National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs.119 crore in five districts of Haryana

Chandigarh, Sept 22– National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs.119 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) - XXIII for construction of seven bridges and improvement of one rural road project in five districts of Haryana, construction of 167 Government Veterinary Hospitals and dispensaries in all districts and one drinking water supply project in Rewari district.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that under rural bridges and road project, construction of seven bridges and one road would be undertaken in Ambala, Panchkula, Sonepat, Yamunanagar and Panipat districts of Haryana involving RIDF loan of Rs. 28.25 crore. The implementation of the project would provide better connectivity in rural Haryana and the project is expected to generate about 2.71 lakh work days of non-recurring employment during implementation. Besides this, the project would directly benefit 46 villages and would provide farmers access to 18 marketing centres. 
          He said that NABARD has also sanctioned a project for augmentation of one Rural Drinking Water Supply Schemes in Rewari district involving RIDF loan of Rs.37.71 crore. The implementation of project would result in better and safe drinking water facilities to 14 villages of Rewari district. The project is expected to generate about 1.16 lakh work days of non-recurring employment during implementation.
          Similarly, he said that NABARD has also sanctioned construction of 52 Government Veterinary hospitals and 115 Government Veterinary Dispensaries in all 22 districts of the state. The main objective of construction of buildings of the Veterinary Institutions was to provide a better working environment for the staff for quality delivery of veterinary services to the farmers or villagers. The project involves RIDF loan of Rs.53.29 crore and would benefit more than 167 villages and would also generate non-recurring employment of 8.35 lakh work days.
          With this sanction, the cumulative RIDF assistance sanctioned to the Haryana State Government under RIDF has reached at Rs.5972.41 crore and an amount of Rs.4284.55 crore has been disbursed till September 20, 2017.
          As many as 4401 projects have been sanctioned under RIDF since inception. Majority of these projects are in Irrigation Sector (44%), roads and bridges (10%) followed by drinking water (18%) and others such as Animal husbandry, Anganwadis and Power Sector.
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Haryana Govt To Kickshart Khel Mahakumbh from Sept 24
 
Chandigarh, Sept 22 : Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal will declare the ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ open at an impressive opening ceremony at Karnal onSeptember 24, 2017 and all the winners will be felicitated at a grand closing ceremony planned at Hisar on October 28.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sports and Youth Affairs Department said that recent successes have increased India’s appetite for Olympic medals, and it is looking up to emerging sporting powerhouse Haryana for more. The Northern state is more than enthusiastic about obliging the nation’s quest for Olympic glory.
          Despite sportspersons from the state winning a string of medals at successive Olympics, starting with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he said that the state government feels that there is massive scope for providing further momentum to the hunger for medals among the Haryana youth. The thinking within the state is that if the potential of the huge sports talent pool, especially in sports of strength and stamina, in the hinterland of the agrarian state is realised to the fullest, Haryana could well accelerate from a sporting powerhouse of the country to sporting hub of the world.
          Giving wings to this dream, the state government has, from this golden jubilee year of Haryana’s statehood, decided to make sports a mass movement. Starting September 24, 2017, a month long ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ will unfold across the state and involve participation by a huge chunk of the state’s population in 24 competitive sports disciplines at the district and state level. Junior and senior men and women will separately compete in all age groups - Under 14, Under 17, Open category, Above 40 and Above 60. Specially abled athletes –  para athletes, visually challenged athletes, deaf athletes – will have categories of their own.
          To be jointly organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Haryana and Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Authority, Haryana, the grassroots level sports festival will feature all sports disciplines which are either part of Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or National Games, and are the focus sports disciplines of Haryana. Two highly popular indigenous games - circle kabaddi and tug-of-war - have also been included. 
The competitive sports are archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi (national style), kho-kho, netball, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tae-kwon-do, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu. Competitions in only two of these sports - shooting and tae-kwon-do – will be conducted only at the state level. 
 In order to ensure smooth operations, all state level competitions in 2-3 identified sports disciplines will be conducted in a particular district.
Token prize money is also being offered to the individual and team winners at the district and state levels, as mentioned below :
 

