Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal called upon the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Zila Parishads to design a campaign to make the implementation of the seven schemes of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan more successful

Chandigarh, August 4 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal called upon the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Zila Parishads to design a campaign to make the implementation of the seven schemes of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan more successful. These officers will in future be designated as Chief Executive Officers, Panchayati Raj Institutions to monitor the administration of the Block Committee and Panchayats.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the one-day Orientation Workshop of CEOs of Zila Parishads at Haryana Niwas here today.

The Chief Minister said that empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions as per the 73rd Constitutional Amendment, did not happen as much as was required in Haryana. In states like Karnataka, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, Zila Parishads are more autonomous than in other states. Haryana will also have to move forward in this direction, although after setting an example for the country by forming educated Panchayats in the previous term, the Inter-District Council was formed for the first time by decentralizing the power to further strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions. An initiative has been taken to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions by appointing officers of Haryana Civil Services of the Zila Parishads as CEOs separately.

He said that officers of Haryana Civil Service belonging to 2002 to 2012 cadre are present here, who are looking after the work of the CEO of the Zila Parishads, whose administrative experience is from 8 to 18 years. He called upon the officers to give a new look to the Zila Parishads based on their administrative experience. He directed the officers to prepare schemes to mobilize financial resources for the Zila Parishads and put public money to good use. Pre-audit system as in social audit and local bodies will also have to be introduced, he said.

He said that Vigilance Check will have to be conducted by the Executive Officers of the Zila Parishads to monitor the work of every department. Under the Right to Information Act, the level of the first Appellate Authority will also have to be increased and accountability of Gram Sachivs too will have to be increased.

The Chief Minister said that in view of the Rs. 20 lakh crore economic packages announced by the Central Government officers should prepare an integrated scheme of departments connected with Panchayati Raj Institutions and send it to the Central Government. There are 29 departments attached to PRI and plans for such departments should be prepared under Atmanirbhar Bharat.

He said that in addition to the Zila Parishads’ financial share from the Central and State Finance Commissions they should get their share from Stamp Duty on the same lines of Urban Local Bodies for which a scheme should also be formulated. Zila Parishads should be allocated a budget of Rs 250 crore, for which the officers should ensure that every Zilla Parishad, Panchayat and Block Development Committee prepare estimates accordingly.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala who also holds the portfolio of Development & Panchayats Department, said that it is for the first time the CEOs who have long administrative experience have been appointed independently in the ZIla Parishads. He said that Sirsi village of Karnal district was declared Lal Dora free on January 26, which was mentioned by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in the address to the country on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day and had asked other states to follow it. The Deputy Chief Minister said that officers should develop a model of Zila Parishads, which should become a talking point in other states.

The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Mr. TVSN Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Woman and Child Development Department, Mr. Amit Jha, Principal Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Haryana, School Education Department, Mr. Mahavir Singh, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal, Director, Rural Development, Mr. Hardeep Singh, Director, Development & Panchayats Departments, Mr. Sushil Sarwan, Director General, Agriculture, Haryana & Secretary Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Mr. Vijay Singh Dahiya and other senior officers of other departments and Chief Executive Officers of all the Zila Parishads were present.

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Mr Manohar Lal today distributed Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) to the eligible families and announced that welfare schemes of all departments would be linked with the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) within next three months.

Chandigarh August 4: In a unique e-governance initiative that will enable the citizens to get the benefit of various centre and state government schemes at their door-step in a fair and transparent manner, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today distributed Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) to the eligible families and announced that welfare schemes of all departments would be linked with the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) within next three months. At present, the Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana (MMPSY) which was launched on January 26, 2020 and three pension schemes - Old Age Samman Allowance Scheme, Divyang Jan Pension Scheme, and Widow and Destitute Women Pension Scheme have been integrated with Parivar Pehchan Patra.

Mr Manohar Lal distributed the Parivar Pehchan Patras to heads of 20 eligible families in a function organized at Panchkula near here today. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr Rattan Lal Kataria and Speaker Mr Gian Chand Gupta were also present on this occasion.

