By Govind Hari Sharma,  

Chandigarh, May 15​,2018 : ​Hailing BJP victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, has said that  since 1996 the party has been marching forward and today 70 per cent of the states are ruled by the BJP and its allies, while the Congress has been shrunk to only 2.5 per cent of the population.

         Addressing party workers at the BJP office in Panchkula near here today, the Chief Minister said initially, during the time of  Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP Government came to power at the Centre under an agreement for 13 days. It lasted for 13 months and later for four-and-a-half years.

         At this pace, the party continued its journey and today BJP and its allies are ruling in 21 states. If we look at the history of the BJP and the strength it had gained today, Congress never gained such strength, he added.

        Manohar Lal said the Congress should change its name to Punjab-Puducherry-Parivar Party because now it is ruling only 2.5 per cent of the population. Until the Congress Party is under the national leadership of  Rahul Gandhi, Congress can never succeed.

      The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision of Congress-free India is getting realized. Referring to the willingness expressed by Rahul Gandhi to be prime ministerial candidate, the Chief Minister said he should leave this wish for 2019 as well as for 2024 elections. The era of alliance has come to an end and the alliance struck by the BSP and the INLD in Haryana is unnatural and has no meaning.

        The Chief Minister said the BJP should maintain this zeal, enthusiasm and faith, and with this trust, we should get ready for the elections to be held at the Centre in May, 2019, and in Haryana in October, 2019.

       Referring to his nine-day foreign tour, the Chief Minister said India enjoyed unique identity in countries like Israel and the UK. Meetings and discussions were held with NRIs there. Foreign investors and businessmen have been invited to invest in Haryana.

          The people of Israel have made lot of progress in agriculture and Haryana will adopt the techniques adopted by them. Israel is keen to assist in the fields of technology, investment, defence and farming.

        Manohar Lal said in case of a road accident in Israel, medical facility reaches within 90 seconds. For this, a control room has been set up where such calls are received and assistance is provided in 90 seconds. This system would be implemented in Haryana as well. On this pattern, Dial 100 project has already been launched in Haryana and a time window of 15 minutes has been kept, he added.


Haryana Government has issued transfer orders of two Accounts Officers of Finance Department, with immediate effect.

          Sudhir Shankar, Accounts Officer in the office of Haryana Staff Selection Commission, Panchkula has been posted in the office of Director Town and Country Planning, Haryana, Chandigarh vice Rajpal.

   Rajpal, Accounts Officer, has been posted in the office of Chairman, Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Panchkula. He will also work in the office of Secretary, Haryana Staff Selection Commission, Panchkula.


Haryana Chief Minister,Manohar Lal today said that there is certain enthusiasm among foreign investors  to invest in India especially in Haryana.

           Manohar Lal was interacting with the media persons after returning from his seven-day foreign visit to Israel and United Kingdom at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi today.

            He said that as a result of policy initiatives taken by the State Government for the industrial and trade and business development, the foreign investors are quite enthusiastic to invest in Haryana.

          He said that several meetings were held with the investors during the visit to United Kingdom and many Memorandums of Understanding were signed. Now the need is to proceed further in this direction.

          He said that the safety and equipment remained prominent topic during Israel visit.  Beside this, coordination to be further extended with the Israel on the action plans in the field of agriculture, horticulture and micro irrigation, he added.

           Manohar Lal was accompanied by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi and MLA,

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Aseem Goel. He was warmly welcomed by people after returning from his foreign visit at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.


The CIA team of Panipat Police have busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of three of its members and recovered a 315 bore country made pistol, 69 live cartridges and an iron rod from them.

            While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Police Department said that at least 10 cases of robbery have been unearthed with their arrest. The arrested accused have been identified as Monu, Betaab and Ankit, all are residents of Panipat.

