Wednesday, February 10, 2016

National Conference on Biotechnology: Emerging Trends (NCB 2016) to be held in CDLU

National Conference on Biotechnology: Emerging Trends (NCB 2016) to be held in CDLU
SIRSA NEWS 
10 February, 2015
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Dr RS Sharma Vice Chancellor CDLU announced as many as a dozen National Conferences on various subjects to be held on CDLU campus in the months February, March and April. The first in the series will be held by department of Biotechnology of the university.
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Dr SK Gahlawat chairperson department of biotechnology and dean faculty of Life sciences Chaudhary Devi Lal University (CDLU) Sirsa informed media at a press meet held at Vice Chancellor's office, that Prof. VD Dixit, professor of immunobiology and comparative medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven CT, USA will deliver the keynote lecture upon inaugural of National Conference on Biotechnology: Emerging Trends (NCB 2016) to be held in CDLU Sirsa on February 11th and 12th 2016. 

Monday, February 08, 2016

Kirpal Patti awaits Sarpanch candidates

Kirpal Patti awaits Sarpanch candidates
SIRSA NEWS 
08 February, 2015
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EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL NORMS
Village awaits prospective sarpanches to turn 21
Residents of Patti Kirpal village in the district are up against an interesting situation in these panchayat elections.
Unable to elect their sarpanch as none qualified the educational norms set in the panchayat elections; the villagers are now waiting for two “potential sarpanches” to attain the age of 21 in February this year.
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The post of saranch of Patti Kirpal with a population of nearly 700 people and having 410 voters is reserved for Dalit woman, who has to be 8th pass.
When the elections were held in the village on January 10, five out of six panches were elected unopposed, but no nomination was filed for the post of sarpanch as none was eligible.
“A Dalit youth had recently married a girl with the condition that the bride should be 8th pass. But when the turn of filing nominations came, the family was told that she is merely 7th standard pass,” said a villager.
All eyes are now set on two cousin sisters Reena, daughter of Jeet Singh, who will be 21 on February 15, and Kulwinder Kaur, daughter of Banta Singh, who turns 21 on February 28.
Both the girls are 8th pass, but they could not file the nomination papers because they were underage.
“There is no issue between the two girls as both are from our family. We will sit together and decide whom to elect when the time comes,” said Banta Singh.
Balwinder Singh, another villager, said, “The residents are also worried that since both these girls are of marriageable age, they will not remain in the village after their marriage.” For this, villagers are also pinning their hopes on three Dalit youths of marriageable age from the village.
“If any of them can bring bride who is educated up to 8th standard, it will be even better,” Balwinder added.
Gurjeet Singh Mann, a progressive farmer from Patti Kirpal, said the village had one of the oldest schools of the area set up in 1954, but it was still up to 5th standard only.
Mamata Dhankar, a teacher in the village primary school, said: “Those who want to continue their study after 5th standard have to go to Maujkhera, which is three kilometers away.”
Chief parliamentary secretary Haryana Govt. S. Bakshish Singh Virk on his visit to village Patti Kirpal on 21st January said that this and other such primary schools in Haryana will be upgraded if they met the required norms for upgradation, the educational norms clamped on PRI elections are showing positive effects, as this time number of educated youth and females have increased. Inclusion of educated youth will also help in combating corruption in Panchayats. Mr Virk had come to address a public meeting at the residence of Ex Sarpanch S Barjinder Singh Mann, where he felicitated a number of newly elected Sarpanches and members of panchayats from different villages in phase I and II.

Part of the News text courtesy: The Tribune, via Sushil Manav

Friday, January 29, 2016

INLD gets majority in Zila Parishad, wins 13/24.

PRI Elections process conclude with all results out.
INLD gets majority in Zila Parishad, wins 13/24.
Defeat of Kanta Chautala keeps INLD celebrations in low-key.
SIRSA NEWS 
29 January, 2015
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INLD won 13 out of 24 seats for Zila Parishad elections, while Congress and BJP bagged 6 and 5 seats respectively.