Apart from Panchkula, Parivar Pehchan Patras were also distributed simultaneously to the eligible beneficiaries in remaining 21 districts of the State by Cabinet Ministers, MPs, MLAs and other prominent personalities of the respected areas.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has decided to celebrate the year 2020 as Susashan Sanakap Varsh and the integration of schemes of all departments with PPP would not only ensure effective and efficient delivery of services to the people but also put an end to the complaints of corruption and red-tapism in this system. The State Government is committed to provide good governance in the State and has taken several e-governance initiatives including Meri Fasal Mera Byora Yojana, digitalization of revenue records, Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM) Portal and many more, he added.

The Chief Minister said that a separate Citizen Resources Information Department (CRID) has been established to give further momentum to the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) programme. He said that the State Government has launched a campaign to prepare Parivar Pehchan Patra to provide a distinct identity to each family in the State. Out of the available record of 56.20 lakh families in the State, Golden Data of 18.19 lakh families have been prepared and these are being provided Parivar Pehchan Patras. The additional 20 lakh Parivar Pehchan Patras would be distributed by end of August 2020, he said adding that for the remaining family IDs that are to be distributed in the month of September, required verification work would be completed this month only. For this, four-day special camps would be organized from August 27 to August 30, 2020 at village level and also ward wise in all Municipal Committees and Municipal Councils of the State for the collection and verification of data.

The Chief Minister said with the distribution of Parivar Pehchan Patras, the State Government would not only take care of educational, health and other needs of such families but also skilling and employment of youth. To avail the benefits, the eligible beneficiaries would be required to fill up a simple form only once at their nearest Saral Kendra or Antyodaya Saral Kendra.

Mr Manohar Lal said that under the State Government’s drive to integrate the schemes of various departments with the Parivar Pehchan Patra, Ration Cards of all those families would be prepared which at present do not have any ration card but are eligible to have a ration card of the appropriate category. During the COVID-19 crisis, ration to over 5.70 lakh families has been distributed through the Distress Ration Tokens; he said adding that it would be ensured that no eligible family in the State remain deprived of ration card. He said that recently Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has talked about One Nation-One Card which would enable the card holder to avail food grains from any fair price shop in the country.

Later, the Chief Minister also inaugurated a portal for the registration of unorganized workers through Parivar Pehchan Patra.

Speaking on this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chutala described the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) as a unique initiative of the State Government which would go a long way in ensuring efficient and effective delivery of various welfare services to the people. He said that it is praiseworthy that within a period of just 6 months, data of about 1.95 crore people of 56 lakh families have been integrated with the PPP which constitutes about 80 per cent of the total population of the State. He hoped that in the next one or one-and-a-half month, hundred per cent families would get the Parivar Pehchan Patras.

Principal Secretary, Citizen Resources Information Department (CRID) and Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr V. Umashankar said that Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) would prove to be a harbinger of change as it would not only bridge the gap between the government and people but also ensure effective and efficient delivery of various government services to the people through the use of Information Technology.

Secretary, CRID Ms Sophia Dahiya presented the vote of thanks.

While Cabinet Ministers, MPs MLAs, Deputy Commissioner of all districts, District Citizen Resource Information Officers joined the programme through video conferencing, Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr T.V.S.N Prasad and other senior officers of the district administration were present on this occasion at Panchkula.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated Mr. Pradeep Singh of Sonipat who has secured All India Rank-1 in the UPSC, Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2019.

Chandigarh, August 4 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated Mr. Pradeep Singh of Sonipat who has secured All India Rank-1 in the UPSC, Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2019.

In a message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that Pradeep Singh has brought laurels to Haryana. The State Government has also congratulated his parents and teachers, who have contributed to nurture his talent. The Chief Minister also extended his warm wishes to other candidates of the State, who have qualified Civil Services (Mains) Examination, 2019. The Chief Minister said that the youth of Haryana have been securing top positions in All India Services Examination for the last few years, which shows that the youth of the State have excelled in studies along with sports. He hoped that these youths of Haryana will carry out their duties with full devotion in whichever State Cadre they will get.

Notably, UPSC has declared result for 927 posts of Civil and Allied Services for the year 2019.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to conduct a drone-survey of populated areas and the revenue estates so that people can get an online record of the ownership rights of their property.

