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Second Month Work Report of Arvind Kejriwal's (AAP) Government


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DAY 59
  • The elusive Anti-Graft bill (Jan Lokpal bill) is finally going to be presented in the Delhi assembly by the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government. The bill that became a bone of contention between the AAP and the rest, last year and compelled Arvind Kejriwal to resign from his post, is expected to be tabled this June. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government has started working on it.
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia raided a private school in Delhi on Wednesday and found forged bills there. The Principal of the school, against whom the government received a complaint days earlier, was no where to be seen, nor was the vice-principal present at the time the Minister raided the school. Having found discrepancies in various purchases and transactions made for academic purposes, Sisodia suspended the Principal and a teacher.
  • The AAP led Delhi government came under attack by the opposition BJP for advising the city school children and teacher to undergo 'Vippasana Meditation Programmes'. The BJP called it a 'dirty joke' by the AAP government. Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay Said, "We condemn Sisodia for advising Delhi Government school teachers to go to Pune for vipassana meditation. It is not the teachers, but the Kejriwal government ministers who require vipassana meditation to curb their growing arrogance.”
DAY 58
  • The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government said on Tuesday that it would seek the centre's permission and the legal right to confiscate diesel vehicles more than 10 years old. The AAP government said that it would request the union legislature to make an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act for the purpose to be served. To implement the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to ban the more than 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi, Gopal Rai, the Delhi Transport Minister held talks with the transport department officials of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Vacant posts reserved for SC/STs in the Delhi government departments will be duly filled soon, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday. Paying tribute to independent India's first Law Minister and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar, Kejriwal said “We will ensure that all the reserved posts lying vacant of SC/ST in government departments will be filled soon. Their rights will be given to them in true spirit.”
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a report on three alleged quacks operating in New Delhi district from the Chief District Medical Officer within the next 72 hours. It is reported that the Public Grievance Department of Delhi (PGDD) received a complaint against three quacks. A PGDD official said, "It was for the first time that we were asked to conduct an inquiry against a quack within a time frame. We were impressed by how fast action was taken by the CM."
  • The AAP led Delhi government is contemplating a plan to buy vegetable directly from the farmers based in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and Punjab. The Delhi government is planning to buy onions and potatoes from these states and keep reserved quotas of the same to ensure continuous supply of vegetables.
  • The Delhi government, led by AAP, is now planning to give the city an aesthetic look through street furniture. Wooden benches, informatory boards, dust bins and toilets will be installed across the areas covered by the Public Works Department (PWD).
DAY 57
  • The AAP led Delhi government on Monday announced that the third phase of national deworming would begin on 16 April. An official statement of the government said that the programme will be flagged off by the Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia on 15 April. In this round, over 3.7 million school children will be administered the deworming by the Directorate of Health Services at around 3,032 schools.
  • Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to announce that the city school children and teachers can have Vipassana meditation lessons in the schools if they wish, while the expenses of training will be taken up by the government. Sisodia tweeted, "Preparations are afoot to train students of government school in Vipassana meditation, Teachers of these schools will be taught Vipassana and orders have been issued in this regard. They will be sent for training in Vipassana at the official expenditure."
  • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, was challenged by the Delhi Chief of Congress Ajay Maken to have an open debate over the issue of regularising the unauthorised colonies. Maken accused the Delhi CM of misleading the people of Delhi. The Delhi government was also given an ultimatum by the Congress that if government does not regularise the 1,639 unauthorised colonies within next three months, the Congress would come on streets and protest.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met a delegation of Sikh Welfare Association who demanded that a Special Investigating Team (SIT) be set up to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Kejriwal met the delegation at the Delhi Secretariat. Kejriwal told the delegation that a SIT had already been set up by the centre before he took charge, but he gave an assurance to the delegation that the matter would be pursued by the Delhi government. ”
  • Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai met a South African delegation who expressed their willingness to cooperate in the transport sector. On the other hand, CM Arvind Kejriwal met a delegation of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karmchari, who expressed their gratitude towards the Delhi government for making their salaries paid to them possible.
