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V-Cs to be appointed soon

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`Views of Haryana Sikhs vital on formation of separate SGPC'

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda,on Friday hinted that the Vice-Chancellors of Haryana universities would be appointed soon as search committees had already been constituted for the purpose.

Talking to media persons after laying the foundation stone of Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan on the premises of Dayanand Mahila College at Kurukshetra, Mr. Hooda said that the vacant posts of teachers would be filled soon and 33 per cent of these would be reserved for the women candidates.

Referring to the controversy relating to the formation of a separate Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee for Haryana, he said that the Government had constituted a committee headed by the Vidhan Sabha Speaker, H.S. Chattha, and the other members would be appointed soon. He asserted that the opinion of the Sikhs of Haryana regarding this issue would be honoured.

Regarding the retrenchment of the employees of the Haryana Minor Irrigation Tubewell Corporation, he said that the demands of these employees would be considered sympathetically and a sub-committee had been constituted for finding an acceptable solution of this problem. He disclosed that the sub-committee headed by the Finance Minister, Birender Singh, would submit its report soon as to how to deal with the pending power bills.

Earlier, speaking at a function, Mr. Hooda said that the educational institutes were the temples of knowledge where the future generation was being groomed. He maintained that educated women were an asset for the society.

Later, Mr. Hooda paid rich tributes to the legendary Maharana Pratap on his Jayanti at a State-level function at Kurukshetra. He announced that while expanding the Council of Ministers and appointing the chairmen of the Boards and Corporations, the Kshatriya Samaj would be given due priority.

Besides Mr. Chhatha, the function was attended by Naveen Jindal, MP, Jai Singh Rana, MLA, Nilokheri, and Sunder Pal, Media Adviser to the Chief Minister.

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