Monday, September 25, 2017

Haryana to provide newborn care kit to all newborns

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
 The Haryana Government has decided to provide newborn care kit to all newborns delivered in public health institutions under the Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana to mark the 101st birth anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the great leader and advocate of integral humanism.
        Disclosing this here today, the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said this initiative of the state government would be a tribute to Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya who became an orphan at the age of eight years and lived his early life in misery and struggle, but reached great heights in the service of the nation. Under this initiative, the National Health Mission and the Haryana Government would soon provide maternal and newborn care kits.
            “The main objective of the scheme is to promote hygiene and sanitation among mothers and newborns, and help in the development of the newborn. It will be a great boon to the families who are poor and find it difficult to purchase dress, diapers and sanitizer or soap for the care of newborn. Besides contributing to the feel-good factor for the mother, it will also help the family tide over the first few days after birth”, Mr Vij said.
              Mr Amit Jha, Principal Secretary, Health, said this initiative would indeed be a great news for all newborns and their mothers delivering in the public health care institutions in Haryana. Providing the newborn care kit under Deen Dayal Navjat Shishu Suraksha Yojana is in sync with the state’s commitment to reduce the neonatal and child mortality to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.2.
     This SDG aims at ending preventable deaths of newborns and children under five years of age, reducing neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births, and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births by 2030.
              Currently, the Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) and Under Five Mortality Rate in Haryana is 24 and 43 per thousand live births, respectively. The initiative will be another step forward in ensuring universal health coverage in the wider domain of social security, Mr Jha added.
              Mission Director, National Health Mission, Mrs Amneet P Kumar, said mothers of the babies born in government hospitals would receive the kit which would have 16 items, including towels, newborn dress, mosquito net, blanket, baby cap, socks, pack of wipes, napkins, diapers, soap for bathing the newborn, sanitizers, soap for hand washing, kangaroo mother care gown for mothers, nail cutter for the newborn, toy, moisturizer and a bag for keeping all items.
           The objective of the scheme is to prevent infections and hypothermia in the newborns besides promoting institutional deliveries. The scheme would provide benefit to about 2.9 lakhs newborns delivered in the public healthcare institutions and cost the state about Rs. 32.09 crore annually. This initiative would help the state in reducing the Neonatal, Infant, Child and Maternal Mortality rate, she added.

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Minimum educational qualification for Group D posts

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The Haryana Government has decided that minimum educational qualification for Group D posts may be prescribed as ‘Middle Pass’. A circular to this effect was issued by the Chief Secretary, here today.
          The circular states, “For this purpose, the relevant service rules shall be amended by the concerned departments at their own level without obtaining the approval of CMM/GAD/Finance Department and Haryana Staff Selection Commission. However, the said provision may be made in the relevant service rules after getting it vetted from Law Department only.”

BANKS NOTIFIED: The Haryana Government has notified the Haryana State, Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Limited and the District Primary Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Limited as a bank for the purposes of the Haryana Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act, 1973.
SELECTION PANELS DISSOLVED:  The Haryana Government has dissolved the Selection Committees constituted by the General Administration Department for conducting interviews of the candidates against the vacancies of Group D posts with immediate effect.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Selection Committee No.1 included City Magistrate as Chairman, whereas District Elementary Education Officer and District Employment Officer as its members.
          He said that Selection Committee No.2 included District Development and Panchayats Officer as Chairman, whereas District Education Officer and Joint or Deputy Director, District Industries Centre as its members.
ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Subhash Chander Sihag, Secretary, Haryana Traders Welfare Board and Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ambala Cantt, has been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Ambala, during the training period of Satinder Siwatch, with immediate effect.

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Manish Grover visits Australian Sugar Industry

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
 Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover today visited the Sugar Research Australia which works primarily for the Australian Sugar Industry - both farmers and millers for providing them with the latest and best cane varieties which have high sugar content and are mainly disease resistant.
        Mr. Grover is leading a seven member team to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to discuss latest sugarcane breeding practices and latest technological innovations in the sugar industry to improve the technical performance of the Cooperative and HAFED Sugar Mills.
          The Minister discussed that how similar research can be carried out in Haryana to provide the best sugarcane varieties to the farmers of Haryana so that they can get more Ratoons out of their cane plants with more sugar content and varieties which are more disease resistant.
          Senior officers of the institute took the delegation around the Institute to show them their latest world class laboratories. The institute imports cane plants from around the world to conduct research and are in the process of developing Genetically Modified (GM) plants with high sugar content and disease resistant.

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Ruchi Singh appointed Returning Officer

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The Government of India has appointed Ms. Ruchi Singh, as Returning Officer to conduct the election of one member of Ayurvedic and one member of Unani system of medicine from Haryana State to Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Returning Officer has put up the electoral rolls containing the names of electors. All the registered practitioners of the Council of Indian Medicine, Haryana have been asked to check their names and addresses in the office of the Returning Officer, CCIM Election-cum-Joint Director AYUSH, Panchkula, and District Ayurvedic Offices in Haryana.

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Haryana to benefit from Israel's techniques in milk production

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 25
The white revolution in Haryana is set to get an Israeli boost. A leading state in milk production, Haryana would now benefit from the techniques and experience of Israel, leader in milk production in the world, for increasing the average milk production.
        This was stated by the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Dhankar, who is leading a delegation from Haryana to Israel, after meeting Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, Mr. Uri Ariel, today.
        Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ariel said cooperation with Haryana was a priority. Israel is already working on five centres of excellence in Haryana. In future, work and cooperation between Haryana and Israel will increase and benefit former.
        He said the average milk production of milch animals in Israel was 32 kg per day and it leads the world in milk production. Haryana would now adopt techniques and experience of Israel to increase average milk production in the state.
     Agriculture Ministers of both Haryana and Israel agreed on this at the meeting. They also agreed on further cooperation in the fields of horticulture and dairy, and exchange of research among students and specialists in universities of agriculture, horticulture and animal sciences.
          The delegation included MLAs, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana and Mr. Naresh Kaushik, Chairman, Haryana Livestock Development Board, Mr. Rishi Parkash Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. P.K. Mahapatra, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Dr. G.S. Jakhar, Vice-Chancellor, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Dr. Gurdial Singh and others.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

CM lays foundation stone for Khadri PHC

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 23: 
Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal laid the foundation stone of Primary Health Centre (PHC) in village Khadri, district Yamunanagar and announced to undertake development works to the tune of Rs 1.22 crore in the village. The village Khadri has been adopted by Member of Parliament, Mr Ratan Lal Kataria under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.
             The Chief Minister said that this PHC would not only provide health facilities to the people of village Khadri but also to other adjoining villages. The PHC would be constructed over 2.16 acres at a cost of over Rs 2.32 crore.
            While describing the area as akin to his home and constituency, the Chief Minister said that he had spent six years of his 37 years of active social life in this area. He asked the village Panchayat to send development works worth Rs 51 lakh to the government through MLA Jagadhari and Speaker, Vidhan Sabha Mr Kanwar Pal and of Rs 50 lakh through Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria. The government would undertake these development works on priority basis, he added.
            The Chief Minister said that he has always accepted the demand put forth by Mr Kanwar Pal in the interest of the area. He assured that all the demands which he raised today would also be examined and fulfilled.
            Speaking on this occasion, Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria was all praise of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal saying that he has made the country proud not only in the country but in abroad also. Mr Kataria said that he is an MP and no single day is passed in the parliament when the Chief Minister was not praised for his achievements in the field of improving sex ratio, making the state kerosene and ODF free for online teachers transfer policy and many more. On this occasion, he announced to give Rs 21 lakh to village Khadri.
            Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr Kanwar Pal expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for a carrying out various development works in Jagadhari assembly constituency. He also blamed the previous government for neglecting this area in terms of development.

