Day 196 : 30-Aug-15


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

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Bijli Vivad Samadhan Scheme’, or electricity bill disputes redressal scheme, while promising that electricity rates in Delhi would become even cheaper. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and allow the cancellation of agreements with power companies, while claiming that they were selling electricity at higher rates. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)

Related News:

  1. Delhi Police has arrested 371 and detained around 2,400 in 20 Days for harassing women on Delhi Streets. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Delhi Metro has has written to the NASSCOM and the MoUD to tweak office timings to deal with burgeoning peak hour crowd, as part of the ‘flexi timing’ concept. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. With their colleagues in the line of fire as the Delhi Government looks into the alleged scam in hiring of water tankers, officials of the Delhi Jal Board were a dejected lot last week. (Source)

Day 195 : 29-Aug-15


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

1. Delhi government plans to install solar panels on roofs of bus shelters. (http://goo.gl/U321LD)

2. Google, Cisco and other top tech companies line up for being part of AAP government’s plan of free wifi. (http://goo.gl/HU87OP)

3. AAP government to take action against illegal buildings. (http://goo.gl/5lGQk6)

4. Delhi anti-smoking department will carry out special drive in colleges and universities. (http://goo.gl/MOS8cW)

Related News:

1. Cases related to AAP government vs centre floods delhi high court. (http://goo.gl/93uRia)

2. AAP backed CYSS enters Delhi University election campaign. (http://goo.gl/NBy2HF)

Day 194 : 28-Aug-15


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

  1. The Delhi Government launched a special bus service for the students studying in different colleges of Delhi University’s South Campus, flagged off by Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that Women can enjoy free travel in non-AC buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and (orange) cluster buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. (Source)
  3. Delhi Law Minister and DJB chairperson Kapil Mishra has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to lodge an FIR against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and other erstwhile board members in connection to the alleged water tanker scam. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)

Related News:

  1. Wholesale rates for onions have come down by almost Rs.11 in the past week in Delhi with the government trying all means to lower the rates further. (Source)
  2. Delhi Congress demanded that the AAP Government hold by-elections to the 13 vacant seats of Councillors in the wards of three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) without any further delay. (Source)
  3. Delhi Police chief BS Bassi launched a trial version of the much awaited mobile app “Delhi Police… One Touch Away”. (Source)
  4. The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair will be launched on August 29 with skill development as the theme of the event. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Another 250 cases of dengue have surfaced in the capital in the last week, taking the total confirmed cases in the capital this year to approximately 780. (Source)
  6. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung approved a Rs 3-crore grant for the restoration of the ailing Hardayal municipal public library in Chandni Chowk. (Source)

Day 193 : 27-Aug-15


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

  1. Deputy chief minister and state education minister Manish Sisodia paid surprise visits to an evening school in east Delhi and the district office of the Directorate of Education on Thursday. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The AAP government may approach the civic bodies, including NDMC, asking them to allow restaurants to serve food in open spaces. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Delhiites with illegal water connections and those found to be wasting the resource have become the target of the Delhi Jal Board’s new enforcement drive. (Source)
  4. The Delhi government from now on will conduct weekly review of their ambitious project, Signature Bridge to expedite the work and ensure timely completion. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. In order to control onion prices, Delhi government will send vans carrying the kitchen staple from four wholesale markets to all 70 Assembly constituencies on Friday. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  6. The Delhi government will launch its flagship one-time amnesty scheme for power consumers on Sunday. (Source)
  7. Delhi government directs all playschools, pre-schools and pre-primary schools, running on land allotted by it, to submit compliance report within two weeks on admissions under the EWS in the last three years — or face the prospect of cancellation of their lease. (Source)

Related News:

  1. An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with Delhi Police crime branch was caught red-handed extorting from a liquor smuggler in north Delhi. (Source)

  2. According to data submitted to National Green Tribunal by Delhi government on Thursday, the transport department registered 6,748 more diesel vehicles in 2014 than 2013. (Source)
  3. Tthe Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh has threatened that it would go on a strike on September 2 against Delhi government’s new city taxi scheme. (Source)
  4. The Delhi government in its arguments against a recent Home ministry notification tells the high court that since the lieutenant governor is not elected, he can only act on the aid and advice of the council of ministers. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  5. The Delhi government has rejected again an application by Ola Cabs for license to run its taxi service in the national capital. (Source)
  6. The national capital continues to languish among the worst in terms of sex ratio in the country with 896 females to 1,000 males. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  7. As Delhi Police and the Tihar administration target each other for Tuesday’s clash leading to the death of two prisoners, loopholes in the present system of ferrying inmates to and from jails has come to the fore. (Source1) (Source2)
  8. Paving way for making public servants accountable if they fail to perform their duties, a city court has stated that people can seek damages on account of their “inaction”. (Source)
  9. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has issued 80 notices this month to the Rashtrapati Bhavan after dengue mosquitoes were found breeding at various places at the sprawling estate. (Source)
  10. Left-affiliated Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF) candidate Nandita Narain won the presidential elections of the Delhi University Teachers’ Association for the second consecutive term on Friday. (Source)

