Day 12 : 27-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 27-Feb-15:

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reviewed functioning of the Delhi Police force and gave suggestions for improving law and order, especially women’s security, in the city.  (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal forms 9-member panel  to implement the 70 promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party in its election manifesto. (Source)
  3. In a big relief to people of Dwarka, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal to inaugurate Dwarka Water Treatment Plant on Sunday. (Source)

Related News:

  1. A programme to educate e-rickshaw drivers about safety norms will be launched on Monday at traffic police office. (Source)

Day 11 : 26-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 26-Feb-15:

  1. AAP government impact: Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) to clear backlog of 20, 000 pending vacancies by year-end. (Source)
  2. Delhi government to tighten the screws on power companies. Cases wold be registered against corrupt officials (Source)
  3. Aam Aadmi Party government to HC: Have banned Uber, Ola cabs from plying but they are still playing illegally. (Source)
  4. Delhi CM Kejriwal promises to shut Okhla waste plant after residents of Okhla’s Sukhdev Vihar complained ‘polluting’ waste-to-energy plant in their neighbourhood is a source of polluted air. (Source)
  5. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore financial assistance to family of slain CRPF Jawan. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has told chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that his auditors were still waiting for a long list of documents related to power distribution in Delhi so that they could complete their audit. (Source)
  2. Home Ministry to let Arvind Kejriwal pick chief secretary. (Source)
  3. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is soon going to shape the roadmap for delivering the “70-point plan” drawn from the Delhi Dialogue series by forming a new panel to fulfill AAP’s promises. (Source)
  4. Over a quarter of Delhi’s government schools or 27% are functioning without a water DJB : NGO Pardarshita claims. (Source)

Day 10 : 25-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 25-Feb-15:

  1. Aam Aadmi Party delivers on ‘bijli-paani’ promise, slashes power tariffs by 50%; announces 20,000 litres free water. Sewerage charges too will go now. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Delhi transport minister promised 10000 new buses to improve transport system in Delhi. He also said that parking problems of the buses in the depot has been resolved. (Source)
  3. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets CAG, and discussed the status of scrutiny of finances of the private power distribution companies which was ordered by the AAP government during its first stint. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. School donation: Parents get help to report illegal demand.The Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked parents to send written complaints, along with “evidence”  (Source)
  2. Massive deforestation found in Yamuna floodplains, NGO demands immediate action from government. (Source)

Day 9 : 24-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 24-Feb-15:

  1. In a significant step towards ‘swaraj’, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will begin a pilot project to get citizens’ views for area-specific budget planning for the 2015-16 fiscal. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party government pitches for statehood of Delhi in the assembly. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday made it clear that there was no room for non-performers in his government. And only Best performer to be HoD. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. New license issued to 2439 E-Rickshaws, out of the 4113 applications . (Source)
  5. The new government has put Delhi Police on notice in its very first assembly session.  AAP MLAs on Tuesday demanded that police commissioner B S Bassi be summoned to the House. (Source)

Related News:

  1. BJP frittered away AAP’s revenue surplus : Arvind Kejriwal. (Source)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi Govt is going to face its first test over the likely shortage of water and power in the coming summer months. (Source)

Day 8 : 23-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 23-Feb-15:

  1. Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal directs official to take development of Unauthorised colonies seriously. (Source)
  2. The Delhi Health department has issued guidelines authorising private hospitals with 50 or more beds and equipped with ventilators can treat patients suffering from SwineFlu. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. AAP government has fast-tracked the power subsidy scheme with the power department submitting a final proposal to the government. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Assembly begins, Kejriwal and other MLAs take oath. Shahdara MLA Ram Niwas Goel elected as Speaker; Shailmar Bagh MLA Bandana Kumari elected as the deputy speaker.(Source)
  2. The Delhi Government has a system wherein they accept all grievances on the website: www.pgms.delhi.gov.in
    Any grievances related to Delhi can be registered on the above link.
  3. Healthcare services poses a huge challenges to newly elected Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi. (Source)