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Haryana Vidhan Sabha summoned on Oct 23

CHANDIGARH, SEPT  23
 Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki has summoned the Haryana Vidhan Sabha to meet in the hall of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on October 23, 2017 at 2p.m.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification to this effect has been issued.
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Haryana to construct new road from Paonta Sahib to Hathnikund Barrage

CHANDIGARH SEPT 23
While realizing the long standing demand of the people of the area, the Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal announced that a new road would be constructed from Paonta Sahib to Hathnikund Barrage in district Yamunanagar. Besides, a dam would be constructed in Khilawala at a cost of Rs 20 crore which would benefit about 32 villages of the area. Underlining the significance of this area from tourism  point of view, the Chief Minister said that the state government has a plan to develop the area from Kalesar to Hathnikund Barrage as a tourism destination. A corridor would be developed from Kalesar to Kalka alongside the hills including the areas of Adi Badri, Lohgarh, Trilokpur,  kala  Ambh and Pinjore which would give a major boost to the tourism in this area, he added.
             Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as a Chief Guest at Shri Virender Mohan Gita Vidya Mandir, village Khizrabad in district Yamunagar today. On this occasion he laid the foundation stone of Bus Stand, Khizrabad to be constructed over 1.72 acres at a cost of over Rs two crore.
          The Chief Minister announced that on the demand of the people, the name of village Khizrabad would be changed to Pratap Nagar, after the name of great warrior Maharana Pratap. He asked the gram panchayat to send a proposal duly approved by it to State government in this regard. He said that he has a special attachment with this area as he had spent six years as a pracharak and is well versed with each village.
          Paying rich tributes to late Mr Virender Mohan in whose memory the school has been constructed, the Chief Minister said that Mr Virender Mohan who was  born in this village had taken pledge to work selflessly for the society and nation.  He hoped the school would make progress by leaps and bound and announced a grant of Rs 31 lakh from his discretionary fund for the expansion of the school. He also announced Rs 11 lakh each to the school on behalf of Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr Kanwar Pal and Transport Minister Mr Krishan Lal Panwar. 
             On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured the mother Mrs Sushila Devi and father Mr Gian Chand by presenting them shawls.
          Earlier speaking on this occasion, Member of Parliament Mr Ratan Lal Kataria said that this school is associated with the memory of a dedicated social worker. He announced to give Rs 11 lakh to the school.
          Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr Kanwar Pal said that Congress MP Kumari Selja remained MP from the Ambala parliamentary constituency for ten years but did nothing for the development of Yamunanagar-Jagadhari. While reacting to the demand of the opposition that the name of Kumari Selja should also be mentioned on the foundation stones as the projects have been approved during her time, Mr Kanwar Pal asked the people to name any single development work in this area which had been initiated during her tenure as a MP.  He said that it was during the present state government led by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal when a number of development works in the district have been either been completed or in progress.
                    On this occasion, the Chief Minister was accorded warm welcome by the people during his road show up to Yamunanagar which passed through Devdhar, Khadri and Buria.

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Minerva Punjab FC signs Japanese midfielder Toshiya Hosoe

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 23 
Minerva Punjab FC has signed Japanese midfielder Toshiya Hosoe as India's Premier Football Tournament, Hero I-League set to return into action from early November. Northern powerhouse Minerva Punjab FC, who remain the sole participants from the entire, North India, are leaving no stone unturned to make a mark in their second appearence in the top flight, after having signed some impressive local talents who have represented India National Teams in various age groups. 
With AIFF granting six foreigners in this edition of the I-League of which the clubs can field maximum five foreign players in a match out of which minimum one player has to be from an AFC Member Association, Minerva Punjab FC hence roped in Maldives Dhivehi Premier League Champions Maziya Sports and Recreation Club Japanese midfielder Toshiya Hosoe. 
Twenty six years old Toshiya Hosoe started his career in 2008 at Chukyo University, Japan. He went on to join Victoria based Port Melbourne Sharks SC, Australia in 2011 who play in The National Premier League of Victoria. He was soon snapped up by Philippines Football League regulars Kaya FC–Makati in the following season to bloster their midfield but his stay was cut short to only one season as Maldives heavyweights Maziya Sports and Recreation Club came knocking for the fierce midfielder as he helped them win Dhivehi Premier League 2016 for the first time in the clubs 21 year history. He also represented the Maldivian based outfit in the AFC Cup Competation as he started in all 6 games for the Green Boys playing a total of 496 minutes. 
With experience of having played in different countrys in various conditions the Japanese playmaker is tipped to change the complete attacking force of Minerva Punjab FC as he would leave no stone turned in making a mark at his first ever season on Indian soil. 
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Vijay Singh Dahiya promoted to Super Time Scale

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 22
The Haryana Government has promoted IAS officer, Vijay Singh Dahiya to the Super Time Scale (Level 14 in the Pay Matrix) with effect from January 1, 2017 (notionally) that is the date of promotion of his immediate junior Amneet P. Kumar and actual with effect from September 13, 2017.
Meanwhile, Mr  Dahiya,  awaiting posting orders has been posted Director General and Secretary, Higher Education Department  against a vacant post.
          Dhirendra Khadgata, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Jind has been given additional charge of Secretary, Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani, during the training period of Anil Nagar, HCS, with immediate effect.

 DHANKAR TO LEAD DELEGATION TO ISRAEL: Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr Om Parkash Dhankar will lead a high level delegation to Israel from September 23 to 28, 2017 to study Advance Technologies in Dairy Cattle.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the delegation included MLAs Mr Shyam Singh Rana, Mr Naresh Kaushik, Chairman Haryana, Haryana Livestock Development Board, Mr Rishi Parkash Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Mr P.K. Mahapatra, Financial Advisor, Mr Sunil Saran, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. G.S. Jakhar and Vice Chancellor, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Dr. Gurdial Singh.

