The Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today reiterated that corruption will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against the corrupt officials.

Chandigarh, December 13 - The Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today reiterated that corruption will not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against the corrupt officials. He said that is government is committed to make the Haryana state corruption free and this agenda is being going on since his government’s last tenure, which is being carried forward in this second tenure as well.

Mr Manohar Lal was talking to media persons after presiding over the monthly meeting of district grievances redressal committee in Swatantrata Senani Zila Parishad Bhavan of Gurugram today. He redressed almost all the 12 complaints put forth before him in the meeting has been redressed. He said that decision has been taken at the state level to hold district grievances redressal committee meeting regularly and it will be held either on 2nd or 4th Friday of every month in the state. Adding that in rare cases it may be deferred or preponed, only in cases of urgency.

While replying to a question the Chief Minister said that for curbing corruption in government offices toll free number 18001802022 and a WhatsApp number 09417891064 has been circulated.If a complainant complains with proof of audio, video or photos, it will be easy to bring the guilty to book.

The Chief Minister announced that special girdavari has been ordered in the state to analyse the losses in crops due to hailstorm and heavy torrential rains on Thursday. He said that losses in crops have been reported districts Nuh, Palwal, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani and Jhajjar.

Replying to another question the Chief Minister said that Transport Nagar will be developed in Gurugram and he had directed the concerned authorities to identify the real transporters in a month and present detailed plan in the next meeting. Also announced that and international level flower market would be developed in gurugram for which about 8 acres of land has been identified in sector 52. Now it's planning has been completed. He directed the agriculture and horticulture department authorities to educate the farmers to get the crops sown on the Meri fasal Mera byora portal within a month of sowing.

The Chief Minister also ordered the municipal corporation Gurugram authorities that no fresh licences will be issued for opening meat shops in residential colonies falling In the Corporation area.

On the issue of allotting flats to poor families residing in jhuggies on government land, the Chief Minister directed the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran authorities to allot the flats to real beneficiaries under Ashiyana Scheme within 2 months. A committee under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Imran Raza is verifying the identification of the beneficiaries under this scheme based on survey conducted earlier.

The Chief Minister said that in order to remove old diesel autos from the roads of Gurugram, an action plan has been prepared according to which more than 5 years older diesel auto rickshaws will be replaced with e-rickshaws in a phased manner.

The Secretary RTA cum ADC Mohammad Imran Raza apprised the CM that no new permits were issued for diesel autos in the district and the work of installing fare meters on the autos has also been started.

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Haryana Government to cover hundred per cent households in villages of the State under the ambitious “Jal Jeevan Mission” Scheme

Chandigarh December 13: Haryana Government has decided to cover hundred per cent households in villages of the State under the ambitious “Jal Jeevan Mission” Scheme by June 30, 2022. Under this scheme, one Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) would be provided to every household in the villages.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi announced a new scheme by the name of “Jal Jeevan Mission” from Red Fort New Delhi on August 15, 2019. The scheme aims at providing one Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every household in the villages of the country by March 31, 2024. In Haryana, 70 per cent coverage would be achieved by June 30, 2020, 80 per cent by June 30, 2021 and hundred per cent by June 30, 2022 under the ambitious scheme.

He said that keeping in view the national importance of this scheme, a meeting was convened by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal with top functionaries of the State recently to take important decisions on policy and Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). Mr Manohar Lal evoked tremendous enthusiasm in this novel scheme and has given it an epithet of "Dream Project". In the meeting, the broad strategies were discussed and timelines were defined.

The spokesman said that as on April 1, 2018, there were 32, 88,145 households in the rural areas of the State and 17, 58,292 households were identified which had the facility of FHTCs whereas 15, 29,853 households are yet to be given this benefit. Currently, Haryana is ranked 4th in the country in terms of coverage of households in the rural areas, with a coverage level of 53.47 per cent.

He said that a multitude of steps have been initiated including formulation of a policy implementation document and amendments to the existing State Water and Sanitation Committees, District Water and Sanitation Committees as well as Village Development Committees. These Committees would henceforth be known as State Water and Sewerage Committees, District Water and Sewerage Committees as well as Village Water and Sewerage Committees. The notifications of these committees with requisite amendments, for providing more teeth and meeting the contemporary needs of JJM would be issued very shortly, he added.

He said that besides, a detailed communication has been sent to all Deputy Commissioners in the State, underscoring the importance of this flagship programme and asked them to provide their valuable interventions and contributions during the entire period implementation of this scheme. The DCs have also been asked to monitor the progress of JJM in the monthly meetings of District Water and Sewerage Committee and send a comprehensive progress reports to Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department for apprising the Chief Minister, from time to time. The DCs have also been asked to adjudge the performance of the Public Health Engineering Department Officers based on the relative progress of JJM.

The spokesman said that for providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC), road cut charges have been waived off by the Government and citizens would be provided with two options either pay Rs. 500 upfront as new connection charges and Pay Rs. 40 flat rate per month for General connection and Rs. 20 flat rate per month for SC connection as per prevailing Government tariff or to give Rs. 50 (i.e. Rs. 40 flat rate + Rs. 10 extra) for general connection and Rs. 30 (i.e. Rs. 20 flat rate +Rs. 10 extra) for SC connection.

He said that as a run —up to the actual implementation of the scheme, a comprehensive survey is under-way which has been entrusted to Suksham Yuvas. The survey is aimed at identifying precisely, the details of households which already have the facility of household water tap. He said that currently, 13,60,834 households have been surveyed and this process is being carried out implacably.

He said that the scheme is a paradigm shift from the normal augmentation of supplies and target- oriented approach and is now aligned with the ideology of establishing the actual water needs and requirements of the public. The scheme is aimed at giving more powers and responsibilities to the Panchayati Raj Institutions, who would actively be involved in all processes of scheme conceptualization, formulation, implantation, monitoring and operation and maintenance.