Level of Competitions Amount of prize money in INR
Gold Medal Winner Silver Medal Winner Bronze Medal Winner
Individual Team (Each Player of team) Individual Team (Each Player of team) Individual Team (Each Player of team)
District Level 2000 1500 1500 1000 1000 750
State Level 5000 3000 3000 2000 2000 1000

Merit certificates and medals will be presented to the top three individuals/teams at both the district and state levels. There will also be awards/trophies for best district in the state for each sports discipline, which will be decided on the basis of highest number of gold medals won by a district at the state level competitions.
The Khel Mahakumbh is modelled on the lines of the one very successfully being organised by Gujarat Government. It is based on the national level programme for development of sports – “Khelo India” introduced by the Government of India through the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which provides incentives and operational guidelines for development of sports infrastructure and conduct of grassroots level sporting competition within states/ UTs in India.  
The Haryana government, through this scheme, aims to further strengthen the sports ecosystem in the state. There is a lot of room for further improvement in areas like development of sports and supporting infrastructure, encouragement for grassroots participation in sports, and a well-defined process of talent search etc., it is felt. 

Registration of Participants

Registration for both individual sports and team sports will be done at the offices of respective District Sports Officers. 

Accommodation & Transportation

Accommodation and transportation will be arranged for participating sportspersons and officials, wherever required, for state level competitions. In case of district level competitions, female and specially abled sportspersons and officials will be provided this facility. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to the participants as per actual bus fare.
Food & Refreshment: Food and refreshment will be provided to technical official and participating players. 
Kits for Players & Technical officials: Kits will be provided to participating players and technical officials at State level. 
At any level, for a competition to be held, a minimum of four teams/individuals will be required to participate at starting level. If teams/ individuals are less than four, there will be no competition, only seeding will take place. And no prize money will be given to participants. 

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State level competitions will be organized in  different districts within the state between 5th October and 26th October 2017, as per following schedule

S. NoSports DisciplineDate of CompetitionVenue
1 Archery 05.10.2017 -08.10.2017 Faridabad
2 Athletics 07.10.2017 - 10.10.2017 Panchkula
3 Badminton 08.10.2017 – 11.10.2017 Bahadargarh (Jhajjar District)
4 Basketball 09.10.2017 – 12.10.2017 Sirsa
5 Boxing 11.10.2017 – 14.10.2017 Bhiwani
6 Football 10.10.2017 – 14.10.2017 Karnal
7 Gymnastics 12.10.2017 – 15.10.2017 Ambala
8 Handball 13.10.2017 – 16.10.2017 Narwana (Jind)
9 Hockey 14.10.2017 – 17.10.2017 Hisar
10 Judo 12.10.2017 -15.10.2017 Fatehabad
11 Kabaddi National 14.10.2017 – 17.10.2017 Palwal
12 Kho-kho 09.10.2017 – 12.10.2017 Narnaul
13 Net Ball 15.10.2017 – 18.10.2017 Sonepat
14 Swimming 08.10.2017 – 11.10.2017 Gurugram
15 Table Tennis 07.10.2017 -10.10.2017 Panchkula
16 Tennis 18.10.2017 – 21.10.2017 Yamuna Nagar
17 Volley Ball 19.10.2017 – 22.10.2017 Kurukshetra
18 Weightlifting 18.10.2017 – 20.10.2017 Yamuna Nagar
19 Wrestling 20.10.2017 – 23.10.2017 Rohtak
20 Wushu 20.10.2017 – 23.10.2017 Rewari
21 Circle Kabaddi 21.10.2017 – 24.10.2017 Kaithal
22 Tug-of-war 16.10.2017 -19.10.2017 Fatehabad
23 Tae-kwon-Do 22.10.2017 – 25.10.2017 Panipat
24 Shooting 23.10.2017 –26.10.2017

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Haryana Government has approved the draft amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017 

