Haryana Government has abolished the necessity of carrying original documents such as driving license, vehicle registration and pollution certificate, with immediate effect.

Chandigarh, Nov 20 – Haryana Government has abolished the necessity of carrying original documents such as driving license, vehicle registration and pollution certificate, with immediate effect. Now, people can carry soft copies of their documents in DigiLocker or m-Parivahan mobile applications.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Transport Department said that directions in this regard have been issued to all enforcement agencies today.

He said that the DigiLocker would have two benefits. One it would be safe for people to keep their documents in digilocker and second they can show soft copies of documents when asked to produce by any officer concerned.

The spokesman said that the copies of documents kept in DigiLocker would be valid and no enforcement agency would deny accepting it as a proof.

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Haryana Transport Department has clarified that as per the Factory Act and Overtime Policy of the Department dated February 1, 2002, the duty of driver and conductor is not for maximum eight hours a day instead it is for 48 hours per week.


Chandigarh, Nov 20 – Haryana Transport Department has clarified that as per the Factory Act and Overtime Policy of the Department dated February 1, 2002, the duty of driver and conductor is not for maximum eight hours a day instead it is for 48 hours per week.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Transport Department said that if any driver or conductor on rotation performs his duty for about 10 hours in a day then the extra two hours duty would be adjusted in coming days’ duty. After 48 hours work, drivers and conductors would be given weekly off alongwith rest for additional work.

He said that at present the fleet of Haryana State Roadways buses has been providing transport facility to about 12 lakh passengers per day. The buses are plying as per schedule within the state and on interstate routes. This way, state transport covers about 12.50 lakh km distance per day with state roadways buses operated by 24 depots. According to the provisions of the Overtime Policy of the Department, overtime is paid to drivers and conductors for performing duty for kilometres prescribed more than 1200 kilometers per week and 48 hours per week. Fulfilling both these conditions is prerequisite for eligibility for overtime. At present, the Department has been spending about Rs 130 crore annually under the overtime head.

The spokesman said that out of the available total buses in the fleet of state roadways, about 3,500 buses are plying. A ratio of 1:1.4 has been fixed by the Department for drivers and conductors for plying buses, that is, there is requirement of 14 drivers and 14 conductors for every 10 buses. At present, there are 6744 drivers and 5867 conductors in the Department which are adequate for plying buses in the state. Keeping in view the facility and safety of the passengers travelling in state roadways buses, the State Government has decided to reduce the expenditure on overtime head and bring it to zero. In this direction, it has been clarified that for this purpose, neither the buses plying on routes are being reduced not the length of operational routes (rotation) are being reduced.

He said that as per the provisions made under the Overtime Policy, directions have been issued to all depot General Managers to take 48 hours work per week from all drivers and conductors. They have also been directed to schedule the time table so that each driver and conductor would work for not more than 48 hours per week. It has also been clarified to the General Managers that buses should not be left in between rotation/route in any condition and buses should stop at their destination so that passengers may not have to face any inconvenience.

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The famous ongoing five day Shri Kapal Mochan-Adi-Badri Mela in Bilaspur, district Yamuna Nagar which has started on November 19, expected to have around 7 lakh pilgrims this year from all over the regions.

Chandigarh, November 20– The famous ongoing five day Shri Kapal Mochan-Adi-Badri Mela in Bilaspur, district Yamuna Nagar which has started on November 19, expected to have around 7 lakh pilgrims this year from all over the regions. The district administration, police administration and other department have made special arrangements for the safety and convenience of these visitors.

While giving details an official spokesman said that the whole fair is divided into four sectors and boats have been arranged for all the pious Sarovars. Focussing on environmental conservation, the fair is arranged polythene free. Apart from this special arrangements have been made to supply clean drinking water for the pilgrims. An exhibition having 40 stalls, depicting four years of developmental activities of the State Government has also been set up in the fair.

The religious and unique Kapal Mochan fair is organised every year on the last five days of Kartik Purnima. The fair is attended by people of all religions giving message of universal brotherhood and kindness. This Kapal Mochan fair has historical relevance and has been organized since ancient times.

The devotees visit Shri Kapal Mochan-Adi-Badri Mela with honesty, faith and affection for the fulfilment of their wishes. That is the reason that thousands of years have passed and today also the devotees come here with the same enthusiasm. Thus pilgrims take a holy dip in Sarovars for Moksha.

He said that Shri Kapal Mochan-Adi-Badri Mela is the biggest fair of Northern region. This is an historical pilgrimage which is also visited by Lord Rama, Lord Mahadev, Lord Krishna, Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji and Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

The spokesman said that the fair is the symbol of national solidarity, visited by devotees from all over the nation including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Chandigarh, November 20: Haryana Government has given Sanjay Joon, Managing Director, Haryana Medical Services Corporation Ltd., the additional charge of Special Secretary, Haryana Fisheries Department with immediate effect.

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‘Sir Chhotu Ram’s Memorial Lecture’

Chandigarh, November 20– Union Minister of Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh will be the chief guest of the ‘Sir Chhotu Ram’s Memorial Lecture’ to be organised at J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad on November 21, 2018. The lecture is being organised by the University in association with Rashtriya Chetna Shakti Foundation Faridabad on the topic ‘Farmers Problem and their solutions’.

The eminent historian and scholar Dr. K.C. Yadav will be the keynote speaker of the program and present his view on the topic in context to Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram. The program will be presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar. The program has been convened by retired IAS officer and president of Rashtriya Chetna Shakti Foundation Faridabad Dr. Sukhbir Singh.

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Haryana Government has retired the then District Revenue Officers (CDC) namely Mohinder Singh Sangwan and Naresh Sheokand from service prematurely after the age of 55 years

Chandigarh, November 20: Haryana Government has retired the then District Revenue Officers (CDC) namely Mohinder Singh Sangwan and Naresh Sheokand from service prematurely after the age of 55 years due to doubtful integrity and not discharging their official duties satisfactorily.

While giving details an official spokesman said that Mohinder Singh Sangwan was facing five chargesheets under Rule-7 of the relevant Punishment and Appeal Rules. In one chargesheet, the allegations were with regard to irregularities in issuing driving licenses and registration of motor vehicles while working as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil). Three charge-sheets were issued for causing delay in filling of RFAs in the land acquisition matters. Remaining one chargesheet was issued committing irregularities in distribution of land acquisition compensation of village chowki in district Panchkula.

Naresh Sheokand was facing two chargesheets under Rule-7 of the relevant Punishment and Appeal Rules. In one case there was a financial irregularity in respect of amount of Rs 203.50 crore of land acquisition compensation besides embezzlement of Rs 47 crore from the account of National Highway Authority of India. Another chargesheet was with regard to passing of wrong judgement in respect of sale deed dated July 22, 2010 and later on failed to participate in the inquiry conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner in this matter, he added.

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Haryana State Election Commission has prescribed Rs 20 lakh as limit of expenditure for the candidates contesting the election of Mayor of Municipal Corporation.

Chandigarh, November 20– As per the provision made in section 8B of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, the Haryana State Election Commission has prescribed Rs 20 lakh as limit of expenditure for the candidates contesting the election of Mayor of Municipal Corporation.

While stating this, State Election Commissioner, Dr. Dalip Singh said that the other instructions issued vide notification dated May 18, 2017 would remain un-changed.

It may be recalled that the State Election Commission had prescribed the election expenditure limit for contesting candidates for the member of Municipal Corporations vide its notification dated May 18, 2017.

Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 has been amended by the Government according to which Mayor in the state will be chosen through the direct election by the electors of all wards of the concerned Municipal Corporation.