DAY 56
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday raised demand of being allocated more money by the centre for the city's overall development, giving special reference to providing basic amenities in unauthorised colonies in Delhi. The Delhi CM said that the city government is allocated a mere Rs. 325 crore for the purpose of development, whereas the required amount is Rs. 10,000 crore.
  • The Chief of AAP government in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday called upon the NDA led central government to keep its electoral promise made to the victims of the 1984 anti-sikh riots in Delhi. The Delhi CM asked the centre to fulfill its promise of paying Rs. 5 lakh to the families of the slain Sikhs in the infamous riots. In a letter written to the BJP led union government Kejriwal said, “The 1984 riots victims have been subjected to administrative apathy for more than three decades. It is essential that the commitment made to the victims for additional relief of Rs 5.00 lakh is honoured.”
  • The Delhi government, run by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has made its mind to urge the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to review its decision to ban the diesel trucks which are more than 10 years old. The Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai said, “Just as we were working on a solution, the NGT sent the order. We will request the NGT for another hearing. We are working out the details and will put it before the court.” The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has threatened to stop even newer trucks from entering Delhi in coming days if the ban is not revoked.
  • The AAP led Delhi government has directed the the Delhi Finance Secretary to review the staff strength in various departments and pick out those which are unnecessarily over-staffed, while a number of government departments are facing a staff-crisis. A senior government official said, “There is shortage of staff in almost all major departments. But there are several bodies, especially boards and commissions which have more staff than required. The exercise would help in rationalising the staff across departments.”
  • To curb the menace of air pollution and dust in Delhi, the city government has decided to opt for 'Mechanical Cleaning' of the Delhi roads and plant fresh green grass on the sides.
DAY 55
  • Responding duly to the grievances of the rain-hit farmers of rural Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced relief fund for the farmers whose crops have been destroyed/damaged by the unseasonal rains. The CM said that the farmers will receive Rs. 20,000 over each acre of crops damaged.
  • The civic bodies of the national capital have been directed by the city government to carry out stern actions against the illegal construction and encroachment of the government land in Delhi. As per the directions of the Delhi government, the actions will be taken by the civic agencies like the MCD and NDMC, the DDA and the Delhi Police. An official statement of the Delhi government said, “The CM has sought removal of encroachment, illegal constructions on pavements, covered roadside drains, parking places, common areas, green lands, and to clear roads, lanes, parks, parking areas and common places for free traffic flow.”
  • Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP convenor and Delhi CM addressed a 'farmers rally' in north-west Delhi's Mundka area on Saturday, but the farmers did not turn up in big numbers. Quite ironically, the CM had to face the wrath of the Youth Congress workers, who staged an aggressive protest against the Delhi government. The protestors demanded that the farmers should be compensated with an amount of Rs. 50,000 per acre, while the Delhi government sanctioned Rs. 20,000 per acre of the crops destroyed by unseasonal rains and hailstorm.
  • -The two top officials of the Delhi government, CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia were surrounded on Saturday by the guest teachers, who have been asking the government to designate them as permanent teachers. The CM and Deputy CM did not hold positive talks with the protestors, it was reported.
  • To fulfill its electoral promise of providing free Wi-Fi across Delhi, the AAP led government has sought assistance from Singapore. The Delhi government during a Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) meeting discussed and decided that it would seek held from the Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The DDC wrote to the Singaporean authority, “"We would love to meet you or any other top executive or officer at IDA that you recommend to learn more about the Singaporean model of governance, especially on the issue of citywide public wi-fi."

DAY 54
  • The Arvind Kejriwal led government in Delhi has invited inputs from the Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to help it identify the 'dark spots' across the city to install the CCTV cameras to facilitate women safety. The government has written a letter to the Police Commissioner in this regard. A press release of the Delhi government read, “The government is committed to installing CCTV cameras across the national capital. The Delhi Police is requested to provide a list of dark spots considered vulnerable for women so that CCTV cameras installation can be started there. The government is also looking forward to ensure immediate illumination at these spots”.
