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

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DAY 89
  • The appointment of the senior IAS officer Shakuntala Gamlin as Delhi's 'acting' Chief Secretary by the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has not gone down well with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He was of the opinion that Gamlin's appointment violates the existing rules. Presently, the Chief Secretary of Delhi KK Sharma is on a US visit.
  • Barkha Singh, the Chief of Delhi Commission for Women, was slapped a 'show cause' notice on Friday by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Singh was asked to explain why she should not be removed from her post for an alleged abuse of power while dealing with a complaint against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.
  • A new helpline meant for city's labour community will be set up by the Delhi government through which the labourers can register their grievances and get them redressed, the Delhi Minister of Transport and Labour Gopal Rai said on Friday. He said, “We have started working on the new helpline number for city's labourers, including construction workers, who can get advice and complaint registered through it”.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and three other AAP leaders appeared in a city court on Friday. The leaders met the Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) over a case of allegedly violating Section 144 and preventing government workers from performing their duty during a protest in 2014.
DAY 88
  • To keep a check on the prices of vegetables and commodities in Delhi, a price forecast mechanism will be set up by the AAP-led government in Delhi. The Department of Food Supplies and Consumer Affairs of the Delhi government has been directed by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to create a mechanism that will help form a price forecast of the vegetables and commodities for at least two months in advance.
  • The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi suffered a blow on Thursday as the Supreme Court stayed the Delhi government’s circular that said that the media houses that broadcasted news defaming the Kejriwal government, its ministers or officials would be hauled up. The Bench consisting of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C Pant said, “We direct stay of the circular dated May 6 till further order of this court. Accordingly, it is stayed”.
DAY 87
  • Delhiites, again, may have to bear the brunt of the tiff between the AAP led Delhi government and the BJP led three municipalities of Delhi, it seems. In the latest development, the mayors of the three municipal bodies yet again accused the CM Arvind Kejriwal of not releasing the funds for the functioning of the civic bodies. Ravinder Gupta, the North Delhi mayor said, “I spoke to Kejriwalji three days ago and asked about the Rs 2,000 crore that Delhi government is obliged to give to the municipal corporations. He had no answer. If a person doesn't get oxygen how will he live. Right now, our oxygen is being cut”.
  • Arvind Kejriwal led government in Delhi said on Wednesday that the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) would not be allowed in multi-brand retail in Delhi. The government said that it was in no mood to “disturb the character of the retail trade”. An official statement released by the government said, “The stand of Delhi government, which was communicated to the commerce and industry ministry on January 14, 2014 remains unchanged. Entry of FDI in the retail sector will be detrimental to the interests of traders and will lead to unemployment”.
DAY 86
  • The Press Council of India (PCI) on Tuesday asked the AAP-led Delhi government for a reply over its orders of checking the 'defamatory news' content and penalising media houses that are found indulging in broadcasting such news. The PCI maintained that such moves are a blow to the “freedom of Press”.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met the kin of the deceased DTC driver who was killed in a road rage incident on Sunday. He promised Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the victim's family and a government job to one of his family members. The DTC workers called off the two-day long strike.
  • The officials of the Delhi government were directed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to monitor the situation in the national capital after strong tremors were felt in the union territory on Tuesday. A government official said, “Chief Minister has directed all the senior officials to monitor the situation”.
  • Satyendra Jain, the Power Minister of Delhi, on Tuesday met with Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) of Delhi, and asked him about the current status of the ordered audit of finances of three private discoms in Delhi.
  • The Delhi government has asked the concerned departments to make a panel of structural engineers to set a protocol for Delhi’s buildings that will help them be structurally safe in case of disaster like an earthquake. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said that the hospitals in the national capital would also be equipped to deal with any possible damage caused by a disaster.
DAY 85
  • The AAP-led Delhi government and its Chief Arvind Kejriwal came under a scathing attack in the Lok Sabha on Monday over the 'defamation by media' ruling. The BJP alleged that the Delhi government's orders of penalising media organisations were a reminder of the Emergency. BJP MP from the New Delhi constituency Meenakshi Lekhi said, “Such a move is an insult to democracy. The House should condemn it. We cannot have a system in which such news is incentivised with the tax payers money, which the government (of Delhi) finds suitable. It’s an attempt to keep the truth away from the people”.
