Series of measures being taken to provide efficient, transparent and more responsive administration to the people-Manoher Lal.
Chandigarh, Jan 2- Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today said that as a part of the series of measures being taken to provide efficient, transparent and more responsive administration to the people, the State Government has decided to re-organise the administrative units and also decided to constitute a Haryana Governance Reform Authority (HGRA).
The Chief Minister, who was addressing a press conference here today, said that now the number of divisions has been increased from four to six by adding the new divisions of Karnal and Faridabad. The Karnal division will have the districts of Karnal, Panipat and Kaithal. Similarly, the new division of Faridabad will include the districts of Nuh, Palwal and Faridabad. The Ambala division will have districts of Ambala, Yamunanagar, Panchkula and Kurukshetra. Gurgaon division would include districts of Gurugram, Mahendragarh and Rewari. The Hisar division will have the districts of Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa and Jind. The Rohtak division would include districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Dadri and Bhiwani.
He said that the number of Police Ranges have been increased from four to five by constituting Ambala Police Range covering the districts of Ambala, Yamunanagar and Kurukshetra. The existing Karnal Range will include the districts of Karnal, Panipat and Kaithal. Hisar Range would have the districts of Hisar, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Jind and Hansi Police Districts. Similarly, Rohtak Range would have the districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri. The South Range would cover the districts of Rewari, Palwal, Mahendragarh and Mewat. He said that the existing Police Commissionerate of Faridabad, Gurgaon and Panchkula would remain as such.
He said that the State Government has already constituted Charkhi Dadri as a new district. Also, 10 Tehsils and 11 Sub Tehsils, a Police District of Hansi have been constituted.
He said that the decision to constitute the HGRA has been taken to simplify very old rules and procedures. This Authority would be headed by the Director of Institute of Development and Communication, Chandigarh, Dr Pramod Kumar. The HGRA would not submit its report in lump sum, but every month and the government would promptly act on its report.
The Chief Minister said that thousands of recruitments have been made by the present Government on the basis of merit only thus bringing an end to the decades-old system of nepotism, regionalism and corruption. The Government has taken steps to instill a sense of trust and fair recruitment among the people, whereas earlier, during the previous regime, even the eligible candidates used to hesitate to apply for a job thinking that they might not get it because of nepotism.
He said that implementation of teachers’ transfers policy reflected the changing system. Now, neither any teacher knocks at the door of others to get himself transferred nor does any individual give his slip for transfer to any MP, MLA, Minister or officer. This transfer policy is online and has been formulated in the larger interest of school teachers and students. This policy has been highly appreciated by teachers and their guardians of students.
The Chief Minister said that the present State Government is making concerted efforts to provide efficient and responsive administration to the people and wherever required, the system was being changed. He said that he himself has been to all the 90 assembly constituencies in the State so as to understand the problems being faced by the people and resolve them on the spot. Also, development works have been undertaken in these constituencies as per the needs of the people. Therefore, an era of ‘Vyvastha Parivartan’ has begun in the State.
He said that the State Government has started e-Services on a large scale which are being provided through 131 e-Disha and 3,616 Common Service Centres. These 117 e-Services belonged to 21 Departments. However, 53 e-Services of six departments were initiated on December 25 last. Now the State is providing 170 e-Services of 23 departments. While Wi-Fi services have been provided in 100 villages of the State, the network is being further expanded. Now the Common Service Centres are known as Atal Seva Kendras.
In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said that the Government has a plan to introduce Wi-Fi Service at public places. This service would also be introduced in Haryana Civil Secretariat. The Government is effectively using information technology to check corruption at all levels.
Others present on the occasion included Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, Chief Secretary, Mr D. S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Amit Arya, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mrs Dheera Khandelwal and Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Mr Sameer Pal Srow.