Haryana officers,in whose tenure,government land was encroached upon,are likely to face the music as the states Public Health Engineering Minister,Kiran Choudhry,on Wednesday sought a detailed report on all such encroachments. Presiding over a meeting here,to review ongoing projects,Choudhry asked superintending engineers to lodge written complaints against officers,in whose tenure the encroachments took place.
While reviewing the departments achievements for 2012-13,the minister sought action plans from superintending engineers within a month. Expressing concern over the delay in execution of the canal-based scheme,Choudhry directed the financial commissioner and principal secretary,Sarban Singh,to take up the matter with the irrigation department and ensure timely completion of the schemes.
The minister also directed the officers to take maximum projects under NABARD schemes. She also directed the engineer-in-chief to send projects regarding augmentation of rural water supply for the districts of Hisar and Sirsa to the government for a loan from NABARD.
Will promote education: Hooda
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the state was committed to promoting education and added that the number of private and public universities in the state,which have risen to 30 from a mere five in 2004-05,were an indication of the governments efforts. Besides,479 new technical institutes have also been opened during the same period,the chief minister said. Hooda was speaking during the first convocation of the O P Jindal Global University in Sonepat,where he also gave away degrees to LLB,LLM and MBA students on Tuesday evening.