Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the shops of Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board will be operational in all the district headquarters of the state in the next six months.

Chandigarh, October 23 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the shops of Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board will be operational in all the district headquarters of the state in the next six months. The high-quality products of the Board will be sold at these shops. A big shop will also be opened at the Rest House of the Public Works Department in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi so that Khadi products of Haryana can be sold to foreign tourists. All these shops will be attractively designed in the same standard, size and design.

Deputy Chief Minister, who also has the portfolio of Development and Panchayats Department during a review meeting being held under his Chairmanship directed the officers of ‘Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board’ to encourage the villagers of the rural areas of the state to start manufacturing biscuits made of Bajra, Kurkure and various new products other than khadi jacket, kurta - payjama, bedsheet, quilt, pickle, honey, soap, oil, shampoo and spices. He said that Micro, Small, and Medium Industries (MSMEs) manufacturing the said products will be given Mudra-Loan under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Yojana’ of Centre Government.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the state government wants to promote products made by ‘Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board’ in a big way. He further added that the products will be sold with a ‘logo’ of the Board on it so that ‘Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board’ emerges as a brand.

On this occasion, the Chief Administrator of ‘Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board’ Ms. Ritu, OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Kamlesh Bhadu, along with officers of Haryana Khadi and Village Industries and Industry and Commerce Department were present in the meeting.

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Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij inaugurated a new COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory set up at District Hospital Yamunanagar

Chandigarh, October 23 – Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij inaugurated a new COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory set up at District Hospital Yamunanagar today through videoconferencing. With the inauguration of the present laboratory, this will be the eighth laboratory set up in Government Hospital of the state, which will increase the total figure of laboratories, including the ones in medical colleges to 17.

The Health Minister said that apart from this, the Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two other laboratories. The state government is now providing COVID-19 testing facility at 19 government laboratories. Apart from these, this facility is also being provided to people by six private laboratories in the state. He informed that presently 14,950 tests are being conducted on a daily basis in government hospitals. Similarly, 5,620 tests are conducted in six private hospitals of the state.

The Health Minister said that during the early stages of Corona pandemic there were no such laboratories across the state, due to which samples were sent to laboratory in Pune. Subsequently, the state government strengthened the health infrastructure in Haryana at a fast pace. Sharing more details on the steps being taken by the government he said that the state government is ensuring that modern facilities like MRI, CT scan, dialysis, digital X-ray is provided at all government hospitals in the state. Furthermore, he instructed the Civil Surgeon, Hisar to look for an alternative land for new building of the hospital. Along with this, other Civil Surgeons were also asked to send proposals as per their requirement.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister launched the District Vaccine Store at Charkhi Dadri. With the inauguration of this laboratory all the 22 districts of the state have these stores now. He explained that the vaccine store has significant role in maintaining the cold chain of medicines and vaccines. There are 15 cold chain points in the district, which will be supplied with vaccine from this store. Earlier, these chain points were linked through Bhiwani district. However, with the launch of the new vaccine store the burden on Bhiwani vaccine store will be reduced.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Mr. Rajeev Arora said that the Health Department is aiming to set up such laboratories in all districts of the state. Thus, a similar laboratory will be set up in Bhiwani soon. Apart from this, the facility of conducting other tests in all the District Hospitals of the state will also be given to the patients. He said that the introduction of a vaccine store in Charkhi Dadri will help in maintaining the cold chain. It will provide other necessary facilities including vaccine van, ILR, freezer, cold box etc.

On the occasion, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana, Mr. Prabhjot Singh, Director, AYUSH, Haryana, Mr. Atul Kumar, Director General of Health, Dr. S.B. Kamboj and many officers were present.

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Haryana Health and Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched an Android application and web portal called 'Asha-Pay' for digital payment and monitoring of the state's authorized social health workers (Asha workers).

Chandigarh, October 23 - Haryana Health and Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched an Android application and web portal called 'Asha-Pay' for digital payment and monitoring of the state's authorized social health workers (Asha workers). This will benefit 20268 Asha workers working in the state.

Mr. Vij said that Asha workers are a major strength of our department. With the help of this app, the payment of their monthly honorarium and incentive amount to Asha workers will be digital and faster, he added. He said that along with this, verification and acceptance of the performance and evaluation report of Asha workers will also be digital. This was earlier done in person, due to which the submission of the report and payment of the amount was delayed, he added. He said that with the launch of this app, the old demand of Asha workers will be fulfilled. With the help of this app, the process will be fully monitored by Additional Chief Secretary and MD level officers themselves. He congratulated the officers over the creation of this application by the National Health Mission itself.

The Health Minister said that all Asha workers will be provided CUG SIMs with facility of unlimited calls and 30 GB of 4G Internet monthly data so that this process can be linked to Geo Locations soon. Through this app, Asha workers will upload their daily and monthly activities. Asha workers will also be able to view their incentive claims and find out about the approval and payment and incentive amount. He said that with the help of the app, Asha workers can also track their pending payments at various levels. Not only this, information about the approval and acceptance of activities can be obtained in the app and there will also be a provision to re-submit the rejected activities.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora said that monitoring and report of the performance of Asha workers will also be done at the state headquarters. He said that information on best performing Asha workers and inaction in the state, district, and block will also be received. Along with this, efforts are being made to provide world class facilities in the hospitals of the state, for which work will be done as per the directions of the Health Minister. He said that now DNB, diploma courses and DM have been started in the hospitals of the state, due to which treatment as well as educational activities are being encouraged in the hospitals.

