Having taken the party’s command as the Himachal Congress president, Virbhadra Singh, on Thursday reallocated works to leaders, bringing back some of his sidelined loyalists in districts and blocks. He also revoked the suspensions of several of his loyalists, which former party chief Kaul Singh Thakur had ordered.
HC notice to Punjab, Vigilance Bureau
Chandigarh: A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Punjab government and chief director of the Vigilance Bureau regarding framing of a re-employment policy. In an application, Advocate H C Arora stated that Punjab government be directed to consider the feasibility of framing a policy for not re-employing persons to the Vigilance Bureau, who have been indicted by courts or are facing criminal cases.
‘Give travel benefits to freedom fighters’
Chandigarh: A division bench of acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Jain on Thursday directed the Centre to give surviving freedom fighters and their spouses travel concession at par with war widows, while travelling in government airlines. Advocate HC Arora had filed a PIL seeking the issuance of appropriate directions to the Centre. The Centre has been asked to submit its response on September 20.
Green industries not under consent body
Chandigarh: Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has decided that green category industries will be kept out of the purview of consent management, but will have to install pollution control devices. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of HSPCB held on Thursday under the chairmanship of P K Gupta, chairman of the Board.
Rs 2,800-crore for Shivalik board
Chandigarh: The Haryana government claims to have spent Rs 2,800 crore to ensure overall development of area falling under Shivalik Development Board. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda directed the Board officers to earmark adequate funds for irrigation and soil conservation.
Schools to offer vocational courses
Chandigarh: Haryana is set to become the first state to offer vocational courses at school-level for students under National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework scheme. Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will launch a pilot project on September 3 in Gurgaon