Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the policy will lay the foundation stone of the ‘New India’ of 21st century and focuses on imparting ideal education along with polishing the skills as per the need of the youth

Chandigarh, August 13 – Accentuating the progressive features of the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal said that the policy will lay the foundation stone of the ‘New India’ of 21st century and focuses on imparting ideal education along with polishing the skills as per the need of the youth. Under the New Education Policy, student from any class, be it nursery or college can play a constructive role in nation building as he or she will be studying in a scientific manner. In the coming times, the Union and State Government will be working together to increase the public investment in the education sector so as to reach 6 per cent of GDP.

He said this during a webinar on National Education Policy, 2020 organized today by Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

During the webinar, Mr. Kanwar Pal informed the participants that the policy was formulated in accordance with national goals. He added that it took a long time to formulate this policy and it is for the first time experts from myriad fields participated in the process. This reflects that people wanted a change in the Education Policy. Elaborating on the policy, he said, the education departments of all districts will have to formulate a plan from now to ensure its implementation.

Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Dr. Mahavir Singh, informed that the Haryana Government is all set to implement the National Education Policy, 2020. While speaking on the transfer policy of teachers in Haryana, he said that it is being done online in a very transparent manner. Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Mr. Ankur Gupta, also gave his views on the National Education Policy 2020 during the webinar.

Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Prof. Rajbir Singh, said the National Education Policy, 2020 is holistic, flexible and multi-disciplinary in its approach taking into account the needs of 21st century. The policy has made a couple of notable structural changes at school and college education level. He said the universalization of school education by 2030 is a commendable step while multiple entry and exit will help in keeping a check on the dropout rates.The Vice-Chancellor said that implementation is the key with educational institutes and administration playing a vital role.

ADG (North Zone), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ms. Devpreet Singh in her welcome address said that education is fundamental to achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society and promoting national development. She further said that with the quickly changing employment landscape and global eco-system, it is becoming increasingly critical that children not only learn but more importantly learn how to learn.

The webinar was attended by Faculty members, research scholars and students from Himachal Pradesh University and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

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Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma said that a meeting of all employees' unions related to roadways will be held on September 2, 2020. During this meeting, the demands of the employees will be discussed.

Chandigarh, August 13: Haryana Transport Minister, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma said that a meeting of all employees' unions related to roadways will be held on September 2, 2020. During this meeting, the demands of the employees will be discussed.

The Transport Minister appealed to the employees that they should not protest. All their legitimate demands will be considered sympathetically and they will not have to face any kind of injustice.

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In the meeting, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora apprised them about the efforts being taken in the matter of road safety, for which Justice (Retd) Abhay Manohar Sapre praised the work being done by the Haryana Government.

Chandigarh, August 13: The Haryana Government has taken extensive steps towards road safety resulting in a drastic fall in road accidents. The Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety also appreciated Haryana's efforts during its meeting. Today, Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety met through video conferencing, which was headed by Justice (Retd) Abhay Manohar Sapre.

In the meeting, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora apprised them about the efforts being taken in the matter of road safety, for which Justice (Retd) Abhay Manohar Sapre praised the work being done by the Haryana Government. She said that with efforts to reduce road accidents the State has witnessed a decrease of 17.64 percent in road accidents compared to June last year. She said that in the last six months between January to June 2020, the number of injured in road accidents, deaths and accidents also decreased by 26.71 percent, 26.77 percent and 26.88 percent respectively.

She said that the Haryana Government has prepared the 'Haryana State Road Safety Policy' with the aim to achieve target of 50 percent reduction in road fatalities and injuries by 2025. The State Government has set up State Road Safety Council under the Chairmanship of the Transport Minister to coordinate all activities related to road safety, she added.

She said that the State Road Safety Council has been set up under the Chairmanship of the Transport Minister with a view to take effective steps to build awareness about Road Safety, traffic laws and initiate steps to reduce road accidents. District Road Safety Committees at district level have been constituted to ensure compliance of the directions passed by the Council. Road Safety Fund has been created by the state government. A fund of Rs 31 crore has been allocated for the year 2020-21.

The Chief Secretary said that the 'Haryana Vision Zero' programme has been started by the Police Department with an aim to reduce the death rate in road accidents in the state. Under this, Road Safety Associates have been deployed in all districts for performing Road Safety activities. They will co-ordinate with District Road Safety Committees for crash investigation, black spot rectification, road inspection, intersection rectification, awareness campaign and pedestrian facilities, she added. She said that commercial vehicle fitness is being checked on yearly basis. 2,33,980 vehicles were given fitness certificate in the year 2019. Reflectors or reflective tapes are mandatory to be affixed on all transport vehicles, she added.

