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Haryana to be a start-up hub

| | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Cabinet on Wednesday approved Start-up Policy to develop the State as a resourceful and inventive start-up hub of the country by supporting and assisting the new-age innovators and entrepreneurial talents across the State.

The Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also took a series of decisions to help generate employment and make the State a hub of industrial activity.

The policy, approved by the Cabinet said that it aimed at attracting investments to the tune of Rs 1500 crore in the incubation and start-up ecosystem in Haryana during the policy period, facilitating venture capital funding of a minimum of Rs 200 crore and encouraging, facilitating and incubating at least 500 start-ups.

This is to be done by creating a sustainable ecosystem of innovation, research and development and engineering in the state, aligning Haryana with the ‘Start-up India’, a flagship initiative of the Central Government, enhancing Industry-Academia Collaboration and linking universities, research institutions and the business community and promoting businesses that are aligned with a region’s unique areas of opportunity.

The policy proposes to establish a Start-up Hub in Gurugram and at least 22 technology, business incubators or accelerators, one in each district, covering the various sector as mapped with the resource strength of the region. It is proposed to develop incubation space of one million square feet across the State.

As per the policy, the State Government would work with universities, educational institutions and the industry to provide pre-trained manpower in emerging technologies and to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in all sectors.

“This would be done through academic intervention, distribution of technology kits in schools and scientific conferences for industry-institute collaboration. Universities may also introduce the concept of Student Entrepreneur in Residence wherein students who wish to pursue entrepreneurship could take a break of one year, after the first year, to pursue entrepreneurship full time,” the policy goal stated.

Haryana State Commission for Safai Karamcharis set up

The Haryana Cabinet decided to set up ‘Haryana State Commission for Safai Karamcharis’ for redressal of complaints and grievances of Safai Karamcharis.

Major functions of the commission would be to investigate, examine and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards provided for Safai Karamcharis and evaluate the working of such safeguards. It would also participate and advise on the planning process of socio-economic and educational development of Safai Karamcharis, evaluate the progress of their development, and advise the government on legislative and development policies affecting the Safai Karamcharis.

Re-employment to retired Assistant Professors and Principals

The Cabinet approved the Higher Education Department’s proposal to re-employ retired assistant professors, associate professors and principals  of government colleges after superannuation beyond 58 years of age, across the state. The re-employment would be given upto the age of 60 years. Under the process of re-employment, the retired assistant professors, associate professors and principals must not have attained the age of 59 and a half years on the date of advertisement.  Applications from retired assistant professors, associate professors and principals, who fulfill the criteria, would be invited at the headquarters for the colleges where there is shortage.

UDAY Scheme

The Cabinet accorded approval to convert the grant in aid into State Equity amounting to Rs 3892.50 crore each for financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 issued under the UDAY Scheme.

Compassionate appointment

The Cabinet decided to give compassionate appointment to Jaswanti Devi, married daughter of Martyr Rohtash Singh. She has been provided job of Clerk by relaxing the norms of the policy, which provides for employment in Class III and IV jobs to one dependent of every Haryana domicile martyr of armed or paramilitary forces.

Martyr Rohtash Singh, had died in Operation Pawan (Sri Lanka) on May 14, 1989. At that time her daughter was 12 years old.




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