‘World Car Free Day’

Chandigarh September 20: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has called upon the people of the State to participate in the ‘World Car Free Day’ on September 22, 2017 in a big way and help in combating the problem of traffic jams and pollution. 
          He urged the people to avoid use of car on September 22 to reduce pollution and save petrol and diesel. 
          The Chief Minister also exhorted them to participate whole heartedly in the car free campaign and said that people should use environment friendly means of transport like bicycle, car pooling and public transport. 
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 Haryana Government has started successful implementation of ‘Swachh App’ mobile application in all the 10 Municipal Corporations of the state.
 
Chandigarh, Sept 20 – In yet another step towards realizing the Clean India Mission, the Haryana Government has started successful implementation of ‘Swachh App’ mobile application in all the 10 Municipal Corporations of the state.
          Giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Urban Local Bodies Department said that any person can click and upload the photograph of waste on the 'Swachh App’ mobile application. After uploading the photo, the garbage location will also be visible.
          They said that this way, the photograph would reach the Supervisor of the ward and then the Supervisor would be responsible for cleaning the place. If cleaning is not ensured within the time limit, then it would be reported to the Sanitary Inspector, Municipal Commissioner and the Chief Minister's Office. He said that in this way the work of town’s cleaning has now come to the hands of every citizen, as with one click, the municipal officials would have to ensure the cleanliness of their area.
          He said that android and apple phone users could download this app from Google Play or App store respectively. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal had launched this application in Rohtak on April 4, 2017.
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Haryana Government has constituted a State Level Screening Committee on Anti-Profiteering to ascertain whether the benefit of reduction in the rate of tax on the supply of goods and services

Chandigarh, Sept 20 – Haryana Government has constituted a State Level Screening Committee on Anti-Profiteering to ascertain whether the benefit of reduction in the rate of tax on the supply of goods and services is being given to the consumer or not under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
          Giving this information here today, a spokesman of Excise and Taxation Department said that this committee includes Commissioner GST, Panchkula, Mr Rajesh Sanan and Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner Haryana, Mr Vidya Sagar.
          He said that the overall tax incidence on various items under GST has come down on about 89 items. It is mandatory under Section 171 of GST to pass on benefit to the customer. He said that if a person is not getting this benefit of deduction in tax, he can send his grievance to the State Level Steering Committee through postal or email. 
          He informed that the State level Steering Committee would send consumer complaints to the Standing Committee which will examine the prima facie evidence within two months. Upon receipt of this evidence, the Committee would send it to the Director General of Safeguards for detailed investigation of the matter, which will conduct detailed investigation within three months and send its report to the Anti-Profiteering Authority. He said that the interested parties would be given an opportunity of hearing.
          He said that the list of items which can be reduced under GST can be viewed on the department's website- www.haryanatax.gov.in.
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 Haryana State Bharat Scouts and Guides Association is organising District Scout and Guides rallies from September 21 to 24, 2017

Chandigarh, Sept 20 – Haryana State Bharat Scouts and Guides Association is organising District Scout and Guides rallies from September 21 to 24, 2017 in all the districts of the state. As many as 500 scouts and guides accompanied by their unit leaders would participate in these district rallies. The event is sponsored by the Haryana Swaran Jayanti Celebrations Authority.
        While stating here today, a spokesman of the Association said that District Education Officers assisted by a number of committees consisting of heads of schools and other officers would be the overall in-charge or chief coordinator to ensure proper arrangements and safety and security of the participants.
        The programmes would also include activities relating to ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’, blood donation, patriotic song competition, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and a number of other activities pertaining to the scouting and guiding, he added.

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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
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
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All teachers will have to update their relieving and joining orders on MIS portal under the Teachers’ Transfer Policy.

Chandigarh, Sept 20 – In Haryana, all teachers will have to update their relieving and joining orders on MIS portal under the Teachers’ Transfer Policy. 
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana School Education Department said that updation of MIS portal is required as a part of digitalization of the department. All District Education Officers and District Elementary Education Officers in the state have been directed to ensure that all teachers were updating their relieving and joining on the portal.

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All Departments, Boards and Corporations would provide information of caste data of all the employees under their control.

Chandigarh, Sept 20- Haryana Government has decided that in order to comply with directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Departments, Boards and Corporations would provide information of caste data of all the employees under their control.

          A circular to this effect was issued by the Chief Secretary, here today.