Mr. Arora said that at the national level, Haryana has secured first position in controlling blood deficiency (Anemia) in children. Apart from this, our government has been successful to a great extent in addressing anemia in pregnant women. He said that Asha workers would be given the first 5 days of each month to load their activities report, after which they would be provided honorarium in 15 days, completing the process.

On this occasion, Mission Director of the National Health Mission, Mr. Prabhjot Singh, Director General of AYUSH Mr. Atul Dwivedi, Director General of Health Mr. SB Kamboj and several director-level officers were present.

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The newly appointed Chairman of Harco Bank, Mr. Arvind Yadav, today assumed charge in the gracious presence of Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Gian Chand Gupta.

Chandigarh October 23 - The newly appointed Chairman of Harco Bank, Mr. Arvind Yadav, today assumed charge in the gracious presence of Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr. Gian Chand Gupta.

Speaking on the occasion, Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr. Gian Chand Gupta said that during COVID-19 Officers and employees of Harco Bank have worked with devotion and dedication and have fought like COVID warriors. While congratulating everyone on the auspicious occasion of Navratri, he said that the officers and employees of the bank will continue to work in the same manner in future.

Expressing gratitude to Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Mr. Arvind Yadav said that he will make every possible effort to live up to the expectations of the Chief Minister. He said that the present State Government has taken various steps in the interest of farmers, with this the vision of doubling of income of the farmers will be realized by 2022.

Managing Director of Harco Bank, Mr. Manoj Kumar Bansal informed that the Bank has provided loans worth Rs. 45645 crore to the farmers during last 6 years at nominal interest rate and this year a target of providing loans of Rs. 10500 crore has been set by the bank.

He informed that keeping in view the problems faced by the farmers, and acting as per the directions of the State Government, the bank waived interest of Rs 617.62 crore.

On this occasion MLA, Mr. Sitaram Yadav, MLA, Mr. Randhir Gollen, Vice Chairman, Haryana Granth Akademi, Mr. Ajay Gaur and other dignitaries were present.

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Haryana Police, in separate incidents, have arrested three persons on the charges of drug-peddling and seized 50 kg ganja and 380 tablets falling under the category of banned medicines in district Fatehabad.

Chandigarh, October 23 – Haryana Police, in separate incidents, have arrested three persons on the charges of drug-peddling and seized 50 kg ganja and 380 tablets falling under the category of banned medicines in district Fatehabad. In addition, Police have also confiscated 967 bottles of illicit liquor and arrested seven persons in this connection.

Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said that a team of CIA while conducting checking near village Badopal on National Highway signaled an Innova car to stop. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 50 kg ganja. The arrested accused were identified as Malkiyat Singh and Vikram, from district Hisar.

In another incident, a Police team during patrolling had arrested Gurpreet alias Babu, a resident of Dhani Babanpur after it recovered 380 intoxicating tablets from him.

Cases under the provisions of the NDPS Act were registered against them in different police stations. Further investigation is underway.

The spokesperson said that in separate cases, police have booked seven persons under Excise Act and recovered 774 bottles of country-made liquor, 136 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, and 57 of beer in the district. Besides, two vehicles used in illegal transportation of liquor were also impounded.

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HARERA, Gurugram has sent notice to M/s Empire Realtech Pvt. Ltd. to black list the builder along with associated company M/s CHD Developers and debar them from further registration of new projects till ongoing projects are completed.

Chandigarh October 23: For the first time in a unique and trendsetting decision, HARERA, Gurugram has sent notice to M/s Empire Realtech Pvt. Ltd. to black list the builder along with associated company M/s CHD Developers and debar them from further registration of new projects till ongoing projects are completed.

While stating this today, Chairman, HARERA, Gurugram Dr K.K. Khandelwal said that notice was also issued to face cancellation of registration of project or to complete the project and hand over possession to the allottees. There is likelihood of syphoning off/ diversion of funds of the project which would have been used for construction but have been used otherwise, he added.

Enumerating details of the case, he said that M/s Empire Realtech Pvt. Ltd. launched a project “106 Golf Avenue, Sector – 106, Gurugram” in the year 2011 and possession of the apartment was to be given by December 2016 but even after 4 years of delay the buyers are running pillar to post for their apartments. The promoter intimated revised date for completion of the project to RERA as June 30, 2021. But, keeping in view the present situation of funds and stage of construction there is every likelihood of further delay of project. The bench comprising Dr. K.K. Khandelwal Chairman, HARERA, GGM, Mr. S.C. Kush and Mr. Samir Kumar Members of the HRERA, Gurugram decided to issue notice as to why requisite progress in the project is not being achieved by the promoter.