Mrs. Arora said that the State Government has prepared a 'Surakshit School Vahan Policy’ for safe transportation of school going children so that the negligence of authorities, drivers and operators of educational institutions can be prevented. It has been made mandatory for all school buses to show road accident helpline number 1073, child helpline number-1098 and to display seating capacity, both inside and outside, all transport vehicles engaged in transporting school children.

She apprised that Institutes of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) are being run in three districts of the state, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh and Kaithal. The State Government is setting up IDTRs in nine districts of Bhiwani, Nuh, Palwal, Rewari, Karnal, Jind, Faridabad, Sonipat and Yamunanagar. 22 Driver Training Schools are being run Haryana Roadways and about 32,000 heavy vehicles drivers are being trained every year while more than 50,000 drivers are being sensitized through refresher courses. She said that one Inspection and Certification Centre has been set up in Rohtak with a capacity to inspect 1.25 to 1.50 lakh vehicles annually and the State Government is further going to set up similar Inspection Centres in Ambala, Rewari, Faridabad, Hisar, Gurugram and Karnal.

She said that Road Safety Education related content has been incorporated in textbooks to create awareness among school students. Road Safety Clubs have been set up in all Government Colleges and Government Senior Secondary Schools of the State to create awareness regarding road safety by organizing activities like quiz contests, essay writing competition, painting competition and seminar etc. National Road Safety week is organized every year in the state. Special random campaigns to check overloading of vehicles, driving without helmet or seatbelt, dangerous driving are being carried out, she added.

She said that the e-challaning system has been implemented in the state. e-challaning is being done in Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Ambala, Panipat, Rohtak, Panchkula, Gurugram and Sonipat through CCTV. 45 Traffic Assistance Booths have been set up every 10 kms along National Highways to assist road accident victims. 45 weigh bridges are going to be procured by the Transport Department to reduce road accidents due to overloading. 7 Trauma Care Centres are functional in the State and there is a proposal to set up 13 more Trauma Care Centres in the future. Apart from this, 12 Medical Colleges, including five Government and seven private, have been declared as Trauma Care Facilities. For road accidents and emergency facilities, 84 ambulances of Haryana Police with toll free number 1073 and 422 ambulances with Toll Free No. 108 of the Health Department of the Department of Police.

In the meeting, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Mr. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Director General of Police, Law & Order, Mr. Navdeep Singh Virk and Senior Officer other senior officials were present.

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ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Chandigarh August, 13: Haryana Government has posted nine IAS and HCS officers as District Municipal Commissioners against newly created posts with the aim of speeding up the work of all Municipal Committees and Councils in the state. These officers have been given the charge in addition to their present duties.

The eight IAS officers who have been so posted include Mr. Ashok Kumar Garg, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Hisar who has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Hisar. Besides, Mr. Pradeep Godara, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Rohtak has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Rohtak. Mr. Vinay Partap Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Gurugram and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board, Gurugram has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Gurugram.

Likewise, Mr. Dharamvir Singh, Commissioner Municipal, Corporation, Yamunanagar, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Yamunanagar. Mr. Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner Karnal, Chief Executive Officer, Karnal Smart City Limited, Karnal and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Karnal. Mr. Parth Gupta, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Ambala, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Ambala. Mr. Mahavir Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Panchkula has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Panchkula. Mr. Jagdish Sharma, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Sonipat, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Sonipat.

One HCS officer, Mr. Sushil Kumar-1, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Panipat, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Panipat.

These District Municipal Commissioners have been bestowed with many powers currently being exercised by the Deputy Commissioners and Director Urban Local Bodies Department over the Municipal Committees and Councils.

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Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal’s seriousness over cyber crime, Haryana Police has decided to create Cyber Response Centres (CRCs) in every district to effectively tackle the cases of cyber offences in the State.

Chandigarh, August 13 – In yet another initiative to re-emphasize the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal’s seriousness over cyber crime, Haryana Police has decided to create Cyber Response Centres (CRCs) in every district to effectively tackle the cases of cyber offences in the State.

Disclosing this here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Mr. Manoj Yadava said that these CRCs will be created keeping in view the emerging challenges and increasing threats owing to the digitization and rapid modernization by enlarging the existing Cyber Cells. All the cyber related complaints regarding bank frauds, misuse of payment gateways, facebook, twitter etc would be dealt with in these centres.

