Press Releases

18 May 2020
18 May 2020

  • Chandigarh May 18- Haryana Government has decided to allow the government schools to open their administrative offices to carry out urgent and unavoidable administrative functions while ensuring strict compliance of norms issued by MOH for the containment of COVID-19.
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard. It is pertinent to mention here that the State Government had already allowed the private schools of Haryana to open their administrative offices.
  • He said that all the concerned Principal/Head of the Government school, one clerk, one computer operator and peon/gardener would be allowed to be present in the school. However, he clarified that ailing or pregnant women would not be called on to perform duties.
  • The spokesman said that decision to open administrative offices in all government schools of the State has been taken to carry out urgent and unavoidable administrative works in schools such as preparation of salary bills, ensuring delivery of library books to the students, distribution of textbooks to the students lying in buffer stock, maintenance and cleanliness of of school premises.
  • Chandigarh, May 18– Haryana Government has decided to provide superior quality PPE kits, N-95 masks and hand sanitizers to private doctors as per their requirement at government rates.
  • A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal and attended by district representatives of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Civil Surgeons through video conferencing here today.
  • In the meeting, it was also decided that Haryana's private health clinics, nursing homes, and dental clinics would also be included in the special economic package announced by the Government of India for Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs). Apart from this, if a private doctor is infected with COVID-19, then his treatment would also be carried out at government expense. After Corona, investment in health services, public health, disease research, etc. would also be increased in the State.
  • While addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said, “We have had to face many challenges while dealing with the Corona Pandemic, but with the support of all sections of society, we shall soon overcome this crisis.”
  • The Chief Minister said that the Arogya Setu App can prove to be very effective tool in dealing with this Pandemic. So far, more than 50 lakh people in the State have downloaded this app. He directed the doctors that while asking the history of a patient, they should also be asked whether they had downloaded the Arogya Setu app or not.
  • Health Minister Mr. Anij Vij expressed confidence that with the cooperation of all the private-sector doctors, Haryana will soon become a Corona-free state. He said that the Corona warriors have done remarkable work in providing security cover to 2.5 crore people of the state.
  • In the meeting, Chief Secretary Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora and Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, and Research Department Mr. Alok Nigam were also present.
  • Apart from these officers, the National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr. Rajan Sharma, State President Dr. Prabhakar Sharma, IMA Haryana Secretary Dr. Vivek Malhotra, State President of the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Dr. Sushil Kawatra and IDA Haryana Secretary Dr. Ajay Khatri attended the meeting through video conferencing.
  • Chandigarh, May 18– Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that as the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown due to the global pandemic COVID-19 has been implemented from today, and the scope of relaxations, allowed during lockdown 3, has further been widened in accordance with MHA guidelines. He said that the intra and interstate bus service will be allowed from May 19.
  • He said that as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) the restrictions will continue especially in the containment zone. Apart from this the areas other than the containment zone will be considered as orange zone and all non-restricted activities will resume in such areas.
  • The Chief Minister said that in a review meeting today measures to be taken for smooth power supply during summer season were discussed. He said that the work regarding issuance of tubewell connections had been started and around 1,000 new tubewells with five-star motors have been installed while the remaining such 4,000 tubewells will be installed till June 30. He said that complaints regarding inflated domestic electricity bills will also be taken up and the discrepancies will be corrected. Those who have complaints regarding their domestic electricity bills can lodge their complaints at toll-free number 1912. The Chief Minister further added that if someone has already made the payment for inflated bills then they need not worry as the amount will be adjusted in the next bill.
  • He said that the Jail Department had given parole to 6,000 inmates out of 18,000 inmates. These inmates were given parole for six weeks and now the duration of the parole has been extended for another six weeks in view of the global pandemic COVID-19. Thus, the inmates on parole will return to jail after 12 weeks. He said it was a relief that the jails were functioning smoothly and there was not a single corona positive case reported from the jails.
  • Chandigarh, May 18- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the works under MGNREGA will be encouraged by the State Government for the purpose of providing employment to workers in rural areas in the state.
  • He said that Haryana is the first state in the country to give Rs 309 per day as MGNREGA wages and during this period of the COVID-19 crisis, emphasis will be given to provide work opportunities to more people by increasing the works under the MGNREGA in the coming days.
  • The Chief Minister said this while presiding over a review meeting of the works being done under MGNREGA here today. Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala was also present during the meeting.
  • The Chief Minister said that the additional budget provision of Rs 40000 crores made by the Union Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman under the MGNREGA scheme, will benefit Haryana immensely and the state will work extensively under MGNREGA.
  • The Chief Minister directed the concerned officers to develop a web portal for complete transparency of the work to be done under MGNREGA, on which details about the work done by various departments in every gram panchayat of the state will be made available. Apart from this, information about the works under progress should also be made available on the portal so that every person of the village gets information about them.
  • In the meeting, Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshani Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Fisheries Department, Mr. Varinder Singh Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary, Forests and Wildlife Department, Mr. Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resource Department, Mr. Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Mr. TVSN Prasad, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Mr. Mahavir Singh and Principal Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr. Sudhir Rajpal and other senior officers were also present.