Chandigarh, Sept 22- Haryana Government has approved the draft amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017 for the purpose of inviting objections and suggestions on the same before its finalisation.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Town and Country Planning Department said that in case of educational institutes like colleges, university and schools, the hostel component is restricted to 20 per cent of maximum permissible covered area.
          He said that the residential component that is residential facility for principal, teachers, professors and staff is restricted to 10 per cent of maximum permissible covered area which is separate from hostel component. However, the competent authority after considering the requirement of the project could permit residential component above the stated percentage by recording the reasons, subject to maximum limit of 50 per cent of Floor Area Ratio (FAR).
          The spokesman said that in case of parking for plots situated in the residential plotted colony, one Equivalent Car Space (ECS) for each dwelling unit would have to be provided for above 500 square metres, 0.75 ECS for each dwelling unit for plot size of above 250 to 500 square metres and 0.5 ECS for each dwelling unit for plot size of above 150 to 250 square metres. However, no ECS is required for plot size of upto 150 square metres.
          He said that in Group Housing, minimum 1.5 ECS for each dwelling unit would be required. Further minimum five per cent of the total car parking area would be made available to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category flats. In Integrated and Multi Storey Commercial Building, Big Box Retail Stores, restaurant, multiplex, cinema, theatre and shopping mall one ECS for every 50 square metres of covered area would be required, whereas in offices, Cyber Park, IT Park and Cyber Cities, one ECS for every 75 square metres of covered area would be required.
          The spokesman said that in shopping area and designated shopping markets being developed by competent authority, 65 per cent of total site area would be kept for parking purpose. In hospital, parking is to be provided as one ECS for every two beds and visitors parking as one ECS for every four beds. For industries, one ECS for every 300 square metres of covered area would be provided. Similarly, for assembly buildings that is stand alone theatres, cinema houses, concert halls, auditoria and assembly halls, one ECS for every 40 square metres of covered area would be provided.
          He said that for primary and secondary schools, 15 per cent of total site area would be provided for parking purpose, whereas for college, parking at rate of one ECS for every 200 square metres of covered area would be provided. He said that for government or semi-public offices including Civil or High Court, one ECS for every 75 square metres of covered area would be provided and for hotels and motels, one ECS for every 75 square metres of covered area. 
          The spokesman said that the covered parking in the basement or in the form of multi-level parking above ground level or stilt would not be counted towards FAR. However, the footprint of separate parking building blocks would be counted towards ground coverage. In case of provision of mechanical parking in the basement floor or upper stories, the floor to ceiling clear height of the basement or floor may be maximum of 4.75 metres. No storage and commercial activities would be permitted in the covered parking areas. He said that the misuse of the covered parking space would immediately attract levy of three times the penalty of the composition fee prescribed for the excess covered area in the respective category. 
          He said that in case the plot holder intends to construct a common boundary wall with minimum width of 230mm, he or she would be required to submit consent of owners of adjacent plots with which his or her plot shares a common boundary that is the plot on both sides and rear. Wherever the plot holder opts for independent boundary wall within his or her plot boundary, independent boundary wall would be allowed only where adjacent plots are vacant. The owner would ensure that no part of foundation and boundary wall is constructed on the adjoining plot, he added. 
          He said that in no case, any part of the ramp or steps connecting building plinth to street or road would lie on street or road and obstruct traffic movement. However, the ramp or step from the plot boundary to the entry of house building, if required would be provided. The minimum slope of such ramp would be 1:4 with minimum width as one meter for pedestrian use and three metres for vehicular use. Where the water-closet room in a building is not connected to exterior, it would be ventilated by mechanical means or through a vertical shaft open to sky of a minimum size for ventilation to toilet, bath and water closet, but it would be counted towards covered area. 
          He said that in case of public building with only ground floor, ramp would be provided for differently-abled persons reaching its plinth level. Further, in case of public building more than one storey lift or ramp would be provided, but at ground floor, ramp would be provided for reaching plinth level of building. He said that the minimum width of the ramps in hospitals would be 2.4 metres for movement of stretcher and for public use. In no case, the hospital ramps would be used for vehicular movement.
          He said that the suggestions may be forwarded through e-mail within a period of 30 days that is upto October 19,2017 to Director, Town and Country Planning, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: tcpharyana1@gmail.com and Architect, Headquarter, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: architect.hqhs.tcp@gmail.com.
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Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS officer and 36 HCS officers

Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS officer and 36 HCS officers with immediate effect.
        Amna Tasneem, IAS, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Nuh and Secretary, RTA, Nuh has been posted as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Sonepat and Secretary, RTA, Sonepat vice Sujan Singh, HCS.
        Among HCS officers, Jaibir Singh Arya, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Gurugram has been posted as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Nuh and Secretary, RTA, Nuh vice Amna Tasneem, IAS.
        Maheshwar Sharma, Chief Administrator, Housing Board and Special Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department goes as Director, Tourism relieving Mukul Kumar of the said charge. He has also been given additional charge of Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Corporation.
        Shiv Parshad, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat goes as Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training, against vacant post.
        Hema Sharma, Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department has been given additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board relieving of Mukul Kumar of the said charge.
        Mukul Kumar, Director and Additional Secretary, Tourism Department, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula goes as Director and Additional Secretary, Hospitality Department relieving S.P. Srow of the said charge. He has also been given additional charge of ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Panchkula and Secretary, RTA, Panchkula, against vacant post. He would also be Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Panchkula.
        Dharamvir Singh, Registrar, National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra and Additional Director (Admn.) Kalpana Chawala Medical College, Karnal has been posted ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Kurukshetra and Secretary, RTA, Kurukshetra against vacant post. He has also been given additional charge of Registrar, National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra.
        Ram Kumar Singh, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA and Special Officer, APZ, Ambala and Secretary, RTA, Ambala goes as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sonepat vice Virender Singh Hooda.
        Virender Singh Hooda, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sonepat goes as Additional Director (Admn.), Secondary Education Department and Special Secretary, School Education Department vice Virender Singh Sehrawat.
        Virender Kumar Dahiya, Additional Director (Admn.), Elementary Education and Additional Secretary, School Education Department goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Sirsa, vice Paramjeet Chahal. He has also been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Sirsa relieving Ved Prakash of the said charge.
        Virender Lather, Additional State Transport Controller has been posted as Additional State Transport Commissioner vice Satpal Sharma.
        Sujan Singh, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Sonepat and Secretary, RTA, Sonepat goes as ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Ambala and Special Officer, APZ, Ambala and Secretary, RTA, Ambala vice R.K. Singh.
        Mukesh Kumar, Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad and Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT, Faridabad goes as Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram vice Mrs. Alka Chaudhary.
        Devinder Kaushik, Additional Director (Admn.) Elementary Education and Additional Secretary, School Education Department (Designated) goes as Additional State Project Director, Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad against vacant post.
        Satpal Sharma, Joint Transport Commissioner and Additional Director (Admn.) Hospitality has been posted as Chief Administrator, Housing Board relieving Maheshwar Sharma of the said charge.
        Amar Deep Singh, City Magistrate, Charkhi Dadri has been posted as Secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad vice Mukesh Kumar. He has been given additional charge of Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, NIT Faridabad.
        Partap Singh, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ballabgarh goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Faridabad vice Jitender Kumar-I.
        Varsha Khangwal, Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Karnal and Sub Divisional Officer (C)-cum-Additional Collector, Gharauna has been posted as Secretary, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Panchkula vice Apurv.
        Virender Singh Sehrawat, Additional Director (Admn.), Secondary Education and Joint Secretary, School Education Department goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Badhra against vacant post.
        Yogesh Kumar, SDO(C)-cum-Additional Collector, Karnal and Zonal Administrator, HSAMB, Karnal goes as Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner and Collector, Excise against vacant post.
        Samwartak Singh Khangwal, Additional Director (Admn.)-cum-Joint Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department goes as Additional Director (Admn.), Elementary Education and Joint Secretary, School Education Department vice V.K. Dahiya.
        Ajay Malik, City Magistrate, Yamunanagar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Ganaur vice Surender Singh-II.
        Mahavir Singh, Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Women and Child Development Department goes as Additional Director (Admn.) and Additional Secretary, Science and Technology Department against vacant post.
        Kamal Preet Kaur, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Kaithal has been given additional charge of Estate Officer, HUDA, Kaithal relieving Shakti Singh of the said charge.
          Sushil Kumar-II, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panipat vice Shiv Parshad.
          Narender Pal Malik, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Thanesar has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Karnal vice Yogesh Kumar. Mr Malik has also been given additional charge of Zonal Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB), Karnal.
          Meenakshi Dahiya, Joint Director (Admn.), Agriculture and Secretary, Right to Service Commission has been posted as Inquiry Officer, HSAMB, Panchkula, Joint Director (Admn.) and Deputy Secretary, Women and Child Development Department. 
          Meenaxee Raj, Deputy Secretary, Raj Bhavan has been posted as Joint Director (Admn.) and Deputy Secretary, Urban Local Bodies vice Samwartak Singh Khangwal.
          Mahesh Kumar, City Magistrate, Bhiwani has been posted as Officer on Special Duty to Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department against a newly created post.
          Paramjeet Chahal, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Sirsa has been posted as such at Hisar against vacant post.
          Alka Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram has been posted as Additional Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority vice Jaibir Singh Arya.
          Ashutosh Rajan, Vigilance Officer, HAFED has been given additional charge of General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Chandigarh against a vacant post.
          Satyawan Singh Mann, Chief Executive Officer, Zila Parishad, Dadri has been posted as City Magistrate, Jind vice Manish Kumar Phogat.
          Ashwani Kumar, awaiting orders of posting, has been posted as City Magistrate, Jhajjar vice Vijay.
          Rajiv Parshad, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula has been posted as Joint Director (Admn.), Secondary Education and Deputy Secretary, School Education against vacant post.
          Manish Kumar Phogat, City Magistrate, Jind has been posted as City Magistrate, Charkhi Dadri vice Amar Deep Singh.
          Sushil Kumar-III, City Magistrate, Kaithal has been given additional charge of Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal relieving Shakti Singh of the said charge.

