HARYANA CABINET PROCEEDINGS

Chandigarh July 16: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved amendment in Haryana Municipal Act, 1973.

As per the amendment, the election of President in Municipal Councils and Municipal Committees will now be held directly by the eligible voters under the supervision and control of State Election Commission on the pattern of election of Mayors of Municipal Corporations. The provision has also been made in the Act that members of the House of the People and Legislative Assembly of a State will not have right to vote for the election and no confidence motion of the Vice President similar to the Corporation.

Similarly, provision has been made to ensure atleast one session of Municipality of atleast three days once in every six months in addition to the existing provisions of monthly meetings as mentioned in section 25 of the Municipal Act. The Cabinet also approved section 52 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, for the same purpose.

* Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the proposal of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department regarding transfer of land measuring 10 acres 2 kanal and 2 marla belonging to Haryana Agro Industries Corporation, Agro R and D Centre, Murthal to Maharana Pratap Horticulture University, Karnal at collector rate and existing assets at book value of Rs 2.90 crore for research and development in horticulture.

* Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the amendment in the proviso to section 4(4) of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act,1994 by way of an Ordinance for conducting the elections of newly constituted Municipal Corporations within five years from the date of their constitution.

*Haryana Government has decided to provide Job of Constable to Mr Vikas son of ESI Dharambir by giving relaxation in Haryana Compassionate Assistance to the Dependents of the Deceased Government Employees (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.

ESI Dharambir sustained bullet injuries in his head in the line of duty and he is still unconscious and in critical condition. A huge amount of about Rs 20 lakh has already been spent on his treatment but he is critical and there is little hope of his survival. Although, an amount to the tune of Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned for his treatment from Haryana Police Welfare Fund and other amount under medical reimbursement, the financial condition of the family is not sound enough to meet the treatment expenses of ESI Dharambir.

On September 8, 2017, a police Escort Party consisting of ESI Dharambir and seven other police officials were deployed for producing the accused before court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM), Mohindergarh (Narnaul). The accused tried to escape from the police custody and they succeeded despite best efforts of the police escort party. Meanwhile, five criminals came with arms and started indiscriminate firing on the police party and took away accused from the police custody. In this attack, ESI Dharambir and two other police officials sustained bullet injuries. ESI got bullet injuries in his head and he is still unconscious and in critical condition.

* Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the amendment in the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) Rules, 2008 in order to bring more similarity and uniformity with the pattern being adopted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

These Rules will be called the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019.

Now after the amendment, there will be 4 papers (3 compulsory and 1 optional) in the main written examination for the post of HCS (Executive Branch) and Allied Services. However, the list of 23 optional subjects and syllabus for compulsory and optional papers already notified by the State Government will remain unchanged. At present, the main written examination of HCS and Allied Services consist of 5 papers namely one paper for English, one for Hindi, one for General Studies and one paper each for two optional subjects to be chosen from the list of 23 optional subjects.

After this amendment, the main written examination comprising 4 papers will carry total 600 marks. While Paper I of English (including English essay) and Paper II Hindi (including Hindi Essay) (in Devnagri Script) will be of 100 marks each, Paper III of General Studies and Paper IV in one subject to be selected from the list of 23 optional subjects will carry 200 marks each respectively.

The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type and each paper will be of three hour’s duration. Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the language or literature papers, in English or Hindi.

* Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the draft of Haryana Law and Legislative Department (Group A) Service Rules, 2019.

As per the Rules, no person will be appointed to any post in the service by direct recruitment who is less than 21 years or more than 42 years of age on the last date of submission of application to the Commission.

Recruitment to the service will be made in the case of Deputy Legal Remembrancer and Deputy Secretary by promotion from amongst Assistant Legal Remembrancer or by transfer or deputation of an officer already in the service of any state government or the Government of India.

Similarly, recruitment to the service will be made in the case of Legislative Officer (Hindi) and Deputy Secretary by promotion from amongst Deputy Legislative Officer (Hindi) or by transfer or deputation of an officer already in the service of any state government or the Government of India.

In case of Under Secretary (General), recruitment to the service will be made by promotion from amongst Superintendent (General)/Private Secretary or by transfer or deputation of an officer already in the service of any state government or the Government of India.

In case of Deputy Legislative Officer (Hindi), recruitment to the service will be made by promotion from amongst Codification and Publication Officer (Hindi) or Assistant Legislative Officer (Hindi) or by direct recruitment or by transfer or deputation of an officer already in the service of any state government or the Government of India.

In the case of Assistant Legal Remembrancer, recruitment to the service will be made by promotion from amongst Codification and Publication Officer (English) or Superintendent (Legal) or by direct recruitment or by transfer or deputation of an officer already in the service of any state government or the Government of India.

* Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved the proposal for the implementation of a new rail project to connect Palwal to Sonipat at a cost of Rs 5,566 crore under the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project.

The Cabinet also approved debt share of Rs 3,340 crore including Rs 2,800 crore as EAP loan from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). It also authorised Chief Minister to approve any changes or modifications, which arise during consultation with Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (HRIDC)/Government of India or for removing difficulties and bottlenecks in the implementation of Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project.

Considering the upfront revenue of Rs 795 crore from Transit Oriented Development (TOD) during construction, the net cost is estimated at Rs 4,771 crore. Out of this, 70 per cent is debt that is Rs 3,340 crore and 30 per cent is equity that is Rs 1,431 crore. Out of this total equity, the equity share of HRIDC will be Rs 644 crore, Rs 215 crore of HSIIDC, Rs 71.5 crore of GMDA and Rs 500.5 crore of private sectors including Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., All Cargo and JM Baxi Group.

