Day 165 : 30-July-15

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

  1. The Delhi government on Thursday notified its witness protection programme. Called the Delhi Witness Protection Scheme 2015, it lays down steps to protect the identity of witnesses. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. The AAP government on Thursday released an amount of over Rs.29 crore for the pension of retired employees of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Delhi Aam Aadmi Government working on redevelopment plan of Paharganj and Karol Bagh. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets President Pranab Mukherjee to appraise him about their points of view on the confrontation over various postings and transfers in Delhi government. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued notice to around 3,000 illegal nurseries and private persons in the capital causing pollution on the floodplains of the Yamuna river. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  3. Delhi Police’s Crime Branch is planning to name the fathers of over 300 children, who allegedly secured admission in leading private schools under the EWS scam, as well as the school principals, in its chargesheet in the case. (Source)
  4. an auto union has given a 15-day ultimatum to Delhi government to immediately stop its special drive against auto-rickshaw drivers, failing which they would go on strike. (Source)
  5. The Delhi governments plan to give perks to parliamentary secretaries stuck. (Source)
  6. After toying with the idea of smaller buses for the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), the government has gone back to the idea of procuring low-floor buses. (Source)

Day 164 : 29-July-15

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

  1. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, during a day-long conference on the Delhi Transport vision on Wednesday, announced that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor will be brought back to Delhi in a new and improved form. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. Delhi Public Works Department (PWD) minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said all 1,260 roads in Delhi will be redesigned while taking into account the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The transport minister, Gopal Rai, on Wednesday announced that Delhi government will look into setting up a unified metropolitan transport authority (UMTA), much like cities abroad. (Source1) (Source2)

Related news:

  1. The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi government to give details of the total expenditure made on its advertisement campaign and to clarify whether the money had come from the government exchequer or the party’s coffers. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6)
  2. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has strongly objected to removal of CCTV cameras from the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) headquarters at Vikas Bhawan-II in Civil Lines. The vigilance department has sought an explanation from ACB on the issue. (Source)
  3. The North Municipal Corporation is set to lease out part of its existing headquarters in order to bring in more revenue. (Source)
  4. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the civic bodies and the city government over their failure to clean up the Central Market area in Lajpat Nagar. (Source)
  5. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, complaining against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged intervention in the functioning of the Delhi government. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)

Day 163 : 28-July-15

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

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into cases pertaining to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sought an investigation. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party government moved Delhi High Court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against ACB chief MK Meena for allegedly violating the court’s order by removing an officer of the anti-graft body. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)

Related news:

  1. A city-based lawyer has filed a criminal complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming Delhi Police. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party-led (AAP) Delhi government on Tuesday removed from several areas posters and hoardings, through which it had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. South Corporation’s promise to operationalize three multilevel parking facilities in south Delhi by July-end falls flat. (Source)

Day 162 : 27-July-15

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

  1. Aam Aadmi Party could push for division of Delhi Police during the special session of Delhi assembly. (Source)
  2. AAP member and former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti has urged environmentalist Pradip Krishen to draw up a plan for the restoration of the Central Ridge, which he said he would forward to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. The AAP government is finally cracking down on errant Gramin Sewa vehicle owners. (Source)

Related news:

  1. A number of welfare officers in Delhi, who are responsible for the counselling of juveniles lodged in correction homes, have alleged irregularities in the exam pattern by the recruitment board. (Source)
  2. LG Jung approved the appointment of Swati Maliwal — the AAP’s government’s pick for the post of the DCW chairperson. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. The Congress party on Monday blamed the city’s municipal corporations, ruled by BJP for stalled multi-level parking projects. (Source)
  4. At war with BJP-led Centre, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls on BJP veteran L K Advani. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  5. Discoms in the capital have have opposed the Delhi government’s proposal to penalise them on an hourly basis if outages exceed an hour. (Source)

Day 161 : 26-July-15

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

  1. Delhi toy soon become the first state to start an online facility for property registration, rent agreement and power of attorney. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The AAP government has decided to install closed-circuit television (CCTVs) cameras in over 3,700 low-floor DTC buses, including 1,275 air-conditioned ones. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  3. Delhi Jal Board will commission the 20-million-gallon-per-day waste water treatment plant at Pappankalan by December 2015. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Ahead of the special session of the Assembly called by the AAP government, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung holds a meeting with top police officers, including Commissioner B S Bassi. (Source)
  2. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to offer incentives to electricity and water consumers who opt for bills through email only. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government has questioned the authority of the Centre-appointed ACB chief M K Meena in probing the charges of “favoritism” in allotment of its anti- graft helpline 1031, saying no irregularity was there in its operation. (Source)