  • The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi has termed the DTC workers' strike over a driver’s death on Sunday in a road rage incident as 'politically motivated' and that it would take stern actions against those protesting. The state BJP accused the Delhi government of being insensitive towards the matter.  Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay said, “The failure of the Delhi government on many fronts has been visible but the latest mishandling of the DTC employee murder issue is there for all to see. It is the arrogant behaviour of the government which has resulted in DTC employees going on strike. The government should not play dual games in the matter of compensation”.
DAY 84
  • The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has decided to bring up laws to regulate fees charged by the private schools in Delhi. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the Delhi School Education Act and Rules, 1973 would be amended for this purpose. The Delhi CM added that 45 new model schools would be set up and infrastructure improvement in over 100 city schools would be made. CM Kejriwal said, “The standard of education in city schools will also be raised within a span of next 365 days”.
  • The Delhi government's transport department announced Rs. 5 lakh compensation for the family of the DTC driver who was killed in a road rage incident in north Delhi's Mundka area. Delhi's Transport Minister Gopal Rai made the announcement of giving one of the victim's kin a government job. Two youths on Sunday killed 42-year-old Ashok Singh in a road rage incident.
DAY 83
  • The AAP-led Delhi government issued a circular on Saturday notifying that it would file defamation cases on media organisations broadcasting news that tarnish the image of the government or its officials. A Delhi government official said, “In such a case, a reference letter containing details of the factual error, mode of publication and ground for considering it as defamatory should be forwarded to principal secretary (home), who in turn should consult the director (prosecution) to check the possibility of a legal action”.
  • Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asked his Council of Ministers to report 'criminal defamation' matters to him. Such matters should be reported to the Principal (Home) Secretary and then shall be forwarded to (Prosecution) Director for advice on whether a case can be pursued under the provisions of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
  • The Delhi government led by AAP has planned to encourage and promote the utilisation of clean and renewable energy generated through sources like solar power panels, thus reducing the reliance on sources like coal. A government official said, “The administration is planning to promote clean energy initiatives and fund research in the area. Delhi has a massive potential to produce power from alternative sources and we are keen on tapping that potential”.
  • The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) headed by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday removed a commission member named Ashish Joshi from his current position for allegedly smoking a cigarette in the office premises. DDC Chief Arvind Kejriwal received a letter in this regard at the end of April that said, “On several occasions, he (Joshi) has been found smoking cigars and chewing tobacco within office premises”. Though the accused member of the DDC said that he did smoke cigar but not in the office premises.
DAY 82
  • The Gajendra Singh Kisan Sahayata Yojana was finally launched by the AAP-led Delhi government on Friday. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal distributed compensatory cheques to the loss-bearing farmers whose crops were ravaged by the unseasonal rains last month. As promised by the AAP government, the farmers suffering more than 70 percent loss of crops received compensation of Rs. 20,000 per acre and those who suffered less than 70 percent loss of crops were entitled to Rs. 14,000 per acre.
  • Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused his political opponents BJP and Congress of trying to show the AAP in bad light in Delhi, so that it fails to perform as promised and expected. Though, Kejriwal, despite the “malicious intentions” of the rivals, assured Delhiites of transforming the city for the better.
  • The AAP-led Delhi government on Friday threatened to penalise those media organisations who were falsely reporting that the Delhi government was not providing the necessary manpower and logistics to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Denouncing the baseless accusations by the media, the Delhi government said that the Union Home Ministry had only asked for a public prosecutor to the SIT. The statement said, “The home ministry has only sought the name of public prosecutors from the Delhi government and nothing else. All other speculation is completely baseless. We have already prepared a list of public prosecutors to be sent to the ministry”.
  • The Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi is planning to establish its own electricity meter testing laboratory in Delhi. This initiative may take the discoms off the meter testing process. The Delhi government sources said, “The government not only wants to have its own meter testing lab, but is also looking at options to ‘sanitise’ discoms from the meter testing process. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked for the lab to be set up in the next eight-ten months, and has said that budgetary provisions should be made for the same”.
DAY 81
  • The NDA-led Union Government has not paid any heed to the request made by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that he wanted the whistleblower Deputy Secretary Sanjeev Chaturvedi, the former Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), to head the Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau. Upon the request of Bharatiya Janata Party’s National General Secretary J P Nadda, who is now the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the whistleblower was removed from his position. The central government has commenced the process of moving Sanjeev Chaturvedi to the Delhi government.
  • The Sub Registrars of three departments of the East Delhi district were suspended by the Delhi government on Thursday after the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Delhi presented its report of the wrong doings in the concerned departments. The three departments of Geeta Colony, Preet Vihar and Kapashera were reportedly dominated by the local 'dalals'. According to the Delhi government's sources, the three Sub Registrars of the revenue departments had been involved in corrupt practices for a long time.
DAY 80
  • The re-launch of the Delhi government's Anti Graft Helpline completed its first month on Wednesday. In the past one month, the Delhi government has received more than 1.25 lakh calls. Most of these complaints were made against the officials of the Jal Board, civic bodies, transport department and police department. According to the government officials, the number of calls received at the 1031 anti corruption helpline stood at 1,25,065.
  • The AAP-led Delhi government has been asked by the Delhi High Court to submit a reply to a PIL filed against it for entitling the Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh a status of a “martyr”. Gajendra Singh had committed suicide in an AAP rally in New Delhi last month.
  • The doctors of the hospitals run by the MCD met with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday to intimate him about their plight that they had not received their salaries for two months. After having met the CM, the doctors threatened to go on a strike if their salaries were not paid within the next two days. Municipal Corporation Doctors Association President R.R. Gautam said, “We met Kejriwal-ji today (Wednesday) and have brought to his notice the issue of our pending salaries. We have also told him that if there is any political conflict between the municipality and the Delhi government. then we should not be made to suffer and our work should also not be hampered”.
DAY 79
  • Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the media was blowing the 'Kumar Vishwas' controversy out of proportion and being judgmental without any evidence, which is pitiful. The Delhi CM said that both Kumar Vishwas and the girl had maintained that there did not exist any kind of relationship between the two, then why there is so much bedlam.
  • Senior officials of the AAP-led Delhi government on Tuesday clarified that there was no 'rift' between CM Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung; however, they admitted that the line defining the jurisdiction of the respective offices was vague.
  • Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal was accused on Tuesday by the Congress of being ignorant towards his responsibilities to work for Delhi and too much involved in the internal turmoil of the Aam Aadmi Party. Ajay Maken, the Delhi Congress Chief, said, “Kejriwal is busy fighting his own internal battles that he has little time to spare to concentrate on administration. As a result, Delhi's development works have gone haywire, Kejriwal has become power drunk and arrogant, assuming that nothing could be done against it for the next five years, and this attitude has completely halted the development works in Delhi. The development works started by the previous Congress government to change the face of Delhi have come to a grinding halt due to the poor governance of the Aam Aadmi Party”.
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has now advised the media to attend 'Vipassana' classes, two days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal advocated a 'public trial' of media. Sisodia said on Tuesday, “The entire media needs vipassana”.
  • The centre turned a cold shoulder on the AAP's demand of granting Delhi the 'full statehood' on Tuesday. The central government stated that no proposal of granting Delhi the 'full statehood' was under consideration. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Home Affairs, said, “There is no proposal with the government for granting full statehood to Delhi”.
  • The Delhi Police on Tuesday alleged that the Delhi government's legislator Jarnail Singh, who is accused of beating a government engineer, is absconding. Jarnail Singh is an MLA from the Tilak Nagar assembly constituency. A police case has been filed against the MLA for allegedly thrashing a government engineer last month.
  • The officials of the AAP-led government in Delhi have been directed by CM Arvind Kejriwal to keep a watch on the content of the TV news channels from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day and send him a daily report.