But this victory of INLD was in tandem with major setback to INLD, as Mrs Kanta Chautala wife of Ch Abhay Singh Chautala, MLA Ellenabad lost to Aditya Devi Lal Chautala by a heavy margin of more than 7000 votes in zone number 4. Aditya is son of Jagdish Chander, the youngest son of Ch Devilal. Prominent candidates of INLD Mrs Meghna Chautala, daughter in law of Vidya Beniwal and Manju Jhorar who is also related to Devi Lal clan were defeated.
Chairmanship of Zila Parishad is reserved for woman this time, but the defeat of three prominent ladies in the INLD camp has made the victory lackluster.
List of victorious candidates: Shugna Devi, Pardeep Kumar, Nirmala, Aditya Devi Lal, Sunita Jhorar, Ram Kumar Nain, Jarnail Singh, Malkiat Singh, Manju Bala, Abhay Singh Khod, Renu Bala, Karan Singh Chautala, Harpal Kasnia, Shruti Beniwal, Chanan DAss, Rekha Rani, Ramji Das, Ashok Kumar, Jakesh Mehta, Hari Ram, Ravinder Kaur, Sukhraj Kaur, Swarnjit Kaur, Nachattar Singh. (All names in serial: Zone 1~24)

Deputy Commissioner Sirsa, Sharnjit Kaur Brar IAS presented certificates to all the elected Zila Parishad members at Panchayat Bhawan and congratulated them. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ghanshyam Saraf unfurls tricolor on Republic Day in Sirsa

Minister Ghanshyam Saraf unfurls tricolor on Republic Day in Sirsa
SIRSA NEWS 
26 January, 2015
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Ghanshyam Saraf Minister of State (Public Health Engineering;  Independent Charge Excise & Taxation Attached with Excise & Taxation Minister) unfurled the Tricolor on Republic Day at Shahid Bhagat Singh Stadium in Sirsa (26th January 2016). He was flanked by Deputy Commissioner Sirsa, Mrs Sharnjit Kaur Brar IAS and Superintendent of Police (SP) Sirsa Sh Satinder Gupta IPS. After unfurling the tricolor he inspected the parade.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Rujhan Chaudhary's Book of poetry - 'Nanhe Pankhon ki Uddaan' released

Rujhan Chaudhary's Book of poetry - 'Nanhe Pankhon ki Uddaan' released.
SIRSA NEWS 
08 January, 2015
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Rujhan Chaudhary's Book of poetry - 'Nanhe Pankhon ki Uddaan' was released on 03 Jan 2016 at Shri Yuvak Sahitya Sadan Sirsa.
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Eight years old Rujhan Chaudhary (Ruhi) is daughter of Sandeep Chaudhary Advocate practicing at District courts Sirsa and Monika Chaudhary an Advocate working as legal cum probation officer with District Child Protection unit Sirsa. Rujhan is granddaughter of Dr GD Chaudhary a renowned poet of Sirsa. A student of class 4th of Satluj Public School Rujhan is only eight years old and at this tender age is perhaps the youngest girl is this region to have authored a book of poetry that got published in her name. The book has been published by 'Tasveer Parkashan' of Bhupinder Panniwalia based in Kalanwali.
Lalit Mohan Jain presided over the function, Prof Rup Devgun conducted the program, Ms Arti Bansal an associate professor of Govt National College Sirsa reviewed the book. Veteran actress Sadhna who recently passed away was paid homage at the program, Pardeep Raheja rendered a melodious song from her film.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

IG Anil Rao incinerates confiscated Narcotics

IG Anil Kumar Rao incinerates confiscated Narcotics at Police Lines Sirsa.
SIRSA NEWS 
03 January, 2015
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Inspector General of Police, Hisar Range, Mr Anil Kumar Rao IPS incinerated the stocks of confiscated narcotics at Police Lines Sirsa on last day of 2015, thereafter speaks about this.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Civil Hospital Sirsa Blotted by resident doctors

