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  • Press Releases 23-01-2017

    • Chandigarh, Jan 23 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, today announced that Home Guard personnel in the State would be given wages at par with Police personnel.
    • Apart from this, the State Government has also urged the Central Government to establish an Army recruitment office in Jhajjar to provide maximum opportunities to the youth of the State.
    • The Chief Minister was speaking at a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Rohtak. 
    • Paying rich tributes to the revolutionary freedom fighter, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Netaji still held a special place in the hearts of the youth.
    • He said that 7,000 police personnel were recruited last year and recruitment to 7,000 posts would be carried out this year. Recruitment to 2,800 posts in Police Department, including 1,000 each in Rohtak and Sonepat, 500 in Jhajjar and 300 in Panipat, would be carried out within the next one month. The State Government is also making concerted efforts to strengthen Home Guard force, he added.
    • Minister of State for Cooperation (Independent Charge), Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, said that the State Government was working according to the agenda of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ set by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. 
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    • Chandigarh, Jan 23 – With a view to provide all amenities in villages at par with cities and ensure that benefits of government schemes reach every person in the villages, the Haryana Government has decided to prepare a team of about 60,000 youth under the GRAVIT Yojana to assist in achieving these targets.
    • This was disclosed by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, who was speaking at ‘GRAVIT – Gramin Vikas ke liye Tarun – Shikshit se Saksham ki Ore’ programme in Rohtak today. He also launched training of GRAVIT volunteers and three-month certificate course for representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, besides releasing pamphlet and curriculum of the course. 
    • He said that the State Government had ensured election of only educated persons as representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions to ensure development and empowerment of the villages. Expressing hope that the 60,000 youth under the GRAVIT scheme, along with  about 60,000 representatives, would bring about revolutionary transformation of the villages, the Chief Minister said that several persons had successfully worked with the villagers throughout the country without financial or government assistance for development of the villages.
    • He said that the State Government was working according to the principle of Antyodaya given by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya to transform the system and provide benefits of government schemes to the people at grassroots level.
    • Union Rural Development Minister, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, said that the previous governments had neglected to formulate schemes for education and health, and to strengthen the Panchayati Raj Institutions by providing their representatives with technical know-how and capacity-building. 
    • Expressing happiness over Haryana soon becoming an open defecation-free state, he said that Tata Trust would associate one worker with the cleanliness campaign in each of 600 districts across the country. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Urban, about six crore persons would be provided with affordable housing by 2022. Besides, discussion would be held with Panchayati Raj Ministers of all states to replicate the GRAVIT scheme across the country, he added.
    • Haryana Development and Panchayats Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, said that the State Government was making concerted efforts to empower the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions. He urged the Sarpanches to make the villages risk-free by urging the people to opt for livestock and crop insurance schemes. He also urged them to admit their children in schools and ensure that they do not drop out. He also urged them to keep their surroundings clean and not defecate in open.
    • Highlighting that Panchayats formed a strong link in democracy, Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, said that in the next Budget Session, the government would work on such schemes in which each department would have to specify their plan  expenditure in villages as compared to cities. 
    • Minister of State for Cooperation  , Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, said that in the Swarna Jayanti Year of the State, the Haryana Government was making concerted efforts to empower the Panchayats and strengthen infrastructure in villages to reduce pressure on urban areas, besides promoting self-governance in villages to make them self-sufficient.
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    • Chandigarh January 23: With a view to give impetus to measures being taken to further improve road safety, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved Rs 1.23 crore to enhance awareness about traffic rules and regulations, ensure better traffic management and extend immediate help to the public in cases of emergency during the current financial year.
    • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that while Rs 30 lakh would be spent for the purchase of 75 Alco Sensors, Rs 69,93,500 would be spent to purchase road safety material, road safety books, organize quiz competitions, workshops and seminars. Also, 3582 other items including reflective cones, jackets and boards would be purchased at a cost of over Rs 23,06,500.
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    • Chandigarh, January 23 – Haryana Finance Department has issued guidelines to regulate the issue of recovery of excess payments or amount made to government employees and other recipients.
    • While stating this here today, a spokesman of Finance Department said that recovery from employees belonging to class III and IV service (Group C and D) might not be made. Also, recovery from retired employees or those who are due to retire within one year, of the order of recovery may also not be made. Similarly, recovery might not be made from employees, when the excess payment has been made for a period in excess of five years, before the order of recovery is issued. However, he made it clear that the principle enunciated in the above-mentioned provisions would not be applied to a situation where an employee as well as other claimant or recipient to whom the payment was made in the first instance was clearly placed on notice that any payment found to have been made in excess would be required to be refunded where he had submitted an undertaking while receiving the benefit or payment and he would be bound by the undertaking.
    • He said that the recovery might also not be made in cases where an employee has wrongfully been required to discharge duties of a higher post and has been paid accordingly, even though he should have rightfully been required to work against an inferior post.
    • He said that recovery could not be made in any other case, where the court arrived at the conclusion, that recovery if made from the employees, would be iniquitous or harsh or arbitrary to such an extent, as would far outweigh the equitable balance of the employer’s right to recover.
    • He said that the above-mentioned provision of exemption would not be applicable and recovery would be made where excess payment received by the claimant or recipient was due to misrepresentation made or fraud played by the recipient.
    • He said that the responsibility of the erring officers or officials responsible for making excess payment, in case of error that is other than negligence or lapse or malafide, was required to be fixed after adopting the proper procedure. In case of any negligence or lapse or malafide on the part of the person responsible for making excess payment, action would be taken against him, after adopting the proper procedure and recovery would also be made from him.
    • He said that in a written communication addressed to all Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) and Registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court, they have also been asked that a clear undertaking must also invariably be obtained from every government employee or pensioner or any of the claimants or recipients whatsoever while making payment other than the routine or regular salary or pension to the effect of refunding the excess amount, if so found.
    • He also urged all the Administrative Secretaries and Heads of Departments to take final decision on each case of their department keeping in view instant instructions and all the court cases pertaining to their department that are still pending for adjudication before the Court might be contested on the basis of the same.
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