Haryana Public Service Commission to conduct  interview for the posts of Assistant Professor (College Cadre) of Economics, Public Administration, English and Home Science in Higher Education Department from November 27, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Chandigarh, November 21- Haryana Public Service Commission will conduct  interview for the posts of Assistant Professor (College Cadre) of Economics, Public Administration, English and Home Science in Higher Education Department from November 27, 2017 to December 1, 2017 in Commission’s office, Bays No. 1-10, Block-B, Sector-4, Panchkula.

          While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that the schedule for interview had been uploaded on Commission’s website http://hpsc.gov.in . Interview letters were being sent separately to the eligible candidates.

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Haryana Directorate of School Education has decided to make Sugam Sampark Portal as simple and accessible as its name speaks so that grievances related to transfers of teachers made under Teacher Transfer Policy could be dealt with promptly.

Chandigarh, Nov 21 – Haryana Directorate of School Education has decided to make Sugam Sampark Portal as simple and accessible as its name speaks so that grievances related to transfers of teachers made under Teacher Transfer Policy could be dealt with promptly.
        While stating this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. K.K. Khandelwal said that after having coming into effect the Teacher Transfer Policy, the transfers were being carried out through IT system. Yet, many unforeseen grievances are being recorded on the Portal by the teachers and they were also personally visiting the Directorate and various authorities. He said that the examination of genuineness of a grievance was a very tough job as it requires investigation of electronic record and seeing the feasibility of grievances in the environment of the Teacher Transfer Policy.
        He said that the proposals once investigated and prepared from the IT Cell were getting stuck up in the avoidable administrative routine of putting up the file right from a clerk up to then Assistant, Superintendent, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Joint Director, Additional Director, Director and Additional Chief Secretary, School Education. This consumes a lot of precious time of the Directorate and the teacher keeps on waiting for redressal of their grievances. 
          Therefore, it has been decided to create a Transfer Cell comprising Additional Director, Superintendent and a programmer of IT Cell related with transfer matters. This Transfer Cell would put up proposal to the Director or Additional Chief Secretary, School Education in quickest possible manner, he added.
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 Taking serious note of case of death of a child during his treatment at Fortis Hospital, Gurugram and his treatment bill of Rs 18 lakh, Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij today ordered that a senior officer would investigate this case.

 
 Chandigarh, Nov 21- Taking serious note of case of death of a child during his treatment at Fortis Hospital, Gurugram and his treatment bill of Rs 18 lakh, Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij today ordered that a senior officer would investigate this case.
          He said that in Haryana, no hospital would be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of people. He said that directions have been issued to officers to submit the report of its investigation, at the earliest, so as to take strict action against the guilty.
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 Haryana Government has increased by more than twice the financial assistance being given to World War II veterans and their widows.
 
Chandigarh, Nov 21 – Haryana Government has increased by more than twice the financial assistance being given to World War II veterans and their widows. This decision would benefit 4,060 beneficiaries in the state.
          While stating this here today, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the financial assistance of Rs 4,500 per month has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month. The financial implication on account of enhanced rate of financial assistance is estimated at over Rs 26.79 crore.
          Apart from this, approval has also been given to increase the amount of financial assistance being given to World War II veterans and their widows under various schemes by Rs 400 in November every year.
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Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma has congratulated Ms Manushi Chhillar for becoming Miss World

Chandigarh, Nov 21 – Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma has congratulated Ms Manushi Chhillar for becoming Miss World and added that State Government would honour Manushi, a medical student, at Bhagat Phool Singh Women University, Khanpur Kalan in the presence of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal.
          In a statement issued here today, the Minister said that Haryana’s daughter Manushi has proved her mettle and brought glory to the nation at global level. Our daughters like Sakshi, Geeta, Babita, Rani Rampal, Saina Nehwal and Kalpana Chawla has outshined in various fields and made the whole nation proud at international level.
          He also criticized the derogatory and senseless tweet of Congress MP Mr Shashi Tharoor on Manushi Chhillar and added that Mr Tharoor is a person of distorted mind. What the society can expect from a person who is suspect in murder case of her own wife. His comment had insulted all women in the society.
          Mr Sharma said that statement of Mr Tharoor had shows his anti-women thinking. He should apologize publicly from all women. He said the significant achievement of our daughter Manushi is inspirational, thus Mr Tharoor should have congratulated her rather making senseless and derogatory remarks.  
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A predictive model of disaster response developed by Dr. Sanjeev Goyal, an Assistant Professor at YMCA University of Science and Technology in Faridabad