Civil Hospital Sirsa Blotted by resident doctors.
SIRSA NEWS 
31 December, 2015
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As the year 2015 draws to an end, 5 resident doctors of Civil Hospital Sirsa brought shame to the noble medical profession.
Five doctors have been suspended for allegedly consuming liquor in the Trauma Centre of the General Hospital here.
Sirsa Civil Surgeon Dr Suraj Bhan Kamboj confirmed Additional Chief Secretary (Health) PK Mahapatra today suspended Dr Vipul Gupta, Resident Medical Officer (RMO), Dr Viney Singla, Dr Bharat Bhushan, Dr Bharat Saharan and Dr Rahul Meghani.
The action was taken on the recommendation of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Paramjit Singh Chahal, who, on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur Brar, visited the hospital on Tuesday night to inquire into the going-on in the hospital. The SDM later submitted a report to higher authorities.
According to the report, the doctors gathered in the RMO’s room on Tuesday evening and started consuming liquor.
A patient’s relative got an inkling of the goings-on in the RMO’s room and he called the police as well as reporters of local TV channels.
The erring doctors denied having consumed liquor and said they were eating food in the room. Two policemen, who went to the hospital, said tests by breath analysers proved the doctors had not consumed alcohol.
The patient’s relative, however, accused the police of being hand in glove with the erring doctors, so he and the reporters apprised the DC of the matter.
They alleged the policemen had sprayed a room freshener provided to them by the doctors in the RMO’s room in their presence and disposed of certain incriminating articles from the room.
The SDM said the doctors refused to give their blood samples.
  [12/29/2015, 22:51] सिरसा
-अस्पताल का आपातकालीन वार्ड बना अहाता।
-ट्रोमा सेंटर के आरएमओ के कमरे में चल रही थी शराब पार्टी।
-आरएमओ के दफ्तर को बाहर से बंद कर भीतर चला रखी थी महफिल।
-मीडिया के पहुंचने के बाद भाग छूटे आरएमओ व उसके साथी।
-कमरे को बाहर से बंद कर भागे आरएमओ।
-सिरसा के नागरिक अस्पताल में डाक्टरों का कारमाना।
-मरीजों के अटेंडेंट बोले, आपातकालीन विभाग में आ रही शराब की दुर्गंध।
-पुलिस और सीएमओ मौके पर पहुंचे। 
-पुलिस की मौजूदगी में कमरे में छिड़का गया सेंट।
-कमरे से भागे आरएमओ विपुल गुप्ता व अन्य चिकित्सकों का नहीं करवाया गया मेडिकल मुआयना।
-पुलिस और सीएमओ बोले, जांच के बाद करेंगे कार्रवाई।सिरसा -डॉ विनय व डॉ भारत भूषण को ससपेंड करने की सिविल सर्जन ने सरकार से की सिफारिश ।
-दोनों चिकत्सक के खिलाफ एसडीएम की जाँच के बाद हुई करवाई ।
These doctors gathered in the RMO's room on Tuesday evening and started consuming liquor
A patient's relative got an inkling of the goings-on in the RMO's room and he informed the police and local TV channels
The doctors denied having consumed liquor and claimed they were eating food in the room
Two policemen, who went to the hospital, said tests by breath analysers proved the doctors had not consumed alcohol
The patient’s relative, however, accused the police of being hand in glove with the doctors, and took up the matter with the Deputy Commissioner.
Inputs courtesy: Sushil Manav Tribune News Service and other Print Media.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sushil Manav to participate in UNICEF workshop

