Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal here today approved the project for extension of Metro from YMCA Chowk in Faridabad to Ballabgarh with the contribution of Rs 569.80 crore by the State Government, instead of earlier commitment of Rs 468.20 crore, as per the revised supplementary report.The project cost has been revised from Rs 564 crore to Rs 678 crore due to price escalation and increase in land cost. It will be implemented on the funding pattern adopted in the case of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh DMRC Metro extensions and to be financed by way of Government of Haryana and Government of India in the ratio of 80:20. The Central taxes are also to be financed as subordinate debt by Government of Haryana and Government of India in the ratio of 20:80.The total route length will be 3.205 kms and it will have two stations of NCB Colony and Ballabgarh. The daily ridership in 2017-18 will be 0.37 lakh. While the foundation stone of the project has already been laid on June 22,2014, it is likely to be completed by December 2017, whereas earlier it was to be completed by March 2017.
The Haryana government has vide its letter dated December 19,2014 conveyed its approval to the DMRC to go ahead with the execution of work and issue Letter of Acceptance for civil works in respect of this project. The DMRC has awarded to contract of civil works of Rs 198.78 crore to M/s Larsen and Toubro on December 22,2014.It shall be the responsibility of the DMRC to obtain all permissions under relevant law and deposit all the fee, wherever applicable, before displaying their advertisements.The Cabinet also approved the amendment in the Service Rules of Haryana Services of Hydrologist and Geophysicist (Group B) Public Health Engineering Department, 2012. In the 2015 Rules, the marks in the viva-voce have been reduced from 200 to 100 in compliance of the orders of Supreme Court of India.
Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today decided to provide a government job to the dependent of martyr late Lt. Satbir Singh, son of Mr Man Singh of village Thua, tehsil Alewa in district Jind.Lt. Satbir Singh was killed in a terrorist attack in Manipur on March 18,2009. He was unmarried. Therefore, his father requested that his younger son Sandeep be given a job on compassionate grounds. His qualification is B.A, B.Ed. and JBT.The state government has a policy to provide employment to one dependent of martyr of Armed Forces personnel/Paramilitary Forces personnel of Haryana domicile vide Letter No. 1/20/2013-1GSII, dated May 30,2014. Also, as per policy of state government for providing employment under ex-gratia scheme, only the dependent of the deceased viz. spouse or dependent children are considered for employment. Though the case to provide job to younger son of Man Singh does not cover under the government policy of May 2014, yet this being an exceptional case the Cabinet gave relaxation in rules to provide employment to the younger brother of the martyr.
The Cabinet also gave its approval for merger of technical posts of constables except that of Operators and Technicians of Telecommunications wing into the General cadre in the State Police Department. This decision will raise promotional avenues of constables holding technical posts.All constables irrespective of their educational qualifications, will be eligible to appear in B-1 test, if they are under the age of 35 years and have completed five years of service, on the first day of the January of year in which selection is made. In case, a constable belonging to reserved category except ex-servicemen category, who is recruited after attaining the age of 27 years, he or she will be allowed to appear for minimum three consecutive chances after completion of five years of service, even if they crossed the age of 35 years upto a maximum of 40 years of age. The pay of such constables shall be protected.
The Cabinet also approved an amendment in Section 5A (2) of the Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Amendment Act 2014. As per the amendment, a hardcore prisoner, who has not been awarded death penalty, may be entitled for temporary release or furlough only after he has completed his five years imprisonment after conviction. However, the benefit of trial period up to a maximum of two years will be included while counting five years, provided that he has not been awarded any major penalty by the Superintendent of Jail, as judicially appraised by the concerned District and Sessions Judge.The Cabinet also approved three proposals for exchange of Shamilat land with that of private persons’ land on the basis of resolutions passed by concerned Gram Panchayats.
Eight kanal land of Gram Panchayat Keorak, district Kaithal was allowed to be exchanged with private land as it was required for Shamshan Ghat. Another six marla land of Gram Panchayat Gorkha, district Kurukshetra was allowed to be exchanged with the same area of land of Mr Nasib Singh and others to provide access to the land of these individuals and triangle shape of Panchayat land could be made useable.Further, another 19 marla land of Gram Panchayat Dhano Kheri, district Karnal was also allowed to be exchanged with 20 marla land of private persons as private land is being used for drain on the spot.
Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today gave its ex-post facto approval to the amendment made in the Haryana Registration of Births and Deaths Rules, 2002.The Registrar General, India had directed to make necessary provision for registration of children taken on adoption and to add the name of wife / husband in the death reporting form and death certificate had also directed to include the column of UID Numbers in birth, death and still birth reporting forms in the births and deaths registration rules because no such provision is there in the present rules. The procedure for registration of birth/death after one year has been elaborated upon to bring about clarity. The clause relating to reference of cases of registration of birth / death beyond 15 years to the Chief Registrar has been made to check misuse and complications.
In a move to boost the morale of differently-abled sportspersons in Haryana, the government today decided to include Deaflympics in its Sports Policy so that the Deaflympian medalists would be able to get cash rewards, jobs and other benefits.A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today.The Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf and International Games for the Deaf) are an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level.
However, unlike the athletes in other IOC sanctioned events, the Deaflympians cannot be guided by sounds like the starter’s guns, bullhorn commands of referee whistles. The games have been organized by the Committee International des Sports des Sourds (The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf) since the first event. The Deaflympics are held every four years and are the longest multi-sports event excluding the Olympic themselves. The first games held in Paris in 1924 were also the first ever international sporting event for athletes with a disability. Officially, the games were originally called by International Games for the Deaf from 1924 to 1965, but were sometimes referred to as the International Silent Games. From 1966 to 1999, they were called the World Games for the Deaf. From 2001, the games have been known by their current name Deaflympics.To qualify for the games, athletes must have a hearing loss of at least 55db in their better ear.
Hearing aids, coachlear implants and the like are not allowed to be used in competition, to place all athletes on the same level. Other examples of ways the games vary from hearing competitions are the manner in which they are officiated. To address the issue of deaflympians not being able to be guided by sounds, certain sports use alternative methods of commencing the game. For example, the football referees wave a flag instead of blowing a whistle; on the track, races are started by using a light instead of a starter pistol. It is also customary for spectators not to cheer or clap, but to wave-usually with both hands.