Day 160 : 25-July-15

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

  1. The Delhi government has shortlisted three bidders for its Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) ambulance system project, whereby a private player will be roped in to operate and maintain the fleet. (Source)
  2. The roads in the national capital will be re-designed to give them a new shape, Delhi’s PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said today. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Related news:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has apologised for using slang ‘thulla’ against Delhi Police, saying it was not intended for “honest” personnel of the force. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has issued a notice to the Delhi government to submit all documents pertaining to tenders for the 1031 anti-graft hotline service. (Source)
  3. AAP-led Delhi government and the BJP-led Centre continue to squabble over a host of issues, posters and hoardings seem to be the latest weapon of choice in the political battle between the two parties. (Source)
  4. Prashant Bhushan issued a legal notice to the AAP government on Friday, alleging that its instructions on regularisation of guest teachers was in “contravention” to a Supreme Court judgment. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Tomar on Friday said his arrest was an attempt by the BJP-led Centre to tarnish the AAP government, in which, he said, the Delhi Police was used as a weapon. (Source)
  6. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi is not in favour of handing over the control of the capital’s police force to the Delhi government. (Source)
  7. A city-based lawyer has accused the AAP dispensation of allowing grave irregularities in setting up its four-digit anti-corruption helpline ‘1031’. (Source)

Day 159 : 24-July-15

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

1. Delhi Pharmaceutical Science & Research University will be made functional in the current academic session of 2015-2016. (

2. Delhi government started process for appointing Lokayuktha .(

3. Delhi government will give compensation to families affected by building collapse. (

4. Delhi CM meets Union minister Nitin Gadkari to discuss Infrastructure and Yamuna. (

Related News

1. In a 2011 letter Union Minister opined that Government of Delhi represents the elected government. (

Day 158 : 23-July-15

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

  1. The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government today overruled an announcement made by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief MK Meena about a new helpline number, and threatened to take legal action. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. The Delhi government has decided to give preference in admission to children of paramilitary forces personnel who have been honoured with bravery awards. (Source)
  3. Delhi government has launched a crackdown on fake notaries in the city. (Source)
  4. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has decided to reduce the sewerage and water charges for three months based on an order by National Green Tribunal (NGT). (Source)

Related news:

  1. Giving in to Lt Governor’s assertion, the AAP government today sent him a file on appointment of Swati Maliwal as Chief of Delhi Commission for Women. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slammed Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his assertion that ‘Government’ in Delhi meant the LG, saying his stand was not only unconstitutional but “laughable” in a democratic country. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Dilip Pandey police van incident: Delegation of Aam Aadmi Party leaders hand video to Rajnath Singh. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. Delhi Court grants bail to Jitender Singh Tomar in Fake degree case, on the condition that he would not travel outside the capital without permission from the court. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continue to spar over postings in the national capital, Delhi now has two anti-corruption hotlines. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. The Delhi High Court has directed the city’s jal board to give a “definitive” plan on how it intends to utilise the huge reserve of 63000 cubic metres of groundwater discovered in a residential colony in South Delhi. (Source)
  7. Ms Maliwal said that she will continue with her field visits and continue working as an activist. (Source)

Day 157 : 22-July-15

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

  1. Moving closer towards the “free WiFi” promise made by the Delhi government, the Information Technology department is ready with a proposal to provide free WiFi usage upto 1 GB per month per SIM card. (Source)
  2. Aam Aadmi Party Delhi Government to hold session on improving transport system in the city on July 29 in the Delhi Secretariat. (Source)
  3. Delhiites are in for a major relief as power tariffs in the city are not going to be increased this year. (Source1) (Source2)

Related news:

  1. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung claims he’s Delhi Government. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal hopes controversy over her appointment as chairperson will be resolved. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. Aam Aadmi Party threatens to launch an agitation against Delhi Police after the alleged “attempt to mow down” party’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey by a bus belonging to the law enforcing agency. (Source)
  4. Law student files a PIL before the Delhi High Court to direct the State Election Commission to hold by-elections in the 13 Delhi wards where the position of councillor is vacant. (Source)
  5. National Green Tribunal pulling up Delhi government said that Polluting vehicles are not being tested properly. (Source1) (Source2)
  6. Newly appointed Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal gets down to work, reaches GB Road area of Old Delhi to meet sex workers. (Source)
  7. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will run an awareness campaign using mobile vans and SMS to update residents in its areas about prevention and containment of dengue. (Source)

Day 156 : 21-July-15

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

  1. Students in Delhi’s government schools will soon have the option pursuing vocational subjects, education department planning to introduce these subjects from this academic session. (Source)
  2. AAP government on Tuesday decided to hold a special assembly session on July 28 to discuss the issue of women’s safety in Delhi. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. The Delhi Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to scrap the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5) (Source6) (Source7)
  4. Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party to bring various water bodies to life across city, to be started with Naini lake in Model Town. (Source)

Related news:

  1. The Delhi government’s decision to scrap the 5.8-km South Delhi BRT corridor by and large welcomed by residents and experts. (Source)
  2. A sub-divisional magistrate caught two officials of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) while allegedly accepting a bribe but the police has refused to file an FIR. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Aam Aadmi Party members alleged that a police vehicle tried to run over Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey, a volunteer pushed Pandey out of the way in time. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  4. Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung questions Aam Aadmi Party’s appointment of woman panel chief, demanding an explanation as to why his approval was not sought on the appointment. (Source)
  5. The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) student wing, the Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), is set to seek applications, from candidates interested in contesting Delhi University (DU) student body elections. (Source)
  6. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is set to lodge a complaint against the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), three days after five people were killed in a building collapse in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden. (Source) (Source2)
  7. Nearly 30 cases of dengue have been reported till last week this year in Delhi, the highest number for the period in the last six years. (Source1) (Source2)
  8. Delhi’s power distribution companies are now adopting new Smart Meter Reading Devices (SMRDs). (Source)