Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal released coffee table book ‘Jind- Flowing Waters, Forgotten History

Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today released coffee table book ‘Jind- Flowing Waters, Forgotten History’ compiled by IAS couple Mrs. Gauri Prashar Joshi and Mr Ajit Balaji Joshi. A MobileApp of the book is also released on this occasion.

          Releasing the book, the Governor appreciated the initiatives of Mrs. Gauri Prashar Joshi and Mr Ajit Balaji Joshi for promoting the cultural heritage through their book.  He said that Haryana Government is making sincere efforts in promoting and preserving the culture of the state.

          Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that Jind has its own historical and religious importance and such effort needs to be supplemented. He wished all success to the writers. Haryana Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu also spoke on this occasion. 

          Authors of the book Mrs. Gauri Prasher Joshi and Mr Ajit Balaji Joshi highlighted the various historical facts about Jind which have been compiled in the book. 

‘Jind- Flowing Waters, Forgotten History’ is an attempt to bring together facets that could be said to make up the culture of Jind district. The process of integrating these facets brings to the fore the fact that history and legend, fact and fiction criss-cross frequently, if not always, in the evolution of a culture. The intent behind writing this book is to draw the attention of the government, of historians, archaeologists and tourists to Jind, so that its many treasures can be charted and preserved. 

          Those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Secretary to Governor Mrs. Neelam Pardeep Kasni and other dignitaries.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Vice Chancellor, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, Prof. Dinesh Kumar received the Indian Science Congress Association’s Homi J. Bhabha Memorial Award for the year 2015. With this achievement, Dr. Dinesh Kumar has become the first Scientist and Vice-Chancellor of any University in Haryana to receive this prestigious Award.

        Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi presented the prestigious award to him during the inaugural ceremony of the 103rd Indian Science Congress (ISC) which is being held at University of Mysore, Mysore (Karnataka) from January 3 to 7, 2016. The focus theme of the ISC is “Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India”.

        The award, which carries a Gold Medal, has been bestowed on Prof. Dinesh Kumar for his contribution to the development of science and technology in the country, specifically in the area of Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics.

        Indian Science Congress Association instituted this annual award in 1989 to commemorate the birth centenary of India’s eminent scientist Homi J. Bhabha. The award is given every alternate year to honour a distinguished scientist of the country. Among those who had received this award earlier include former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. P. K. Iyengar and Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI) G. Satheesh Reddy, and former Director, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Dr. Baldev Raj.

        After being bestowed with the honour, Dr. Dinesh Kumar said that it is an honour and privilege to receive this award from Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi who has unveiled a new chapter in India by introducing concepts like ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Digital India’ and promoted Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India.

        Dr. Kumar, who has assumed charge as Vice-Chancellor of YMCAUST Faridabad in November last year, said that Universities can play a pivotal role in the success of ambitious programmes of the government such as Digital India, Skill India, Clean India and most importantly, Make in India and as a Vice-Chancellor of a Technical University, he assured to put his best and sincere efforts towards making a great success of these programmes. The YMCA University has also a plan to organize a National Conference on Role of Science and Technology towards ‘Make in India’ in the month of March this year, he added.

 

About Dr. Dinesh Kumar:

 

An eminent researcher, Prof. Kumar began his academic career in the year 1987 as a faculty at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. His teaching and research career spans over 27 years. As visiting professor and invited speaker, he has visited many countries including France, Germany, Italy, Austria, England, USA, Russia and Australia.

        He obtained his Master and Ph.D degree from Cambridge University, U.K. In 2003, he was awarded Commonwealth Fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London to work again at Cambridge University. A bye-fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Prof. Dinesh has published more than 100 research papers. He has been the Director, UIET, Kurukshetra University and Coordinator of NPMASS project and also worked as the coordinator of Nano Mission Project awarded by Government of India, New Delhi. Before assuming the charge as Vice-Chancellor of YMCAUST on November 4, 2015, he was Chairman of Electronic Science Department at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has announced to set up a dedicated cell in his secretariat to closely monitor the infrastructural projects above Rs 10 crore on day to day basis so as to ensure early and timely completion of these projects.

          The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting of Administrative Secretaries here today. The State Government has also decided to institute Best Employee Awards in every department to give recognition to outstanding employees who regularly attend office, are courteous to the public and who give innovative suggestions and make positive changes in the departmental work processes.

He said that the use of Information Technology helps in curbing corruption, improving efficiency in government departments and making delivery of services hassle-free.  Hence, the State Government has created robust IT infrastructure for delivering citizen services in electronic mode and the pace of the same has been accelerated in the larger interest of common citizens.   The short term training programmes for the employees in Haryana Institute of Public Administration should also be started. The government had already decided to set up e-Governance Awards for State Government employees, he added.