DAY 78
  • Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Monday instructed all the government officials not to entertain any demand made by his ministers or MLAs for free passes of entertainment events and concerts, such as plays, IPL matches or music concerts, taking place in the city. Kejriwal further directed the officials to intimate him if and when anyone demands free passes. A senior government official said, “Kejriwal also directed that if anyone wishes to attend any event or concert, then they can buy the tickets of the programme and attend it”.
  • To resolve a dispute over a land in South Delhi, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and his UP counterpart Akhilesh Yadav met and discussed the issue on Monday. The two chief ministers were also accompanied by senior officials and top ministers from their respective states. The case pertaining to the dispute is in the Supreme Court.
  • The Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi Party again, on Monday, faced the criticism by the BJP for allegedly 'trying to fool' the farmers. Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay attacked the AAP government in Delhi and alleged that it was playing with the emotions of the farmers.He said, “After talking to farmers, I am of the view that they have suffered about 50 per cent crop loss and it is regrettable that the Delhi government is playing with the sentiments of the farmers instead of paying compensation. The Central government has already extended the limit of compensation but the state government, by announcing a slab for compensation, has let the farmers down. The government has also delayed the survey for assessing the damage”.
DAY 77
  • The ministers and officials of the Delhi government were asked by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to send him all the files over various issues as laid down by the GNCTD Act and Transaction of Business Rules. An official statement from Jung's office said, "The Lt. Governor has informed the Chief Minister, drawing his attention to the relevant provisions of the Constitution, the GNCTD Act 1991 and Transaction of Business Rules 1993, which underscore the relationship between the Lt. Governor's and the Chief Minister's office”.
  • Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked for a 'public trial of media', so that false news stories can be exposed and a possible plot to hurt AAP can be busted. Responding to a suggestion, Kejriwal said, "Your suggestion of public trials of the media is very good, Public trials can be done. Say, there are 8-10 fixed places in Delhi where the public comes and it is told such and such channel had shown such a thing and it was false. Such public trials can be started”.
  • Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to receive and act upon any complaint of corruption in the NCT of Delhi despite the fact that the Union Home Ministry has put restrictions on Delhi's ACB from catching hold of employees of the central government.
DAY 76
  • The AAP-led Delhi government has decided to set up its own education department, similar to NCERT and CBSE, in order to mend the national union territory’s education system. The government will amend the existing education laws and introduce its own syllabus. Delhi’ Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met with the principals of the government schools and discussed the plan with them on Saturday.
  • The Delhi government has decided to provide free Wi-Fi in DTC buses on few selected routes. The service may be available in a month or two. Moreover, a few localities of the national capital will also be provided with free Wi-Fi service by February next year.
  • The Anti Corruption Bureau of the Delhi government and Delhi Police have locked horns again. The AAP-led government on Saturday accused Delhi Police of deliberately trying to protect one of its personnel who had allegedly taken bribe. A head constable posted at the Sonia Vihar police station was caught red-handed by the ACB of Delhi, government officials said.
  • The third phase of the AAP-led Delhi government's participatory budget drive was held on Saturday in six assembly constituencies of Delhi. Dwarka, Karaval Nagar, Chattarpur, Bawana, Okhla and Patparganj were the assembly segments where these public meeting were held.
DAY 75
  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed the ministers and heads of departments of the Delhi government to submit a report of work done so far. The ministers started explaining the progress through presentation from Friday, 1 May 2015. The process will go on till next weekend.
  • Delhi Chief Minister has assured that he will bring a law to ensure harsher punishment for employers who are found guilty of denying minimum wages to the employees. His government will also see to it that the law is properly implemented. The CM launched the 'Shramik Vikas Mission' on Friday at a function in Shalimar Bagh assembly constituency area.
  • The AAP-led government in Delhi will reportedly upgrade its disaster management capabilities and start a recovery drive in quake-hit Nepal next week. As per the CM's orders, three Delhi bureaucrats who have an expertise to deal with such situations will head to Nepal.
