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Haryana government abolishes Lal Dora

Earlier, no registry used to be done for houses or land in Lal Dora. Now, after the end of this practice, people will be able to get their properties registered.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

On the occasion of Haryana Day, the state government announced the abolishment of the practice of Lal Dora, inclusion of chowkidars in the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and life insurance of Rs 10 lakh to those employees working on risky jobs such as lineman, assistant lineman, fireman, sewer-man, fire driver and others.

Addressing a press conference, Haryana minister of state for social justice and empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi, said that the state government has abolished the practice of Lal Dora. Earlier, no registry used to be done for houses or land in Lal Dora. Now, after the end of this practice, people will be able to get their properties registered.

The minister said that now all former Sarpanchs, presidents of Zila Parishad and block samitis in the state would get monthly pension of Rs 1,000 and maximum pension of Rs 2,000 as honorarium, for one tenure.

An honorarium of Rs 2,500 to all former mayors of all municipal corporations for every tenure and Rs 2,000 each to former senior deputy mayor, former deputy mayor and head of every municipal council for each tenure.

Former heads of municipalities would get Rs 1,000 per month for each tenure. The former chairman of Zila Parishads and former chairman of block samiti would get monthly pension of Rs 1,500 each and vice former chairman would get Rs 1000 per month for each tenure.

This pension would be given for maximum of two tenures and till the age of 60 years. Tenure of two-and-a-half years and above would be considered complete tenure.

Bedi said that the state has already included Nambardars of the State in the list of beneficiaries under Ayushman Yojna. Now, chowkidars have also been include in the scheme.

He said that now all the students studying in ITIs, polytechnics, colleges and universities need not make rounds of government offices for making driving license.

All desiring students would get learning license for driving from the principals of their respective institutions and driving tests for permanent driving license would also be taken in their respective institutions and the certificate of passing the driving test would also be issued in their respective institutions.

The minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway through video conferencing on November 10 at 10:30 am.