Chandigarh, November 27- Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan has directed the officers to select study material meticulously for candidates preparing for various competitive exams for the district and block level libraries in the State. Apart from this, he directed to expand the reading hours of libraries so that maximum people can avail its benefits.

Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan was presiding over the meeting of the State Level Committee constituted for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) here today.

In the meeting, various projects worth about Rs 35 crore under this scheme were sanctioned for 15 blocks of seven minority identified districts namely Palwal, Fatehabad, Mewat, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Sirsa. The projects approved included the construction of women hostels in Mewat Engineering College in Nuh block, a community centre and 3 dispensaries in Pehwa block, toilets (boys and girls) in 86 schools, 105 sheds for working of self-help group (SHG), Anganwadi Centres, library and gym equipment and mats at gymnasium in Hathin block. Apart from this, he also directed the District Deputy Commissioners to work on new innovative projects.

In the meeting, the Chief Secretary said that tablets are to be distributed to the students of minority communities by the School Education Department for imparting education during the corona pandemic. These tablets should be given on priority basis in these 15 blocks of minority communities. He said that the objective of PMJVK scheme is to improve the socio economic conditions of the minorities. The scheme is being implemented where at least 25 percent of the total population falls under minority category. Under this scheme, 33 percent to 40 percent of resources are allocated exclusively for women-centric projects. In addition to this, 80 percent of the resources have been earmarked for projects related to education, health and skill development, he added.

Among those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Mr. Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Mr. Amit Jha, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning Departments, Mr. T.V.S.N. Prasad, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Mr. Ankur Gupta, Principal Secretary, Skill Development & Industrial Training Development, Mr. Vineet Garg, Director General, Elementary Education and Secretary, School Education Department, Mr. Nitin Yadav, Director General, Higher Education Department, Mr. Ajit Balaji Joshi and other senior officers.

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Haryana State Election Commission has prescribed the Election Expenditure Limit for Presidents of the Municipal Councils and Committees to Rs 15 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh respectively.

Chandigarh, November 27– Haryana State Election Commission has prescribed the Election Expenditure Limit for Presidents of the Municipal Councils and Committees to Rs 15 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh respectively.

Giving information in this regard, a spokesman of the State Election Commission said that Haryana Government on October 30, 2020 had amended the Haryana Municipal Act 1973, according to which Presidents in all Municipal Council and Committees of the State shall be chosen through the direct election by the electors of all the wards of the concerned Municipalities. In view of the above, the Election Expenditure Limit has been prescribed.

The spokesman said that the Commission has also issued directions that the accounts of expenditure to be incurred by the contesting candidates will be maintained and submitted to the Deputy Commissioners within 30 days of the declaration of the result.

The State Election Commission has further directed that if a candidate fails to submit accounts of expenditure incurred by him/her for election within the prescribed time limit, the Commission by order published in Official Gazette shall declare him/her to be disqualified and may such person be disqualified for a period of five years from the date of the order.

The spokesman further informed that every contesting candidate shall either himself or by his authorized election agent will have to keep a separate and correct account of all expenditure in connection with the election between the dates he/she has been nominated and date of declaration of result both dates inclusive.

He said that any violation by the contesting candidate or his authorized agent/individual to incur any expenditure in excess of the limit mentioned above will be viewed seriously by the State Election Commission and stringent action will be taken against him/her.

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CM WINDOW

Chandigarh, November 27– Taking action on a complaint received at the CM Window regarding giving plots on agricultural land without valid permission and construction of a farm house in village Bakshiwala of District Panchkula, the Town and Country Planning Department has razed the illegal structure and restored status quo.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that a female resident of Bakshiwala village had stated in the complaint given on the CM window that some powerful people of the village were giving plots on agricultural land without permission. Apart from this, a farm house is also being built by them. The complainant said that these people are selling plots at arbitrary prices. While on one hand, this is affecting the state revenue, the buyers are also being cheated as agricultural land is being sold illegally.

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Haryana Police has registered a case against a truck driver who hit a tractor-trolley from behind in Mundhal, Bhiwani leading to the death of a protesting farmer going to Delhi.

Chandigarh, November 27– Haryana Police has registered a case against a truck driver who hit a tractor-trolley from behind in Mundhal, Bhiwani leading to the death of a protesting farmer going to Delhi. Two others were also injured in the incident.

A case in this connection has been registered at Sadar police station, Bhiwani.

Sharing facts in this regard, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that at 4 am today, a truck number HR-46E-6520 at a police barricade in Mundhal hit a tractor-trolley going to Delhi. In this road accident, Tanna Singh, a resident of Mansa, Punjab, riding in a tractor-trolley, died on the spot while two other people were injured.

On receiving information about the incident, the police immediately rushed the injured person to the Civil Hospital Bhiwani for treatment.

After getting a complaint in this regard, a case has been registered against the truck driver under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation is underway. Situation is peaceful in this regard.