The spokesman said that the Public Health Engineering Department, which had, hitherto, been the implementer and the fore-runner, would perform the transformative role of a facilitator, rendering technical advice to the Panchayats.

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Crackdown on illicit liquor smuggling
Chandigarh, Dec 13 – Continuing its crackdown on illicit liquor smuggling, Haryana Police has seized 1150 boxes of illicit Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in district Kaithal. Police have also impounded a truck being used in smuggling of liquor.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Police said that arrested accused was identified as driver of the vehicle Vaishakha, a resident of Malout in Punjab. The accused failed to produce any permit or document about seized liquor. During preliminary interrogation, accused revealed that he had brought seized liquor from Chandigarh for supply in Rajasthan.

A police team had got secret information that a truck loaded with illicit liquor would be coming from Pehowa side. Acting swiftly, police team started monitoring of trucks at a naka and signaled a suspicious vehicle to stop for checking, but instead of stopping the driver accelerated the vehicle and flee away. The team immediately sounded the Kalayat police team who finally intercepted the vehicle after its tyre got burst near village Kharak Pandwa. When checked, police had recovered 1150 boxes of illicit IMFL (55,200 quarters of royal blue whisky).

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Haryana State Election Commission

Chandigarh, December 13- Haryana State Election Commission has notified the name of Mr. Hardeep Singh, who has been elected in the election held on December 5, 2019 as Vice Chairman, Panchayat Samiti Bound/Dadri-1, District Charkhi Dadri for the remaining term.

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Haryana Development and Panchayats Department

Chandigarh December 13: Haryana Development and Panchayats Department has invited Request for Proposal (RFP) from interested bidders (organizations/universities/institutions/firms etc.) of repute having capability, expertise for testing of various parameters like Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total suspended solids (TSS) and pH Value of treated waste water in various Villages in Panchayati Raj Circle Gurugram, got treated by the department under Liquid Waste Management Projects.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Development and Panchayats Department said that interested bidders may submit their RFP in sealed covers with all details.

He said that the details, other terms and conditions of RFP could be downloaded from the website www.harpanchayats.gov.in or could be seen in the office of Superintending Engineer, Panchayati Raj Public Works, Gurugram or Executive Engineers, Panchayati Raj Public Works, falling under jurisdiction of Panchayati Raj Circle, Gurugram.

The spokesman said that while submitting RFP, bidders would adopt two envelope system. The first envelope super-subscribed as “Technical Bid” must contain documents like profile of the bidder, notarized copy of power of attorney, copy of PAN Card, copy of GST certificate, copy of registration of firm other than government body, copies of experience certificates/allotment letters and any other relevant documents if any. Preference would be given to those bidders which have experience of working with Government, Semi Government Departments, Boards, Corporations and Bodies, he added.

He said that the second envelope super-subscribed as “Financial Bid” must contain the signed and stamped RFP and percentage rates either at its appropriate place or on separate sheet, if required. He said that both envelopes would be further sealed in single envelope super scribed as “RFP for 3rd Party testing of various parameters (like BOD/COD/TDS/TSS/pH Value) of treated waste water. The second envelope would only be opened if the bidder qualifies in “Technical Bid, he further added.

The spokesman said that the RFP must reach in the office of the Superintending Engineer, Panchayati Raj, Public Works, Circle Gurugram on or before December 31, 2019 at 12 am. The sealed RFPs would be opened on the same day at 1.00 pm in the presence of concerned bidders or their authorized representatives at Panchayat Bhawan opposite to NCERT, Sohna road, Gurugram. He said that the Superintending Engineer, Panchayati Raj Public Works Circle, Gurugram reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the RFPs without assigning any reason thereof.

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74.83 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis of Haryana

Chandigarh, December 13: More than 74.83 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Mandis of Haryana as compared to over 73.94 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival of paddy, government agencies had so far procured over 64.33 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 1.04 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.

He said that more than 35.06 lakh MT of paddy have been purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department whereas, over 19.84 lakh MT of paddy has been procured by Hafed, over 9.37 lakh MT by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,725 MT by the Food Corporation of India.

He further said that more than 17.49 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of district Karnal followed by over 11.42 lakh MT in district Kurukshetra, over 8.83 lakh MT in district Ambala, over 8.46 lakh MT in Fatehabad, over 7.86 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 7.28 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 2.91 lakh MT in Sonepat, over 2.21 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.92 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.61 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.39 lakh MT in Panipat, over 1.27 lakh MT in Palwal, 1.37 lakh MT in Hisar, 51,733 MT in Rohtak, 14,148 MT in Faridabad, and 8,653 MT in Mewat.

He said that more than 2.69 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far as compared to 1.80 lakh metric tonnes of bajra arrived during the corresponding period last year. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procurement agencies.

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In the memory of late Mr. Ram Niwas, former Home Secretary, Haryana, a concert named “Yaad Kiya Dil Ne” will be held on December 14, 2019, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, December 13- In the memory of late Mr. Ram Niwas, former Home Secretary, Haryana, a concert named “Yaad Kiya Dil Ne” will be held on December 14, 2019, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh from 5:00 pm under the banner of Pranav Entertainers.

Giving information about this, Director, Pranav Entertainers, Mr. Manmohan Lakhera said that the event will be inaugurated by his wife Mrs. Babita Verma as Chief Guest. Former Home Secretary, Haryana, Mr. S.S. Prasad, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Dr. J. Ganesan, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr. Jagdeep Dhanda, Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Administration, Mr. Mukesh Anand and other senior officers of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh will also be present, he added.

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