Press Releases

13 August 2020
13-08-2020
 13 August 2020

  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/ and Bill for Amendment in Section-279 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Presidents elected prior to the fourth day of September, 2019.
  • This Amendment shall be deemed to have come into force from the fourth day of September, 2019, the date when The Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 came into force.
  • As per the amendment, “notwithstanding anything contained in the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019, appointment, removal or suspension of persons elected as President of Municipalities before coming into force of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 or filling up of any post or office vacated by such person(s) shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 into force.
  • All the acts done or proceedings instituted or which might have been instituted or shall be instituted against any of the person(s) elected as President of Municipalities prior to coming into force of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 into force”.
  • It may be recalled that Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 was enacted by the State Legislature which has been published and came into force with effect from September 4, 2019. By this Amendment, it was provided that all the seats in municipality [under the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’)] including the President shall be filled in by person chosen by direct election. The Act which provided for No Confidence Motion against President or Vice President was also amended and the President now cannot be removed by No Confidence Motion by other Members of the municipalities. Consequential amendments have also been made with respect to the Office of the President of municipalities by way of this Amendment Act.
  • Now, it has also been decided to bring amendment in Section-279 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 through an Ordinance or a Bill to govern the persons who have been elected prior to the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 about their suspension, removal or filling up vacancies vacated by such indirectly elected persons.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to a proposal of Urban Local Bodies Department for the transfer of land of Municipal Corporation, Ambala measuring about 7.72 acres situated at village Sadhopur, Ambala to Women and Child Development Department for construction of an Integrated Multiple Complex that would include an Observation Home, a Special Home, a Place of Safety and a Children’s Home at current collector rate.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/and Bill for Amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Mayors elected prior to the fourth day of October, 2018.
  • This amendment shall be deemed to have come into force from the fourth day of October, 2018, the date when The Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 came into force.
  • As per the amendment, “notwithstanding anything contained in the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018, appointment, removal or suspension of the persons elected as Mayor of Municipal Corporation before coming into force of Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 or filling up of any post or office vacated by such persons(s) shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 into force.
  • All the acts done or proceedings instituted or which might have been instituted or shall be instituted against any of the person(s) elected as Mayor of Municipal Corporation prior to coming into force of Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 shall continue to be governed by the respective provisions of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1994 that existed immediately prior to the coming of the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 into force”.
  • It may be recalled that Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted by the State Legislature and was published on October 4, 2018. A near identical Act named Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 was enacted by the State Legislature which has been published and came into force with effect from September 4, 2019. By this Amendment Act, it was provided that all the seats in the municipality [under the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’)] including the President shall be filled in by person chosen by direct election. The Act which provided for No Confidence Motion against President or Vice President was also amended and the President now cannot be removed by No Confidence Motion by other Members of the municipalities. Consequential amendments have also been made with respect to the Office of the President of municipalities by way of this Amendment Act.
  • Now, it has also been decided to bring amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 through an Ordinance or a Bill to govern the persons who have been elected prior to the Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Act, 2019 about their suspension, removal or filling up vacancies vacated by such indirectly elected persons.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, accorded approval for Amendment in the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961.
  • As per the amendment, since Manimajra Block is not a part of Haryana State, therefore, the words "Manimajra Block” will be deleted from the definition clause (bb) of section 2 of the Act.
  • The words "clause (mmm) of Section 3 of the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952" referred to in Section 2(g) (4) of the Act is substituted with the words "clause (iv) of section 2 of the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994", as the Punjab Gram Panchayat Act, 1952 already stands repealed vide Act No. II of 1994, so that the term ‘Sabha Area’ referred to in Section 2(g)(4) of the Act can be defined properly.
  • Besides this, to avoid misinterpretation of exception Clause (i) of Section 2(g) of the Act regarding lands allegedly subject to river action will be omitted since the said Clause has already been omitted by the State of Punjab vide Punjab Act No. 19 of 1976.
