Day 498 : 27-June-16


Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 27-June-16:

  1. 97 per cent diseases of patients cured at Mohalla Clinics, set up to revive primary healthcare in the city : Arvind Kejriwal. (http://goo.gl/eZZ8BH)
    अरविंद केजरीवाल: 97 प्रतिशत बीमारियो पर इलाज मोहल्ला क्लीनिक से हो रहा है, जिसे शहर में प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य पुनर्जीवित करने के लिए निर्धारित किया है। (http://goo.gl/eZZ8BH)
  2. Delhi CM’s Urban Leaders Fellowship programme receives 4,100 applications from India and abroad. (http://goo.gl/1vDhBJ)
    दिल्ली मुख्यमंत्री के शहरी नेताओं फैलोशिप कार्यक्रम को भारत और विदेश से 4,100 आवेदन पत्र प्राप्त हुए।  (http://goo.gl/1vDhBJ)
  3. The Delhi government is planning to divert gas from two of its functional power stations to the 1,500-MW plant at Bawana to increase its productivity. (http://goo.gl/hLl8pV)
    दिल्ली सरकार ने बवाना में 1,500 मेगावाट संयंत्र के लिए अपनी कार्यात्मक बिजली स्टेशनो में से दो से गैस हटाकर  अपनी उत्पादकता बढ़ाने के लिए योजना बना रहा है। (http://goo.gl/hLl8pV)

Related News:

  1. Election commission to hear case against 21 AAP legislators on July 14. (http://goo.gl/6OxRa7) (http://goo.gl/U2DUaZ) (http://goo.gl/ScZXQO) (http://goo.gl/LJwrWR) (http://goo.gl/JAciMu)
    निर्वाचन आयोग 14 जुलाई को 21 आम आदमी पार्टी के विधायकों के खिलाफ मामले की सुनवाई करेगी। (http://goo.gl/6OxRa7) (http://goo.gl/U2DUaZ) (http://goo.gl/ScZXQO) (http://goo.gl/LJwrWR) (http://goo.gl/JAciMu)
  2. No bail for AAP’s Dinesh Mohaniya, arrested for alleged molestation. (http://goo.gl/QODQIy) (http://goo.gl/hXiSbO) (http://goo.gl/CUUH4V) (http://goo.gl/KcttJ3)
    आम आदमी पार्टी के दिनेश मोहनिया के लिए कोई जमानत नहीं, कथित छेड़छाड़ के आरोप में गिरफ्तार। (http://goo.gl/QODQIy) (http://goo.gl/hXiSbO) (http://goo.gl/CUUH4V) (http://goo.gl/KcttJ3)
  3. At least 28 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi with 15 of them in the month of June. (http://goo.gl/vC2qKt) (http://goo.gl/kPd9tO) (http://goo.gl/y19MWd)
    डेंगू के 28 मामले दिल्लीमें सामने आये, उसमे से जून के महीने में 15 थे। (http://goo.gl/vC2qKt) (http://goo.gl/kPd9tO) (http://goo.gl/y19MWd)
  4. Milk being sold in Delhi/NCR is adulterated and does not “conform” to standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. (http://goo.gl/wPmBvq)
    दिल्ली में बेचे जा रहे दूध मिलावटी है और खाद्य सुरक्षा और भारत के मानक प्राधिकरण द्वारा निर्धारित मानकों के हिसाब से  “अनुरूप” नहीं है। (http://goo.gl/wPmBvq)
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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.

100 days of AAP Govt (Poll promises on AAP Manifesto for Delhi)


Arvind Kejriwal assumed power again  on 14th Feb 2015 with  historic mandate. During entire election campaign Arvind Kejriwal  had promised Delhi to be first corruption free state , a govt on concept of swaraj and most importantly a government that would respond to the common people.

AAP Delhi team came up with ‘Delhi Dialogue’  a unique model of collaborative development to forge a partnership between the government and the citizens of Delhi. Through series of dialogues with public , AAP released impressive 70 point blueprint for a five year government, that will deliver the actionables for all sections of Delhi .

