Manohar Lal Khattar Current Affairs - 2019

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Haryana: Child Care Institutes being run in the state renamed as ‘Jagannath Ashrams’

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 25th December 2018 has announced the renaming of Child Care Institutes being run in the state as Jagannath Ashrams. The announcement was made by the chief minister at the during a dance competition organised by women wing of All India Vaish Federation.

Why the renaming?

Announcing his decision the Chief Minister said that since all the Child Care Institutions have a similar goal of all-round development of the children, it would be appropriate to give a single name to all. The announcement was made with the consent of representatives of the institutions and children present there.

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Haryana Government sets educational qualification for municipal polls

Haryana Government has decided to fix a minimum educational qualification for aspirant of contesting urban local bodies (ULB) elections in the state on the lines of panchayat polls.

Decision in this regard was taken by state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh.

Proposed qualification

  • Minimum educational qualification for male candidates would be matriculation while for females it would be middle pass.
  • Male belonging to scheduled caste should be middle pass and in case of women belonging to scheduled caste must be primary pass.
  • Candidates should have functional toilet at home and they should not be defaulter of cooperative bank loans and electricity department.

In this regard, state legislature is going to amend section 13 A of Haryana Municipal Act, 1973 and section 8 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994.

Earlier government has amended the Panchayati Raj Act to set minimum educational qualification for candidates to contest panchayat polls. The decision was challenged in the Supreme Court, but the apex court had pronounced decision in favour of State government.

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