In order to boost the education in politics, the Haryana government wrote to the Centre to fix a minimum qualification for political leaders contesting elections. In a letter written to the Centre, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that a minimum qualification should be fixed for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) contesting elections. Earlier, the Haryana government had decided to fix minimum qualification of Panchayat representatives. The move had earned lots of praise to the government.
According to a statement released by the office of Haryana government, chief minister ML Khattar said, “Our decision to fix minimum educational qualification of Panchayat representatives for contesting elections was upheld by the court”. The Khattar led BJP government further added, “Apart from this, we have written a letter to the central government that minimum qualification should also be fixed for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to contest elections.”
Earlier, in September 2015, the Haryana Assembly had passed a bill under which it had fixed a minimum educational qualification for the candidates contesting Panchayati Raj institutions elections. Apart from fixing minimum educational qualifications, the bill also made it mandatory for the candidates to have a functional toilet.
Following this in 2016, the Haryana assembly also passed a bill mandating the same rules for the candidates contesting Urban Local Body polls. In order to boost the medical facilities in the state, ML Khattar also said that the government would establish a separate burn unit at the civil hospital to provide prompt treatment to burn injuries. Citing the rise in burn injuries he also directed health authorities to appoint specialist doctors.
Speaking at a gathering, Haryana CM further lauded the improvement of the sex ratio in the state. He said that Haryana’s sex ratio has now reached 937 girls per 1,000 boys, which was around 850 girls per 1,000 boys earlier.