The DGP said that the spread of coronavirus had seen a surge in cyber crime cases as fraudsters started exploiting the given situation and uncertainty generated by the pandemic to target the individuals and enterprises. These CRCs would be created and strengthened with deployment of specialized cyber personnel. The services of recently recruited Sub-Inspectors and Constables, who are tech-savvy, would be utilized for this purpose. Police would visit RWAs, Colleges, Schools, colonies etc to educate people about prevention of cyber crime and associated precautions. In addition, cyber security awareness programmes would also be started to save children from cyber bullying, cyber stalking etc.

The DGP said that Haryana Police will soon be upgrading its network of cyber crime as the State government had recently approved six new cyber crime police stations, one each at Rohtak, Hisar, Karnal, Ambala, Rewari and Faridabad. These will be in addition to the two existing cyber crime police stations presently at Panchkula and Gurugram. Addition of more cyber police stations will help us to keep the cyber frauds on their knees and identify technology-based crime effectively.

The DGP also informed that a new trend of cyber crime came to fore in which fraudsters could try to hack or create fake profiles of prominent celebrities as well as politicians on social media platforms to cheat people. We need to be more cautious and careful from such fraudsters. “Many online scammers are using fake accounts of celebrities to extract money from people. Citizens should be alert and not blindly trust content posted on various social media accounts. Alertness helps in preventing users from falling prey to any scam”, he added.

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Three Police Officers from Haryana, including a Women Police officer have been chosen to be awarded with ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2020.

Chandigarh, August 13– Three Police Officers from Haryana, including a Women Police officer have been chosen to be awarded with ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2020.

Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that district Superintendent of Police, Kaithal, Mr Shashank Kumar Sawan, Sub-Inspector Anil Kumar and Lady Sub-Inspector Rita Rani, are among the 121 awardees across the country selected for this prestigious award.

Mr. Shashank Kumar Sawan, SP Kaithal will be honoured for speedy investigation in the rape of a six year old girl in which the accused was later held guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment alongwith a fine of Rs 30,000 in Jhajjar district. Mr Sawan was then posted as ASP Jhajjar and he investigated the case. The victim was a labourer’s daughter from Uttar Pradesh and lived in a rented accommodation in Bahadurgarh. The minor was raped by another tenant in September 2018. The then ASP completed an investigation and filed a charge sheet within six days that resulted in early conviction of the accused from the Court.

Apart from this, Sub Inspector, Mr. Anil Kumar posted at Faridabad and Lady Sub Inspector, Ms. Rita Rani posted at Panchkula have also been selected in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the field of investigation.

The DGP Haryana, Mr. Manoj Yadava congratulated the Police officers decorated with prestigious awards and wished them more success and recognition in future.

It is worthwhile to mention that the MHA has instituted this award with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise such excellence in investigation by investigating officers.

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Haryana’s Special Task Force (STF) have recovered 331 kg 300 gram of ganja being smuggled in a tractor-trolley from Chhattisgarh to Uttar Pradesh in Palwal district.

Chandigarh, August 13– In a major drug haul, Haryana’s Special Task Force (STF) have recovered 331 kg 300 gram of ganja being smuggled in a tractor-trolley from Chhattisgarh to Uttar Pradesh in Palwal district. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the case.

Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that based on reliable information, STF Rohtak Unit had intercepted a tractor-trolley near Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Highway in Palwal district. The search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 62 packets of ganja weighing 331 kg 300 gram.

Three persons were arrested on the charges of possession and transportation of the contraband identified as Shripal, a resident of Esopur Til, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, Vijay Pal and Pravesh, both hail from Dundu Khera, Shamli, Uttar Pradesh.

Initial investigations revealed that the accused were carrying the contraband to Shamli from Chhattisgarh.

A case under the provisions of NDPS Act has been registered in Palwal and further investigation is in progress.

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Monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha

Chandigarh, August 13 : The Monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha will commence from August 26, 2020 at 2 pm.

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


* Honorarium to the retirees of the government aided schools, who retired between July, 28, 1988 to May 10, 1998

Haryana Government has decided to give honorarium to the retirees of the government aided schools, who retired between July, 28, 1988 to May 10, 1998 through the scheme to be called PT. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya honorarium scheme.

A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of Council of Ministers held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today.

As per the decision, a retired Principal will get an Honorarium of Rs. 20,000 per month, Headmaster will get an Honorarium of Rs. 18,000 per month, and Lecturers will get an Honorarium of Rs. 16,000 per month, Masters/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ Sanskrit/ Urdu Teachers, an Honorarium of Rs. 14,000 per month and JBTs/ Drawing Teachers/ PTIs/ Cutting & Tailoring teachers etc will get an Honorarium of Rs. 12,000 per month.

While, the Non-Teaching Staff (Class III) and Non-Teaching Staff (Class IV) will get a monthly Honorarium of Rs. 11,000 and Rs. 6,000 respectively.