Chandigarh, Nov 21 – A predictive model of disaster response developed by Dr. Sanjeev Goyal, an Assistant Professor at YMCA University of Science and Technology in Faridabad, has proved to be an effective model in the United States of America for making initial resource requirement estimates needed in the areas affected by river’s flood.
          Dr. Goyal has developed this model as a postdoctoral scholar in the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The study conducted under the supervision of Dr. Louis Luangkesorn, Assistant Professor (Industrial Engineering) at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, was focused on the use of predictive models in disaster response and proved effective to predict the demands for food and shelter services after the major floods.
          Initial results of the model have been used to inform response to floods in Oklahoma and Missouri State floods of the summer 2017 in the United States. With the help of this prediction model, American Red Cross was having initial estimate of finances needed, which is the most critical thing for them on day ‘0’ of riverine floods. This model also helped them to plan openings of shelter and food requirements. Further, work is intended to prepare the model for use by disaster response agencies in making initial resource requirement estimates in areas impacted by flooding rivers.
          YMCA University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dinesh Kumar has congratulated Dr. Goyal on the successful completion of his project. He said that model of prior estimation of resources required for disaster response is an important study which can reduce the mortality rate due to floods in the Country.
          It may be noted that Dr. Goyal had received support from University Grants Commission for the one-year fellowship, which started in October 2016. The work was done with the advice and assistance of Mr. Michael Whitehead, Government Operations Manager at American Red Cross.
          While detailing about his study, Dr. Goyal said that in the early days of a disaster, the deployment of state and national resources into the disaster area is often delayed pending a request for resources from local agencies.
          “The delay can be lengthened because local personnel are conducting response operations for the first time. However, it may be possible to initiate movement of resources into an affected region if an estimate of the needs can be prepared. After that, local agencies make specific requests when preliminary assessments are completed. Predictive models promise to provide these types of estimates”, he added.
          To develop a predictive model, Dr. Goyal and Dr. Luangkesorn have used demographic, physical, and historical data that was readily available outside of the disaster area on the first day of a disaster. Demographic data was represented by the Social Vulnerability Index maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physical damage impacts were represented by the National Weather Service – Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service historical and current flood gauge data. Historical data was available from American Red Cross damage assessment and feeding and sheltering operations from past major floods. Dr. Goyal analyzed river flood data from more than 186 counties and 550 rivers gauges.
          The model seeks to predict the damage to residences and the resulting needs for food and shelter. This prediction can then be used to initiate the assignment of supplies, personnel, logistics, and financial resources to disaster relief. Efforts can be refined as more information is available.
          If data is available, Dr. Goyal has intensions to develop similar model for India, so that more lives can be saved in a scenario like infamous Chennai floods. Furthermore, work is underway to convert this model into a Mobile App under which the Local Disaster Manager will just have to input the location and he can get prediction in terms of how many people will come to shelter, how many houses will be destroyed and how much food is required. This will help to select the warehouse location as well. This model will not only save lives of people, but also help to manage finances.
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Extending a major relief to millions of farmers across the state, the Haryana Power Distribution Corporations have simplified the process for those wanting to get the load increased.

Chandigarh, November 21—Extending a major relief to millions of farmers across the state, the Haryana Power Distribution Corporations have simplified the process for those wanting to get the load increased. Now, the farmers can get the load of their tubewells increased by paying just Rs 1,500 per BHP.
           Giving this information here today, a spokesman of the corporation said earlier consumers in the agricultural sector had to pay the estimated cost of increasing the load which included the cost of transformer and wires. Now, this burden on the farmers has been reduced to Rs 1,500 per BHP.
          The Corporations have appealed to the agricultural consumers to take advantage of this facility and get regulated their increased loads, he added.
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Transfer and posting orders of two District Information and Public Relations Officers (DIPRO) of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department
 
Chandigarh, Nov 21– Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two District Information and Public Relations Officers (DIPRO) of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department with immediate effect.
          Mr Neeraj Kumar, DIPRO, Ambala has been posted as DIPRO, Jhajjar.
          Mr Amit Panwar, DIPRO, Jhajjar has been posted as DIPRO, Ambala.
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51.17 lakh units of electricity have so far been exported by two Cooperative Sugar Mills in Haryana, during the current crushing season.  

Chandigarh, Nov 21– More than 51.17 lakh units of electricity have so far been exported by two Cooperative Sugar Mills in Haryana, during the current crushing season.
          Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that while Rohtak Sugar Mill exported over 27.82 lakh units, Shahbad Cooperative Sugar Mill exported over 23.34 lakh units of electricity.
          He said that the cooperative sugar mills in the State have so far produced over 1.54 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 24.52 lakh quintal sugarcane.
          He said that Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rohtak had produced the maximum of 39,130 quintal sugar by crushing 5.58 lakh quintal sugarcane.
          He said that Cooperative Sugar Mill, Shahabad has produced 25,000 quintal sugar by crushing 3.90 lakh quintal sugarcane, followed by Cooperative Sugar Mill, Kaithal, which has produced 16,650 quintal sugar by crushing 2.66 lakh quintal sugarcane and Cooperative Sugar Mill, Jind which has produced 14,600 quintal sugar by crushing 2.15 lakh quintal sugarcane.
          The spokesman said that Cooperative Sugar Mill Meham has produced 15,850 quintal of sugar by crushing 2.78 lakh quintals sugarcane and Cooperative Sugar Mill, Karnal has produced 15,330 quintal sugar by crushing 2.40 lakh quintal sugarcane. Similarly, Cooperative Sugar Mill, Panipat has produced 9,200 quintal sugar by crushing 1.53 lakh quintal sugarcane, and Cooperative Sugar Mill, Palwal has produced 7,330 quintal sugar by crushing 1.54 lakh quintal sugarcane. Cooperative Sugar Mill, Sonipat had so far produced 5,000 quintal of sugar by crushing 1.23 lakh quintal sugarcane, he added.
           He said that the average sugar recovery in Cooperative Sugar Mills of the state has been 8.09 per cent.
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Haryana Health Department has notified the policy for providing cashless medical services to the State Government employees and pensioners with effect from November 30, 2017.

