21 Election Commissioner appionted for Panchayat ellection

Chandigarh, September 14- With a view to conducting free, fair and peaceful Panchayat General Elections 2015, the Haryana State Election Commission has appointed 21 Election Observers for all the districts of the state.

          While disclosing the names of IAS officers appointed Election Observers, the state election commissioner, Mr Rajiv Sharma said that Mr Vijender Kumar has been appointed Election Observer for Bhiwani while Mr Chander Prakash for Rewari. Similarly, Mr Shyamal Mishra has been appointed Election Observer for Hisar, Mr Vijay Singh Dahiya for Yamunanagar, Mrs Amaneet P Kumar for Kaithal, Mr M L Kaushik for Karnal, Mr R S Kharab for Sirsa, Mr W S Galot for Gurgaon, Mr Vikas Yadav for Mewat, Mrs Ashima Brar for Panchkula, Mr Shekhar Vidhyarthi for Jind, Mrs Renuka S Phulia for Kurukshetra, Mr Sanjay Joon for Faridabad, Mr Sanjeev Verma for Ambala, Mr Jagdeep Singh for Narnaul, Mrs Anita Yadav for Jhajjar, and Mr Rajnarayan Kaushik for Fatehabad.

Among the HCS officers who have been appointed Election observers included Mr Narhari Singh Bagar for Palwal, Mr Hardeep Singh for Panipat, Mr Pradeep Godara for Rohtak and Mr Shakti Singh for Sonipat, he added.

He said that all the Election Observers have been issued directions to visit their allotted districts respectively, four times during the elections procedure. First time, before the last date of filling of nominations, second time, during the screening of nomination papers and allotment of election symbol, third time, during the election campaigning and fourth time, during the counting of votes and declaration of election results.

He said that during their visits they would be able to take the stock of the situation in their respective allotted districts and if need be, they could hold a meeting regarding it with the related officer, Returning Officer, Police Officers and any other officer.

Mr Rajiv Sharma further said that the state election commission has increased the expenditure limit for the candidates who are contesting for various positions in the election. The expenditure limit of Panch or member of Gram Panchayat has been increased to Rs 10,000 from Rs 5,000 earlier; the expenditure limit of Sarpanch Gram Panchayat up to 15 ward has been increased to Rs 30,000 from Rs 15,000 earlier; the expenditure limit of Sarpanch Gram Panchayat (more than 15 ward) has been increased to Rs 50,000 from Rs 25,000 earlier; the expenditure limit of Panchayat Samiti member has been increased to Rs one lakh from Rs 50,000 earlier; and the expenditure limit of Zila Parishad member has been increased to Rs two lakh from Rs one lakh earlier.

He said that in order to stop misuse of money by the candidates and to keep vigil on the expenditure during the elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions, in every district, Election Expenditure Observer has also been appointed. Deputy Commissioner of Excise and Taxation Sales Tax, Mr Narender Singh has been appointed Election Expenditure Observer in Ambala. Similarly, Mr. Narender Singla has been appointed Election Expenditure Observer for Bhiwani, Mr. Krishan Kumar for Faridabad, Mr. VK Babbar for Fatehabad, Mr. Rohit Kumar Sharma for Gurgaon, Mr. Sunil Kumar for Hisar, Mr. Anil Malik for Jhajjar, Mr. Devender Kumar for Jind, Mr. V. K. Baniwal for Kaithal, Mr. Rakesh Verma for Karnal, Mr. Ashok Setia for Kurukshetra, Mr. Kamal Nain for Mewat, Mr. Jitender Raghav for Narnaul, Mrs. Geetanjali Mor for Palwal, Mr. Jagdeep for Panchkula, Mr. Shiv Kumar for Panipat, Mr. Harish Dahiya for Rewari, Mr. Jagbir Singh Jhakhar for Rohtak, Mr. Rakesh Batra for Sirsa, Mr. NK Grewal for Sonipat, Mr. Alok Pasi for Yamuna Nagar.

The Election Expenditure Observers would keep vigil on everyday expenditure of candidates from the date of withdrawal of nomination till the completion of the election and if need arises, they can check the expenditure register of any candidate at any time. Mr. Sharma said that it is important  for every candidate to maintain the expenditure register along with receipts from the date of filing of nomination to the date of declaration of elections.  On the demand of Election Expenditure Observer, the candidates would have to show their expenditure register and candidates would also follow any guideline given by the Election Observer. The candidates should have to submit their expenditure registers to the concerned District Election Officer, Panchayat or any other officer designated by him, within the 30 days of the declaration of Election results.  If any candidate failed to do so, then he could be declared disqualified for contesting in elections for the next three years from the date of issue of the order under Haryana Panchyati Raj Rules 1966.




Chandigarh September 14: Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij said that in first phase, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) would be set up in six districts of the state namely Ambala, Jind, Hisar, Bhiwani, Rewari and Panipat. People from all over the State would be benefited from this facility.

           Mr Vij who was presiding over the review meeting of Health Department here today said that special training would be provided to the doctors in these districts so that they could properly operate these units. Some corporate houses have shown keen interest in setting up ICU units equipped with latest facilities in the State and a meeting would soon be held with them to take a final call on this proposal.

           The Health Minister directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive report of basic amenities and infrastructure for getting registered all the district and sub divisional level hospitals in Haryana from National Accreditation Board of Hospital (NABH). In this regard, he asked them to submit the report within a month. All the 21 district hospitals and 25 sub divisional level hospitals of the State have been included in this. Thereafter, facilities of NABH level would be available in these hospitals.

           In the meeting, Mr Vij also directed the officers to carry out immediate fogging in all town and streets of the State so as to prevent the spread of dengue. He said that machines should be purchased on priority basis for conducting dengue test in all districts so as to ensure the timely diagnose of patients and provide them with proper treatment. Apart from this, it has also been directed to make the people aware about dengue and malaria through advertisements and other medium of publicity.

           He also directed the senior officers, civil surgeons of all districts to form a whatsapp group so that important instructions could be passed on to them without any delay.

           Principal Secretary, Health Mr R.R Jowel , Mission Director of National Health Mission Mr S. Narayan and other senior officers of department were also present in the meeting.

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Chandigarh, September 14- Haryana government has assigned officiating charge of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Telecommunication (Operational) to two Inspectors namely; Inspector Ramji Lal and Inspector Hari Kishan.

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Chandigarh, September 14- With a view to increase the quality and fertility of the soil, Soil Health Cards of about 5.25 lakh farmers will be made by taking samples from the agricultural land of 2,200 villages, in the current financial year.

          Giving information on this, Agriculture Minister Mr Om Parkash Dhankar said that the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi had launched the scheme of Soil Health Cards for farmers on February 19,2015. He said that the state government is committed to increase the agricultural productivity of the farmers. Under this scheme, in the first phase, till March 2016, 2.5 lakh samples of agricultural land of 2,200 villages in 40 blocks of Haryana would be collected with a target of making Soil Health Cards of 5.25 lakh farmers.

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