Every needy has first right on the government

Realizing Antyodaya is Government's priority

Government is swiftly working towards ease of living: Chief Minister Manohar Lal

Chandigarh, February 22: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that apart from reiterating, State Government’s commitment to uplift the poorest of poor while keeping the spirit of Antyodaya, we must make people believe that before anyone needy people have the first right on their Government.

"While, swiftly moving in this direction, first of its kind state's ambitious Parivar Pehchan Patra scheme has been implemented in the State, which aims to provide benefits of all government schemes and services to the last person standing in the queue", said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Sh. Manohar Lal, asserted this while pressing over the meeting with the Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates (CMGGAs) held late last evening. In the meeting detailed discussions were held on the State governments flagship schemes namely Parivar Pehchan Patra, e-Office, Antyodaya Saral, play-way school, women security, Saksham Haryana and Skill Development etc.

During the meeting, apart from guiding the CMGGAs, Sh. Manohar Lal also directed them to give priority to important schemes being formulated by the State Government for the year 2021. While expressing his happiness, Sh. Manohar Lal said that for last five years the CMGGA programme has been providing fruitful results on the ground. He also lauded the work done by CMGGAs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that from April 1, 2021, a unique scheme will be formulated under which selection of as many as One lakh poor families who are reading in Haryana and are having lowest family income would be done through Parivar Pehchan Patra Portal.

"Every possible effort will be made to increase the family income of such families. For this, the State Government will emphasize on the skill development of members of such families, providing employment opportunities to the unemployed members and also providing financial assistance. Besides this, employment avenues will also be explored to generate employment. If any family needs help to promote their ancestral business, then efforts will be made in that direction as well,” asserted the Chief Minister.

The CMGGAs should speed up the work of making Parivar Pehchan Patra cards in their respective districts so that the benefits of various welfare schemes being run by the Government reaches grassroot levels, directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

“Along with development, the present State Government is swiftly moving towards ease of living so that lives of the people of the State can become happy and prosperous," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Kisan Mitra Yojana

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the State Government is dedicated to working towards increasing the income of those farmers who have small agricultural land. He said that Kisan Mitra Yojana will be launched to ensure financial management of the farmers', apart from increasing their income. Under this, scheme one person will be appointed on voluntary basis who would guide 100 more farmers about financial management.

Van Mitra Yojana

The Chief Minister said that along with ensuring all-round development, it becomes our pivotal responsibility to protect mother nature as well and for this, the State Government is all set to launch a unique 'Van Mitra Yojana' under which people would be encouraged to plant new trees and to take care of them as well. Successful implementation of this scheme will result in a rapid increase in forest area in Haryana said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Boosting Sports among Youth

"Haryana is becoming a sports hub in the country and constant efforts are being made by the State Government for the promotion of sports," said Sh. Manohar Lal. He said that Vyayamshalas are being built in every village across the State and wellness centre are being connected with them to ensure that the health of every citizen remains hale and hearty.

He said that the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi had while realising about 'Healthy and Fit India' had launched a campaign to open wellness centres across the county and Haryana is swiftly working in this direction to realize his vision. He urged the CMGGAs that while making maximum use of information and technology, new innovative strategies should be chalked out for helping and ensuring the reach of government's schemes to grassroots levels.

On this occasion, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal said that the Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates Programme, which started five years ago, is an innovative and unique experiment and has brought meaningful results. The role of every CMGGA has become very important in bringing government schemes to the grassroots levels, he asserted.

"While on one hand, this programme strengthens the implementation of government schemes, on the other, CMGGAs also get a golden opportunity to get a lifetime experience of working in a government functionary", said Dr. Amit Agrawal.

During the meeting, detailed information was shared about the progress of major schemes being run by the government. Highlighting the successful implementation of e-Office, CMGGAs said that 18,000 government employees have been trained for e-Office. More than 80 departments along with more than 800 district offices have now been upgraded to e-Offices. So far, more than 1 lakh files and more than 3 lakh e-receipts have been moved more than 15 lakh times on the e-office. More than 95 percent of all government offices at State and District Headquarters have started digital processing of files on e-Office to ensure more transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

Also, to improve the quality of skilling and linking youth to employment and apprenticeship opportunities, more than 175 MoUs signed with more than 100 industry partners to provide practical industry experience to 3700 plus ITI students relevant to their skill via Dual System of Training (DST).

Ensuring Women Safety, more than 870 Internal Complaints Committees (ICC) and Local Complaints Committees (LCC) have been constituted in all district government offices to comply with The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act.

