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  • Press Releases 5-07-2017

    • Chandigarh, July 5--The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has  directed officers to work out new schemes by integrating the schemes of both Centre and the state government in order to enhance the income of women engaged under various government schemes in the state. 
    • He gave these directions while presiding over a meeting held here today to review the progress of Centrally Sponsored Schemes of five departments namely, Women and Child Development, Irrigation, Social Justice, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes and Public Works (Building and Roads) for 2016-17 and 2017-18.  The Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar, were also present.
    • The Chief Minister said the state government was committed to the welfare of women and would work hard to make them self-reliant. Schemes should be prepared so that women engaged in Angawadi Centres and other related schemes could simultaneously earn more by taking up other ventures. Study should be made of the best practices adopted by other states in this regard. At present there are about 24,000 Anganwadi centres in the state. 
    • While reviewing schemes of the Social Justice Department, the Chief Minister ordered that a meeting be arranged with the Centre to press for the inclusion of maximum beneficiaries for the grant of funds under various social security pensions’ schemes, including old age pension, widow pension and disability pension. 
    • He also issued directions that involvement of elected representatives and senior government functionaries should be ensured in the distribution of financial assistance of Rs 51,000 and Rs 41,000 to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojna in the state. This would not only help in bridging the gap between the government and the public but also enhance their faith in the working of the government. 
    • The cheque for the said amount would be handed over to the family by the MP concerned, MLA, members of the Zila Parishad, deputy commissioner and superintendent of police. As many as 29,426 persons got the benefit of the scheme last year. Earlier, there used to pendency of cases for two to three years but now cheques are being handed over to the family within 21 days of marriage. 
    • The Chief Minister directed the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department to set up a separate cell and coordinate with the school education department to monitor whether the drop-out SC students were gainfully employed or not. 
    • The meeting was informed that 12th pass SC students would be provided coaching for admission in professional courses like Law, Medical and Engineering. For this, the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department would tie up with coaching institutes in their respective districts where they could get coaching along with general category students. 
    • The department has simplified the criteria for the grant of benefits to SC students under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme. Now, as the online admission process has started in courses related to IT, technical education and medical education in the state, SC students are required to fill caste details only once at the time of admission. Thereafter, they would be provided scholarship within a month. Earlier, it took several months for them to get the benefit of scholarship as they had to fill separate forms for taking the benefit. 
    • Among those present at the meeting included Chief Secretary, Mr D.S Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr P. Raghavendra Rao, Additional Chief Secretary Development and  Panchayats, Mrs Navraj Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary, Women and Child Development, Mr P.K. Mahapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Public  Works (Building and Roads), Mr Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary Irrigation, Mr Anurag Rastogi, Principal Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Mr Anil Kumar , Special Secretary, Finance, Mrs Ashima Brar, Director-cum-Special Secretary Women and  Child Development, Mrs Renu S. Phulia, and other senior officers of the state government.
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    • Chandigarh, July 5–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today announced that an award of Rs. 1 lakh would be given to any one providing information leading to the arrest of purse and chain snatchers in the state.
    • A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Police Department which was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr Ram Niwas, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. B.S. Sandhu, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order, Mr. Mohd. Akil, ADGP Headquarters, Mr. P.K. Agrawal, ADGP HR and Litigation, Mr. O.P. Singh, Inspectors General of Police (IGs) of all ranges and commissioners of police. 
    • The Chief Minister gave approval for appointing deputy comissioner of police (DCP)-level officer in Manesar, and additional superintendent of police in Bahadurgarh, district Jhajjar.
    • He also approved the proposal to convert sanctioned police posts into regular posts, besides converting 1,200 posts of constables into those of sub-inspectors. The Chief Minister gave go-ahead for the creation of new posts of traffic police constables for Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurugram.
    • The proposal for setting up new police stations as per requirement, traffic police stations in the districts through which the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) and Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressways pass, and women police stations in Dadri district and Hansi and six sub-divisions.
    • Mr Manohar Lal issued directions for the construction of new buildings of police stations whose existing buildings are in a dilapidated condition. Officers were told to get third-party checking done of places where CCTV cameras have been installed and ensure that only high-quality cameras are installed.
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    • Chandigarh, July 5 – The Haryana Police have constituted a special state-level task force to tighten the noose on wanted criminals, including serial killers and those who indulge in organised crime, drug trafficking, extortion, contract killing and other such crimes. The chief officer of this task force will be Inspector General of Police (IGP)-level officer who would have his office in Gurugram.
    • The Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, approved a proposal to this effect during a meeting of the Police Department here today. He directed the officers to carry out special campaigns for quickly  nabbing the accused wanted for crimes such as snatching, theft, dacoity, extortion and kidnapping.
    • Steps should be taken to find out the sources of drugs and curb drug trade. Officers were told to coordinate with CM’s Flying Squad and the district police to nab persons involved in adulteration of any kind.
    • Mr Manohar Lal directed the State Vigilance Bureau and local police teams to carry out investigations and inspection of the police and other departments to check corruption. Besides, officers were directed to strengthen internal vigilance systems in different departments. 
    • Giving special directions for maintaining social harmony in the state, the Chief Minister said close vigil would be maintained on social and caste-based issues at all levels. Similarly, efforts would be made to check smuggling of liquor and maintain law and order situation in the state. Officers were told to closely monitor even small matters and take immediate action.
    • Taking cognisance of the Junaid murder case, the Chief Minister directed the police officers to maintain special vigil on such social and caste-based matters. He also told them to ensure speedy investigation to nab the accused and seek strict punishment for them.
    • The officers were told to study the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act so that a similar Act may be enacted in Haryana. They were asked to make arrangements for a mobile petrol pump along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) and Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressways to facilitate the commuters, on the pattern of Bengaluru in Karnataka.
    • With a view to preventing theft of vehicles, the Chief Minister directed the officers to explore the possibility of installing electronic chips.
    • Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. B.S. Sandhu, informed the Chief Minister that Operation Durga had been executed successfully, with the arrest of several major criminals. Noose has been tightened on illegal mining and overloading of vehicles, and the process to nab most wanted criminals has been initiated by announcing rewards, he added.

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