Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs Keshni Anand Arora said that all the Anganwadis in the State have been directed to ensure the supply of dry ration of one month at the door steps of the beneficiaries during the next three days. The Finance Department is releasing Rs 500 crore to all the Municipalities to effectively deal with the present crisis situation and all Deputy Commissioners would ensure that the funds are used only for maintaining essential services, she added.
Mrs Arora was presiding over the meeting of Crisis Coordination Committee here today.
She said that for the smooth distribution of dry ration to the beneficiaries of Anganwadis, Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) would be authorised to issue area and date bound passes to the Anganwadi workers. Apart from this, detailed instructions have been issued by the Police Department regarding uninterrupted movement of trucks carrying essential items. Three DSPs have been deputed round the clock in the control room set up in Panchkula so as to ensure that the movement of vehicles carrying essential items is not hindered. Apart from this, Director, Industries and Commerce, Dr Saket Kumar would be the Nodal Officer for redressing the transit and other related problems of industries of essential goods and services.
Mrs Arora directed the Social Justice and Empowerment Department to prepare the list of disabled, destitute and orphan children so that the officers and officials of the department could personally visit them to enquire about their wellbeing and ensure that they are getting all necessary facilities. She also directed the Deputy Commissioners to circulate the helpline numbers started in their respective districts to Resident Welfare Associations, Village Sarpanches etc. so that people did not face any difficulty in availing the benefit of various essential services. She said all-out efforts should be made to trace the foreign returned persons of the State who are missing or untraceable. Similarly, those who are in the quarantine be contacted at the earliest to ensure that their health is being regularly monitored by the health officials. Apart from this, she also directed Deputy Commissioners to visit COVID-19 hospitals set up in the state and take stock of the facilities available there.
It was also informed that in view of retirements this month, if the Deputy Commissioners, Heads of the Departments and Additional Chief Secretaries wants the services of any employee to be extended, their services would be extended with the prior approval of the competent authority on case to case basis. It was informed that those who are retiring this month would not be required to make frequent round of offices for NOC and retirement dues. A provision has been made as per which the pension and retirement benefits would be automatically deposited in their bank accounts. It is informed that there is enough cash available in the ATMs in the state.
It was informed that food packets in adequate numbers are being distributed to the workers in unorganized sectors. Instructions have been issued to the Deputy Commissioners concerned to ensure the opening of fertilizer shops and handling of rates and also smooth movement of surveyors of insurance companies engaged in the work of determining loss of crop for the purpose of compensation to farmers. They would also ensure hassle free movement of combined harvesters especially in the districts bordering Punjab.
It was also informed that there is enough stock of Dal and mustard oil available in the state. The District Food and Supplies Controllers have been directed that in case any private wholesaler required the stock of Dal and mustard oil, they could place their orders to NAFED. Similarly, all the oil mills in the state are operational and any wholesaler could get required stock by placing the order. The free ration for the month of April 2020 to be given to those living below poverty line and poor people of other categories would reach to the concerned depot by April 5, 2020.
Haryana Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora told about Anganwadis process
Among those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr Dhanpat Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies Consumer Affairs, Mr P.K Das, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Mr Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Power, Mr T.C Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr T.V.S.N Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Mr Alok Nigam, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr S.N. Roy, Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Anand Mohan Sharan, Principal Secretary, General Administration Department, Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Secretary, Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs Departments, Mr Nitin Yadav, Secretary, Home-I Department, Mr T.L. Satyaprakash, DGP Mr Manoj Yadava, Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Mr P.C Meena, Chief Administrator, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mr J. Ganeshan and Director, Medical Education and Research, Mr Dusmanta Kumar Behera.