At present, there are approximately 352 employees who had retired between July 28, 1988 to May 10, 1998. These people contributed a lot in shaping the future of generations during their active service and have no financial security in their old age and are solely dependent on others for their livelihood.

They must have fulfilled the conditions of minimum qualifying service of 10 years on sanctioned/ aided post at the time of their retirement from such schools.

The honorarium shall be paid till the death of the retiree and it shall not be extended to any dependents or legal heir of the retirees.

The honorarium will be granted only to those retirees, who are not getting any other such type of pension benefits. This policy shall come into force w.e.f. the date of January, 1, 2019.

The eligible retiree will have to submit an application along with an affidavit by mentioning the above terms and conditions for grant of honorarium to the concerned Management of privately managed aided school and the same will be forwarded by them to the concerned District Education Officer/District Elementary Education Officer with their recommendations. They will also have to be an undertaking that they would not ask for any enhancement in the amount of honorarium in future.

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*Ex-post-facto approval to the amendments in Haryana Civil Services Rules.

Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today gave ex-post-facto approval to the amendments in Haryana Civil Services Rules.

These rules include Haryana Civil Services (General) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Pay) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Travelling Allowance) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Allowance to Government Employees) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Leave) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (General Provident Fund) Rules and Haryana Civil Services (Pension) Rules.

The necessary amendments pertaining to revision of pay scales and some more amendments incorporating policy decisions already taken have also been made in these seven Rules. These Rules Books have been got printed and are available for sale in the Printing and Stationary Department. The remaining two books namely Haryana Civil Services (Allowances to Government Employees) Rules and Haryana Civil Services (Travelling Allowance) Rules would be got printed later on.

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*In order to provide Metro Connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, accorded approval for final Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Metro Rail Connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in Gurugram at a cost Rs. 6821.13 crore.

The total length of the corridor shall be about 28.80 km, consisting of 27 elevated stations with six interchange stations.


In order to provide Metro Connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, accorded approval for final Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Metro Rail Connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in Gurugram at a cost Rs. 6821.13 crore.

The total length of the corridor shall be about 28.80 km, consisting of 27 elevated stations with six interchange stations. This link would start at HUDA City Centre and move towards Sector 45, Cyber Park, District Shopping Centre, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai village, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, Udyog Vihar Phase 5 and finally merge in existing metro network of Rapid Metrorail Gurugram, at Moulsar Avenue station near Cyber City.

This Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project will facilitate maximum part of Gurugram city. It will interchange with MRTS Corridor at Subhash Chowk, with Bus Stand at Sector 10, with Railway Station at Sector 5 and with Rapid Metro at Moulsar Avenue Station.

MRTS Corridor at Subhash Chowk will interchange with yellow line at HUDA City Centre and therefore, will provide direct connectivity to a large part of Gurugram with Delhi. It will also interchange with RRTS stations at Hero Honda Chowk and Sector -22 and will provide connectivity upto Sarai Kale Khan (SKK), New Delhi side and on one Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror (SNB), Rajsathan on the other side. These linkages will enhance the efficiency of transportation system in National Capital Region (NCR).

The daily ridership on the study corridor for the years 2025, 2031 and 2041 is expected to be 5.34 lakh passenger trips, 7.26 lakh passenger trips and 8.81 passenger trips respectively.

The introduction of MRTS will result in reduction in number of buses, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT), usage of private vehicles. This, in turn, will result in significant social benefits due to reduction fuel consumption, vehicle operating cost and travel time of passengers. Besides this, it will also help in reduction in accidents, pollution and road maintenance costs are the other benefits to the society in general.
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*Accorded approval for Amendment in the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961.As per the amendment, since Manimajra Block is not a part of Haryana State

Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, accorded approval for Amendment in the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961.

As per the amendment, since Manimajra Block is not a part of Haryana State, therefore, the words "Manimajra Block” will be deleted from the definition clause (bb) of section 2 of the Act.

The words "clause (mmm) of Section 3 of the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952" referred to in Section 2(g) (4) of the Act is substituted with the words "clause (iv) of section 2 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994", as the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952 already stands repealed vide Act No. II of 1994, so that the term ‘Sabha Area’ referred to in Section 2(g)(4) of the Act can be defined properly.

Besides this, to avoid misinterpretation of exception Clause (i) of Section 2(g) of the Act regarding lands allegedly subject to river action will be omitted since the said Clause has already been omitted by the State of Punjab vide Punjab Act No. 19 of 1976.