  • Delhi CM has appointed senior IAS officer SS Yadav as his new secretary. Presently, he is the CEO of Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Charge of Information and Publicity also lies with the 1995-batch IAS officer as he is the Secretary and Director of the department. He will continue to shoulder his current responsibilities in addition to being the Secretary to the CM.
  • Arvind Kejriwal chaired a cabinet meeting on Friday and decided that the farmers who suffered a loss of crops of more than 70 percent in the recent unseasonal rains, will get compensation worth Rs. 20,000 per acre. It was also decided that those who suffered a loss of less than 70 percent will be entitled to a compensation of Rs. 14,000 per acre.
DAY 74
  • While the voices demanding Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar's sacking are growing louder, the minister on Thursday offered a detailed explanation to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the accusations on him for having a fake law degree. Tomar wrote a letter to the CM, in which he said, “The BJP is trying to malign me, the whole fake degree drama is being propagated on the basis of false roll numbers given by RTI complainants and the BJP”.
  • A response to an RTI has revealed that the AAP-led Delhi government spent Rs. 85,000 on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's treatment. It was revealed that the minister had spent Rs. 71,925 on his treatment, while Rs. 13,305 was his airfare. An administration department said, “An expenditure of Rs. 71,925 has been incurred by this department on the treatment of the Chief Minister and Rs. 13,305 has been incurred on his family”.
  • The officials of Reliance India Limited and the shareholders of Niko Resources Limited were served notices by the Delhi government's Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). The ACB asked them to join the probe investigating the financial irregularities in natural gas pricing at KG Basin.
DAY 73
  • A delegation of Delhi Transporters Association met with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday. The ministers got suggestions from the delegation regarding finding ways to reduce pollution in the city. After the talks, the transport department of the Delhi government received directions from CM Kejriwal to evaluate the suggestions and file a preliminary report in the matter.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal again had to face the heat over his minister Jitendra Singh Tomar's alleged 'fakes degree' controversy. The BJP staged a protest outside CM Kejriwal's house in Delhi demanding the sacking of the Law Minister. The AAP government had to face stern protests as the BJP workers led by their Delhi Chief Satish Upadhyay held placards and shouted anti-AAP slogans on the city streets.
  • The removal of an encroachment around a war cemetery in Delhi's Model Town was ordered by the Delhi government on Wednesday as suggested by Sir James David Bevan, the British High Commissioner to India. CM Kejriwal met with the British High Commissioner earlier in the day when the latter brought the matter to the CM's notice.
  • Companies dealing in online shopping in Delhi have been asked to pay due taxes to the Delhi government. The online retailers have been issued a notification by the Kejriwal government in this regard. The AAP government in Delhi is expecting an estimated Rs. 500 crore of VAT annually from around two dozen shopping websites that are operating in the national capital.
DAY 72
  • The AAP-led Delhi government was caught off-guard by the opposition parties, the BJP and the Congress, over its minister's alleged fake degree on Tuesday. The two parties demanded resignation from Delhi's Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar after a Bihar university alleged that Tomar's law degree was fake. A clarifying reply over the matter was also sought from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  • The Delhi government held a meeting with its various departments on Tuesday to discuss the disaster management plan and the preparedness of its civic agencies in dealing with any natural disaster. It was decided in the meeting that all the government hospitals will be retrofitted in a phased fashion under the government's control. The meeting was held in the wake of the growing safety concern in Delhi, especially after the recent Nepal earthquake that shook Delhi as well.
  • The Delhi government's home department asked the Delhi Police for a reply as to why it had failed to comply by its orders of installing CCTV cameras inside the city’s police stations. The Delhi government had ordered the Delhi Police to install CCTV cameras inside all the police stations across the city to keep a check on reported cases of harassment of common public by the personnel on duty.
  • The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government displayed South-West district's digitised records that would be available for public viewing from Tuesday onwards. Land records of more than 78,000 properties were published online on Tuesday. This is for the first time that a state government has digitised land records. The authorities in Delhi have been directed by CM Arvind Kejriwal to apply the same in all the districts of the national capital.