It was noteworthy that the District pilot 'Know Your Haemoglobin (Hb) Campaign' has achieved a new milestone since its inception in December 2020. Till now 8,165 women and children have been tested under this campaign and more than 48,000 IFA Tablets have been distributed. The CMGGAs will now work at a large scale to tackle anemia in the state.

Project Director, Chief Minister's Good Governance Associates Programme, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Trustee Ashoka University, Sh. Vineet Gupta and representatives of partner companies supporting CMGGA through CSR and other senior officials of the state were also present.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that emphasis should be laid on starting new courses for the skill development of youth so as to ensure that they get ample employment opportunities.

Chandigarh, February 22 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that emphasis should be laid on starting new courses for the skill development of youth so as to ensure that they get ample employment opportunities. Besides this, to popularize these courses among youth, monitoring and certification of the courses related to skill development should be done at Shri Vishwakarma Skill University Dudhola Palwal, directed the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the launch of Skilling Portal of the Haryana Skill Development Mission here today. Skill Development and Industrial Training, Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma was also present on the occasion.

Additional Chief Secretary, Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Sh. Raja Sekhar Vundru, apprised the Chief Minister that the courses being run by 11 departments have been integrated through this portal. With this, Haryana has become the first state in the country which has developed such a unique portal.

He said that through this portal, interested youth can select the courses and training centres available at district levels and soon a mobile application would also be launched in this regard.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that on Parivar Pehchan Patra portal, such youths who have registered themselves as unemployed should be skilled as per their educational qualifications so that they can become self-reliant.

Besides this, along with Saksham Yuva Portal and Rozgar Portal web link of this portal should also be linked with Jansahayak app so that the students studying in XII, graduation and post graduation can also get necessary information about these courses.

The Chief Minister said that with the launch of this portal, youth of the state can now get information about more than 200 courses being offered at 357 skill training centres.

To ensure that interested youth can choose better option, the skilled training centres have also been given a five star rating for certification and placement based on their previous performance, said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister said that the time duration of these skill development courses should also be made available on this portal so that the interested youth can choose courses as per their needs and preference. Besides this, self-financed courses with prescribed fee structure should also be started, directed Sh. Manohar Lal. He said that Soft skill courses can be offered. Under this, Japanese, Chinese or other foreign language can be taught.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that understanding the difference between education and a skilling is very important because skilling is key to identify anyone’s talent. Similarly, even an employed persons need to get necessary training to increase their efficiency, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that everyone has to update their mobile phones time to time so as to use new features, similarly there is a need for imparting continuous training to improve and update the efficiency of government officials and employees. For this, Haryana Institute of Public Administration is being imparting training to the government employees.

On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department, Sh. V.S. Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary, Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Sh. Raja Sekhar Vundru, Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Director General, Skill Development, Industrial Training and Employment, Department, Sh. P. C. Meena, Mission Director, Haryana Skill Development Mission, Sh. Anant Prakash Pandey and other senior officers of related departments were also present.

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Haryana has been awarded the SKOCH Award for 'Best State in Health'.

Chandigarh, February 22 - Haryana has been awarded the SKOCH Award for 'Best State in Health'. Besides this, Sh. Anil Vij was awarded with the title of the Best Health Minister in the country. This Award has been given for several outstanding initiatives taken in the field of health at the state and district levels.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Director of AYUSH Department, Sh. Prabhjot Singh and Director General of Health Sh. Suraj Bhan Kamboj handed over the SKOCH Awards to the Health Minister. He said that private institution, SKOCH had conducted a thorough research and assessment in the health sector across the country according to which the state of Haryana has performed outstandingly in the field of health in the country. Also, the state of Karnataka was ranked second among them.

According to SKOCH, all departments of the state had worked in cooperation under the leadership of Sh. Vij resulting in rendering excellent health services to the people of the state even during the pandemic.

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Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar today inaugurated a 6-lane over bridge on National Highway No-19 at Palwal built at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

Chandigarh, February 22- Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sh. Krishan Pal Gurjar today inaugurated a 6-lane over bridge on National Highway No-19 at Palwal built at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

Sh. Gurjar informed that the construction work of a over bridge being built at a cost of Rs 50 crore on the National Highway in village Prithla, Palwal district will also be completed by March. He said that the construction of the over bridges on NH-19 will considerably save travel time from Faridabad to Palwal and further to Mathura-Agra.

He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi infrastructure is being strengthened all over the country to ensure proper development. Palwal MLA, Sh. Deepak Mangla was also present on the occasion.

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Chandigarh, February 22 - Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS officer with immediate effect.

Sh. Rajiv Rattan, Managing Director, Haryana Warehousing Corporation Ltd. has been given the additional charge of Director, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Haryana and Special Secretary to Government, Haryana, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department.

