Durga Vahini police squads 

 Chandigarh April 20: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government has decided to constitute Durga Vahini police squads that would aim to stop harassment of women on public spaces. Apart from this, recruitment of 1000 women constables and women volunteers would also be made to curb crime against women.

  Mr Manohar Lal was presiding over a meeting with DCs through video conferencing here today to review the progress on various issues.

 The Chief Minister said that women security would be taken up as another reform under the Ek Aur Sudhar Programme of the State Government next month. The State Government has decided to roll out one reform every month and in the same series has so far announced three reforms.

 He said that in case of any crime against women and children, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) concerned should visit the victim’s family and offer all possible assistance on the behalf of the State Government.  He said that the DCs should not hesitate in accepting the demand of the victims’ family for which they are capable for.  The other demands which are of the level of the State Government would be accepted as per the policy of the State Government, he added.

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Three MoUs were signed with the industries to create more opportunities to the students during the Industrial Conclave 2018 organised on the theme of ‘Employability and Emerging Technologies’ under TEQIP-3 Project by YMCA University of Science and Technology at Faridabad

Chandigarh, April 20 :  Three MoUs were signed with the industries to create more opportunities to the students during the Industrial Conclave 2018 organised on the theme of ‘Employability and Emerging Technologies’ under TEQIP-3 Project by YMCA University of Science and Technology at Faridabad, today.  

            Giving details a spokesperson said that the industries with which YMCA signed the MOUs namely Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd., YAMAHA Motors Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and NSIC-Technical Services Centre, Neemka.  The aim of conclave was to provide a platform for industry and academic personnel to share their innovative ideas and upgrade their knowledge as per industry requirement. About 150 representatives from industries participated in this conclave.

            The programme was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar. The event was jointly organised by the Training and Placement Department, Industrial Relations Cell and Alumni and Corporate Affairs Cell of the University. The event was coordinated by the Training and Placement Officer Dr. Lakhwinder Singh and Director, Industrial Relations Cell Dr. Rashmi Popli.

               On the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that the University has produced a lot of industry leaders who are working for their innovative ideas and have excelled in their field. Encouraging the students for start-ups, Vice Chancellor said that the students should set up their own ventures instead of working in established industries. Conclave of such kind provides an apt platform for generating new ideas among the students and it becomes our duty to change these ideas into products. He also emphasised to incorporate changes in the curriculum as per the technology needs.

            A panel discussion and various expert lectures and competitions were also held during the conclave focused on emerging technologies and new job opportunities in different sectors. About 15 start-up ideas and 26 prototypes were displayed in the conclave.The finalists of competitions were felicitated with the prizes by the prominent industries. The session concluded with the vote of thanks by the Director, Alumni and Corporate Affairs Cell Dr. Sanjeev Goyal.

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Haryana Government has appointed Mr. Satish Kumar Mittal, Chief Justice (Retd.), Rajasthan High Court as Chairperson and Mr. Karam Chand Puri, Judge (Retd.), Punjab and Haryana High Court as Member of the Haryana State Human Rights Commission.

Chandigarh, April 20- Haryana Government has appointed Mr. Satish Kumar Mittal, Chief Justice (Retd.), Rajasthan High Court as Chairperson and Mr. Karam Chand Puri, Judge (Retd.), Punjab and Haryana High Court as Member of the Haryana State Human Rights Commission.

        While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that a notification has been issued in this regard by the Home Department.

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 The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 374.67 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 37.75 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season.

Chandigarh, April 20– The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 374.67 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 37.75 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season.

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sugarfed said that cooperative sugar mill Shahabad has so far crushed a maximum of 67.27 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 7.07 lakh quintals of sugar, followed by cooperative sugar mill Rohtak which has crushed 56.08 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 5.55 lakh quintals of sugar.

      He said Cooperative Sugar Mill Kaithal has crushed 38.51 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 3.88 lakh quintals of sugar, Cooperative Sugar Mill Meham crushed 37.18 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 3.71 lakh quintals of sugar while Cooperative Sugar Mill Karnal crushed 33.86 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 3.48 lakh quintals of sugar.

          Similarly, Gohana sugar mill has crushed 36.78 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 3.61  lakh quintals of sugar, Jind sugar mill has crushed 26.67 lakh quintals and produced over 2.62 lakh quintal of sugar, Panipat sugar mill crushed 26.06 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 2.64 lakh quintals of sugar, Sonipat sugar mill has crushed 26.67 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 2.70 lakh quintals of sugar and Palwal sugar mill crushed 25.59 lakh quintals of sugarcane and thus produced over 2.47 lakh quintals of sugar.

          Apart from this, Assandh sugar mill has crushed 35.60 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing 3.58 lakh quintals of sugar. So far, the average recovery of sugar from cooperative sugar mills has been 10.22 per cent.

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Special girdawari of damage caused to wheat crop 

Chandigarh, April 20 – Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu has directed to conduct special girdawari of damage caused to wheat crop due to fire and added that accordingly compensation would be awarded to farmers as per the policy of the State Government.

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 Haryana Government has directed all administrative departments to examine “Equal pay for Equal Work” 

Chandigarh, April 20 – Haryana Government has directed all administrative departments to examine “Equal pay for Equal Work” related cases of other category of employees (whether engaged on regular or temporary basis) and who fulfil the conditions of Supreme Court Judgement within the month of April, 2018.

          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that if the Administrative Departments have any doubts in respect of application of the Supreme Court Judgment pertaining to implementation of ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ to any category of employees, they may approach the committee constituted to decide on cases of other categories of employees to whom the principal of equal pay for equal work apply before April 30, 2018 positively.