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One IAS and 36 HCS officers transferred in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 22
The Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS officer and 36 HCS officers with immediate effect.
        Amna Tasneem, IAS, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Nuh and Secretary, RTA, Nuh has been posted as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Sonepat and Secretary, RTA, Sonepat vice Sujan Singh, HCS.
        Among HCS officers, Jaibir Singh Arya, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Gurugram has been posted as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Nuh and Secretary, RTA, Nuh vice Amna Tasneem, IAS.
        Maheshwar Sharma, Chief Administrator, Housing Board and Special Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department goes as Director, Tourism relieving Mukul Kumar of the said charge. He has also been given additional charge of Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Corporation.
        Shiv Parshad, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat goes as Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training, against vacant post.
        Hema Sharma, Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department has been given additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board relieving of Mukul Kumar of the said charge.
        Mukul Kumar, Director and Additional Secretary, Tourism Department, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula goes as Director and Additional Secretary, Hospitality Department relieving S.P. Srow of the said charge. He has also been given additional charge of ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Panchkula and Secretary, RTA, Panchkula, against vacant post. He would also be Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula.
        Dharamvir Singh, Registrar, National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra and Additional Director (Admn.) Kalpana Chawala Medical College, Karnal has been posted ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Kurukshetra and Secretary, RTA, Kurukshetra against vacant post. He has also been given additional charge of Registrar, National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra.
        Ram Kumar Singh, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA and Special Officer, APZ, Ambala and Secretary, RTA, Ambala goes as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sonepat vice Virender Singh Hooda.
        Virender Singh Hooda, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sonepat goes as Additional Director (Admn.), Secondary Education Department and Special Secretary, School Education Department vice Virender Singh Sehrawat.
        Virender Kumar Dahiya, Additional Director (Admn.), Elementary Education and Additional Secretary, School Education Department goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Sirsa, vice Paramjeet Chahal. He has also been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Sirsa relieving Ved Prakash of the said charge.
        Virender Lather, Additional State Transport Controller has been posted as Additional State Transport Commissioner vice Satpal Sharma.
        Sujan Singh, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Sonepat and Secretary, RTA, Sonepat goes as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Ambala and Special Officer, APZ, Ambala and Secretary, RTA, Ambala vice R.K. Singh.
        Mukesh Kumar, Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad and Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT, Faridabad goes as Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram vice Mrs. Alka Chaudhary.
        Devinder Kaushik, Additional Director (Admn.) Elementary Education and Additional Secretary, School Education Department (Designated) goes as Additional State Project Director, Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad against vacant post.
        Satpal Sharma, Joint Transport Commissioner and Additional Director (Admn.) Hospitality has been posted as Chief Administrator, Housing Board relieving Maheshwar Sharma of the said charge.
        Amar Deep Singh, City Magistrate, Charkhi Dadri has been posted as Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad vice Mukesh Kumar. He has been given additional charge of Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT Faridabad.
        Partap Singh, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ballabgarh goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Faridabad vice Jitender Kumar-I.
        Varsha Khangwal, Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Karnal and Sub Divisional Officer (C)-cum-Additional Collector, Gharauna has been posted as Secretary, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Panchkula vice Apurv.
        Virender Singh Sehrawat, Additional Director (Admn.), Secondary Education and Joint Secretary, School Education Department goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Badhra against vacant post.
        Yogesh Kumar, SDO(C)-cum-Additional Collector, Karnal and Zonal Administrator, HSAMB, Karnal goes as Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner and Collector, Excise against vacant post.
        Samwartak Singh Khangwal, Additional Director (Admn.)-cum-Joint Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department goes as Additional Director (Admn.), Elementary Education and Joint Secretary, School Education Department vice V.K. Dahiya.
        Ajay Malik, City Magistrate, Yamunanagar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ganaur vice Surender Singh-II.
        Mahavir Singh, Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Women and Child Development Department goes as Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Science and Technology Department against vacant post.
        Kamal Preet Kaur, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Kaithal has been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Kaithal relieving Shakti Singh of the said charge.
          Sushil Kumar-II, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat vice Shiv Parshad.
          Narender Pal Malik, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Thanesar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Karnal vice Yogesh Kumar. Mr Malik has also been given additional charge of Zonal Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB), Karnal.
          Meenakshi Dahiya, Joint Director (Admn.), Agriculture and Secretary, Right to Service Commission has been posted as Inquiry Officer, HSAMB, Panchkula, Joint Director (Admn.) and Deputy Secretary, Women and Child Development Department. 
          Meenaxee Raj, Deputy Secretary, Raj Bhavan has been posted as Joint Director (Admn.) and Deputy Secretary, Urban Local Bodies vice Samwartak Singh Khangwal.
          Mahesh Kumar, City Magistrate, Bhiwani has been posted as Officer on Special Duty to Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department against a newly created post.
          Paramjeet Chahal, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Sirsa has been posted as such at Hisar against vacant post.
          Alka Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram has been posted as Additional Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority vice Jaibir Singh Arya.
          Ashutosh Rajan, Vigilance Officer, HAFED has been given additional charge of General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Chandigarh against a vacant post.
          Satyawan Singh Mann, Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad, Dadri has been posted as City Magistrate, Jind vice Manish Kumar Phogat.
          Ashwani Kumar, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as City Magistrate, Jhajjar vice Vijay.
          Rajiv Parshad, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula has been posted as Joint Director (Admn.), Secondary Education and Deputy Secretary, School Education against vacant post.
          Manish Kumar Phogat, City Magistrate, Jind has been posted as City Magistrate, Charkhi Dadri vice Amar Deep Singh.
          Sushil Kumar-III, City Magistrate, Kaithal has been given additional charge of Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal relieving Shakti Singh of the said charge.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Four UHBVNL Superintending Engineers promoted

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 19
The Haryana Government has promoted four Superintending Engineers of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) to the rank of Chief Engineer with immediate effect. 
         While stating this here today, a spokesman of UHBVNL said that those promoted included Mr D.V.S Dhankar, Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma, Mr T.K Sharma and Mr H.P Sharma. 
       He said that after promotion, Mr D.V.S Dhankar has been posted as Chairperson, Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum (CGRF), UHBVN Kurukshetra whereas; Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma has been posted as Chief Engineer (MM), UHBVN, Panchkula. He said that Mr T.K Sharma has been posted as Chief Engineer, Operations, UHBVN Panchkula and Mr H.P Sharma as Chief Engineer, Commercial, UHBVN Panchkula.
       He said that meanwhile Mr Raj Pal Singh, Chief Engineer, Commercial, UHBVN, Panchkula with duel charge of Chief Engineer (PD&C), Panchkula has been posted as Chief Engineer (PD&C), UHBVN Panchkula against a vacant post.

 Meanwhile, Manish Kumar Lohan, Deputy Secretary, Haryana Public Service Commission and Flying Squad Officer, Excise and Taxation Department has been relieved of the charge of Flying Squad Officer, Excise and Taxation Department, with immediate effect.
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Amendments in Haryana Building Code-2017 approved

