The Haryana Government has issued the orders to re-designate two Deputy Superintendents of Police who have completed 10 years or more service as Additional Superintendents of Police.

Chandigarh, February 25 - The Haryana Government has issued the orders to re-designate two Deputy Superintendents of Police who have completed 10 years or more service as Additional Superintendents of Police.

Mr. Krishan Kumar, HPS/ ASP has been posted as Additional Commandant, 2nd Bn., Haryana Armed Police, Madhuban, and Mr. Dharambir Singh HPS/ASP has been posted as 3rd Bn. IRB, Sunaria, Rohtak.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Excise and Taxation Department, said that to make the Rules more strict, an important decision has been taken in the Excise Policy for the year 2020-21.

Chandigarh, February 25 – Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Excise and Taxation Department, said that to make the Rules more strict, an important decision has been taken in the Excise Policy for the year 2020-21. As per the new rules, the people involved in liquor smuggling will not get bail before six months, while earlier the time period for the same was only 15 days. Apart from this, distilleries operating across the State will also be closely monitored through flow meters.

The Deputy Chief Minister shared this information while replying to a question asked during the ongoing budget session in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.

While responding to the question raised by the Congress MLA, Mrs. Kiran Choudhary questioning the Excise Policy 2020-21, the Deputy Chief Minister informed the House that the Congress MLA is not aware of the Excise Policy implemented in the year 2007-08 during the tenure of her Government, which had a provision to keep liquor at home.

He further informed that with the aim of ending the Inspectory Raj, for the first time, online permits have been provided for serving alcohol during social celebrations. The duration has been fixed from 6.00 am to 6.00 am the next morning and the fee has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000.

The Minister informed the House that it would be mandatory to have POS machines on all liquor vends and they would have to provide a bill of every bottle to the consumer, while if the liquor contractor fails to do the same then he will have to face a penalty of Rs. 5,000.

He told that every bottle will have a QR code and through it, close monitoring will be done from distilleries to warehouses. He further said that CCTV cameras have also been made mandatory in liquor vends. He said that the ENA spirit produced from the distilleries will be monitored through the flow meter and each drop will be monitored according to how much alcohol has been produced from the spirit.

He said that a provision for imposing fines on distilleries involved in the supply of illegal liquor has also been incorporated in the Excise Policy, under this a fine of Rs one lakh will be imposed on the distilleries caught for the first time, while for the second instance the fine amount would increase to Rs.2.5 lakh and for the third time the fine amount would increase to Rs.5 lakh, however, on fourth time the license of such distilleries would cancel. He said that the time of trucks involved in the liquor transportation has been fixed from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and the movement of these trucks would be tracked from the distilleries to the warehouse or to their final destination.

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Haryana Police has cracked the ATM theft case that took place on the intervening night of February 21 and 22 in Saha town of Ambala district.

Chandigarh, Feb 25 – With the arrest of five accused, Haryana Police has cracked the ATM theft case that took place on the intervening night of February 21 and 22 in Saha town of Ambala district. The robbers have uprooted the entire ATM machine and took it along in a vehicle.

Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said that after a thorough investigation, police had arrested five persons identified as Sunny Khurana of Kurukshetra, Bittu Panchal of Jind, Himanshu of Kurukshtra, Raman Thakur of Kurukshetra and Aman Kathuria of Kurukshetra. Police had also recovered stolen money of Rs 6.77 lakh from their possession.

He said that following a complaint lodged by Manager of Central Bank of India on February 22 in Saha Police station, police have registered a case and handed over it to Crime Investigation Agency. The CIA team after investigation have cracked the case by arresting five members and managed to recover Rs 6.77 lakh. The ATM has Rs 19.40 lakh cash.

Arrested accused will be taken on police remand by producing in the Court to recover ATM machine, vehicle used in the crime and remaining stolen money. Further investigation is underway.

