Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal flagging off Sankalp and Jan Sandesh Rath Yatra from his residence Sant Kabir Kutir in Chandigarh on May 31, 2023.


हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री श्री मनोहर लाल को जानी-मानी लेखिका तथा समाजसेविका श्रीमती स्वीटी तोमर अपनी पुस्तक ‘संवेदना की पुकार’ की एक प्रति भेंट करते हुए। (31.05.2023)


Important meeting on various issues with Himachal Chief Minister on June 5: Manohar Lal

Formulate irrigation plans for low-water areas of state: Chief Minister

Chief Minister presides over high-level meeting with administrative secretaries

48 important projects worth more than Rs 100 crore of three major departments reviewed in the meeting

Chandigarh, May 31: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that an important meeting would be held with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on June 5; comprising of various issues including construction of Kishau dam, construction of new parallel linked channel from Dadupur to Hamida Head, Saraswati River Rejuvenation and Heritage Development Project, SYL canal water via Himachal Pradesh and imposition of cess on electricity.

This information was given in a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister with administrative secretaries to review projects worth more than Rs 100 crore. The Chief Minister directed the officers to formulate various schemes on a large scale to drain out water from the waterlogged areas to the low-water areas of the state; so that the farmers can get its benefit.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that work is being done on various schemes for drinking water and irrigation. “It is the priority of the state government to provide clean drinking water in sufficient quantities to the citizens across the state uninterruptedly. Also, water will be available for irrigation to the farmers after these projects are completed,” he added.

During the meeting, the officers of the concerned departments apprised the Chief Minister that work is also being done for remodeling of Gurugram Water Service channel and construction of Mewat Feeder Canal project, besides increasing capacity of JLN canal and enhancing capacity of Hansi branch’s carrier system. “These irrigation and water projects will provide relief in areas with groundwater crises and water for irrigation will be available to industries and farmers,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

It was also apprised that work related to remodeling of augmentation canal in Yamunanagar, concrete linking and remodeling from Munak head (Karnal) to Khubru Head (Sonipat), increasing the capacity of STP channel in Dhanwapur and Behrampur (Gurugram), construction of water conveyance system and allied structures for supply of water to Gorakhpur, Fatehabad, RCC retaining wall in Jua drain, Jhajjar among other projects are being expedited.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that the state government is endeavouring to strengthen the metro rail and road network at Gurugram and Faridabad. For this, GMDA will commence the civil work on the 28 kilometres metro rail network in Gurugram within a month. Also, metro rail connectivity from Rezang La Chowk to Sector 21 Dwarka and regional rapid transit system from Sarai Kale Khan to Panipat is being formulated.

The officers apprised the Chief Minister that 100 MLD water treatment plant is also being built in Dhanwapur, besides 100 MLD water treatment plant at Chandu Budhera; construction work of which will start in June. Also, 80 percent work of STPs to be built in Faridabad’s Pratapgarh and Mirzapur have been completed. In addition, South Peripheral Road will be constructed from Faridabad Road to NH-48 Gurugram at a cost of Rs 845.54 crore.

Apart from this, the construction work of Shree Sheetla Mata Devi Medical College and Hospital in Gurugram will be completed in the next three months. It was informed in the meeting that OPD services at Jind Medical College would start in the initial phase of the project. Besides, the process of purchasing equipment for Bhiwani Medical College is also underway.

Also, a 113 kilometres long pipeline is being laid from Sector 58 to 115 at a cost of Rs 226.31 crore in Gurugram; which will provide better drinking water facilities to the citizens.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed the officers to expedite the work related to the first international-level convention centre of the state, being built in Faridabad’s Sector 78. The centre will have a 200-room hotel, along with an exhibition and auditorium block. He said that FMDA and GMDA should work jointly in coordination and ensure all-round development of Faridabad on the lines of Gurugram.

While reviewing the NH 21A four-lane Pinjore bypass, the Chief Minister said that talks should be held with the officials of the Railways department for speedy completion of the project. The officers apprised that the work related to construction of link road from Rewari-Narnaul to Rewari-Jhajjar via Rewari-Dadri road; including three railway over bridges (ROBs) has almost been completed. Also, construction of road from Faridabad-Greater Noida including bridge over Yamuna River has also been completed.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to expedite the works related to various projects and also ensure continuous monitoring. He said that a central team should be constituted for monitoring the ongoing major projects of the Public Health Engineering and Public Works departments in the state. During the meeting, 48 development projects of the Town and Country Planning department, Public Works (B&R) and Architecture department and Irrigation and Water Resources department, worth about Rs 37,927 crore were reviewed.

Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Dr. Sumita Misra, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Sh. Anurag Rastogi, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Dr G. Anupama, Additional Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Sh. Arun Gupta, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations, Languages and Culture Department, Dr Amit Agrawal, Advisor to Chief Minister (Irrigation), Sh. Devender Singh, Chief Executive Officer, GMDA, Sh. PC Meena, Chief Executive Officer, FMDA, Sh. A. Sreenivas and other officers were present in the meeting.


Meeting with Union Minister for Jal Shakti regarding inter-state agreement on June 5

Haryana Chief Minister to join the meeting virtually

Chandigarh, May 31: A meeting of the Chief Ministers of six states will be held under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on June 5, in which detailed discussions related to various issues pertaining to the proposed inter-state agreement and implementation of the Kishau multipurpose (National) project will be held.

Giving this information, an official spokesperson said that Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal would attend the meeting along with senior officials and would fully advocate the issues related to the interest of the state. Notably, a meeting in virtual mode was held on September 21, 2022 related to these issues.

He further informed that apart from Haryana, Chief Ministers and senior officials of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan will take part in this meeting.

He also informed that Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal will attend the meeting through video conferencing.


CM fulfils his promise, digitally releases Rs.181 crore as Rabi 2023 compensation

On several occasions, CM had promised to release the compensation in the May month, which today has been fulfilled

This is the first time, compensation amount has been released to the farmers at such a quick pace

The compensation has been directly transferred into the accounts of farmers, earlier the amount used to be released through DC

Chandigarh, May 31- In a major relief to the farmers of the state, Haryana Chief Minister, while keeping his promise today released an amount of Rs.181 crore to the farmers who have suffered rabi crop damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms. Sh. Manohar Lal transferred this compensation directly into the accounts of the farmers through E-Kshatipurti Portal.

"We had conducted a special survey of crop damage, according to which the crop damage was reported in 2.09 lakh acres in 18 districts. Today, an amount of Rs 181 crore is being released as compensation to 67,758 farmers for wheat, mustard and rapeseed crops," said Sh. Manohar Lal after digitally releasing the compensation amount.

Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala, Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal also remained present on this occasion. The Deputy Commissioners also attended the programme through video conferencing.

The Chief Minister said that officers concerned should ensure 100 percent registration of farmers on Meri Fasal Mera Byora so that timely compensation can be released to them.

Sh. Manohar Lal gone are the days when the farmers used to wait for years to get their compensation. Through e-governance reforms we have ensured that farmers should get timely compensation, said the Chief Minister.

The E-kshatipurti portal is a historic step towards ensuring transparency in the system of application, verification and award of compensation at the time of crop loss, said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He asserted that through this portal, the compensation amount is deposited directly into the verified account of the farmer provided on the 'Meri Fasal - Mera Byora' portal. For this, there is no need to register anywhere other than on this portal, he added.

The Chief Minister, who recently had conducted a whirlwind tour of the rain hit villages to assess the damage of crops due to rain, had promised the farmers to release the compensation amount within the month of May.

Meanwhile, this is the first time that the farmers have got the compensation directly in their accounts, while earlier the same used to be given through Deputy Commissioners.

Notably the Manohar Lal led government had time and again taken several steps to safeguard the interests of the farmers from nature's fury.

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management and Consolidation Departments, Sh. Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, and Director General, Information, Public Relations, Languages and Culture Department, Dr Amit Agrawal also remained present on this occasion.


Haryana Chief Minister emphasizes utmost importance of protecting younger generation from drug abuse

Chief Minister stresses the need for collective support to eradicate drugs

Chief Minister flagged off the Nasha Mukt Bharat Rath Yatra

Chandigarh, May 31 – On World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, flagged off the Nasha Mukt Bharat Rath Yatra from his residence here today. He stressed the need to shield the youth of the state from drug abuse. It is crucial to raise awareness about the destructive consequences of drug addiction, so that people themselves can avoid it and discourage others from falling into its grip, he added.

Bal Yogi Mahant Charan Das Maharaj graced the occasion with his presence while Publicity Advisor in Information, Public Relations and Languages department, Mr. Tarun Bhandari also attended the event.

Mr. Manohar Lal highlighted that the yatra would inspire positive thinking as it traverses different areas, motivating individuals to break free from the clutches of addiction and also enlightening others. He strongly emphasized the importance of collective efforts in eradicating the menace of drugs. Expressing deep concern for the younger generation, who are increasingly succumbing to the destructive influence of drugs, the Chief Minister stressed that safeguarding the youth from such evils is paramount in the endeavor to build a strong society and nation.

The Chief Minister expressed gratitude towards social and religious organizations for their significant contribution to overcome drug abuse in the state. He urged them to continue their efforts in this noble cause. As part of this initiative, the Yuva Jagriti Evam Jan Kalyan Mission Trust Bhiwani is organizing the Jansandesh Rath Yatra, aimed at overcoming the drug menace across Haryana and promoting water and environmental conservation as well. The campaign is expected to effectively raise awareness among the public.

The convener of the mission, Bal Yogi Mahant Charan Das Maharaj said that Rath Yatra commenced in Haryana with a focus on spreading awareness about drug abuse, water conservation, and environmental preservation. He pledged to cover all districts of the state and reach out to youth groups, gram panchayats, religious institutions, and educational establishments, with the objective of keeping the younger generation away from drugs. Following the inauguration of the Jansandesh Rath Yatra, Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal felicitated Bal Yogi Mahant Charan Das Maharaj and the social workers leading the yatra, presenting them with patkas and mementos.


Deputy Chief Minister extends best wishes to Haj pilgrims

Chandigarh, May 31 - Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala extended best wishes to all the Muslim brothers going on Haj pilgrimage from Haryana.

He has conveyed greetings to the first batch of Haryana leaving for Haj today. The Deputy CM said that visiting Mecca-Madina for Haj is a sacred dream for all Muslims. Today their dream has been fulfilled, he added.

The Deputy Chief Minister requested the Haj pilgrims to pray for peace and brotherhood in the state and the country along with their families.


Haryana State Transport is a government organization providing safe, comfortable and time-bound transport facilities to the passengers in the state.

Chandigarh, May 31: Haryana State Transport is a government organization providing safe, comfortable and time-bound transport facilities to the passengers in the state. Haryana State Transport operates about 3,531 buses from its 24 depots and 13 sub-depots covering a distance of 9.52 lakh kilometres and providing travel facility to about 5.45 lakh passengers on daily basis.

Along with providing safe and accessible travel to the people, the objective of the State Transport, Haryana, is to fulfill the social obligations and to provide transport facilities to the people of the state in a proper way at reasonable cost/rent.

Several steps have been taken by the present state government to improve the functioning of the Transport Department. In accordance with this, the online transfer policy was approved by the Chief Minister for transfer of employees in the Transport Department in a transparent manner. Under the online transfer policy, 881 drivers, 828 operators and 130 clerks have been transferred online; orders of which were issued on May 19, 2023 from the office of the Director, State Transport.

The employees of the above three cadres have been transferred only on the basis of voluntary participation and rationalization, giving relaxation in the minimum period of work in the transfer policy. However, some individual grievances are being aired by the employees and written representations have also been received by the authorities from the employees under transfer.

In this regard, it is informed that according to the provisions given in the online transfer policy, a Grievance Redressal Committee is constituted by the department to consider the grievances/representations made by the employees under transfer. The committee after considering the grievances/representations will submit the recommendation/proposal to the administrative secretary for orders.