  • The existing amount of penalty ranging from Rs. 5, 000 to Rs.10, 000 per hectare will be increased to not less than an amount equal 1 percent of the collector rate of the land per year but not exceeding 10 percent of the present collector rate of the land keeping in view the lease value of the land. This would make the penalty a real deterrent against the encroachers on shamlat lands.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: In order to provide Metro Connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today, accorded approval for final Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Metro Rail Connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in Gurugram at a cost Rs. 6821.13 crore.
  • The total length of the corridor shall be about 28.80 km, consisting of 27 elevated stations with six interchange stations. This link would start at HUDA City Centre and move towards Sector 45, Cyber Park, District Shopping Centre, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai village, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, Udyog Vihar Phase 5 and finally merge in existing metro network of Rapid Metrorail Gurugram, at Moulsar Avenue station near Cyber City.
  • This Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project will facilitate maximum part of Gurugram city. It will interchange with MRTS Corridor at Subhash Chowk, with Bus Stand at Sector 10, with Railway Station at Sector 5 and with Rapid Metro at Moulsar Avenue Station.
  • MRTS Corridor at Subhash Chowk will interchange with yellow line at HUDA City Centre and therefore, will provide direct connectivity to a large part of Gurugram with Delhi. It will also interchange with RRTS stations at Hero Honda Chowk and Sector -22 and will provide connectivity upto Sarai Kale Khan (SKK), New Delhi side and on one Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror (SNB), Rajsathan on the other side. These linkages will enhance the efficiency of transportation system in National Capital Region (NCR).
  • The daily ridership on the study corridor for the years 2025, 2031 and 2041 is expected to be 5.34 lakh passenger trips, 7.26 lakh passenger trips and 8.81 passenger trips respectively.
  • The introduction of MRTS will result in reduction in number of buses, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT), usage of private vehicles. This, in turn, will result in significant social benefits due to reduction fuel consumption, vehicle operating cost and travel time of passengers. Besides this, it will also help in reduction in accidents, pollution and road maintenance costs are the other benefits to the society in general.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today gave ex-post-facto approval to the amendments in Haryana Civil Services Rules.
  • These rules include Haryana Civil Services (General) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Pay) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Travelling Allowance) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Allowance to Government Employees) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (Leave) Rules, Haryana Civil Services (General Provident Fund) Rules and Haryana Civil Services (Pension) Rules.
  • The necessary amendments pertaining to revision of pay scales and some more amendments incorporating policy decisions already taken have also been made in these seven Rules. These Rules Books have been got printed and are available for sale in the Printing and Stationary Department. The remaining two books namely Haryana Civil Services (Allowances to Government Employees) Rules and Haryana Civil Services (Travelling Allowance) Rules would be got printed later on.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Government has decided to give honorarium to the retirees of the government aided schools, who retired between July, 28, 1988 to May 10, 1998 through the scheme to be called PT. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya honorarium scheme.
  • A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of Council of Ministers held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today.
  • As per the decision, a retired Principal will get an Honorarium of Rs. 20,000 per month, Headmaster will get an Honorarium of Rs. 18,000 per month, and Lecturers will get an Honorarium of Rs. 16,000 per month, Masters/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ Sanskrit/ Urdu Teachers, an Honorarium of Rs. 14,000 per month and JBTs/ Drawing Teachers/ PTIs/ Cutting & Tailoring teachers etc will get an Honorarium of Rs. 12,000 per month.
  • While, the Non-Teaching Staff (Class III) and Non-Teaching Staff (Class IV) will get a monthly Honorarium of Rs. 11,000 and Rs. 6,000 respectively.
  • At present, there are approximately 352 employees who had retired between July 28, 1988 to May 10, 1998. These people contributed a lot in shaping the future of generations during their active service and have no financial security in their old age and are solely dependent on others for their livelihood.
  • They must have fulfilled the conditions of minimum qualifying service of 10 years on sanctioned/ aided post at the time of their retirement from such schools.
  • The honorarium shall be paid till the death of the retiree and it shall not be extended to any dependents or legal heir of the retirees.