            He said that a CIA team had got information that three suspicious persons having illegal arms were roaming near Bhadar mor on Jatal-Sultana road in the town with an intention to carry out a criminal offence. Acting swiftly, police team had arrested all three accused with illegal arms. On interrogation, they confessed to having committed 10 thefts in the area in the recent past, including 42 mobile phones from a shop located on Jatal road, two motorcycles, batteries of inverter and e-rickshaw and gas cylinders.

            The spokesman said that a case under different sections of Arms Act had been registered against the accused at Model Town Police Station, Panipat. They were produced in the court and taken on one day police remand.


Haryana Government has decided to implement Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) in all districts of the State to facilitate, educate and empower out of schools adolescent girls in the age group of 11-14 years. The scheme would be implemented using the platform of Anganwadi services of umbrella ICDS scheme through angwandi centres.

             While disclosing this here today, Women and Child Development Minister, Kavita Jain said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard. This scheme would totally replace the Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY).

             Jain said that SAG initially named as Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SABLA) had been implemented in six districts of the State on pilot basis namely, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Rewari, Kaithal and Hisar. Now, expanding the scope of the scheme, it has been decided to implement SAG in all districts of the State. All the District Programme Officers (DPOs) have been directed to conduct baseline survey as per the prescribed format and instructions of Government of India and intimate the number of beneficiaries so that the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development could be informed about the same.

             She said that the key objective of the scheme is to facilitate, educate and empower adolescent girls so as to enable them to become self-reliant and aware citizens. The other objective of the scheme are to enable the adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment, improve their nutrition and health status, promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, support out of school adolescent girls to successfully transition back to formal schooling or bridge learning and skill training, upgrade their home-based skills and life skills, provide information and guidance about existing public services such as Primary Health Centers, Rural Hospitals and Community Health Centres, Post Office, Bank and Police Station.

             She said that the scheme would cover out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years. These girls would be entitled for supplementary nutrition under the scheme. Besides they would also receive life skills education, nutrition and health education, awareness about socio-legal issues and existing public services. The scheme would be implemented through existing Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) under which a package of services would be given to adolescent girls. The physical, physiological and health needs of the adolescent girls have been taken into consideration while designing the services; she said adding that the scheme has two component Nutrition and Non nutrition.

          While referring to the nutrition component, she said that each out of school adolescent girls registered under the scheme would be provided supplementary nutrition similar to that of pregnant women and lactating mothers under ICDS containing 600 calories, 18-20 grams of protein and micro-nutrients for 300 days in a year. Nutrition would be given in the form of Take Home Ration (THR) or Hot Cooked Meals (HCM) whichever is feasible. However, if hot cooked meal is provided to them, strict quality standards would be put in place. The financial norms would be Rs. 9.5 per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year and this would be inclusive of the cost of micro-nutrient fortification. The Government of India and the State would share the cost of supplementary nutrition in ratio of 50:50, she added.

          With regard to Non Nutrition Component, she said that the scheme aims at motivating out of school girls in the age group of 11-14 years to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme. The other services under non nutrition component are Iron–Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation, health check-up and referral services, nutrition and health education, life skill education and counseling or guidance on accessing public services. She said that Non Nutrition Services would be provided at the rate of Rs. 1.1 lakh per project per annum to out of school adolescent girls by establishing convergence with concerned Departments.

          Jain said that steering and monitoring committees set up under ICDS would review and monitor progress of the Scheme and strengthen coordination and convergence between departments concerned. These Committees would also consider the bottlenecks faced in the implementation and suggest appropriate mechanisms for improving the implementation.


Since the inception of the state in 1966, Haryana has scaled a new all-time high peak in wheat procurement. During the procurement season 2017-2018, record 87.20 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured by state agencies, higher than the previous record of 87.16 lakh metric tonnes procured in 2012-13.

          Stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said while state agencies had procured over 87.20 lakh metric tonnes of wheat, traders have mopped up 1,214 metric tonnes.

