Hry to review previous Hooda government's decisions
The Haryana government will review all decisions of the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda regime made after May 16, the day that Lok Sabha election results were declared, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday.
The Khattar government also announced that all ongoing recruitment would be stopped at once.
After his first cabinet meeting, Khattar said: "The Haryana government would review all the announcements and decisions pertaining to appointments or recruitments made after May 16 by the previous government."
Khattar told the media that "after proper review, those (decisions) found to be in public interest would be continued and where any discrepancies are found, the decision would be taken as per law".
He said the cabinet also decided to stop all ongoing recruitment with immediate effect.
"All cases of re-employment made during the regime of the previous government would be re-examined. I have asked to prepare a list of such re-employment so as to take further action in the next cabinet meeting," Khattar said.
However, he clarified that reviewing the decisions of the Hooda government did not mean that the new government was rejecting those.
The Hooda government had resorted to large-scale sops to all sections, including government staff, senior citizens, women, youth and others after May 16 after the Congress fared badly in the Lok Sabha polls. Most of these sops were announced before the model code of conduct for the assembly election came into force in September.
Khattar said the implementation of enhanced old age allowance and pay scales for government employees on the Punjab pattern would be implemented if found suitable after the review.
"Whatever is found suitable would be implemented and the others would be cancelled," he said.
A 40-year-old car painter was killed, while The deceased Manoj Kumar's wife and two children, were injured after a speeding SUV hit their bike near Pratap Nagar area of Yamunanagar on Thursday. The family was on their way to Poanta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. The deceased Manoj Kumar was a resident of Sasouli village. His wife Manju, 32, and children aged 10 and eight sustained injuries.
Four FIRs have been registered against a private collection company for causing financial loss to the tune of ₹28 lakh to the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam for not depositing the money it had collected from customers. The FIRs were registered on the complaints of the sub-divisional officers of Israna, Beholi, Panipat City, and Madlauda.
Five armed robbers struck at Punjab National Bank's branch in Detwal village of Mullanpur Dakha on Thursday evening and fled with Rs 13 lakh cash within four minutes. The robbers faced no resistance as the bank had no security guard. At the time, five bank employees were present in the bank. According to bank staff, two of the robbers flashed guns, while one held out a sharp-edged weapon.
Reacting to the controversy that erupted after a fair-price shop in Karnal district was found forcing customers to purchase national flags (priced at ₹20 each) before providing them ration under the public distribution system, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar clarified that no one can force ration-card holders to buy the Tricolour. “No person will be denied any service if he does not wish to purchase the national flag,” the CM said in a statement.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said legislators of the ruling BJP-JJP alliance were themselves displeased with the prevailing state of affairs. “The MLAs of the coalition have exposed their government,” Hooda said. The Congress leader said, “The government has constituted several special investigation teams (SITs) to probe the many scams unearthed in the state, but the SITs' reports never see the light of the day.”