On the occasion of Independence Day, Manohar Lal announced to provide Class-II (Group B) government job to the dependents of martyrs

On the occasion of Independence Day, Manohar Lal announced to provide Class-II (Group B) government job to the dependents of martyrs

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On the occasion of Independence Day , Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal announced to provide Class-II (Group B) government job to the dependents of martyrs. These jobs would be provided on the basis of their educational qualification. At present, the dependents of martyrs were given only class III and IV (Group C and D) government jobs. The Chief Minister also announced a slew of incentives for the people of the State which included rolling out the Ayushman Bharat- Haryana Health Protection Scheme in the State, 24 hour power supply to additional  507 villages and constitution of Rohnat Freedom Trust to  work on different projects to   uproot  the problem of malnutrition, disease and unemployment in village Rohnat of Bhiwani district.

Speaking after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day at Hisar, he also announced that from now onward, the government employees would not be required No Objection Certification (NOC) from the Head of the Department (HOD) for applying to the higher posts in other departments as the process is time consuming. Taking a decision in the interest of employees, it has been decided that now they would have to just give information to the HOD while applying in other departments.

He also announced that from October 2, each household in the State would have a LPG connection. He announced that all social security pensions would be increased from Rs 1800 to Rs 2000 per month with effect from November 1, 2018. These pensions include old age allowance, widow pension and pension to physically disabled person.

The Chief Minister said that on pilot basis, the Ayushman Bharat- Haryana Health Protection Scheme is being implemented in 25 hospitals of the State including one main government hospital each in all 22 districts, ESI Hospital Faridabad, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak and Kalpana Chawla Medical College, Karnal. Under this scheme, 15.50 lakh eligible families would get free medical treatment facilities of upto Rs five lakh. The members of the families covered under the scheme would get free treatment facility in any of these 25 hospitals from today onwards, he added.

While referring to the Mahra Gaon Jagmag Gaon Scheme, he said that from today onward, 507 additional villages in  the State would start getting 24 hour electricity supply. These included eight villages of Hisar, 17 of Bhiwani, 44 of Kurukshetra, nine of Kaithal, 46 of Yamunanagar, 47 of Karnal, one of Fatehabad, three of Palwal, 83 of Mahendergarh and 249 of Rewari. With this, the number of villages getting 24 hour power supply has been raised to 2887 from 2380. All villages of Panchkula, Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts are already getting 24 hour power supply.

He said that the present State Government is committed for the welfare of freedom fighters and their dependents and ex-servicemen and serving soldiers. Government jobs have so far been provided to the 221 dependents of martyrs in various government departments. Apart from this, government jobs have also been provided to the dependents of martyrs of upto 1971 war. In those families which did not have son, jobs have been given to their daughters and adopted son. Contrary to this, earlier only two dependent families were provided government job. He said that till now, government jobs in Group C and D were provided to the dependent of martyrs.  But now, they would also get Group B jobs on the basis of their educational qualifications.

The Chief Minister said that during his visit to village Rohnat in Bhiwani district on March 23, 2018, he had announced to setup Freedom Trust to get rid of various problems faced by people. He said Rohnat Freedom Trust has been constituted today on the occasion of Independence Day and it would start working soon.

The Chief Minister hailed the announcement of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for huge increase in the Minimum Support Price of 14 Kharif crops and said that this unprecedented increase ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 1800 per quintal is a historical step towards doubling the farmers’ income by 2022. With this, the farmers in the State would be benefited to the tune of Rs 1500 crore.

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