Govt committed to increase state's share in defence jobs: Khattar

  • Vishal Joshi, Hindustan Times, Taraori (Karnal)
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2015 22:47 IST

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced to provide all logistic support to the Haryana youth for strengthening state's share in the Indian defence sector recruitments.

At a public gathering here, Khattar urged the Centre to upgrade a Sainik School in the state into a college to provide an apt atmosphere for the students.

The CM said there was a proposal to establish another academic institute by the defence ministry at Matanhail in Jhajjar. The state already has sainik schools in Karnal and Rewari.

"The Centre is still to decide whether the Matanhail institute should be developed as a sainik school or a military school. The Haryana government strongly supports the idea of building one of the three defence institutes as a centre of higher education. It is important to provide sainik school students a conducive atmosphere at the college level as well," he said.

Khattar said the state government was committed to support financially any project to strengthen Haryana's share in the defence forces.
"Haryana has 2% of the country's population, but it constitutes nearly 10% of the defence personnel. We have a vision to increase the recruitment by about 5% and we have a viable roadmap for the same," he said.

Khattar said the state would soon open a state-of-the-art academy for those aspiring to join National Defence Academy (NDA).

Also, a national cadet corps (NCC) academy has been planned near Gharaunda in Karnal, for which the land had been identified and this youth-oriented project was aimed at building leadership by creating an ultra-modern facility for holding camps and training NCC cadets.

Khattar said upcoming 'vyayamshalas' would provide the youth to improve their health as per the requirements of the defence forces.

Transparency in jobs.

Addressing a well-attended rally at the New Gain Market at Taraori in Nilokheri assembly segment, Khattar said that his government was committed to give jobs to the deserving candidates.

"Government jobs won't end unemployment but they are meant to strengthen public services. No political interference at any level will be allowed in giving government jobs," he said.

Industrial policy for backward areas

He said under the upcoming industrial policy, incentives would be given to those entrepreneurs who would opt to set up their units in the backward regions.

"There is no point in allowing industries in a particular area only. We are working to encourage the investors to establish their industrial units in the backward zones," he said.

More than 21 medical colleges planned

The CM said with an aim of ensuring quality medical treatment, the state government planned to equip each of the 21 districts with at least 1,500 qualified doctors.

"We have a plan to establish at least one medical college in each district. A large section of the society has a limited access to quality medical facilities and we are committed to eliminate the gap," he said.

Sops for Nilokheri

The CM accepted to establish a memorial for iconic Rajput warrior Prithvi Raj Chauhan at Taraori, where the historic battles of Tarain or Taraori between the Rajputs and the Afghan invader Mohammad Gauri were fought in 1191-92.

"If the local body can provide land for the memorial, the state government will establish a research centre to bring to fore the role of great Indian warriors in the pre-Independence struggle," he said.

Khattar also announced road-strengthening projects worth `42 crore for the Nilokheri assembly segment and announced a grant of `1 crore for laying pipeline for supply of drinking water in Taraori town.

Khattar also accepted the demand of the Nilokheri legislator Bhagwan Das Kabirpanthi to upgrade Guru Brahmanand ITI, a government institute at Nilokheri town, into an engineering college.

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