Chandigarh, August 4 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to conduct a drone-survey of populated areas and the revenue estates so that people can get an online record of the ownership rights of their property.

He also directed the officers to complete the survey of the 242 shortlisted villages of populated areas at the earliest by October 2, 2020 on Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. On Gandhi Jayanti the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi will declare one village in every district of the country as Lal Dora-free and will distribute deeds as well. However, Haryana aims to ensure that 11 villages from each district, which means in all 242 villages, are Lal Dora-free by October 2, 2020.

Deputy Chief Minister presided over the review meeting of the officers related to 'Haryana Large Scale Mapping and Ownership Project' (HaLSMP) here today. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Director of Land Records Haryana, Ms. Amna Tasneem, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kamlesh Kumar Bhadu, Director of Survey of India Chandigarh, Mr. Prashant Kumar and other senior officials were present.

On the progress of drone survey, the Deputy Chief Minister was apprised that in addition to the said 242 villages, drone survey work has been completed in eight other villages and the remaining works are being done at a fast pace. In addition, data-processing has also been completed in 214 villages. It was also informed that maps of 123 villages have been handed over to the District Administration. On being informed that due to rough weather some drones started malfunctioning, the Deputy Chief Minister instructed the officers concerned that the additional drones be sought and the work should be completed at the earliest.

Mr. Dushyant Chautala instructed the officers of the Survey of India (SOI) that along with the populated areas, revenue estates should also be surveyed so that ownership rights of every inch of land are verified. This will benefit the people of the state as they will be able to access digital records of their land at any time and will also save time and resources. He said that as per the agreement signed between the Survey of India (SOI) with the Haryana Government, drone survey will secure the limits of villages, city and revenue estates, while ensuring there is no encroachment of any kind. He said that this will bring about transparency in the system.

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Haryana Urban Local Bodies and Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched the web portal “Works Management System” for the management and monitoring of development works

Chandigarh, August 4 - Haryana Urban Local Bodies and Home Minister, Mr. Anil Vij today launched the web portal “Works Management System” for the management and monitoring of development works for all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State. He said that Haryana will be the first State to introduce such a system in the country.

Mr. Vij said that this is a revolutionary step taken in the history of Haryana. This system will be completely paperless, centralized and web-based and will help in bringing the working of all the ULBs on a single platform. Through this online system, Additional Chief Secretary and Director of the Department and he himself can easily access the progress of various development works on their dashboard and on mobile phones.

He said that for the purpose of development, works processes such as administrative and financial approval, technical sanction of the estimates, allocation of work, approval of payments, monitoring of all the development works and other important procedures related to payment of bills will be carried out through this portal. This web portal will enable the transparency in works being carried out in ULBs and will also help in curbing corruption.

The Minister said that from today, directions have been issued for carrying out the allotment of development works in all the Municipal Bodies and further completing the entire process online through this portal only.

He said that officers and employees have been trained for the smooth functioning of this system and user IDs and passwords have been issued for officers who have given Administrative, Economic and Technical approvals for work at various levels. With the help of this portal, complete details will be made available on it from the commencement of any development work till its completion.

Mr. Vij said that through this portal the details of processes followed before and after the e-tendering of any project will be made available on this portal. Besides this, through this digital system the workbook will also be made available online. With this, the system will also enable to monitor the quality of work and its completion in a time-bound manner. He said that information about any kind of delay in completion of the work will also be displayed on the portal.

Mr. Vij said that with the facility of this system, IDs of various works going on in different ULBs will also be made so that information regarding the actual status of any work can be reviewed. He said that this web portal was developed in-house by the Officers of Urban Local Bodies, for which they deserve appreciation.

During this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr. S. N. Roy, Director-General Dr. Amit Kumar Agrawal, and officers of Urban Local Bodies were present.

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Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal said that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal launched the ambitious ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme’

Chandigarh, August 4 - Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Prakash Dalal said that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal launched the ambitious ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme’ today which will ensure that benefits of education and health reach the beneficiaries. He added that it is a landmark scheme and will further enhance the vision of being ‘self-reliant’.

Mr. Dalal today participated in the state-level programme from Bhiwani for distribution of Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) to 20 beneficiaries through video conferencing by the Chief Minister from the PWD Rest House at Sector 1, Panchkula.

