M A I N   N E W S

Hooda govt decisions under review: Khattar
Geetanjali Gayatri
Tribune news Service

Chandigarh, October 27
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today showed his intention to re-visit the decisions of the previous Congress regime.

Announcing stalling of all on-going recruitments initiated by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led government, Khattar said the Cabinet had decided to review appointments as also announcements made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections.

This “hold-up” on implementation will also extend to the hike in old-age pension and pay scales on the Punjab pattern to government employees from November 1, a Cabinet decision cleared just days before polls were announced in Haryana.

In his first media interaction after taking over as chief minister and chairing the first Cabinet meeting, Khattar emphasised that for his government a “welfare-oriented agenda” was priority as opposed to “vendetta politics”. Replying to a question on whether his government would proceed to investigate land deals involving Robert Vadra as suggested by his cabinet colleagues, Khattar remained non-committal. “Any complaints received will be looked into. If these have substance, the law will take its course,” Khattar said.

Unhappy with re-employment of bureaucrats made liberally during the Congress tenure, the chief minister stated, "The Congress government not only appointed retired bureaucrats but issued letters to a few others in advance. I have asked for a list of re-employments made during the previous government’s rule to take further action at the next Cabinet meeting.”

After the review, decisions found suitable would be implemented while the rest would be cancelled. However, the present state government would take care of the interest of its employees.
M L Khattar, haryana cm

Session from Nov 3
Haryana Cabinet, which met under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, also decided that the first Vidhan Sabha session of the newly constituted Assembly would begin on November 3. It is likely to continue till November 5 depending upon the business.

Other decisions
Setting up of a chair at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, in the name of former Deputy CM of Haryana Dr Mangal Sein on the occasion of his birth anniversary observed today
October 31 to be observed as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (national unity day) in the memory of national leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel whose birth anniversary falls on that day.
Educational institutions to celebrate the occasion by administering Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge and organising 'Run for Unity'.





HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |