Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal visited the residence of BJP Leader Late Mr. Mahendra Khadri, in Jagadhri and consoled the bereaved family.

Chandigarh, August 14: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal visited the residence of BJP Leader Late Mr. Mahendra Khadri, in Jagadhri and consoled the bereaved family.

He said that Mr. Mahendra Khadri's death is an irreplaceable loss for the party. BJP Leader Mr. Mahendra Khadri passed away recently after a prolonged illness in Chennai on August 7 and was cremated at Jagadhri on August 11.

After this, Mr. Manohar Lal visited the residence of Chairman, Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation Mr. Rameshwar Chauhan who has been ill for the last several months in Jagadhri and asked after his health.

Later, Mr. Manohar Lal visited the residence of President, Centre of Excellence for Research on the Saraswati River, Mr. Darshan Lal Jain, as well.

Among those present were BJP State President, Mr. OP Dhankar, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Mr. Madan Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar, Mr. Mukul Kumar, and Superintendent of Police, Yamunanagar, Mr. Kamaldeep Goyal, were present among other dignitaries.

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On the eve of the Independence Day, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a slew of relief measures for the people of Haryana.

Chandigarh August 14: On the eve of the Independence Day, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a slew of relief measures for the people of Haryana. These include 100% exemption in property tax for the charitable educational institutions, charitable hospitals and schools for children with special needs, complete waiver of electricity bills including surcharge amount for the months of April, May and June, 2020 in respect of all religious places and a onetime 50 per cent rebate in property tax for residential properties situated in Lal Dora of villages under Municipal Bodies whose owners would clear pending arrears by October 31, 2020.

While stating this here today a spokesman of Government of Haryana said that many amendments have been carried out in the Urban Local Bodies Department Notifications dated October 11, 2013 to give effect to the measures relating to property tax and that DISCOMs would soon issue notifications in respect of electricity bills of Temples, Gurudwaras, Churches and Mosques.

The spokesman said that a onetime rebate of 25 per cent would also be allowed for property tax dues or arrears for the year 2010-11 to 2016-17 to those property tax owners who clear all the property tax dues or arrears for the year 2010-11 to 2019-20 upto October 31, 2020.

He said that in case of late payment, interest at the rate of 1.5 per cent per month or part thereof would be charged provided that one time waiver of interest on the dues and arrears of property tax pending since year 2010-11 to 2019-20 would be allowed to all taxpayers, if their arrears are paid upto October 31, 2020. An additional 5 per cent rebate would be given to property owners who would pay the property tax by auto debit system upto July 31 every year but for current year that is 2020-21 the last date would be treated as October 31, 2020. He said that the rates of property tax for activities allied to agriculture that is Dairies and Dhabas that were revised on September 19, 2019 would be made applicable with effect from October 11, 2013.

Keeping in view the hardships caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Government of Haryana has decided to waive off the electricity bills of all religious places i.e. Temples (including Buddhist & Jain temples), Gurudwaras, Churches and Masjids in the state for the period April, 2020 to June, 2020 along with corresponding surcharge amount provided that they would clear their pending dues upto March, 2020, if any by October 31, 2020.

Also, a rebate of 10 per cent would be admissible to those assesses who pay their total property dues upto October 31, 2020. He said that further 10 per cent additional rebate would be provided to those property owners who have deposited their property tax dues for the year 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 consecutively by July 31 of that year as a good tax payer reward for the year 2020-21. In case of Municipal Corporation, Gurugram the period for the purpose of 10 per cent rebate for the year 2017-18 would be considered as December 31, 2017 instead of July 31, 2017. This 10 per cent additional rebate would be available to those taxpayers who pay their yearly tax consecutively for each three year block in stipulated time in future also. He said that the date for the next three year block, for the year 2020-21, would be considered as October 30, 2020 instead of July 31, 2020.

For the property tax payers in Municipalities of the State, Haryana Government has allowed a onetime rebate of 50 per cent on residential properties situated in Lal Dora of villages falling in the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporations, Committees and Councils to those property owners who clear all property tax dues or arrears for the year 2010-11 to 2019-20 upto October 31, 2020.

He said that it has also been decided to grant an exemption of 100 per cent to charitable educational institutions, charitable hospital and schools for children with special needs where the fees or rates equivalent to government schools and government hospitals are charged, including approved colleges, schools, hospitals and dispensaries if such building and lands or portions thereof are either owned by the charitable educational institutions and charitable hospitals concerned or have been placed at the disposal of such charitable educational institutions and charitable hospital without payment of any rent. However, no exemption would be given to any property, if any portion thereof has been constructed or used for commercial purposes, he added.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given a befitting reply to the opposition leaders, saying that they should desist from petty politics in the name of freedom fighters.

Chandigarh, August 14 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has given a befitting reply to the opposition leaders, saying that they should desist from petty politics in the name of freedom fighters. In a statement issued here today, Mr. Manohar Lal said that allegations made by Congress Rajya Sabha member, Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda and INLD MLA, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala on August 13 regarding scrapping of pension of freedom fighters and benefits to their dependents are completely baseless. The Haryana Government has neither discontinued the honourarium of the freedom fighters nor the benefits for their dependents.

The Chief Minister released the figures saying that the pension of January, 2020 was released to the freedom fighters on February 5, February pension on March 4, March pension on April 15, April pension on May 14, May pension on June 19 and the pension for June and July was released on August 11. Thus, despite the financial crisis arising due to COVID-19 pandemic, freedom fighters were given pension regularly by the government.

The Chief Minister said that similarly, an amount of Rs 23.97 lakh had been released for the marriage of 47 granddaughters from the families of freedom fighters from January 2020 to August 2020. He said that every granddaughter has been given an amount of Rs 51,000 as Kanyadaan. The Chief Minister advised the leaders of the opposition parties to get their facts right before making accusations and confusing the people, because the shameful politics of issuing false statements on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day is shameful.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that during the tenure of the Congress from March 2005 to October 2009, only Rs 35 crore was given as Samman Pension while during the second term from November 2009 to October 2014 the amount was Rs 102 crores. The State Government has disbursed Rs 111 crore as Samman Pension since November 2014.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that the opposition leaders have also given false statements about not giving reservation to the dependents of freedom fighters. He said that if the eligible candidates of ex-servicemen or their dependents are not found then there is two percent reservation for dependents of freedom fighter families in government jobs.

He said that we hold freedom fighters in high regard. The Haryana Government is taking full care of them, their families, and dependents, but the opposition leaders are playing petty politics in the name of these respectable freedom fighters and those who laid down their lives for the country. He advised that opposition leaders should desist from this type of politics.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today said that to ensure multifaceted development and reach of various welfare schemes till the grassroot levels, Gram Sabhas in each village of the State

Chandigarh August, 14: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today said that to ensure multifaceted development and reach of various welfare schemes till the grassroot levels, Gram Sabhas in each village of the State should meet atleast once in six months as these ‘e-Gram Sabha’ meetings will prove to be very effective in putting rural areas of the State on the path of progress and development.

The Chief Minister said this while presiding over the first 'e-Gram Sabha’ meeting of Pundrak village in Karnal District through virtual medium held here today.

He said that during these meetings, villagers get an opportunity to put forth their demands, and suggestions in front of the concerned authorities. Not only will their suggestions be heard, but it will also result in making better decisions. He said that in these meetings everyone, especially the youth and retired persons having vast experience should actively participate. He shared that various developmental works amounting to Rs. 5 crore have been carried out in the village.

He directed the officers that necessary developmental work should be carried out in the village on priority basis. He said that review meeting should be held in every six months in which the villagers should be informed about all the welfare schemes and developmental works so that this entire exercise acts as social audit.

On this occasion, Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal said that the 'e-Gram Sabha’ is a unique initiative taken by the State Government with the objective of bringing transparency in Panchayats. He informed that this virtual meeting of 'e-Gram Sabha’ is completely recorded and is uploaded on the e-Gram Sabha portal so that it can be viewed later.

He said that till date, around 84 'e-Gram Sabhas’ have been organized and now the objective is to hold 'e-Gram Sabha’ meetings in each village as it is going to play a pivotal role in bringing transparency.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval to start DM Cardiac Anaesthesiology Course with 2 seats at Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak for the academic session 2021-22

Chandigarh August 14: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval to start DM Cardiac Anaesthesiology Course with 2 seats at Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak for the academic session 2021-22. At present, there is no DM Cardiac Anaesthesiology Course available in the State.

While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Medical Education and Research Department said that the course would be in accordance with the norms of the Medical Council of India and help to bridge the gap between requirement and availability of super-speciality services in the State.

He said that Anaesthesiology Department of PGIMS, Rohtak has already 56 sanctioned posts of Senior Residents. Out of these posts, 6 posts of Senior Residents would be utilized for running the DM Cardiac Anesthesiology Course. He said that this being a Super-speciality Course, now a specialist doctor (MD Anaesthesia) who wished to do this course would not be required to go outside the state, to attain the degree in DM Cardiac Anaesthesia. Apart from this, with the start of this degree programme, more doctors would be trained in this Super-speciality in the State, he added.