Sushil Manav to participate in UNICEF workshop
SIRSA NEWS 
20 December, 2015
Pictures and Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann
Eminent senior journalist Sushil Manav will be attending an important media workshop of UNICEF to be held in Delhi NCR on 23rd and 24th December 2015.
The Media Workshop on 23rd will be concurrent to campaign launch for Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (WIFS) by UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra & Sh JP Nadha Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
Another important workshop for media will be held on 24th where apart from WIFS, the topic “Rotavirus vaccine and Routine Immunisation” will be discussed in great detail. This important vaccine will also be included in the India's national immunization programme.
Sushil Manav is senior staff correspondent of 'The Tribune' from Fatehabad and Sirsa districts since last several years but he has been assigned several times to report sensitive and important news of areas beyond these two districts.
Mr Manav is the only media person chosen from this region to participate in this important UNICEF workshop, he being a life science graduate with additional education in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, English, Law, Journalism & Mass Communication. He has sound knowledge and understanding of these fields. During previous launch of WIFS which was suspended due to various controversies, Manav had extensively reported the WIFS, and supplemented each story with correct scientific information. Mr Manav is known for his indepth research into every story especially pertaining to the fields of medicine, agriculture, science and law.

Importance of WIFS: India has the largest number of adolescents aged 10-19 years in the world - 253 million out of 1.2 billion. This age group referred as adolescents - comprise one-fifth of India’s population and are key drivers of India’s future economic growth. However, 56 per cent of girls and 30 per cent of boys in the age group of 15-19 years in India suffer from anaemia (NFHS-3). This means that 1 out of 2 young girls and 1 out of 3 young boys are anaemic.  Adolescent marriage and pregnancy is highly prevalent in India, particularly in rural areas. Anaemia has an intergenerational impact on the cycle of poverty. Anaemia during pregnancy increases the risk or mortality and illness for the mother as well as the new born. Children born to anaemic mothers often have low reserves of iron which if remains unchecked have further implications on their growth and development. In response to the problem, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India launched Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme in 2012 with the aim to reduce the prevalence and severity of nutritional anaemia in adolescent population (10-19 years). The target for WIFS is adolescent girls and boys in government/ government aided/ municipal schools, between classes 6 to 12 and out of school adolescent girls.

Inclusion of media workshop this time by UNICEF is a prudent step to disseminate correct information to the masses effectively. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Nikhil Gajraj IAS, Deputy Commissioner Sirsa, briefs media about Geeta Jayanti Celebrations to be held in Sirsa

Nikhil Gajraj IAS, Deputy Commissioner Sirsa, briefs media about Geeta Jayanti Celebrations to be held in Sirsa.
SIRSA NEWS 
18 December, 2015
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Nikhil Gajraj IAS, Deputy Commissioner Sirsa, briefed media about 3 day Geeta Jayanti Celebrations to be held in Sirsa at CDLU Multipurpose Hall. Statewide state function of Geeta Jayanti celebrations are being held from 19th to 21st December 2015. He was flanked by Parmjit Chahal, SDM Sirsa and City Magistrate Sirsa.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Year to begin with Panchayat Elections in Haryana

New Year to begin with Panchayat Elections
SIRSA NEWS 
16 December, 2015
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Below are the contents in verbatim from the Press Release of STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, HARYANA about PANCHAYAT GENERAL ELECTIONS to be held in three phases in January 2016
Panchkula, the 15th December, 2015: Sh. Rajeev Sharma, State Election Commissioner, Haryana stated that in view of the orders dated 22.09.2015 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 671 of 2015 (Rajbala & Ors. Vs. State of Haryana & Ors.), the State Election Commission, Haryana had put on hold all the activities pursuant to its notification dated 8th September, 2015 and all other notifications/orders issued subsequently in this connection till further orders. It was also ordered that the nomination papers received in respect of Zila Parishads and for the first phase elections of Panches, Sarpanches and member Panchayat Samitis, be kept intact in the office of Returning Officer for Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti concerned and in the case of Gram Panchayats nomination papers shall be kept intact in the office of Block Development and Panchayat Officer concerned till further orders.
2.                          Sh. Sharma further stated that now the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has dismissed the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 671 of 2015 vide order dated 10.12.2015. As such, the State Election Commission, Haryana has today issued the programme for the conduct of 5th Panchayat General Election of Panches, Sarpanches of Gram anchayats (except for Gram Panchayat Chhachhraulli, Radhur, Sadhura of district Yamuna Nagar, Sudhiwas, Tosham of district Bhiwani, Chandu, Budedha, Wazirpur of district Gurgaon, Nissing