  • The honorarium will be granted only to those retirees, who are not getting any other such type of pension benefits. This policy shall come into force w.e.f. the date of January, 1, 2019.
  • The eligible retiree will have to submit an application along with an affidavit by mentioning the above terms and conditions for grant of honorarium to the concerned Management of privately managed aided school and the same will be forwarded by them to the concerned District Education Officer/District Elementary Education Officer with their recommendations. They will also have to be an undertaking that they would not ask for any enhancement in the amount of honorarium in future.
     
  • Chandigarh, August 13 : The Monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha will commence from August 26, 2020 at 2 pm.
  • A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of State Cabinet which held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here today.
     
  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Government has decided to transfer the administrative control of Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) on ‘as is where is’ basis along with all existing assets and liabilities from Science and Technology Department to Citizen Resources Information Department (CRID).
  • A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of the State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today.
  • The Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC), Hisar formerly known as Haryana State Remote Sensing Application Centre upto 2007, is a registered society under Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act 2012 situated at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) at Hisar. HARSAC was established in the year 1986 under the Administrative Control of Science and Technology Department with the objective of utilization and application of satellite data in various sectors, nodal agency for all Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Positioning System and to act as a Nodal Agency for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles /Drone based survey for the State.
  • The other key objectives of HARSAC are to undertake, promote, guide, coordinate and aid research and development in the field of remote sensing, to carry out surveys for monitoring and assessment of the entire gamut of natural resources sectors using remote sensing techniques, to provide research and development support to the teaching and research organizations of the State in specified areas of remote sensing technology, to organize training facilities, lecture, seminars and symposia for advanced study and research in remote sensing technology and its applications and to periodically publish the results of remote sensing investigations carried out by the HARSAC.
  • The assets of HARSAC include 5 acres of land on lease from CCSHAU, Hisar for a period of 99 years that is upto April 21, 2087 at a rate of Rs 1 per acre per annum. The lease is extendable. It also has other immovable assets of Rs 146.32 lakh and movable assets of Rs 7,24,27,776. Apart from this, HARSAC has a bank deposit of Rs 46,42,86,966.90 and committed liabilities for different projects of Rs 51,62,84,938.
  • HARSAC is located in CCSHAU Campus, Hisar and it has one Node at Gurugram and front office at Panchkula. There are 55 sanctioned Technical and non-Technical posts in HARSAC.
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  • Chandigarh August 13: Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here today gave approval regarding transfer of the subject of “Minor Irrigation and Ground Water” from Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department to the Irrigation and Water Resources Department on the pattern of Government of India where there is a Ministry of Water Resources which is called Jal Shakti Mantralaya set up for the purpose of integrated water resource management.
  • The decision has been taken so as to consolidate all water related subjects with the department of Irrigation and Water Resources Department.
  • Transferring "Minor Irrigation Scheme" listed at serial No. 18 of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Department in the Haryana Government (Allocation) Rules 1974 to Irrigation and Water Resources Department has been done for bringing all the matters concerning irrigation as well as surface and sub-surface water under one Department is therefore justified for a comprehensive perspective of water sector in one department.
  • The available fresh water in State of Haryana is barely sufficient to meet with the drinking water needs of the State and surface water which is essentially managed by Irrigation Department and used for irrigation, can only cater to about 40 percent of the irrigation water requirement. As a result the balance of water requirement of approximately 60 percent is met out either through rainfall or ground water. It is also a fact that almost 75 per cent area of Haryana has been declared as dark zone by the Central Ground Water Board.
  • The depth of groundwater in Haryana is as low as 800 to 1000 feet especially in southern Haryana. Therefore for the purpose of integrated Water Resources, management of both surface water as well as groundwater ought to be with single agency and one department. Such an arrangement will enable the State to manage water resources more efficiently and effectively in an integrated manner. In view of above, the existing "Minor Irrigation Scheme" presently under the control of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Department would be transferred to Irrigation and Water Resources Department along with the assets, present cadre, staff and the Budget.