Mr. Dalal said that the year 2020 is being celebrated as ‘Susashan Sankalp Varsh’. The e-governance has enabled the government to take a step forward towards good governance simultaneously, he added. Taking initiative on the same lines, the distribution of cards under the ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ Scheme has started. The welfare schemes of the government will be linked to the ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’, so that people get the benefit of the schemes automatically as per their eligibility. He said that the progress of the state depends on the prosperity of the family.

During the programme, Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani, Mr. Ajay Kumar said that the work of preparing ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ of all the families is on in the district as per the instructions of the government. The people of the state can get their ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ issued from the nearest Common Service Centre (CSCs). The State Government has also constituted ‘Citizen Resources Information Department’ (Nagrik Sansadhan Suchna Vibhag), headed by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, for the work of issuing ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ in the district.

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A UHT Tetra Pack Plant was being established in Rohtak at a cost of Rs. 19.55 crore:Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal.

Chandigarh, August 4 : With a view to increase milk production in the State, the Haryana Government is undertaking various projects to the tune of more than Rs 30 crore.

While stating this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department and Cooperation Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, said that a UHT Tetra Pack Plant was being established in Rohtak at a cost of Rs. 19.55 crore. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has been requested to prepare the detailed project report.

Apart from this, Bulk Milk Coolers costing Rs. 9.60 crore would be provided to the societies throughout Haryana. This would help ensure improvement in quality of milk, as well as availability of good quality milk products to the people of the State. These projects were announced by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, during his Budget 2020-21 speech, he added.

He said that a new milk plant with latest technology and capacity of three to five lakh litres per day (LPD) was proposed to be established in southern Haryana. This would cover the National Capital Region (NCR). The NDDB would submit a detailed project report, and search for land for setting up of the plant is in progress, he added.

Mr. Kaushal said that the Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited (HDDCF) was making consistent efforts to take care of dairy farmers by giving the highest rate in the State for their milk, and selling the milk and milk products to consumers at competitive prices. The Federation also ensures that high quality standards are followed in production, processing and packaging of the products.

He said that under agreement with the Women and Child Development Department, the Federation would supply Fortified Sweetened Flavoured Skimmed Milk Powder to children aged between one and six years, pregnant women and lactating mothers in Aanganwadi Centres six days in a week under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme, under the aegis of the ‘Mukhya Mantri Doodh Uphaar Yojana’ scheme, which will be launched by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, via video conferencing tomorrow. Under this scheme, the Federation would supply about 5,800 metric tonnes of the milk powder annually. There is a demand for 600 metric tonnes of the fortified milk powder this month, for which the supply has already started, he added.

He said that the Federation was also supplying Sweetened Flavoured Skimmed Milk Powder (SFSMP) to the Elementary Education Department as part of their Mid-Day Meal scheme, three days a week, which had recently been increased to six days a week.

He said that with the schools not functioning during the lockdown, the State Government had decided to provide dry rations to students. About 600 metric tonnes SFSMP in 500 gram packs has been supplied for May and June, he added.

Giving details of the efforts to facilitate farmers during the lockdown, Mr. Kaushal said that the Haryana Government had decided to procure milk made surplus due to closure of businesses, through the dairy cooperative societies. The Federation accepted the surplus milk throughout the State, leading to procurement increasing by 59.18 per cent and sale decreasing by 22.65 per cent between March 24 and May 31, as compared to sae period last year. At present, the milk procurement rate of the Federation is Rs. 630 per kg fat, which is highest in the State.

Apart from this, subsidy of Rs. 5 per litre for both cow and buffalo milk is being given to the milk producer members of MPCS from April 1, 2020, which would continue till September 30, 2020. The State Government has made budgetary provision of Rs. 31.80 crore for this purpose under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Dugdh Utpadak Protsahan Yojana’.

The Federation has also implemented ‘Kanyadan’ scheme for the marriage of the daughters of milk pourers, scholarship to the wards of milk pourers of the milk producers societies and group personal accidental insurance cover for milk producers of primary milk cooperative societies of Haryana, for the welfare of cooperative milk producers in the State, he added.