grant of Approvals for Technical Education) Regulations, 2016 (Clause 4.31) the technical institutions would not be named in such a way that the abbreviated form of the name of the technical institution becomes IIM or IIT or IISc or NIT or AICTE or UGC or MHRD or GOI. The word(s) that is Government, India, Indian, National, All India, All India Council, Commission shall also not be used anywhere in the name of the technical institution and other names as prohibited under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950. He made it clear that these restrictions would not be applicable, if the technical institution is established by Government of India or its name is approved by the Government of India.
          The spokesman said that as per Haryana State Government notification dated May 21,2009, the degree or diploma technical courses acquired through distance education mode are not a valid qualification for initial appointment or promotion in government jobs. The same is available on the web-site of Technical Education Department, Haryana at www.techeduhry.gov.in under the link ‘Latest News’.
          He said that only such institutions which are offering Diploma or Under Graduate  or Post Graduate degree technical courses in Haryana with the approval   or recognition by the regulatory bodies like the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India, Architectural Council of India, University Grants Commission (UGC) and affiliating bodies like the Haryana State Board of Technical Education (HSBTE) or State Universities or Recognized Private Universities, fall under the category of approved institutions and such courses are approved courses. The diploma certificates or degree in the field of technical education which are not approved by the Regulatory Bodies concerned or obtained through Distance Education are not accepted as a valid qualification for Government jobs in the State.
          He advised the students pursuing their technical education with the institutions or aspiring to take admission in institutions for technical education to ensure about the status of approval of the institution and programme concerned from www.techeduhry.gov.in;  www.aicte-india.org or www.ugc.ac.in. He also urged the general public, students, stakeholders to send the information with regard to such bogus institutions or courses to Director General Technical Education, Haryana or the Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned.