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Chandigarh, September 3 – Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Vij, said that solar panels would be installed in five sports complexes in order to promote solar energy in the State.
Mr Vij was replying to a question raised on the second day of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Session here today.
The Sports Minister said that the Sports Department was getting solar panels fixed on the roofs of three big and two small sports stadiums at Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Panchkula and Narwana. This would help save electricity and encourage the people of the State to install solar panels.
He added that special arrangements were being made at health centres to ease the process of getting Aadhaar card and birth certificate. Necessary steps are also being taken to provide facilities to patients, Mr Vij added.
Chandigarh, September 3 – Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mr Anil Vij said that there was a proposal to construct ‘Khel Suvidha Kendra’ in all district sports complexes in the State. Modern gymnasium, facilities for practice and audio-video labs would be set up for coaches and players in these centres.
Mr Vij said this while replying to a question regarding steps taken by the Government for better performance of players raised on the second day of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha Session here today.
The Sports Minister said that the Khel Suvidha Kendra would also have facilities like changing rooms, small and multi-purpose hall and canteen, among others.
He added that a state-level institute would be set up for sports development and physical fitness, for which a building would soon be constructed. Besides, Sports and Physical Fitness Authority and Haryana Institute of Adventure Sports are being constituted. There is a proposal to set up statutory sports councils at village, block and state levels. Apart from this, there is a provision of reservation in Class I and II posts for players who gave an outstanding performance at international level, and appropriate steps are being taken to promote traditional games like wrestling and kabaddi.
Mr Vij said that Haryana Sports and Physical Fitness Policy-2015 has been implemented in order to encourage players to actively participate in games and perform better. Under this policy, sports infrastructure is being developed and prize money for winners of various national and international competitions has been increased. ‘Vyayam and Yoga Shalas’ would be opened in all villages. In the first phase, 1,000 Vyayam and Yoga Shalas would be opened and each Assembly Constituency would get minimum 10 of these centres.
The Sports Minister said that under the new policy, a new examination, namely ‘SPEED’ test, has been initiated to search for sports talent. About 10 lakh students participated in it this year and 7,886 players reached the final phase. As many as 5,000 selected players expressed interest in specific games, and they would be given training in various sports nurseries.
Mr Vij said that to facilitate players, the number of sports nurseries has been increased from just 33 in 2014-15 to 150. The number of sanctioned posts in the Sports Department has been rationalised to provide training facilities in all districts. In order to remedy the shortage of coaches in the Sports Department, 624 coaches would be recruited.
The Sports Minister said that at present, sports wings for 15 games have been established in 19 districts, which would benefit 1,867 players. With a view to providing players with modern and new sports facilities, construction work is being done on Synthetic Athletic Track in Panchkula; Astroturfs (Hockey) in Shahbad, Gurgaon, Sirsa, MNSS, Rai, Sonipat, Hisar and Bhiwani; Football Synthetic Surface in Dariyapur (Fatehabad); Athletic Synthetic Track; and Football Synthetic Surface in district stadium of Ambala Cantt.
Chandigarh, September 3 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that State government has fixed a target to generate 400 MW renewable energy by the year end. The tender process to generate 150 MW solar power has already been started and discussions are under way with corporations of Government of India to generate additional renewable energy so as to achieve the target.
The Chief Minister was speaking on the second day of ongoing Vidhan Sabha Session here today.
He said that the Haryana has not the enough resources to generate power from hydro and thermal projects as there is lack of water and coal for the same in the state. Government is promoting sources of alternative power which is quite cheap as compared to thermal power. He informed the House that with reference to the Government of India’s target of one lakh MW renewable energy generation, Haryana has been given to generate 2000 MW solar energy by year 2020.
The Chief Minister said that a scheme to install solar pump at tubewells is under process. To generate 12 KW solar energy, an expenditure of about Rs 8-12 lakh is expected. He said that expenditure of Rs.50,000 crore is expected for installing solar pumps on 6 lakh tubewells which is quite heavy. The State government is ready to implement the same in a phased manner. Negotiations for the same are also being held with companies. Under the scheme, there is a provision to give subsidy of Rs.20,000 per KW, he added.
He informed that we had inherited the mismanagement in the power sector including losses and weak infrastructure. The cumulative losses of year 2014-15 has reached to Rs.29,362 crore. In addition, there is provision to provide subsidy of Rs.6200 crore per year.
The Chief Minister said that agriculture tubewell connections pending upto December 31, 2012 had been released.
Chandigarh September 3—The Haryana Government is actively considering the principle of equity in deciding the quantum of compensation to be paid to the farmers for the land acquired for the Kaithal-Titram bypass. The concerned farmers were invited for a dialogue and the matter would be resolved by September 10, 2015.
This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while speaking in response to a call-attention notice on the second day of the monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha today regarding land acquisition for the Kaithal bypass on National Highway No. 65.
The state government is conscious of the expectations of the landowners in the state and would ensure that no injustice is done to them, he assured the House.
Mr Manohar Lal said that barring the Kaithal-Titram bypass, there is no disagreement on the land acquired for other bypasses at Pehowa, Ismailabad and Kalayat. The state government has full sympathy for the land owners of Kaithal-Titram who were demanding compensation on par with that of other three bypasses, the Chief Minister said.
Chandigarh, September 3—Haryana has bagged the Skoch Order-of-Merit national award in implementation of six e-Governance and IT initiatives in the state. The award will be presented to the state government on September 22-23, 2015.
This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while addressing the members on the second day of the monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, today. He said that the state is rapidly moving in this direction which had been recognized at the national level. The state government has been invited to receive this prestigious award, he said.
Congratulating the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, for his Digital India mantra, he said that following the footprints of the Union Government, the state government was also realizing the concept of Digital Haryana. Several attempts had been made in this direction in the past but all these got buried in files and failed to take off during the last 10 years.
The previous government never paid any heed to implementation of e-governance and IT-related programmes and this made corruption grow. “With the usage of IT, we will be able to extend the benefit of welfare schemes and programmes at the grass-roots level,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that with a view to providing time-bound and hassle-free services, the state government had notified 163 services which would be delivered to the citizens at their doorstep. There is no need for citizens to physically visit the concerned offices to have the benefit of such services. People could avail themselves of the facility at the cost of only Rs 5 to Rs 10 in their villages and this could be made possible with implementation of e-governance and IT, he added.
Mr Manohar Lal said that the state government is committed to providing internet services in all the 6,500 villages. Internet access to unconnected areas not only empowers the rural population but also ensures better delivery of services in the long run. He said that he has himself monitoring the grievances received on CM Window. Apart from this, HarSamay, a citizen portal of Haryana Police, has been launched where anyone can file his complaint online.
Lots of such IT-enabled programmes are to be started which will take e-governance to new heights in the state. The key purpose of these initiatives is that every citizen should be able to get the benefit of all services meant for them at their doorstep without having to visit concerned offices.
Haryana is the first state that has rolled out Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system to ensure and monitor the presence of officials during the office hours. Initially, this has been rolled out in the head offices as well as at the district headquarters and shall soon be implemented at the sub-division and block level also. As many as 88,785 employees have been registered under the system so far, the Chief Minister said.
Haryana is also the first state in the country where database of its residents is being created which would be integrated with the delivery of citizen-centric services. Database of 1.57 lakh residents has already been prepared and the rest is in progress, he said urging the members of the House to come forward and make Digital Haryana a success.
Chandigarh, September 3- Haryana government has appointed Mr Jitender Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Kaithal as Mela Administrator for Phalgu Fair to be held from September 27, 2015 to October 12, 2015, in place of Mr Ram Kumar Singh, Sub Divisional Officer (Civil)-cum-Additional Collector, Kaithal and Estate Officer, HUDA, Kaithal.
Chandigarh, September 3- The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that the present government has not fired any employee from job.
The Chief Minister was replying to a question raised by Mr. Subhash Barala who asked if there was any proposal under consideration of the government to provide jobs on merit to check nepotism in recruitment, during the Question Hour on the second day of monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, today.
He said that the state government had pledged to carry out recruitment in a transparent manner by slamming the doors shut on nepotism and regionalism. For this, the Haryana State Selection Commission has been constituted and, in the near future, recruitment would be done for 50,000 posts out of which the process has been initiated for 20,000 posts.
The Chief Minister said that in order to ensure transparency in recruitment, interview would carry only 12 per cent of the total marks. In case of teachers, maximum of eight per cent marks have also been kept for experience. Similarly, preference would be given to physical measurement test in police recruitment. The Staff Selection Commission has started recruitment and the recruitment of first batch of teachers has been completed and joining would be given to them within 15 days.
He clarified that the government has accepted the orders of various courts regarding the irregularities committed in the recruitments made during the tenure of the previous state government.
In reply to a supplementary question raised by Mr Kuldeep Sharma of Congress, the Chief Minister informed the House that employment would be provided to about four lakh youths under the new Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015. An advertisement has been released for recruitment to 761 posts of doctors out of which 389 have been selected, he added.
Chandigarh, Sept 3–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that in order to make power utilities profitable and to provide people uninterrupted 24-hour power supply, “Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon” scheme has been started on 83 feeders spread over 90 Assembly constituencies of the state.
This was stated by the Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, while answering on behalf of the Chief Minister a question raised by Mr Gian Chand Gupta, who had asked if it was a fact that the power distribution companies in the state were bearing heavy losses due to non-payment of electricity bills during Question Hour on the second day of the monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha today.
Mr Panwar informed the House that the losses of power distribution companies which amounted to Rs 1,360 crore in 2005, increased to Rs 26,952 crore in 2013-14 and further increased to Rs 29,362 crore in 2014-15.
He informed the House that under the new scheme, 24-hour power would be supplied in areas where line losses were 20 per cent on feeders and bills are paid to the extent of 90 per cent. All conductors which are more than 50-year-old, are being replaced and old meters are being replaced without any fine.
Mr. Panwar said that the Haryana Power Regulatory Commission had been advising the government from time to time to increase the power tariff, but the previous government did not do so and the losses of power distribution companies kept increasing.
He said that power tariff was increased by 0.6 per cent in 2001-02. After that, tariff rate was not increased from 2002-03 to 2009-10. It was increased by 11.87 per cent in 2011-12, 13.33 per cent in 2012-13, 11.48 per cent in 2013-14 and 15 per cent in 2014-15. The present government which increased the tariff by 8.51 per cent is committed to providing 24-hour power supply to domestic, agricultural and commercial areas.
Participating in the discussion, Leader of Opposition, Mr. Abhay Singh Chautala, said that even though more than 90 per cent of the electricity bills had been paid in most villages in Ellenabad Assembly constituency, power was not being supplied properly to these villages.
In his reply, Mr Panwar assured the House that 24-hour power would be supplied to all Assembly constituencies, including Ellenabad, where more than 90