One Week Of AAM AADMI SARKAAR


Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as a novel moral force showcasing highest standards of righteousness and honesty in the crippled Indian political system and the Delhi Vidhan Sabha victory has made it big, both in terms of a political entity and a social influence. While the junta of Delhi took that one courageous step to kick out the embodiment of old politics, their impatience for change can be understood. Also AAP which stands for new politics cannot be measured on the standards on old politics. And thus to keep it in close scrutiny we made an attempt to review day-to-day working of Aam Aadmi government and present it to the people in a compressed manner. Today it’s been a week both to our initiative and AAP Sarkar, our initiative would be judged by our visitors, however we have made an attempt to identify the course on which Delhi Government is headed.
Aam Aadmi Party presented a 70-point manifesto before Delhi and made fascinating promises covering the concerns of every class of persons. Here it should be noted that the manifesto was made after due deliberations with the people and the experts about different areas of concern, this programme was called “Delhi Dialogue”. It is important because it marked the beginning of issue-based politics and further democratization of it. So here we would reproduce texts from the manifesto and compare it with the action taken because otherwise all you read is what media says. Also there is a little clarification that we would make that we are not in hurry and do not expect the system to change overnight, all we are concerned about is the intent of the new government. The change might not happen instantly but it can certainly begin today, this is the only gesture to show that electoral promises were not a bunch of idioms.
The first thing CM did after assuming office was to launch the anti-corruption helpline, this was considered one of the most effective steps taken by the yester AAP government. It resulted in several officials being caught. More importantly, there was credible deterrence amongst the officials, which brought about a substantive decrease in the acts of corruption in the city. On the same day, Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi Govt. arrested 9 persons including excise officials involved in smuggling of alcohol without paying excise worth Rs 2500 crore. In this regard, Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prakash Javdekar seeking services of whistleblower Sanjeev Chaturvedi in the Delhi government. The buzz is that he would be made head of the anti corruption bureau. This step has a lot of symbolic significance. Now the government is all set to launch an anti-corruption app which will turn your smartphone into a handy spy cam to conduct sting operations on officials demanding bribes (Point 35).

Then living up to the promise made by the party in point four of the manifesto, finance and tariff departments were directed send Proposals for reduction of electricity tariffs by half. The government has also started exploring ways to produce low cost electric power. The Kejriwal government has asked the Centre for a coal block that will help a private company set up a giant plant to supply adequate and affordable electricity to the city. Meanwhile CM also reviewed the summer plan of DJB and electricity board to ensure smooth supply.

Point 33 of the action plan provides for 5,000 bus marshals to prevent and deter crime on public transport. Working upon it, Delhi government writes to DG home guard asking him to prepare road map to deploy Home Guards in DTC buses as Marshalls for the security of passengers.

Delhi government has issued orders prohibiting any demolitions in the city and reasserted that nobody should be deprived of shelter until proper arrangements are done. This was precisely what was promised in point 58 of the AAP action plan concerning in situ development of slums. Similarly Delhi government ordered no contractual workers of any department will be removed till further guidelines formed. This was done in pursuit of accomplishment of point 47 of the manifesto. Such relief has also been given to street shoppers (Point 48).
The government, on the second day, issued 4500 permits to auto drivers for NCR region ensuring last mile connectivity as ensured in point 29 of the plan. On the same date, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia asked for reasons why petitions haven’t been filed in chargesheet for 1984 riots case from concerned officers and gave directions to expedite them. Thus the path to justice for the Sikh community, as promised in point 63, has been drawn.

With a view to simplify procedures for setting up a small/medium Scale industries(non-polluting) in Delhi, need for no objection Certificate required from Pollution Control Board was made non-obligatory. However this step invited some criticism as environmental experts wrote to CM warning that doing away with green nod will further worsen Delhi pollution.

Another crisis which recently broke out and needs due governmental attention is that of swine flu. As proclaimed in point 25, the health ministry has been dealing with the problem on a priority basis. Thus to tackle this problem, helpline number was issued (22307145) by the health minister for any information on swine flu. The government issued order to all testing labs in Delhi freezing test charges of swine flu at maximum Rs. 4500. A day after the order two private labs were issued show cause notice for charging more than decided charge of Rs.4500. Also the stock of medicines to address swine flu situation was doubled and roped in 25 hospitals including private ones. Further on Thursday 40 new drug stores were granted licence to to sell Tamiflu tablets for treatment of swine flu. Also, the government added two more designated laboratories to test for the disease and said the stock of medicines has been doubled.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday asked Delhi Jal Board to submit a report on the city’s sewer system and contamination of water within 10 days as was said in point 56. The government has also started the process for fixing boundaries of unauthorized colonies to give shape to the promise of regularization.

