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24 August 2021
24 August 2021

Chandigarh, August 24: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, while addressing a press conference after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Vidhan Sabha here today said that a total of 11 Bills were passed in the House. He said that though the Opposition tried to create some ruckus by demanding that some of the Bills should be referred to the Committee but each Bill was passed after making the required rectification and clarifying the doubts raised by the Opposition.

“We have given a chance to the Opposition to point out fundamental errors but going by their old habit of criticizing and questioning every public welfare work being done by the State Government, this time too Opposition criticized for the sake of criticism,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

Responding to the question regarding, The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Chief Minister said that the Bill has been passed so as to ensure smooth commencement and completion of linear development, essential and emergency projects.

“In the said Act now a new system of land acquisition would be followed excluding social impact, while the Compensation clause in the Bill is unchanged. The Bill has been passed in order to strike a balance between the needs of acquiring land and providing fair compensation to the landowners,” informed the Chief Minister.

He said that the State Government has already made a system where the purchase of landholdings from farmers is being done with their consent through the e-Bhoomi portal. Even the land being brought for the construction of AIIMS in Rewari is being done through e-Bhoomi, added Sh. Manohar Lal.

Responding to another question regarding The Haryana Public Examination (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2021, the Chief Minister shared that the said Bill has been passed to prevent unfair means and leakage of question paper in public examination and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Within just 20 days State Police has nabbed the accused in the case of paper leak

While disclosing the connection of the constable recruitment paper leak case to Jammu one of the states where the paper was printed, the Chief Minister said that the main accused who had leaked the paper from there through a pen drive has been arrested in this case. The accused had sold the said pen drive in Rs. 5 lakh which later was sold at an amount of rupees one crore in Haryana.

“Around 27-28 people have been arrested so far. Within just 18 to 20 days of paper leak case, the State Police has unraveled the case and soon more arrests would be done,” added the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister said that no stone will be left unturned in the investigation. The State Police has unfolded the links connected with this case like the place of paper printing and from where the paper was leaked. He said that the government is also enacting a law to stop copying. We also have to be careful and make provision for punishment, added Sh. Manohar Lal.

As many as 43 cases of cheating have been registered. Of these, 15 cases were of cheating during the examination conducted by the Central Government, informed the Chief Minister.

Instead of offering freebies, we are making people competent to stand on their feet

The Chief Minister said that the main objective of passing the Haryana Parivar Pehchan Bill, 2021 is to make poor and needy competent enough to live a prosperous life, instead of attracting them with freebies. The Bill aims for the identification of beneficiaries and recipients for delivery of benefits, subsidies, schemes and services as ineligible beneficiaries are often recipients of Government support targeted at various segments of society while otherwise eligible beneficiaries are overlooked.

“As many as 48,000 families have been identified under PPP having income less than Rs. 1.80 per annum. Six departments have been assigned the work of ensuring employment and economic upliftment of the poorest of the poor in the spirit of Antyodaya. Till date, around 64 lakh families have completed their registration. After the verification, all the eligible families would be given the benefit of government schemes,” shared the Chief Minister.

“Highest standard of security has been adopted while taking the PPP data. No security breach is there. If any department officer is found breaching this privacy then strict action would be taken against them too,” said the Chief Minister while responding to a question regarding the security of data being collected for the purpose of PPP.

Unfortunately, Opposition indulging in politics even on Pandemic

Slamming Opposition for indulging in politics over Pandemic, the Chief Minister said that State Government has ensured adequate oxygen supply in the state during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is a time that everyone should stand together to fight this battle.

“Opposition is blaming that people have died in the State due to lack of oxygen but some reports too have now highlighted this that no deaths have been occurred due to lack of oxygen,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.

1200 colonies to be authorized

The Chief Minister informed that for regularizing unauthorized colonies of Urban Local Bodies a Bill has been passed and after this around 1200 colonies have registered themselves and those who fulfill the criteria would be regularized.

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal and Principal Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Sh. Vinod Mehta also remained present on this occasion.