  • The Delhi government has also asked the Delhi Police to install CCTV cameras inside the city police stations as well. The government has passed on this particular directive to ensure that the on duty constables and other officers behave themselves and duly register FIRs. The government receives a number of complaints related to misbehavior and non-seriousness towards the grievances of the complainants by the Police.
  • A delegation of farmers on Friday met the Chief Minister of Delhi asking him to conduct a survey to measure the damage caused to the crops by unseasonal rains and compensate the loss suffered by them. The delegation also appealed to the CM to release an immediate compensatory fund that enables them to come to terms with the sudden loss they have had to bear.
  • Two Delhi Ministers had their portfolios swapped on Friday by the government as the AAP performs the first reshuffle into the cabinet after assuming power in February. Jitendra Singh Tomar held the Home portfolio, which now belongs to the Satyendra Jain who had the Department of Health.
  • The Mohalla Sabhas held by the Delhi government will now work as the instrument through which public participation would be contributing to the compilation of the Budget. The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has invited the general public to give their inputs in making a participatory budget for Delhi. A senior government official said that the suggestions and inputs given by the people of Delhi will be given priority while compiling the budget.

  • DAY 53
    • As per the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Delhi government is all set to remove over 1.5 lakh diesel vehicles running in Delhi for over ten years now. The orders of the NGT will be duly complied with by the Delhi government, said the Transport Minister of Delhi Gopal Rai. The city government is also hopeful of receiving help in the matter from the centre as well.
    • The Delhi government led by AAP, had to face criticism by the city High Court as it said that the helpline no. 181 and an android app launched by the AAP government in 2012 was 'disappointing' as they were not accessible.
    • The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government had to face the heat when the BJP workers protested outside the CM Kejriwal's Ghaziabad located house for not taking any actions against the culprits of the Turkman Gate road rage case. The BJP alleged that the CM was showing double standards as the accused in the case were associated of one of his minister Asim Ahmad Khan.
    DAY 52
    • The Delhi government needs to respond to a plea filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the ban imposed on the sale, purchase and manufacturing of chewable tobacco in Delhi. Delhi government's Food Safety Commissioner was issued a notice by the high court judge Rajiv Shakdher asking to respond to the plea.
    • The AAP led Delhi government on Wednesday decided to scrap a number of special powers given to the Delhi Traffic Police personnel. The Delhi Traffic Police personnel, as of now, had the powers to book those auto rickshaw and taxi drivers who are guilty of misbehaving, overcharging, driving without Public Service Vehicle badges and uniforms under the rule 66/192 A.
    DAY 51
    • The Delhi government on Tuesday started the process of regularising the unauthorised colonies in Delhi. The Revenue Department of the Delhi government has taken up the task of surveying and demarcating the boundaries of such colonies. In the first phase, boundaries of six of the colonies will be decided. Subsequently, 312 colonies on private land will have their limits decided and then the boundaries of 895 more colonies will be fixed.
    • The Delhi government has vowed to provide confidentiality and protection to the callers of the anti-corruption helpline that was introduced by the government to combat corruption. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "I will ensure that this helpline will keep identity of the complainant a secret. But still during the investigation, one gets to know who has done it. I will ensure protection is given to the complainant. I ask people to have courage and come to us in the fight against corruption" .
    • Led by Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi government has decided to deal with utmost strictness with the culprits behind the inauthentic medicines and adulterated food in Delhi as they pose serious problems to the people's health.
    • The tussle between the AAP led Delhi government and the Municipal Corporations is assuming new twists. The Mayor of North Delhi MCD Yogendra Chandoliya has said that the government is trying to mislead the people into believing that they have released the money meant for the salaries of the MCD workers. The mayor said that the government has released Rs. 150 crore to the North MCD, out of which 138 crore are meant for the Education Department while the remainder is for school building infrastructure.
    DAY 50
    • The AAP led Delhi government on Monday denied license to the private taxi service provider companies Uber and OLA. Although, the respective companies had applied for the license under the new laws formed for Radio Taxi Scheme, but the government denied them the licenses for the time being saying that they would have to submit an affidavit agreeing to follow the guidelines and conditions laid by the transport department.
