Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, reviewed the functioning of Boards and Corporations along with the Chairman of the Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr Subhash Barala today.

Chandigarh, November 21 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, reviewed the functioning of Boards and Corporations along with the Chairman of the Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr Subhash Barala today.

A decision to bring about greater transparency in the implementation of schemes and to unify schemes being operated by different Boards and Corporations was taken in the review meeting attended by Chairman and Managing Directors of Boards and Corporations and senior officers of various departments.

These included Haryana Women Development Corporation, State Warehousing Corporation, Haryana Land Reclamation and Development Corporation Limited, Haryana Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation, Haryana Tourism Corporation, Haryana Agro Industries Corporation, Forest Development Corporation, State Federation of Co-operative Sugar Mills Ltd. (Sugarfed), State-Cooperative Apex Bank (HARCO Bank), Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd (HAFED), Dairy Development Corporation Federation, Housing Board, Khadi and Village Industries Board, Saraswati Heritage Development Board. Labour Welfare Board, Livestock Development Board, Traders Welfare Board, Backward Classes and Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam.

Mr Manohar Lal said that every year the State Government announced several new reforms on the occasion of “Good Governance Day”. This year, it has been decided that the benefit of various welfare schemes and programmes of all Boards and Corporations would be given to the beneficiaries directly into their bank.

Mr Manohar Lal said that out of the total 62 Boards and Corporations under the Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises, progress of 19 Boards and Corporations have been reviewed today. The meeting of remaining Boards and Corporations would also be called soon.

While describing Boards, Corporations and Departments as the main organ of the government, he said that their aim is to ensure that the person standing last in the queue gets the benefit first so as to bring them into the mainstream. He asked the Chairman of Boards and Corporations to ensure that benefits of schemes reach to the beneficiaries with a click of a button.

The Chief Minister also asked the Boards and Corporations especially those dealing with production and services to compete with the private institutions in service delivery, quality and commitment. He said that the Finance Department is the Nodal Department for HBPE and he himself is the Finance Minister. He assured all out support of the State Government to all the Boards and Corporations and simultaneously hoped that the Chairmen of Boards and Corporations would achieve the desired results. He also asked them to make optimum utilization of the Budget and said that they should enhance their own source of revenue. He said that most of the Boards and Corporations are running into profits except few and asked their Chairmen to prepare a plan to bring them into profits.

The Chief Minister directed that Boards and Corporations who have not yet uploaded the data of their employees on HRMS portal to upload the same latest by November 30, 2020.

He also directed that CCTV cameras should be installed in all godowns of Warehousing Corporation and HAFED so as to prevent pilferage. The Chief Minister said that while providing loans to the beneficiaries under the schemes of Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation Limited, preference should be given to those beneficiaries whose annual income is not more than Rs 1.80 lakh so that they could become self-reliant. The Chief Minister said that recently he has announced that scholarships to the meritorious students ranging from Rs 8000 to Rs 12,000 would now also be admissible to students of BPL category.

The Chief Minister also directed Hafed to constitute an independent Export Cell for the direct export of agriculture and other goods. He said that till now export is being done through the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. But now Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has asked the States to directly export agriculture and other goods. Apart from this, the Chief Minister also directed to increase the number of VITA booths to 4000 in the State and said that apart from the Milk, other food items should also be sold on the VITA outlets so that people could get fresh dairy and other products.

Mr Manohar Lal directed to make an immediate plan for the auction of about 7000 unsold flats of Housing Board. He said that customers of any category could purchase these flats. In view of the increased sale of Khadi products, he directed to increase the number of outlets of Khadi and Village Industries Board in the State from 2 to all Corporation cities and thereafter to all district headquarters.

Speaking on this occasion, Chairman, Haryana Bureau of Public Enterprises Mr Subhash Barala i said that it is a matter of pride that since the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal assumed charge in the year 2014, maximum Boards, Corporations and Departments which were running in losses have now come into profits. But much more needs to be done in this direction, he added.

Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Mr TVSN Prasad said that since the year 2014-15, the number of institutions in profit have been significantly increased in the State.

Among those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr V.Umashankar, Advisor in CMO, Mr Yogender Chaudhry, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister namely Mr Amit Kumar Agarwal and Mrs Ashima Brar, Additional Secretary, Finance Department Dr Shaleen and other senior officers of various departments.

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Haryana Government is geared up to finalize the drone flying work being carried out under the State Government's ambitious Haryana Large Scale Mapping Project

Chandigarh, November 21: Haryana Government is geared up to finalize the drone flying work being carried out under the State Government's ambitious Haryana Large Scale Mapping Project and SVAMITVA scheme by January 2021. Likewise the work of feature extraction will be finalized by March, 2021.

This information was shared during a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal with Surveyor General of India, Lt. General Girish Kumar and Deputy Commissioners of the State regarding review of the Haryana Large Scale Mapping Project and SVAMITVA scheme, through video conferencing, held here today.

