Hooda to take up SAARC Univ in Haryana issue with Centre

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Chandigarh, Apr 3 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that he would take up the issue of setting up of a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) University in Haryana with Union Minister for External Affairs, Mr Pranab Mukherjee.

The Chief Minister, who was presiding over a meeting of Administrative Reforms Commission, here today said that efforts were being made to get a Defence University opened in Gurgaon and a proposal in this regard has been sent to the Central Government.

He said that the Central Government has already approved the setting up of an Indian Institute of Management and a Central University in the State.

Mr Hooda suggested the Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission, Mr Karan Singh Dalal to evolve such a mechanism which would make the officers more responsive.

On the issue of introduction of reforms in Police Department, Mr Hooda said that a new Act has been implemented in this regard and for the first time recruitment was being made separately for the CID.

The Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission, Mr Karan Singh Dalal said that a Haryana should enact a law like Jammu and Kashmir to make officers responsive.

He also suggested that arms licences should be issued for a minimum period of 20 years, as against present duration of three years to help people.

Chief Secretary, Mr Dharam Vir said that the redundant rules of the departments were being changed.

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