Day 134 : 29-Jun-15


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

  1. In its efforts to ensure uniformity in Value Added Tax with neighbouring states, Delhi government tabled an amendment bill in the Assembly for bringing flexibility in fixing VAT on liquor, tobacco, aerated drinks and certain other items. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. The Delhi Government will shortly organise a series of “employment fairs” in the Capital for providing employment to the youths in accordance with their skills and qualifications. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The government of Delhi has lost its appeal for the head of Delhi’s anti-corruption agency M K Meena to be prevented from entering his office. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party Delhi Government to go in Supreme Court in the Anti Corruption Bureau chief Mukesh Meena’s appointment case. (Source)
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Day 133 : 28-Jun-15


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

  1. Delhi government has notified its scheme of 80 per cent reduction in one-time sewer and water development charges for new connections till September 25. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. Water treatment plants, reservoirs, land and buildings of the Delhi Jal Board will be used to generate solar power in order to help the water utility cut down its power bill. (Source)

Related News:

  1. BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said the three BJP MLAs in the 70-member House were facing an emergency as they were never allowed to speak freely. (Source)
  2. The Congress on Sunday held a protest against the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government, accusing it of “total failure” in controlling price rise of essential commodities, including fruits and vegetables. (Source)
  3. Over 1,400 unauthorised colonies that are not connected to sewer lines will have to wait a bit longer as the Delhi Jal Board has suspended all work on new projects after NGT’s order. (Source)
  4. The PWD has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Urban Development on decongesting Delhi, suggesting measures such as additional financing for implementation of projects in the next five years, introduction of additional cess on petrol or diesel in Delhi or a pollution tax on vehicles more than 10 years old, among others. (Source)

Day 132 : 27-Jun-15


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

1. Delhi Government promises free wifi in colleges, villages by year end. (http://goo.gl/nLTsHx)

2. AAP government asks discoms to hold Lok Adalats to settle complaints. (http://goo.gl/UBxWfw)

3. AAP government notifies its scheme of 80 per cent reduction in one-time sewer and water development charges for new connections. (http://goo.gl/c86jlk)

4. Delhi government to launch app for hassle free public transport. (http://goo.gl/C9unAD)

Related News:

1. Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia meet Rajnath Singh. (http://goo.gl/p2FjBX)

Day 131 : 26-Jun-15


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

  1. Aam Aadmi Party endorsed a resolution in the Delhi Assembly on Friday to bring about a constitutional amendment to put an end to the “Emergency-like” situation created in Delhi. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Delhi Assembly on Friday cleared resolutions stating the Anti-Corruption Branch as well as land should be under the jurisdiction of the Delhi government, without any interference from the Centre via the Lieutenant Governor. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Anti Corruption Branch chief  S S Yadav alleges that LG Jung-appointee Mukesh Kumar Meena threatening him. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Delhi government has decided to move the High Court, seeking to restrain ACB joint commissioner of police M K Meena. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Resident doctors of Delhi have alleged that seven incidents of assault and threats against doctors and hospital staff have already occurred in the capital. (Source)
  4. The MHA and lieutenant governor (LG) Najeeb Jung are likely to take disciplinary action against S S Yadav, additional commissioner of police posted at the anti-corruption branch (ACB) of Delhi government”. (Source)

Day 130 : 25-Jun-15


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

  1. Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi government on Thursday presented its first budget for the capital with it’s key focus on Education & Health. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi budget promises 10,000 beds in Delhi government hospitals, health sector gets a booster. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. The Education sector proved to the largest gainer in the AAP annual budget for 2015-16 with Finance Minister Manish Sisodia proposing a total expenditure of Rs 9,836 crore for it. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. Women’s safety, welfare schemes get priority in Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi budget. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Delhi government on Thursday proposed to increase circle rate of agricultural land between Rs 1 crore and Rs 3.5 crore per acre, in a move to benefit the farmers. (Source)
  6. The Delhi budget for 2015-16 sets aside an amount of Rs.5,908 crore for the local bodies/corporation. (Source1) (Source2)
  7. Ten Highlights From Aam Aadmi Party’s First Delhi Budget. (Source)

