Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has thanked Union Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Sh. Piyush Goyal, for permitting the stoppage of Train No. 14717/14718 Bikaner- Haridwar Express at Kalanaur Kala Station.

Chandigarh, February 24- Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has thanked Union Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Sh. Piyush Goyal, for permitting the stoppage of Train No. 14717/14718 Bikaner- Haridwar Express at Kalanaur Kala Station.

Sharing more details in this regard an official spokesman said that the Union Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Mr Piyush Goyal has sent a confirmation letter to the Chief Minister.

The Spokesman informed that the Ministry of Railways has decided to provide an experimental stoppage of Train No. 14717/14718 Bikaner- Haridwar Express at Kalanaur Kala Station for a period of six months, for providing better connectivity to the passengers.

It is pertinent to mention that Sh. Manohar Lal had urged the Union Minister of Railways, for the stoppage of this train at Kalanaur Kala Station.

Meanwhile, with this decision, the long pending demand of the area people has been fulfilled.

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Haryana Government has decided to celebrate the 644th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Ravidas ji all over the State with great enthusiasm.

Chandigarh, February 24: Haryana Government has decided to celebrate the 644th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Ravidas ji all over the State with great enthusiasm. A State-level programme will be organised on February 27 at Chandigarh and programmes will also be organized at District-level. Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal's address on this occasion will also be telecast live during District-level programmes.

While stating this here today an official spokesperson said that the programmes will be organized under the aegis of the Haryana Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department. A letter has been issued by the department to all the District Deputy Commissioners in this regard. In the letter, Deputy Commissioners have been asked to ensure all necessary arrangements for the District-level programmes. All necessary COVID-19 guidelines are to be followed during the programme as well.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has directed the officers concerned to develop such a system under which a single educational institute should be set up for imparting education from K.G to Postgraduate levels

Chandigarh, February 24 – Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has directed the officers concerned to develop such a system under which a single educational institute should be set up for imparting education from K.G to Postgraduate levels. He directed the officers to identify two such universities wherein such system can be implemented initially.

The Chief Minister gave these directions while presiding over a review meeting with the State Educational Research and Training Council (SCERT), District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) and Block Institute of Teacher Education (BITE) held here today. Haryana Education Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal was also present in the meeting.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to also chalk out a plan for the accreditation of private institutions and this should be continuously monitored so that they can meet the required standards directed Sh. Manohar Lal.

During the meeting, it was informed that in the New Education Policy, from the year 2030, it will be mandatory for a teacher to hold a B.A.-B.Ed integrated degree. Sh. Manohar Lal directed that work on this programme should be started from next year rather than to wait for the year 2030.

Sh. Manohar Lal further directed that 10 schools each should be identified in three districts of Haryana including Gurugram, Jhajjar and Kurukshetra where Internships for the students taking B.A.-B.Ed integrated degree can be provided. He said that apart from in-service training, training should be made compulsory even before recruitment.

The Chief Minister said that every possible effort should be made to raise the standard of education. He said that as there is a good demand for professionals including drivers, nurses and teachers abroad, therefore a new concept can be created by linking Integrated B.Ed with foreign services and the manpower can be provided as per needs in abroad.

The Chief Minister was apprised that at present 21 DIETs and four BITEs are functional in the state. These Institutes have been set up under the 60:40 funding scheme of the Central and State Government. Besides this, two Government Elementary Teachers' Training Institutes (GETTIs) in Haryana are being run under 100 percent State Funded Scheme.

The Chief Minister was further apprised that DIET's Teaching Faculty has been internally adjusted in schools. In addition, there are 340 privately funded institutes offering Diploma Courses in Education (D.Ed).

Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Sh. Mahavir Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Director General, Elementary Education, Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, Director, Secondary Education, Sh. J. Ganesan and Director, SCERT, Dr. Rishi Goyal, many senior officials were present.

