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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 07:45:24 AM »
Each Haryanavi carries Rs 26,570 debt
Public debt of state govt rises to nearly ~67,000 cr this year
Deepender Deswal/TNS

Hisar, January 2
As the debt of the Haryana Government increased to nearly Rs 67,000 crore this year, each citizen of the state owes Rs 26,570 in debt. However, nearly 68 per cent of the borrowings came in the past four years.

The data, procured by Hisar-based RTI activist Vijay Gupta from the state Finance Department, reveals that not only the accumulated debt has increased, but also the state government took higher amount of loan per year after 2008-09.

Gupta, who is the district convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), got the information after nearly eight months following the intervention of the state Information Commission. He said a huge public debt indicated the financial strain on the state exchequer and also the common citizen.


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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 07:46:14 AM »
“The data belies the claims of the state government about its steady fiscal position. Financial mismanagement and corruption are the obvious reasons behind the deteriorating financial condition as the state government has been banking heavily on debt with the loan liabilities going up every year,” he said. "Every year, nearly 9 per cent of the expenditure goes in interest payment,” he added.

Prof NK Bishnoi, head, Economic and Business Analysis, Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, dispelled the doubts of any financial strain on the state exchequer and maintained that with the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) around Rs 3,53,440 crore for 2012-13, there was nothing to worry about the debt.

Prof Bishnoi, who was a consultant for the 3rd and 4th state Finance Commission, says devil lies in the ratio between the public debt and the GSDP -- and not the accumulated debt-- where Haryana is in a comfortable position. “In fact, the debt-GSDP ratio is all time low as the debt liability stands at 16.47 per cent of the GSDP. The debt-GSDP ratio was 24.12 in 2005-06 which had steadily and gradually come down in the past nine years which is a sign of good financial management,” he remarked.

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 07:46:29 AM »
Kejriwal's entry into politics a revolution: Youth Cong leader
Tribune News Service

Fatehabad, January 2
President of the Sirsa parliamentary constituency unit of the Youth Congress Anandbir Singh Gillankhera said today that the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal in the political arena was a revolution and a welcome sign for democracy.

Gillankhera, who was invited to judge an inter-college declamation contest on the ‘Role of voters in a democracy at Manohar Memorial Post Graduate College, Fatehabad, said even though he represented a party that the Aam Aadmi Party defeated in Delhi, he hailed Kejriwal's success as a citizen of the country.

“Kejriwal’s emergence in the political arena has given a hope to thousands of countrymen, who have now started believing that their vote can bring about a change in the political system. If he succeeds, the country will progress in leaps and bounds, but his failures will shatter common man’s faith in the power of vote,” Gillankhera said. Effusive in his praise for Kejriwal, Gillankhera quoted him several times during his speech and said leaders of all political parties needed to learn a lesson from him.

He said there had been enough of voting on the basis of castes in Haryana and urged the people to vote for the right candidates irrespective of his caste, creed or political alliance. Meanwhile, Kanupriya Nagpal and Mandeep Kaur were jointly adjudged the first position, Charu Mehta second and Karandeep Singh third in the declamation contest.

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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 07:46:42 AM »
Mahasabha gives 2-day ultimatum to police
Tribune News Service

Karnal, January 2
The Chamar Mahasabha today came out in support of Shivam’s family and gave an ultimatum of two days to the police to arrest the remaining accused.

Shivam, a resident of Chora village, had committed suicide on December 17. The police had registered a case against sarpanch Rajinder and others for abetting the suicide. Later, the sarpanch was arrested.

Villagers and sarpanches of the Gharonda block came forward to support Rajinder and had gherao the residence of the Superintendent of Police, met the Chief Minister and also set on an infinite dharna outside the BDPO’s office at Gharonda.

Mahasabha leaders also declared to boycott the sarpanches sitting on the dharna.

Mahasabha president Harpal Chandel said the Shivam’s family had alleged that he took the extreme step after he was humiliated by the accused at the panchayat. “But so far, the police have arrested only the sarpanch and other accused are still at large,” he said.

“We gave a two-day ultimatum to the police to arrest the accused, if our demand is not met, we will resort to protest,” he said.

“A 21-member committee has been constituted to fight the case,” he added.

