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Chandigarh: Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal informed that there is neither any policy nor proposal regarding Online Transfer for State University as well as Central University of Haryana.

                Also, there is no proposal regarding inclusion of PGIMS Rohtak / Pt. B.D Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak in online transfer policy across Medical Colleges in the State Government and common cadre of Group A, B, C, D of teaching and non – teaching employees.

                This was said by Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal while responding to a Calling Attention Motion in Haryana Vidhan Sabha.

                He informed that the State Universities are autonomous bodies and are governed by the provisions of their respective Acts. These Acts provide adequate autonomy in the matters of academics to the Universities and the State Government provides autonomy to State Universities in all academic matters. Universities are constantly being encouraged by the State Government and the Department of Higher Education to provide autonomy and make them independent in their functioning and administrative matters. He elaborated that the significant enhancement in the Budget for Higher Education in the last five years reflects the State Government’s commitment towards revamping the higher education scenario in Haryana.

                The Cooperation Minister said that each University has its own cadre and transfers cannot be done to any other institution i.e. another University. However, a uniform HRMS system has been introduced by the State Government to capture the detailed data of all the employees of the State Universities. This Human Resource Management System is a dynamic portal on which the complete life cycle of an employee is available. This portal is regularly updated and has brought about a systematic and progressive change in the working of all the Departments. This is a big step of the Government in the direction of making the State Universities completely digital.

                Dr. Banwari Lal informed that a letter was issued by the State Government on July 26, 2021 to all the Administrative Secretaries / Heads of the Departments / Managing Directors/ Boards / Corporations and is not addressed to any University in the State or any Central University located in the State. However, this letter is meant to facilitate statewide data on HRMS portal for all State funded public institutions and State Government which has been developed to identify and list a comprehensive Human Resource Management Plan.

                The Cooperation Minister said a training of Nodal Officers of Human Resources Management System (HRMS) of selected Universities was scheduled with this letter, for necessary information on webpage of Human Resources Management System by NIC. This training was primarily about the procedure for updation of data of employees on Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Portal.

He said that the State Universities are established by Statutes made by the Vidhan Sabha and funded by the State Government and are governed by the provisions of their respective Acts. These Acts provide adequate autonomy in the matters of academics to the Universities and the State Government provides autonomy to the State Universities in all academics matters.

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Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that at present only the registration process for the Common Eligibility Test is going on for the recruitment of Group C and D.

                The Chief Minister said this while replying to the allegation raised by MLA Smt. Kiran Choudhary regarding repeatedly making changes in the examination dates during the last day of the Monsoon Session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

                Sh. Manohar Lal said that the candidates would be given a chance to register even after the publication of advertisement for the examination to be held for Group C and D.  This process would be adopted so that no eligible candidate is debarred from applying.

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Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sh. Sandeep Singh has said that the construction of Swarna Jayanti Stadium at village Palwal in Kurukshetra district is not feasible as there is an electric high tension line passing through the area. However, sports facilities in Kurukshetra district are being provided.

                Sh. Sandeep Singh said this while responding to a question during the monsoon session of the Haryana Legislative Assembly today.

                He informed that instead of Swarna Jayanti Stadium to be constructed on 20 acres of land in Palwal village, it has been decided to build boundary wall, athletics track, grassy ground or court for handball, volleyball, basketball and kabaddi games, an office-cum store rooms and toilets.

                He said that at present Dronacharya Stadium in Kurukshetra district is a district level stadium with multipurpose hall, athletic track, sports facilities for basketball, skating, badminton, judo, wushu, handball, hockey, volleyball, kho-kho kabaddi and boxing. 13 coaches and 315 players are taking training in this stadium. Besides this there are five Rajiv Gandhi Rural Sports Complexes in district Kurukshetra namely Amin, Sudhpur, Beed Kalwa, Bakhali, Khaira villages. These sports complexes have multipurpose halls, athletic tracks, sports facilities for basketball, volleyball, kabaddi and kho-kho. He informed that 3 coaches and 150 players are taking training in Amin Sports Complex.

                Similarly, there is one coach and 75 players in Sudhpur, one coach and 62 players in Bhoj Kalwa, one coach and 125 players in Bakhali, one coach and 55 players in Khaira. He said that there is also a swimming pool in Dronacharya Stadium, Kurukshetra, where there is a swimming pool along with instructor. Similarly, the Hockey Astroturf in Government Senior Secondary School, Shahabad has a total of 4 coaches and 150 players.