(Rural) of district Karnal, Berwal Nandla of district Panchkula, Jakhal Mandi of district Fatehabad, Hassanpur of district Palwal, Samalkha of district Kurukshetra and Firozepur Jhirka (Rural) of district Mewat) and members of all Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads. The elections will be held on three phases i.e. on 10.01.2016, 17.01.2016 and 24.01.2016. The Election programme for elections to different posts of the Panchayati Raj Institutions is as under:
TIME SCHEDULE
Sr.
Programme

1st  Phase
2nd  Phase
3rd  Phase

No.













1.
Date on which notice shall be
17.12.2015
23.12.2015
30.12.2015


published
by
the    District





Election Officer
(Panchayat) in





Form 2 or 3, as the case may





be,   for
inviting   nominations





under  rule  24  of  the  Haryana





Panchayati Raj Election Rules,





1994.












2.
Dates on which Nomination
23.12.2015
30.12.2015
05.01.2016


papers shall be presented
to
to
to


under Rule 24(2)(i).
29.12.2015
04.01.2016
09.01.2016





(10.00 A.M to
(10.00 A.M to
(10.00 A.M to





3.00 P.M.)
3.00 P.M.)
3.00 P.M.)







3.
Dates on which the list of
23.12.2015
30.12.2015
05.01.2016


Nomination papers received
to
to
to


shall be pasted
under Rule
29.12.2015
04.01.2016
09.01.2016


24(2) (ii).













4.
Date by which

23.12.2015
30.12.2015
05.01.2016


Affidavit/declaration shall be
to
to
to


furnished by the candidate in
29.12.2015
04.01.2016
09.01.2016


Form 4-A & 4-B to the





concerned Returning Officer.





(Rule 27).












5.
Date on which the nomination
30.12.2015
05.01.2016
11.01.2016


papers shall be scrutinized
(10.00 A.M.
(10.00 A.M.
(10.00 A.M.


under Rule 24(2)(iii).
onwards)
onwards)
onwards)












6.
Last date for withdrawal of
01.01.2016
07.01.2016
13.01.2016










candidature by a candidate

(upto 3.00

(upto 3.00
(upto 3.00


under Rule 24(2)(iv).

P.M.)

P.M.)
P.M.)














7.
Date on which symbols shall be
01.01.2016
07.01.2016
13.01.2016


allotted to the contesting
(after 3.00 PM)

(after 3.00
(after 3.00


candidates.



PM)
PM)














8.
Date on which the list of
01.01.2016
07.01.2016
13.01.2016


contesting candidates shall be
(immediately

(immediately
(immediately


pasted under Rule 24(2)(v).

after the

after the
after the


allotment of

allotment of
allotment of








symbols)

symbols)
symbols)

9.
Date on which the poll, if any,
10.01.2016
17.01.2016
24.01.2016


shall be held under Rule
(Sunday)

(Sunday)
(Sunday)


24(2)(vi).














10.
Timing of the poll.

Between

Between
Between



7.30 A.M.

7.30 A.M.
7.30 A.M.




to

to
to



4.00 P.M.

4.00 P.M.
4.00 P.M.









11.
Counting of votes.
i).
Panches
and
Sarpanches



immediately

after the close of poll.



ii) Member Panchayat Samiti and Zila



Parishad on 28.01.2016 at 8.00 A.M at



the place specified by the concerned



District Election Officer (P).




iii)  In  case  of  repoll  of  Member



Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishads,



the Commission may change the date



and time of counting of votes.










3. He further stated that the time schedule for the election of the seats of Panches, Sarpanches and Member Panchayat Samitis shall remain phase wise, so that contesting candidates may avail almost equal time for campaigning. But, in the case of election of the seat of Member Zila Parishad, phase wise time schedule is not possible as the jurisdiction of several wards of Zila Parishads falls within the jurisdiction of two or more than two blocks. As such, the date for the publication of notice, receipt of nomination, scrutiny, symbol allotment etc. for the contesting candidates, contesting the election of the seat of Member Zila Parishad shall remain same as mentioned in the schedule of first phase, but their block wise election shall be held on 10.01.2016, 17.01.2016 and 24.01.2016.


