प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

02 March 2021

Chandigarh, March 2: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal today said that a one-member committee of Chief Secretary, Sh. Vijai Vardhan has been constituted to do the analysis of recommendations submitted by various committees constituted to probe various liquor complaints including the issue of deaths on account of consumption of spurious liquor across Haryana, smuggling and illegal stocking, etc.

Chief Minister, while addressing a Press Conference here today said that while taking cognizance of complaints received regarding liquor, Special Investigation Team (SIT), Special Enquiry Team (SET) were formed to investigate these complaints.

“The members of these committees have separately submitted their recommendations to the Government and now Chief Secretary after analyzing these recommendations would take strict action against those found guilty” said the Chief Minister.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that constant efforts have been made to curb the liquor smuggling. This is a very serious matter and a close vigil has been kept by the offices concerned. However, smuggling and other liquor offences were increased during the lockdown period but even then the Government left no stone unturned to take strict action against those found guilty.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Be it registration of land, starting e-RAVANA and other digital reforms have been brought in every sector to ensure Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.

“A recent raid for power thefts in the big industries running in the State is the latest example. For the first time in the history of Haryana, this kind of biggest action has been taken to curb power theft and because of this, in last two days, checking of as many as 7728 Power connections in Industry, Domestic and Commerical was done on February 27 and 28, 2021 out of which 2733 power thefts have been caught. More than 5900 kW of power theft was caught in this raid, which would bring down the line loss. With these raids, the Electricity Board would be collecting huge revenue of around Rs. 100 crore,” said the Chief Minister.

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Sh. T.V.S.N Prasad, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Kumar Agrawal, Adviser, Public Safety, Grievances, Good Governance and overall incharge, CM Window, Sh. Anil Rao, Media Adviser to Chief Minister, Sh. Amit Arya and other senior officials were present on this occasion.