    • The Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal received a total of 12,731 complaints through its newly re-launched anti-graft helpline no. 1031. Within a span of about 24 hours, from 4 pm on Sunday to Monday evening, the helpline was flooded with complaints. The government has said that it is trying to act on the 'genuine' ones as a lot of calls were fake as well.artment to get the information from the private owners about their vehicles that are 15 years old, and launch a website for the same.
    • The three legislators representing BJP in the Delhi assembly wrote to the Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to call a special assembly session and ask the government to table the fourth report of the Delhi Finance Commission and make it public.
    • The Department of Power of the Delhi government has decided to shut down five city power plants due to their high cost of production. These plants are Rithala power plant, gas turbine of IPGCL, Pragati Power Station, Rajghat Power House Station and Badarpur Thermal Power Station. Instead, the gas based Bawana power plant will get the gas transferred to it and will be made fully functional.
    DAY 49
    • The Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has re-launched its anti-corruption helpline number 1031. The commoners can make use of this service by lodging complaints against such government officials who harass and demand bribes for any work. It will be a 24/7 helpline and the volunteers have been trained to attend calls in Hindi and English language.
    • The government has strictly directed Reliance Infra-backed BSES power distribution companies- BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) to clear the dues of about Rs. 6,000 crore to Delhi Transco Ltd.
    • During the launch of the anti-corruption helpline, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that conspiracies have been hatched against him and his government to defame them ever since their party formed the government in Delhi, but they will not succumb to any of such tactics.
    DAY 48
    • The Delhi government mulls blocking mobile taxi hailing apps of organisations like Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola across the country. For this the government is seeking views from the Transport Ministry and has asked the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) to block these apps. However, DEITY has found it technically difficult to block such apps in a particular region and is seeking concurrence with the transport ministry for the same.
    • Taking a step further towards the improvement of air quality in Delhi, the state government has asked the transport authorities to compile a data on the private vehicles in the city, which are older than 15 years. KK Sharma, Delhi’s chief secretary has asked the Transport Department to get the information from the private owners about their vehicles that are 15 years old, and launch a website for the same.
    DAY 47
    • The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government on Friday decided to present the enviable Jan Lokpal Bill in the next assembly session. A government official told reporters that the Jan Lokpal Bill and the Swaraj Bill are amongst the top agendas of the 70-point blueprint made by the AAP for Delhi.
    • The AAP run government in Delhi has resorted to the latest technology as far as fighting corruption is concerned. The government has decided to launch a mobile app for the users of latest technology smart phones enabling them to secretly record audio/video and make a sting operation of corrupt practices all by themselves.
    • A relief package will soon be announced for the rain-hit farmers of Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. Kejriwal said, "The AAP government is dedicated for the welfare of farmers and is with them in their tough time. We will soon announce a relief package for them." The CM made this statement after held talks with his MLAs st his Ghaziabad residence.
    DAY 46
    • A daylong conference was held at the Delhi Secretariat in which the officials of the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) expressed their anxiety over the poor state of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Delhi. The DDC recommended improvements plans for landfills to the Delhi government.
    • Power Minister of Delhi Satyendra Jain on Thursday, asked the private discoms to ensure 'uninterrupted power supply to Delhi' in the coming days when the demand is going to soar high in the summers. The Minister warned the distribution companies to not cite the 'load shedding' as an excuse for power cuts.
    • The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has decided to create an elaborate, online database of the land records of all the villages in Delhi ith called 'Indraprastha Bhulekh'. The government has taken this decision to nullify the monopoly of bureaucrats keeping the records of the land and to help the people get rid of the land mafias.
    DAY 45
    • The salaries of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) employees will be released shortly, the Delhi government said. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said while addressing a press conference in Delhi, "We have decided to release the money for the salaries of sanitation workers of East Delhi. Soon they will get their salaries".
    • The employees of the Delhi government will have Good Friday as a holiday, the Delhi government announced on Wednesday, a senior government official said.
    • The AAP led Delhi government on Wednesday released the toll free numbers to register complaint against the sale, purchase, storage and manufacture of chewable tobacco products. The numbers are 1800113921 and 011-23413488. The city government will take actions against the concerned shopkeeper as mentioned in the complaint. The Delhi government has put a ban on all types of chewable tobacco products in Delhi.
