Reservation rules in government jobs will remain unchanged: Manohar Lal
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal announced that there will be no change in the rules and norms of reservation fixed for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes in government jobs and hence the already existing rules will remain the same.
The Chief Minister made this announcement during the budget session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Sh. Manohar Lal was speaking after discussion on the Governor's address during the ongoing budget session.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the benefit of 75 percent reservation which is given in the private sector will not be applicable in the government sector as this provision is only for the private sector.
The Chief Minister while expressing gratitude to the opposition for taking into account important issues during the discussion on the Governor's address said that in the last year during the COVID times, everyone had faced an unexpected crisis and everyone has supported to face this challenge.
During the tough times of COVID-19 Rs. 645 crore was provided to 16 lakh families. Under Distress Ration Scheme, 4.86 lakh families were provided three months free ration. Additionally, the state government, with the help of 100 trains and 6,500 buses, brought about 4,44,000 migrant labourers and workers back to their home states. The industries which were shut down during the COVID-19 period were gradually brought back on track.
Chief Minister became emotional on the issue of women empowerment
While becoming emotional on disrespect shown by Congress leaders for their women MLAs on the occasion of International Women's Day, Chief Minister made the House aware that on one hand the entire world and country was celebrating Women’s day, but unfortunately Leader of the Opposition Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and MLA, Sh. Raghuvir Singh Kadian insulted the senior and respected women members of their own party.
“With heavy heart, I want to make the House aware that Sh. Hooda and Sh. Raghuvir Singh Kadian were proudly sitting on the tractor which was being pulled by women MLAs of Congress. If the Congress wanted to protest just to achieve their vested political interests, then it was better that the women MLAs , Smt. Geeta Bhukkal and Smt. Shakuntla Khatak should have sat on the tractor and the male MLAs should have pulled it,” said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said that the entire opposition should be ashamed for this shameful act which happened on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Diversification of crops adopted for water conservation
While speaking on the issue of water conservation, the Chief Minister said that to reduce water consumption, the State Government had urged farmers to adopt crop diversification and this decision initially also drew a lot of criticism.
Initially, farmers of eight blocks were appealed to adopt cultivation of alternative crops instead of paddy and for this, a provision of giving incentive amount of Rs 7,000 per acre was made for farmers. So far, 96,250 acres of land has been verified under this scheme and the benefit has been given, informed Sh. Manohar Lal.
Inflation increases at a rate of about 5 percent per year
While answering the questions of the opposition asked on the issue of inflation, the Chief Minister said that in last eight years, the price of petrol has been increased by 12 to 13 percent and diesel prices by 25 to 30 percent. He said that it is logical that the prices of any item have increased by 30 to 40 percent in these years. Inflation also increases at a rate of about 5 percent per year, informed the Chief Minister.
State villages made free from Lal Dora
The Chief Minister said that in view of the demand of people regarding extension of Lal Dora areas, the State Government had formulated a plan to free the villages from Lal Dora, which is being implemented in the entire country in the name of Pradhan Mantri SVAMITVA scheme. Under this scheme, survey of 5,200 villages out of 6, 500 villages in Haryana has been completed.
Farmers’ Interest Paramount
Responding to the issue of non-payment of sugarcane payments to the farmers’ raised by the opposition, the Chief Minister apprised the House that the operation of private sector-run Sugar Mill in Naraingarh was running in financial deficit since the year 2013.
The State Government has dedicatedly worked to improve the economic condition of this sugar mill by getting a loan from HARCO bank. The Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district was appointed its Chairman and an HCS officer is posted as the Managing Director.
“I am happy to inform the House that this mill will earn a profit of Rs 10 crore this year. As long as the payment of the farmers is outstanding, the state will keep the working of this under their control. The price of sugarcane is the highest in Haryana,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
The Chief Minister said that State Government is committed for the economic development and prosperity of the farmers of the state.
“At present, the crushing capacity of Palwal, Sonipat and Karnal Sugar Mill is being increased. Besides this, a new sugar mill is being set up in Panipat and renovation of Assandh Sugar Mill is being done. He said that Karnal Sugar Mill will start functioning by March 30, 2021 with new crushing capacity.
Crime graph decline compared to previous years
Responding to the issues raised by Opposition regarding law and order situation in Haryana, Sh. Manohar Lal said that in the year 2020, more than 9,000 cases of crime have been registered as compared to the year 2019. Around 60,274 cases were reported in the year 2020, while in the year 2019, the figure was 69,363.
This is Manohar Lal's government, no accused will be spared
The Chief Minister said that soon after getting the information about the reports regarding answer sheet leak for the post of Gram Sachiv, the State Government while taking a stern decision not only cancelled this examination but also registered cases against those involved in this case and later also arrested them so as to give a strong message to the gang and other people involved in such cases.
The Chief Minister said that in this regard, a total of eight FIRs have been registered by the police in Ambala, Kaithal, Sirsa, Hisar, Panipat and Jind, in which 50 accused have been arrested so far, while 19 people are absconding who will soon be caught and will be put behind the bars. "This is Manohar Lal's Government, no accused will be spared", said the Chief Minister.
“Besides this, while exposing the gang who used to hatch a conspiracy before the declaration of final results with candidates who had made to the merit list, nine accused from other departments, including Haryana Staff Selection Commission, has also been arrested,” said the Chief Minister.
Opposition misleading House regarding unemployment figures
The Chief Minister said that the figures given by opposition about unemployment are beyond the facts and said that unemployment rate in Haryana as stated by CMIE, a Private Institution is 32 percent, which is not correct. According to the report released by National Statistical Organization, which is a central organization, in the year 2020, the unemployment rate in Haryana is 7 percent. He said that the Managing Director of CMIE belongs to Gujarat, who is an office bearer of Congress.
Opposition spreading false propaganda regarding recruitment
The Chief Minister while speaking on the issue raised by Opposition regarding selection of youth from other states in recruitment of SDOs in Power Discoms, apprised the House the out of total 155 posts, recruitment of youth of the State on 85 posts have been done on the basis of GATE score. He said that the opposition is spreading a false propaganda that only 22 youths were selected from Haryana in this recruitment.