Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mrs Navraj Sandhu, today met Haryana Home Minister Mr Anil Vij at his office and presented a bouquet and gave him best wishes.

Chandigarh, November 18 –Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mrs Navraj Sandhu, today met Haryana Home Minister Mr Anil Vij at his office and presented a bouquet and gave him best wishes.

During the meeting Mrs. Sandhu held discussions with the Home Minister on the law and order situation in the State and assured him that necessary steps will be taken to bring reforms in the law and order situation.

Director General of Police Haryana, Mr. Manoj Yadav, several top police officers and many IAS officers also met the Home Minister and extended heartfelt greetings to him. Apart from this, officials of Health Department, Urban Local Bodies and other departments also congratulated Mr Anil Vij.

Meanwhile, representatives of various organizations, officers, employees and people from all across the State too met the Home Minister to congratulate him.

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The preparations for Census 2021 begun in full swing with the commencement of training of Master Trainers for the House listing Operation of Census of India 2021

Chandigarh, November 18- The preparations for Census 2021 begun in full swing with the commencement of training of Master Trainers for the House listing Operation of Census of India 2021 and training of updation of National Population Register at Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Gurugram today.

Director Census Operations, Haryana, Ms. Prerna Puri, today inaugurated the first session of the training. Consultant office of Registrar General India, Mr A.K. Arora, was also present in the session. The week long training of Master Trainers will continue till November 23.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Prerna Puri for the first time in the history of Census the data will be collected through a specially designed Mobile App using the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model to be followed by Enumerators and Supervisors. Also the monitoring of entire field operation will be done through portal called Census Monitoring and Management System (CMMS). This would enable faster and direct uploading of data collected on central server.

Ms. Prerna Puri also apprised that around 72 Master Trainers drawn from different departments of Haryana and Delhi will be trained in three batches at HIPA, Gurugram by team of national trainers of office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, national trainers of office of DCO Haryana and faculty of HIPA.

She said that the training module has been specially designed to provide hands-on training on the concept associated with the Census and the use of the mobile app. She said that a field visit of the MTs has also been included in the training module to impart on the ground practical experience to the MTs who will further train 800 field trainers in various districts of Haryana during January to February 2020. These field trainers will further train around 70,000 enumerators and supervisors for Census 2021, she added.

Ms. Puri informed that Census of India 2021 is the 8th decennial Census since independence. This census marks a paradigm shift in the manner of collecting Census data.

Mr. A.K. Arora also emphasized the importance of training for successful and timely conduct of Census.

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Haryana Government has decided to create a dedicated new department namely Department of 'Foreign Cooperation' in order to streamline and provide focus to various initiatives taken by the state government for the promotion of investment, employment for Haryana youth and welfare of Non Resident Indian (NRI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO

Chandigarh, Nov 18- Haryana Government has decided to create a dedicated new department namely Department of 'Foreign Cooperation' in order to streamline and provide focus to various initiatives taken by the state government for the promotion of investment, employment for Haryana youth and welfare of Non Resident Indian (NRI)/Person of Indian Origin (PIO).

A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.

The department will also work to enhance international cooperation with provinces of foreign countries and engagement with cities under the sister provinces and twin cities programmes of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The new department will deal in formulation of country wise strategies for promotion of investment, employment in the state, education and skill development and promotion of Haryanavi culture and welfare of Haryanavi diaspora, participation at bilateral and multilateral fora with the objective of pursuing issues of interest to the state involving cooperation in public and private sector organization. Apart from this, the department will deal in participation in bilateral working groups with a view to promote state’s interest in foreign countries in the area of trade and investment both in-bound and out-bound in consultation with Ministry of External Affairs.

The department will also maintain liaison with Indian Missions abroad/Ministry of External Affairs/ foreign missions at New Delhi on matters pertaining to Haryana with regard to investment, employment, education, skill development, and culture and NRI/PIO affairs. Besides this, it will also work for development of global country wise marketing and communication strategies to ensure strong links with Haryanavi diaspora.

Haryana is recognized as one of the preferred investment destinations in the country and has remained in the forefront of foreign direct investment in the country during the last 5 years. It has emerged as one of the largest automobile hubs in the country and is emerging as base for the knowledge industry. Haryanavi diaspora has a strong presence across countries like UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Apart from many State level MOUs with other countries and their provinces, many cities of Haryana have already signed twin city MOUs.

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REVISION OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

Chandigarh, Nov 18- Haryana Government has decided to revise the House Rent Allowance admissible to the Ministers from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80,000 plus Rs 20,000 to cover electricity and water charges that is totaling Rs one lakh per month by bringing amendment in Rule 10-AA of the Haryana Ministers Allowances Rules, 1972.

A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.

The new rules will be called the Haryana Ministers Allowances (Amendment) Rules, 2019.

All allowances admissible to the Ministers have been revised by the government from or after April 1, 2016 except House Rent Allowance which was last revised on June 2, 2011.

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69.75 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 68.20 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

Chandigarh, Nov 18– More than 69.75 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy has so far arrived in Haryana Mandis as compared to over 68.20 lakh MT of paddy arrived during the corresponding period last year.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that out of the total arrival of paddy, government agencies had so far procured over 63.79 lakh MT of paddy whereas the remaining quantity of over 5.95 lakh MT of paddy was procured by the millers and dealers.

He said that more than 34.71 lakh MT of paddy have purchased by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Over 19.75 lakh MT by Hafed, over 9.28 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 4,718 MT have been purchased by the Food Corporation of India.

He said that more than 17.49 lakh MT paddy has arrived in mandis of Karnal, over 11.42 lakh MT in Kurukshetra, over 8.82 lakh MT in Ambala and over 8.30 lakh MT in Fatehabad. Similarly, over 7.22 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, over 7.15 lakh MT in Kaithal, over 1.63 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.60 lakh MT in Jind, over 1.53 lakh MT in Panchkula, over 1.46 lakh MT in Sonepat, over 1.21 lakh MT in Palwal, 82,966 MT in Hisar, 71,718 MT in Panipat, 11,483 MT in Faridabad, 11,013 MT in Rohtak and 8,653 MT in Mewat.

He said that more than 2.69 lakh metric tonnes of bajra has arrived in the mandis of Haryana so far, whereas 1.80 lakh metric tonnes of bajra had arrived in the last year so far. Out of the total arrival of bajra, more than 2.67 lakh metric tonnes have been procured by government procuring agencies.