Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki today mourned the sad demise of former Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Chandigarh, August 16— Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki today mourned the sad demise of former Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In his condolence message, the Governor said that today, India has lost a great son and his demise is irreparable loss to the nation. Today, we have lost a great patriot, liberal thinker, farsighted politician and a leader of masses. He was an ajaatashatru' (a leader with no enemies), respected by leaders of every party.

The Governor prayed to the Almighty that the departed soul might rest in peace.

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The turnover of the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in Haryana has increased to Rs.57628 crore in the year 2016-17 as compared to Rs.49478 crore in 2014-15 .

Chandigarh, August 16 : The turnover of the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in Haryana has increased to Rs.57628 crore in the year 2016-17 as compared to Rs.49478 crore in 2014-15 .

This was informed during a review meeting of PSEs held under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. The Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu was also present in the meeting. The turnover of PSEs have made promising improvement in the past over a period of four years.

It was informed during this meeting that since the turnover has gone up considerably over this period, therefore there is considerable increase in the economic activities by the PSEs which is considered to be a favorable parameter to the economic growth.

It was informed that the number of PSEs under profit have increased from 20 in 2014 to 26 on March 31, 2017. Whereas the number of loss making Public Sector Enterprises have gone down from 24 to 20 over a similar period. Also, the loss in quantitative term has reduced from Rs.4247 crore to Rs.1148 crore during this period.

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The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has mourned the sad demise of Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, and described it as an irreparable loss to the nation, its polity, and the BJP.

Chandigarh, August 16— The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has mourned the sad demise of Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, and described it as an irreparable loss to the nation, its polity, and the BJP. Mr Vajpayee breathed his last at the AIIMS in New Delhi today where he had been admitted nine weeks ago and was put on life support system.

In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said the poet-cum-journalist-turned two-time Prime Minister and parliamentarian of rare attributes and faculties bestrode the political scene in the country like a colossus, commanding the respect of even those across the political spectrum.

“A powerful orator, parliamentarism of unmatched debating skills, an able administrator, and a statesman of rare foresight, his contribution to the country and its economy as the Prime Minister of India will remain etched in golden letters. His undiluted commitment and unending zeal to take the country to greater heights made him roll out economic reforms, and earned him the Pokharan repute which put the country on the road to nuclear energy.”

Mr Vajpayee was a towering figure in the world of letters, politics and public service. In his death, the country has lost a versatile genius who always stood for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden, the Chief Minister added.

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The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued directions that the owners of combine harvester desirous of undertaking the harvesting of paddy would attach Super Straw Management System (SSMS) with the harvester

Chandigarh August 16– The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued directions that the owners of combine harvester desirous of undertaking the harvesting of paddy would attach Super Straw Management System (SSMS) with the harvester and no machine would be allowed to harvest paddy in the state without functional SSMS attached to it.

Stating this here today, a spokesman of the HSPCB said various studies conducted by reputed agencies and institutions revealed that SSMS, when attached with combine harvester during paddy harvesting, facilitates cutting of paddy straw into small pieces, enabling the farmers to sow the next crop without burning the paddy straw, as is being practiced illegally in the state.

The HSPCB had considered the matter related to indiscriminate burning of left-over paddy straw and stubble in open fields. The burning of straw after harvesting is the main reason of air pollution in the state and adjoining Delhi and NCR. Such actions are causing irreparable damaged to the soil and receiving environment.

The spokesman said in order to curb the menace of crop residue burning during the harvesting season, the Haryana Environment Department has issued notification dated September 16, 2003, prohibiting indiscriminate burning of the left-over paddy straw and wheat stubble in the state.

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, has prohibited agriculture crop residue burning in NCR region, including Haryana, the spokesman added.

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Detective team of Haryana Police in Jind has succeeded in arresting notorious criminal Puneet alias Kadwa after a brief encounter.

Chandigarh, August 16 – Detective team of Haryana Police in Jind has succeeded in arresting notorious criminal Puneet alias Kadwa after a brief encounter. Police has also recovered two pistols and two live cartridges from his possession.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that he was wanted in 11 cases of murder, attempt to murder, robbery and decoity. Police team got secret information that a suspect with a bag is waiting for someone near village Bahamanwas. Acting swiftly, police immediately rushed to the spot. After seeing the police team, the accused tried to flee away and fired a gun shot on police team. However, he could not manage to escape. Police booked the accused and when searched, two pistols and two live cartridges were found. During preliminary interrogation, he confessed to having committed crime and his involvement in 11 cases of murder, attempt to murder, loot and decoity in Bhiwani, Jind, Hansi and Rohtak. He was out on bail from jail on May 14, 2018.

He said that remand would be sought by producing him in the court so that his involvement in other cases could be unearthed.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu appreciated the efforts being made by Jind Police in arresting criminals and other anti-social elements. He also directed to conduct regular raids on suspected locations so as to keep a close check and curb illegal activities in respective areas.