While presiding over the meeting, the Chief Minister directed that total land area of every revenue estate including categorizing data of private, public, agriculture and residence etc can be collected. Besides this, the Deputy Commissioners have also been directed to appoint Additional Deputy Commissioners as nodal officers so as to speed up the work regarding this project.

The Chief Minister further directed that the number of drones and surveying teams should be doubled in those districts where the work is not completed yet. He directed that the work of draft map should be completed on priority basis. Besides this, he also directed that the pending Jamabandis of Gurugram, Dadri, Faridabad, Karnal, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Rohtak should be made online on a priority basis.

Surveyor General of India, Lt. General Girish Kumar, apprised the Chief Minister that along with line marking to ensure smooth and speedy execution of the project weekly targets and weekly reviews of drone flying, inspections and feature extraction has been set and the officers concerned have also been directed to ensure the close monitoring of the same.

The Chief Minister was apprised that in some districts, SVAMITVA scheme will soon be completed 100 per cent in some districts including Mahendragarh, Rewari, Jhajjar, Charkhi Dadri, Rohtak.

The Chief Minister was apprised that new technology of 360 cameras has been hired for taking images of the Karnal. Once the mapping is completed, then these images are integrated with maps and this work will be completed by December 10, 2020. It was informed that presently drone teams have been deputed in 18 districts and in the rest districts the teams will be deputed soon.

Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar and Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Amit Kumar Agrawal were also present on this occasion.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal on late Friday evening had released three books on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel authored by Justice S. N. Aggarwal former Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Chandigarh November 21: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal on late Friday evening had released three books on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel authored by Justice S. N. Aggarwal former Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Sharing more details in this regard, an official spokesman said that out of the three, two books are on the unification of princely states in India after Independence of the Country titled: SARDAR PATEL THE SUPREME ARCHITECT IN UNIFICATION OF INDIA.

The Spokesman said that Volume 1 deals with the formation of States Department by Lord Mountbatten on June 25, 1947, and making Sardar Patel as the Minister Incharge of States Department.

The second Volume deals with adamant attitude of the Nizam of Hyderabad, who was dreaming to have an Independent State.

While the third book on Sardar Patel released by the Chief Minister was titled: ‘HAD SARDAR PATEL BEEN THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER.’

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Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said that while emphasizing the importance of water in our lives, the Centre and State government has launched Jal Jeevan Mission to provide clean drinking water in every household.

Chandigarh, November 21: Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development Minister, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said that while emphasizing the importance of water in our lives, the Centre and State government has launched Jal Jeevan Mission to provide clean drinking water in every household.

Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said this while interacting with the people after flagging off a mobile water testing lab van for testing of water under the Jal Jeevan Mission programme in Kalayat block at Kaithal district.

She said mobile water testing laboratory van worth Rs one crore has been gifted to the people of the state so as to ensure that clean water can be supplied to every household. This mobile van will go from village to village and take water samples to provide on the spot information about water quality.

She said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission a target has been set to provide clean water to every household across the country by 2024. The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has made a budgetary provision of Rs. 3.5 lakh crore to provide clean water in every household. The problem of drinking water is more acute in rural areas and most of the women have to face this problem. For this, work is being done under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

She said that the Haryana Government under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, is leaving no stone unturned to make the Jal Jeevan Mission a success. Work has been started at Kalayat block to supply drinking water to every household at a cost of Rs 18 crore and works worth Rs 42 crore are going to start soon.

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Estate Officer of Waqf Board, Rohtak caught red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000

Chandigarh, November 21 - The State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Haryana has caught Alokpanth, Estate Officer and Naseer, Rent Collector of Waqf Board, Rohtak red-handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000.

Sharing more details about the same, a Bureau spokesman said that Mr. Harish Kumar resident of Meham submitted a complaint to the Vigilance Bureau that he has applied for taking a 220 Sq Yard plot on rent in the Waqf Board. Initially, the above said officials of Waqf Board had demanded bribe of Rs. 1,60,00 for the same (Rs 80,000 before and 80,000 after the approval) but after negotiation, they have agreed for Rs. 50,000.

On receiving the complaint, a criminal case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The team of Vigilance Bureau led by Inspector Pardeep Kumar carried out a raid and caught accused Naseer, Rent Collector and Alokpanth, Estate Officer red-handed in the presence of the Duty Magistrate Mr. Suresh Chander, Naib Tehsildar, Rohatk. Both the accused have been interrogated thoroughly and produced before the Court.

Investigation of the case is in progress.

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Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department has invited applications for scholarships for sportspersons who have won medals in state-level sports competitions in the year 2019-20.

Chandigarh, November 21 - Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department has invited applications for scholarships for sportspersons who have won medals in state-level sports competitions in the year 2019-20. The eligible applicants can send their applications till December 15, 2020.

Giving information in this regard, a spokesperson said that the players who have won medals in the state-level sports competitions during the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 in the year 2019-20, such players can apply for the scholarship and can submit their applications to the concerned District Sports and Youth Affairs Office till December 15, 2020.

The application form and conditions for the scholarship are available on the departmental website www.haryanasports.gov.in