Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today said the State Government is committed towards the uplifting of the economic status of poor families residing in the State

Chandigarh March 1: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today said the State Government is committed towards the uplifting of the economic status of poor families residing in the State and for this the State Government has resolved to increase the family income of around one lakh families having lowest income to at least Rs One lakh annually. While reiterating this resolve Sh. Manohar Lal today directed the officers to expeditiously work for the successful implementation of this scheme.

While reviewing the progress of his dream project here today, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the identification of these one lakh families having the lowest income will be done by the State Government. He said that dedicated efforts should be made for reaching out to these families living in slums, so as to ensure that they get the scheme benefit.

The Chief Minister said that efforts should be made to provide employment opportunities to unemployed family members of these one lakh families so that their family income is increased.

“Our goal is to make them employable. After increasing the income of these one lakh families, the target of next one lakh families will be set and this effort of uplifting the poor families will continue,” said the Chief Minister.

He said that identification of these one lakh families would be done through Parivar Pehchan Patra. Local committees which are working under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioners will conduct the survey for identifying such families in their respective districts. Very soon this list of one lakh families will be prepared.

The Chief Minister directed the Vice-Chancellor of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Dr. Raj Nehru to prepare a list of required courses ensuring employment opportunities to students belonging to unprivileged, less- educated and backward families.

Efforts will be made to increase income of the families by imparting education through the courses being offered under the skill development scheme to the eligible youth, women and others.

He further directed the Vice Chancellor to chalk out a plan to offer basic courses in the Industrial Training Institutes.

The Chief Minister said that constant efforts should be made to reach out to family members of these one lakh families and the concerned officer should themselves approach them to apply for these courses so that the economic standard of these families can be raised. Skill development is a platform that will play a pivotal role in improving the standard of living of the people, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that industrialists would also be urged to adopt such poor families. Not only a scheme will be formulated for such families to provide self-employment through interest-free loans, but also the cooperation of more than 40,000 self-help groups already running in the state would be sought. Work of connecting these poor families with self-help groups will be done and loans will also be provided to the groups for employment. Work on the scheme should be done at a rapid pace, directed the Chief Minister.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Employment Department, Sh. T.C. Gupta, 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 and other senior officials were present on this occasion.

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Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two IAS and one HCS

Chandigarh, March 1: Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two IAS and one HCS with immediate effect.

Ms. Mandeep Kaur, (awaiting order of posting) has been posted as Director and Additional Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department.

Sh. Krishan Kumar, (awaiting order of posting), has been posted as Additional Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department.

Sh. Vivek Kalia, HCS, Additional Director (Admn.), Secondary Education, and Joint Secretary, School Education, Department and Additional Director (Admn.), and Joint Secretary, Technical Education Department has been given additional charge of Secretary, Commission of Enquiry headed by Mr. Justice (Retd.) S.N. Jha at Gurugram.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today directed the officers concerned to provide at least five free masks to those found without face cover in public and also start the drive of imposing a fine on those who are found without masks.

Chandigarh, March 1 : In a bid to once again encourage COVID-19-appropriate behaviour among people of the State, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today directed the officers concerned to provide at least five free masks to those found without face cover in public and also start the drive of imposing a fine on those who are found without masks. Besides this, proactive strategies should be made to effectively combat the spread of novel Corona virus in the State.

While again appealing to the people of the State to wear masks whenever they venture out, Sh. Manohar Lal said, “Though vaccination for COVID-19 has been rolled out but sill we should religiously follow all the guidelines like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing to stay safe and to ensure containment of virus spread.”

The Chief Minister gave these directions while presiding over a review meeting regarding COVID-19 held with Administrative Secretaries here today.

During the meeting, Sh. Manohar Lal directed officers to ramp up COVID-19 management preparations coupled with aggressive surveillance, stringent containment, swift contact tracing, focused clinical management along with proactive Information Education and Communication (IEC) activities.

“Radio jingles, publicity campaigns regarding COVID-19 guidelines like wearing masks, sanitizing hands and social distancing should be followed meticulously. Besides this, physical checking of the industries and enforcement of COVID precautions and guidelines at public places like malls, eating joints, bus stands, schools, colleges etc should also be done regularly. The sanitization system should be also strengthened at these places along with the distribution of masks," directed the Chief Minister.

“Re-enforcement of COVID guidelines through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), Local Bodies and Police Department should be done vigorously along with the acceleration of the vaccination drive, directed the Chief Minister.

During the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Sh. Rajeev Arora apprised the Chief Minister that on an average 15,000 to 18,000 daily COVID tests are being conducted in Haryana. The test positivity rate on weekly basis is less than one per cent. At present, there are 1205 active COVID cases in Haryana. More RTPCR tests are being conducted as compared to Antigen, said Sh. Rajeev Arora.

