REGISTRATION OF NAMES AS VOTERS

Chandigarh, 13 February- Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Anurag Agarwal urged the citizens that if any person who has attained the age of 18 years or above as on January 1, 2020, but has not registered their names in the voter list should get his or her name registered in the electoral list and ensure their participation in strengthening democracy.

The Chief Electoral Officer said this while presiding over a meeting with representatives of political parties of the State here today. Representatives of all political parties were requested to appoint booth level agents at polling stations.

The Chief Electoral Officer informed the representatives of political parties that the program of special summary revision of photo electoral roll has been revised considering January 1, 2020, as the qualifying date. According to the new program, the draft of the integrated electoral roll is already being published on February 10, 2020. Claims and objections are being received from February 10 to March, 12,2020.

He said that special campaigns would be organized on February, 15, 16, 29 and March 1, 2020. The disposal of claims and objections will be done by March 24, 2020 and the final publication of electoral roll will be done on April 30, 2020. He informed that on the days of the special campaign to be held on February 15, 16, 29 and March 1, 2020, the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) would have to remain present at their respective polling stations.

The Chief Electoral Officer informed that after the summary revision of photo electoral roll which was done after the Assembly General Election-2019, the copy of the draft electoral roll has been given to the representatives of all political parties. He said that the process of addition and deletion of the voters' name has been done after the door-to-door verification conducted by the BLOs.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that if any person who has attained the age of 18 years or above as on January 1, 2020, but has not registered their names in the voter list should get his or her name registered in the list by filling Form-6 with the concerned BLOs, Electoral Registration Officer, Assistant Electoral Registration Officer. These forms are also available on the Election Department website www.ceoharyana.gov.in and can be downloaded from there. He said that to get registered as a voter, a person has to submit two passport size color photos, along with their residence proof and age certificates, which can be submitted offline or online. For more information the citizen can call on toll-free number – 1950, he added.

In the meeting, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Mr. D.K. Behera, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Dr. Inder Jeet and Mr. Apurv and representatives of political parties were present.

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Transfer and Posting orders of one IAS officer

Chandigarh, February 13- Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS officer with immediate effect.

Mr. Manoj Kumar, Director, and Additional Secretary, Women & Child Development has been given additional charge of Secretary, Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

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Union Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the date for the filing of applications for Sardar Patel National Unity Award till April 30, 2020.

Chandigarh, February 13 – Union Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the date for the filing of applications for Sardar Patel National Unity Award till April 30, 2020.

Giving information, an official spokesperson said that applications for the award should be submitted to the State Government by April 15, 2020 after which the State Government can forward the applications that they have received for Sardar Patel National Unity Award to the Ministry of Home Affairs till April 30, 2020. The applications can be submitted in PDF format on the website cs@hry.nic.in. People doing excellent work to maintain national unity and integrity can apply for it, he added.

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Haryana Police has issued an advisory requesting citizens to avoid scanning of Quick Response (QR) codes received from unknown persons as this can cause stealing of funds from their bank accounts.

Chandigarh, Feb 13 - Taking cognizance of the growing menace of cyber crime, Haryana Police has issued an advisory requesting citizens to avoid scanning of Quick Response (QR) codes received from unknown persons as this can cause stealing of funds from their bank accounts.

Advising people to be aware of such scammers, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk today said that cyber criminals are now paving the way to hack bank accounts of innocent persons by sending them QR codes via emails, whatsapp etc. He said that increasing usage of smart phones and multiple modes of payment through mobile apps and internet banking have created an enabling environment for cyber fraud. People must pay close attention to every detail of online payments to protect themselves from such scammers.

Explaining the modus operandi, he said that first, these scammers pose as buyers/sellers for second hand goods online and then they send a QR code asking victims to scan it for ease of executing payment. As soon as receivers scan the code, money gets deducted from their account. Besides, the shopkeepers are also lured with offer of bulk orders and later on cheated by sending QR code for receiving payment.

He also suggested precautionary measures for making online payments using UPI or other wallets and added that QR codes are scanned only to make payment rather receiving money. People must avoid scanning of QR codes sent by unknown persons and not respond to emails, whatsapp and text messages from unknown addresses. With alertness, everyone can help stop cyber scams and prevent innocent people from becoming the victim of cyber crime.

Mr Virk said that Haryana Police has also started the process of strengthening its network of cyber police stations. Presently, cyber police stations are functioning at Gurugram and Panchkula. We will soon upgrade our network of cyber police stations to effectively deal with cyber scammers in the state, he added.

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Haryana Police has seized 1325 kg 380 gram poppy husk by intercepting a truck in Sonipat district and 53000 tramadol tablets, a prohibited pharma drug, from Kaithal district.

Chandigarh, Feb 13 – In a major drug haul, Haryana Police has seized 1325 kg 380 gram poppy husk by intercepting a truck in Sonipat district and 53000 tramadol tablets, a prohibited pharma drug, from Kaithal district. Five persons also arrested in this connection.

Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said that in a first case, Special Task Force (STF) team during patrolling near Devi Lal park in Sonipat had got a tip-off that drug traffickers were going to pass through here with the drugs in the truck. On receiving this information, the team put up barricades and intercepted a truck bearing UP registration number. When searched, police found several bags having 1325 kg 380 gram poppy husk. The seized consignment was concealed under the empty crates.

Initial investigations revealed that accused had brought the seized contraband from Shahjahanpur in Kakhimpur Khiri, UP for supply in Gannaur area.

In another crackdown, Crime Branch team has busted an interstate gang involved in drug-peddling after it seized 53,000 tramadol tablets from a car in Kaithal district. Police has nabbed driver but theother accused managed to escape. He will be arrested shortly. Cases under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act were registered against them in different Police Stations. Further investigation is underway.