To provide affordable housing at predetermined rates within a specified time frame,the Haryana government on Tuesday announced Affordable Housing Policy-2013 to make available mass dwelling units in urban areas.
The houses,to be constructed by private builders to whom the state will grant licenses,will have to be handed over to beneficiaries within four years. Under the policy,the government aims at providing 1.25 lakh flats having a carpet area of about 500 sq ft each (built-up area of about 600 sq ft) in urban centres. The decision was approved by the Haryana cabinet on Tuesday.
While speaking to mediapersons,Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said: The size of the apartments will be between 28 sq m to 60 sq m carpet area. The maximum allotment rate for units will be Rs 4,000 per sq ft in Gurgaon,Faridabad,Panchkula and Pinjore-Kalka; Rs 3,600 per sq ft in other high and medium potential towns and Rs 3,000 per sq ft in the remaining low potential towns.
In case a developer fails to meet the four-year deadline,his bank guarantee will be forfeited and his license terminated. The project is required to be completed within four years from the date of approval of building plans or grant of environment clearance,whichever is later,beyond which renewal of licence will not be allowed, Hooda added.
The allotment of units will be undertaken under close scrutiny of a committee chaired by the concerned deputy commissioner.
z The Monsoon session of Haryana Assembly will begin from September 6.
z Nod to regularisation of services of washing boys,watchmen,helpers and storekeepers appointed during strike of 1993 in transport department. At least 210 contractual workers will benefit.
z Nod to Ordinance for establishment of Indira Gandhi University at Meerpur in Rewari.
z Nod to Stage Carriage Scheme,which will provide efficient road transport service in the state. As many as 3,519 permits will be offered on about 1000 routes to private operators under the scheme.
z Basic computer literacy made mandatory as a necessary qualification for clerks and stenographers.
Haryana cancels Teej celebrations
In wake of the Uttarakhand tragedy,the Haryana government has decided not to hold the state-level Teej celebrations in Haryana. The celebration was scheduled for August 10 at Haryana Raj Bhawan.
Haryana to create new posts for sportspersons
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SPORTSPERSONS from Haryana will now be accommodated in five major departments depending upon their performance. While Olympic gold medalists will get Group A post in the departments of home,sports and youth affairs,school education and development and panchayats,silver and bronze medal winners will be considered for appointment to Group B posts in these departments. Asian and Commonwealth gold medalists will also get Group B posts.
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday. In an unprecedented move,the government also decided that vacancies for such medal winners will be created in the departments in addition to the regular cadre strength.
Participants in Olympic Games,silver and bronze medal winners of Asian and Commonwealth games and medal winners at world and Asian championships will be considered for appointment to Group C post in these departments. Under the policy,players who have achieved such feats after March 5,2005 will be considered.