Haryana Government has directed all the Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries to ensure that honourarium is granted in the most deserving cases

Chandigarh, January 6—Haryana Government has directed all the Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries to ensure that honourarium is granted in the most deserving cases and recommendations for honourarium should be restricted to rare and deserving cases and not as a matter of routine. 

          While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that the cases could be recommended by giving detailed justification in case of each individual employee and in no individual case, the amount of honourarium should exceed Rs 10,000 in a financial year. 

          He said that it had become an unhealthy trend in many of the departments for recommending the honourarium over the limits imposed in the rules.  They had been directed to strictly adhere to the provisions of rule 50 to 53 of Chapter-V of Haryana Civil Services (Allowances to Government Employees) Rules, 2016 while making recommendation for honourarium, he added.

          They had also been directed to ensure that honourarium as remuneration is recommended for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit to justify a special reward for it. The recommendation for honourarium should be restricted to rare and exceptional case, he added.

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Haryana Government has set up 103 night shelters across the state, and 30 mobile night shelters will be set up in nine cities within a week to meet the increasing demand.

Chandigarh, January 6--With a view to protecting the poor homeless from intense cold weather, the Haryana Government has set up 103 night shelters across the state, and 30 mobile night shelters will be set up in nine cities within a week to meet the increasing demand.

          Disclosing this here today, Mrs Kavita Jain, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, said the Urban Local Bodies Department was making adequate arrangements to provide the facility of night shelter in all municipal areas for poor homeless people. She urged social welfare organizations to contribute to better management of the night shelters.

          Mrs Jain said the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, himself was closely monitoring proper arrangements at these night shelters. The municipal administration in 80 cities has made adequate arrangements for mattresses, quilts and blankets after identifying night shelters.   

          Additional arrangements have been sought by the administration in Gurgaram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Yamunanagar, Panipat, Sonepat, Panchkula and Kurukshetra, for which approval for setting up 30 mobile night shelters had been given. Out of these, 17 shelters have already been set up and the remaining would be in working order within a week.
    Mrs Jain urged the general public to generate awareness among the needy homeless to make use of these night shelters, and also inform the civic authorities and officers of the district administration about any requirement or improvement to be made. 
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 Jyoti Arora will hold a meeting with the Principals of Government Colleges, Aided Colleges, and Self Financing Degree Colleges through video conferencing on January 8 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Chandigarh, January 6- The Principal Secretary, Haryana Higher Education Department, Mrs Jyoti Arora will hold a meeting with the Principals of Government Colleges, Aided Colleges, and Self Financing Degree Colleges through video conferencing on January 8 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.

          While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that the agenda of this video conference would focus on issues like status of Lesson Plan, workload rationalisation, NAAC Assessment and Accreditation, report of mentorship of students, placement of students, digital learning, status of pass outs of Final Year, status of Wi-Fi campuses, smart classrooms, spoken Tutorials IIT Bombay (MoU), computer labs or learning and any matter to be taken up with Universities. 

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 Haryana has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal. 

Chandigarh, January 6—Haryana has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal. This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grass-roots level but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.

             Disclosing this here today, the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said this initiative had been lauded by the Niti Ayog and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The High Risk Pregnancy Policy has been implemented across the state since November, 2017, for identifying 100 per cent name-based high-risk pregnancy cases, and ensuring their delivery by specialists at civil hospitals.
       “This initiative will definitely increase the pace of decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Still Birth Incidence as morbidity and mortality is quite high in high risk pregnant cases, if not managed timely”, Mr Vij added.
          The Principal Secretary, Health Department, Mr Amit Jha, said, “This innovative web application has been designed  to track every high risk pregnant woman till 42 days after delivery, so that she receives adequate treatment during the ante-natal period for healthy outcome of pregnancy”.
          The Mission Director, National Health Mission, Mrs Amneet P. Kumar, said instructions had been issued to all civil surgeons for 100 per cent entry of high risk pregnant cases in the HRP Portal and their management at Civil Hospitals by specialists. 
            The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Niti Ayog have acknowledged the portal as a good practice to be implemented at the conference held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in Delhi yesterday, she added.
            She said Haryana had also implemented birth companion strategy under which one female attendant would be allowed during delivery in the labour room. The presence of a female birth companion during delivery is a step towards improving the quality of care in labour rooms for improving the maternal and neo-natal outcome and for respectful maternity care, she added.