4. The State Election Commissioner, Haryana further added that the blocks to be included in 1st, 2nd and 3rd phase shall be as under:-
Sr.
District
Blocks

Blocks
Blocks
No.

1st Phase

2nd Phase
3rd Phase
1.
Ambala
1.Barara

1.Ambala-I
1.Shahzadpur


2.Saha

2.Ambala-II
2.Naraingarh






2.
Bhiwani
1.Bhiwani

1.Tosham
1.Dadri-II


2.Dadri-I

2.Siwani
2.Loharu


3.Badhra

3.Bawani Khera
3.Kairu





4.Behal






3.
Faridabad
1.Faridabad

---
---


2.Ballabgarh









4.
Fatehabad
1. Fatehabad

1. Bhuna
1.Ratia


2.Tohana

2. Bhattu kalan
2.Jakhal






5.
Gurgaon
1.Gurgaon

1.Pataudi
---


2.Sohna

2.Farukhnagar







6.
Hisar
1.Hisar-I

1.Hansi-I
1.Adampur


2.Hisar-II

2.Hansi-II
2.Uklana


3.Narnaund

3.Barwala
3.Agroha






7.
Jind
1.Jind

1.Narwana
1.Julana


2.Safidon

2.Uchana
2.Alewa





3. Pillukhera






8.
Jhajjar
1.Jhajjar

1.Beri
--


2.Bahadurgarh

2.Matanhail





3.Salhawas







9.
Karnal
1.Assandh

1.Gharaunda
1.Karnal


2.Indri

2.Nissing
2. Nilokheri






10.
Kaithal
1.Guhla

1.Pundri
1. Siwan


2. Kaithal

2.Rajound
2. Kalayat






11.
Kurukshetra
1.Thanesar

1.Ismailabad
1.Ladwa


2.Pehowa

2.Shahabad
2.Babain






12.
M. at Narnaul
1.Ateli Nangal

1.Narnaul
1.Nizampur


2.Kanina

2.Satnail
2.Nangal


3.Sihma

3.Mahendergarh
Choudhary






13.
Mewat at Nuh
1.Punhana

1. Nagina
1. Nuh




2. Firozepur
2. Tauru




Jhirka







14.
Panipat
1.Panipat

1.Madlauda
1.Bapouli


2.Israna

2.Samalkha
2.Sanouli Khurd
15.
Panchkula
1.Pinjore
1.Barwala
-----


2.Morni
2.Raipur Rani






16.
Palwal
1.Palwal
1.Hassanpur
----


2.Prithla
2.Hathin



3.Hodal







17.
Rohtak
1.Rohtak
1.Meham
Kalanaur


2.Sampla
2.Lakhanmajra






18.
Rewari
1.Rewari
1.Nahar
1. Jatusana


2.Bawal
2.Khol






19.
Sirsa
1.Baragudha
1.Rania
1.Nathusari


2.Dabwali
2.Ellenabad
Chopta


3.Odhan

2.Sirsa





20.
Sonipat
1.Sonipat
1.Gohana
1.Ganaur


2.Kharkhoda
2.Khathura
2.Murthal


3.Mundlana

3.Rai





21.
Yamunanagar
1.Chhachhrauli
1.Sadhaura
1.Radaur


2.Jagadhri
2.Bilaspur
2.Mustafabad






5. He further stated that the candidates who have already filed the nominations as per the amendment made by the Govt. vide Notification No. Leg.15/2015 dated 7th September, 2015 need not to file fresh nominations, but have to file a fresh declaration/affidavit in Form 4-B along with required documents before the Returning Officer concerned during the period specified for the same.
6. He further stated that according to the above mentioned programme, the nomination for the seats of Panches, Sarpanches will be received at village Headquarter, Members of Panchayat Samitis shall be received at Block Headquarters and that of Zila Parishads at the District Headquarter. The scrutiny of the nomination papers shall be taken up by the Returning Officers.
7. He further stated that a candidate filing the nomination paper for contesting the election of the seat of Panch/Sarpanch/Member Panchayat Samiti/ Zila Parishad shall have to deposit an amount in Government Treasury or Sub Treasury or with the Returning Officer (Panchayat) in cash, as under, as the case may be:-