    • The cabinet ministers of the Delhi government met on Wednesday and discussed the modalities to make the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) even stronger. It was decided in the meeting that the ACB would now have 40 inspectors instead of 30. A total of 40 anti-corruption teams would be deployed in the city henceforth.
    • Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that the anti-corruption helpline number 1031 will be re-launched on 5 April at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.
    • Delhi Environment Minister Asim Ahmad Khan wrote a letter to the Union Minister Prakash Javdekar intimating him of the Delhi government's readiness to launch an action plan to clean Delhi's air. The minister asked the Centre to call a meeting of the NCR states for the purpose.
    DAY 44
    • The AAP led Delhi government on Tuesday announced the process of registration for the unauthorised colonies in Delhi.Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi said that the registration process of the colonies booked by the MCD would start on 1 April.
    • The Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday that the AAP government would ask the lieutenant governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to hand the responsibility of the East MCD to them. He said that the Delhi government would run the bankrupt MCD with efficiency and make profits in addition.
    • The PWD official who had slashed a notice to Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to let off the his house last year, has been transferred by the Delhi government. The official has not been given charge of any other department as of now.
    • The MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi's transport officials met on Tuesday and under the government's plan to revive the city transport system have decided to increase the number of buses plying in Delhi. Delhi's Transport Minister Gopal Rai said, “We want to make public transport strong in Delhi for which there is a need to increase the number of buses in the city. With a view to ferry the crowd properly, we will increase the number of buses in Delhi”.
    DAY 43
    • The Delhi government on Monday officially banned the manufacturing, sale, purchase and storage of chewable tobacco products in Delhi. A notification to this effect has been issued by it.
    • To provide clean water to slum areas of Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government is planning to follow the Singaporean model to provide re-cycled water to some 100-200 households in slums. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told reporters on Monday that his government was working out on the modalities of the project.
    • The Delhi government had to face the heat on Monday as a result of an intensified face-off with city municipalities. The MCD workers went on strike on Monday. Moreover, the workers threw garbage on Delhi streets as a mark of protest over non-payment of their salaries. Meanwhile, the Delhi government advised the MCD workers to convey their grievances in front of the Central government instead.
    DAY 42
    • The mayors of the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi alleged that the Delhi government was trying to “undermine the civic bodies”. The tussle between the AAP-led Delhi government and BJP-led corporations is widening over the alleged denial of the allocation of funds to the municipalities by the Delhi government.
    • The government in Delhi under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal came under a severe attack by the Congress which cited the poor financial condition of the Municipal Corporations in Delhi as the reason behind its attack on AAP.
    • The Delhi government run by AAP has moved a step forward towards keeping its election promises made to Delhi. The city government has set up yet another task force for construction of colleges, schools, under-passes, foot over-bridges, and flyovers in Delhi. The task force will be known as Expenditure and Finance Committee.
    DAY 41
    • The AAP-led Delhi government received criticism from rivals on Saturday for not focusing on its commitment to work for Delhi. Union Minister of Finance and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley lashed out at AAP for wasting quality time over petty fights within the party. Jaitley said, "People voted for this government with high hopes and they expect the promises to be fulfilled. Because of political immaturity, they should not lose this opportunity".
    • National capital Delhi will have its share of water this summer as the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana will now have to release water for Delhi. The city High Court in Delhi issued orders to the Haryana government to provide Delhi with its share of water. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to convey this news to Delhiites and expressed his happiness over it.
    DAY 40
    • The AAP-led Delhi government on Friday decided to slap a ban on tobacco products in the city. The Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain told the reporters that the sale, use, production and storage of the tobacco products in Delhi will be banned. According to the official sources, the ban will be for one year initially, though sale of cigarettes is exempted from the ban.
    • India's first 'e-ration card' facility was made functional by the Delhi government on Friday. According to the Delhi CM, the common man will be benefitted from the facility as the preparation and the delivery of the ration cards will not be delayed and will be convenient.
