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Friday, 14 August 2020

Panchayat land encroachers to pay heavy penalty now

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh August 13

The state Cabinet, at a meeting under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Thursday, decided to get tough with panchayat land encroachers by substantially increasing the penalty by according approval to amendment to the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1956.

The existing penalty ranges between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 per hectare and it will be increased to not less than the amount equal to 1 per cent of the collector rate of the land per year and not exceeding 10 per cent of the current rate keeping in view the lease value of the land. This will make the penalty a real deterrent against the encroachers upon shamlat lands.

Nod to final report on Metro

In order to provide Metro connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, the Cabinet on Thursday accorded approval to the final detailed project report of the Metro rail connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in Gurugram at a cost Rs 6,821.13 crore.

The total length of the corridor shall be about 28.80 km, consisting of 27 elevated stations.

Honorarium for retirees

The Haryana Government has decided to give honorarium to the retirees of the government-aided schools, who retired between July 28, 1988, and May 10, 1998, through Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya honorarium scheme.

As per the decision, a retired principal will get an honorarium of Rs 20,000 per month, headmaster Rs 18,000 per month, lecturers Rs 16,000 per month, masters/Hindi/Punjabi/Sanskrit/Urdu teachers Rs 14,000 per month and JBTs/drawing teachers/ PTIs/ cutting and tailoring teachers, etc will get Rs 12,000 per month.

Amendment introduced

The Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval to the amendments in Haryana Civil Services Rules. It accorded approval to draft an ordinance or/and bill for amendment to Section 421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act-1994, regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Mayors elected prior to October 4, 2018.

Transfer of control

The government has decided to transfer the administrative control of the Haryana Space Application Centre from the Science and Technology Department to the Citizen Resources Information Department.

from The Tribune

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