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Benefit of 7th Pay Commission to all contractual employees under National Health Mission (NHM). 

Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Government has decided to give the benefit of 7th Pay Commission to all contractual employees under National Health Mission (NHM). The hike of 14.29 per cent is to be extended to about 12,500 contractual employees working with NHM. With this hike, the additional annual liability would be Rs 32.42 crore.
        While stating this here today, Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal had approved the proposal of 7th Pay Commission to give hike of 14.29 per cent to all contractual staff working under various departments, boards and corporations. 
          This is for first time in the history of NHM that State Government has given rise of 14.29 per cent from the State Budget. The benefit of hike is in addition to the each year’s hike in salary, which is given by Government of India, he added.
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Haryana Higher Education Department

Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Higher Education Department has asked all eligible extension lecturers, previously working in Government colleges on workload basis, to contact Principal of any Government College of their choice for adjustment. 
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that such extension lecturers could also forward their request through email or speed post or by hand upto September 25 on prescribed format. If such lecturers receives a message from any college, they must respond to the concerned college immediately, failing which it would be treated as their unwillingness to join the college. 
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Reallocation of districts to Ministers as chairpersons of District Public Relations and Grievances Committees.
Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Government has reallocated districts to Ministers as chairpersons of District Public Relations and Grievances Committees.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the monthly meetings of the Committee of district Gurugram would now be presided over by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
          He said that Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu and Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar would preside over the monthly meetings of these committees in Bhiwani, Jind and, Rohtak and Dadri districts, respectively.
          Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar and Industries Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel would preside over the monthly meetings of these committees in Kaithal and Panipat, Jhajjar and Rewari, Panchkula and Yamunanagar, Sonipat and Ambala, and Mahendragarh and Palwal districts, respectively. 
          He said that Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar, Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Nayab Singh would preside over the monthly meetings of the committees in Faridabad, Sirsa and Fatehabad, Kurukshetra, Hisar and Nuh, and Karnal districts, respectively.
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Qualifying State Eligibility Test in Computer Appreciation and Application (SETC) 