The spokesman said that Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak is the apex teaching medical institute of Haryana affiliated to Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak. The institute is running undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines. He said that super-speciality courses namely DM/M.Ch are being conducted in various subjects following the permission by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Medical Council of India.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the farmers of the state need not worry, the State Government will make extensive arrangements to procure each and every grain of paddy, maize, and bajra.

Chandigarh, August 14: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the farmers of the state need not worry, the State Government will make extensive arrangements to procure each and every grain of paddy, maize, and bajra.

In his address, the Deputy Chief Minister who also holds the portfolio of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, while interacting with the farmers, at the Grain Mandi of Shahabad in district Kurukshetra today said that the State Government is implementing special policies and schemes to empower the farmers and poor of the state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, each and every grain of other Rabi crops including wheat was procured. Such arrangements were made for procuring the crops so that the farmers did not have to stay in the mandi even for a day to sell their crops and the payments were also made directly to their accounts through the online system.

While hearing the demands made by MLA Shahbad, Mr. Ram Karan Kala, Deputy Chief Minister said that Rs 15 lakh will be given to small villages and Rs 20 lakh will be given to big villages for development works and to strengthen the infrastructure of villages. He said that during the pandemic, the State Government set up procurement centres four times their previous number with the objective to buy the crops of farmers and to protect them from the pandemic. He said that farmers and traders were very supportive during the wheat procurement season. He said that the State Government has implemented Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana to compensate the loss of farmers. Fruits and vegetables are included in this scheme, he added.

Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala, JJP State President, Mr. Nishan Singh, MLA Shahbad, Mr. Ram Karan Kala were presented mementos, shawls, turbans, and plough and honoured by the farmers.

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Cotton-producing farmers in Haryana will not have to deal with the problem of their crop drying due to black rust at the time of harvesting this year: Jai Parkash Dalal .

Chandigarh, August 14 – Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. Jai Parkash Dalal said that cotton-producing farmers in Haryana will not have to deal with the problem of their crop drying due to black rust at the time of harvesting this year. To solve this problem, a team of scientists from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar has been constituted to train the staff of Krishi Vigyan Kendras in cotton dominated areas.

Mr. Dalal also held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of the University and Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal and other officers. At the meeting, Director General, Agriculture, Mr. Vijay Singh Dahiya assured the Minister that a WhatsApp group of field officers would be constituted for the exchange of information in this regard and also visit the fields to find out the cause of the disease.

Mr. Dalal said that farmers have to spend a lot of money to grow cotton crops. When the crop ripens it becomes dry due to black rust at five-six different places in the same field, and the farmer faces disappointment. He said that it is very important to solve this problem. He said that this problem is being faced by the farmers in sandy areas like Sirsa, Hisar, Bahl-Loharu, Badhra, Charkhi-Dadri, Mahendragarh, and Rewari.

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On the eve of Independence Day, 12 Police officers and officials of Haryana Police have been selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

Chandigarh, Aug 14 – On the eve of Independence Day, 12 Police officers and officials of Haryana Police have been selected for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

While giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson said that Arshinder Singh Chawla, ADGP Administration, Police Headquarters has been selected to be awarded with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service whereas 11 others have been selected to be decorated with Police Medal for Meritorious service.

Those who have been selected to be decorated with Police Medal for Meritorious Service include Ram Lal, Inspector, Chandigarh, Rakesh Mani, Sub-Inspector Rohtak, Mohinder Singh ORP Sub-Inspector Panchkula, Jagdish Parshad Sub-Inspector HAP, Madhuban, Ravinder Singh Sub-Inspector Rewari, Nihal Singh Sub-Inspector Faridabad, Maha Singh Sub-Inspector Panchkula, Ram Kumar Exemptee Sub Inspector/SHO Traffic Shahzadpur, Amabala, Karambir Singh Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Cyber Cell, Karnal, Rajesh Kumar ASI Crime Panchkula and Shiv Kumar Exemptee ASI State Crime Bureau, Panchkula.

The Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Sh Manoj Yadava congratulated all the Police Officers and officials who have been selected to be decorated with Police Medals on the occasion of Independence Day. “It is a great honour for the entire Police force. The recognition of their tireless and relentless efforts at national level would go a long way to further boost their morale as well as of others, added the DGP.”