                Apart from this, the construction work of sports complex at village Dhanaura Jattan (Ladwa) of Kurukshetra is in progress at an estimated cost of about Rs 236.68 lakh. The construction work of Khel Bhawan Block B along with Jan Toilet Block at Markandeshwar Hockey Stadium, Shahbad at an estimated cost of about Rs.3.43 crore is in progress. Approval of Rs. 5 crore has been issued for the construction of a multipurpose hall in the mini stadium of village Beria. To promote sports at the grassroot level, 15 sports nurseries have been opened in various educational institutions of the district. There are 39 trainees of different sports in the district who are training in different sports.

                He informed that the State Government has given special emphasis to promote sports infrastructure in the State. At present there are 2 State Level Sports Complexes in the State, 22 District Level Sports Stadiums, 12 Sub Divisional Stadiums and 160 Rajiv Gandhi Rural Sports Complexes. In addition, there are 245 mini/rural stadiums, 7 swimming pools, 9 multipurpose halls, 8 synthetic athletic tracks, 13 hockey astroturfs and a synthetic football surface.

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Chandigarh: Haryana Education Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal said that guidelines have been relaxed to provide permanent recognition to private schools. The portal has been created to simplify the process of granting permanent recognition to the schools. School heads can now apply for recognition through this portal.

                Sh. Kanwar Pal was replying to a question asked during the monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

                He said that many exemptions have also been given for giving temporary recognition to private schools that do not fulfill the rules. Availability of land is a major problem for them. Considering this problem, the State Government has reduced the area requirement for primary school from 500 square meters to minimum 250 square meters. Similarly, for Middle School from 800 Sq. meters to minimum 500 Sq. meters, for High Schools from 2000 Sq. meters to minimum 1200 Sq. meters while for Senior Secondary School for Arts & Commerce Faculty from 3000 Sq. meters to minimum 1800 Sq. meters. The area requirement for Arts, Commerce and Science faculties has been reduced from 4000 square meters to 2000 square meters.

                In order to provide permanent recognition to private schools, the Department of Elementary Education gives permission to open schools from Class I to VIII, following which the schools apply for permanent recognition under the Right to Education Act, 2009. The permanent recognition has to be obtained within a period of two years from the date of grant of permission.

                Sh. Kanwar Pal was replying to a question asked by MLA Smt. Renu Bala during the monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

                He said that if any area wants to upgrade its schools from class IX to class XII, then they will have to apply afresh to the Directorate of Secondary Education for permission/permanent recognition under the present Haryana School Education Rules, 2003.

                The Education Minister said that as per Rule 38 and 39 of Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, the existing recognized/deemed recognized schools running before April 30, 2003 will not have to obtain any new recognition or no-objection certificate from the Department. However, they will have to submit returns in respect of their land and building and these schools will be reviewed after every 10 years.

He said that the schools which were running before the Haryana School Education Rules, 2003 have been considered as existing schools. Such schools have automatically got recognition.

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Chandigarh: The MSME companies have not been restrained at all from participating in the tendering process of installation of LED street light system in the State. The Urban Local Bodies Department after taking approval of Competent Authority floated a tender on April 28, 2021 for installation of LED street lights in the State wherein the average turnover for the bidder was fixed at Rs. 150 crore. Also, it was an open tender and there was no bar on MSMEs from participating in the tender.

This information was tabled during the session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in the absence of Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Anil Vij.

                In a written reply, the Minister also said that the technical bids for the same have been opened and are under consideration. Also, no Central company has ever expressed its willingness or has given any offer to execute the said work at the cost of Rs 600 crore.

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Chandigarh: The recruitment process of doctors has started in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College in Prithla Assembly Constituency of Haryana and General OPD services in this College have started from July 5, 2021. Moreover, the process to recruit sanctioned 991 posts will start soon.

                 This information was given by Cooperation Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal in the absence of Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij during the session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

                With an objective of promoting medical education, the State Government decided to explore the possibility of purchasing the infrastructure of the erstwhile Gold Field Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at village Chhainsa.  This institute was closed by the Management in March, 2016.

                The Institute had availed various facilities from a consortium of six banks led by United Bank of India, for setting up of Medical College and Hospital at village Chhainsa in March, 2016 with an aggregate exposure of Rs.185 crore. The State Government has decided to participate in the e-auction of the property of Gold Field Education Institute, Faridabad.  On behalf of the State Government, the Medical Education and Research Department purchased the property of the erstwhile Gold Field Institute, Faridabad at a cost of Rs 127.05 crore.  Now, this institute is known as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College, Chhainsa (Faridabad) and will be made functional for admission in the next academic session.

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Chandigarh: The proposal for construction of road in Barwala Auto Market is under consideration with Municipal Committee, Barwala and work will be started after arrangement of funds.

                This information was given by Transport Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma in the absence of Urban Local Bodies Minister, Sh. Anil Vij during the session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.

