Netherlands and Haryana will collaborate on areas, including Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Dairying, Poultry, Fisheries, Horticulture and Floriculture.

Chandigarh, May 25 - Netherlands and Haryana will collaborate on areas, including Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Dairying, Poultry, Fisheries, Horticulture and Floriculture. They would also join hands for efficient water management in agriculture, use of brackish water, sub-surface drainage and governing structures, including restoration of water bodies.
        This was disclosed by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P.Dhankar here today.
        The Minister said that in this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Haryana Government and the Netherlands Government, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mr Mark Rutte, and him, in New Delhi during his visit to India.
        He said that the state would be benefitted by its proximity to the market of National Capital Region and we would be able to make the minimum income of Rs one lakh per acre, of farmers. Besides agriculture, this is possible with animal husbandry, dairying and Pisciculture. Netherland has top position in the production of milk and dairy products in the world.
        He said that Netherlands is also known for Food Park and a Food Park would be developed on GT Road in the state. Netherlands and Haryana would work together in mitigating the burning of straw with residue management and for the promotion and development of alternative use of straw.
          Both governments would also collaborate for the development of agro-logistic systems, knowledge centres, advanced agricultural practices and post-harvest management, development of a flower market in NCR region of Haryana, and of pack houses, grading, sorting and cold technologies for horticulture, he added.
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Haryana Police has succeeding in arresting three members of a gang allegedly involved in household theft from Ballabhgarh in Faridabad.

Chandigarh, May 25 – Haryana Police has succeeding in arresting three members of a gang allegedly involved in household theft from Ballabhgarh in Faridabad. The accused used to break into houses and run away with cash and valuables.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that arrested accused have been identified as Ajay alias Bhati, Kuldeep and Govind, all hails from Ballabhgarh. Primary investigation revealed that these accused were involved in household theft cases. As many as three cases of theft have been traced against them registered at different police stations. Police has also recovered a CNG auto, one motorcycle, one mangalsutra, three gold rings, four sets of silver pajeb, Rs 30,000 cash and a mobile phone from their possession. 
          He said that a team of Crime Branch, Ballabhgarh, on a tip-off have arrested all the accused. During interrogation, the accused revealed that they are drug addictive and have already been jailed. The accused would be produced in court today.
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Haryana Police have cracked a double murder case with the arrest of two key accused from Ludhiana in Punjab.

Chandigarh, May 25 – Haryana Police have cracked a double murder case with the arrest of two key accused from Ludhiana in Punjab. Carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 each, the arrested accused were allegedly involved in over one and half dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, robbery and loot.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that arrested accused identified as Satte alias Satpal, a resident of Billochpur and Sulledin of Pirgadhi, alongwith other person, fired gunshots  at Mr Santraj, former Chairman Market Committee and his cousin Mr Birpal, which led to their death.
          He said that both Mr Santraj and Mr Birpal were sitting at a shop in village Billochpur, Palwal on December 5, 2017. At the same time, Satte and Sulledin alongwith other person Dhan Singh came down from a Etios car, fired gunshots at both of them and fled away. A case to this effect was registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code at police station Hasanpur in Palwal onDecember 5, last. Police has already arrested nine other persons in this case. 
          He said that a team of Crime Investigation Agency, Palwal has arrested both the accused on May 24, 2018 from Ludhiana.  While Satte was involved in 12 criminal cases registered in different police stations, eight criminal cases were registered against another accused Sulledin. Further investigation was in progress, he added.
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 Step has been taken in order to secure the confidential data and record concerning various examinations.

Chandigarh May 25: While reacting to the news item regarding sealing of the office room of Mr Bharat Bhushan Bharti, the spokesman of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) today said that step has been taken in order to secure the confidential data and record concerning various examinations.
          The spokesman said that the day to day work of the Commission and recruitment process would continue smoothly.
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  State Government has decided to provide ration cards to those belonging to Vimukt, Ghumantu, Ardh-Ghumantu and Tapriwas castes to enable them to avail the benefits of housing under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna.
Chandigarh, May 25 – In order to improve the socio-economic status of nomadic families and to bring them into the mainstream by providing them the facility of permanent houses, the State Government has decided to provide ration cards to those belonging to Vimukt, Ghumantu, Ardh-Ghumantu and Tapriwas castes to enable them to avail the benefits of housing under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna.
          The Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Mr Karan Dev Kamboj said that in its first phase, the state government would provide ration cards for the purpose of providing them housing. The officers and officials of the Department would set up special camps in their colonies for making ration cards. The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has taken this initiative to bring these tribes into the mainstream, whereas the previous governments had not done anything for the welfare of these tribes.
          He said that under the leadership of Mr Manohar Lal, the present government is the first government who has taken initiatives for the welfare of every section of the society. It is the results of his vision that Haryana Vimukta-Ghumantu Jati Vikas Boardhad been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr Balwan Singh. Through this Board, many new schemes have been formulated for the welfare of these tribes, he added.
          He said that the camps would be set up in the colonies like Gawariya, Baadi, Bawria, Sansi Perna, Bhatu, Rechband, Chhatu, Kuchband, Bhedkut, Singiwala, Kanjar, Heidi or Naiz, Sapela, Sepra, Dheha, Gadi Lohaar, Odh,  Mahtma, Bangali, Braad Gandila, Nat, Meena, Ghinwara, Mirasi (Hindu), Doom, Mallah, Gagra, sikligar, and Hansi, for making ration card as their identity proof. After issuing them ration cards, they would be provided permanent housing under PMAY.
          The Chief Minister had also held rallies in Panipat and Fatehabad to make these tribes aware of their rights and the schemes for their benefits, he added. 
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 ADDITIONAL CHARGE
 