Out of the equity of HRIDC, Rs 315.56 crore of the equity will be provided by Indian Railways and Rs 328.44 crore of the equity by the state government.

The Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to Sonipat is being implemented by HRIDC, a joint venture of Ministry of Railways and the state government. The total route length of the project is 121.742 kms and total project cost including land acquisition and interest during construction is Rs 5,566 crore. It will have 17 stations including 14 new stations and three existing stations, 23 major waterway bridges, 195 minor waterway bridges and three rail flyovers. Apart from this, it will have two road over bridge and 153 road under bridge.

The rail corridor will enable running of passenger trains on this route, which will directly connect region of Gurugram with capital of State that is Chandigarh, bypassing Delhi, leading to reduced travel time. Also, it will enable running trains like Shatabdi Superfast Express on this route bypassing Delhi so as to provide fast, reliable, safe and comfortable journey to the people of the State. Besides, the project will facilitate running of trains from Gurugram or Faridabad to various parts of the State.

The project will also facilitate the diversion of goods traffic not meant for Delhi and will help in developing multimodal hubs in NCR region of Haryana. It will open up unserved areas of the State, thereby enhancing economic and social activity of the State.

The project has buoyant traffic, revenues and high operating margin and it is ideally suited for commercial financing models. The project has witnessed solid interest amongst key government stakeholders and major industries in the project influence zone. HSIIDC, the Industrial Development Corporation and Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), the local administrative body of Gurugram, have confirmed their interest to participate in the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project as equity shareholders. Private parties like Maruti Suzuki, All Cargo Logistics and JM Baxi Group have expressed their interest in the project with equity contribution.

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Haryana Government has decided to organise ‘The India Korea Golf Meet’ on July 19, 2019 at Gurugram.

Chandigarh, July 16– With a view to develop better business relations with Korean Investors through game of golf, the Haryana Government has decided to organise ‘The India Korea Golf Meet’ on July 19, 2019 at Gurugram. CEOs of 25 top Korean companies and representatives of Korean Embassy alongwith Secretaries from Government of India and Departments of Haryana Government will participate in this event.

Usually seminars and conferences are organised for developing business relations but promoting Korean investment through golf is innovative and out of box idea of the Haryana Government. Invest India, a national investment promotion and facilitation agency and Government of Haryana are the organisers of this unique event. On behalf of the state government, Department of Industries and Commerce will make arrangements for organising the game and the venue is DLF Golf and Country Club on Golf Course Road in DLF-5 of Gurugram.

The Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Mr Devender Singh said that the India Korea Golf Meet is a unique opportunity for Korean companies to engage with the Haryana government regarding their interests and issues over an engaging game of golf. The date of event is July 19 and timings of the game are from 6 am to 1 pm. He said that Invest India, Korea Plus, Korean International Trade Association (KITA) and Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC) are associates in organising this unique ‘Golf Meet’.

‘Korea Plus’ is the gateway for Korean investors in India. It acts as a one-stop agency for Korean investors and works closely with the embassies, central and state governments, industrial associations and corporates to generate leads and facilitate Korean investments. The team provides business advisory and facilitation to more than a hundred Korean companies in a span of just two years of its existence. Korea Plus not only gives facts-based inputs for decision-making but also provides handholding facilitation support to execute Korean investments. He said that Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC) is a unique ‘Single Window Clearance System’ for the benefit of the new units or units under expansion. The single-window facility aims to simplify procedures and facilitate ease in doing business with the State supported by state-of-the-art Technology platform. The key objective of HEPC is to make Haryana as a pre-eminent investment destination and facilitate balanced regional and sustainable development supported by a dynamic governance system, wide-scale adoption of innovation & technology, and skill development for nurturing entrepreneurship and generating employment opportunities.

Mr Devender Singh said that Secretaries of Government of India and Departments of Haryana Government have been invited to play with Korean Investor’s Team, including CEO of NITI Ayog Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Mr Anand Kumar, Secretary of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Head Corporate Propriety of National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) Dr Archana Singh. Some MoUs might be signed on that day after the game, Mr Devender Singh added.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that besides planting 20 lakh saplings this year, efforts would be made to ensure their survival.

Chandigarh, July 16 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that besides planting 20 lakh saplings this year, efforts would be made to ensure their survival. He also called upon the people to plant at least one plant after the name of great personalities, grandparents, parents, teachers and take pledge for their survival.

The Chief Minister was speaking in the State-Level Paudhgiri program organized jointly by Forests Department and District at Kurukshetra today. Earlier, the Chief Minister, Member of Parliament, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini, MLA, Mr. Subhash Sudha, MLA, Dr. Pawan Saini and other dignitaries distributed saplings to school students besides the Chief Minister gave the message of Paudhgiri to about 2,000 students and asked them to take resolve to protect the saplings for three years after planting them. Later, the Chief Minister flagged off the ‘Paudhgiri Chetna Rally’. Under this rally, the target of planting 90,000 plants in district Kurukshetra will be completed through school students.

He said that last year, 24 lakh saplings were planted by the children studying in classes 6th to 12th under Paudhgiri program, but only 2.5 lakh plants could survive. In this season, the target has been fixed of planting 20 lakhs saplings in the Education Department and local office premises in the state.

The Chief Minister urged all the schoolchildren to take part in the plantation program. This program will be as exciting as games for children, and they will get its result in a few years.

Member of Parliament, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini said that the Chief Minister has taken a commendable step by starting the Paudhgiri Program from Kurukshetra. Planting maximum trees will help in maintaining the environment and it will also improve the depleting ground water level. Therefore, also children should plant more trees and ensure their survival.

MLA, Mr. Subhash Sudha and MLA Dr. Pawan Saini also spoke on this occasion.