Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

PMAY ben­e­fi­cia­ries in­cluded in af­ford­able hous­ing plan

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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.

 ?? HT PHOTO ?? Fi­nance min­is­ter Cap­tain Ab­hi­manyu talk­ing to the me­dia on Tues­day.
HT PHOTO Fi­nance min­is­ter Cap­tain Ab­hi­manyu talk­ing to the me­dia on Tues­day.

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