women police stations in all sub divisions of the State
Chandigarh, September 19: While reiterating his government commitment to ensure women empowerment and protection of human rights, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced to set up women police stations in all sub divisions of the State on the occasion of next Raksha Bandhan. He also announced that the government would soon roll out its new nutritional policy to address the problem of malnutrition among women and children and ensure their good health.
Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as a Chief Guest in the seminar on Sensitization of Human Rights and Good Governance at Grass Root level organized by Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) at Karnal today. Employees and officers of Health, Women and Child, Social Justice and Empowerment and Police Department of Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts participated in this workshop.
The Chief Minister said that women police stations have already been functional in all districts of the State from the eve of Raksha Bandhan on August 28, 2015. These police stations would be set up at sub divisional level also on the next Raksha bandhan. He said that we are committed to provide safe and secure environment to the women in the State. Asserting that the unborn girl child also has the same right to live as that of a born, he said that the government is quite sensitive on the issue of female foeticide. The provision of PNDT Act were being strictly enforced and during the last three months 130 cases has been registered against the ultra sound centres for violating the Act and out of which conviction has been granted in 82 cases. He said that the Haryana has already constituted the State Nutrition Mission and now a Nutrition Policy would soon be implemented in the State to address the malnutrition problem among women and children and ensure their good health.
While emphasizing the need of enforcement of human rights, he said that since the ancient times, the approach of our culture has always been ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ who makes it different form western culture where the individual is considered as a unit and not the society. He said that besides claiming the rights, one should also be responsible towards his duties and this could be possible only through quality education having moral values. He said that the State government wanted to infuse moral values among the students by teaching them Gita Shalokas. He said that besides Gita, teachings having high values from any Granth should be taught to students for ensuring their all round development.
The Chief Minister said that the protection of human right is directly associated with good governance. He said that the present state government has made efforts to reduce the discretionary power and to reduce the human interface so that the person standing last in the queue could get the benefit of various schemes and programmes. He said that we have implemented e-governance in the State under which services like CM Window, e-registration, e-certificates etc has been started. To prevent irregularities in the distribution of old age allowance, it has been decided to deposit the pension directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries. Out of the total 22.50 lakh beneficiaries, 13 lakh beneficiaries were already started getting their pension into their accounts under the scheme ‘Thari Pension Thare Hath’. He said that ‘File Tracking System’ has been started at Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh. It is a matter of concern that some of the files have been lying pending for the last five years.
Mr Manohar Lal said that to get the delivery of government related services at the door step is also the human right. State government has recently ordered that the small Change of Land Use (CLU) cases be disposed of in one go. It is a matter of happiness that the people have started getting these CLUs at their doorstep. He said that the State government has listed total 163 services under the Right to Service Act out of which about 23 such services has already been started.
He described 2.53 crore people of the State as his family and said that he wanted the welfare of those needy, uneducated and physically disabled. This could be possible only when we considered the society as one unit, he added. He assured that any grievance of the people whether come through CM window or Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) would be resolved.
While presiding over the function, Justice Vijender Jain who is also the Chairperson of HHRC said that for ensuring the human rights, good governance should be responsive, effective and free from nepotism. He said that he is delighted that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal is committed to give good governance in the State. He said that United Nations has adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Right in the year 1948 and 44 countries signed this. On the basis of this, an Act has been passed in India in the year 1993.
Speaking on this occasion, Director General of Police Mr Y.P Singhal said that the Haryana Police is quite sensitive towards the human rights and assured that police would be more sensitive towards the right of the people in the time to come. He said that with the setting up of Women Police Station in each district of the State, we have identified some spots in the State which has been named as ‘hot spot’ to made it ‘Romeo; free’ so that human rights and security of women could be ensured.
Justice H.S Bhalla and Member of HHRC said that human rights violation could be stopped through transparent administration and good governance.
Member HHRC Mr J.S Ahlawat listed the activities being carried out by the Commission. He said that the HHRC has been set up in the State in September 2012 and since then it has received about 3800 complaints out of which 2600 complaints have been disposed off while1200 were in process. He said that the Commission has also decided to hold two sittings at its Delhi office from October onwords.
Vice Chancellor of NDRI Dr A.K Srivastav presented the welcome address.
Earlier, the girls students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Railway Road Karnal presented a impressive short play on ‘Human Rights’.
Chief Parliamentary Secretaries namely Mr Bakshish Singh Virk, Mr Shayam Singh Rana, MLA Mr Harwinder Kalyan, Commissioner Ambala Division Mrs Neelam Pradeep Kasni, IG Karnal Range Mr Hanif Qureshi, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts were also present on this occasion.
Chandigarh, September 19 – Haryana Health Minister Mr. Anil Vij said that dialysis machines would soon be installed in five districts in the state so as to facilitate the kidney patients.
The Minister said that kidney patients could get health care facilities on reasonable rates near their homes with the installation of these machines. In the first phase, Ambala, Jind, Bhiwani, Rewari and Hisar districts have been selected for installation of these machines, where initially two machines in every district would be set up. These districts have been selected keeping in view the necessity and availability of other districts so that maximum patients could be benefitted.
Mr Vij said that some corporate houses have also expressed their desire to install dialysis machines and they could also be contacted to this effect. He said that all such corporate houses would help in installation of all necessary equipments for these machines. Generally, expenditure on one-time dialysis is estimated between Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000 in a private hospital, but after the installation of these machines in government hospitals, patients would be able to get their treatment on reasonable rates.