Palwal, Aug 15: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday, Aug 15 announced that the state government would implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission in the state on the pattern of the Central government.
He announced the constitution of a committee under the chairmanship of state Chief Secretary for overseeing the implementation of the Pay Commission report.
The Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing the Independence Day function at Palwal, the 21st district of the state, which came into being recently.
Earlier, the CM unfurled the national flag and took salute at an impressive march past presented by the contingents of Haryana Police, Haryana Armed Police, Home Guards, NCC cadets, Boys Scouts and Girls Guides.
The schoolchildren presented a PT show and a cultural programme. On the occasion, the CM honoured freedom fighters and war widows and distributed tri-cycles among the disabled.
Paying his rich tributes to all those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country, the CM recalled that Palwal had its historical link with freedom movement as Mahatama Gandhi was arrested at the railway station here on April 10,1919 while he was proceeding to Punjab. Netaji Subhash Chander Bose also laid the foundation of Gandhi Seva Ashram here on Mahatama Gandhi's birthday on October 2, 1938, he said adding that the people of Hodal, Ballabgarh and Palwal participated in the freedom struggle and Raja Nahar Singh of Ballagbarh sacrificed his life in the first war of Independence.
Disclosing that Hodal, Palwal and Hathin, tehsils of the new Palwal district, had been declared as industrially backward regions, the CM said the construction of Kundli-Maneshar-Palwal Expressway and development of Economic Zones around this expressway would give a boost to industrial activities in the new district.
The state government had taken number of historical initiatives for the welfare of the farmers, freedom fighters, ex-servicemen, serving soldiers, war widows, women, students, scheduled castes and other weaker sections of the society and as a result of these innovative steps, Haryana had become a leading state in the country in per capita investment and in per capita income, he added. Haryana was the most favoured destination among the investors who have so far made record investment of Rs 35,000 crore and investment proposals of Rs 70,000 crore were in the pipeline,he claimed.