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Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana Power Department and Chairman, Haryana Power Utilities, Sh. PK Das, directed the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) to ensure that power generating units are up to date.

Chandigarh, February 22: In view to meet the increased demand for electricity during the upcoming summer season, Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana Power Department and Chairman, Haryana Power Utilities, Sh. PK Das, directed the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) to ensure that power generating units are up to date. Also be prepared to fulfill the requirement for supply of renewable energy to 'Non-Pit Head State Power Stations' and grids, he added.

He said this during a review meeting regarding the performance of HPGCL, current status of ongoing projects and action plans based on other topics. During the review meeting, issues like new technology, schedule of HPGCL units and transportation cost of coal were also discussed. Sh. PK Das was also apprised of the efforts made by HPGCL in the field of Information Technology (eg. ERP implementation, e-office, HRMS etc.).

On this occasion, it was also informed that as per the new emission guidelines by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, several initiatives (like setting up of FGD, nitrogen oxide control equipment, etc.) for upgrading of HPGCL thermal power stations, are being taken. Not only this; HPGCL has set a record in lifting the maximum amount of ash from stations during the current financial year.

Sh. PK Das appreciated the efforts made in the field of clean and renewable energy and the good management of 77 MW solar plant on HPGCL land and 16 MW solar plant on Panchayati land.

Sh. PK Das was apprised that HPGCL's Panipat Thermal Power Station Unit and Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant (DCRTPP), Yamunanagar Unit have achieved the targets of performance, generation and business allocated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and obtained a certificate for tradable energy conservation in the years 2014-15 and 2018-19.

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Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS and one IPS officer

Chandigarh, February 22– Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS and one IPS officer with immediate effect.

Sh. D.S. Dhesi, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Haryana has been given the additional charge of Principal Chief Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi.

Sh. Alok Mittal, ADGP, CID has been given the additional charge of Additional Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi.

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Haryana Police has issued an advisory asking the citizens to beware of fraudsters’ new trend of defrauding people through fake 'job offer letters’ demanding money.

Chandigarh, February 22– Haryana Police has issued an advisory asking the citizens to beware of fraudsters’ new trend of defrauding people through fake 'job offer letters’ demanding money.

Advising the people to beware of such scams, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh. Manoj Yadava said that a new trend of crime has come to the fore in which fraudsters are claiming to represent the organizations of Union/State Government and demanding money on the pretext of offering jobs.

Explaining about the modus operandi, he said that these fraudsters first send a fake appointment letter to the applicants and then cheat them by asking their credentials on the given number, followed by payment of some amount in the name of security deposit. They also warn them about the suspension of their offer letter in case the security deposit is not paid on time.

This is a common method used by such scammers to defraud the gullible people and authorities have been constantly asking people to be alert and not get trapped in their web by getting attracted to such bait.

Haryana Police is regularly sharing the crime prevention tips through different modes of communication including social media so that common people do not get victimized by these fraudsters.

He advised the citizens to be alert and report immediately in case they receive any such suspected fraud letter. A strict action as per law will be taken against the offenders.

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Haryana Government has placed the services of Sh. Pradhuman Singh, HCS, Deputy Secretary, Haryana Public Service Commission, Panchkula at the disposal of Chandigarh Administration

Chandigarh, February 22 – Haryana Government has placed the services of Sh. Pradhuman Singh, HCS, Deputy Secretary, Haryana Public Service Commission, Panchkula at the disposal of Chandigarh Administration, with immediate effect.

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Haryana Government has decided to start regular classes in schools for students of class III to V from February 24, 2021

Chandigarh, 22 February: While strictly adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, the Haryana Government has decided to start regular classes in schools for students of class III to V from February 24, 2021. The school hours will be from 10 am to 1:30 pm and this decision is applicable to government schools as well as private schools across the state. Schools have already been opened for students of Class VI to XII.

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said keeping in mind the interruption of studies in schools due to COVID-19 pandemic now the State Government has decided to resume regular classes for the students of Class III to V. He said that before coming to the school, the students have to submit their parents' consent letter to the school. Parents who wish to continue online studies for their children can write to the school in this regard.

He said that it will be mandatory for the school to record the body temperature of every student and teacher daily, he added. He said that the students will not be allowed to enter the school premises to the school if the temperature is above normal. The data of all concerned will have to be made available to the nodal officer of the Health Department as well as the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner Office, he added.

He said that the entire school will be divided into three wings. If any student in a wing is found to be COVID positive, that wing will be closed for 10 days and the entire school will be sanitized, he added. He said that if students are found to be COVID positive in more than one wing, the entire school will be closed for 10 days.