Manohar Lal Khattar
CHANDIGARH: In yet another significant development, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday commissioned the Haryana Governance Reforms Authority (HGRA) to prepare a short term and medium-term prospective plan to refocus the role of government in the post-Corona times to correct the disruptions in production and supply chains in order to prioritise policies to meet the essential needs of the people.
It also aims to redefine the role of the state in relation to the market in education, health, food security, public health, and housing sectors.
Chairperson, HGRA Pramod Kumar will coordinate the work of the task groups constituted for this purpose.
Official spokesman said that a number of Task Forces have been constituted to prepare a short and medium-term prospective plan. T.C Gupta, I.A.S would represent the state government and he would be assisted by a team of senior civil servants attached to each task group as a member-secretary.
He said that while the Task Group on Food, Agriculture and allied services would be chaired by Ramesh Chand, Member NITI Aayog, Government of India, the Task Group on Industries and Commerce would be chaired by R.C Bhargava, chairperson Maruti Suzuki.
Health, Public Health and Municipal Service task group would be chaired by K.S Reddy, chairperson, Public Health Foundation along with V.M. Katoch, former DG, Indian Council of Medical Research as Co-chairperson.
He said that the Task Group on Housing for All to be chaired by Ashok Jain, principal consultant, NITI Aayog, Government of India, on Skilling and Education to be chaired by P Yogesh Singh, vice-chancellor of Delhi Technologies University, New Delhi; on Revenue Generation, Tourism, Hospitality, Excise and GST by Prof. Mukul Asher of National University of Singapore.
Terms of reference for the prospective plan shall include; to capture the challenges and identify opportunities for industry, trade, services, agriculture etc., and thereby suggest institutional reforms to meet existential requirements including creation of opportunities for youth and to provide shelter, hygiene, health care, education of children and food security for all particularly poor.