          Giving details of the wheat procured by government agencies, he said that over 35.15 lakh metric tonnes has been procured by Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED), whereas Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has purchased more than 26.17 lakh metric tonnes of wheat. He said that Food Corporation of India has purchased over 10.52 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and Haryana Warehousing Corporation has purchased over 15.33 lakh metric tonnes of wheat.

          The spokesman said that district Sirsa was leading in wheat arrival where over 12.03 lakh metric tonnes of the crop had been procured followed by district Karnal, which recorded more than 9.16 lakh metric tonnes of wheat arrival. Similarly, over 7.54 lakh metric tonnes of wheat have been procured in Jind, over 7.28 lakh metric tonnes in Fatehabad, over 7.06 lakh metric tonnes in Kaithal, over 5.94 lakh metric tonnes in Kurukshetra, over 5.94 lakh metric tonnes in Hisar, over 4.75 lakh metric tonnes in Sonipat, over 4.21 lakh metric tonnes in Palwal, over 3.75 lakh metric tonnes in Yamunanagar, over 3.25 lakh metric tonnes in Ambala, over 3.20 lakh metric tonnes in Panipat, over 3.21 lakh metric tonnes in Bhiwani, over 2.97 lakh metric tonnes in Rohtak, over two lakh metric tonnes in Jhajjar, over 1.32 lakh metric tonnes in Faridabad, over 1.01 lakh metric tonnes in Mewat, 73,406 metric tonnes in Gurugram, 69,517 metric tonnes in Rewari, 58,195 metric tonnes in Narnaul and 50,023 metric tonnes in Panchkula.


Anshaj Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani has been given additional charge of Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh at Narnaul, during the training period of Garima Mittal, with immediate effect.


In view of demonstration call given by safai karamchari organizations, the Haryana Police has, as a precautionary measure, directed senior police functionaries at Commissionerate and district level to keep a close eye and take adequate and effective measures to prevent any untoward incident.

            In a written communication addressed to all Commissioners of Police, Superintendents of Police and SP Railways, Ambala Cantt., the Director General of Police, Haryana, Mr B.S. Sandhu has directed them to personally monitor the situation in their respective jurisdiction and also to put in place adequate police personnel to ensure law and order.

    It may be mentioned here that safai karamcharis of Municipal Corporations and Committees are protesting in support of their various demands.


The YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has signed a MoU with National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. for imparting advance industry centric training progammes to its students in NSIC’s Technical Service Centre at Neemka in Faridabad.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Vikram Singh, Dean (Academics Affairs), YMCA University and Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Deputy General Manager, NSIC-TSC, Neemka in the presence of Prof. Dinesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of the University. Dr. S.K. Sharma, Registrar, Dr. Rashmi Popli, Director, Industry Relations and Dr. Sanjeev Goyal, Director, Alumni and Corporate Affairs were also present on this occasion.

Speaking on this occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that with this academic tie-up, the University aim is to impart skill based training to the student as per industry requirement which is necessary for employment. The industry requires students who are readily employable which would be possible only if they were trained as per industry requirements and students need to upgrade their knowledge as per technology demands, he added. Vice Chancellor also suggested to explore possibilities to introduce skill development programs under Community College run by the University in collaboration with NSIC-TSC.

Rajesh Kumar, Deputy General Manager, NSIC-TSC, Neemka apprised the officials of YMCA University that NSIC under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has been working towards promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of MSMEs in India and abroad and its Technical Service Centre at Neemka is set up with highly advance infrastructure to offer conventional to Hi-tech training and skill development requirement of learners to nurture them for employment and self-employment opportunities.

   He informed that the Centre has testing facilities with advance and sophisticated machines for testing of Chemical and Mechanical properties of wide range of ferrous, nonferrous metals and alloys and specific material. Also, incubation facilities have also been provided in the Centre where hand holding support is provided to the students on variety of machines and projects and to help them to convert their ideas in becoming successful entrepreneurs, he added.