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 19
The Haryana Government has approved certain amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017 during the process of its implementation and also in view of Ease of Doing Business.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Town and Country Planning Department said that any person intending to erect or re-erect building would apply on Form BRS-I along with documents to the competent authority for approval of building plans of buildings falling in low and moderate risk categories under self-certification to the competent authority for intimation. The applicant may initiate construction immediately after submission of the application and documents, he added.
          He said that the competent authority would conduct single joint inspection by constituting a team of officials and officers including those of other Government departments for their respective services of the site or buildings, wherever required, in the stages of pre-construction, during construction and post construction. The competent authority would ensure that the same inspector would not inspect the same site or building in consecutive stages.
          The spokesman said that the inspection team would conduct inspection of site or building on a day specified by the competent authority in the order issued and submit or upload online single inspection report within 48 hours to competent authority. The competent authority may refer standard report format for single Joint Inspection or else may draft its own format. The authority at any stage that is approval of building plan, DPC level and grant of occupation certificate, if requires, case to case basis, may ask for an affidavit from the applicant, as per standard format, he further added.
          He said that the competent authority would pass an order within a period of 20 days of submission of building plans, accompanied by all necessary documents either sanctioning or rejecting it. The building plan would be deemed to be sanctioned, if it is in conformity with building Code and in accordance with the permitted land use of the area and all leviable fee or charges have been deposited by the applicant but no orders have been passed by the competent authority within the specified time. 
          He said that the owner or the Architect, in case of self certification would submit a certification from an Architect or by himself, in case of self certification, that the construction of building upto DPC level is as per sanctioned plan. The competent authority would verify the certification and would issue consent or comments within seven days of receiving the certification. The DPC certificate would deem to be accepted, if it is in conformity with the Code, but no consent or comments have been passed by competent authority within specified time.
          He said that after receipt of application, the competent authority would communicate in writingwithin 18 days, his decision for grant or refusal of such permission for occupation of the building. The e-register would be maintained for maintaining record in respect of Occupation Certificate.
          The spokesman said that the owner who had applied under Code 2.2 and having building under Low Risk Category would submit an application to competent authority for grant of occupation certificate and along with completion drawings and certificate along with the documents. These documents included detail of compoundable violations from the approved building plans, if any in the building, jointly signed by the owner, architect and structural engineer, along with demand draft of the due payment for composition charges of such violations at the rates determined by the competent authority.
          He said that both the owner and architect would give a self-certification that no provision of the Haryana Building Code, 2017 has been violated excluding compoundable violations. Photographs of front, side, rear setbacks, front and rear elevation of the building would be submitted along with photographs of essential areas like cut outs and shafts from the roof top. An uneditable compact disc or DVD containing all photographs would also be submitted.
          He said that the competent authority would issue an occupation certificate within eight working days of receipt of the form duly complete in all respect and accompanied with the required completion drawings forms and affidavits. He said that if no communication is received from the competent authority within eight working days of submitting the application for “Occupation Certificate”, the owner is permitted to occupy building, considering deemed issuance of “Occupation Certificate” and the application form would act as “Occupation Certificate”: provided violations, if found at any subsequent stage, would result in cancellation of the occupation certificate issued and the same would be restored only after removal of violations. Further, action against the architect would also be taken for furnishing a wrong certificate or affidavit.
          He said that no person would occupy or allow any other person to occupy any new building or a part thereof for any purpose whatsoever until such building or a part thereof has been certified by the competent authority as having been completed and an occupation certificate has been issued in his favour within the above mentioned period. However, minimum percentage of permissible covered area for industrial plotted colony only as mentioned would have to be constructed to obtain occupation certificate or as decided by the competent authority, by recording reasons in writing. He said that for upto two acres site area, the minimum percentage of the permissible covered area would be 25 per cent, whereas it would be 20 per cent for the area above two acres and upto five acres. Similarly, the minimum percentage of the permissible covered area would be 15 per cent for the site area of above five acres and upto 10 acres and it would be 10 per cent for the site area of above 10 acres.
          He said that no occupation certificate would be issued unless debris and rubbish consequent upon the construction has been cleared from the site and its surroundings. The owner who had applied under Code 2.2 and having building under Moderate Risk Category would submit an application to competent authority for grant of occupation certificate along with completion drawings, completion certificate along with the required documents. If no communication is received from the competent authority within eight working days of submitting the application for “Occupation Certificate”, the owner is permitted to occupy building, considering deemed issuance of “Occupation Certificate” and the application form would act as “Occupation Certificate”. Provided violations, if found at any subsequent stage, would result in cancellation of the occupation certificate issued. The same would be restored only after removal of violations. Further, action against the architect would also be taken for furnishing a wrong certificate or affidavit.
          He said that no person would occupy or allow any other person to occupy any new building or a part thereof for any purpose whatsoever until such building or a part thereof has been certified by the competent authority as having been completed and an occupation certificate has been issued in his favour within the above mentioned period. No occupation certificate would be issued unless debris and rubbish consequent upon the construction has been cleared from the site and its surroundings.
          He said that for fast track building plan approval, the competent authority would approve building plans considering the risk based classification of buildings depending upon height. The buildings are categorized in three risk categories that are Low Risk, Moderate Risk and High Risk. He said that the Low Risk category includes plotted residential and commercial sites having maximum permissible height upto 15 metres and area upto 1000 square metres; industrial buildings of all sizes and height. Moderate Risk category includes commercial sites having maximum permissible height upto 15 metres and area from 1001 square metres to 2000 square metres, whereas the High Risk category consists of buildings other than building stated above.
          He said that the Department has invited suggestions from the general public and all other stakeholders regarding the amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017. The suggestions could be forwarded through e-mail within a period of 30 days to Director, Town and Country Planning, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: tcpharyana1@gmail.com and Architect, Headquarter, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: architect.hqhs.tcp@gmail.com.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

HARTRON signs MoU with CSC E-Governance Services India Limited

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 17
The Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSC E-Governance Services India Limited for setting up CSC Academy, which will be responsible for meeting the training-related needs of the CSC-ecosystem and the masses in the rural areas of the state.
    .          Under the MoU, CSC E-Governance Services India Limited would establish CSC Academy to impart training and HARTRON would put in place a cooperative arrangement for offering online education courses offered by CSC Academy and HARTRON through CSC network.
        It will also facilitate outreach of government services through CSCs and provide a monitoring framework for collaborative decision-making processes with state designated agencies (SDAs) and service centre agencies (SCAs).

      The other objectives includes catalyzing and maintaining content aggregation on an ongoing basis to enable government functioning through CSCs, facilitating G2C service readiness, monitoring the outcomes being achieved by the CSCs, building capacity of all stakeholders, facilitating deployment of services and engaging SDA, SCA and village level entrepreneurs.
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CM announces slew of incentives for labourers,

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 17
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today announced a slew of incentives for labourers, including hike in the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers from January 1, 2016; new ESI hospitals and dispensaries; raised the amount given to disabled workers and on the marriage of daughters of registered labourers under the Kanyadan Yojana, and doubled the amount given in case of death of a worker outside the work premises.
           He made these and some other announcements while speaking at the state level Labour Day function organized in Sonipat today. Every year September 17 would be celebrated as ‘Rajkiya Shram Divas’ along with Vishwakarma Jayanti, he added.
        The Chief Minister announced increase in the minimum wages given to unskilled workers working in government departments under DC rate from Rs 8,100 to Rs 9,260; semi-skilled workers from Rs 9,000 to Rs 10,286; skilled workers from Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,430; and highly skilled workers from Rs 11,000 to Rs 12,570 per month. The benefit of the increased wages would be given to them from January 1, 2016.

        Mr. Manohar Lal said a new 100-bedded ESI hospital would be opened at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district and a150- bedded hospital  at Bawal. The 80-bedded ESI hospital in Jagadhari, 50-bedded ESI hospital in Faridabad, and 75- bedded ESI hospital in Panipat would be upgraded to the level of 100- bedded hospitals.
          A new building would be constructed for the Directorate of ESI in Sector 14, Panchkula. It would be for ESI dispensary in Industrial Area Phase-I, Panchkula. Besides, new buildings would be constructed for ESI dispensaries in Barhi and Rai. New ESI dispensaries would be opened at Barsat Road in Panipat district, Jhandali in Jhajjar district  and Mahendragarh. Also, new ESI dispensaries would be opened in Naraingarh and 11 other areas.

        Earlier, Mr Manohar Lal inaugurated seven projects and laid foundation stones of six projects worth Rs 68.49 crore for Soniopat district. He also inaugurated first government canteen by launching the Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana where labour would get nutritious food at low cost. Such canteens would be opened in each district of the state. He also announced that 60,000 sewing machines would be given to women labourers.
        The Chief Minister distributed Rs 32.12 crore to 40,566 labourers under various schemes. These included Rs 1.77 crore transferred directly into bank accounts of 1,525 beneficiaries under various schemes of the Labour Welfare Board, including the Kanyadan Yojana and assistance to membes of the families of  deceased labourers, and assistance of Rs 29.25 crore to 39,019 labourers.