Chandigarh, Nov 21– Haryana Health Department has notified the policy for providing cashless medical services to the State Government employees and pensioners with effect from November 30, 2017.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the scheme would be only for regular State Government employees and pensioners. 
          He said that spouses and dependents of regular Haryana Government employees and pensioners are not covered under this scheme. However, the spouse and dependents of employees and pensioners would be entitled for treatment as per the existing policy of reimbursement issued dated May 6, 2005. He said that this limited cashless medical facility would be applicable only for six life threatening conditions namely cardiac emergency, accidents, third and fourth stage of cancer, coma, brain haemorrhage and electrocution. This scheme would be applicable at all government medical colleges and government aided Medical Colleges in Haryana, all district hospitals, other health institutions of the state government and all private hospitals empanelled under the State Government.
          He said that all departments of the state government would issue valid identity cards to their regular employees and pensioners to entitle them for availing limited cashless medical services. The pensioners would carry the Pension Payment Order (PPO) and these would be accepted as proof of identity by all the government or private empanelled health facilities for giving limited cashless service to them. Departments would link their identity cards to Aadhaar Numbers, he added.
          The spokesman said that it would be the responsibility of the beneficiary to produce valid ID card or PPO Number to the hospital in order to establish his or her identity of regular employee or pensioner. Similarly, it would be the responsibility of the health institutions to ask for the identity cards or PPO’s from the employees or pensioners and to explain to them whether the condition or surgery or procedures or disease is covered under cashless medical facility or not. 
          He said that the National Informatics Centre would make available the data for identification of employees culled out from HRMS Data. This data would be sent to Health Department who would upload this data on their official website. The database of the pensioners with PPO Numbers would also be made available to the Health Department by Finance Department and NIC. This would also be uploaded on the official website of the Health Department and in case the hospital wants to verify the entitlement of the beneficiary, this would be done by counter checking it on the website of the Health Department.
          He said that a ceiling of Rs five lakh for limited cashless is fixed. If the cost of the treatment exceeds this amount, the excess amount would be paid by the employee or pensioner. This amount could later be got reimbursed from his or her department as per the entitlement and existing reimbursement policy. He said that implant or device would be given in cashless mode only if the cost of the same has been fixed by the Haryana Government. The Central Government has notified the rates of cardiac stents and knee implants in 2017 and these rates would be applicable in place of Haryana Government rates. For implant or device whose cost has not been fixed by the Centre or the State Government, the employee or pensioner would make payment for the same and later get it reimbursed as per the existing reimbursement policy.
          The spokesman said that it would be responsibility of the respective Head of the Department or Head of the Office to ensure payment or disposal of all the medical bills raised by the hospital providing cashless health service must be cleared within 60 days of the receipt of the bill. He said that the cashless medical bills for cashless service given by the hospitals and sent to the respective department would be dealt in the office of Head of the concerned department and payment made to the hospital in time. The Nodal Officer would be responsible in processing of bills, transfer of funds, to address any delay in payments and share grievances.
          He said that all the empanelled Government and private health facilities and all the Government Departments would appoint their respective nodal officers with a dedicated cell and share the contact details of the same on their official website and as well as send an e-mail to the Health Department. The Department would create a new page and would upload the detail of the nodal officers of all the departments, medical colleges and private empanelled hospitals on their website.
          He said that this service being provided on public private partnership mode be given in cashless mode and would continue to be free for the state government employees and beneficiaries. These services would include the cathlab services too. The expenditure incurred would be fit charge under Mukhya Mantri Muft Ilaaj Yojana (MMIY). He said that the expenditure incurred on providing cashless service to regular Haryana Government employees and pensioners in the above mentioned six categories of diseases by the Government Medical Colleges, Government aided Medical Colleges would be fit charge under MMIY.
          The spokesman said that the rates for any package, procedure and surgery like organ transplant and devices or implant rates fixed by the state government from time to time would be applicable on all the government health facilities and empanelled private hospitals. These rates are displayed on the website of Health Department, he added. He said that in case any fake bill or duplication of claim is reported, the beneficiary or institution is liable to be penalized for major penalties under the Haryana Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, as amended from time to time. In case any wrong bill or fake treatment is reported and confirmed, the hospital is liable for de-empanelment and it would be responsibility of the concerned department to send the case to the Health Department.
          While referring to the private empanelled hospitals, he said that such hospitals would give 100 per cent cashless services for the treatment given under prescribed package rates of state government. If the beneficiary is treated for any conditions which is not covered by the prescribed package that is non-package then for hospitals empanelled at PGI rates plus 75 per cent of the balance amount, 80 per cent of the treatment would be made cashless and 20 per cent of the final bill has to be paid by the beneficiary which later on may be submitted by the beneficiary to their concerned department for reimbursement under existing policy as per entitlement.
          He said that for hospitals empanelled at PGI rates only, 50 per cent of treatment would be made cashless and 50 per cent of the final bill has to be paid by the beneficiary which later on may be submitted by the beneficiary to their concerned department for reimbursement under existing policy as per entitlement. He said that in case of poly-trauma where multiple packages are invoked for treatment given in the same sitting or operative procedure then the reimbursement claimed by the private empanelled hospital would be as per the formula that is highest cost package to be reimbursed at the rate of 100 per cent of the package cost, second highest cost package at the rate of 50 per cent of the package cost and third highest cost package at the rate of 25 per cent of the package cost. All other subsequent cost packages at the rate of 25 per cent of the package cost, he added.
          The spokesman said that follow up services in OPD are not cashless. However, if there is another episode of similar life threatening conditions, the same would again qualify for cashless services. He said that two hard copies of each and every bill have to be generated by the hospital, one for the concerned department and another for the patient. The bill in original along with the discharge summary would be submitted by the hospital to the nodal officer of the respective department within seven days of discharge through courier or speed post and a copy of the bill would also be handed over to the beneficiary at the time of discharge. This is in addition to the office copy retained by the hospital. After completion of treatment, the beneficiary would countersign the final bill raised by the hospital, he added.
          He said that all empanelled hospitals would furnish their bank details like name of the bank, account number, IFSC Code, MICR Code and PAN Number with the bill to the concerned nodal officer of the department, for transfer of payment electronically. 
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Haryana Government has decided to construct a Veterinary hospital at village Yara and a new link road from village Machhrauli to Jalkheri in Shahbad assembly constituency

