Day 43 : 30-Mar-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 30-Mar-15:

  1. Moving towards fulfilling one of its major poll promises, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, 5th April will re-launch the anti-corruption helpline 1031. (Source)
  2. The Delhi Government’s Anti-Corruption Branch on Monday arrested a school principal accused of embezzling funds meant for the welfare of students. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Aam Aadmi Party Delhi MLAs and volunteers sprung into action on Monday starting a safari abhiyan of their own to clean up the mess created by striking safai karamcharis. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday announced a series of measures that will be implemented as part of its summer action plan : increasing the fleet of water tankers, setting up two dozen emergency control rooms, installing new tube-wells and booster pumping stations among other measures. (Source1)
  5. Delhi government held a “brain-storming” session with heads of all its departments and local bodies last week, to find solutions to the cash-crunch that the civic bodies are facing. (Source)
  6. Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendra Jain reviews three stranded road projects. Road between Wazirabad and Swarup Nagar, and another between Wazirabad and Vikaspuri will be completed by December 31, 2015. (Source1) (Source2)
  7. Fearing a police crackdown, hefty fine makes gutka ban work in Delhi. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Nearly six months after the launch of the nationwide Swachh Bharat campaign, the Capital’s municipal corporations are yet to receive funding to strengthen their sanitation services. (Source)
  2. Blaming BJP’s Centre government for the ongoing financial crisis in Delhi’s three municipal corporations, Congress leaders claimed that the Union budget had reduced the yearly allocation to the bodies by over Rs 600 crore. (Source)
  3. National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeks plan regarding the establishment of a hazardous waste disposal unit in Bawana and Narela. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed directions, ordering confiscation of vehicles being used in illegal dumping of building or waste material on roads. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The Delhi High Court asks police to take action against sale of acid. (Source1) (Source2)

Day 42 : 29-Mar-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 29-Mar-15:

  1. Delhi government to follow Singapore model of water re-use, planning an ambitious project to provide recycled water to clusters of 100-200 houses. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Related News:

  1. Resident doctors, nursing staff and other employees at municipal hospitals under East and North corporations may go on strike from April 1 over non-payment of salaries. (Source)
  2. Delhi Police form groups to check crimes against women in the city. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The rift between the BJP-led municipal corporations and the Aam Aadmi Party-riled Delhi Government keeps widening, with civic body leaders claiming that the government is trying to undermine the civic bodies. (Source)
  4. Over 150 cycling stations will come up over the next financial year in Dwarka, developed by DDA as a bicycling hub in the first phase of this project. (Source)

Day 41 : 28-Mar-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 28-Mar-15:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed hope that the water situation in the Capital would improve during the upcoming summer months. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The National Green Tribunal has warned authorities in Delhi of “coercive steps” including attachment of accounts and imprisonment for not implementing its orders on keeping Yamuna clean. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Transport Corporation takes steps to enroll more women drivers, to give some relaxation to women applicants in hiring procedure, including in terms of experience. (Source)
  3. Ajay Maken met Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday and presented him with a memorandum, demanding compensation to farmers in Bawana Assembly constituency whose crops were affected by a hail-storm. (Source)
  4. East Municipal Corporation releases a month’s salary after safai karamcharis went on strike and dumped garbage on the streets of East Delhi. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday conducted “surprise checks” on the premises of various Kendriya Bhandar outlets in Delhi. (Source)

Day 40 : 27-Mar-15


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

  1. The Delhi government on Friday banned sale & purchase of chewable tobacco from Monday, 30th March. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched an e-Ration card facility making Delhi the first in the country to have such a programme. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Striking safai karmacharis under the East Municipal Corporation litter East Delhi with rotting garbage. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to install ultrasonic water flow meters to record the flow of water. (Source1)
  3. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday issued directions to close down industries operating in residential areas within a month. (Source)

Day 39 : 26-Mar-15


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

  1. CM Arvind Kejriwal has given in-principle consent to scrap the capital’s most controversial traffic project, the Rs 400-crore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. (Source)
  2. The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) on Thursday held a meeting with sportspersons and suggested that ‘Right to play’ be considered a legal right of a child. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Halt demolition drive being carried out along railway tracks, Sisodia tells Prabhu. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. The officebearers of the three municipal corporations hit out at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday for his statements in the legislative Assembly on the financial condition of the civic bodies. (Source)
  2. Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankhar on Thursday said his state had not withheld a single drop of water and Delhi was being given its share. (Source)
  3. Terming pollution in Delhi as “terrible” and “out of control”, the high court on Wednesday demanded a detailed action plan from the state government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. (Source)