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Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare today awarded Kurukshetra district of Haryana for its remarkable work in the direction of direct payments to the farmers via Aadhaar-linked bank accounts.

Chandigarh, February 24: – Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare today awarded Kurukshetra district of Haryana for its remarkable work in the direction of direct payments to the farmers via Aadhaar-linked bank accounts. The award was presented at a function organised in New Delhi today on the completion of two years of successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi Yojna (PM-KISAN).

Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that this award was given by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar to Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal. It is worth mentioning that this award was presented for the highest percentage of Aadhaar authenticated farmer beneficiaries in Kurukshetra district of Haryana. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sh Kailash Choudhary was also present during the occasion, he informed.

He said that notably, 5 states and 15 districts have been awarded in various categories of awards by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in New Delhi for outstanding work in successful implementation of various schemes towards the development and welfare of Agriculture Sector.

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Haryana Human Rights Commission, Mr. Justice (Retd) S.K. Mittal today during a press conference said that ‘Violation of fundamental rights is violation of human rights’.

Chandigarh, February 24 – Ensuring protection of human rights, Chairperson Haryana Human Rights Commission, Mr. Justice (Retd) S.K. Mittal today during a press conference said that ‘Violation of fundamental rights is violation of human rights’.

Elaborating on it he said that the Commission takes cognizance on receipt of complaints in such cases. During the last one year, around 3,218 cases were settled by the Commission of which in 38 cases the Commission had taken suo motu cognizance and compensation of Rs 56.94 lakh was given to the victims.

This information was given by Justice Sh. S.K. Mittal while addressing the press conference in the office of the Haryana State Human Rights Commission here today. Both the members of the Commission Mr. Justice K.C. Puri and Sh. Deep Bhatia and Secretary of the Commission Sh. Wazir Singh Goyat were also present there during the press conference.

He said that to create awareness about the Human Rights Commission to the people, notice boards will be displayed at public offices soon, on which information about Human Rights will be displayed.

Speaking on the compliance of recommendations made by the Commission, Justice Mittal said that the State Government had already complied with majority of recommendations made by the Commission and about 95 per cent of the recommendations are complied with. He further added that the Commission was satisfied with the compliance of the State Government. On the Criminal Justice System he said though the country became independent 70 years ago but it is yet to formulate a systematic criminal justice system at the administrative level. He said that the main objective of the Human Rights Commission is to render a helping hand to the common people.

He informed that in addition to their office in Chandigarh, Haryana Human Rights Commission, hear complaints in Gurugram also for two days in a month i.e. on the first Monday and Friday of the second week where complaints pertaining to six districts of South Haryana namely Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Mahendragarh Rewari and Nuh districts are heard.

He said that the Commission also regularly inspects the Jails regarding the basic amenities like water, electricity, food and medicine being provided to the inmates. He said that the Commission has inspected Jails in Gurugram, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Rewari and Faridabad.

He said that 2,828 cases were disposed of by the Inquiry Wing of the Commission and a decision was pronounced in 131 of the 132 complaints received under RTI in a month.

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Haryana Power Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh said that the remaining PAT transformers will soon be installed in the state so that single-phase electricity supply can be provided to the farmers living in dhanis.

Chandigarh, February 24: Haryana Power Minister, Sh. Ranjit Singh said that the remaining PAT transformers will soon be installed in the state so that single-phase electricity supply can be provided to the farmers living in dhanis. Also, many electricity-based reforms will be made so that consumers can be provided with uninterrupted supply, he added.

The Power Minister was addressing a public gathering in Chindalya village of Narnaul constituency today. On this occasion, the Minister also announced to build a separate power station for Chindalya and the surrounding villages. On this occasion, Sh. Ranjit Singh listened to the demands of the people and assured them that action will be taken at the earliest.

The Power Minister said that there is no shortage of electricity in the state. At present 12,000 MW electricity is available and besides this the state also has the capacity to produce additional electricity. He said that in the next three months all loose wires will be repaired and poles will be replaced, wherever required.