Chandigarh, Nov 21 - Haryana Government has decided to construct a Veterinary hospital at village Yara and a new link road from village Machhrauli to Jalkheri in Shahbad assembly constituency in district Kurukshetra. 
          While stating this here today, Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister, Mr Amarjit Singh said that these and other announcements were made by Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal for the welfare of people of Shahbad and Radaur assembly constituencies. 
          Referring to the announcements of Shahbad assembly, he said that Chief Minister announced a financial grant of Rs15 crore for various development works for the rural areas. He also announced construction of different roads including from Tangore to Nalvi, new link road from Thaska Ali to Kerela, road from Jainipur to Goripur, from Nahar majra to Nagla, from Salani Kalan to Jhinwarheri and road from Baram to Gobind Majra. 
          He said that for the development of Radaur assembly constituency, the Chief Minister announced to construct a hall in Gurudwara, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Ward No.11, widening of road from MLN college to Anaj Mandi and Power House to Police Station, construction of boundary wall of primary school at village Barsan and construction of three permanent toilets at Radaur. 
          Similarly, the Chief Minister also announced the construction of Backward Category Choupal and Ambedkar Bhawan in Radaur, Ambedkar Chaupal and Ambedkar Bhawan at village Farakpur and construction of road from Lakshi Bans to Alahar in Radaur. 
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Mobile app ‘INTRAHARYANA’ Developed

Chandigarh November 21: The National Informatics Centre (NIC), Haryana has developed a mobile app ‘INTRAHARYANA’ where the employee could register itself and view his profile. This app will be available on Google Play Store.
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of Information Technology (IT) Department said that the employee could also intimate his Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) in case any information is incorrect or missing in his profile.
           He said that in some cases, it has observed by NIC that in order to get the salary released, a single service entry has been made in Human Resource Management System (HRMS). Therefore, details of employee service in respect of his posting be filled up as per actual service record till date. He said that the departments have been asked that sub-office be defined in the HRMS upto the root level that is upto the actual place of posting of an employee and not only upto the office of the DDO.
           The spokesman said that it has also been asked that the service profile be verified and the data entry be done with accuracy since the data is going to the centralized database for the government for all purposes. Also, the authenticity of the data be ensured by the concerned DDO in respect of each and every details filled up on HRMS. The DDO and Nodal Officer of the department would be held responsible if the data of an employee in found incorrect. A certificate be obtained from each DDO regarding accuracy of the date, he added.
          He said that in case of any assistance regarding HRMS, the DDO could approach the Nodal Officer or Technical Nodal Officer of the Department. The department would escalate the query or issue to NIC, he further added.  
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67.32 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana as compared to over 62.50 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

Chandigarh, Nov 21– More than 67.32 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana as compared to over 62.50 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 58.69 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 8.63 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers.
          He said that more than 27.36 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Over 19.17 lakh MT by Hafed, over 6.40 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation, over 5.55 lakh MT by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation and 19,585 MT have been purchased by the Food Corporation of India.
          Giving details of arrival in mandis of different districts, the spokesman said that out of the total arrival of paddy, the maximum quantity of paddy has arrived in Karnal which is over 14.47 lakh metric tonnes followed by Kurukshetra over 12.11 lakh metric tonnes. Similarly, over 8.60 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Kaithal, over 8.22 lakh MT Fatehabad, over 7.86 lakh MT in Ambala, over 6.04 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 3.83 lakh MT in Jind, over 2.09 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.30 lakh MT in Panipat, over 1.30 lakh MT in Panchkula, 78,658 MT in Palwal, 36,000 MT in Rohtak, 28,549 MT in Jhajjar and 2,459 MT in Gurugram.
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Command Area Development Authority would execute a pilot project for installation of solar/grid powered micro irrigation infrastructure on three Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) of Ladwa, Shahabad and Pehowa in district Kurukshetra

Chandigarh, Nov 21 – With a view to achieve the Haryana Government’s aim of ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’, the Command Area Development Authority would execute a pilot project for installation of solar/grid powered micro irrigation infrastructure on three Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) of Ladwa, Shahabad and Pehowa in district Kurukshetra for utilising treated water for irrigation. A sum of Rs. 3.65 crore would be spent under this project.
        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the farmers of the area who would be benefited from this water, have already formed Water User Associations and have also given an undertaking to the effect that their area, to be covered under this project, is not covered by any canal command and they are willing to adopt this technology. 
          The spokesman said that the new area would be brought under irrigation with optimum utilization of the available surplus water and the project would encourage use of micro irrigation technologies. It would lead to saving of power and diesel for farmers, and increase in yield as nutrient rich water would be supplied. The water, which was otherwise going waste, would be put to proper use and no land acquisition would be involved, he added.
          He said that on the directions of the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, the Command Area Development Authority has initiated a Pilot Project for utilising surplus water from overflowing ponds in the villages. He said that sedimentation chamber would be constructed to separate out the coarse sediments thereby providing clear water. This project would save the villages from various diseases arising out of the overflowing and accumulated water. The total cost of the project is Rs.16.68 crore and 50 villages of 10 districts would be covered under this project.