Support Reservation For Economically Backward: Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar

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Support Reservation For Economically Backward: Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar

File Photo: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Faridabad:  Haryana government today termed reservation a social issue and said it was willing to support the financially weak people from all the communities.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the government was willing to support the financially weak people from all the communities, and wants to provide equal opportunity to each and every person of the society.

"Reservation is a social issue, and the government has called for suggestions by all the political parties on the matter of reservation," Mr Khattar told reporters in Faridabad.

Speaking about bringing transparent system in appointments in government jobs, the chief minister said the government was totally committed to make the system transparent.

He further said 50,000 jobs would be created for youth in the state out of which the process of selection has already begun for 30,000 jobs.

Police Amendment bill has been passed and now the appointments in police department would be done through Haryana Staff Selection Commission, he added.

Talking about reform agenda, Mr Khattar said, an amendment has been made to the provision of collegiums in the societies act. Earlier, the collegiums were required for a society of 300 members, which has now been raised to 1000 members.

He also said on Monday some bills, including the one to make amendment in the Panchayat Raj Amendment bill to make basic qualification mandatory for a man to contest the panchayat elections, would be introduced in the Assembly.

The government was looking forward to make the basic qualification mandatory for the members of the Panchayat too.

This, he said, would enable better coordination of Panchayat with the local administration.

Speaking about industries moving out of the state, Mr Khattar said, the new industrial policy has been formulated to support the industry so that they prosper in the state itself and not move out.

The government was taking all steps to motivate industries invest more money in the industries of the state, he said, adding that his recent trips to the US and Canada ended positively.

"Teams from two companies from there would be coming to explore the possibilities of investing in the state," he said.

Mr Khattar also elaborated about the proposed changes in the labour laws saying, in three months, a new labour policy would be introduced, which would help in resolving all the disputes in a manner so that the cases don't go to the courts.

About the problem of builders, he said it was very evident and a policy in this regard would be introduced shortly.

To motivate industries to take care of their workers, the Chief Minister said the government proposes to give incentives of Rs 36,000 annually, per person to those industry who takes care of its workers.

He said an amount of Rs 146 crore has already been released for providing clean drinking water to the residents of South Haryana.

The chief minister also proposed to allow an interest free loan to sugar mills for six months to help them survive, saying Narayangarh Sugar mills, however, was out of the context of this facility.

Apart from Mr Khattar, Cabinet Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Seema Trikha, MLA Faridabad Vipul Goel, MLA Ballabgarh, Moolchand Sharma were also present.

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