Seat
General
SC/BC



Panch
Rs.100/-
Rs.40/-



Sarpanch
Rs.200/-
Rs.100/-



Member Panchayat
Rs.300/-
Rs.150/-
Samiti





Member Zila
Rs.400/-
Rs.200/-
Parishad





8. He further stated that the counting of votes for the Panches and Sarpanches will be taken up on the same day at the polling stations itself, whereas the counting of votes for election to the offices of Members Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads would be taken up on 28.01.2016 at the place specified by the concerned District Election Officer (P).

9. He further stated that the expenditure limit of the expenditure to be incurred by a contesting candidate or his authorized election agent has been increased as under:-
Sr. No.
Post
Previous
Current


Expenditure Limit
Expenditure Limit
1.
Panch(Member of Gram
Rs. 5,000
Rs.
10,000

Panchayat)



2.(a)
Sarpanch of Gram
Rs. 15,000
Rs.
30,000

Panchayat having upto 15




Wards.



(b)
Sarpanch of Gram
Rs. 25,000
Rs.
50,000

Panchayat having more




than 15 Wards







3.
Member of Panchayat
Rs. 50,000
Rs. 1,00,000

Samiti



4.
Member of Zila Parishad
Rs. 1,00,000
Rs. 2,00,000

10. He further stated that a contesting candidate shall have to maintain account of election expenditure and submit the same within 30 days from the date of declaration of the result to the District Election Officer (Panchayat) or any other officer specified by the Commission, in the manner prescribed by the State Election Commission, failing which the defaulting candidate shall be liable to be disqualified under the Haryana Panchayati Raj


Election Expenditure (Maintenance & Submission of the Accounts) Order, 1996 for 3 years from the date of issue of such order.
11. He further stated that the election of the seats of Sarpanches and Member Zila Parishad in all the districts would be conducted by the use of EVMs; the election of Members of Panchayat Samiti in districts Panchkula and Rewari shall also be conducted by use of EVMs, for which approximately 45,000 EVMs of single post; and 1300 CUs and 2600 BUs of multi post EVMs would be used. The multi post EVMs shall only be used in Panchkula and Rewari districts. The elections of remaining seats of Panches and Member Panchayat Samitis would be conducted by the use of ballot papers and for this purpose approximately 45,000 ballot boxes would be used.
12. He further stated that there are 6,198 Gram Panchayats, 126 Panchayat Samities and 21 Zila Parishads in the State and the election of these Institutions is to be conducted in three phases. In 1st phase election there are 47 Blocks and 8,981 polling booths out of which 1,702 are sensitive and 1,801 hyper sensitive. 46,59,922 voters ( Male 25,05,710 + 21,54,212 Female) will franchise their right to vote. For this purpose approximately 44,994 polling personal, 522 Supervisory Staff and 439 Duty Magistrates will be put on duty. In 2nd phase there are 44 Blocks and 7,412 polling booths out of which 1,314 are sensitive and 1,527 hyper sensitive. 37,14,364 voters (19,97,711 Male +17,16,653 Female) will franchise their right to vote. For this purpose approximately 37,174 polling personal, 431 Supervisory Staff and 372 Duty Magistrates will be put on duty. In 3rd phase election there are 35 Blocks and 5,082 polling booths out of which 1,143 are sensitive and 1,009 hyper sensitive. 26,35,031 voters (14,01,275 Male + 12,33,756 Female) will franchise their right to vote. For this purpose approximately 25,507 polling personal, 303 Supervisory Staff and 254 Duty Magistrates will be put on duty. The district wise detail of the data is given in annexure “A”.
13. He further stated that the Model Code of Conduct in respect of the Panchayat Elections has come into force from today i.e.15.12.2015 with the announcement of the schedule in the area of Panchayati Raj Institutions where the poll is to be conducted. According to the guidelines of model code of


