Day 95 : 21-May-15


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

  1. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote that the Delhi government had put an end to the “transfer-posting industry” that was being run during the previous governments. (Source)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday offered more help to the people of Nepal affected by the recent earthquake, quake victims who were in the Capital could get medical treatment in the government hospitals. (Source)
  3. Every government official is working with the chief minister and different ministers with full energy,” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia tweets. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The North corporation has filed an affidavit stating that it does not have the authority to clear Chandni Chowk Road. (Source)
  2. The three municipal corporations, North, South and East, have announced modules for online sanction of building plans and completion/occupancy certificate under the single window clearance system. (Source)
  3. Senior IAS officer Anindo Majumdar, who was earlier this week locked out of this office, was very upset and has voiced his displeasure at the way he was treated. (Source)
  4. Senior bureaucrat Anindo Majumdar has lashed out at the AAP government for “humiliating” him and asserted that he will not follow any “unconstitutional” orders. (Source)
  5. The Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), in a recent meeting with Delhi government officials, presented a proposal to revamp Lado Sarai with plans of introducing bio-digester systems, sewage treatment plants, parking sites and underpasses apart from additional features like setting up exhibition centres, a flower market, a museum complex and studio apartments. (Source)
  6. The State Health Department is all set to roll out yet another major shake up among the medical superintendents of its hospitals. (Source)
  7. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is all set to link the online registration of its outpatient department (OPD) to the patient’s Aadhaar card. (Source)
  8. Two constables were assaulted by TSR drivers in separate incidents on Tuesday. Cases have been registered in both the cases. (Source)
  9. The Kejriwal-Jung standoff has online voters deeply polarized, with 49% saying the chief minister is in the right and 44% backing the L-G. (Source)
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Day 94 : 20-May-15


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

  1. The Delhi government on Tuesday reduced the sewer and water development charges collected by the Delhi Jal Board to almost a fifth. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi government on Wednesday formed a taskforce of subdivisional magistrates to keep a check on fresh unauthorized constructions. (Source)
  3. In an attempt to reduce cases of over billing, Delhi Jal Board will now scrutinise all bills issued under the residential category if they are up to Rs 25,000 or more for a period of three months. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Under fire for triggering a constitutional crisis, the AAP-led Delhi government on Wednesday received the backing of two legal luminaries. (Source)
  2. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre and state governments should “show some efficiency instead of fighting with each other”. (Source)
  3. Arvind Kejriwal told senior officials that there was no trust deficit between the political executive and the bureaucracy in his government. (Source)
  4. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung cancels all appointments made by AAP Delhi Government it in the last four days, asserting he is the sole authority in matters of ordering transfer and posting of bureaucrats. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Delhi Government on Wednesday told its bureaucrats not to “blindly” follow Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s orders and asked them to discharge their duties in line with constitutional provisions, without any fear or apprehension. (Source)
  6. Allow Delhi govt to function independently, Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi. (Source)
  7. In Turf War With Lieutenant Governor, Arvind Kejriwal Has a Point, Say Legal Experts. (Source)

Day 93 : 19-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 19-May-15:

1. Delhi government opens school grounds and stadiums to promote sports (http://goo.gl/wysU44).

2. Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC),  will start interacting with business organisations in the city from tomorrow to help the administration formulate trader-friendly policies (http://goo.gl/BeLwmy).

3. Delhi Government will use remote sensing satellite technology to check and map unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the city (http://goo.gl/7ghcO0).

4. Delhi government cuts sewer, water development charges by 80% for new connections in unauthorized colonies (http://goo.gl/37Y4Ks).

Related News:

1. Union of sanitation workers from North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) demanded that their due salaries be paid on time (http://goo.gl/lC1CaI).

2. New Delhi Court sends notice to the government regarding appointment of 21 parliament secretaries (http://goo.gl/ozzx3D).

