Chandigarh September 20: Committed to further strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and increase their participation in the development process of the State, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today announced to transfer development works and schemes of various departments to Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads for their effective implementation and monitoring. These included schemes of Forest, Education, Irrigation and Health. 
           Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as a Chief Guest in the State Level Sankalp Se Siddhi Programme on strengthening of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis at Indradhanush Auditorium in Panchkula near here today.
          The Chief Minister also announced that adequate arrangement of funds would be made for Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads to carry out these works in their respective villages. Apart from this he also announced that arrangements of independent offices would be made for those Zila Parishads who do not have its own buildings. Similarly, separate offices of Block Samitis would be set up at the block level.
           While referring to the works which would be transferred to the PRIs, he said that two schemes of Forest Department namely ‘Har Ghar Hariyali’ and ‘Har Gaon Ped Ki Chaon’ would be transferred to the Panchayat Samitis to carry out maximum plantation in the villages. Adequate funds and saplings would be provided by the Department. Besides, plantation, the Panchayat Samitis would also be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of trees. There are more than 6500 villages in the State and the Department alone could not cover such large number of villages, he added. He said that Yog and Vyayam Shalas are to be constructed in all villages of the State on two acres of land each. Initially, the Panchayat Samitis have been assigned the work for the setting up of such Vyayamshalas in 600 villages of the State.
           He said that as far as Zila Parishad is concerned, the work for the construction of new building of anganwadis and maintenance of existing buildings would be given to the Zila Parishads. Apart from this, it has also been decided to hand over the Mid-day-meal scheme of the School Education Department to Zila Parishads for its effective implementation. He said that the Vidyalaya Saundrayakaran Yojna for the beautification of schools and the work for the desilting and de-weeding of minors of Irrigation Department in their concerned districts would also be transferred to Zila Parishads. Also, they would be assigned the work for the construction of bus queue shelters in the villages wherever required. They would also be responsible for the maintenance of all Sub Health Centres in the villages.
          The Chief Minister said that fund for these works would be provided by the departments concerned. He said that for the first year, the budget for the small and big districts have been allocated on the basis of rural population. For instance, the district with a population of 10 lakh would be provided a budget of Rs 10 crore, whereas district with 20 lakh population would be provided budget of Rs 20 crore and Rs five crore for district having population of five lakh. This way, the Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis would get budget of Rs 1.75 crore each.
          He said that the State Government wants the PRIs to work as Mini Government in the villages where proposals were approved, budget was passed and also the audit was done. He said that the government has a plan to implement social audit system in the villages as without the active participation of the society; all round development of villages could not be ensured. He said that Gram Sachivalayas has so far been set up in 1537 villages in the State to provide various citizen centric services to the people under one roof. The State Government has a target to set up such Sachivalayas in all villages of the State, he added.
          Reiterating that there is no dearth of funds with the government for development works, the Chief Minister said that there is a need to check the corruption in the system. Describing corruption as a cancer, he said that State Government is committed to eradicate this menace at all levels and urged the PRIs to come forward and assist the State Government in this drive.  He said that for the first time, the State Government has appointed HCS officers as CEOs in the Zila Parishads. He urged the representatives to work in coordination with the CEOs to ensure effective implementation of development works at village level.
          The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has given various programmes including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachta Abhiyan, Make-in-India, Start-up India, Skill India. He exhorted the representatives of PRIs to cooperative the government in the effective implementation of these programmes so that the maximum people could get the benefit of the same. He said that the State has made remarkable progress in improving the gender ratio in the State. The sex ratio which was 850 earlier has now reached to 937 in February 2017.
           On this occasion, the Chief Minister also administered ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ pledge to the representatives of PRIs for building a new India by 2022.
          Earlier, speaking on this occasion, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P Dhankar described today as an important day in the history of PRIs. He said the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal is working towards making the PRIs more capable and empower by making them aware of their rights. He also appreciated the decision of the government regarding electing educated Panchayats and said that the decision would go a long way in bringing a revolutionary change in the Panchayati Raj System. He said that the State Government would soon implement a scheme under which the villages would be given stars of different colours on the basis of their performance in the field of education, cleanliness and good governance.
          Among those present on this occasion included Member of Parliament, Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, MLA Kalka Mrs Latika Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Transport, Mr R.R Jowel, Principal Secretary, Health, Mr Amit Jha, Principal Secretary Development and Panchayats Mr Anurag Rastogi, Director, Development and Panchayats, Mr Ashok Kumar Meena, Deputy Commissioner Mrs Gauri Parashar Joshi, Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and members of all Zila Parishads and Presidents and Vice Presidents of Panchayat Samitis.
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Chandigarh, Sept 20 – Haryana Health Department, under National Health Mission, has invited Specialist Doctors or Medical Officers to partner with government hospitals on call or contract basis for filling up these posts in First Referral Units (FRUs) or Urban Primary Health Centres in various districts to further improve the quality of maternal and newborn care services.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Health Department said that walk-in-interviews would be conducted on 25th of every month for next six months in the offices of Civil Surgeon in the district concerned.
          He said that under zone-I, services of Gynaecologist, Anaesthetist and Paediatrician are required at FRU in Civil Hospital Mewat, Gynaecologist and Anaesthetist is required in Civil Hospital, Palwal and Narnaul and SDH, Mahendragarh. Under call basis, he said that Rs 4000 per case would be given to Gynaecologist, Rs 3500 per case to Anaesthetist and Rs 3000 per case to Paediatrician.
          Similarly under zone-II, services of Gynaecologist, Anaesthetist and Paediatrician are required at SDH, Naraingarh, Charkhdadri and Narwana whereas Gynaecologist and Paediatrician are required for Community Health Centre (CHC), Safidon. He said that interested Specialist Doctors or Medical Officers could also provide their services for Gynaecologist, Anaesthetist and Paediatrician at CHC Samalkha, Bawal and Meham. He said that Rs 3500 per case would be given to Gynaecologist, Rs3000 per case to Anaesthetist and Rs 2500 per case to Paediatrician.
          Those who would provide services on contract basis would be paid monthly remuneration of Rs one lakh for Gynaecologist, Rs 80,000 for Anaesthetist and Paediatrician for Mewat Palwal and Narnaul. He said that Rs 1.5 lakh could be given for Gynaecologist and Rs one lakh for Anaesthetist and Paediatrician.
          He said that 26 medical officers would be appointed on contract basis in urban primary health centers under National Urban Health Mission. Of these, two each in Ambala, Fatehabad and Karnal, six in Faridabad, five each in Gururgram and Jhajjar and one each medical officer will be appointed in district Jind, Palwal, Sirsa and Panipat. These medical officers will be paid Rs 50,000. In addition, one post of Administrative Officer-cum-Accounts Officer at State Health Resource Centre and two post of Counsellor, General Health Support Centre for Civil Hospital Jind and Faridabad would be filled on contract basis on monthly remuneration of Rs 32000 and Rs 15000 respectively.
          Further information could be obtained from website www.nrhmharyana.gov.in.