Manish sisodia appointed as Deputy CM and Arvind Kejriwal decided to serve without any portfolio. Delhi Chief Minister,forms 9-member panel  to implement the 70 promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party in its election manifesto. As soon as Arvind Kejriwal become chief minister he started his famous JANTA DARBAAR to hear public grievances and resolve them in timely manner. Arvind Kejriwal holding his public hearings at his official residence 3 days in a week. Arvind Kejriwal established 9-member panel  to implement the 70 promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party in its election manifesto.

A period of 100 days in power is too short to judge any chief minister,  when five years time is given to show results , but this is certainly long enough  period to judge the direction of the man and his government.

Arvind Kejriwal and AAP govt ‘s achievement in 100 days

Delhi Janlokpal Bill: delhi govt working on Janlokpal bill and will table in June this year.

Swaraj Bill: AAP govt’s one of major poll promise and initiative to pass power to public is still no where on paper right now ,But in absence of this bill also AAP govt is making citizens participants in governance. Janta ka Budget kicks off in 6 constituencies of Delhi : Oklha, Karawal Nagar, Dwarka, Bawana, Patparganj and Chhatarpur.Street kids draft own budget for Mohalla Sabha and  Delhi Dialogue Commission organised  a town hall meeting for making policy recommendations to the Delhi Government on various aspects .

Full Statehood for Delhi:Chief minister on first meet with PM , requested for full statehood of Delhi .

Transparent Governance : To make system  transparent ,Delhi becomes first state to roll out E-ration cards and  “paperless registration” of all types of vehicles. Online trafficking system established for complaints of vehicle theft. Acquiring government certification for marriage, income, domicile, caste, nationality, birth and death will soon be replaced by a virtual experience on the e-district platform in Delhi. Portal to file public grievances online has been launched, MLA /MP can review complaint any time and status of the complaint can be tracked.

POWER:

Electricity Bills reduced by 50 % ,CAG Audit of Power companies is going on.To promote renewable energy, DERC come up with roof top solar ‘NET METERING ‘ POLICY .

Delhi Metro will have its first green power sub-station that will have solar power panels, wetland sewage treatment plant, and other eco-friendly features.

WATER:

Water As A Right in  poll promise ,Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is likely to install around 100 water-dispensing machines in Delhi ,Bawana Water Treatment Plant and Dwarka Water Treatment Plant commissioned.Govt.  announced 20,000 litres free water and Sewerage charges also waived off.

In order to cut down water loss in the distribution & service connections of the consumers, the water utility board has set up a Leak Detection Investigation Cell.

GPS IN Water Tankers  and online info about tankers, drivers and delivery schedule to crack down on water mafia.

To revive Yamuna ,Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is in the process of setting up a recycling plant along the Yamuna river belt, also plans to put up wire mesh along the bridges on the river.

Govt has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all institutions, residential colonies, new buildings and in all plots with an area of more than 1000 sq m, that are being developed.This is also applicable to all the buildings in notified areas that have tubewells. In case of not complying with norm fine will be imposed on water bills.

Pollution & Waste Management:

Coordinating with Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Kejriwal led AAP Government announces to build two lakh new toilets. Trial run for  waste-to-energy plant in Ghazipur will provide a big relief from the landfill sites since it does not have a composting plant like the one in Okhla. “It is a healthy, environment-friendly site with no emissions.”reviewing option to shut Okhla waste to energy plant .

Polluted water from najafgarh drain to be treated before releasing to Yamuna to reduce water pollution .The Delhi Jal Board is setting up five decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) to treat effluent for non-potable purposes and bridge the demand and supply gap,and MLA’s checking progress of drain desilting.

Delhi government will plant as many as 14 lakh saplings across the national capital during 2015-16 in its bid to improve the green cover in the city,

EDUCATION:

To improve education in govt schools  Delhi govt is keeping strict vigil on all govt schools ,education minister inspecting schools frequently and taking action in case of any corruption.To reduce admission with fake certificate of under privileged students ,online certificate verification system has been started

The honorarium for Anganwadi workers has already been increased from Rs.750 to Rs.4,000 to Rs.5,000 per month.