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Nikhil Gajraj, Director, Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records, Special Officer (HQ) and Special LAO and Special Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management department, Haryana, has been given the additional charge of Managing Director, Global City Project

Chandigarh, Aug 16 – Nikhil Gajraj, Director, Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records, Special Officer (HQ) and Special LAO and Special Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management department, Haryana, has been given the additional charge of Managing Director, Global City Project, with immediate effect.

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The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval to increase the stipend of internship students of B.A.M.S. in MSM Institute of Ayurveda, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan Sonipat.

Chandigarh, August 16 : The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval to increase the stipend of internship students of B.A.M.S. in MSM Institute of Ayurveda, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan Sonipat.

Giving details an official spokesperson said that on the request of registrar and the students, the stipend of BAMS interns which was earlier Rs. 4500 per month is now increased to Rs. 10,000 per month. This stipend is at par with the stipend of students of Shri Krishna Ayurvedic College, Kurukshetra which is fixed by the AYUSH Department.

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Haryana Government has directed all the Heads of Departments and Managing Directors or Chief Administrators of Boards, Corporations and Public Undertakings, to engage persons on contractual basis in various departments

Chandigarh, August 16- Haryana Government has directed all the Heads of Departments and Managing Directors or Chief Administrators of Boards, Corporations and Public Undertakings, to engage persons on contractual basis in various departments or boards or corporations, under Part-II of outsourcing policy, through the Saksham Portal.

Giving details on this today, an official spokesman said that all department, boards and corporations of the state government would hire persons for Group C vacant posts under Outsourcing Policy Part-II, through the Saksham Web Portal developed by Employment department https://hreyahs.gov.in.

He said that all persons desiring to be engaged under Outsourcing Policy Part II should register themselves on the Saksham Portal. While applying for the job on Saksham Portal, the applicant should mention his Saksham Portal registration number, he added.

According to instructions issued on June 9, 2016, the departments, boards and corporations are required to frame transparent selection criteria approved at the level of Administrative Secretary. There should be no written examination and interviews. The applications should be taken on Saksham Web Portal only, he added.

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Haryana Government has framed Cadre Change Policy for District Cadre Teachers that is, PRT, JBT, HT Teachers and Classical and Vernacular (C&V) Teachers working on regular basis in Elementary Education Department.

Chandigarh, Aug 16– Haryana Government has framed Cadre Change Policy for District Cadre Teachers that is, PRT, JBT, HT Teachers and Classical and Vernacular (C&V) Teachers working on regular basis in Elementary Education Department.

While stating this here, the Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma said that only District Cadre Teachers who are working on regular basis in Elementary Education Department are eligible to be considered for transfer under this policy. The applicant teacher must have completed three years of regular service as ‘Teacher’ under School Education Department of the State Government, he added.

He said that all those teachers who have been recruited specifically against Mewat cadre would not be transferred out of Mewat. However, others teachers, though working in Mewat are eligible to be considered for transfer under this policy. The applicant teacher would mention maximum three districts of his or her choice on the MIS portal of the department.

The Minister said that at any point of time, the Department would have the district wise requirement of teachers based on the latest rationalisation along-with the reserve staff. Reserve staff would comprise of the vacancy created due to teachers being on various kind of leaves like maternity leave, child care leave, study leave and extraordinary leave. The percentage of various categories such as General, SC, BC-A, BC-B and ExServiceman as ratio of district requirement would be maintained at the district level as much as possible. However, the state would relax this rule for certain categories like Physically Handicapped.

He said that if a teacher volunteer to participate in the transfer drive then it would be assumed that he or she consents to the change of his or her cadre and that his lien and seniority would be affected as specified in this policy. If a teacher had participated in a particular cadre change drive under this policy, then he or she would be ineligible to participate in such cadre change drives for next three years. The department can specify additional conditions which would be deemed to be consented by the teacher voluntarily participating in the transfer drive.

Mr. Sharma said that for every category, there would be two kind of vacancies except Physically Handicapped category. He said that the difference in the requirement of a district and the regular teachers posted in a particular district would constitute the Actual Vacancy. Apart from this, a teacher who is participating in the transfer drive, that is, who has volunteered and filled at least one choice district on portal would contribute to the vacancy in that district in his or her own category, would be known as Deemed Vacancy.

He said that teachers who are 90 per cent or more physical disability, currently suffering from cancer, having undergone bye-pass heart surgery, had kidney transplant or currently undergoing dialysis would be assigned the district of their choice irrespective of the vacancy position in the district. Rest of the teachers would be sorted in the decreasing order of the marks obtained by them in their respective category. Their choices would be considered against the available vacancies. Teacher with more marks would get priority over teachers with lesser marks.

The Minister said that in the eventuality of tie, that is, teachers having exactly same marks, the seniority for the purpose of consideration of the choices would be decided. He said that on joining new district, teachers would be placed at the end of seniority list of that district. Their lien in the previous district would end on joining the new district. The teacher whose date of joining in the current district is earlier would be considered senior after getting transferred to the next same district or cadre.

If any teacher feels that his or her cadre has been changed against the provisions of this policy then he or she can file online grievance on the portal provided by the department within 15 days of issuance of such order. Such grievance would be redressed as per the provisions of this policy and an appropriate decision would be taken by the department as deem fit, he added.