‘Those get arms licence issued in Haryana will have to take one-week training from Police Dept’
Taking another step towards making maximum use of Information Technology in citizen services, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday gave go-ahead to the process of making Arms Licence online.
The decision was taken in the review meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister, regarding the arms licence in Chandigarh. The decision was taken in the meeting that those who get arms licence issued will have to take at least one-week training in arms and firing from the Police Department.
At the same time, Khattar directed that the application process of arms licence should be linked with the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). “For this, NIC, Citizen Resource Information Department, and the Home Department will work together,” said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister was assured that the entire process will be completed in two months and the portal could be launched on July 1.
The Chief Minister was apprised that besides firing ranges of Haryana Police in Sirsa, Narnaul, Jind and Kurukshetra, training can also be imparted at the Police Training Centres of Madhuban, Karnal, Bhondsi, Gurugram, Sunaria in Rohtak and Rohtak in the beginning.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister also presided over a meeting of the High-Powered Purchase Committee (HPPC) and Department High Powered Purchase Committee (DHPPC) and approved the purchases of goods and items to be procured by various departments worth more than Rs 450 crore.
Khattar, addressing the media persons, said that a total of 17 agendas of eight departments — Irrigation and Water Resources, Civil Aviation, Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation (HREC), Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPLN), Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), HAREDA and New and Renewable Energy, Printing and Stationary — were tabled in the meeting, of which 14 were approved.
Responding to a query, the Chief Minister said that in the last two days, there have been no power cuts and soon, the State Government will start getting additional power from the Bhakra power plant as well.
The Chief Minister, regarding Panchayat elections, said that all the required formalities have been completed by the State Government; and now, the Election Commission has to take a final call on this as to when to hold the elections.
Also expressing concern over the recent incidents in Punjab, Khattar said: “Given security concerns, Haryana is also keeping a close vigil to ensure law and order situation remains intact.”
On the issue of giving water to Delhi, Chief Minister said that Delhi is getting its legitimate share from Haryana, keeping aside the fact that whether Haryana will get water share from Punjab or not.