Press Releases

05 May 2020
05-05-2020
05 May 2020

  • Chandigarh May 5: Haryana Government has decided that two dialysis machines in all District Hospitals and Medical Colleges of the state will be reserved exclusively for COVID-19 patients requiring dialysis.
  • Besides, after reserving 100-150 beds for Covid patient in all the 11 exclusive Covid-19 hospitals, the remaining OPDs and wards will resume the normal work of treatment of all other patients.
  • A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala and Health Minister Mr Anil Vij were also present in the meeting.
  • It was informed in the meeting that all the Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to ensure the opening of shops in all the markets falling in green and orange districts as per the requirement in consultation with all market associations in such a manner that norms of social distancing are properly followed.
  • Among those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Mr Alok Nigam and Additional Chief Secretary, Health Mr Rajeev Arora.
     
  • Chandigarh May 5: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today approved amendment in the Haryana Value Added Tax Act, 2003, to enable the Government to extend the time limits specified in, or prescribed or notified under the Act, so that assessments for the year 2016-17 or other proceedings that could not be finalized or initiated due to lockdown could be completed. The amendment shall be carried out by promulgation of an Ordinance.
  • As per the amendment in the Haryana Value Added Tax Act, 2003 a new Section 18-A will be inserted on the same lines as in Chapter-VII of the Ordinance notified by the Government of India. With this insertion of a new section, the State Government, by notification, will be enabled to extend the time limits specified in, or prescribed or notified in the HVAT Act in respect of actions which could not be completed or complied with due to force majeure. The proposed amendment also empowers the government to give retrospective effect to the notification for extending the time limit.
  • Since the State Legislative Assembly is not in session and there is no likelihood of holding of the session in near future, therefore, the amendment would be carried out by promulgation of an Ordinance.
     
  • Chandigarh May 5: Haryana Cabinet, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today approved certain changes in the Excise Policy of the year 2020-21 that were necessitated due to outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. It was decided that the Excise Policy of the State Government for the year 2020-21 shall come into force with effect from May 6, 2020 and remain effective till May 19, 2021.
  • The amendments have been carried out with an objective to safeguard the government revenue and to mitigate the impact of outbreak of Pandemic on the operation of the licenses.
  • The validity period of the L-2, L-14 A and other concomitant licenses shall be upto May 19, 2021. All the licensees shall operate their licenses at the same license fee at which these were allotted before the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. However, A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted for redressal of grievances of the stakeholders which may come up during the operation of the licenses. A COVID Cess shall be levied on all types of liquor. The COVID Cess will be Rs. 5 per quart in case of Country Liquor, Rs. 20 per quart in case of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL), Rs. 5 in case of strong Beer and Rs 2 in case of other Beer and Rs. 50 per pack greater than 375 ML in case of Imported Foreign Liquor (IFL).
  • The payment schedule for payment of security and license fee has been reworked so as to provide flexibility to the licensees in order to overcome the difficulty of prevailing cash crunch. To begin with the timings of the operation of liquor retail vends will be from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm both in Urban and Rural areas. No Anumat Kaksh shall be allowed.
  • The retail licensees shall operate strictly in accordance with the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. No liquor vend shall be allowed to operate in the containment zones. Proportionate waiver of license fee and quota shall be given for such closures. The retail licensees would have to ensure social distancing as defined by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • No person shall be allowed to enter the business premises 10 minutes prior to the closing time of such retail outlets. There will not be more than 5 persons at any time on the counter of any retail outlets.
  • The salesmen as well as the customers shall have to wear face masks. The licensee shall have to ensure proper cleanliness and sanitization. He will have to provide for adequate quantity of sanitizer at the sales counter.