         Apart from this, ‘Shram Ratna Puraskar’ of Rs 1 lakh was given to Ms Usha Thakur, ‘Shram Bhushan Puraskar’ of Rs 50,000 each was given to Ms. Sudha Sharma and Mr. Rajender Singh, and ‘Shram Veer Puraskar’ of Rs 20,000 each to Ms. Neeru Bali and Mr. Rajender Chauhan. Also, the outstanding five players at the state level labour sports were given awards amounting to Rs 57,300. On this occasion, the Chief Minister gave away Rs 50 lakh to 10 labourers under Silicosis Rehabilitation Policy and Rs 15.74 lakh to 12 labourers under various schemes of the Labour Welfare Board.
        He also announced to increase the minimum wages limit being given to ‘Anshdata Shramik’ (workers) under the Cycle Scheme, LTC Scheme and Sewing Machine Scheme of the Haryana Labour Welfare Board from Rs 10,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. In case of death of a worker caused due to any reason outside work premises, Rs 2 lakh would be given instead of Rs 1 lakh.

       Similarly, the amount given to disabled workers according to their disability percentage has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh, from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh and Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. The disability pension which was earlier Rs 300 has now been increased to Rs 3,000 per month.
        The Chief Minister said under the Kanyadan Yojana, the amount would now be given to a registered labourer at his door-step three days before the marriage of his daughter. Similarly, the amount under Kanyadan Yojana being given to a registered labourer on the marriage of his son has now been increased from Rs 11,000 to Rs 21,000.

    The amount given to registered labourers for purchasing tools every three years has now been increased from Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000. Apart from this, provision of ‘Dharmik Yatra’ (religious tour) would also be made for all registered labourers, he added.
        Speaking on the occasion, the Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, said development of labourers was necessary to ensure development of the country. The previous governments had not paid any attention towards the upliftment of the labourers, whereas the present state government has launched various schemes for labourers during it’s three-year tenure.
         The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Nayab Singh, said the present state government had introduced both online and offline registration system for labourers to ensure that no one remained deprived of the benefits of government schemes. At present, more than 5.62 lakh labourers are registered and are availing themselves of the benefits of various schemes of the department.

         The present state government has so far given assistance of about Rs 220 crore under various schemes to 2.46 lakh labourers whereas during the tenure of the previous state government, assistance of only Rs 28.55 crore was given to 19,841 labourers.
        On this occasion, Mr. Manohar Lal, Mrs. Kavita Jain and Mr. Nayab Singh, Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar, Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Grover, and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar, wished the  Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, happy birthday and prayed for his long life.
        Others present on the occasion included, Members of Parliament, Mr. Ramesh Kaushik and Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria, Chairperson, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mrs. Krishna Gahlawat, and other dignitaries.

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Installation of CCTV cameras among students safety measures

