Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
PMAY beneficiaries included in affordable housing plan
AS PER THE AMENDMENT, PRADHAN MANTRI AWAAS YOJANA BENEFICIARIES, INCLUDING THEIR SPOUSES OR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, IDENTIFIED BY THE URBAN LOCAL BODIES DEPARTMENT UNDER PMAY WILL BE GRANTED PREFERENCE IN ALLOTMENT
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana cabinet on Tuesday decided to make provisions for inclusion of beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) in the existing affordable housing policy-2013.
Finance minister Capt. Abhimanyu said as per the amendment PMAY beneficiaries, including their spouse or dependent children, identified by the urban local bodies department under PMAY will be granted preference in allotment.
The first priority will be given to the identified beneficiaries of the said town followed by other PMAY beneficiaries of the state. He said that for the remaining flats, beneficiaries, including their spouses or dependent children who do not own any flat or plot in any HUDA developed colony or sector or any licensed colony in any of the urban areas in Haryana, Union Territory of Chandigarh and NCT Delhi will be given next preference in allotment of flats.
This amendment will be effective from the date of its notification and will be applicable on all such projects which are yet to be floated.
MULTIPLICATION FACTOR IN LAND COMPENSATION
The cabinet decided to notify multiplication factor in case of rural areas by which the market value of land determined by the collector is to be multiplied to arrive at final compensation as provided under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Equivalent of the same shall be given as solatium, in addition, Capt Abhimanyu said.
COMPASSIONATE JOBS TO KIN OF DEFENCE PERSONNEL
It also decided to relax the policy to give compassionate employment to dependents of three armed forces personnel who died in the line of duty.
Capt Abhimanyu said after the cabinet meeting that army personnel Mukesh Kumar from village Jharli in Jhajjar sacrificed his life in operation Parakaram at Dubri in Jammu and Kashmir on December 10, 2002. At that time, Manoj Kumar, brother of Mukesh Kumar was 19 years old. It was now that he made a request that he be given government job on compassionate grounds and his qualification being a graduate he was eligible for group C post.
Similarly, Rakesh Kumar, an army gunner from Subhri in district Ambala had also sacrificed his life in operation Rakshak in Jammu and Kashmir on December 26, 2000.
At that time, his brother Chaman Lal was 15. As now his brother, who is a matriculate requested that he be given compassionate employment, the government relaxed its policy to give him employment in a group D post.
In third such case, army personnel Rasbir Singh of Sinsar in district Jind sacrificed his life in operation Sahayak in Jammu and Kashmir on September 21, 2003. His brother Hoshiyar Singh Singh was seven years old then. As now the qualification of Hoshiyar Singh is matriculate, the cabinet decided to offer him employment in a Group D post by relaxing the policy, he said.
AID TO KIN OF DECEASED GOVT EMPLOYEES
The cabinet approved the draft of the Haryana Compassionate Assistance to the Dependents of the Deceased Government Employee (amendment) Rules, 2017. Capt Abhimanyu said the rules aimed at revising the compassionate financial assistance being given to the family of the deceased government employees, who died before January 1, 2016. The compassionate financial assistance will be given as per the provisions of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
APPROVES STATE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
Two year after it was decided to constitute it, the cabinet approved the Haryana State Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 2017 to pave the way for the setting up of State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). An official spokesperson said the establishment of SAT will prove advantageousand essential in view of the increasing number of court cases.
NAIB TEHSILDAR UNDER HCS (EXECUTIVE)
With a view to bringing out uniformity in holding the Haryana Civil Service (Executive Branch) and Allied Services Examination, the cabinet also decided to include the post of Naib Tehsildar in Haryana Civil Services (Executive Branch) and Allied Services Examination.
NEW NON-BANKING FINANCIAL COMPANY
The cabinet also decided to form a new non-banking financial company (NBFC), the Haryana State Financial Services Limited, to act as an in-house treasury manager for efficient management of surplus funds of state public enterprises and autonomous bodies of the state.
Abhimanyu said the company will provide better deposit rates on overnight funds of state government entities.
Besides, it would provide better deposit rates throughout the year to state government entities. It would also provide much better lending rates to state government entities than banking industry.
KARNAL VARSITY NAMED AFTER DEEN DAYAL
The cabinet also changed the name of Kalpana Chawla University of Health Sciences, Karnal, to Deen Dayal University of Health Sciences, Karnal.
The council of ministers also formally changed the name of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) as Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).
HONORARIUM TO RETIREES OF PRIVATE COLLEGES
The Cabinet also approved the proposal to give honorarium to the employees of the private aided colleges who retired between January 1, 1988 to May 10,1998. The scheme will benefit about 146 employees who retired during this period. The policy shall come into force with effect from April 1, 2017.
A monthly honorarium of Rs 30,000 will be given to the Principal, Rs 25,000 to the lecturers, Rs 11,000 to the class III non-teaching staff and of Rs 6,000 to class IV non-teaching staff.
The beneficiary of the honorarium must have worked against the sanctioned or aided posts and retired thereafter.
ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION OF CLINICAL ESTABLISHMENTS
The Cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance for adoption of Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 enacted by Central government.
Abhimanyu said that at present, there is no legislation in the state to regulate and register the clinical establishments in order to ensure minimum standards of facilities and services for providing quality health care.