The existing amount of penalty ranging from Rs. 5, 000 to Rs.10, 000 per hectare will be increased to not less than an amount equal 1 percent of the collector rate of the land per year but not exceeding 10 percent of the present collector rate of the land keeping in view the lease value of the land. This would make the penalty a real deterrent against the encroachers on shamlat lands.
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Accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/and Bill for Amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994

Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/and Bill for Amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Mayors elected prior to the fourth day of October, 2018.

This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force from the fourth day of October, 2018, the date when The Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 came into force.

As per the amendment, “notwithstanding anything contained in the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018, appointment, removal or suspension of the persons elected as Mayor of Municipal Corporation before coming into force of Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 or filling up of any post or office vacated by such persons(s) shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 into force.

All the acts done or proceedings instituted or which might have been instituted or shall be instituted against any of the person(s) elected as Mayor of Municipal Corporation prior to coming into force of Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1994 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 into force”.

It may be recalled that Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted by the State Legislature and was published on October 4, 2018. A near identical Act named Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 was enacted by the State Legislature which has been published and came into force with effect from September 4, 2019. By this Amendment Act, it was provided that all the seats in the municipality [under the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’)] including the President shall be filled in by person chosen by direct election. The Act which provided for No Confidence Motion against President or Vice President was also amended and the President now cannot be removed by No Confidence Motion by other Members of the municipalities. Consequential amendments have also been made with respect to the Office of the President of municipalities by way of this Amendment Act.

Now, it has also been decided to bring amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 through an Ordinance or a Bill to govern the persons who have been elected prior to the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 about their suspension, removal or filling up vacancies vacated by such indirectly elected persons.

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*Accorded approval to a proposal of Urban Local Bodies Department for the transfer of land of Municipal Corporation, Ambala measuring

Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to a proposal of Urban Local Bodies Department for the transfer of land of Municipal Corporation, Ambala measuring about 7.72 acres situated at village Sadhopur, Ambala to Women and Child Development Department for construction of an Integrated Multiple Complex that would include an Observation Home, a Special Home, a Place of Safety and a Children’s Home at current collector rate.
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*Accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/ and Bill for Amendment in Section-279 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973

Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/ and Bill for Amendment in Section-279 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Presidents elected prior to the fourth day of September, 2019.

This Amendment shall be deemed to have come into force from the fourth day of September, 2019, the date when The Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 came into force.

As per the amendment, “notwithstanding anything contained in the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019, appointment, removal or suspension of persons elected as President of Municipalities before coming into force of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 or filling up of any post or office vacated by such person(s) shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 into force.

All the acts done or proceedings instituted or which might have been instituted or shall be instituted against any of the person(s) elected as President of Municipalities prior to coming into force of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 into force”.

It may be recalled that Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 was enacted by the State Legislature which has been published and came into force with effect from September 4, 2019. By this Amendment, it was provided that all the seats in municipality [under the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’)] including the President shall be filled in by person chosen by direct election. The Act which provided for No Confidence Motion against President or Vice President was also amended and the President now cannot be removed by No Confidence Motion by other Members of the municipalities. Consequential amendments have also been made with respect to the Office of the President of municipalities by way of this Amendment Act.

Now, it has also been decided to bring amendment in Section-279 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 through an Ordinance or a Bill to govern the persons who have been elected prior to the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 about their suspension, removal or filling up vacancies vacated by such indirectly elected persons.
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POSTING OF 9 IAS & HCS OFFICERS
Chandigarh August, 13: Haryana Government has posted nine IAS and HCS officers as District Municipal Commissioners against newly created posts with the aim of speeding up the work of all Municipal Committees and Councils in the state. These officers have been given the charge in addition to their present duties.

The eight IAS officers who have been so posted include Mr. Ashok Kumar Garg, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Hisar who has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Hisar. Besides, Mr. Pradeep Godara, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Rohtak has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Rohtak. Mr. Vinay Partap Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Gurugram and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board, Gurugram has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Gurugram.

Likewise, Mr. Dharamvir Singh, Commissioner Municipal, Corporation, Yamunanagar, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Yamunanagar. Mr. Nishant Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner Karnal, Chief Executive Officer, Karnal Smart City Limited, Karnal and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner Karnal. Mr. Parth Gupta, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Ambala, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Ambala. Mr. Mahavir Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Panchkula has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Panchkula. Mr. Jagdish Sharma, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Sonipat, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Sonipat.

One HCS officer, Mr. Sushil Kumar-1, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Panipat, has been posted as District Municipal Commissioner, Panipat.

These District Municipal Commissioners have been bestowed with many powers currently being exercised by the Deputy Commissioners and Director Urban Local Bodies Department over the Municipal Committees and Councils.