    • The Education Department of the Delhi government has launched an online system through which private schools can make their fee structure known to the government. The schools have to declare their fee structures by 1 April.
    DAY 39
    • AAP-led Delhi government is in no mood to let the Central government demolish the slum clusters near railway tracks in Delhi. Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, discussed this matter with the Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu. Sisodia said that the Delhi government was in the process of arranging an alternate residence for people living in such slums, so the Union Railway Ministry should not demolish the slums for some time.
    • The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), formed by the Delhi government to fulfill its poll promises, met on Thursday to discuss ways to encourage sports and garner potential sports persons in Delhi and make the city a sports hub. The meeting was presided over by the Commission’s vice-president Ashish Khetan. Several notable sports personalities including India's lone individual Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra attended the meeting.
    DAY 38
    • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Delhi Jal Board to cut water supply of all VIPs along with that of the common people of Delhi, in case the city faces any shortage of water. He did not hesitate to include himself among the people who could face such inconvenience in coming days. While speaking at the Delhi Assembly, he said, “In case of water shortage, I have asked the Delhi Jal Board to cut supply not only of the poor, but of the VIPs as well - the ministers of Central and state governments". However, he made the Prime Minister, President, embassies, hospitals, and emergency services as exceptions to water-supply cut. He blamed the shortage of water on neighbouring Haryana which, he said, has not cooperated with the state by not sharing water.
    DAY 37
    • The funds allocated for Delhi's infrastructure projects have been cut down to make up for the subsidy provided for water and power supplies to Delhi. A Delhi government official said on Tuesday that the expenditure for non-planned head has increased and the amount of money required will be acquired from the funds allocated to infrastructure projects.
    • The Delhi government, on the first day of the two-day assembly session, presented a 'Vote on Account' motion worth Rs 9,437 crore. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that the estimated annual budget of Delhi was Rs 37,750 crore.
    • The AAP-led government in Delhi demanded more funds from the Centre as the government was terribly short of funds, according to Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
    • The Delhi government on Tuesday requested the Central government to provide it with the DDA land required for construction of schools, colleges and hospitals for free, as the government has to buy the land from DDA which in turn increases its financial burden unnecessarily.
    DAY 36
    • A senior government official on Monday informed the media that the AAP-led government in Delhi was planning to construct 27,000 LIG and EWS flats in Delhi.
    • The Delhi government on Monday issued orders for the immediate payment of salaries of the Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC) employees. Delhi's Transport Minister Gopal Rai gave away the orders after consulting Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Finance Manish Sisodia.
    • The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has proposed sports-oriented academic courses for Delhi. In a badminton awards function organised by Punjab National Bank, the Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia said, “The Delhi government is planning to initiate graduation degrees in sports to provide a fillip to budding sportsmen, who could then pursue their careers without suffering in academics”. The function was graced by iconic badminton star Saina Nehwal.
    • The members of the Delhi Dialogue Commission, formed by the Delhi government to fulfill AAP's poll promises, met on Monday andadvocated the formation of an Integrated Transportation System to improve the quality of transportation in the city.

    • The Delhi government on Monday named its 13 representatives to the MCD. Amongst those named were - Kapil Mishra from Karawal Nagar, SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar, Narayan Dutt Sharma from Badarpur, Raju Dhingan from Trilok Puri, Mahendra Yadav from Vikaspuri, Pramila Tokas from RK Puram, Sahi Ram from Tughlakabad, Gulab Singh from Matiala, Som Dutt from Sadar Bazar, Imran Hussain from Ballimaran, Rakhi Birla from Mangolpuri, Sukhbir Singh from Mundka and Rituraj Govind from Kirari.
    DAY 35
    • The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to provide the poors getting treatment in Apollo Hospitals with medicines at subsidised rates. Delhi's health minister Satyendra Jain said that the government will provide the underprivileged with cheap medicines and other necessary items. Earlier, the Apollo Hospitals admitted the people of economically weaker section (EWS) but not provided the medicines which the poor had to buy from outside.
