APSCM Smt Ashima Brar deputed as in-charge of Karnal District

Chandigarh June 14 : The Haryana Government has deputed Smt Ashima Brar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Director General, and Secretary, Social Justice Empowerment, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes and Antyodaya (SEWA) Department as in-charge of Karnal district in addition to her present duties.

An order to this effect has been issued by Chief Secretary, Sh TVSN Prasad here today.

As per the orders, she will review the projects worth Rs. 25 Crores and more of district Karnal. Besides, she will make a broad review of overall incidents of crime and occurrence of the heinous crime, vigilance matters in terms of clearances within the ambit of 17A and 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, efficacy and functioning of service delivery mechanism as envisaged in Right to Service Act, parameters of functioning of Health, Education and Social sectors and impediments faced by DETC with regard to taxes GST etc.


Union Cabinet Minister and Former Chief Minister Manohar Lal reached Haryana for the first time after becoming a Union Minister

Upon reaching Sonipat, citizens gave a grand welcome

To dispel the misconceptions spread by the opposition among the people, workers should go door-to-door and talk to the people

Chandigarh, June 14 - Union Minister for Power, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the government has been formed under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi for the third time at the center. This has happened for the first time since 1962, he said.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that three ministers from Haryana have been included in the central government, which will accelerate the development of Haryana. New development schemes will be initiated in the state, and with the cooperation of the central government, Haryana will set new milestones in development, he said.

The Union Minister said this as he visited Haryana for the first time after becoming a Union Minister and was given a grand welcome by the citizens in Kundli, Sector-7, and Gannaur in Sonipat.

In his address, Union Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said the workers that now, with the BJP forming the government at the center for the third time, it is time to form the BJP government in Haryana for the third time as well. The assembly elections are to be held in three months, and we need to go among the public to dispel the misconceptions spread by the opposition.

He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, several development works, including electricity, water, roads, gas cylinders, and industrial development, have been completed, leading to the formation of the government for the third time. On the other hand, the opposition has adopted false and low tactics to mislead the public through misinformation. Today, Haryana is progressing on the path of development, he said.

Mentioning Sonipat, Sh. Manohar Lal said that a network of new highways has been laid across the district, opening up avenues for development. He emphasized that it is now time to convey the government's policies to the general public and to dispel the misconceptions spread by the opposition. He called upon all workers to resolve to win all six assembly seats in Sonipat and move forward with this goal.

During this time, MLA, Sh. Mohan Lal Badoli, welcomed Union Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal upon his arrival in Haryana.

On this occasion, MLA, Sh. Nirmal Chaudhary, former Minister Smt. Kavita Jain, and many other dignitaries also remained present.


The 10th International Day of Yoga will be organized in all Districts and all Blocks of the State with great fervor and grandeur - CS TVSN Prasad

CM, Sh Nayab Singh will be the Chief Guest at the State Level Yoga Day Celebrations at Hisar

Chandigarh June 14: Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh TVSN Prasad said that the 10th International Day of Yoga will be organized in all the Districts and Blocks of the State with great fervor and grandeur. The Chief Minister, Sh Nayab Singh will be the Chief Guest at the State Level Function to be organized in Hisar.

Chief Secretary, Sh TVSN Prasad was presiding over a meeting of all Deputy Commissioners of the State through video conferencing to review the preparatory activities for the celebration of the 10th International Day of Yoga, here today. This year, the theme of International Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Self and Society. He directed the Deputy Commissioners to make all necessary arrangements at the district and block level for the live telecast of the Prime Minister’s address on June 21.

Sh Prasad instructed the Deputy Commissioners to organize the program of Yoga Day in a proper way by ensuring maximum participation of NGOs, yoga volunteers and the general public. Besides, he also directed to ensure the active participation of members of Women Self Help Groups. He said that 8000 to 10,000 participants will participate in the Yoga Day celebrations at the State level whereas, 5000 and 2000 participants will participate in the district and block level respectively. He also asked the Deputy Commissioners to organize a program in all districts on the theme 'Yoga for Self and Society' in the evening on June 21 in collaboration with NGOs.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department Sh Sudhir Rajpal said that with the help of Haryana Yog Ayog, three-day training camps for DPE/PTI, school children, officers, employees, sarpanches and panch and NCC cadets have been organized in all districts of the State. A similar training program is being organized for Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Officers, and the general public which will conclude on June 15. The Pilot rehearsal will be done on June 19 in all districts, he added.

Senior officers of various departments including Education, Health, Development and Panchayats, Sports, Transport, Police, and Tourism were also present in the meeting.


Haryana Government Designates All Sub-Divisional Officers as Ex-Officio Sub-Divisional Citizen Resources Information Officers

Chandigarh, June 14 - The Haryana Government has designated all Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) in the state as Ex-Officio Sub-Divisional Citizen Resources Information Officers (SDCRIO) in their respective Sub-Divisions for activities of the Citizen Resources Information Department (CRID) including Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP), with immediate effect.

For this purpose, the Sub-Divisional Citizen Resources Information Officer will report administratively to the respective ADC-cum-DCRIO (Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Citizen Resources Information Officer) in the district.

An order to this effect has been issued by Chief Secretary, Sh TVSN Prasad here today.


Haryana Government's special focus on film promotion: 17 Films screened for subsidy

Haryana is attracting producers – DG Mandip Singh Brar

Four-Day Screening Committee Meeting concludes at Film Division Auditorium

Chandigarh, June 14 - The four-day second meeting of the Screening cum Evaluation Committee under the Haryana Film and Entertainment Policy concluded on Friday at the Film Division Auditorium, Mahadev Road, New Delhi. During this, 17 films were screened.

Director General, Department of Information, Public Relations, Language, and Culture, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar was specially present at the conclusion of the screening process. He said that, in addition to preserving traditional culture, cinema is being actively promoted through the film policy.

Sh Brar said that the government is giving concrete shape to schemes by focusing on cultural genres alongside developmental themes. The Haryana government is consistently making efforts to promote films, ensuring that every aspect receives full attention. For the past two years, the Haryana Film Promotion Board has been working to allocate subsidies by inviting applications. He informed that special locations have been identified to facilitate the shooting of various films, including Haryanvi films, and the application process for shooting permissions has been significantly simplified. Now, permissions can be obtained by applying online. He also mentioned that a function will be organized soon to provide subsidies for the films selected during the screening.

On the concluding day of the meeting, the Chairperson of the Screening cum Evaluation Committee and other members were honored by the Director General Sh. Mandip Singh Brar. They were presented with mementoes and shawls in recognition of their contributions.

The four-day meeting was attended by the Chairperson of the Screening cum Evaluation Committee, Smt. Mita Vashisht, along with committee members including Vice Chancellor of SUPVA, Sh Gajendra Chauhan, and members Girish Dhamija, Atul Gangwar, Rajiv Bhatia, Art Officer Tanya JS Chauhan, and Suman Dangi from the Department of Art and Culture.

Additional Director Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department Sh Vivek Kalia, Joint Director Films Sh Neeraj Kumar, Deputy Director Sh Amit Pawar and other officers of the department were also present on this occasion.


Flood Prevention Works to be completed before the forthcoming Monsoon - Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav

State Minister visited various villages in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts with officials of the Irrigation Department

Chandigarh, June 14 - Minister of State for irrigation & Water Resources, Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav, visited several villages in the Ambala and Kurukshetra districts along with officers from the Irrigation Department, where significant damage had occurred during the floods in 2023. He directed officers to ensure the safety of residents in these areas and to implement protective measures in crucial areas prone to flooding.

He also inspected various sites of the border dam of Tangri river along with the officers and also directed to clean and widen the drains so that flood water can be easily drained during the monsoon. Apart from it, he directed officers to strengthen all weak points of border dam near populated areas adjacent to the Tangri River. He also visited the damaged sites in Jalbera and Jhansa and instructed officials to immediately undertake the cleaning of the Markanda River at the departmental level.

He also inspected the strengthening work of the Damli and Kalsana dams on the Markanda River and directed that flood prevention works be completed before June 30. It was also directed to strengthen the embankments at crucial points on the Markanda River using sand bags or cement concrete bags to ensure their strength.

Dr. Abhe Singh Yadav urged residents to remain vigilant and to report any flood-related information to the relevant officials of the Irrigation Department. He directed officers to ensure the highest level of preparedness to mitigate any loss of life or property during flood situations and to undertake immediate flood protection measures before the upcoming monsoon.

He mentioned that during the 2023 monsoon season, all rivers in Haryana such as the Yamuna, Ghaggar, Markanda, and Tangri had surpassed their danger levels, with maximum discharge higher compared to the discharge recorded in the 2022 monsoon season. Due to floodwaters, 680 villages were affected, and 195,956 acres of land were submerged. There was excessive rainfall in Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar districts. In comparison to the danger level of 250,000 cusecs in the Yamuna River, 359,760 cusecs of water were discharged. In Guhla Cheeka, 82,400 cusecs of water were discharged compared to the danger level of 48,534 cusecs in the Ghaggar River, while in Jhansa, 13,018 cusecs of water were discharged compared to the danger level of 8,416 cusecs in the Markanda River, and in village Jansui, 29,672 cusecs of water were discharged compared to the danger level of 25,000 cusecs in the Tangri River.

He stated that in the 55th meeting of the Haryana State Draught Relief and Flood Control Board, a total of 617 new flood control projects costing Rs. 1,279.24 crore and 545 projects costing Rs. 1,191.55 crore were approved for extension. Of the 617 new projects, 259 projects were short-term projects costing Rs. 310.59 crore, and of the 545 extended projects, 61 projects costing Rs. 37.39 crore were also short-term projects, which must be completed before June 30, 2024.

On this occasion, Chief Minister's Political Secretary, Shri Bharat Bhushan Bharti, Commissioner and Secretary of the Irrigation and Water Resources Department, Sh. Pankaj Agarwal, and other officers were also present.


Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights dedicated to safeguarding children's rights and nurturing their dreams - Aseem Goyal

Chandigarh, June 14 : Haryana Women and Child Development Minister, Sh. Aseem Goyal, emphasized the importance of child protection and the safeguarding of child rights, highlighting that children are pure at heart and embody the presence of God. He urged parents to take care of their children’s protection and rights to secure their future.

Mr. Goyal was speaking during a one-day state-level workshop on child and bonded labour, organized by the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Panchkula today. The event aimed to engage stakeholders in discussions and strategies to combat child and bonded labour effectively.

In his address, Mr. Goyal asserted, “No citizen has the right to snatch away the childhood of children. The Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights is dedicated to protecting the rights of children and ensuring that their dreams are realized without any hindrance, allowing them to progress fully.”

He drew a parallel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's successful Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign, which significantly improved the sex ratio in the state, underscoring the need for a similar collective effort to eradicate child labour and bonded labour. The Minister called for a special campaign against these practices and encouraged the public to pledge to adopt a daughter, thereby securing the future of girls as well. In our scriptures, the ‘kanyadaan’ of a daughter in marriage is considered greater than the donation of thousands of cows, he added.


Chief Minister Nayab Singh Honored Padma Shri Awardees

A Matter of Great Pride for Haryana - Nayab Singh

Chandigarh, June 14 - Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Nayab Singh today felicitated Padma Shri awardees Dr. Hariom, Prof. Ramchandra Sihag, Sh. Gurvinder Singh and Sh. Mahabir Singh Guddu at his residence Sant Kabir Kutir in Chandigarh. During this the Chief Minister also honoured them with shawls.

He said that it is a matter of great pride for the state of Haryana that the talent of these awardees who have achieved remarkable accomplishments in various fields have been recognized by the central government with the Padma Shri award. The younger generation should be aware of these highest civilian awards and should draw inspiration from such awardees, he said.

Notably, Sh. Mahabir Singh Guddu has been honored for promoting folk culture, Prof. Ramchandra Sihag for adopting beekeeping on a large scale, Dr. Hariom for promoting organic farming, and Sh. Gurvinder Singh for his remarkable work in social welfare.


Sports Minister inspects sports complex in Faridabad

Chandigarh, June 14 - Haryana's Minister of State for Sports, Sh. Sanjay Singh conducted a surprise inspection of the sports complex located in Sector-12, Faridabad, evaluating the sports facilities. He assured athletes of providing all kinds of facilities and encouraged them to progress further. Engaging in direct conversations with the players, he noted their concerns. He immediately directed the Director of the Sports Department over the phone to ensure the availability of all facilities and to address any shortcomings at the earliest.

Sports Minister, Sh. Sanjay Singh also inspected the water, toilet, and sanitation arrangements in the sports complex. He directed the officers to provide better facilities to the athletes. Our government is committed to providing excellent facilities to the players. No effort will be spared to ensure that the players do not face any kind of shortage. No stone is being left unturned in advancing our sports policy, which is yielding positive results, he added. Our athletes have brought glory to the nation at every level. In the future, successful results are expected from the athletes, for which no shortage of facilities will be tolerated.


Haryana Government ready to implement New Criminal Laws from July 1- CS TVSN Prasad

Chandigarh June 14: The Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh TVSN Prasad today attended the meeting chaired by the Union Home Secretary to review the preparedness for the implementation of three new Criminal Laws namely Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam 2023 in the country, through video conferencing, here today.

Sh Prasad said that Haryana Government is fully prepared to implement these three new Criminal Laws in the State from July 1, 2024.

While emphasizing the State Government’s commitment to ensuring a smooth transition to the new legal frameworks, Sh Prasad said that, the Government will organize functions at all police stations across the state to acquaint the public with the new laws. Approximately 12,759 police personnel, (including Investigating Officers), 250 Law Officers and many Prison Officers have been trained to handle the changes effectively.

Haryana Prisons Department Bolsters Infrastructure and Training

He said that the Prisons Department is fully prepared towards this end as well. All jails within the state possess appropriate and adequate technical infrastructure, with around 300 desktops readily available. Recognizing the importance of virtual Court proceedings, the Department has already installed 149 video conferencing systems across jails and Court complexes and will be procuring 178 more. This allows for a significant portion of prisoner appearances to be conducted virtually, reducing unnecessary transportation and improving efficiency.

Sh Prasad said that the Department has successfully implemented e-Prisons software in all jails across the State as well which will facilitate electronic submission of custody certificates directly to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh.

The Chief Secretary further said that to ensure all departments are prepared; an Inter-Departmental Committee has formulated a template to assess stakeholder Department readiness. All Departments will submit implementation certificates to the Nodal Department (Prosecution Department) by June 15th, 2024.

Director General of Police, Sh Shatrujit Kapur, DGP Prisons, Mohd. Akil and other senior officers of Home, Prisons and Law and Legislative Departments were also present in the meeting.