Chandigarh, Sept 22 – In Haryana, qualifying State Eligibility Test in Computer Appreciation and Application (SETC) will be a mandatory criterion for recruitment on Group ‘C’ posts of Clerk. 
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that those have passed SETC would only be eligible for recruitment on the post of Clerk. The SETC would not applicable in case of Group ‘C’ posts other than Clerk.
          He said that persons already having computer qualifications from reputed institutions such as BCA, MCA, B.Tech or M,Tech in Computers, diploma in computers from government polytechnics, Haryana Knowledge Corporation Limited, Hartron, DOEACC or NIELIT would be exempted from SETC. 
          All the Administrative Secretaries, Head of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court have been asked to amend their service rules to this effect. 
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Haryana Power Utilities 
Chandigarh September 22: The Haryana Power Utilities have decided to set up help desks in all its sub divisional offices in the State to ensure that the electricity consumers need to make frequent round of the offices for getting new electricity connection and also to prevent them from the middlemen. These help desks would remain operational on all working days. 
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) said that a decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Operational Review Committee held under the Chairmanship of Mr Shatrujeet Singh Kapur, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, UHBVN in Panchkula near here today.
           He said that  complete information from  the online application upto online payment of electricity bills would be provided to the consumers at these help desks. He said that apart from this, the consumers would also be able to apply online for the new connections and pay their electricity charges at the Atal Seva Kendras established in the State. 
           The spokesman said that in order to redress the complaints of the electricity consumers of the State on priority basis, a centralized call centre of both the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has been set up at Gurugram where anyone could lodge electricity related complaint on toll-free numbers 1912, 1800-180-1550 and 1800-180-4334. About 70,000 complaints were registered in the call centre every month and these were being redressed in a fixed time limit, he added. He said that now a whatsapp number would also be started soon for the convenient of the consumers.  
            He said that with a view to further strengthen the call centre system; qualitative improvement is being brought about in the Bijli Suvidha Kendra’s already operational in the Circle Offices of the Nigam. The complaints received at the centralized call centre would immediately flash on the computers at these Bijli Suvidha Kendra’s and the employees of these Suvidha Kendra would issue directions to the concerned employees at their own level so as to rectify the faulty at the earliest. 
          He said that in the meeting, Mr Shatrujeet Singh Kapur has issued directions to include maximum consumers in the data base so that prompt action could be taken to redress their complaints. He also directed that the connection be issued within seven days of receiving the application. Besides, he also directed to install CCTV cameras in all sub-divisional offices.
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High level delegation to Israel from September 23 to 28, 2017 to study Advance Technologies in Dairy Cattle.

Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr Om Parkash Dhankar will lead a high level delegation to Israel from September 23 to 28, 2017 to study Advance Technologies in Dairy Cattle.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the delegation included MLAs Mr Shyam Singh Rana, Mr Naresh Kaushik, Chairman Haryana, Haryana Livestock Development Board, Mr Rishi Parkash Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Mr P.K. Mahapatra, Financial Advisor, Mr Sunil Saran, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. G.S. Jakhar and Vice Chancellor, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Dr. Gurdial Singh.
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Guidelines for the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017 beginning October 1
Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Haryana Government has issued guidelines for the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2017 beginning October 1
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that procurement of leviable paddy would begin on October 1 and continue up to December 15, 2017 and the procurement of bajra period would be from October 1 to November 15, 2017. The Central government has fixed the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy at Rs 1,550 per quintal for common variety and for Rs 1,590 per quintal for the grade ‘A’ variety.
          He said in case of Coarse grain, the MSP for bajra was Rs 1,425 per quintal, jowar (hybrid) Rs 1,700 per quintal, Maladandi Rs1,725 per quintal and maize would be procured at MSP of Rs 1,425 per quintal.
          He said on the basis of reports from the Agriculture Department and field, it was estimated that about 45 lakh metric tonnes of leviable paddy would arrive in the mandis and purchase centres of Haryana. Procurement agencies’ share of purchase would be about 44.43 lakh metric tonnes. The rest about 0.47 lakh metric tonnes was expected to be purchased by millers and dealers. The leviable paddy purchased by the procurement agencies would have to be milled and the entire Custom Milled Rice (CMR) manufactured from such paddy would have to be delivered to the Central pool by March 2018.
          He said that the state government was committed to make payments to farmers within 48-72 hours. For this, sufficient cash credit limit for purchase of paddy and bajra was being arranged from the Reserve Bank of India. The state procuring agencies would make the arrangement of funds at their own level. The department would place sufficient funds at the disposal of District Food and Supplies Controllers for procurement purposes.
          The Department would start functioning control rooms at the State headquarter as well as district headquarters well before the commencement of season. The other procuring agencies would also set up their control rooms at their state headquarters as well as district headquarters. Each procuring agency would deploy sufficient staff in the mandis allocated to them.
          The Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board had already made mandatory for every arthia to have electric fan or jarnas, sufficient labour, wooden crates, polythene covers. This facility could be availed by any farmer to bring his produce upto the prescribed specifications. The staff of Market committees and procuring agencies must ensure that every athia in the mandis has made arrangements of this cleaning facility.
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Posting orders of five IAS officers
Chandigarh, Sept 22– Haryana Government has issued posting orders of five IAS officers awaiting orders of posting, with immediate effect.
          Mohd. Imran Raza has been posted Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) (Civil), Gharaunda relieving HCS officer, Varsha Khangwal of the said charge. 
          Prashant Panwar has been posted SDO (Civil), Ballabhgarh vice Pratap Singh, HCS.
          Preeti has been posted SDO (Civil), Hodal against a vacant post.
          Uttam Singh has been posted SDO (Civil), Loharu relieving Rajesh Kumar, HCS of the said charge.
          Rahul Hooda has been posted SDO (Civil), Bhiwani relieving Ajay Chopra, HCS of the said charge. 
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 Vijay Singh Dahiya Promoted
Chandigarh, Sept 22– Haryana Government has promoted IAS officer, Vijay Singh Dahiya to the Super Time Scale (Level 14 in the Pay Matrix) with effect from January 1, 2017 (notionally) that is the date of promotion of his immediate junior Amneet P. Kumar and actual with effect from September 13, 2017.
Vijay Singh Dahiya, IAS, awaiting posting orders has been posted Director General and Secretary, Higher Education Department  against a vacant post.
          Dhirendra Khadgata, ADC-cum-CEO, DRDA, Jind has been given additional charge of Secretary, Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani, during the training period of Anil Nagar, HCS, with immediate effect.
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 Deputy Commissioner, Jind, Mr. Amit Khatri has cancelled licenses of seven brick kilns
Chandigarh, Sept 22 – Deputy Commissioner, Jind, Mr. Amit Khatri has cancelled licenses of seven brick kilns in the district for not getting them renewed in-spite of the directions issued in this regard.
        While stating this today, a spokesman of the District Administration said that these brick kilns had been issued notice earlier to get their license renewed, but they did not paid attention and their licenses were cancelled. He said that a chance was given to them to get their licenses renewed within given period of time still they did nothing to get their licenses renewed.
        These brick kilns included Banarasi Das and Company in village Roopgarh, Kapil Muni Brick Kiln in village Bhana Brahmana, Jain Bricks Company in village Kandela, Durga Brick Kiln in village Anchra Khurd, Aggarwal Bricks Company in village Brahmanwas, Laxmi Brick Company in village Kharal and Om Brick Kiln in village Lajwana Kalan.
        Apart from this, the Deputy Commissioner has constituted seven inspection teams to put a complete check on black marketing of domestic gas in the district.

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