          While reviewing the progress of Common Service Centres (CSCs), the Chief Minster asked to launch user awareness campaign especially in rural areas so that people residing in villages could also avail the facilities provided in these centres.  He also directed that atleast one CSC should be functional in every ward in the Municipal areas. It was informed in the meeting that revised target of setting 4000 CSCs would be achieved by March 2016.  The Chief Minister emphasized the need to dovetail Skill Development Mission so that every CSC can act as a training institute where young entrepreneur can be trained for setting up future CSCs.

            He directed the Administrative Secretaries that the village wise list of schemes implemented should be made available online so that people can see the progress of these schemes. As only the last three months of the current financial year are left, he directed for maximum utilization of the available budget under the State and Central Government sponsored schemes, especially under Capital works.

          The Chief Minister also sought survival figures of saplings planted in the current year by the Forest department. He also asked them to provide a detailed list of water harvesting structure constructed so far in Shivalik foothills by the department and their existence as on date.

          Mr. Manohar Lal asked the Administrative Secretaries to ensure proper inter departmental coordination for fast implementation of CMs announcements.

As Haryana entered into golden jubilee year, all departments should make adequate provision in the next budget for the programmes and schemes to be launched in the golden jubilee year, he added.

          The Chief Minister also reviewed the Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ scheme, setting up of international airport in Hisar, progress of Kundli Manesar Palwal Expressway, Soil Health Cards, Herbal Forest in Morni, water harvesting structure in Shivalik foothills, construction of ranney well and tubewells in Faridabad, augmentation of water supply scheme in Nuh and Nalhar Medial College and establishment of CSCs and also given necessary directions in this regard.

          Chief Secretary Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Information and Public Relations Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi and all Administrative Secretaries of the State Government were also present in the meeting.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – The Haryana Government has drafted a ‘Transparent Inspection Scheme’, which is aimed at regulating the implementation of statutory provisions under various labour laws in  a transparent and accountable manner through wide-scale adoption of technology and innovation. The draft scheme has been made available on the Haryana Labour Department’s website hrylabour.gov.in and invited feedback from stakeholders and the public by January 10, 2016.

         While giving this information here today, Haryana Labour and Employment Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the scheme would not only simplify the business regulations, but  would also protect the rights of workers in relation to their safety, health welfare and other conditions of employment in letter and spirit as envisaged under the law. He added that the stakeholders might send their comments or suggestions regarding the scheme to the Labour Commissioner, Haryana, by post or through e-mail at selfcertificationhry@gmail.com.

         Giving further details, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the Labour Department implements various provisions related to safety, health, welfare and other conditions of employment under various labour laws, and has notified various functionaries for the inspection of establishments and factories in order to ensure the compliance of various provisions under these laws.

He added that though inspection guidelines have been framed in the past, these have not been implemented properly and there have been some complaints of adhocism in the inspections. Apart from this, the prevalent instructions and guidelines do not conform to the use of Information Technology, which has to be brought to the fore in the near future, he added. Therefore, a new comprehensive transparent inspection policy is required to be put in place to achieve the objective of simplifying business regulations and to regulate the implementation of statutory provisions under various labour laws in transparent and accountable manner through wide scale adoption of technology and innovation. Also, the policy is required to protect the rights of workers in relation to their Safety, Health and Welfare as other conditions of employment in the spirit and manner as envisaged in the law.  The policy aims at eliminating the arbitrariness and adhocism in the actions of inspecting authorities as also to curb the malpractices and harassment of the industrial and other establishments with a view to improve the ease of doing business.

        He said that the inspections would be conducted only by a team of inspecting officers or officials and no inspections would be conducted by any individual officer. The team for the inspection of the units would be constituted by the computerized system. He said that the senior most officer of the inspecting team would give 15-days prior notice of inspection indicating the team members with a copy to the head office on the prescribed format along with the checklist for inspection.

        In case of serious accident, the enquiry would be conducted by concerned Assistant Director, Industrial Safety and Health. In case of fatal accident, the enquiry would be conducted by the concerned Deputy Director, Industrial Safety and Health. These officers might take assistance of any other official or officer. The enquiry reports would be sent to head office within 72 hours of completion of enquiry, he added.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – The last rites of martyr Gursewak Singh, Guard Commando of Indian Air Force, who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting terrorists at Pathankot in Punjab, were performed with full state honour at his native village Garnala of district Ambala today.

Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu paid tributes and laid wreath on the mortal remains of the martyr on behalf of the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.  

        Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, Minister of State for Mines and Geology, Mr. Nayab Singh Saini, MLA Ambala, Mr. Aseem Goyal and MLA Sadhaura, Mr. Balwant Singh also laid wreath on the mortal remains of the martyr. Haryana Government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh to the next-of-kin of the martyr.

On the occasion, contingents of Air Force and District Police reversed their arms and fired shots in the air as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

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Chandigarh, January 4- Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught two non-gazetted officers red-handed while taking illegal gratification during the raids conducted by the Bureau in the last week of December 2015. Cases against them have been registered against them under sections 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act at the Bureau Police Stations.

