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  • Press Releases 7-07-2017

    • Chandigarh, July 7--Reiterating the commitment of the Haryana Government to the welfare of serving soldiers, ex-servicemen and their dependents, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today announced that a horticultural centre would be set up in the honour of martyr Capt. Pawan Kumar, Shaurya Chakra, in Jind. Besides, the office of Zila Sainik Board would be set up in the newly created district of Charkhi Dadri.
    • Mr Manohar Lal made these announcements while presiding over a meeting of the Civil Military Liaison Conference at the Headquarters, Western Command, Chandimandir, in Panchkula near here, today. Lt General Surender Singh, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command, was also present.
    • The Chief Minister said the state government had always been in the forefrontof ensuring the welfare of serving soldiers,ex-servicemen and their dependents. A separate Sainikand Ardh Sainik Welfare Department has been created with an independent administrative secretary.
    • Besides, it has also been decided that all posts advertised by the state recruiting agencies would be hosted on the website of the Sainikand Ardh Sainik Welfare Department to be launched shortly so that ex-servicemen could take benefit of the seats reserved for them in various government departments.
    • The department has tied up with the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) for this purpose. Though the posts are being extensively publicized through newspapers and on the websites of recruiting agencies, yet this step has been taken to keep them updated.
    • While lauding the efforts of the armed forces in safeguarding the borders of the country, the Chief Minister said they were always prepared to sacrifice their life to ensure a secure and bright future for the people of the country. The Western Command is the pride of Indian Army and has made outstanding achievements in the last seven decades. Though Haryana is a small state having only two per cent of the country’s population, yet its contribution to the armed forces of the country is ten per cent.
    • The Chief Minister said during the last 32 months of the present government, various facilities had been extended to serving soldiers, ex-servicemen and their dependents in the state. The ex-gratia grant to the martyrs has been enhanced from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. As many as 115 persons have been given employment in different departments on compassionate grounds.
    • Also, financial assistance admissible to the disabled and blind ex-servicemen has been doubled. The scholarship for the students from Haryana studying in the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, has been enhanced from Rs 35,000 to Rs 50,000 per year per student from April 1, 2017.
    • Complimenting the efforts of the Western Command for organizing Civil Military Liaison Conference every year, he said it should be organized regularly as it provided a platform to both the government and the Army to take up various issues of mutual interest. 
    •  Lt General, Surender Singh, AVSM, VSM,General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command, lauded the Chief Minister for always working with a positive intent for the welfare of serving soldiers, ex-servicemen and their dependents and announcing a number of incentives for them.
    • He thanked the state government for allotting five acres of land in Bahadurgarh for Jai Jawan Awas Yojna and said that Bhumi Pujan had been done and work on this project would be started soon. The state government has recently released financial aid of Rs 25 lakh for the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Ambala.
    • Also an Old Age Home has been started in Sector-2 Panchkula where all necessary facilities are being provided to the elderly people. He assured the Chief Minister of all support and cooperation of the Western Command.
    • The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr D.S Dhesi, said that Western Command had been playing a strategic role in ensuring the security of our country. It is a matter of pride that Haryana has made a major contribution to the armed and para-military forces.
    • Among those present at the meeting included the Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr Ram Niwas, Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana, Sainik and Ardh Sainik WelfareDepartment, Mr Rajan Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats, Mrs Navraj Sandhu, Director General of Police (DGP), Mr B.S Sandhu, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Dr Mahavir Singh, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Mr Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, Mr Anil Malik, Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Mrs Gauri Prashar Joshi, and other senior officers of state government and the Army.
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    • Chandigarh, July 7- Chief Minister Manohar Lal will inaugurate and construct 17 development projects of 84 crore 21 lakh 4 thousand rupees in District Hissar during the program held on 9th July in Rakhi Garhi. On this occasion, he will also address the huge public meeting at Rakhi Garhi Stadium.
    • Giving this information, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister Manohar Lal will arrive at Rakhi Caves at 9 am on 9th July to inspect important excavation work from the historic approach being done by the Archaeological Department in Rakhi Garhi. On this occasion, he will observe the exhibition imposed by the Department of Archeology and will inaugurate the completed 4 development projects of the district and also the cornerstone of 13 new projects.
    • He informed that in the Chief Minister's village Kherai Lochchab Rs. 3 crore 66 lakh 26 thousand rupees, Agroha Rs. 4 crore 79 lakh 92 thousand rupees and Bhiwani Rohilla Rs. 3 crore 92 lakhs 14 thousand rupees in ascending model, with the newly constructed buildings of schools, the village Inauguration of 33 KV Sub Stations made of 4 crores 4 lakh in Chowdharya
    • In addition to this, drinking water projects of the public health department, which is being constructed at a cost of Rs.33.22 million in the village of Kharkadi, Chanaut and Majud in the village of Narnong, will be constructed at a cost of Rs.26.46 lakhs. Drinking water projects of Rs.5.22 million and Rs.15 million in the project, village Uganan, Kheda Ragnon and Jamni Kheda; Lohcb, afterbirth Jalb, nada, Gabinagr, Rakhi Shahpur and Rakhi will be the cornerstone of a drinking water project designed to Rs 40 2 million in the same village Moth Karnail occurring drinking water projects and Narnaund prepared in particular.
    • Chief Minister Manohar Lal will lay the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Nada Distributory by the Irrigation Department and Rs. 6 crore 34 lakh 92 thousand rupees for the capacity building of Lohari Minor from Rs. 2 crore 93 lakhs. Ph.D. created by Chief Minister PWD B & R from Rs.36 million to Khera Lohchab, CHCs built from 5 crore 37 lakh to Mirchpur, CHC made of Rs.5.94 million in Khanda Khedi, and Rs.6.77 million in Narnond. Strengthening and strengthening of roads will be the cornerstone of the work from Khedi Jal to Naranund, at a cost of Rs 10 crore 27 lakh 63 thousandApart from these, the Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 33 KV Sub Station, constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore 8 lakh in Alipore.
    • He said that the Chief Minister will also address the huge public meeting at the sports stadium of Rakhi Garhi on this occasion. He said that all preparations and arrangements for the program have been completed. Responsibilities of officers for various tasks and arrangements have been determined and all officers are engaged in finalizing the preparations.​ 

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