Point 52 of the AAP manifesto talks about just and fair policy for e-rickshaws. Now to materialize this commitment, Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai announced that the government will soon form a task force to understand the problems faced by e-rickshaw drivers in the Capital. Also with an aim to help e-rickshaw drivers and owners apply for learners’ licences and badges, the government has announced the setting up of 13 special camps across the city.

Apart from the ultimatum to Uber, Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of an African national in a moving car in the early hours of Friday in East Delhi. This highlights their zero tolerance towards cases of harassment against women.

Delhi government is planning to give major role to wrestler Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi, including special degree programs as promised in point 68 of the action plan. Also as clearly mentioned in point 17 of the manifesto and in accordance with Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, government announced building of two lakh new toilets. On the other end, Manish Sisodia gave a 3-week ultimatum to three Municipal corporations of Delhi to come up with an action plan. And the news for which social media is going crazy- Yes, the wi-fi thing. Get your data packs recharged as wi-fi is still a year away, as declared by Arvind Kejriwal.

Amongst all the action, a janta darbar was held by Arvind Kejriwal at his Ghaziabad office, systematized and successful contrary to the last year. Second janta darbar would be held on Feb 25th where government has issued strict directions not to allow VIP entries.

Here we have tried our best to present a synopsis of one week of Delhi governments success or failure is for you to judge. Also please don’t forget to read the AAP action plan (http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/Manifesto-for-Delhi) to keep the government checked. We would welcome your suggestions and comments.

-Team AAPDelhiDiary

i. AAP Action Plan.
ii. Electricity Bills to be reduced by half: An Aam Aadmi Party government will keep its promise of reducing electricity bills by half.
iii. Until such rehabilitation is completed, the slums will not be demolished under any circumstances.

Day 7 : 22-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 22-Feb-15:

  1. AAP government is planning to buy power from cheaper sources to help fulfill its poll promise of cutting electricity tariffs by nearly half. (Source)
  2. Deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia gives ultimatum of 3 weeks to three Municipal corporations of Delhi to come up with an action plan. (Source)

Day 6 : 21-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 21-Feb-15:

  1. Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of an African national in a moving car in the early hours of Friday in East Delhi. (Source1 – Page 5) (Source2)
  2. Delhi govt to give major role to wrestler Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi, including special degree programs. (Source)
  3. Delhi Government issued show cause notice to two private labs for charging more than decided charge of Rs.4500. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. Coordinating with Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Kejriwal led AAP Government announces to build two lakh new toilets. (Source – Page 5)
  5. Delhi Govt ordered Magisterial probe into Burari violence incident and asked SDM to file report about who is responsible? Police or MLAs. (Source)

Related news:

  1. “I am confident that Kejriwal will run his government successfully and set an example for other state governments in eradicating corruption.” : Anna Hazare. (Source)
  2. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia becomes the new chairman of Delhi jal board. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. FIR registered against AAP MLA in Burari for creating ruckus at a local police station. (Source)
  4. NDMC plans to make Delhi free of garbage houses and arrange door to door collection of garbage. (Source)

Day 5 : 20-Feb-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 20-Feb-15:

  1. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday asked Delhi Jal Board to submit a report on the city’s sewer system and contamination of water within 10 days. (Source)
  2. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has put a rider for release of funds by the state to municipal corporations-draw up a financial viability plan. (Source)
  3. The AAP-led Delhi government is expected to scan the status of the state boards, commissions and district level committees. (Source)
  4. Former Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) chairman Berjinder Singh could soon be joining the new government in Delhi.(Source)
  5. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s vision to provide free Wi-Fi across Delhi will take at least a year to materialize. (Source)
  6. The Delhi government has started the process for fixing boundaries of unauthorized colonies to give shape to the promise of regularization. (Source)
  7. With an aim to help e-rickshaw drivers and owners apply for learners’ licences and badges, the government has announced the setting up of 13 special camps across the city. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. At a time when the Delhi government is eyeing allocation coal blocks to set up a power plant, discoms have moved the central regulator complaining of low-grade coal being supplied to thermal stations at Dadri and Badarpur.. (Source)
  2. Kejriwal’s second Janta Darbar from Feb 25, police advised to avoid VIP entry. (Source)
  3. Delhi to become country’s Tourist capital : Kejriwal. (Source)