    DAY 34
    • The three MCD mayors of Delhi met the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday to seek funds for the facelift of the corporations that are in poor condition. The mayors had to return empty handed as the CM denied them any funds citing the reason that the government was itself running short of funds. Kejriwal said that he was looking to meet the Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley to seek more funds for Delhi.
    • The Delhi government was slammed by the BJP MLA Vijender Gupta on Saturday. Gupta said that the government was utterly insensitive towards the issues of the elderly people of the city. He argued that the senior citizens of the city were not getting their pensions and doing rounds to government offices unsuccessfully.
    • The AAP-led Delhi government has asked the city banks to take services only from certified and licensed security agencies.
    DAY 33
    • The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, took oath as a member of NDMC on Friday. The chairman of the NDMC Jalaj Srivastava administered oath to Kejirwal in a programme organised at the council headquarters.
    • Kejriwal on Friday requested the centre as well as neighbouring states to provide the national capital with water in coming days, as demand for water is going to shoot up as mercury rises. The Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana is still in tussle with Delhi on this issue, but the UP government has offered to provide Delhi with water.
    • The Education department of Delhi government has ruled that no political activities shall be carried out in the schools anymore. This particular decision was taken in the wake of the media reports that a certain private city school management asked the school teachers and students to join BJP during the assembly elections.
    DAY 32
    • The Delhi government, led by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is preparing to send shock waves across the city by hiking water tariffs by 10 percent. Though, the hike will be applicable to those households which record a consumption of more than 20,000 liters a month. Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and the Jal Board officials took the decision in a meeting.
    • The Education Department of Delhi government on Thursday issued a circular to city schools asking them to remove mobile towers, if installed in the school campus. The Education Directorate has demanded a status report from the schools and issued warning that if the instructions were not followed by the schools then they would have to face stern actions.
    DAY 31
    • The AAP-led Delhi government on Wednesday issued stern instructions to city hospitals to provide beds to the people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society. The city government said that action will be taken against those hospitals who fail to provide 80 percent of the beds to the poor people.
    • The government issued a show cause notice to a reputed school for alleged reports that the school teachers and students were asked by the management to join BJP. The government has also ordered a probe into the matter. The Education Department of the city government has sought a reply from the school within three days.
    • The representatives of various auto-rickshaw, taxi, e-rickshaw unions met the Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai and protested against the government's decision to make the installation of global positioning system (GPS) devices in all such vehicles mandatory. The drivers and their leaders maintained that the installation of the GPS devices would not really help the purpose of stopping crimes against women.
    • The government conveyed on Wednesday that it would provide the GPS devices at the cheapest possible rates. It asked the transport department to identify the companies which can provide the devices at low rates and help the purpose.
    DAY 30
    • Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, returned to work on Tuesday after a 10 day break taken to treat his chronic cough and high blood sugar levels. The Delhi CM held meetings with his cabinet members and his deputy Manish Sisodia. Kejriwal was apprised by the ministers about the work done and decisions taken during past ten days.
    • The Delhi Minister for Transport, Gopal Rai met the members of the E-Rickshaw Union on Tuesday and addressed their grievances. The delegation handed the minister a file containing their demands. The minister assured the union members that the Delhi government would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the E-Rickshaws start operating soon.
    DAY 29
    • The off-season rains in Delhi have got the Delhi government thinking. As the crops were damaged by the rain, the prices of fruits and vegetables are set to shoot up. The Delhi government on Monday tried to find ways not to let the situation go out of hand. The Gopal Rai, the Rural Development Minister of Delhi and Food & Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Asim Ahmed Khan met the officials of the concerned departments and analysed as to what kind of changes in the prices have been witnessed during the past weeks. The AAP led Delhi government has directed the traders to opt for every possible way to control the prices of fruits and vegetables.
    • Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has been directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to file a report on the proposed ban on the diesel vehicles plying on city road for more than 10 years. The Delhi government has to submit the report before 7 April.
    • The Delhi government on Monday asked for a report on the controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor from the transport department. The previous government in Delhi ruled by Congress had proposed 14 new BRT projects and the transport department had carried out a detailed study for the project. The Delhi government has asked for the study and status report of the projects from the department.

    Last Updated on 19 September, 2018.


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