DAY 71
  • To examine the level of readiness against disasters amongst various government agencies, the AAP-led Delhi government will soon be organising drills. The government will also finalize a disaster management plan within a time frame of six to eight weeks. K.K. Sharma, the Chief Secretary of Delhi said, “State disaster management plan talks of broad guidelines with standard operating procedure. Officials claim that three districts (New Delhi, North-East and South-East) have prepared the plans, while the rest are in the final phase. Disaster management plan specifies the role of each government agencies like municipal corporation and police”.
  • At a function held at Delhi Secretariat on Monday, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced that 21 MLAs of AAP will be assigned the responsibilities of parliamentary secretaries, who will, in fact, serve several ministers in the Delhi government. This move has been taken to make sure that the Delhi government works speedily and with ease.  Following are the names of the selected parliamentary secretaries and the designated ministers:  Praveen Kumar - Minister of Education, Sharad Kumar –   Minister of Revenue, Adarsh Shastri - Minister of Information and Technology, Madan Lal - Minister of Vigilance, Charan Goel - Minister of Finance, Sanjeev Jha - Minister of Transport, Sarita Singh - Minister of Employment, Naresh Yadav - Minister of Labour, Jarnail Singh - Minister of Development, Rajesh Gupta and Anil Kumar Bajpai - Minister of Health, Som Dutt - Minister of Industries, Avtar Singh Kalka - Minister of Gurudwara Elections, Vijender Garg Vijay - Minister of PWD, Jarnail Singh - Minister of Power, Kailash Gahlot - Minister of law, Alka Lamba - Minister of Tourism, Manoj Kumar - Minister of Food and Civil Supplies, Nitin Tyagi - Minister of Women and Child and Social Welfare and Sukhvir Singh - Minister of Languages and Welfare of SC/ST/OBC.
  • A probe carried out by the AAP-led Delhi government into the death of the Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh at an AAP ‘Kisan Rally’ last Wednesday has ended. The Delhi government is expected to present its report later this week. It is reported that Delhi Police that had earlier refused to join the probe by the Delhi government has also conducted an investigation on the same lines as of the Delhi government.

DAY 70
  • The AAP-led Delhi government decided to send 25,000 food packets and 25,000 drinking water packages to Nepal. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal issued a statement on Sunday that said the Delhi government was ready with the consignment and it would take off on Monday.
DAY 69
  • The death of the Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh, who committed suicide at the AAP ‘Kisan Rally’ held at Jantar-Mantar last Wednesday, will be called 'martyrdom' and one of the deceased's family members, primarily one of his children after the attainment of 18 years of age, will get a job in the Delhi government. These demands were made by the farmer's family members after a few of AAP members went to meet them. In addition to that, Senior AAP Leader Sanjay Singh handed a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to Gajendra’s family. The rain-hit farmer compensation scheme that was announced by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal this month will also be named after Gajendra Singh.
  • AAP held six public meetings on Saturday as per its plan to prepare a 'participatory budget'. The constituencies where the public meetings were held were Patparganj, Dwarka, Bawana, Chattarpur, Okhla and Karawal Nagar.
  • On Saturday, Baba Adhav, a labour rights leader, met with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and discussed the issues that porters and head-loaders, engaged in heavy manual labour, had been facing. The labour leader asked Delhi CM to pass a labour law, similar to the one in Maharashtra, for the welfare of these labourers. As per the labour leader, the law will benefit the labourers in terms of ensuring privileges like insurance, bonus, provident fund, gratuity, etc.
DAY 68
  • AAP Convenor and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Friday admitted that he was wrong in not halting his speech against the land ordinance even after the Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh had committed suicide. Delhi CM was apologetic about what had happened on Wednesday at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. On the other hand, a CBI probe into the farmer's suicide has been demanded by Gajendra Singh's family. Victim's uncle Gopal Singh said, "We want a CBI probe... a fair probe. We have conveyed it to Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore."
  • Already in conflict with each and other, the Delhi government and Delhi Police have come face-to-face over the powers given to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Delhi government. The point of tussle now is whether Delhi's ACB can take actions against the officials and personnel of Delhi Police or not. The Delhi government wants the ACB to have such a right, while the Delhi Police is against it.