“On January 16, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched by the Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi across the country. During the first phase of vaccination of Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Front Line Workers (FLWs) was initiated for the HCWs and from February 4, 2021, for the FLWs,” informed Sh. Rajeev Arora

Sh. Rajeev Arora further shared that more than 1.5 lakh HCWs have been given the first dose and more than 71,000 have been given the second dose so far. Total 2.21 lakh doses (both 1st and 2nd doses) have been given to the HCWs. Against approximately 1.30 lakh registered Front Line Workers, 71,000 FLWs had been given the first dose, he informed.

He shared that till now, a total of 2.2 lakh HCWs and FLWs have been vaccinated for the first dose. More than 2.93 lakh persons (both 1st and 2nd dose) have been administered vaccination dose.

Divulging details regarding the third phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout beginning from today, Sh. Rajeev Arora shared that in this phase of the vaccination citizens of age-appropriate categories and HCWs and FLWs will be covered. The population covering 60 years of age and above and those with co-morbidities falling within the age group of 45 years to 59 years will be administered vaccination in the third phase, shared Sh. Rajeev Arora.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Sh. Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Sh. S.N. Roy, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Sh. Mahavir Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat Haryana Health Protection Authority, Smt. Amneet P. Kumar, Director General, Industries and Commerce, Sh. Saket Kumar, Director Urban Local Bodies Department, Sh. Ashok Kumar Meena, Mission Director National Health Mission, Haryana, Sh. Prabhjot Singh, ADGP Law and Order, Sh. Navdeep Singh Virk and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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Chandigarh, March 1: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the work on various developmental schemes initiated by the State Government in the previous budget which were stalled due to COVID-19 pandemic will be expedited in the coming financial year.

The Deputy Chief Minister said this while interacting with media persons in New Delhi today.

While citing an example of a big project, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government will work on important projects like Global City in Gurugram in the coming financial year. He said that under this project, a well-connected and technically advanced Global City will be developed in an area of 1000 acre having residential, commercial, institutional, and various other facilities for a population of 2.5 to 3 lakh. Similarly, work will be done in the budget to strengthen the state's infrastructure, he added.

While responding to a question regarding COVID-19 vaccine Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the vaccine made in India is being adopted worldwide today. He said that the Central Government has been running a free COVID-19 vaccination campaign across the country. Also, the availability of the vaccine in private hospitals is being ensured for the public at the lowest price, he added. He said that in the last nearly 11 months, all the citizens have fought a strong fight against COVID-19 with solidarity and in the coming days India will emerge victorious in the fight against COVID-19.

After Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, was administered the COVID-19 vaccine, Sh. Dushyant Chautala strongly condemned the politics being practiced by the opposition and said that this shows their poor mindset.

In response to another question related to agriculture and farmers, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that with the advent of private sector, use of new technology has increased and research has led to the upliftment of agriculture sector and farmers. He said that today private companies are the largest producers of cotton seeds in the world. With the introduction of new varieties of cotton, today, cotton yield of farmers has increased along with which the demand for that particular variety is more than traditional varieties thus increasing their income, he added. He said that there is a huge demand for mustard oil in the overseas market, if mustard oil exports are opened then mustard prices will also rise. He said that for this reason, mustard is sold Rs. 400-500 more than the MSP today. All these steps will help strengthen the farmers financially.

Referring to the farmers’ movement, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the Central Government is ready to amend the legitimate demands of farmers' organizations. He called upon the farmers' organizations to come forward for discussions again and said that a solution will surely be found through discussions.

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Haryana Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij launched the third phase of COVID-19 Vaccination today.

Chandigarh, March 1– Haryana Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij launched the third phase of COVID-19 Vaccination today. The beneficiaries for the third phase of the COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out will be people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with co-morbidities.

Sharing details in this regard, Sh. Vij said that during the third phase the COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccine will be administered in 386 private hospitals empanelled under Government hospitals and Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered free of cost in all government hospitals of the state, while its cost will be Rs 250 in the said private hospitals. The cost of Rs 250 includes Rs 150 as charges for the vaccine and Rs 100 as service charges of hospitals. He further added that the vaccine will be administered to people above the age of 60 years and those above the age of 45 years who are suffering from serious ailments like diabetes, heart problems etc (co-morbidities).

The Health Minister today addressed all Civil Surgeons, Directors of all private hospitals on the panel through video-conferencing. He further directed the Civil Surgeons to carefully monitor the maintenance of cold chain in all hospitals. Besides this, he asked them to ensure that the private hospitals are adhering to the price fixed for the vaccine by the Central Government and these hospitals refrain from overcharging so that the beneficiaries are administered the vaccine on time at the prescribed rate.

Sh. Vij said that the Prime Minister has motivated the people by getting the COVID-19 vaccine administered on him. To further motivate the people he urged all Civil Surgeons should to organise special campaigns so that maximum people can take its benefit. Furthermore, he suggested the officials concerned to consider setting up additional vaccination centres other than the existing ones so that these centres are in close proximity to the homes of the beneficiaries of the third phase and they do not hesitate to get the vaccine administered.