Day 192 : 26-Aug-15


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

  1. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia writes to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, telling him that the AAP government won’t heed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)’s directions in the CNG fitness scam. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi government’s decision of recycling construction and demolition (C&D) waste, a major pollutant in the city, in all future contracts has been welcomed by the Centre for Science and Environment. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government on Wednesday submitted detailed guidelines on organ donation in the High Court. (Source)

Related News:

  1. Crime Branch Assistant Sub Inspector caught extorting money from owner of a truck by Delhi Police. (Source)
  2. In friendly nod to media, Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal said ‘without media janta wouldn’t have known about Aam Aadmi Party’. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Delhi’s power sector a model for several developing countries, several countries are now visiting the Capital to gain technical know-how on electricity reforms in the city. (Source)
  4. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has launched a two-month drive in Delhi to ensure there are no encroachments on the footpaths. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  5. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal writes to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani regarding the molestation of a research scholar at St Stephen’s College in New Delhi. (Source)
  6. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) planning to add 20 trains in its existing network during 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  7. Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party on appointment of new directors to the boards of the three power distribution companies in the Capital. (Source)
  8. Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal meeet Jasleen Kaur, the girl who posted a picture of a man accusing him of harassing her and assures of legal aid. (Source)

Day 191 : 25-Aug-15


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

  1. In a step towards paperless governance, the Delhi government will switch to e-offices in a phase-wise manner as Cabinet approved the implementation of e-offices in all government departments. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  2. The Delhi government has said it would come up with specific guidelines regarding plying of radio taxis in the capital, including safety norms for women and other passengers, within 10 days. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. The government’s helpline for women — 181 — will soon be expanded and overhauled, the high court was told was Delhi government on Tuesday. (Source)
  4. The Delhi Dialogue Commission on Tuesday presented the draft solar policy for Delhi in a meeting with NGOs, discoms, power department officials and others. (Source)
  5. Delhi government on Tuesday claimed that the price of onions has come down in the wholesale markets in the national Capital. (Source)
  6. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday, sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in bridging the trust deficit between the Centre and Delhi governments. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  7. Delhi government not to step back on Commission of Inquiry into the CNG fitness certificate scam; Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the probe by the commission will continue, holding the MHA order “unconstitutional”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  8. Delhi becomes first city to publish MLA fund details online, general public can see the details of expenses online.(Source)

Related News:

  1. The Delhi assembly is now on micro blogging site Twitter with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia launching its account on Tuesday. (Source)
  2. Sarvjeet Singh the accused in the harassment case, alleged that Jasleen is an AAP supporter and is doing it all for political mileage and fame. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  3. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday sought to know the number of vehicles – diesel and petrol – registered in Delhi last year and this year. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  4. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal on Tuesday met Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to discuss women safety in the Capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Delhi ACB Chief M K Meena says he is mulling “legal recourse” against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the latter’s alleged derogatory remarks terming him as “corrupt”. (Source)
  6. The Delhi High Court asked the Delhi government to file its response on a plea filed by a corporator of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) seeking release of funds. (Source)

Day 190 : 24-Aug-15


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

  1. In a bid to bring down onion prices in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday said it has decided to approach the vegetable’s importers. (Source)
  2. Delhi government held a meeting with wholesale traders of onion on Monday and asked them to sell onions at a “no profit-no loss” basis till the situation stabilized. (Source)
  3. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The much-awaited interaction between the two is expected to revolve around the ongoing crisis between the state and the Centre. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Students of Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Ambedkar University have written an online petition to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) alleging gender bias. (Source)
  2. 34 students of a government school in Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi were taken ill on monday after consuming mid-day meal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia orders testing of the samples served. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  3. Drunken Delhi Police Cop seen travelling drunk in Delhi Metro, caught on camera Suspended. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  4. The National Green Tribunal asks Delhi government to stop sand mining on the Yamuna river bed and its surrounding areas. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Hours After Delhi Woman Shames a man who abused her on the road and then challenged her to complain against him  on Social Media, is Arrested. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. Over 250 cases of dengue were reported last week in Delhi, taking the total number of cases to 530 this year. (Source)
  7. DTC on Monday faced the ire of the NGT for “wasting government revenue”, “creating traffic chaos” and causing “environmental pollution” for running buses without passengers for most of the day. (Source1) (Source2)