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Chandigarh: Haryana is assiduously working to enhance the health infrastructure and the feasibility of upgrading PHC of Morni to CHC in the Kalka Assembly constituency is being presently assessed. It is difficult to give a time frame for the same.

                This information was tabled during Haryana Vidhan Sabha session in the absence of Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij.

                In the written reply it was stated that presently a Primary Health Centre is functioning in Village Morni since January 28, 1985 catering to a population of 19239. It is functioning in the Government Building spread over a land of one acre. The condition of the building is good. The PHC is at a distance of 25-km from Community Health Centre, Raipur Rani and District Civil Hospital Panchkula is 30-km away.

                It is also intimated that various health institutions in the rural areas are established as per the population and land norms. A Community Health Centre is established over a population of 80,000 to 1,20,000. Similarly, a land of 2 – 2.50 acre is required as per norms.

Rural Population of District Panchkula

                Presently, the rural population of Panchkula District is 2,48,063 and as per norms there could be two Community Health Centres which are already functional at Raipur Rani and Nanakpur. So, there is no gap of Community Health Centre in district Panchkula.

The facilities are good here, still keeping in view the strategic location of the village and the feeding area, the feasibility of upgrading PHC, Morni to CHC is being assessed subject to availability of free land by Gram Panchayat and re-organization of rural population and the final decision can be taken only after the feasibility study. However, it is difficult to provide a time frame for up-gradation at this stage.

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Chandigarh: In Haryana, the first COVID case was reported on March 17, 2020 in District Gurugram.  To combat COVID- 19 pandemic, the State Government had implemented and extended ‘The Haryana Government Epidemic Disease , COVID – 19 Regulations , 2020′ under the Epidemic Disease Act 1897 till March 31, 2022 to control the COVID 19 situation.

                This information was tabled during the Vidhan Sabha session in the absence of Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij.

                Since the onset of the COVID – 19, the Department has been working continuously towards effective tackling of the situation. Concrete steps have been taken to mobilize the available resources in Medical Colleges and rationalize the strategic use of available infrastructure / equipments etc. for both pandemic COVID- 19 and Non-COVID patients. During the first wave, emphasis was to ensure timely supply of essential items like PPE Kits, N-95 Masks, Triple Layer Masks, Sanitizers etc.

                Further, as part of contingency plan and expected rise in COVID positive cases giant steps were undertaken to ensure increase of Testing Capacity in medical colleges and installation of RT – PCR machines, extraction kits, employment of requisite Human Resources etc. to increase the testing capacity and manage the critical COVID patients along with non – COVID patients.

                It is pertinent to mention that during the last year the emphasis was more on improving the infrastructure , ensuring timely supply of essential items , increasing the capacity establishment of plasma banks, strengthening the ICU’s for managing critical in patients, engaging Medical Colleges for participation in research by conducting clinical trials for the development of vaccines, newer treatment modalities etc.

                It is relevant to mention that considering the number of patients admitted along with the requirement of oxygen during the last year, the Department had sufficient level of Medical Oxygen available. However, considering the unprecedented high demand of medical oxygen arising out of massive upsurge of second wave of COVID – 19 Pandemic, the Department swung into action and took steps to ensure supply of adequate medical oxygen.

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Chandigarh: In Haryana, godowns/steel silos with a capacity of 31.10 lakh metric tonnes will be built for storing crops procured by various agencies in the next four years.

                While responding to a question raised in the Vidhan Sabha session today the Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the State Government has decided to build new godowns and steel silos to increase the covered capacity for procurement agencies in the State in a phased manner. He said that the State Procurement Agencies, Food and Supplies Department, HAFED, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation of India procure food grains for the Central Pool. All these agencies have about 90.74 lakh metric tonnes of covered storage capacity. About 70 to 80 lakh metric tonnes of wheat and 55 to 65 lakh metric tonnes of paddy are procured by the procurement agencies every year. Apart from this, bajra and maize are also procured by the agencies.

                He informed that this time during Rabi season 2021-22, 84.93 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured by Food Corporation of India and other procurement agencies of the State. Out of this stock, 14.64 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been lifted from the State till July 31, 2021. He informed that some food grains have been kept in the mandi shed due to lack of storage capacity. As per the demand of the central pool, these food grains are being lifted soon.

                Sh. Dushyant Chautala informed that the State Government is in the process of converting 31.10 lakh metric tonnes of ‘covered and polyth’ capacity into godowns and steel silos. He informed that the construction work of 16,632 metric tonne capacity godown has been completed in Hisar and the remaining 24,000 metric tonne godown is under process. Apart from this, godowns of 4.41 lakh MT of HAFED and 2.4 lakh MT of Haryana State Warehousing Corporation are also under construction, work on which will be completed soon.

                He further informed that about 45 acres

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