          While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Bureau said that the Bureau caught Sub-Inspector, Pradeep Kumar, Police Station In-charge, Police Station Lakhan Majra, district Rohtak  red-handed while taking bribe of Rs 20,000 and Randhir Singh, Junior Engineer, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Uchana Kalan, district Jind while taking bribe of Rs 4,000.

          The spokesman said that Bureau has registered three new investigations during this period for misusing government grants received for development works in villages, embezzlement of government funds by preparing false records of MGNREGA scheme, risking the life of patients by getting the technical work done by non-technical and incompetent people and irregularities and favoritism adopted in recruitment. However, in one of the investigations, the allegations were found to be baseless, he added.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana House Allotment Committee has uploaded the tentative seniority list of Haryana Government houses of type-III in Sector 39B, Chandigarh, on the website haryanapwd.gov.in and invited objections, if any, up to January 10, 2016. In case no objection is received before January 10, the seniority list would be finalized.

        In this regard, Secretary, Haryana House Allotment Committee has sent a written communication to the Haryana Chief Secretary, all the heads of the departments in Haryana stationed at Chandigarh and Panchkula, Administrative Officers of Haryana Civil Secretariat, Under Secretary (Revenue), Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Panchkula, Superintending Engineer, Chandigarh Circle, Haryana and Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, to bring it to the notice of all concerned.

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Chandigarh, January 4- Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Bikram Singh Yadav, said that during the current crushing season, the cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have so far produced over 5.69 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 66.62 lakh quintal sugarcane.

          He said that Cooperative Sugar Mill Shahabad has so far crushed the maximum amount of sugarcane at 12.46 lakh quintal and produced over 1.22 lakh quintal sugar, followed by Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rohtak which has crushed 8.70 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 64,950 quintal sugar. Similarly, Cooperative Sugar Mill, Panipat has crushed 6.82 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced 65,900 quintal of sugar. He said that Cooperative Sugar Mill Gohana has crushed 6.74 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 52,910 quintal of sugar and Cooperative Sugar Mill Sonipat has crushed 6.15 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 51,650 quintal of sugar. The Cooperative Sugar Mill Meham has crushed 6.16 lakh quintal  sugarcane and has produced 42, 250 quintal of sugar and Cooperative Sugar Mill Karnal has crushed 5.94 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 55,970 quintal of sugar.

          He said that Cooperative Sugar Mill Jind has crushed 4.96 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 41,395 quintal of sugar, Cooperative Sugar Mill Kaithal has crushed 4.84 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 40,225 quintal of sugar and Cooperative Sugar Mill Palwal has crushed 3.85 lakh quintal sugarcane and has produced 31,625 quintal of sugar. Besides this, HAFED Sugar Mill, Assandh has crushed over 6.08 lakh quintal of sugarcane and has produced 56,000 quintal of sugar, he added.

          Mr. Yadav said that all kinds of arrangements have been done for crushing of sugarcane in Cooperative Sugar Mills so that farmers do not face any problem and the special emphasis of the state government would be on achieving the targets fixed for the sugar mills.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – The Deputy Commissioner, Panipat, Mr. Samir Pal Saro has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr. Ashwani Mengi and directed the committee to submit the report within 72 hours in case of death of a girl child caused due to falling into an open pit.  Action would be taken after the submission of report, he added. Apart from this, he directed to immediately provide financial assistance of Rs 50 thousand to the bereaved family from the Red Cross Society.

        The Committee would include Superintending Engineer, Municipal Corporation and Executive Engineer of Public Health and HUDA.

        Mr. Saro said that all departments including HUDA, Public Health, Municipal Corporation, Irrigation and other departments would submit affidavit within next three days that none of the manhole opening is lying uncovered in the city. Strict action would be initiated against the concerned, if any of the manhole opening is found to be uncovered after submission of the affidavits, he added.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has caught Subhash, Patwari, Halqua Hansdhar tehsil, Narwana, district Jind, red-handed while accepting illegal gratification of Rs 2,000 from Mr. Darshan Singh, a resident of Hansdhar tehsil, district Jind, in lieu of report of bank loan.

        While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Bureau said that a case has been registered against him under sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the Bureau Police Station in Hisar.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana Government has directed all the departments to clear their pending electricity bills  at the earliest and to ask for additional budget from the Finance Department wherever required for this purpose.

             Instructions in this regard have been issued by the Chief Secretary to all the Administrative Secretaries, all heads of the departments, Commissioners, Ambala, Hisar, Gurgaon and Rohtak, the Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, all the Deputy Commissioners in the State of Haryana, the Managing Directors and Chief Administrators of all the Boards and Corporations and Registrars of all the Universities.

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Chandigarh, January 4 – Haryana Government has notified that January 16, 2016 will be observed as a restricted holiday in the Government offices, Boards and Corporations and Educational Institutes on account of Shri Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday.

            A notification to this effect has been issued by the Chief Secretary here today.

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