Hry House passes many Bills, tough law to control organised crime

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Hry House passes many Bills, tough law to control organised crime

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

On the concluding day of the Monsoon Session, the last session of this House before the state goes to polls in October, Haryana Assembly on Tuesday passed several Bills, including a Bill to set up a Sports University in the state.

Control of Organised Crime

Haryana Vidhan Sabha passed the Haryana Control of Organised Crime Bill, 2019 to make special provisions for prevention and control of, and for coping with criminal activity by organized crime syndicate or gangs.

"In view of the emerging situation of organized crime in the state, it has become imperative to introduce a similar legislation in the state which ensures effective legal action against the gangsters, leaders and members of organized criminal gangs. There is a rising consensus among the policy makers and internal security experts that such criminal activities require stringent law for effective tackling," the Bill said.

Special legislations have already been enacted in some states. Maharashtra had enacted Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act in 1999 which was subsequently adopted by the National capital territory of Delhi. The State of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka have also enacted their respective Acts.

"Such a strong legislation would also suitably empower the police in a lawful manner to take strong and deterrent but lawful action against the criminals. Special provisions also need to be enacted for forfeiture of the property acquired from proceeds of crimes and to create a provision for special courts and special prosecutor for handling the trials of offences under this Act,' the Bill said.

Sports University of Haryana Bill

The Bill seeks to establish and incorporate a Sports University in the state, a specialized university, to promote sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching besides functioning as the training centre for select sports disciplines by adopting best international practices and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The headquarters of the University would be at Rai in district Sonipat and it may have outlying campuses, colleges, regional centres and study centres at such other places in the state.

The University seeks to evolve as an institute of advanced study in the field of physical education and sports sciences. It will provide for research and development and dissemination of knowledge in physical education and sports sciences by providing specially designed academic and training programmes in various areas of physical education and sports sciences and training in advanced technologies of sports.

Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Amendment Bill

The Bill passed by the Assembly amends the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015 plugging the loopholes.  The amendment in the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015 has been made on the initiative of Haryana Gau Seva Aayog due to the fact that criminals booked under this act were taking the advantage of flexibility or ambiguity in the provisions mentioned under this Act and easily got their vehicles released in superdari. Due to flexible provisions, criminals booked under this Act were able to secure their acquittals from the Court. Therefore Section 16 of the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015 has been amended by changing the word “cow” to “cow or beef” thus adding the word ‘beef’ which was missing in all places in Section 16 of the Act.

Recruitment to Group D posts

Haryana Vidhan Sabha passed the Haryana Group D Employees (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2019 to make amendment in a previous Act.  This has an object of providing uniformity in qualifications for various Group D posts criteria, introduction of provision in preparing waiting list, uniformity in fixation of seniority, probation, provision of appeal in case of discharge, promotion, appointment by recruitment, by way of transfer and resignation.

EMPLOYMENT TO LOCAL YOUTH, A PRIORITY SAYS KHATTAR

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar said that to ensure that the State youth get the maximum employment opportunities, it has been decided to provide more facilities to those industries that would provide employment to the local youth.

Giving his reply on the concluding day of Monsoon Session of Vidhan Sabha here, he said that 69,000 jobs have so far been provided by the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC). This, he said, is in addition to the jobs provided by the Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC). Apart from this, about 3.50 lakh people have got employment in Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State.

The Chief Minister said that the present State Government has taken several initiatives for the welfare of employees. He said that though the previous governments in the State made large scale recruitment through back door entry, the present State Government has ensured that they are not removed from the services. He said that despite of judgement by the Supreme Court against the Guest Teachers, the present State Government has enacted a new Act which allows continuity of their services till they attain the age of retirement.

He said that the present State Government has also given jobs of HCS to 38 non-tainted candidates out of 102 candidates in the year 2016, even though there selection was made in the year 2004.  Similarly, 5000 youth of Haryana Industrial Security Force (HISF) selected earlier have been appointed as SPOs. Apart from this, 2189 computer teachers and 2315 lab assistant have also been allowed to continue their services.

The Chief Minister said about 66,000 youth has been provided 100 hour work under the Saksham Scheme. Out of these, 22,000 youth have got regular employment, he added.  He said that the employees are well aware of the fact that only the present State Government is their real well wisher.

NEW SCHEME FOR CONSERVATION OF ELECTRICITY

Haryana Chief Minister said that the State Government has prepared a new scheme for the conservation of electricity under which energy efficient pumps sets of 5 star rating would be installed in the State. 

Giving his reply on the concluding day of Monsoon Session of Vidhan Sabha here, Khattar said that electricity connections have been released to all those consumers who have applied under the Tatkal Scheme except nine due to technical reasons.

He said 5 star rating pump sets would be of latest technology and would help saving electricity upto 30 per cent. The Power Department would purchase these pump sets from a reputed company through tendering process.

He said farmers would be required to pay nominal amount for these pump sets while the balance amount would be paid by the State Government.

 A warranty of five years would also be provided to the farmers for the pump sets, he added. He said that after the implementation of the scheme in the first phase, old meters would also be replaced.

GOVT COMMITTED TO GET WATER THROUGH SYL

Giving his reply to a question, Khattar said that the State Government is committed to get its share of water through the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal adding that Haryana’s stand on the river water is very clear and there would be no comprise on this issue. Next hearing of the case in Supreme Court (SC) is scheduled to be held on September 3, 2019, he added.

He said that following   the Apex Court’s direction to Chief Ministers of both the States (Haryana and Punjab) to constitute committee of officers of their respective states to deliberate upon the implementation of execution orders of the Court regarding the construction of SYL Canal, Haryana has constituted a three-member committee headed by Principal Secretary, Irrigation and Water Resources. “Our stand regarding getting Haryana’s share of water through SYL is very clear and we would not make any compromise on this issue”, he asserted.

The Chief Minister said that the Presidential Reference on the SYL Canal was pending in the Supreme Court for many years and it was the present state government that strongly pleaded the case in the court and ensured its early hearing. As a result of this, the Court has given its decision in favour of Haryana.

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