Day 38 : 25-Mar-15


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

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said if there was going to be a water scarcity in the city, then all VIPs too will have to face the brunt. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday summoned the (DERC) chairman following complaints by MLAs about repeated revisions in power tariff every year and “irregularities” being exploited by power discoms to depict they are incurring losses. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Delhi government is set to introduce “paperless registration” of all types of vehicles in the national capital. (Source)
  4. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be holding his public hearings at his official civil lines residence from next week, his aides said on Wednesday. (Source)
  5. The Delhi government has issued a circular restricting duty hours of resident doctors in all hospitals in the city to not more than 12 hours per shift per day. (Source)
  6. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Delhi assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution to restore the original powers of the anti-corruption branch. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The Delhi Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday passed the vote-on-account for the first three months of the financial year 2015-16 amid a much-heated debate. (Source1)
  2. A delegation of municipal councillors from the three BJP-ruled civic bodies met Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and urged him to intervene and get municipal funds, grants and other statutory sanctions released by the government. (Source)
  3. Blaming BJP for the financial crisis in municipal corporations run by it, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked the party to resign and hand over charge to AAP to turn over the situation in a year. (Source)
  4. RWAs on Tuesday expressed their reservation to the AAP-led government’s concept of mohalla sabha. They also passed a resolution demanding legal status for their organizations. (Source)

Day 37 : 24-Mar-15


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

  1. The Delhi government suspended three Delhi Jal Board officials, an executive engineer and an assistant engineer for “misreporting” and “dereliction of duty” at Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government presented Rs.37,750 crore budget, announced a total expenditure of Rs 37,750 crore in the vote-on-account presented on Tuesday. The government plans to spend Rs 21,500 crore under non-plan expenditure. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has asked all 11 district magistrates to carry out a survey to determine the loss caused to farmers due to the heavy rain and hailstorm in the first half of March. (Source)
  4. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai instructs DTC management to release pending salary of the employees at the earliest. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) budget, to be presented today, is likely to focus on its ‘smart city’ project. (Source)
  2. The vote on account presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia listed Centre held back 600 crore, so no fund for civic bodies: Delhi Government. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The issue of unpaid municipal sanitation workers has turned into a full-blown political battle with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal refusing to help the BJP-led corporations. (Source).
  4. The Bharatiya Janata Party members in the three municipal corporations of Delhi will be protesting against the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government on Wednesday after their demand for financial help was turned down. (Source)

Day 36 : 23-Mar-15


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

  1. The AAP Delhi government is all set to open 20 new fast track courts in the capital to deal with cases of crimes against women. (Source)
  2. The Delhi government on Monday said it would request the Haj committee to increase the quota of pilgrims from Delhi. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government has warned app-based cab services such as Uber and Ola, functioning despite a ban, to halt operations with immediate effect or risk the denial of radio taxi licences. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. Deputy CM of Delhi, Manish Sisodia announced that the 70 MLAs will make contributions from their salaries for erecting busts of the Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru on the premises of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. For women’s safety, Delhi police deploy teams at bus stops, outside girls’ schools and colleges and in poorly lit areas. (Source)
  2. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has served notices to the Reliance-owned BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd to pay dues to tune of Rs 200 crore. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Voicing concern over the issue of disposal of municipal solid waste in the capital, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to complete the waste-to-energy plant at Ghazipur by June this year. (Source1) (Source2)

Day 35 : 22-Mar-15


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

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to announce the comeback of his government’s anti-corruption helpline on March 25. Officials being trained to identify frivolous calls. (Source)

Related News:

  1. City’s municipal corporations are now in a difficult position, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused grants to the corporations. (Source)
  2. Delhi Metro sets up Effluent Treatment Plants and Sewage Treatment Plants at its 5 depots. (Source)
  3. Get info on drinking water in all govt schools: Central Information Commission. (Source)
  4. East Delhi Municipal Corporation tells High Court that 30,000 senior citizens under the old age pension scheme haven’t got old age pension for 2 years. (Source)

Day 34 : 21-Mar-15


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

  1. 3 Delhi Jal Board employees suspended over corruption charges. Action taken against the employees after the aggrieved consumer met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a Janata Darbar. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi government plans a series of inspections of the city’s prisons to analyse correctional activities in the jails and to look at the infrastructure. (Source1)
  3. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holds a review meeting with his MLAs over development works carried out in their constituencies in the last one month. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is yet to pay its staff their salaries for the month of February, employees threaten stir. (Source)
  2. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asks BJP-controlled civic bodies to request Centre for funds. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Activists want special task force to secure child rights under AAP’s Delhi Dialogue Commission. (Source)