Dr Khandelwal said that quarterly progress reports have not been submitted by the promoter. There are 642 units in the project out of which 600 units have been sold. Nearly Rs 500 crore have been collected from the allottees as far back as year 2016. He said that the promoter has also taken loan of around Rs 150 crore out of which Rs 36 crore are still outstanding. Despite availability of funds both from allottees as well as lenders the project is far from completion, he added.

He said that there are 9 towers in the project and in only 3 towers, 80 per cent work has been completed whereas in the remaining towers less than 80 per cent work has been done. He said that the construction is stuck up from October 2018. The allottees are very much disturbed as even after payment of 90 per cent of the cost of the apartment, there is no possibility of taking possession of the unit in near future. It seems that funds have been syphoned off by the promoter as even after receiving more than Rs 600 crore from the allottees and lending institutions only Rs 168 crore have been incurred on the construction.

Dr Khandelwal further said that the authority decided to order forensic audit of the project account so that if there is any misutilisation of funds or syphoning off of the funds the same can be brought back to the project for completion of construction. The meeting of the association of allottees was called along with the promoter and the mitigation plan for completion of project was discussed at length.

He said that the promoter has not opened a separate RERA account of the project. Allottees installments were received in the Escrow Account of the bank and all money deposited there in was taken away by the lender and nothing left for construction whereas 70 per cent amount should have been deposited in separate RERA account to be used only for construction. This is a clear violation of Section 4 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 and warrants penal proceedings under section 60 of the Act against the promoter.

He said that notice has been issued to the promoter as to why penal proceedings be not initiated and a penalty which may go upto 5 percent of the cost of the project that is Rs. 28.38 crore be not imposed. The promoter has been asked to submit a mitigation plan for completion of the project within a month in consultation with the association of allottees. The authority has also given an option to the association of allottees whether they are willing to take over the project for its completion.

Dr Khandelwal said that the promoter has done gross violation of conditions of the registration by not achieving the requisite progress on quarterly basis so that the date mentioned for completion of the project at the time of registration is achieved. The association has suggested taking over the project and completing it. He said that the authority is examining the proposal of the Association. The promoter has been asked to infuse funds for completion of the project which is estimated to be Rs 104 crore. The allottees have lost their faith in the promoter and are not willing to pay any more amounts to the promoter.

He said that there are other incomplete projects of abnormally delayed possession of the same promoter like CHD Van Group Housing spread over 10 acres of land and CHD Rosertico (Commercial, 10 acres) wherein inquiry is also being ordered by the authority. These projects are also stressed project. The authority has issued show cause notice as to why promoter is not blacklisted and debarred from development of any project till completion of these projects. He said that the 600 allottees of the project 106 Golf Avenue, Sector 106, Gurugram are having sleepless nights and passing through unbearable pain and agony on account of inordinate delay in possession of their apartments even after passing of 5 years of the due date and uncertainty regarding as to when the project will be completed and whether it will be completed or not.

He said that the allottees have invested their hard-earned long-life savings in the project and are passing through pain and agony. Their frequent visits to the builder have met with deaf ears. Now the builder has been asked to come forward and discuss the project matter with the association of allottees in presence of the authority so that the present stage of the project as well as mitigation plan for completion of the project is discussed. The promoter has been asked to start construction within a week otherwise penal action will follow. The promoter has assured to start the work within this week.

Dr Khandelwal said that it is callous on the part of the promoter that he has collected an amount of external development charges from the allottees and has not paid it to the DTCP and under the garb of some High Court order. The money which has been collected from the allottees and belongs to the Government cannot be withheld by the promoter and there is every likelihood of misutilisation of funds.

He said that it is interesting that promoter has charged Rs 84 lakhs to Rs 1.5 crore per unit from the allottees which included the widows, senior citizens, retired employees both from army and civil who are not only paying EMIs to the bank but also rent to the landlords which could have been avoided if possession of their respective apartments would have been given on the due date that is somewhere around 2016. They are under the double burden of EMI and rent. Because of such a situation, some of the allottees might have made their alternative arrangements and may now not be interested in continuing with the project and seeking refund of their amount alongwith interest. The allottees are entitled for compensation with regard to the unlawful gain by the builder keeping their money and not delivering the unit, loss suffered due to non-possession, mental agony and stress gone through by them, he asserted.

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The e-auction of Residential, Commercial, Institutional etc. properties of Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran(HSVP) in respect of Gurugram Zone scheduled for October, 23, 2020 that is on Friday has been postponed

Chandigarh, October 23: The e-auction of Residential, Commercial, Institutional etc. properties of Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran(HSVP) in respect of Gurugram Zone scheduled for October, 23, 2020 that is on Friday has been postponed due to technical problem occurred in e-auction portal. The bids to be made on October 23, 2020, if any, will be considered as cancelled.

Sharing more information in this regard, an official spokesman said that the e-auction will start afresh on October 27, 2020 that is on Tuesday at 10.00 Am. Only those already registered bidders can participate in re-scheduled e-auction on October 27, 2020 at 10.00 Am, who have already deposited the EMD till 09.00 Am on October 23, 2020, said the spokesman.

Notably, only the auction date is rescheduled and not the registration date (EMD payment date), said the spokesman.