CHANDIGARH, SEPT 17
Schools in Haryana will have to install CCTV cameras covering entire premises, to constitute safety committees, ensure safe to and fro transportation facility for students and take steps in generating awareness among the students’ on good touch and bad touch as well as internet hazards. 
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of School Education Department said that these and other safety regulations has been approved for all schools functional in the state.
          He said that all schools, whether  government for private, would have to mandatorily install CCTV cameras at entry and exit points of the school, in all corridors and staircases, library, infirmary, auditorium, inside elevators, dining halls, sports rooms, computer labs, entrance to classrooms, entrance to toilets, sports fields, swimming pools, areas where buses assemble, entry and exit point of premises, any point on the outer perimeter or wall which is vulnerable, and which could show footage of persons attempting to gain entry to the premises, especially covering persons outside the main entrance. 
          He said that all school would have to constitute District Safety Committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Committee at Sub divisional level head by Sub Divisional Magistrate and School Safety Committee under the chairmanship of Principal to ensure implementation of the regulations on safety norms and to provide for a standing mechanism to have supportive supervision of the schooling system.
          Besides, a number of safety measures on school buses, bus incharge should ensure that all drivers attend a refresher training session every 6 months.
i) Buses should be painted yellow and have the words 'School Bus', name of school and route number displayed prominently. 
ii) Buses should not have curtains or dark films. They should have internal white lighting and activities in the bus should be visible from the outside. 
iii) Buses should have a valid certificate of fitness, pollution and insurance certificate. 
iv) Buses should have horizontal grills on the windows. 
v) Buses should have a first-aid box. 
vi) Buses should have a fire extinguisher. 
vii) Buses should have working speed-governors and should not be driven at a speed of over 30 kmph. 
viii) Buses should not carry more than the specified number of children permissible as per capacity and permit. 
ix) Buses should have a qualified driver and conductor. 
x) Bus drivers should possess a valid driving license with minimum 5 years' experience of driving a heavy vehicle. 
xi) The driver should have no previous record of any traffic offences or challans. 
xii) The driver must be reminded to strictly follow all traffic rules and use safe driving habits; specifically he must never use mobiles while driving. xiii) The school bus shall have painted on it valid telephone numbers and e-mail ids of the bus-in-charge as well as the school principal/Admin head for feedback in case of improper driving; it should be updated in case of change of number. This information must be displayed even if the bus is a contract bus and it is the responsibility of the Bus-in-charge to ensure this is complied with. 
xiv) The School Bus-in-charge must ensure that the bus is being driven only by the authorized driver at all times on the route viewing of bus CCTV footage. 
xv) The School Bus-in-charge should ensure that all 
drive.rs attend a refresher training session every 6 months. 
xvi) Due action must be taken against any driver/conductor where warranted, which may include removal of the driver from services if it is a case of dangerous driving. 
xvii) The person who made the complaint must be informed of the action taken based on the complaint within 3 days.
 xviii) These complaints must be reviewed by the Administrator of the school as soon as possible. 
xix) In case there is a request during school hours to pick up a child (who normally uses the bus) due to an emergency, such exit should not be permitted if the person is not the parent/guardian him/herself, even if they are carrying the identity card, until and unless this has been specifically verified with the parent. Especially if the person is a driver/maid or any other relative, such pick-up may be permitted only once the school has verified this with the parent. 
xx) Children reaching school by bus should have a safe passage from the bus to the school premises. Ideally, the bus should stop within the boundary wall of the premises. If access makes this impossible, then there must be school guards present to ensure safe passage of children from bus drop point to school gate and every single bus has been emptied and no child has remained in a bus, before the buses move to park or leave the premises as may be the case.
 xxi) At dispersal time, children of classes KG to 2 must be accompanied to the school bus in a group by a designated representative. 
xxii) Every bus should have one female teacher and one female helper/ didi present on the route. Therefore presence of an adult female is essential before the first student boards the bus at the start of the journey and also till the last student gets off at the end of the journey.
xxiii) Attendance of all children on that route must be taken by the teacher in charge of the bus at the start of the journey and at departure time. 
xxiv) In case a child who usually travels by bus is being picked up by the parent for some reason, this should be done only after due procedure of request for special departure from parent to the Class teacher, and a specific gate pass signed by the Busin-charge. This gate pass is required to be given at the gate when the parent leaves with the child (if in Class 5 or below) or by the child him/herself (if in Class 6 and above). 
xxv) Routing should be accordingly planned so that the first and last child is not a female. 
xxvi) Routing of the bus should be planned so that children are dropped as close as possible to their residence. 
xxvii) The bus driver should ensure that the doors of the bus are closed before he begins moving, children are seated and that no child is directly in front of the doors even when closed. Conductor/helper should also ensure that there is no hindrance in passageways and all emergency exits are clear. 
xxviii) When children, especially those in Class 5 and below, get off at their bus-stop at/near their homes, it is imperative that they are not left alone on the road but must be handed over only to the parent/maid or authorized representative upon showing the identify card in their custody.
 xxix) Once all children are dropped at their stoppage, the female teacher or female attendant, who is the last to get off, must report to the Bus-in-charge confirming that the route is completed and all children safely dropped off. 
xxx) The Bus-in-charge will routinely monitor that all routes are being adhered to or by frequent monitoring of GPS tracking, as the case may be. xxxi) The location of the stop should also be such that inconvenience to smooth flow of other traffic is minimized - i.e. it should not stop in front of a gate or bus-stop or block a turning, as more cars/buses crowd also increases safety risk for children besides creating inconvenience to others. xxxii) If however the location is such that it is not possible to stop without blocking other vehicles, then under such circumstances, a clear priority shall be given to the bus/vehicle that is loading/unloading school children, while other vehicles may wait their turn to enter/exit/cross the access point till the children are safely out of the way. The conductor with his whistle will play the manual role of ensuring other vehicles wait (which could also be performed by flashing lights or movable yellow arrows fitted on the bus if this more advanced signaling is feasible). 
xxxiii) Whenever any vehicle is reversed then another staff/ helper should ensure that no child is in the vicinity of such activity. 
Journey not by School Bus i) Children from Class 5 or below should not be allowed to leave the school premises on their own but must be picked up from the designated spot within the premises by the parent/authorized representative after showing the parent's identity card.
 ii) In case the parent who usually picks up the child cannot come to pick up their wards at the last minute for some reason, they must compulsorily inform the school teacher concerned (or the Admin in charge) through SMS or phone, if not informed already in writing through the child by a note or diary where this was known in advance. They may then authorize someone else to pick up their child who must carry the identity card.
 iii) In case there is a request during school hours to pick up a child due to an emergency, such exit should not be permitted if the person is not the parent/guardian him/herself, even if they are carrying the identity card, until and unless this has been specifically verified with the parent. Especially if the person is a driver/maid or any other relative, such pick-up may be permitted only once the school has verified this'with the parent. 
iv) School guards at dispersal area should not leave till pick-up of the last student to prevent any single case of a child waiting alone on a public road. - 8 / 23 - Director Secondary Education 