          The Punjab and Haryana High Court order CWP No. 9931 of 2016 (O and M) states, “The State Government shall place before the Haryana Backward Classes Commission the quantifiable data amongst other things, besides, the Haryana Backward Classes Commission itself would be at liberty to seek the data, information, as may be required by it from the State Government, the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department and/or any other department;

          Any stakeholder or any person interested shall be at liberty to place the material before the Haryana Backward Classes Commission in this regard;

          The State Government, the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department and/or any other department as also any other stakeholder or interested person may submit data for or against the reservation before the Haryana Backward Classes Commission by November 30, 2017;

          The State Government shall make due and wide publication for submitting the data to the Haryana Backward Classes Commission by the said date;

          The data furnished shall be put up by the Haryana Backward Classes Commission on its website.”

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 zig-zag technology

Chandigarh, Sept 20–Such bricks kilns located in the districts of Haryana falling in the National Capital Region as have not adopted  the zig-zag technology, would remain closed for the next four months from October to January. These orders have been issued by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court.
        This was informed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, with Deputy Commissioners and district officers of various departments, including Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Environment and Pollution Control Board, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Revenue, through video-conferencing, here today.

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 Special campaign to generate awareness among people against burning crop stubble


Chandigarh, Sept 20–The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr D.S. Dhesi, has directed officers to run a special campaign to generate awareness among people against burning crop stubble, and deal strictly with those found doing so. A biomass policy is being framed and would be implemented soon.


            Mr Dhesi was presiding over a meeting with deputy commissioners and district officers of various departments, including Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Environment and Pollution Control Board, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Revenue, through video-conferencing, here today.


         He said special attention should be paid towards pollution control in view of the festive season in October. With a view to celebrating Diwali and Dussehra in a pollution-free manner, the Pollution Control Board would run an awareness campaign at block level.

    The Supreme Court has already issued guidelines regarding the use of fire crackers on Diwali. Apart from this, Mr Dhesi has also issued directions that the cleanliness system be strengthened. The Haryana Space Applications Centre, Hisar, would start giving satellite report regarding pollution level from tomorrow. 
        Mr Dhesi said for the first time assistance of sarpanches of gram panchayats would be sought to make people aware about the disadvantages of burning crop stubble, and they would be made answerable. Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs), patwaris and Gram Sachivs would be made answerable in their respective areas. Strict action would be initiated against SDOs, Patwaris and Gram Sachivs who fail to report cases of burning crop stubble in their respective areas.
        The Chief Secretary directed the deputy commissioners to pay special attention to those villages which had been reporting incidents of burning crop stubble for the last three years, and send report of on them to the headquarters. He directed DCs of districts namely, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind and Karnal, to carry out timely review.
        The Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, said the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, had directed that people should be prevented from burning crop stubble. Those districts which have large area under  paddy, crop stubble would be kept safe to be used as fodder in gaushalas.

    Apart from this, HAREDA is also launching biomass related scheme and possibilities would be explored on how crop stubble could be used in brick-kilns, he added.

        Others present at the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Environment Department, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. Ram Niwas, and senior officers of other departments.

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 Present government is working to make the social system better, for which, sex ratio is being improved in the state:Vipul Goel .

 Chandigarh, Sept 20 –  Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr Vipul Goel said that the present government is working to make the social system better, for which, sex ratio is being improved in the state. Extensive steps are being taken towards the protection and empowerment of women. A new chapter called Beti Khilao has been added to the ambitious Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign, so that women could move forward.
          Mr Goel was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the three-day, first Under-19 National Women's Cricket League Championship organized by the Haryana Women's Cricket and Welfare Association at the premises of Hansraj Public School at Panchkula near here today.
          While lauding the initiative of institution, the Minister said that such events give the players an opportunity to display their talent. He said that the performance of Indian Women Cricket Team in the Women's World Cup has brought glory to all women in the country and abroad.
          He exhorted the female cricketers to take inspiration from players like Matali Raj, Anjum Chopra and others, and make them their Role Model. He said that this game should be played at all places and streets so that they could become a good player in future.
 Mr Goel said that Haryana Government is committed to promote sports and would set up 440 golden jubilee sports nurseries to create trends in the games from the beginning. So far, 371 golden jubilee nurseries have been set up. Similarly, vyayamshalas and sports stadias are also being established in villages.

          The Minister also announced discretionary grant of Rs five lakh to Haryana Women Cricket and Welfare Association.
          On this occasion, President of Haryana Women's Cricket and Welfare Association and Principal of Hansraj Public School, Mrs Jaya Bhardwaj said that in this three-day woman U-19 cricket championship, teams of six states are participating, including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Kalka MLA, Mrs Latika Sharma, Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr Amit Arya, Secretary General of the Association Mr Amarjit Kumar and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. 
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