“During 2021, no stone will be left unturned to ensure that delivery of citizen-centric services to the people of the state is done in a time-bound and hassle-free manner,” said Mr. Manohar Lal.
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Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today announced that the coming year 2021 would be observed as ‘Sushasan Parinam Varsh’ during which officers and employees at field will be trained to ensure successful implementation of various Good Governance reforms implemented during the year 2020 which was been marked ‘Sushasan Sankalp Varsh’. “During 2021, no stone will be left unturned to ensure that delivery of citizen-centric services to the people of the state is done in a time-bound and hassle-free manner,” said Mr. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister said this while addressing a state-level function held to celebrate the Good Governance Day, on the birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and former Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee here today. The programme was telecast live in around 150 places in various districts, sub divisions, tehsils and blocks in the presence of Union Ministers, MPs, Cabinet Ministers and MLAs.
During the event, as many as eight Good Governance announcements were made by Chief Minister to motivate government employees to work hard for the welfare of masses. Besides this, six new IT initiatives along with release of ‘Sushasan Sankalp Patrika’ highlighting the Good Governance intitaves of the State Government were also launched by the Chief Minister.
The list of announcements include, an innovative project “Suksham sinchai se Har Khet Mein Pani”, through which water availability to farmers would ensured through on-farm micro irrigation based on canal water and STP treated wastewater which would be launched on a pilot-basis from January 1, 2021. Nine STPs and canals in the districts of Narnaul, CharkhiDadri, Bhiwani and Fatehabad are being selected in the first instance. The total estimated cost of the project is about Rs. 600 crore.
The Chief Minister also announced that One-time Registration Facility for all applicants to Government posts will be launched from January 1, 2021 by Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) and Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC). Now applicants will not have to pay separate fee for separate post. The applicant will have to do one-time registration and then will have to pay online fee once in three years. However, after three years, if an applicant wants to appear for any examination, then he would have to get fresh registration done.
He announced the increase of Honorarium to Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees increased from Rs. 5000 per month to Rs 20,000 per month with effect from January 1, 2021. The move is going to benefit 80 Arjuna, 15 Dronacharya and nine Dhyan Chand awardees. It has been decided to give monthly honorarium of Rs. 20,000 to the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winners of the state like the Arjuna Award winners. Three awardees of the state will be benefitted by this decision. It has also been decided that Bhim awardees will also receive an honorarium of Rs 5000 per month. This decision will benefit 130 Bheem Awardees of the state, announced the Chief Minister.
Besides this, Mukhyamantri Bagwani Bima Yojana for insurance of horticultural crops was also announced by Mr. Manohar Lal. Under this scheme, farmers’ crops will be compensated for losses due to adverse weather and natural disasters. The scheme covers 20 crops, including 14 vegetables (tomato, onion, potato, cauliflower, peas, carrots, okra, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, brinjal, green chilli capsicum, cabbage, and radish), two spices (turmeric, garlic) and four fruits (mango, kinnow, Indian plum, guava). He said that under this scheme an amount of Rs. 30,000 per acre for vegetables and Rs. 40,000 per acre for fruits will be sum assured amount for these vegetables and crops and the contribution/ share of the farmer will be only 2.5 percent of the sum assured.
The Chief Minister announced that Higher Education loans will be made available for study in educational institutions in Haryana at an interest rate of 7.5 percent through the Credit Guarantee Scheme notified by the State Government. For this Haryana Credit Fund has been created and in case the students are unable to repay the loan later, the above funds will be used to repay the bank loans taken by such students.
He announced that Facility for Registration of property documents in any tehsil within district will be commenced from April 1, 2021.
The Chief Minister announced that in a bid to bring more transparency in the functioning of government work and to eliminate corruption, a new online portal will be started to process all the cases of Change of Land Use from January 1, 2021. He informed that with the launch of this online system, if the department does not decide the online request within 30 days made by any citizen then it would result in deemed approval.
Deemed ACP in case of delay beyond three months for Government employees, announced the Chief Minister.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also launched various IT initiatives including launch of Digital Public Library ‘E-Granthkosh’, launch of Haryana Forest Management Information System for nursery management for information of plants and saplings available, plantation management and forest offences management and launch of portal by Horticulture Directorate to enable sale of vegetable seedlings and grafted fruit plants from nurseries with facility of advance booking. Besides this, the Chief Minister also integrated 100 services with Parivar Pehchan Patra delivered through Antodyaya Saral for reducing documentation burden. The Chief Minister also launched Citizen Service of digital water and Sewer bills payments through Bharat Bill Pay Systems (BBPS) on BHIM app.
The Chief Minister also gave passports to five students under the scheme which was announced in Budget 2020 for financial and secretarial assistance to students for getting passports.
Under SVAMITVA scheme, Chief Minister virtually gave title deeds to as many as 5437 beneficiaries of 81 villages. Beneficiaries from five districts interacted with the Chief Minister and thanked him for fulfilling their dreams of having ownership rights of their property.
Taking a step further towards Good Governance, Chief Minister also launched e-office in the district offices. With the launch of e-office at the district levels too, the functioning of Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner and SDM offices will be made online.
During the event, the Chief Minister also announced that under Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon Yojana, as many as 202 more villages have also been included in this scheme today and with this the number of villages getting 24*7 power supply is now 5080.
Chief Secretary, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V. Umashankar and Administrative Secretaries of various departments were present on this occasion.