Related News:

  1. This Budget is for Poor and Middle Classes: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Police’s vigilance department has arrested a traffic constable for letting off an errant driver after accepting a bribe of Rs 200 near Dhaula Kuan. (Source)
  3. Delhi budget: It lacks vision, will add to inflation, says Vijender Gupta of BJP. (Source)
  4. South Delhi Municipal Corporation has demolished 16 properties and sealed 25 buildings as part of a special drive. (Source)

SWARAJ BUDGET


AAP GOVT PRESENTED FIRST BUDGET IN DELHI VIDHANSABHA ON 25TH JUNE and named it SWARAJ BUDGET.

Participatory democracy was the one of the core promise of Aam Aadmi Party manifesto , dream of Arvind Kejriwal , who started his fight against this corrupt system years back and hope of Delhi janta who supported Aam Aadmi Party to reclaim Delhi with a thumping majority. As Manish said by making this budget we didn’t achieve swaraj but we took a step toward that direction, it is a step to turn that dream into reality where all bureaucrats, politicians will be accountable to use each and every penny of taxpayers money. From election manifesto to mohalla sabha to Delhi budget, AAP govt is trying to establish a system where public will participate in each decision-making related to them.

In an apparent dig at BJP-led MODI government in the Centre, Manish said ”Na rehber se milega, na rehguzar se milega, yeh toh hamaare paaon ka kaanta hai, yeh hamin se niklega” where he informed that Delhi this year collected 1 lakh 30 thousand crore total tax, from which center only giving 325 crore back to Delhi, where Delhi as a state is eligible for 40% of tax as other states.

He said Delhi govt is paying so much tax to center and getting peanuts in return even then delhi govt is paying back all the loans to center govt, while on the other side Delhi govt decided to waived off loan money on east MCD unit which is governed by center.

He announced Rs. 41,129 crore budget, and discussed how mohalla sabha and participatory decision-making changing life of public and announced new “Swaraj fund” worth Rs. 253 crore for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. In Swaraj Budget, 20 crore for each vidhansabha has been allocated to all those 11 vidhansabhas who were part of swaraj budget.
He announced the establishment of ‘Delhi Urban Development Agency’ for maintenance and development works in all the districts, a body that would work under the leadership of the district magistrates.

Manish Sisodia announced that Delhi govt is working towards single window clearance and committed to make Delhi a business hub, along with this a new nodal agency will be formed so that all the proposals coming to govt from different countries on different project can be tracked and decision-making can be easy.

He announced 106% increase in education budget which he precisely said is “ not an expense, but an investment” to present and future generation. Goal to bring about 100 percent literacy in the next two years, emphasis on “value and skill” in schools, 20,000 new teachers will be recruited, accountability to be increased by installing CCTV in all classrooms. Teachers training, new teachers appointment, 83 new school buildings and modernisation of 50 old schools are few such initiatives to improve education system in Delhi. Upto 10 Lakh loan for higher education (Polytechnic and ITI included)where govt will guarantee the loan. 310 crore allocated for skill development and professional education.

Health budget hiked by over 45% to Rs 4787 crore.To improve health services, Delhi govt planning to add 10000 new beds,110 new ambulance and 1000 new mohalla clinics. A total of 11 government hospitals in Delhi will be modernised and completion of pending hospital projects is in priority.

In transport sector, Rs 1,084 crore allocated to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), allocation of Rs 3695 crore for transport in Delhi. Single ticket will be available for travelling in metro, buses and auto rickshaws, said Sisodia .10000 new buses , 500 feeder buses & 5500 new auto permit will be added . To promote Erickshaw, 15000rs subsidy has been provided to each e-rickshaw.CCTV installation, marshalls appointment on DTC Buses and GPS system on all taxis and autos.