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 07:46:59 AM »
Corruption personal matter of officers, says government
Sunit Dhawan / TNS

Rohtak, January 2
The state government has maintained that indulging in corrupt practices was a personal matter and disclosure of such information would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of the officers concerned.

Stating this, the office of the Deputy Secretary (Personnel) outrightly denied providing any information sought by a Rohtak-based RTI organisation in this regard.

In an application submitted under the RTI Act, Subash, convener of the Haryana Soochna Adhikar Manch, had sought information about IAS, IPS, IRS, HCS and HPS officers serving in the state who had faced corruption charges between January 1, 2000, and October 31, 2013.

He wanted to know what action had been taken against such officers by the government and how many of them had been promoted or demoted after the levelling of corruption charges against them.

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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 07:47:13 AM »
Curiously, the reply furnished by the office of the Deputy Secretary stated that: “The application in respect of IAS and HCS officers is personal in nature and is exempt under the provisions of section 8(1)(j) of the Right To Information Act. It further maintained that the performance of an employee in an organisation was primarily a matter between the employee and the employer and normally those aspects are governed by the service rules, which fall under the expression “personal information” the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest.

“On the other hand, the disclosure (of such information) would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy of that individual,” the RTI reply remarked.

Subhash maintained that he filed another application to the First Appellate Authority - the State Public Information Officer-cum-Secretary to the Government of Haryana - but failed to get the desired information as the said authority also maintained that the disclosure of names of corrupt officers and action taken against them was a matter of privacy between the employee and the employer.

“The stance of the top state authorities raises suspicion as how can divulging the details of corrupt officers who have faced corruption charges, jailed and their names published in the media can amount to breach of privacy,” questioned the RTI activist.

He said he had he had filed a complaint against both government agencies with the State Information Commissioner, seeking suitable action against those shielding corrupt officers in the name of privacy.

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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 07:47:34 AM »
Animal activists oppose Gorakhpur nuclear project
Demand redressal of wildlife conservation issue
Tribune News Service

Fatehabad, January 2
Animal rights activists belonging to the Bishnoi community are up in arms against the government’s proposal to lay the foundation stone of the proposed nuclear power project at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad before implementing any conservation plan for hundreds of wildlife, particularly blackbucks living in the area.

The government had announced that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would lay the foundation stone of the Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna (GHAVP) in the second week of January.

Sushil Bishnoi, president of the Fatehabad District Bar Association, has written to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to address the issue of wildlife conservation before going ahead with the project.

Bishnoi said over 100 blackbucks live in site acquired for the nuclear power project and nearly 300 such animals had their natural habitat in land acquired for a colony of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at Badopal in Fatehabad.


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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 07:47:50 AM »
He said before granting clearance to the NPCIL for the project, the Environment and Forest Ministry had got a survey conducted from scientists of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun.

The WII report, he said, clearly stated that the NPCIL should leave the colony site for setting up of a conservation reserve for blackbucks.

Seeking wildlife haven

* The government has proposed to lay the foundation stone of the nuclear power project at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad

* Animals rights activists claim over 100 blackbucks live in the area acquired for the project

* They have demanded a conservation plan for wild animals before going about the plan

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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 07:48:06 AM »
Jawan held on abduction charge

Rewari, January 2
The police have arrested an Army jawan in the abduction case of a 17-year-old girl from Palhawas village in the district last evening. The girl was allegedly abducted on July 6 last year.

Samunder Singh of Rohtak district was today produced in court which remanded him in 14-day judicial custody. Sources said Samunder, in connivance with his brother, alleged abducted the girl whom Jogender wanted to marry. —OC

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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 07:48:19 AM »
Father-son duo gets life term
Tribune News Service

Ambala, January 2
Additional Sessions Judge RC Dimri today sentenced a man and his son to life imprisonment for murdering an Army man over a trivial issue at Rajoli village in March 2011. The court has also imposed a heavy penalty on the accused.

Kamaljit and his son Prem killed Kamalpreet Singh, who was posted with the Bengal Regiment, at Rajoli village in March 2011, when Kamalpreet visited the village on leave. Kamaljit and Prem picked up a quarrel with the victim over supplying water to their fields.

Later, the father-son duo attacked Kamalpreet with sharp-edged weapons. Kamalpreet succumbed to his injures in the hospital.

After examining the evidence put on record, the court held the two guilty of the crime and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

 

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