Day 189 : 23-Aug-15


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

  1. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia ordered all nurseries, playschools, creches and pre-primary schools, allotted land by a government agency to reserve 25 per cent of its seats for students from the EWS. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. To promote green power generation, the Delhi Jal Board has commissioned the first-ever hydropower plant in East Delhi’s Chilla area, which will produce 20,000 kWh of electricity per year. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  3. The Delhi transport department has come out with a new set of guidelines for driving schools, to keep a check on the rising number of accidents in the city. (Source)
  4. Delhi government has written to the Centre to request that it ensure no hoarding of onion takes place. (Source) (Source2) (Source3)

Related news:

  1. The Delhi government may have announced the sale of onions in its 280 Fair Price Shops (FPS), however, in reality onions are in short supply. (Source)
  2. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) says littering and people’s non-cooperation major challenges to better sanitation. (Source)
  3. Chief justice of the Delhi high court objects to Delhi governments lokayukta pick. (Source) (Source2)
  4. Aam Aadmi Party has asked Delhi Police to issue an apology for arresting Commando Surinder Singh after a Delhi court granted him bail saying the sections of IPC invoked against the accused “are not even remotely attracted”. (Source) (Source2)

Day 188 : 22-Aug-15


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

  1. The Delhi government’s health department is now planning to outsource maintenance and management of equipment in all its hospitals and medical facilities. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party Delhi government on Saturday released a list of education officials against whom action has been ordered in cases of corruption. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)
  3. The Delhi government’s forest department has begun using GPS-enabled camera phones and other such devices to monitor reserve forest areas in the city. (Source)
  4. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government would set up a trauma centre using its own funds. (Source)
  5. Delhi government planing to make Delhi a hub of tourism, cinema and entertainment; the government on Friday held a discussion with experts for ease of operations. (Source)
  6. Delhi Aam Aadmi Party government to reward DTC Bus Depot Managers who performed exceptionally well since April 2015. (Source)
  7. Placement officer of G B Pant Polytechnic Dipti Mal suspended on the charges of corruption. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Not one rupee of the thousands of crores meant for the Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas has made its way to Delhi’s municipalities, which are reeling under a financial crisis. (Source)
  2. After Lawmaker’s Commando Surender Singh Bail, AAP Accuses Police for Politically Motivated Actions. (Source1) (Source2)
  3. Aam Aadmi Party government accused the central government of trying desperately to “shield” Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and other accused in the CNG fitness scam. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  4. BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, on Saturday, claimed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a communication, had asked him about his choices for the post of Lokayukta. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said conditions at the Nirmal Chhaya Nari Niketan shelter were “grim”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  6. AAP MLA Surinder Singh, arrested on Friday was granted bail on Saturday by a city court. (Source1) (Source2 (Source3) (Source4) (Source5)

Day 187 : 21-Aug-15


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

  1. As prices of onion soar to Rs. 80 per kg, Delhi government limits sale at its outlets. Also announces 10 more outlets. (Source)
  2. The Aam Aadmi Party government today assured the people that Fair Price Shops have enough stock, and will continue to sell onions at Rs. 30 per kilogram till prices stabilise. (Source)
  3. Speaker of Delhi Assembly Ram Niwas Goel on Friday constituted an independent committee to look into the issue of MLAs salary and perks. (Source)
  4. The Aam Aadmi Party government will not take any action on the basis of draft audit report (DAR) of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on power distribution companies of the Capital. (Source)
  5. Delhi government to send information on availability of onions & information of PDS shops via SMS. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Discoms gave incomplete information, didn’t submit other data, says draft report on Discoms by CAG says. (Source)
  2. CNG fitness scam: Commission of Inquiry set up by Delhi govt illegal, invalid, says Ministry of Home Affairs. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source3)
  3. The project for setting up a free WiFi network in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) zone has received a setback with the NDMC cancelling the letter of intent (LOI) to set up WiFi systems on “smart poles” in the area. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has said it has not been able to pay old age pension since July 2014 as have no money. (Source)
  5. The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice and sought a written response from the AAP government and the CAG on a plea filed by Discoms. (Source)
  6. As the Delhi Government tries to exit from expensive long term power purchase agreements, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) suddenly seems to have woken up to the cause. (Source)
  7. In a bid to control the ever problematic traffic menace in the capital, the Delhi Police on Friday launched a free SMS alert service for the people. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  8. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Commando Surender Singh, has been arrested by the Delhi Police. He is accused of beating up and making casteist remarks against a government employee. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)