Joint Director of Finance Department Mr. MK Gupta gave training and necessary information to the DDOs for e-vouchers at headquarters level in this regard.

Chandigarh, Jan 14 - In order to make paper bills and salary vouchers in all the offices of Haryana government paperless, today, Joint Director of Finance Department Mr. MK Gupta gave training and necessary information to the DDOs for e-vouchers at headquarters level in this regard.

Giving information in this regard, the government spokesperson said that as per the guidelines of Treasury and Accounts Department, Haryana issued on December 27, 2019, in the first phase of the pilot project, all the offices of District Panchkula in December 2019 and the Treasury Office of Haryana in Chandigarh from January 2020 Salary bills of all subordinate offices have been made completely paperless.

He said that the Treasury and Accounts Department has completed the necessary action for e-vouchers. The spokesperson said that in this system only digital signature, e-voucher will be valid. In which the requirement of submitting the copy of bills by the messengers of the departments' offices in the treasury office will not be required.

Giving information, the spokesperson said that after the success of the first phase, e-vouchers will also be started for offices located in all districts of the state. Mr. Sunil Bahl of Treasury and Accounts Department has been appointed as the nodal officer to run this system smoothly.

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Haryana Government has decided to celebrate International Saraswati Mahotsav from January 27 to 29, 2020

Chandigarh 14 January- Haryana Government has decided to celebrate International Saraswati Mahotsav from January 27 to 29, 2020, in Adi Badri, Yamunanagar district. The three-day 'International Saraswati Mahotsav' will be attended by people from all over India as well as the State. Apart from this, the State Government has also sent an invitation to the Ambassadors of other countries.

Additional Chief Secretary, Arts and Cultural Affairs Department, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal shared this information while presiding over a review meeting held for the preparation of the International Saraswati Mahotsav here today.

In the meeting, the Additional Chief Secretary directed the officers concerned that special attention should be paid for ensuring safety and cleanliness in the Mahotsav. She directed that the use of plastic should be minimum to make the Mahotsav environment-friendly and eco-friendly material should be used for the publicity of this Mahotsav.

It was informed that the inaugural ceremony of International Sarasvati Mahotsav will be held on January 27 at Adi Badri and elaborate arrangements for the inauguration, Havan, Chanting of Shlokas, Cultural programs, tentage, Advertisement, vehicle facility, security, fire safety, cleanliness of the area, Sarasvati Kund has been made for the Mahotsav.

The officers shared that on January 27 to 29, Sarasvati Mela will be organized in Pehowa and cultural program will be organized in the day and evening. Apart from this, Saraswati Maha Aarti will also be performed on all three days. It was informed and that an exhibition will also be held at Pehowa in which the academics, Sarasvati Nadi Shodh Sansthan, Archaeology and Museum Department, Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Department, Haryana Dairy Development Co. Federation, Center of Excellence, Kurukshetra will hold the exhibition.

It was informed in the meeting that on January 28, a seminar will be organized in Kurukshetra on the topic of River and Water Conservation.

The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer, Saraswati Heritage Board, Mr. Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar, Mr. Mukul Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra, Mr. Dhirendra Khadgata, Member, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board were present.

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Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (HSCFDC) has provided financial assistance of over 17.56 crore including Rs.1.34 crore as subsidy among 2211 beneficiaries

Chandigarh January 14: Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (HSCFDC) has provided financial assistance of over 17.56 crore including Rs.1.34 crore as subsidy among 2211 beneficiaries under various schemes during the current financial year, upto December 2019.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department said that members belonging to Scheduled Castes were being provided loans under various categories so as to enable them to set up their ventures and make them self-employable. These categories included agriculture and allied, industrial, trade and business, professional and self-employment sectors. Financial assistance under schemes assisted by National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) was also being provided to them.

He said that under agriculture and allied sector, over Rs 6.97 crore loans for dairy and piggery farming, sheep rearing, and jhota buggi or camel cart or mule cart were disbursed among 1248 beneficiaries up to December, this year. Out of which, more than Rs 6.31 crore had been released as a bank loan, over Rs. 66.15 lakh as subsidy and Rs. 20,000 as margin money.

He said that Rs 19.20 lakh had been provided among 26 beneficiaries under industrial sector scheme, out of which, more than Rs 14.68 lakh had been released as a bank loan, over Rs. 2.60 lakh as subsidy and Rs. 1.92 lakh as margin money.

He said that over Rs 5.57 crore among 736 beneficiaries under trade and business sector, out of which, more than Rs 4.39 crore had been released as a bank loan, over Rs. 62.43 lakh as subsidy and Rs. 55.65 lakh as margin money. Similarly, Rs.1 lakh had been released under professional and self-employment sector, out of which, Rs 80,000 had been released as a bank loan, Rs. 10,000 as subsidy and Rs. 10,000 as margin money.

He said that financial assistance of over Rs 4.66 crore had also been released by the corporation among 182 beneficiaries under the schemes assisted by NSFDC. Out of this, NSFDC share is 4.19 crore and a sum of Rs. 42.95 lakh was shared by HSFDC, he added. Apart from this an amount of 3.70 lakh was given as the subsidy.

The spokesman urged the members belonging to Scheduled Castes to take maximum benefits of various schemes being implemented by the Central and State governments.

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PROMOTIONS
Chandigarh January 14: The Haryana Government has promoted five officials of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department with immediate effect.

Among those who have been promoted include Mr. Ravinder Kumar, Production In-charge who has been promoted as Deputy Superintendent, Mr. Kuldeep Rathi, Press Facility Assistant, has been promoted as Production In-charge, Mr. Jot Ram, Sales Manager has been promoted as Press Facility Assistant, Mr. Ravinder Singh, Assistant has been promoted as Sales Manager and Mr. Ramesh Chander, Assistant has been promoted as Cashier.