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Haryana Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that all the Low Tension (LT) or High Tension (HT) lines passing over the densely populated areas and public places including schools, colleges, parks, ponds etc will be shifted on a priority basis, while the shifting cost the lines will be borne by the Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigams.

Chandigarh, 25 February- Haryana Power Minister, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that all the Low Tension (LT) or High Tension (HT) lines passing over the densely populated areas and public places including schools, colleges, parks, ponds etc will be shifted on a priority basis, while the shifting cost the lines will be borne by the Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigams.

The Minister shared this information while replying to a question asked during the ongoing budget session in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.

He made the House aware that a policy has been formulated by the State Government to move such lines or poles. He informed that since the power infrastructure in the State has been established for a long time, while the roads were constructed and widened later, however, some residents had built their houses under previously laid lines, because of which the power lines came above or in the middle in some houses, ponds, and firnis.

Responding to another question, the Minister said that the directions have been given to provide electricity connections to all Dhanis falling within the radius of one kilometer from Lal Dora in the villages. He said that as per the policy issued for issuing connections to Dera or Dhanis, where it is possible to do so, the connections for unelectrified Deras or Dhanis will be released on AP feeders by setting up PAT and where it is not possible, connections will be issued from nearby RDS feeders.

He said that as per load requirement single-phase DT of 5/10/16 kVA rating will be provided, further to provide electricity connections single wire HT will be expanded from the nearest RDS or AP feeder. He said that if the nearest the feeder is an AP feeder, then the power connection will be issued by providing a PAT transformer.

He informed that the as per the existing directions of the Nigams, ADC will be charged at the normal rate and if the LT line is beyond 150 meters from the distribution transformer, the connection will be provided free of cost. Similarly, if the LT line is beyond 150 meters from the normal point or from the distribution transformer, then the service connection fee will be charged@ Rs 175 per meter.

The Power Minister informed the House that by the year 2010, rural domestic and agricultural consumers were being supplied with electricity from common feeders. Apart from this, the rural domestic load and agricultural load were separated by creating new 11 KV level feeders for rural household supply, and now electricity is being supplied to the agricultural consumers from the existing feeders.

He said that the Dera and Dhanis falling under the agricultural feeders are being given electricity as per the agricultural PRMs, while they are requested to supply the power as per the rural domestic PRMs.

The Minister informed that a team from the State had visited to study the special design transformers i.e. Pilot Advanced Transformer (PAT) installed in Gujarat and found that the system is successful and economically feasible. After this, in the year 2013, the State Government decided to supply electricity to all electrified industries by installing PAT on AP feeders.

The Power Minister informed that Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam have purchased 1500 PATs at a cost of Rs 35 crore. These PATs are established at the sub-station end, from where the 11 KV rural agricultural feeders originate. With the help of this transformer, single-phase power is supplied to the AP feeder to which the connections are connected and with the help of this, single-phase electricity is supplied to the same Dhanis equivalent to rural domestic consumers, he added.

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Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that the work of providing canal water from the village Sundar branch canal to village Padhana, Nidana and Nidani of Julana Assembly Constituency is in progress at an estimated cost of Rs 3420.55 lakh, which will be completed by June 30, 2020.

Chandigarh, February 25: Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that the work of providing canal water from the village Sundar branch canal to village Padhana, Nidana and Nidani of Julana Assembly Constituency is in progress at an estimated cost of Rs 3420.55 lakh, which will be completed by June 30, 2020. After the execution of this work, the problem of drinking water in these villages will be solved, he added.

The Minister said this while answering a question on behalf of the Chief Minister during the ongoing budget session in Haryana Vidhan Sabha today.

Apart from that, he said that there is no problem of drinking water in villages Khark Ramji, Sindhvi Khera, Shamlo Khurd, Shamlo Kalan, Gatauli, Gosain-Kheda, but at the peak of summer there is sometimes scarcity of raw water in villages Padhana, Nidana and Nidani. He said that 55 liters of water per person is being supplied in the villages Khark Ramji, Sindhvi Khera, Shamlo Khurd, Shamlo Kalan, Gatauli, Gosain-Kheda, Padhana, Nidana and Nidani.