The Health Minister said that about so far 70 per cent of the Health Workers have been vaccinated in the first phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout and more than 50 per cent of the Frontline Workers have been vaccinated in the second phase. Along with this, the Frontline Workers like employees of the Urban Local Bodies, Sanitation Workers, Police Personnel, Civil Defence Workers, Jail Staff, Panchayati Raj Institutions and staff of Revenue Department are being administered the vaccine.

On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Sh. Alok Nigam, Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat Haryana Health Protection Authority, Smt. Amneet P. Kumar, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana, Sh. Prabhjot Singh, Director General of Health, Dr. Surj Bhan Kamboj and many officers were present.

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Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated Deputy Speaker, Sh. Ranbir Gangwa to serve the High Level Apex Committee for e-Governance

Chandigarh, March 1 – Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta has nominated Deputy Speaker, Sh. Ranbir Gangwa to serve the High Level Apex Committee for e-Governance & General Purpose under his Chairmanship for monitoring the NeVA Project and other e-Governance issues in the state.

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Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited being State Power Transmission Utility is operating and maintaining the Intra–State Power Transmission system in the State of Haryana.

Chandigarh, March 1: Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited being State Power Transmission Utility is operating and maintaining the Intra–State Power Transmission system in the State of Haryana. HVPNL is fully committed to provide quality and economical transmission of power to the electricity consumers in the State. A number of innovative and pro-active steps have been taken by HVPNL, due to which the transmission system availability is in the range of 99.3 percent and the Intra State cumulative Transmission losses are 2.09 percent (up to January 2021) which are one of the best among the transmission utilities in India.

During the ongoing financial year, the transmission system in the State has been further strengthened by adding five new sub-stations, three 220kV, one 132 kV, one 66kV and augmentation of 41 existing sub-stations resulting in an increase of capacity of 1979 MVA. Besides above, 246 circuit kms transmission lines have also been added during this year.

Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, Sh. P.K. Das informed that in order to further improve the reliability and quality of power supply, HVPNL has planned to add 7194 MVA by creating 11 new sub-stations and augmentation of 106 existing sub-stations and erection of 1057 circuit Kms transmission lines during FY 2021-22.

He further informed that HVPNL has also initiated two important projects viz. ‘SAMAST’ (Scheduling, Accounting, Metering and Settlement of Transaction) in power sector and Reliable Communication and Data Acquisition System for 132 kV level also, to establish integrated IT systems for effective grid management at a cost of approximately Rs. 200 crore which include grant to the tune of Rs. 100 crore from Government of India.

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Haryana Government has promoted four IAS officers of 2017 batch to Senior Time Scale.

Chandigarh, March 1: Haryana Government has promoted four IAS officers of 2017 batch to Senior Time Scale.

The promoted officers are Sh. Sahil Gupta, Sh. Swapnil Ravindra Patil, Sh. Vishram Kumar Meena, Ms. Vaishali Sharma

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Haryana Police today launched another two-week special campaign to educate the public about the wearing of face masks by citizens across the state, and also to enforce it strictly.

Chandigarh, March 1: In compliance of the orders of the State Government, Haryana Police today launched another two-week special campaign to educate the public about the wearing of face masks by citizens across the state, and also to enforce it strictly.

Disclosing this here today, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Sh. Navdeep Singh Virk said that in view of the recent spurt in COVID-19 cases, and the casual attitude seen amongst people these days, the police have started another two-week campaign to make people aware of the risk of infection. The campaign started from March 1 and will continue upto March 16, 2021.

He said that special focus would be kept out on high risk public places with large footfall like markets, bus stands, taxi stands, and parks etc where the norms are likely to be flouted. During the drive, people will be educated and sensitized about the importance of wearing of face masks in public places. Police would also distribute face masks free of cost to the citizens.

As a part of the campaign, senior police officers will visit the public places to motivate and educate people about the use of face masks.

All the Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police in the state have been directed to carry out intensive campaign in this direction to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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SUSPENSION

Deputy Superintendent suspended for not issuing orders through HRMS software

Chandigarh, March 1: Haryana Government has issued suspension orders of Deputy Superintendent, Industries-I Branch, Haryana Civil Secretariat, Sh. Ashok Kumar with immediate effect for not issuing transfer orders through the HRMS software platform. He will be charge sheeted under Rule 7 of the Haryana Civil Services Rules. During the period of suspension, his head quarter has been fixed at Chandigarh.

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Haryana Government has directed the employees and officers working in the Haryana Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh to update their family data for Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) till March 3, 2021.

Chandigarh, March 1: The Haryana Government has directed the employees and officers working in the Haryana Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh to update their family data for Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) till March 3, 2021.

Giving information about this, an official spokesperson said that the State Government had earlier organized a camp in the secretariat to update details for PPP. A letter in this regard has been issued on behalf of the Haryana Chief Secretary to the Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries, Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Special Senior Secretaries, Senior Secretaries, Secretaries and Ministerial Secretaries and Administrative Secretaries of the Secretariat, directing the concerned officers to ensure that the staff under them who have not yet updated the family data, should do so by March 3, 2021.