Addressing the public gathering, Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Sh. OP Yadav said that the pace of all-round development will be maintained the same way in which it has been done by the present State Government in the last six years. He said that the Central and State Government is committed to the development of farmers and rural areas.

On this occasion, MLA Nangal Chaudhary, Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav said that no stone will be left unturned in the developmental works.

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Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal today directed HAFED officers to start timely preparations for procurement of Wheat, Mustard and Gram crops so as to ensure that farmers do not face any trouble.

Chandigarh, February 24: Haryana Co-operation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal today directed HAFED officers to start timely preparations for procurement of Wheat, Mustard and Gram crops so as to ensure that farmers do not face any trouble.

Dr. Banwari Lal was presiding over a review meeting with HAFED officers here today. In this meeting, Chairman HAFED, Sh. Kailash Bhagat, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation Department, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal and Managing Director, HAFED, Sh. D.K. Behera were also present.

During the meeting the Minister directed the officers’ to ensure installation of CCTV cameras in HAFED warehouses so that timely measures can be taken to prevent any untoward accident. Besides this, he also discussed renovation of oil mills in Rewari and Narnaul and directed the officers to ensure completion of this work as soon as possible.

In the meeting, Dr. Banwari Lal was apprised that preparations are being done to open more retail center by HAFED. On this, the Minister directed the officers that provisions should also be made for ensuring the availability of food items as per the needs and demands of consumers at these retail centers.

Dr. Banwari Lal while directing the officers regarding lifting of millet in said that millet should be lifted within the stipulated time period. Besides this, the issues pertaining to the construction of warehouses to be built under the Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme (PEG), other issues and schemes were also discussed.

Officers of cooperation Department, HAFED and other federations were also present at the meeting.

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Haryana Mines and Geology Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that the State Government’s aim is to ensure availability of construction materials at reasonable prices for the people, as well as to stop illegal mining.

Chandigarh, February 24: Haryana Mines and Geology Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that the State Government’s aim is to ensure availability of construction materials at reasonable prices for the people, as well as to stop illegal mining. Illegal mining, which results in loss of revenue, has been completely prohibited in the state, he added.

Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that a Special Enforcement Team (SET) consisting of 55 police officers and employees of the department has been formed to prevent illegal mining in the state. So far, a fine of Rs 90.60 crore has been recovered from vehicles seized which were used for illegal mining. He said that the e-Ravana system for its transportation of mined materials is proving to be effective in curbing illegal mining and transportation. In addition, registration of vehicles transporting mined materials has been made mandatory, he added. He said that now loading of mined materials will be done only according to the loading capacity of the vehicle to prevent overloading.

The Minister said that earlier contracts were awarded to big mining blocks but to provide opportunities to small entrepreneurs and to increase competition, the present State Government has awarded contracts to small mining units or blocks as well. Also, e-auction was started to ensure transparency in the process of leasing or contracting mining units, he added.

He said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the department has received total revenue of Rs 845.94 crore so far during the year 2020-21. It is noteworthy that during the lockdown, mining activities in the state were closed for 26 days, he added. He said that the department received revenue of Rs 702 crore during the year 2019-20.

Apart from this, 4507 vehicles were seized out of which 3351 vehicles have been released. During the last three months, raids were conducted in 12 mines located in four districts by the investigation teams of the department. The license of a mine was suspended due to discrepancies found during raids.

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- Haryana Government has decided to start regular classes in schools from March 1, 2021 for students of Class I and II. The schools timings will be from 10 am to 1:30 pm.

Chandigarh, February 24 - Haryana Government has decided to start regular classes in schools from March 1, 2021 for students of Class I and II. The schools timings will be from 10 am to 1:30 pm. The schools have already opened for students of classes III and above.