  • The Delhi government, led by AAP, ruled on Friday that fresh ground water would no longer be used for city parks. The civic and land-owning agencies like the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have been instructed to buy treated waste water for the parks. The initiative has been taken to help the capital union territory to cope up with the continual water crisis problem and monetise reclaimed water. The Central Ground Water Board of the Union Government will also be asked by the Delhi government to issue a notification in the same direction.
DAY 67
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal opted to defend himself in the Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide scandal, saying that he was not aware as to what all was going on as he could not see anything while he was addressing thea ‘Kisan Rally’ gathering at New Delhi's Jantar-Mantar Janatar-Manatar [v1] on Wednesday, 22 April 2015. Kejriwal said, "The tree was at a distance from the stage. What was happening near the tree wasn't visible from the stage. We could not make an announcement otherwise everyone would have rushed towards that side. Below the tree were some guest teachers and AAP volunteers who saw what was happening. But no one thought that anyone could have committed suicide."
  • The Delhi government, led by CM Arvind Kejriwal, has decided to introduce a modern and pollution-free bus transport system to demotivate motivate Delhi citizens of Delhi against using their own personal conveyance. The step has been taken to combat increasing levels of air and noise pollution in the union territory. CM Arvind  hief Minister Kejriwal also appealed to the some students at a function held in New Delhi to ask their parents not to use private transport.
  • AAP Cconvenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met child activist and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday. At the meeting, Kejriwal assured Satyarthi that he would leave no stone unturned to eradicate 'Child Labour' and 'Child Trafficking' from Delhi
DAY 66
  • A farmer from the state of Rajasthan named Gajendra Singh committed suicide in New Delhi on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, in the middle of a 'Farmer's Rally' that was being addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The farmer, whose crops were destroyed by the unseasonal rains, climbed a tree and hanged himself in front of the whole crowd witnessing the rally. Delhi CM Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not bother and continued with the rally. They reached Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital only to see the deceased after the rally was over.
  • AAP Convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the controversial Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the NDA-led Central Government of being the cause of the plight of the farmers. He was addressing a 'Farmer's Rally' at Jantar[v1] -Mantar in New Delhi. He also said that the farmers of the country felt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was against them.
  • The Delhi government is instructed not to take any action against the sellers of chewable tobacco in Delhi by the Delhi High Court. Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the Delhi government not to take any “coercive action” against the sellers and distributors of chewable tobacco unless the final decision is taken on the pleas filed by the manufacturers.
DAY 65
  • The Delhi government has begun registrations for e-rickshaws in the city. The government has passed seven models of new e-rickshaws and registered two e-rickshaws bearing the numbers: DL IR 001 and DL IR 002. Gopal Rai, Delhi Transport Minister, said that once the dealers would get appointed by the manufacturers for the sale of e-rickshaws, people would be able to buy e-rickshaws and get them registered. As of now, the transport department has received 22,984 PSV applications.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal discussed certain key issues with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon. As per a senior official, they discussed several issues including water and waste management. As per sources, the Ambassador has also invited the Delhi government to take part in an exhibition and conference relating to water technology and environment control, also known as WATEC – Water Technology and Environment Control Exhibition, which is to be held in the month of October of this year in Tel Aviv. Reportedly, the Delhi CM has accepted their invitation.
  • The Delhi government said that it was working towards the safety and security of the churches in the city. Haribhai Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, said in the Lok Sabha that out of the 20 incidents related to attacks on religious institutions, only one did not belong to the Christian community. He added that the DCPs and the SHOs of the city had been directed to ensure peace and security of the religious places in the city. He said that he had also entreated the management, along with the directors, of these worship places to get CCTV cameras installed in their premises for security reasons, as well as, if possible, to deploy guards for fending such attacks.
DAY 64
  • The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, said on Monday that even if his government kept 50% of the promises made during the Delhi polls in the next five years, it would not be a bad performance. The CM said while addressing a public gathering in New Delhi that he had a vision and planning to establish a system of rewards and punishment for the bureaucrats to raise the level of efficiency and competition amongst the officers of various departments.