v) School guards should be trained at alertness to watch for any undesirable characters who may be loitering in the area, particularly faces seen frequently even if they have no reason to be present. It is the school's responsibility to bring this to the attention of local police station, who will liaise with the concerned authorities to rectify this. 
vi) In case of students travelling by private vans hired directly by parents, the concerned parents may contact Traffic Police directly in case they are concerned about any violation by these private vehicles which may risk safety of the children.
 Safe School Campus A student spends a large part of his day in the schools. Various kinds of activities like academics, sports, extra-curricular activities, functions etc. are participated in by him. The atmosphere in and around all these activities is required to be conducive and safe. 
General Discipline i) Entry/ exit of all persons in the school should be logged clearly with their in and out times specified, so that at any point, there is a clear record of both insiders and outsiders present on the premises. There should be only one entry/ exit point to the premises. 
ii) Daily attendance of students will be recorded through the class teachers at the beginning of each day and after lunch break must be ensured. 
iii) A separate register should be maintained for visitors or parents, including the name of the visitor, address, telephone no., purpose and person being met, in and out time, signature. 
iv) The identity cards should have a photograph of the child with name, class 85 section, blood group, names and mobile numbers of parents. If the child uses a bus, bus route number should also be indicated. 
v) Identity cards must be worn by all children, irrespective of whether they travel by school bus or some other shared transport or cycle or walk to school, or whether they are being dropped and picked up by the parents/ other arrangement.
 vi) The identity cards must be issued to all the staff members (Teaching 8s Non-teaching) and to be worn mandatorily during their duty hours. 
vii) Walls around the school must be high enough to prevent any scaling; schools with lower walls must raise height of wall. Access to areas like bus area, gym, swimming pools, sports rooms/ fields, canteen, toilets, parking lots, terrace etc. should be confined to persons whose presence in the area is required, and are therefore specifically authorized to have access to these areas. 
viii) Parents or other visitors may not have free access across premises during school hours, and if their entry is necessitated (for children with special needs), they must be accompanied so that their access is limited and monitored. 
ix) Likewise, students too should not have free access to wander around premises during school timings, and should be made to understand which areas are out of bounds and at what times it is permitted for them to be in specific areas. 
x) Every classroom must have open windows that permit viewing into the classroom. 
xi) There should be separate toilets for girls and boys, for teachers, and for support staff. The Support staff in particular should not be allowed to use toilets meant for children, even if they are assisting in this section.
 xii) Staff managing toilets should only be female. No male staff should be present on school premises in support roles like toilet cleaners/ attendants. xiii) Special care and extreme caution are required in swimming pool areas; strict supervision at all times is a must to prevent any case of drowning; at no time must any child be left unattended in or in the vicinity of the swimming pool. 
xiv) In case children have to stay back for after school activities, there should be a reliable authorized adult in charge, preferably a permanent teacher who takes responsibility to ensure safety of children till the final dispersal. 
xv) Absence of students: It is recommended that the school puts in place a system to ensure absence of a child from school is noted early in the day which makes it easier in case of accident/kidnapping. If a child is not attending school, the parents must inform the teacher by email or sms not later than 10 minutes after the official start of school. 
xvi) No entry of plumbers, electricians, carpenters, labourers, etc. is to be permitted on premises during school hours even if a new wing is being constructed, unless it is to attend to an emergency, in which case the person must be accompanied by a school admin. All children must be taught in open classrooms, the doors of which should not be locked under any circumstances.
 Awareness and Publicity It is important to create an awareness among all sections of personnel associated with a school, namely Children, Staff (teaching/non-teaching) and Parents about the risks involved with regard to child safety and simple preventive measures that can be taken to reduce these risks. 
Children The school must take steps in generating awareness among the students directly on the following important issues.
 i) Creating awareness of bullying, other forms of physical or sexual abuse: Most children may not be aware of the dangers they are exposed to, a result of two factors - their innocent minds and their trusting personalities. While care must be taken not to instill such terror in them that they are fearful of simple day-to-day living, it is essential to give them enough of an idea of some evils that do lurk and what they can do to prevent them. Bullying as a concept is easily understood and far easier for the school to put inputs in place, as part of its Anti-bullying policy. 
General Awareness and Counselling The counselling studies have stressed on the importance of inculcation of the following concepts in the minds of the innocent children.
Good touch, Bad touch - a child, even as young as 2 or 3 must be told about the difference between good touch and bad touch (also explained as safe and unsafe touch), and specific parts of the body which should not be touched or circumstances which makes these exceptions okay (specifically only mother giving bath, doctor examining in presence of parent, etc). The child must understand that if the touch makes him/ her uncomfortable, s/he must report it, and must be encouraged to report feeling uncomfortable from a very early age.
Stranger safety- children from a small age, even as young as two, must be trained to be careful of strangers and never talk to strangers, but most importantly, never go anywhere with a stranger. Children must be given specific examples that they must never go with a stranger even if they are told that the mother/ father asked him to pick them up because of xyz reason. Also that all strangers may not grab them, but some may entice them with sweets/ice-cream and they should not fall into this trap. 
Yell, Run & Tell - this simple mantra must be taught to every child. It explains what to do if someone touches you or comes close to touch you in a way that makes you uncomfortable or scared. First step - yell loudly (this has the dual purpose of attracting attention of anyone nearby as well as giving the perpetrator the clear message that s/he cannot get away with this and must stop immediately). Second step - run as fast as you can, to put maximum distance between you and the perpetrator. Third step - Tell - be sure to talk to your teacher/friend/parents about this so that action can be taken.
Awful acquaintances: Children should also be made aware that it is not only strangers who may cross the line with bad touch, but it is often known persons as well who could do this, after making them promise to keep the secret. They must be encouraged to share this immediately with a trusted adult. 
Internet hazards and importance of not disclosing personal details to internet strangers, who could in fact be predators living in the area and using a false identity; encouraging them to share with parents any such contacts they are uncomfortable with so that the parent can guide them make sensible decisions. Children are require to be sensitized against internet/ cyberbullying/ abuse on facebook/ twitter/ youtube etc., by circulation of undesirable/objectionable material by school children or staff involving school children. Also, against misuse of electronic/telephonic media at schools leading to obscene emails/ texts /videos/ etc. during or after school hours by students or staff involving school children
Elimination of suppression- Many children believe that it is better to remain silent rather than report an offence to themselves or others, for the following reasons: They believe they may get into trouble or get a scolding if they report, hence they prefer to remain silent. They may see threat that, if they tell, they will be killed/harmed or are blackmailed into silence by some other threat. A lot of children know instinctively that, when someone tries to abuse them physically, something is wrong. To their innocent minds however, it is not clear who the wrongdoer is. They are not clear that the problem is not with them but with the other person, so mistakenly assume they may be part of the problem and therefore remain silent. 
Road Safety A basic sense of road safety must be taught to children as early as possible in the classroom. Inputs would be age-appropriate, namely: for very small children, inputs must include