In reply to another question, he said that the work of renovation and improvement of the canal-based waterworks in Jolly village of Gohana Assembly Constituency is in progress, which is expected to be completed by December 31, 2020. He said that 55 liters of water per person is being supplied in the villages Pinana, Bhadi, Joli, etc. Apart from this, the government also tests canal and tubewell water.

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Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal said that concrete steps are being taken to tackle the problem of stray cattle and also to save cows.

Chandigarh, February 25- Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal said that concrete steps are being taken to tackle the problem of stray cattle and also to save cows. While the State Government has also planned to launch a new scheme under which a special grant will be given to those Gaushalas who will rehabilitate the stray cattle in their Gaushalas.

The Minister shared this information while replying to a question asked during the ongoing budget session in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.

He apprised the House that the government veterinary institutions are providing veterinary services to the cattle in the Gaushalas. Apart from this, financial assistance is also being provided by Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog from time to time. He further informed that regular health checkups are being conducted to ensure that the cow mortality rate in the Gaushalas can be reduced.

Replying to another question regarding the outstanding payment of the sugarcane farmers, the Minister said that there are no cane price arrears outstanding against the Naraingarh sugar mill till 2018-19 crushing season. He said that the Mill has issued post-dated cheques of Rs. 35,31,07,000 to the sugarcane farmers for the crushing season 2018-19, out of which a payment of Rs.29,82,07,000 has been made and the remaining amount of Rs. 5,49,00,000 will be given paid by March 17, 2020.

While responding to another question raised regarding the up-gradation of Government Veterinary dispensaries of villages Sarsod, Satrod Khurd, Dhingtana, Niyana, and Bhangana of Barwala Assembly Constituency, the Minister said that as per the rules for the construction of Animal Hospital, a human population size of 5000, along with the availability of 3 thousand livestock population within a radius of two kilometers is required, however, presently, these villages do not meet these conditions, so the status of veterinary dispensaries in these villages cannot be upgraded.

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Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that to ensure the availability of doctors in the State, the Health Department has already initiated the process of regular recruitment of 447 medical officers through Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and the written examination for the same will be held on March 1, 2020.

Chandigarh, February 25 – Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that to ensure the availability of doctors in the State, the Health Department has already initiated the process of regular recruitment of 447 medical officers through Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and the written examination for the same will be held on March 1, 2020. Apart from this, it has also been decided to appoint 342 doctors on Adhoc basis, he added.

The Minister shared this information while replying to a question asked during the ongoing budget session in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.

While responding to a question regarding the number of staff working in the Community Health Center (CHC) and Primary Health Center (PHC) in the Assandh Assembly Constituency, the Health Minister said that 231 posts are sanctioned for the PHC and CHC and presently 97 staff are working.

The Health Minister said that in order to ensure the availability of doctors in the government hospital across the State, the State Government has decided to take an initiative of making the MBBS students sign an affidavit at the time of admission committing to two years of practice in Government hospitals of the State after completing their studies.

He further informed that the MBBS doctors who will be appointed on Adhoc will get a package of Rs 85,000 per month, while the specialist doctors will get a package of Rs 1.5 lakh. Apart from this, detailed information about various posts of Para Medical Staff has also been sent to Haryana Staff Selection Commission.

The Minister said that the sanctioned posts lying vacant in the Health Department will be filled under Part Two, for which a plan is also being made.

He informed that better health services are being provided in the State which has resulted in a decrease in the Infant Mortality Ratio from 41 to 28 and Maternal Mortality Ratio has decreased from 127 to 98. He said that the OPD rush has increased by 30 percent, indicating the fact that the trust of the common man has increased in Government hospitals.