conduct no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may cause differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic. There shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes. The right of every individual for peaceful and undisturbed home life shall be respected. All parties and candidates shall avoid scrupulously all activities which are “corrupt practices” and offences under the election law, such as bribing of voters, intimidation of voters, impersonation of voters, canvassing within 100 meters of polling stations, holding public meetings during the 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of the poll and transport and conveyance of voters to and from polling station etc. All the political parties, contesting candidates and Government employees must follow the model code of conduct meticulously to conduct free, fair and peaceful PRI elections in the State. No Officer/Official connected with the election work shall be transferred till the completion of election process besides adhering to other requirements of Model Code of Conduct with the announcement of this schedule for elections, he added.
14. He further stated that the directions are being issued to all the District Election Officers (Panchayat) to give the widest possible publicity to the above programme by munadi in villages, issue of press notes and other handouts and also by inserting paid advertisements in the two local news papers and making publicity through electronic media, so that more and more people may come to cast their vote and elect the members of Panchayati Raj Institutions for strengthening the democracy at grass root level.
15. Paid News: Sh. Sharma informed that State Election Commission is cautious of the role of media in democracy and it’s further strengthening and made a request to the media- print as well as electronic to render their help and co-operation by refraining from allowing any undue publicity to a candidate in lieu of money or any other consideration. He emphasized that the Commission is aware of the menace of paid news and thus solicits the help and co-operation of media which is the best way to tackle it.
16. He further stated that State Election Commission will appoint Election Observers in each district to ensure smooth conduct of elections. The


Observers will be asked to keep a close watch on every stage of electoral process to ensure free and fair elections. The Election Observers have to visit the district assigned at least four times, review necessary arrangements for the conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections, hold meetings with the D.C, R.O, S.S.P, D.S.P & other officers to review law and order situation and keep check on the complaints received by D.C, R.O, S.S.P, D.S.P etc.
17. He further stated that for the purpose of effective monitoring of the election expenditure of the candidates Election Expenditure Observers shall also be appointed in each district. Expenditure Observers shall have to keep close watch on the misuse of money power and suggest remedial action to prevent the evil practice.
18. He further stated that videography of sensitive or hyper sensitive polling stations will be got done, if required.
19. He further stated that the conduct of elections involves elaborate security management. It includes ensuring the security of polling personnel, security at the polling station, security of polling materials and also the overall security of the election process. The Home Department has already been requested to deploy adequate police personnel, so that the General Election of PRIs is conducted in a free, fair, peaceful, transparent and violence free manner.
20. He further stated that complaint cells shall also be established at the office of State Election Commission, Haryana and at District Headquarters to receive day to day complaints regarding elections and their speedy disposal.
21. He further stated that perfect communication plan will be set up at headquarter as well as district level, to enable concurrent intervention and mid course correction on the poll day.
22. He further stated that the instructions have already been issued to the District Election Officers (Panchayats) to establish the sufficient number of polling stations with all basic amenities such as ramps, first aid facility, shelter,


drinking water, toilet etc., so that the electors including senior citizens, women and physically challenged persons may not suffer any inconvenience.
23. He further stated that directions have already been issued to the District Election Officers (Panchayats) not to depute the ROs/AROs/POs/APOs and other Polling Staff at his/her own village or ward. Polling parties be formed randomly, through special application software i.e. first at the time of allotting blocks to the employees actually to be deputed on polling duty and second at the time of sending polling parties to the polling booths allotted to them.

24. Sh. Sharma, State Election Commissioner, Haryana appeals to all the voters to participate to elect the Members of Panchayati Raj Institutions for strengthening the democracy at grass root level.