3. Allow Delhi government to function independently, CM Kejriwal to PM Narendra Modi (http://goo.gl/Plg3gA).

Day 92 : 18-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 18-May-15:

  1. Delhi government has approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking a direction to DDA to provide land for parking 10,000 buses in the capital. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) plan to redevelop Khan Market could face a deadlock as traders in the market are divided over the renovation plans. (Source)
  2. City’s biomedical waste treatment plant’s contract expires on Tuesday, forcing the government to call an emergency meeting on Monday to draw up alternative measures to treat the waste. (Source)
  3. A Delhi court on Monday fixed July 26 for hearing a criminal complaint seeking action against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribes from the Congress and the BJP and vote for the AAP in the Assembly polls. (Source)
  4. NGT has slapped a fine of Rs 9 lakh on three five-star hotels after they were found having “unsatisfactory” rainwater harvesting systems. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The National Green Tribunal  (NGT) on Monday directed the “official gardener” of BJP MP Jagdambika Pal to appear before it for allegedly burning leaves on the premises of the politician’s bungalow in New Delhi. (Source)
  6. The tussle between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over who controls the Delhi bureaucracy intensified Monday as the CM’s office gave orders to lock the office of a senior IAS officer. (Source)

Day 91 : 17-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 17-May-15:

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the state government will appoint a fare-fixation committee and autorickshaw fares will be revised on April 1 every year. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. The Delhi Jal Board is setting up five decentralised Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) to treat effluent for non-potable purposes and bridge the demand and supply gap. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday reminded auto-rickshaw drivers of the national capital of their responsibilities, urging them to serve the people of Delhi with honesty. (Source)

Related News:

  1. North corporation Mayor threatens that the safai karamcharis will surround CM Arvind Kejriwal’s office and sit in protest against him if Delhi government does not releases the due funds. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that the then power secretary Shakuntala Gamlin, favouring the discoms, wanted the government to sign on the documents that would enable a Rs 11,000-crore loan to the Reliance ADAG Group-owned Delhi discoms. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) has come up with a proposal which seeks to utilise the Yamuna riverfront for creating open public spaces and areas to promote recreational activities. (Source)
  4. The municipal corporations of Delhi started several public outreach programmes in their current term, but all of these schemes have failed to generate any public interest. (Source)
  5. More than two years since its conceptualisation, New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) ambitious project, smart card for street vendors, continues to remain on paper. (Source)
  6. The Congress on Sunday said views of the elected government must be respected including on posting of top bureaucrats. (Source1) (Source2)
  7. Both BJP and AAP, who played politics over the e-rickshaw issue a few months ago, have left their drivers in the lurch. (Source)

Day 90 : 16-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 16-May-15:

  1. The Delhi Government’s Public Works Department has launched a centralised complaint centre for registration of complaints against potholes and rough patches on the roads under its control. (Source)
  2. In a recent inspection of schools carried out by the Delhi government, it was found that admissions under economically weaker section (EWS) category were given without proper verification & forged certificates. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. Now the Bar council is divided over Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar’s ‘fake degree’ issue. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Opposition leaders slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his “dictator-like” approach on the row surrounding appointment of senior official Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary. (Source)
  3. Shakuntla D Gamlin, on Saturday assumed charge as officiating chief secretary in clear defiance of the expressed stand of the AAP-led Delhi government. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. Delhi LG Najeeb Jung cancels another govt order, AAP cries ‘coup’, Arvind Kejriwal goes to President. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal writes an angry letter telling LG Najeeb Jung to work ‘within Constitution’. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  6. Delhi government has levelled charges at BJP, saying it is attempting to carry out a “coup” against it through Najeeb Jung. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  7. IAS officer Parimal Rai wrote to the chief minister’s office on Saturday, saying that he wasn’t ready for the job of acting chief secretary and that there were other deserving seniors for the post. (Source)

Day 89 : 15-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 15-May-15:

***None for today***

Related News:

  1. The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Delhi and Central government to file replies on a plea seeking appointment of the Lokayukta. (Source)
  2. The gloves are off in the battle between chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung over appointment of principal secretary (power) Shakuntala D Gamlin. (Source)
  3. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has finally decided to intervene in the tussle between Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung. (Source)
  4. The Delhi High Court has given the Delhi government a week’s time to give an account of the revenue received from the trees cut by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the money received by the Forest department. (Source)
  5. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on diesel vehicles older than 10 year. (Source)
  6. Doctors, nurses and other staff of at least four municipal hospitals and dispensaries in North and East Delhi went on mass casual leave on Friday over delay in disbursement of salaries. (Source)
  7. The Delhi government has issued a showcause notice to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Barkha Singh for allegedly misusing her “position as chairperson. (Source)

Day 88 : 14-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 14-May-15:

  1. The Delhi Government on Thursday sought cooperation in key areas of infrastructure, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers from Tokyo. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The websites and mobile apps of taxi aggregators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs have been blocked following a request from the Delhi Government. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday directed the transport and environment departments to make stringent plans to check alleged manipulation in issuance of Pollution Under Control certificates. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The South Municipal Corporation has been found using its disaster management centres (DMCs) as a municipal lab, a parking spot and a property tax office. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Delhi High Court directed the South municipal corporation to file a “comprehensive affidavit” regarding the cleaning of drains in the city by next week. (Source)
  3. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies and the Delhi government on a PIL alleging that the “multiplicity of authorities” was responsible for the problems being faced by the citizens. (Source)
  4. Leaders of the BJP-led civic body NDMC met Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday to ask for financial aid from the government. (Source)
  5. BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s stay order on implementation of an Aam Aadmi Party government circular on initiating defamation proceedings against media on adverse reporting. (Source)

Day 87 : 13-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 13-May-15:

  1. Delhi government said that it will not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector in Delhi. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government on Wednesday questioned three senior executives of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). (Source)
  3. Delhi Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday requested the Centre to speed up implementation of the eastern and western peripheral expressway projects. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies and the Delhi government on a PIL alleging that the “multiplicity of authorities” was responsible for the problems being faced by the citizens. (Source)
  2. The Delhi High Court directed the South municipal corporation to file a “comprehensive affidavit” regarding the cleaning of drains in the city by next week. (Source)
  3. The National Green Tribunal has restrained the South Delhi Municipal Corporation from carrying out construction of toilets and staff room for its employees in a playground at South Delhi’s Gulmohar Park area. (Source)
  4. The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear a PIL challenging the decision of the AAP government to appoint 21 MLAs as “parliamentary secretaries” in the Delhi Assembly. (Source)
  5. The former member-secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission Ashish Joshi has filed a formal complaint against the secretary to the Chief Minister, Rajendra Kumar, and media advisor to the Delhi government, Nagendra Sharma. (Source)
  6. Delhi Chied Minister’s images on hoardings to be removed post Supreme Court order. (Source)

Day 86 : 12-May-15


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 12-May-15:

  1. The Delhi government is planning to open centres for women’s security in each district. They are likely to be located in the district magistrate’s office. (Source)
  2. Delhi government drafting a legislation to monitor and control fees of Private schools. The Bill is currently being worked on by the Department of Education. (Source)
  3. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia meets students of Salwan Girls Senior Secondary School in Old Rajinder Nagar, after they alleged that the school had deliberately failed them in Class IX examination. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Metro staff is threatening to go on a hunger strike from Thursday, which could affect Metro services. (Source)
  2. DTC staff called off their strike Tuesday evening after the son of the murdered driver met the chief minister and agreed to the compensation package offered to the family. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is in the process of analysing 25-year-old data on delineation of floodplains along the Yamuna. (Source)
  4. Ramanjeet Kaur, who was attacked by a Delhi Traffic Police constable sees Arvind Kejriwal, asks for FIR copy and better treatment. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Press Council of India (PCI) has sought to know the reasons from Delhi government for issuing circular against press. (Source)
  6. The Bar Council of Delhi has written to the Delhi Police for a detailed inquiry into the allegations of submission of forged degree, mark sheets and certificate by Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  7. As the demand for electricity has started soaring in the Delhi, residents from large parts of the capital have complained of frequent disruptions in power supply and regular outages. (Source)