By YS.Rana :
Chandigarh, May 9,2020 : Haryana Government has decided that the restriction of 33 percent on attendance of office for Group C shall not apply to the post of Junior Engineer. They shall perform duty on all working days as per routine. This order will come into force with immediate effect.
Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Haryana Government allowed State and Chandigarh government offices to function with 100 percent working strength of Group A and B officers and 33 percent working strength of Group C and D employees on May 3, 2020. But now it has been decided that the condition of 33 percent ban on attendance for Group C will not apply to the post of Junior Engineer.
He further said that the Haryana Chief Secretary’s Office has issued a letter in this regard to all the Administrative Secretaries, all the Head of Departments and Commissioners of all Divisions, the Registrars of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all the Deputy Commissioners, all the Managing Directors and Chief Administrators of Boards and Corporations and the Registrar of all the Universities in Haryana for strict compliance.
The Haryana Government has issued guidelines to take preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for protection and safety of persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) during COVID-19.
Giving information in this regard, an official spokesperson said that the State Government has directed all the Administrative Secretaries, all the Heads of Departments, Commissioners of all Divisions, the Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all the Deputy Commissioners, all the Managing Directors and Chief Administrators of Boards and Corporations and the Registrars of all the Universities in Haryana to exempt the persons with severe disabilities (Divyangjan) from attending office during the lockdown due to COVID-19.
He said that all the Heads of Departments or Heads of offices are directed to ensure that while drawing up roster of staff the employees who are persons with severe disabilities may not be called for duty. He said that the blind and other disabled employees are more vulnerable to Corona virus disease in view of their extensive dependence on ‘touch’. It is neither in their interest nor in the interest of other employees to insist upon the attendance of blind and other disabled employees in the offices even if they are working in essential services, he added.
He said that the matter has been considered by the State Government and it has been observed that in case blind and disabled employees are not exempted from attending the offices in the wake of spread of Corona virus, including those working in essential services such as Health, Municipal Corporations, Police etc, they would not only risk themselves but could also potentially be harmful for co-workers as well. The persons with severe disabilities are therefore exempted from attendance, he added.
He said that all concerned are directed to comply with these directions in letter and spirit.
Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of 3 IAS and one HCS officer with immediate effect.
Among the IAS officers, Sanjeev Verma, Director and Special Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs Department has been posted as Managing Director, Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation and Managing Director, Haryana Backward Classes & Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam.
Satyavir Singh Phulia, Transport Commissioner and Special Secretary, Transport Department has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department in addition to his present duties.
Amna Tasneem, Managing Director, Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation, Managing Director, Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam and Additional Secretary, Finance Department has been posted as Director, Consolidation of Land Holdings and Land Records, Special Officer (HQ) and Special LAO and Additional Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department and Additional Secretary, Finance Department.
Among HCS officer, Rajender Kumar, Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Jind has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Hisar.
Haryana Police, in a joint operation with National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Punjab Police, has arrested three persons including two most-wanted from Punjab and one other accused from Begu village in Sirsa district.
While giving this information here today, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Dr Arun Singh, who is also holding the charge of SP Sirsa said that arrested accused have been identified as dreaded smuggler Ranjit Singh alias Cheeta, his brother Gagandeep alias Gagan, both resident of Punjab and Gagan’s relative Gurmeet Singh of village Begu, Sirsa. Police has also recovered 1.2 kg poppy husk from the possession of Gurmeet.
Both Ranjit Singh and his brother Gagan were arrested in connection with FIR No.18 of NDPS Act registered in Amritsar in which 532 kg heroin was recovered and is being investigated by NIA and second FIR no 135 registered for financial aid to terrorist organization.
It has also been revealed that Ranjit Singh alias Cheeta and Gagan have links with the Hizbul Mujahideen and involved in terror funding, which is being intensively investigated. 10 criminal cases were also registered against them under various sections in Punjab.
Ranjit Singh alias Cheeta and his brother Gagan have been handed over to the NIA and Punjab Police, while Gurmeet, a resident of Vaidwala village, has been arrested by the Sirsa police.
Police has also recovered 1.2 kg poppy husk from the possession of Gurmeet, a resident of village Vaidwala. He helped in providing accommodation to both most-wanted in Begu village. A case has been registered in this connection and strict action will be taken against anyone found to be involved in the case.