45 new govt school and upgradation of old govt schools.planning for separate education board, experimental curriculum, reward of foreign training and increments to motivate principles to make their schools a model for private schools.

Delhi government drafting a legislation to monitor and control fees of Private schools. To reduce admission with fake certificate of under privileged students ,online certificate verification system has been started .

Healthcare:

Delhi government starts massive de-worming initiative covering 37 lakh children.

strict monitoring of EWS admissions in private hospitals. Patient welfare committees in hospitals.

The Delhi government banned sale & purchase of chewable tobacco from 30th March.

health camps for workers in different industrial area.New forensic lab in mandoli jail ,will start by october 2015.

Safety and security:

To ensure safety and security of delhite , Dark spots identified all over delhi and adequate lighting  has been provided.

Installation of CCTVs in schools started and some MLA’s also installing CCTV in their area from MLA FUND.Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to install 100 CCTV cameras at 26 identified locations where debris is regularly dumped.

Homeguards training completed, very soon will be deploy on DTC buses for safety of passengers.women’s security center in each district,likely to be located in the district magistrate’s office.

The AAP government would provide 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by February 2016.The Delhi government is likely to roll out free Wi-Fi service on DTC buses in the next two to three months. The pilot project will be executed on select routes.

Delhi Government Verified more than 50,000 old-age pensioners to provide pension.

The Delhi government has earmarked Rs 10 crore from its own budget to pay enhanced compensation to the kin of victims of the 1984 Sikh riots.

The Delhi government  approved a Rs 36-crore (Rs 20,000 per acre ,Rs 50,000 per hectare)compensation fund for the farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore financial assistance to family of slain CRPF Jawan.

AAP government decided to appoint a special officer to supervise the implementation of Justice GR Majithia Wage Board recommendations concerning journalists and other employees of print news organizations

Delhi government said that it will not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector in Delhi.

Govt bring amendment to Delhi VAT ACT 2006, allowed to carry forward of REFUND of VAT, Stamp vendor license will now be online.

As mentioned in manifesto Delhi government stand by decision of not  allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector in Delhi.

New fruit and vegetable mandi will come up shortly at Tikri Khampur in north-west Delhi with all modern facilities for storage and trading in agricultural commodities.To check food inflation, AAP Govt plans forecast mechanism.

Delhi government has launched a crackdown on ration shops siphoning off supplies meant for registered consumers under the public distribution system. In a first, action is being taken on “SMS alerts” from consumers who failed to get their ration quota.

12,000 new jobs in govt schools for teachers.Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) to clear backlog of 20, 000 pending vacancies by year-end.

Transport:

To improve public transport, Govt introducing 1,000 new buses and 500 midi buses . ,Registration of battery-operated rickshaws  started around 19000 new license issued.

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has recruited its first woman driver.

Infrastructure

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced time-bound regularisation of all unauthorised colonies in the Capital while assuring those living in the slum that they would shortly get permanent housing facility.The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has submitted a voluminous slum-free city action plan (SFCAP) to Delhi government for approval. Delhi government has shortlisted 6 colonies in Northwest, Southwest and East districts. In Northwest, Chandan Vihar and I-Block Prem Nagar-II have been shortlisted for fixing boundaries and regularization of 1600 Un-Authorized Colonies.Delhi Govt also opened the registry of booked properties.Use of remote sensing satellite technology to check and map unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the city.

SITU Rehabilitation, in harinagar & Sulatanpuri slums.

Delhi govt to give major role to wrestler Sushil Kumar to promote sports in Delhi, including special degree programs. Fifty parks owned and maintained by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will open gymnasiums with state-of-the-art equipment.Govt opens school grounds, stadiums for public to promote sports

To improve road infrastructure,Public works Department (PWD) has been directed to repair potholes and rough patches on all roads under its control within three weeks in the month of march ,a 10-member team of engineers is formulated to conduct a quality control and technical audit of all ongoing construction works of the government in the Capital. 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.

The Delhi Government will amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, by making provision for stringent punishment for employers for non-payment of minimum wages to the workers.