i.        never to walk on a road without an adult
ii.         when walking with an adult, always to walk on the inner side of the road, not on the side of the traffic
iii.        wherever possible, use the pavement
iv.        never run across a road; while crossing, walking is better so oncoming vehicles find it easier to predict your path
v.         v) how to cross a road - look right, then left, then right again (many adults themselves do not follow the second two steps, and therefore the child being aware of this is a good way for a child to take responsibility and remind the adult)
vi.        vi) Always use seat-belts; never stand in front seat of a car. Apart from the above, and especially for older children, basics of pedestrian safety must be explained including:
vii.        vii) always be alert when walking on a road that you are not in the path of any oncoming traffic
viii.        viii) never use headphones or mobiles while walking/cycling on the road; focus completely on traffic and your own safety
ix.        never walk behind a vehicle or bus that is reversing; preferably wait till it has stopped moving or cross from the front of the vehicle rather than behind it
x.        If you must move between cars parked on the road, make sure you walk on the inner side rather than the outer side of the parked cars, to reduce proximity to moving vehicles.
xi.        For children who may cycle or walk to school, basic road precautions must also be explained, including right of way, hand signals, etc.
xii.        All children must be taught basic traffic rules, so they can influence the adults who drive them, and also imbibe this discipline for when they begin driving. They must specifically learn to never jump red lights and respect signals, use seatbelts/helmets, never over-speed or drive the wrong way, while using phones or after drinking alcohol.
xiii.        Dangers of underage driving - The school must impress upon older students the dangers of underage driving and driving without a license, either by motorbikes, cars etc. They should be made aware that this is a clear offence and of their responsibilities to abide by these rules from a safety perspective. The school should also make them aware of preventive measures in place to ensure there is no underage driving.
xiv.        any student older than 18 must be made to understand the critical importance of helmets/ seatbelts, strict adherence to speed limits, traffic signals, etc. to prevent fatalities common among youngsters. 5.4. Self-Defence Many children, especially those of smaller build or girls, tend to feel far more confident if they have exposure to some form of self-defence. It is therefore recommended that the school organize self-defence classes for children of all classes as part of its curriculum and ensure every child is aware of some basic form of self-defence.
Legal Literacy Legal literacy clubs are to be formed in every school through which students must be made aware of their legal rights and duties under the Constitution of India. Relevant aspects of the school safety policy, the POCSO Act, Juvenile Justice Act, and other provisions of law that cover crimes against women and children, and road safety provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act must be discussed with students to make them aware and alert about the subject of safety, their responsibilities to adhere to the provisions on rights/penalties, if any.
Teachers Teachers are the most important human resource whose positive interventions in generations and maintenance of a safe and conducive academic environment work wonders. The right attitude and owning up the responsibility for smooth functioning of the school can play valuable role. 
Understanding Responsibilities Every teacher must be made aware of responsibilities as protector of children in his/her custody, and carry out the same with diligence. Teachers are particularly well-placed to observe and monitor children for signs of abuse, to recognize and respond to such abuse. They are the main caregivers to children outside the family and have close contact with children on a regular basis and accordingly can play a key role to prevent/detect abuse. Some aspects to ensure this: 
Responsibilities Apart from responsibilities relating to education and imparting knowledge and skills to children, every teacher has additional responsibilities as care-giver to the child, specifically: i) To ensure that the child comes to no harm, especially during the time the children are assigned to him/her ii) To assist the child in developing self-esteem, confidence, independence of thought and the necessary skills to cope with possible threats to their personal safety, both within and outside the school iii) To encourage a climate of open communication with children so that information about abuse/violence with any child does not remain `secret' till too late, but problems are reported early and can get nipped in the bud. Students are more likely to turn to trusted adults for help in resolving problem in a climate of safety, and the teacher must make children feel safe in their interactions with him/her. iv) To report any aspects that are at risk with regard to arrangements that should have been in place to protect the child from any danger or harm, so that any lapse could be immediately rectified, thereby preventing the dangers from happening/recurring v) To report any untoward incident that may come to their attention either directly or indirectly 
Punishing Child While it is the role of a teacher to make the child understand the need for discipline and accordingly face consequences for lapses, care must be taken that such consequences do not cross the line by way of being very harsh punishments that are damaging to the physical or mental health of the child. Accordingly, teachers must clearly be made to understand which disciplinary techniques are permissible and which are not. 
Violence Pulling the child's hair, or physical hitting, punching, throwing a book or chalk at the child or hurting him/her in any way must strictly be avoided. 
Humiliation in other forms is also to be strictly avoided i) Denying the child food or water or toilet facilities ii) Forcing the child to stand in the sun iii) Removal of any item of clothing of the child and forcing them to stand in front of the class 6. Parents Parents are the most compassionate stakeholders of the school system. Their concerns and feedback are valuable for maintaining discipline and safety on the school campuses. i) Understanding of important roles: While it is difficult for the school to be responsible for the way parents behave, it is possible for the school management to communicate clear expectations to parents on policy matters relating to child safety, with the objective that parents and the school can jointly facilitate safety of children by partnering to convey the same messages to the child so there is no confusion in the child's mind. This could be communicated through a circular but is far better addressed through a session conducted specifically for parents by the School Counsellor for a couple of hours. Communication should include: ii) Responsibility of adherence to school systems/policies: Clear guidelines to parents on rules for entry/exit/identity cards/pickup/absentee intimation, etc. which parents must comply with. iii) Parents could use the opportunity of discussing with their children incidents reported in newspapers from time to time in an open manner, with a view to making children comfortable to bring up such topic in discussions (e.g. case of little girl molested by guard incondominium lift). The focus of these discussions should be what constitutes bad touch, what could have prevented such a situation, what would you do in such a situation, etc... 
School Counsellor i) In a school with girls, the School Counsellor must necessarily be a female. ii) The role of the Counsellor will be to prevent any problems from happening by advising the school management on specific interventions required and a close rapport with the children, and addressing problems if and when they do occur. iii) The Counsellor will handle any problem cases among children, be it simple problems of coping which create a sense of being unsafe, cases of bullying to cases of physical or sexual abuse. iv) The Counsellor must attempt to have a close rapport with children, and be seen as approachable, yet discreet; people should feel comfortable to approach him/ her with problems such as a girl being stalked, or a boy falling into bad company and wishing to get out but needing help. v) The Counsellor should visit each class at least once a term - even if for just half an hour, to connect with children, where appropriate discussions can take place, but more importantly, there is interaction between child and counsellor so that a rapport can be built. vi) The Counsellor should interact closely with class teachers to be updated on any particular children who are facing problems, so that the counsellor can then build a direct rapport with such children. vii) In case of any suspicion that a child is a possible case of abuse, the matter must immediately be brought to the attention of the Counsellor who will handle the child, and involve parents and senior management in a discreet manner. viii) In the absence of an appointed school Counsellor, the School Principal shall directly connect with a qualified counsellor who can be consulted in case of extreme problems. 
Helpline Every school shall have a Helpline number clearly displayed on Noticeboards and telephone lists, so that any child could approach this helpline confidentially in case of a problem. The helpline should ideally be a dedicated easy-to-remember number, but could also be an intercom number or the number of the Counsellor who will handle calls discreetly. In addition, children must be made aware to dial the Police Control Room(PCR) 100 in case of emergency. The Child Helpline 1098 must be publicized through notices as well. 8.1. Safety of Informers To maintain confidentiality of the complainant or person giving feedback in case of abuse or suspected abuse or any other feedback, anonymity shall be guaranteed. Accordingly, all anonymous complaints/feedback will also be accepted and acted upon by the School Safety Committee, whether received through any of the above means or by fax, telephone, mobile text message, WhatsApp, letter or any other means of communication. 
Frequency of Meetings i) The district level committee shall meet once in every three month or earlier, if need be. ii) The Sub-Divisional level committee shall meet every month or earlier, if need be. iii) The School Safety Committee(SSC) shall review the security apparatus of the school every week. .In case of any case of abuse, the SSC will meet immediately upon such a case coming up, and have relevant follow-up meetings to ensure the case is treated as closed in all respects. This includes punitive measures as appropriate to the abuser in question, assistance to the child and family by way of counselling, updating of personal records to reflect the misdemeanor of the person. 
Dealing with feedback/complaint Any case of physical abuse or bullying: this must be dealt with, or escalated if there is injury of a severe nature while ensuring the following critical procedures: i) Immediate actions: this must be immediately brought to the attention of the School Counsellor, Principal, parents of the child and appropriate remedial action taken to ensure the child is protected and the abuser/ bully is penalized and cautioned with strict warning or more serious punishment if warranted. ii) Confidentiality: the name of the victimized child must be kept confidential, except from those specific teachers/counsellors who may need to be aware so they can provide the necessary support. Likewise, the name of any other child/ children who helped in passing the feedback to the management must also remain confidential; this is to ensure that they are not victimized by any other affected parties in the system nor become the focus of unwanted attention. iii) Medical attention: depending on the extent of injury, the school must provide immediate first aid, and bring in a qualified medical practitioner if warranted, and if the extent of injury is serious, then it is the responsibility of the school management to rush the child to the nearest medical facility, while informing the parents of the extent of the crisis. iv) Transparency: Schools found withholding facts of how the stage of injury /condition was reached from the parents (e.g. child fainting after being slapped by teacher or made to stand in the sun without water as punishment) are liable for penal action, and a criminal arrest can be issued against the person responsible for the abuse as per the relevant law in place. v) Expert assistance: Depending on the severity of the case, an expert counsellor to assist parents/family may be brought in to guide the child/family on how to cope with the situation. The School Counsellor should play a key role. In the absence of the School Counsellor for any reason, assistance from a trained Counsellor must be taken immediately. vi) Mandatory Reporting: Immediate intimation to the local police station about the incident is also mandatory, especially if it involves serious injury to the child, or use of weapons such as knives, guns to ensure that suitable arrests can be made as applicable, and as a deterrent for future cases. vii)Time frame for action: the school must initiate investigations within the first 24 hours, whether or not it is a working day if it is severe case where there is injury to the child requiring medical attention; if it is a routine case, then investigations must begin by the first working day. An enquiry will be conducted by a team constituted by the school, with minimum 3 members of the SCC. The report must be submitted within 2 days. Punitive action must be taken against any person found guilty within 7 daysof the incident, and personal records updated accordingly. 
Special Attention for Children with Special Need Children with special needs are at far higher risk of abuse, particularly sexual abuse, because they are seen as soft targets for the following reasons: i) They are often not aware that they are victims of abuse because of limited sense of danger, and a limited understanding of sexuality or sexual behavior: ii) lack of mobility iii) high reliance on adults for many of their needs iv) having a variety of caregivers and care settings v) need for intimate care such as washing and toileting vi) Even if they are aware, they are less likely to report this because of poor communication skills/ limited verbal ability vii) Fear of not being believed as they often suffer from poor selfconfidence, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, powerlessness and limited assertiveness. Accordingly, special steps must be taken in case a school has any special needs students. The steps outlined below must also be strictly followed by any school for children with special needs, be it an integrated or exclusive school, including Child Development Centers, standalone Children Clinics, Learning Therapy Centers, Play Centers, Crèches, Early Intervention Centers, Assisted Living Homes, NGOs run exclusively for children with special needs in all categories of visual impairment, physical disability, cognitive-learning difficulties, speech impairment, hearing impairment, emotional and behavioral difficulties. These may be run by trained or semi-trained professionals or experts conducting therapy sessions with children for physical/ cognitive/ soft skill development. Regular schools that may admit students with special needs would also be bound by guidelines of this section. 
Training of Staff • i) Periodic sensitization and awareness campaigns/ seminars/talks on disabilities and special needs of children must be conducted for the entire school staff including administrative staff, support staff, etc. ii) It must be clearly communicated in no uncertain terms to support staff that no form of abuse will be tolerated while they are interacting with children, nor should they cross the thin line in handling children by demonstrating any behavior that is inappropriate. They are also required to report any incidence of abuse they may see while doing their jobs, including inappropriate touching by older children of vulnerable special-needs children, which must immediately be reported and addressed by the SSC. iii) The State Council of Educational Research 86 Training (SCERT) will redesign the curriculum of in-service training for teachers so as to include inputs on Safety Measures for preventing and tackling outbreak of fire and other similar calamities. iv) The District Institutes of Education 86 Training (DIETs) will also likewise take steps to appropriately modify their curriculum for preservice 86 in-service training for teachers. 
Interface with Police Reporting cases of abuse or serious injury: In the event of any case of abuse or physical injury to a child reported on the school premises, it is mandatory to immediately bring the same to the attention of the local police station. The police shall give top priority to every call from all schools. 
Failure to comply with directions If the managing committee fails to comply with the directions given under rule 189 the Director may, after considering the explanation or report, if any, given or made by the managing committee, take such action as he may deem fit, including:- 
(a) Stoppage of aid (in case of aided schools) 
(b) Withdrawal of recognition: 
(c) Taking over the managing committee of the private school. (d) Initiating criminal action for disobedience of an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant under the relevant Sections of Indian -Penal Code. 

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