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Govt hikes prize money for medal winners

chandigarh Updated: Jul 31, 2014 16:08 IST
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In yet another dole for sportspersons, the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday enhanced the award money for winners of medals at Asian and Commonwealth Games.

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that now winners of gold, silver and bronze medals at the Asian Games would get ` 2 crore, ` 1 crore and ` 50 lakh instead of ` 25 lakh, ` 15 lakh and ` 10 lakh, respectively.

Similarly, for winners of gold, silver and bronze in Commonwealth Games, the award money has been raised to ` 1 crore, ` 50 lakh and ` 25 lakh instead of ` 15 lakh, ` 10 lakh and ` 5 lakh, respectively, given earlier.

He said that for Olympics medal winners, the state government has already announced to give ` 5 crore for gold winner, ` 3 crore for silver winner and ` 2 crore for bronze winner.

Hooda said that at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, sportspersons from Haryana have won 8 medals, including three gold and five silver.


Announcing government jobs to certain outstanding sportspersons, the chief minister said Sanjeev Rajput who is an outstanding shooter has been appointed as inspector in police department. Kabaddi player constable Ramesh Kumar, wrestler Anil Kumar have also been appointed as inspectors. Kabaddi player Parmila Devi has been appointed as sub-inspector in recognition of her outstanding contribution.


The cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to fix rate of sale of two kanal (1,210 square yards) of government land to Brahmin Sabha and four kanal (2,420 square yards) to Sri Singh Sabha, Fatehabad.

The land measuring two kanal being allotted to Brahmin Sabha for construction of Brahmin Dharamshala at the collector rate of ` 6,300 per square yard at a total cost of ` 76.23 lakh has the condition that it will be used only for construction of Brahmin dharamshala and no commercial activity will be undertaken. The cabinet also approved the proposal to sell four kanal of land to Sri Singh Sabha for construction of a gurdwara at a collector rate of ` 6,300 per square yard (`1.52 crore) with the condition that it will be used only for construction of gurdwara and no commercial activity will be undertaken.


The government has revised its scheme for grant of maternity leave to its female employees engaged on contract basis. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday. An official spokesman said that now a woman employee whose services have been hired on contract basis in a lawfully authorised manner shall be entitled to fully paid maternity leave up to a maximum of six months or till the currency of the subsisting contract, whichever is earlier. A woman employee who already has two living children before her contractual engagement, shall not be entitled to the benefit of maternity leave. This leave shall be admissible subject to completion of minimum three months service. The head of department concerned shall be competent to grant maternity leave in terms of these instructions.


The cabinet on Wednesday decided to take over the Pitamah Kanha Singh Degree College, Kanina, in Mahendergarh. It was decided that the land, along with building and other assets of the society, will be transferred to the department of higher education free of cost. The state government will not accept any financial liability prior to take over of the college.

The Shiksha Samiti, Kanina, will be responsible for this, which is running the college at present. Only those teaching and non-teaching staff members, who fulfill the UGC norms, will be taken on government roll with effect from May 2014. No staff will be taken beyond the staffing norms and against posts which do not exist in the government. Also, in the interest of students, the government will make admissions from the current academic session in only those courses that would be found viable and sustainable. Till such time the government steps in, the society would continue to run the college even if the land or building
is taken over by the municipality.


The cabinet on Wednesday decided to revise the norm of annual income of displaced families from Kashmir and also that of the tenure of giving financial assistance to such families. It was decided to increase the maximum annual income from all sources of the displaced families from Kashmir from the present level of ` 50,000 to ` 2 lakh per annum. Also, it was decided that the financial assistance be given for five years instead of the present tenure of two years. The financial assistance would be given at a rate of ` 1,000 per month per member of the family subject to a maximum assistance of ` 5,000 per month per family.


The government on Wednesday re-appointed Sunil Parti as additional media adviser to the chief minister.

Parti who was once close to former minister Venod Sharma had resigned from the post during the Lok Sabha polls.