Chandigarh, May 25- Haryana Government has given Mr Anil Kumar, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Ellenabad, the additional charge of Joint Director, Consolidation of Holdings, Rohtak, with immediate effect.
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aryana Government today announced to increase the minimum monthly and daily wages of labourers of different categories, with effect from January 1,2018.

Chandigarh, May 25- Haryana Government today announced to increase the minimum monthly and daily wages of labourers of different categories, with effect from January 1,2018.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Labour Department said that these wages have been enhanced in view of the increase of 106 points in the price index.
          He said that the Government has made a provision in the Minimum Wages Act to fix minimum wages on the basis of Consumer Price Index. After every six months, the Consumer Price Index is reviewed in the months of January and July and accordingly, the minimum wages are fixed.
          Detailing out the wages, the spokesman said that in case of unskilled labour, the monthly wages would be Rs 8497.56 and daily wages Rs 326.82. In case of semi skilled (A), these would be Rs 8922.43 per month and Rs 343.17 per day. Similarly, in case of semi skilled (B) labourers, the wages would be Rs 9368.54 per month and Rs 360.32 per day. For skilled (A) category, these would be Rs 9836.97 and Rs 378.34 and for skilled (B) category, these would be Rs 10328.83 and Rs 397.26. He said that a highly skilled labourer would get monthly wages of Rs 10,845.27 and daily wages of Rs 417.12.
          He said that in case of Clerk and General Staff, an under matriculate would get monthly wages of Rs 8,922.43 or Rs 343.17 daily. A matriculate but not graduate would get Rs 9,368.54 per month or Rs 360.32 per day. Similarly, a graduate or above would get Rs 9,836.97 per month or Rs 378.34 per day. A steno typist would be given Rs 9,368.54 per month or Rs 360.32 per day. A Junior Scale Stenographer would be paid Rs 9,836.97 per month or Rs 378.34 per day. Similarly, Senior Scale Stenographer would be paid Rs 10,328.83 per month or Rs 397.26 per day. Personal Assistant would be paid Rs 10,845.27 per month or Rs 417.12 per day. Private Secretary would get Rs 11,387.53 per month or Rs 437.98 per day. Data Entry Operator would get Rs 9,836.97 per month or Rs 378.34 per day. A driver of light vehicle would be paid Rs 10,328.83 per month or Rs 397.26 per day and that of heavy vehicle Rs 10,845.27 per month or Rs 417.12 per day.
          In case of security guards, without Arms, would be paid Rs 8,922.43 per month or Rs 343.17 per day. Those with Arms would get Rs 10,328.83 per month or Rs 397.26 per day. Security Inspector/Security Officer/Security Supervisor would be paid Rs 10,845.27 per month or Rs 417.12 per day. A Safai Karamchari would get Rs 9,056.61 per month or Rs 348.33 per day.
          He said that wages for those engage in brick-kiln industry have also been revised. He said that a “Pathera” would get Rs 484.16 for bricks per thousand and that of Tiles, Rs 544.69 per thousand. ‘Bharai Wala-A (loading of bricks into kiln) would get Rs 217.86 per thousand bricks provided that the distance between farm and kiln is up to 400 metres. In case the distance is more, the additional wages of Rs 19.34 is given for distance of 100 metres or at the same rate if it is more. This rate would be applicable in case of loading with ass or mule. In category (B), in case of distance of 500 metres, the rate would be Rs 179.13 for filling bricks through tempo or cattle driven cart or with any equipment. In case the distance is more, the additional labour of Rs 19.34 per thousand would be given for every 500 metres or at this rate.
          The ‘Keriwala’ would get Rs 38.71 per thousand bricks and ‘Nikasiwala’ Rs 159.77 per thousand bricks. ‘Chunaiwala’ would get Rs 9,836.97 per month and Mason/Coalman/Jalaiwala would also be given Rs 9,836.97 per month.
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The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 443.13 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 44.15 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season.