  • To fight the menace of corruption in Delhi, the city government urged the High Court to rule over a plea questioning the powers of the Anti-Corruption Branch to investigate corruption allegations.
  • The Delhi government was asked by the Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken on Monday not to allow the private discoms to raise the power tariffs in Delhi. The Congress urged Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal not to give in to the demands of private discoms to hike power tariffs by 20 percent, calling it unfair.
DAY 63
  • The AAP led Delhi government finally kicked off its participatory budget exercise on Sunday. The function at West Vinod Nagar, an area covered by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's Patparganj assembly constituency,was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's Chief Secretary KK Sharma amongst others. At the occasion, Keriwal addressed the gathering and said, “Villages have shown us the direction in this regard. They say, ‘Dilli, Mumbai mai humari sarkar, humari mohalle mai hum sarkar’ (In Delhi and Mumbai our government, but in our area we are the government).”
  • The Delhi government, headed by Arvind Kejriwal, appointed a special officer to implement the recommendations of Justice Majethia in relation to the proposed salary hike for the Wage board member journalists of print news media.
  • DAY 62
    • Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal told media on Saturday that his government was going to launch a complete overhauling of the Delhi administration. He said that a system of 'rewards and punishment' would be introduced to change the attitude of bureaucrats by rewarding promotions, demotions and performance incentives.
    • The Anti-Corruption Branch of the AAP led Delhi government made its very first arrests on Saturday nabbing a government official and three people for allegedly taking bribe. The arrests were made acting on a caller's complaint that bribe was being paid and taken at the Azadpur Mandi gate to allow entry to trucks illegally.
    • The Arvind Kejriwal led government in Delhi has decided to bring down encroachment by vendors and unuathorised colonies brought up after the AAP government came into power on 14 February. A Delhi government official said, “Private builders are misusing government’s order (to regularise construction). The chief secretary on Friday directed all departments to check encroachment on their land.”
    DAY 61
    • Delhi government has decided to initiate a drive against encroachers. Delhi chief secretary K K Sharma has directed the city administration to take strict action against the encroachers who have occupied the government lands illegally. He has also said that it is the responsibility of the land-owning authority to take care of its land/property if encroachment of such land takes place.
    • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will work with Delhi government to strengthen the efforts of the party to root out graft. The party said that it is working towards setting up a blueprint and a comprehensive strategy to control corruption, which was one of the main concerns of the party.
    • The Supreme Court has put a stay on two criminal defamation trail proceedings against AAP chief and Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. The court had ordered the Centre to reply to his plea which challenges the criminalisation of the defamation.
    • A delegation of about 100 doctors met health minister Satyendra Jain to express their concerns in relation to the implementation of the laws under the Clinical Establishment Act. The act makes it mandatory for all clinical establishments to have a registration, follow a regular standard of healthcare and establish certain norms. During the meeting Jain said that medical community need not fear as the act would be justifiable and fair.  
    DAY 60
    • The Kejriwal government has approved a compensation fund of Rs. 36 crore for the farmers who are hit by the hailstorm and unseasonal rains in the city. According to a senior official, about 30,000 to 40,000 farmers will be compensated and the amount of compensation may be revised in future
    • For the construction of the third phase of the Barapullah Elevated Road, which will connect Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar, the Delhi government is seeking Rs. 1,200 crore from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The estimated cost of the entire project is Rs. 1,260.63 core and the Delhi government is seeking almost the entire cost from the DDA. PWD minister Satyendar Jain said the DDA has a separate development fund which it collects from the Delhiites and hence it should be used for the development projects like the Barapullah Elevated Road.
    • Delhi government’s electricity department has asked the power distribution companies of the city to provide information about their relations with former government officials. As per the government, this move is aimed to determine if any of the former government official had favoured these power companies.
    • The Kejriwal government has announced that it is planning to set up patient welfare committees in all the government hospitals. The committee will be set up in order to deal with the public grievances related to health and medical issues. As per the officials, there will be 28 such committees in the government hospitals, headed by the MLAs of the respective areas.

    Last Updated on 23 March, 2023.