No enhancement dues if voted back to power, says Tanwar; Is the government taking the enhancement in light?
Members of various associations of HUDA sectors staged a state-level dharna here on Sunday in protest against the enhancement settlement scheme.
The members from various districts gathered in Tau Devi Lal Park here and from there, they took out a protest march towards the HUDA office complex.
Meanwhile, state Congress president Ashok Tanwar reached the dharna site and extended his support to the protesters.
Tanwar said the Congress would include the enhancement issue in the party manifesto and assured them that the enhancement dues would go if the Congress was voted to power.
Haryana Sectors’ Confederation convener Yashvir Malik said that they had planed a seven-day programme and started it from Panipat on Sunday. Members of two districts would fast daily in protest against the one-time settlement scheme, he added.
The dharna would continue till their demands were not accepted, he said.
Residents protest erratic power supply; Is the power cut in summer justified?
Residents of various localities on Sunday protested against erratic power supply in the city.
Residents of Dabur Colony gheraoed the power substation on the Kutani road here.
They were not getting regular power supply for the past many days due to repeated snags in the transformer of the locality, said Shubham.
There was no electricity in the colony on Saturday, said Vipin, another resident of the colony. The transformer was unable to bear the load and they had urged the department to increase the load, but to no avail, he said. Azaad said water supply was also disrupted due to erratic power supply.
The protesters threatened to gherao the power corporation office if the problem was not resolved within five days.
Ashok Sharma, SDO, Chhajpur subdivision, said an estimate for new transformer would be prepared and survey would be conducted for installation of the new transformer.
Meanwhile, residents of Bhatia Colony disrupted the vehicular traffic at the Ramlal Chowk for nearly 20 minutes.
The protesters raised slogans against local MLA Rohita Rewri and power corporation officials.
However, the blockade was lifted after civil and police officials pacified the protesters and assured them to resolve their problem.
Rakesh Raheja, Anshul Kakkar, Madan, Jatin Bhatia, Subhash Chhabra, Pooja Tuteja, Kiran Sharma and other protesters said that power supply in the locality was disrupted after the transformer caught fire on Saturday night. They said water supply was also affected due to erratic power supply.
SS Deshwal, SDO, Model Town, said an alternative transformer had been installed there.
Change in Hindu Marriage Act sought; Will the government make these amendments?
Meham (Rohtak) :
A mahapanchayat organised under the aegis of an all-caste panel at the historic ‘chabutara’ of the Meham Chaubisi here on Sunday demanded a change in the Hindu Marriage Act banning same-gotra marriages. The mahapanchayat also sought ban on DJ at marriage functions, community lunch after someone’s demise and pornographic content on the internet.
The mahapanhayat organised by the Athgama Panchayat convener Shamsher Singh Kharkara was attended by representatives of various khap panchayats and other community organisations.
Community leaders pointed out that due to lack of knowledge about customs and traditions, same-gotra were taking place.
“Our social customs and traditions do not allow such marriages. The law should be based on customs and traditions. Hence, a change is required in the Hindu Marriage Act and other related rules,” they asserted.
Former MLA Sukhbir Farmana demanded a chapter on marriage be added in the school curriculum so as to apprise the students of the social aspect, customs and traditions related to the ceremony. Backward Classes Welfare Commission chairman Ram Chander Jangra also supported the demand for change in the Hindu Marriage Act.
Social activist Basant Lal Girdhar suggested that parents’ consent be made mandatory for marriage. He pointed out that same-gotra marriages could lead to genetic disorders.
The mahapanchayat also decided to reduce the mourning period on deaths from 13 to seven days.
Haryana BJP leader Ganeshi Lal is new Odisha Governor; Is this the right choice?
New Delhi :
President Ram Nath Kovind appointed BJP leaders Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan, both long associated with the RSS, as Governors of Odisha and Mizoram, respectively, as per an official statement.
Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was having additional charge of Odisha since March 21 after Governor S.C. Jamir completed his tenure.
Lal, a BJP leader from Sirsa, Haryana, is currently Chairman of BJP’s Disciplinary Committee.
He was a minister in the HVP-BJP government under Chief Minister Bansi Lal from 1996-99.
Rajasekharan would replace Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma (retd) as Governor of Mizoram after the latter completes his tenure on May 28, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in the statement.
Both Lal and BJP Kerala president Rajasekharan have been RSS activists.
While Odisha would be holding its next Assembly elections in early 2019, Mizoram would hold its elections later this December.
EWS admissions: Patwaris told to verify income proof; Should the examination be done before the EWS admission?
In view of parents submitting fake income certificates to secure admission of their wards in private schools under Rule 134-A (EWS quota), the tehsildar has issued a letter to all patwaris and kanungos of Ambala City to verify all income certificates.
The letter states: “The matter has come to the notice of the SDM that fake income certificates of maximum people are being prepared on the reports of patwaris. FIRs have also been registered in this connection. It has been observed that instead of verifying income sources of the applicant and his family, the patwaris verified on the basis of affidavit or report prepared by the MC or sarpanch.”
The patwaris have been directed to check whether the applicant owns a house or lives on rent. If he lives on rent, then how much amount he pays and in case of own house, how much rent amount does he get paid. Besides this, the patwaris have been asked to check the annual income of a family, telephone and electricity bills with their receipts, income certificate from the employer of the applicant, bank passbook, school fees receipts and copy of Income Tax return or Form J in case the applicant is a farmer.
The patwaris have been asked to verify the family income on their own and not on the basis of the report of the MC or sarpanch and send details to tehsildar’s office and adhere to the directions in the future.
Meanwhile, Kulbhushan Sharma, president of the Haryana Federation of Private Schools’ Association, said: “The SDM has directed the patwaris to be careful in future, but what about those who have prepared fake certificates this year. They should get their certificates checked. The federation has decided to approach the HC and seek action against the people and officials who have prepared wrong certificates.”
SDM Ambala City Satinder Siwatch told, “There were complaints that the patwaris were not cross-checking the claims and were relying on the reports of MCs and sarpanches, hence they have been directed to check the claims. In case the schools have some complaints they can approach the committee constituted to deal with such cases.”
Recently, several schools in Ambala claimed to have detected fake income certificates.
Have to check if applicant owns house
The patwaris have been directed to check whether the applicant owns a house or lives on rent
If he lives on rent, then how much amount he pays and in case of own house, how much rent amount does he get paid
The patwaris have been asked to check the annual income of a family, telephone and electricity bills with their receipts, income certificate from the employer of the applicant, bank passbook, school fees receipts and copy of Income Tax return or Form J in case the applicant is a farmer