Chandigarh, May 25- The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 443.13 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 44.15 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sugarfed said that cooperative sugar mill Shahabad has so far crushed a maximum of 80.72 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 8.55 lakh quintals of sugar, followed by cooperative sugar mill Rohtak which has crushed 63.22 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 6.14 lakh quintals of sugar.
      He said Cooperative Sugar Mill Kaithal has crushed 46.32 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 4.61 lakh quintals of sugar, Cooperative Sugar Mill Meham crushed 43.93 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 4.28 lakh quintals of sugar while Cooperative Sugar Mill Karnal crushed 40.02 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 4.10 lakh quintals of sugar.
          Similarly, Gohana sugar mill has crushed 43.90 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 4.25 lakh quintals of sugar, Jind sugar mill has crushed 31.62 lakh quintals and produced over 3.05 lakh quintal of sugar, Panipat sugar mill crushed 30.84 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 3.06 lakh quintals of sugar, Sonipat sugar mill has crushed 31.47 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 3.11 lakh quintals of sugar and Palwal sugar mill crushed 31.09 lakh quintals of sugarcane and thus produced over 2.95 lakh quintals of sugar.
 
          Apart from this, Assandh sugar mill has crushed 40.01 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 4.02 lakh quintals of sugar. So far, the average recovery of sugar from cooperative sugar mills has been 10.20 per cent.
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Haryana Government has directed all the administrative departments to appoint their Nodal Officers for handling litigation as well as bills of the lawyers. 

Chandigarh May 25: Haryana Government has directed all the administrative departments to appoint their Nodal Officers for handling litigation as well as bills of the lawyers. 
               While stating this here today, a spokesman of Administration of Justice Department said that administrative departments including Boards, Corporations, Banks and Insurance Companies have also been directed to display the particulars of Nodal Officers (Litigation) as appointed on their website. 
          He said that the Nodal Officers (Litigation) will also handle the bills of the lawyers. The bills of a lawyer would be received against proper receipt and by giving proper number with an acknowledgement to the lawyer concerned, so that a proper record is maintained of the pending bills.
          He said that all the bills received by the concerned officer of the department or any other Government Department, Board or Corporation would be forwarded by the said officer to a Nodal Officer as well, for record. It would be the duty of the Nodal Officer to ensure that the payment of the bill be made within the time prescribed. He said that Nodal Officer or the officer concerned, who is responsible for clearing the bill, would communicate the material objections, if any, within a period of two weeks to the lawyer concerned, with a copy to the Nodal Officer. In case of frivolous objections, it would be the responsibility of the Nodal Officer to point out immediately to the department concerned to be careful while raising frivolous objections. 
            He said that the department concerned would ensure the required budget by considering the overall litigation and the last budget along with future requirement and to make available at the appropriate time when the budgetary provisions are made as sometime due to lack of budget, bills are not cleared and are kept pending. It would be the responsibility of the concerned officer dealing with the finance matters that appropriate budget to be kept for the payment of fee bills. 
            He said that the Administrative Secretaries concerned would also take appropriate steps to ensure that the pendency of the fee bills and its status may be put on some website or portal. The Central Government has already provided a portal in the name of LIMBS and module for the advocates which allows advocates to upload bills online and also to monitor the cases in a more proactive manner. Since the area of Central Government is throughout India, States are at liberty to create any other portal or module of that form besides activating the Nodal Officers, he added. 
            He said that in a situation, when a case is entrusted to an Advocate, who has specified his fee, the concerned authority is bound to pay as per his entitlement or policy applicable to the case. As per Rules and Orders of High Court Volume-I, Rules 1 and 1-A of Chapter 16-B, even in a situation where case has been withdrawn from an Advocate and no misconduct or negligence is there on his or her part, the Advocate could not be denied fee. In case there is delay in releasing the payments, the Advocates would be entitled for interest as well.
            He said that all the Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Commissioners of Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Rohtak and Karnal Divisions, all the Deputy Commissioners in the State, Managing Directors, Chief Executives and Member Secretaries of all Boards and Corporations, the Director General of Police, Director General of Prison and Director Prosecution has been directed to ensure the strict compliance of these instructions.
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CABINET MEET

Chandigarh, May 25- Haryana Cabinet will meet under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal at Committee Room, fourth floor, Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh on May 30,2018 at 5 p.m.
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 A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will remain permanently stationed in Panchkula 
 
Chandigarh May 25:  A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will remain permanently stationed in Panchkula as the Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs; Government of India has given its nod for deployment of the team at Panchkula as a Regional Response Centre (RRC). The NDRF team would provide prompt emergency response in case of any disaster in the region. 
            While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard. The Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula and Director General of Police (DGP) has been directed to identify land measuring above two acres or 10,000 square feet of built up area at Panchkula to permanently station the team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in order to provide prompt emergency response in case of any disaster in the region.  
            He said that the NDRF team consisting of Gazetted Officer, seven Sub-ordinate officers and 40 other personnel would be stationed to provide emergency services. Apart from this, adequate space for parking of one light vehicle, one medium vehicle, one bus, one ambulance and one truck and storage of equipment would also be provided for the disaster control management operations. 
            Earlier, the Director General, National Disaster Response Force, New Delhi was requested to station a  team of 45 NDRF personnel at Panchkula for which the consent was given  for  its deployment as a Regional Response Centre.