Manish said Yamuna River will be cleaned in the next five years so that it can become a spot of “boating and picnics”. Installing 15 new sewage treatment plants to reduce pollutants flowing into the river.

Other highlights of the budget:

  • Entire city will get pipe water supply in 3 years.
  • Government is committed to implementation of Majithia commission recommendations.
  • Labour welfare centres will be set up across Delhi and the labourers will be registered through a single-window system along with other benefits.
  • Announced Rs 1 crore each to families of martyrs.
  • Government plans to build safe storage houses for onions and other essential food items.

The AAP government aims at making Delhi India’s first corruption free state,said Sisodia.This budget as govt claimed SWARAJ BUDGET looks promising and with Manish quote “jahan se aati ho manzilon ki mahak , woh kache raaste bhi achhe lagte hain”. AAP Govt is committed to make Delhi a world class city and corruption free state and working hard to turn that dream into reality.

Day 129 : 24-Jun-15


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

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has nominated fresh directors to the boards of the three power distribution companies (RPL, BYPL and TPDD) in the Capital where it has 49 per cent stake. (Source)
  2. Delhi Aam Aadmi Party has initiated investigation into the Water Tanker scam under Sheila Dixit’s regime. (Source)
  3.  Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said Aam Aadmi Party government does not agree with the Centre’s policy to not fail students till Class VII and considers it a factor for the falling pass rate in Class IX. (Source)

Related News:

  1. The per capita annual income in Delhi rose by nearly 14 per cent to Rs. 2.41 lakh in 2013-14 compared to the previous fiscal, which is almost three times the national average. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. In the past 10 years, the prices of many food items seem to have doubled in Delhi. The Economic Survey of Delhi for 2014-15 shows that pulses, oil and even mutton are now twice as costly. (Source)
  3. Delhi Police bust a gang of gamblers with the arrest of eight persons from JJ Colony in north-west Delhi’s Wazirpur area in New Delhi. (Source)
  4. The Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted another module engaged in providing admissions through fake EWS certificates. (Source)
  5. In a major operation, the Office of South Delhi District Magistrate on Wednesday rescued 25 children from Yusuf Sarai Market and Gautam Nagar area. (Source)
  6. The Economic Survey has highlighted poor water quality of the Yamuna river while pointing out that the river crossing the Capital was polluted by the flow of untreated sewage and discharge of industrial effluents. (Source)

Day 128 : 23-Jun-15


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

1. Appointment of marshals in DTC buses for women safety has started with intial deployment of 1000 marshals. (http://goo.gl/zDtG6a) (http://goo.gl/stgS8J) 2. Bill to make NSIT (Netaji subhas institute technology) a state university has been passed enabling increase in seats. (http://goo.gl/GRC3Fp) 3. Dy. CM Manish Sisodia shared his vision of making Delhi, an education hub. (http://goo.gl/ySH2RH) 4. The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday passed three bills, including the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (Amendment) Act, 2015. (http://goo.gl/wZj16H)

Related News:

1. Doctors in Delhi call off strike after AAP government imposes ESMA. (http://goo.gl/4t839k)

Day 127 : 22-Jun-15


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

1. Delhi government to table six bills during budget session. (http://goo.gl/aERVaQ)

2. AAP government may double allocation for education in Delhi budget, will provide education loans upto 10 lakhs without security. (http://goo.gl/B76Qzi)

Related News

1. AAP government asks striking doctors to resume work. (http://goo.gl/LXfehV)

 

Day 126 : 21-Jun-15


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

  1. The Delhi government is working towards the creation of its own answer to the municipal bodies — the District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) – (Source)
  2. The Delhi government is planning to appoint a corporate honcho as chairman of the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) to boost the sector in the national capital. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the discipline is good for mental concentration while taking part in the celebration of the first International Yoga Day. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The seven-day budget session of Delhi assembly, starting on June 23 and ending on June 30, is likely to be a heated one over power cuts and tariff hike. (Source)