Sharing information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that the parents of the students have to submit a consent letter to the school head / class teacher before sending them to schools. Besides this, parents who want to continue online education can continue to do so. The government has decided that the schools shall not compel the parents to send their wards nor will the student’s name will be dropped from school due to absence during this duration.

The spokesperson said that the guidelines issued in view of the COVID-19 pandemic should be adhered to. Besides this, it will be mandatory for the schools to maintain a record of the body temperature of each student and teacher everyday. The student shall not be allowed to enter the school premises if his/her temperature is above normal. The data in this regard should be provided to the nodal officer of the Health Department as well as the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner’s Office.

The spokesperson said that the entire school is divided into Senior Secondary, Secondary, Middle and Primary Wings. If any student is found to be COVID-19 positive, the said wing will be closed for 10 days and the entire school will be sanitized. If more than one student is found to be COVID-19 positive in one wing then the entire school will be closed for 10 days. This decision will be applicable on government schools as well as private schools across the state.

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Haryana Skill Development Corporation (HSDC) has opened registrations for 'India Skills Competition-2021'. Last day for registration is February 28, 2021.

Chandigarh, 24 February- Giving a chance to the youth of Haryana to showcase their skills at national and international forums, Haryana Skill Development Corporation (HSDC) has opened registrations for 'India Skills Competition-2021'. Last day for registration is February 28, 2021.

Giving information, an official spokesperson said that in order to find talent and to promote the international standards of vocational training in India, the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Haryana Skill Development Corporation (HSDC) is organizing a biggest biennial skill competition, 'India Skills Competition-2021', in which the registered youth can take part in 29 types of skill competitions.

He said that the candidates can register for state level competitions at https://worldskillsindia.co.in/worldskill/indiaskills.php Haryana's registered candidates will get an opportunity to showcase their talent in various skills ranging from Carpentry, Beauty Therapy, Plumbing, Mobile Robotics, Cooking, and Welding to Fashion Technology, he added. He said that participants must be born on or after January 1, 1999 for all types of skills other than Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Water Technology and Information Network Cabling. Participants must be born on or after January 1, 1996 for Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Water Technology and Information Network Cabling. He said that the winners of the State-Level competition can later participate in national and international competitions.

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The Municipal Corporation, Panchkula has constituted a Monitoring and Implementation Committee for the effective implementation of comprehensive scheme for the management of stray dogs, control rabies and stray dog population in the Corporation area of Panchkula .

Chandigarh, February 24: The Municipal Corporation, Panchkula has constituted a Monitoring and Implementation Committee for the effective implementation of comprehensive scheme for the management of stray dogs, control rabies and stray dog population in the Corporation area of Panchkula under the ambit of law (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, under ABC Rules 2001, and directions of Supreme Court of India, guidelines of Animal Welfare Board of India) with humane approach.

While giving this information here today, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula Mr R.K Singh, IAS said that Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula is the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Committee.

He said that Monitoring and Implementation Committee has been constituted in order to give true and real effect in the light of guidelines/directions of AWBI, Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Centre and State Governments from time to time.

Mr Singh said that to achieve the objective of the scheme, the Municipal Corporation, Panchkula has set up a Dog Care, Hospital, Hostel, Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre at Sukhdarshanpur in the Municipal Corporation area for the purpose of providing the facility of treatment of dogs and sterilization of dogs within the framework of law.

He said that the Monitoring and Implementation Committee would issue instructions for the catching, transportation, sheltering, sterilization, vaccination, treatment and release of sterilized/vaccinated and treated dogs to their original habitat. The Committee would also seek the co-operation of Animal Welfare Organizations and NGOs. Apart from this, it would also create public awareness and solicit co-operation.

Mr Singh said that the Committee would keep a watch on the national and international developments in the field of research etc pertaining to stray dogs control and management, development of vaccines and cost effective methods of sterilization, vaccination etc. Besides, it would also provide guidelines to pet dog owners and commercial breeders from time to time. He made it clear that cruelty against stray dogs shall not be tolerated at any cost.