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 Buoyant over the number of medals won by Haryana Sportspersons in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, the Haryana Government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to the sportspersons of the state for winning more medals in Olympics.  

 

Chandigarh, April 20 – Buoyant over the number of medals won by Haryana Sportspersons in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, the Haryana Government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to the sportspersons of the state for winning more medals in Olympics.  

          This was disclosed by Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Mr. Anil Vij here today.

          He said that Haryana is the first state to give maximum cash prize and government jobs to sportspersons.

        Mr. Vij said that the medal winner sportspersons at national and international level competitions would get jobs under the new Sports Policy of the State Government.

He said that as per the policy, the gold medalist in Commonwealth Games would be given cash prize of Rs 1.50 crore and Group-A post, silver medalist would be given cash prize of Rs 75 lakh and Group-B post and bronze medalist would be given Rs 50 lakh and Group-C post.

        The Minister said that the sportspersons from Haryana bagged 22 medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, which is 33 per cent of the total medals won by the country. Some of these sportspersons, who had played from teams other than Haryana, would also be honoured. The cash prize being given to such sportspersons by their parent institutions would be deducted from the eligibility amount and the remaining amount would be given, he added.

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  Additional Charge 

Chandigarh, April 20- Haryana Government has assigned the additional charge of Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Madhuban to Mr Shrikant Jadhav, IPS, Inspector General of Police, State Crime Record Bureau, Madhuban in addition to his present duties in place of Mr Subhash Yadav, IPS, Inspector General of Police, Karnal Range, Karnal with immediate effect.

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Haryana State Election Commission has announced the schedule for General Elections of 18 Municipal Committees and Bye-elections in ward No. 20 of Municipal Council, Thanesar, Kurukshetra and ward number 4 of Municipal Committee, Assandh in Karnal.

Chandigarh, April 20 – Haryana State Election Commission has announced the schedule for General Elections of 18 Municipal Committees and Bye-elections in ward No. 20 of Municipal Council, Thanesar, Kurukshetra and ward number 4 of Municipal Committee, Assandh in Karnal.

          The Municipal committees where general elections would be held included Siwani, Bawani Khera, Loharu, Haily Mandi, Pataudi, Farrukh Nagar, Narnaund, Julana, Beri, Indri, Nilokheri, Kalayat, Ateli Mandi, Kanina, Taoru, Hathin, Kalanaur and Kharkhoda.

          While stating this here today, State Election Commissioner, Dr. Dalip Singh said that polling would be held on May 13, 2018 between 7 am and 5 pm. Votes would be counted immediately after the close of voting at polling stations on the same day. The election result would be declared on the same day immediately after the completion of counting. The Model code of conduct in respect of these municipal elections would come into force from today. No Officer or Official connected with the election work would be transferred till the completion of election process, he added.

          He said that as many as 1,99,720 voters, including 1,06,324 males and 93,396 females would exercise their franchise in the general elections of 18 Municipal committees.

          Dr. Singh said that the expenditure limit for contesting the election of Municipal Councils and Committees has been fixed to Rs. 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively. All the contesting candidates are required to maintain account of election expenditure and submit the same within 30 days from the date of declaration of election result to the Deputy Commissioner or an officer authorized by the State Election Commission, failing which the defaulting candidate would be liable to be disqualified for a period of five years from the date of issue of such order.

          He said that notice would be published by the Returning Officer for inviting nominations on April 21, 2018 and nomination papers would be presented between April 27 and May 2 from 11 am to 3 pm except May 29. The list of nomination papers would be posted between April 27 and May 2. He said that information would be furnished by the candidate to the concerned Returning Officer that he is not suffering from any disqualification on May 3 and scrutiny of nomination paper would be carried out on the same day from 11.30 am onwards. The last date for withdrawal of candidature would be May 4 and symbols would be allotted to the contesting candidates on the same day after 3 pm. While list of contesting candidates would be posted on May 4, list of polling stations would be posted on the same day. Election to these municipalities would be conducted with the use of EVMs.

          Dr. Singh also added that the last general election of Municipal these Municipal Committees were held in the year 2012 and 2013.

          He said that elaborate arrangements for the conduct of elections in free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner and to maintain law and order would be made. Heavy police force would be deployed to maintain the law and order at the polling stations and the sensitive and hyper sensitive areas for conducting the elections.

          He said that photographs of the contesting candidates would be got printed on the ballot papers alongwith other particulars to be displayed on the balloting unit of EVMs and in the tender ballot papers in addition to the existing particulars. The photograph of the candidate would be printed in the panel and would appear on the right side of the name in between the name and symbol of the candidate.

          He said that NOTA (None of the above) option will be used in these elections, so that voters, who come to the polling stations and decide not to vote for any candidate in fray, may be able to exercise their right of not to vote while maintaining their right of secrecy.

          Dr. Singh further apprised that with the amendment of Rule 14 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Election Rules 1994 and the Haryana Municipal Election Rules 1978 through gazette notification dated March 14, 2017 and May 22, 2017 only those persons are entitled to get their names included in the electoral rolls of the municipality whose names exist in the relevant part of assembly electoral rolls till the first day of filing of nomination papers for the elections of municipality. Hence any person intending to get his name registered as voter in the relevant municipal ward will first have to get his name registered in the assembly rolls. He appealed to the voters to participate in the elections to elect the members of municipalities for strengthening the democracy at grass root level.