Accordingly, a Grievance Redressal Committee has been constituted under the Additional Director, State Transport, to consider the representations received on online transfers by the Transport Department. In this regard, a letter was issued to all the General Managers on May 30, to ensure that all the concerned employees are informed through the notice board that any representation on the online transfer order issued on May 19, 2023, will be sent to Directorate of State Transport through General Managers by June 6, 2023 for consideration of the committee.

On all the representations/grievances, the committee after consideration will send its consolidated recommendations to the competent authority for decision by June 12, 2023.


Social Media Grievance Tracker (SMGT) is proving to be a novel and efficient method for good governance - IT Consultant to CM, Sh. Dhruv Majumdar

Around 70,000 grievances were escalated from SMGT to the concerned nodal officer of the department in year 2022

SMGT is escalating around 180-200 complaints to concerned departments on daily basis

Chandigarh, May 31– Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal's visionary approach to resolving public grievances on social media through a robust system of Social Media Grievance Tracker (SMGT) is proving to be a novel and efficient method for good governance.

Sharing details in this regard, Sh. Dhruv Majumdar, IT Consultant to CM, stated that public confidence in the system has enhanced after the successful implementation of CM Window and Social Media Grievance Tracker (SMGT).

Sh. Majumdar said this while presiding over a meeting with the nodal officers of various departments. He informed that the meeting was conducted to instruct and interact with nodal officers regarding the workings of the in-house, modular NIC-designed software that provides further convenience and transparency to operate and redress the public issues in a short duration.

He said that Haryana CM is the most tech-friendly CM in the country who understands the nuances and power of IT as well as the digital media. Due to his visionary approach, public grievances are being resolved as soon as possible with the ease of a click. With faith and confidence, citizens are tagging their grievances to the official Chief Minister's Office Twitter handle @cmohry and CM's official Facebook page.

He further informed that in 2022, around 70,000 grievances were escalated from SMGT to the concerned nodal officer of the department. He said that these short-term grievances were mainly regarding water logging, electricity issues, garbage, potholes, police, tehsil-related issues, etc. He further stated that an average of 180-200 grievances are received daily which are sent for quick action to the districts and departments, depending on the nature of the grievance.

Highlighting the unique features of the NIC developed SMGT software Sh. Majumdar said now for every new grievance a unique internal ticket will be issued which will remain unchanged till the grievance is resolved. He said that this system was built from ground-up with a streamlined workflow keeping in mind the quick and effective resolution of the grievances received. He added that the grievances will be again marked to the concerned officer of the department if the complainant is not satisfied. He also informed that this mechanism assists people around the clock.


Haryana to Introduce Measures to Expedite Appointment Process for Group A, B, C, and D

Chandigarh May 31- To streamline operations, minimize delays, and ensure a smoother and faster completion of the appointment process, Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal said that the State Government has decided to introduce a new module on the Human Resources Management System application (HRMS) to update the police verification of newly recruited employees in all Departments, Boards, Corporations, Statutory Bodies, Constitutional Bodies, etc. under the State Government.

The Chief Secretary stated this while presiding over the meeting regarding creation of module for police verification of newly recruited employees of Group A, B, C and D using HRMS system here today. He directed the officials of National Informatics Centre Haryana to ensure the implementation of this module within a period of two weeks.

Mr. Kaushal said that the objective of this module is to streamline the process of police verification and ensure its completion in a more efficient and timely manner. By integrating the police verification system with the HRMS, the Government aims to expedite the issuance of appointment orders and facilitate the prompt filling of vacant posts.

The Chief Secretary clarified that said that the current process of police verification and clearance, particularly regarding the verification of antecedents, often takes a significant amount of time. This ultimately leads to undue delays in the issuance of appointment orders and subsequent filling of vacant positions.

Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar, Special Secretary, Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Mr. Prabhjot Singh, Deputy Director General and State Informatics Officer, Haryana NIC, Mr. Deepak Bansal, and other senior officers of police were present in the meeting.