CORRUPTION FREE GOVT.

AAP govt came into existence on plank of anti corruption and  won delhi on a commitment  to make delhi first corruption free state.To acheive this anti-corruption helpline 1031 has been launched again. So far 37 officials have been arrested and sent to jail based on complaints about bribe demands or their involvement in corrupt practices. To eradicate corruption, ministers,MLAs are working in transparent manner  and delhi govt is quarterly reporting RTI to be made by all government officials.Delhi govt made it mandatory for each MLA to conduct mohalla sabha in their respective constituency and ended VIP culture.

Its tough to judge any govt on 100 days work but we can  say that AAP Govt is moving in right direction. But suggestion of public trial of media or fight with LG are few issues where govt has to introspect , AAP govt can fight in better way.

AAP Govt has delivered on 14 poll promises ,working on 48 promises and NO U-TURN on any poll promise in 100 days. We wish good luck to AAP govt to deliver on all poll promises and make delhi first corruption free state .

Water and Electricity policy of AAP: First 50 days.


Aam Aadmi Party got a historic mandate in recent Delhi elections securing 67 out of 70 seats. The party was often criticized for its policies of free water and subsidised electricity.

Let us examine for what the Aam Aadmi party stands for what the new government have done to achieve the same.

Water
Aam Aadmi Party believes that access to quality water is a basic right. It is the duty of the government to provide its citizens basic amenities like lifeline water. We want to emphasize that water is essential for sustaining life/ living a dignified life. A lot of contagious diseases are spread through water. If all citizens are not provided safe drinking water, consequences can be huge. Epidemics can cause a government thousands of crores. If people are not provided at least lifeline drinking water, those who cannot afford will steal it or use unsafe water.

Counter arguments for the free water policy are:

1. This policy will cause wastage of water.
The promise is not unlimited free water, but it is capped at 20kL/month. This comes to an average of 660L per day for a family. Delhi government consider this as a bare minimum. At least this much water is needed for living a dignified life.
Even if a single litre is used beyond the limit of 20kL, full amount have to be paid. This promotes conservation. If a family is 22kL per month, they can save 100% of their bill by saving 10% of their usage.

2. This policy is bad economics.
The cost of provoding free water for one year is around Rs.250 Cr per year. This is less than 1% of annual budget of elhi government. If such a policy can provide a basic need for the citizens, improve health and above all promote conservation of water, it money spent well.

3. Poorest of the poor are not benefitted as they don’t have piped water connection
Poorest of the poor lives in slums and unauthorised colonies. They are given water by means of water tankers.

We see huge uproar against the statement of Nestle CEO that drinking water is not a basic right and should be privitized. This earth is mother to all living beings. Mother earth blessed us with adequate water. Atleast lifeline water should not be taxed upto a certain extend. What is the cost of a litre water? Ten rupees? Hundred rupees? Thousand rupees? No amount of money will not be enough pay for water. It is priceless.

67 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party conducted small mohalla Sabhas to list the problems faced by the people and subsequent actions were taken. Water pipelines were laid to colonies facing water scarcity. Faulty meters were replaced in a timely manner.

Delhi faces a shortage of water. Several measured was taken to solve this problem. Government is planning to create 4 lakes for rain water harvesting which will provide water throughout the year to Delhi.
Delhi government also envisions to implement Singapore model of water reuse.
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/taking-cue-from-singapore-delhi-govt-planning-to-provide-recycled-water/
If successfully implemented, Delhi will never face water problems again. Implementation of such a system will also save Delhi Jal Board(DJB) Rs.150 Cr annually.

Electricity

Aam Aadmi party categorically said that they are not against high electricity prices, but against the corruption behind high electricity prices. Aam Aadmi Party said that subsidy for reducing electricity prices is only a temporary solution. Delhi government ordered CAG audit of discoms and it is expected that discrepancy will be revealed and electricity prices will automatically come down.
Aam Aadmi party have a vision to continuously provide affordable electricity to delhi. Delhi government plans to procure a coal block and set up a power plant.
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-02-18/news/59269044_1_free-power-power-plant-coal-block
Electricty from such a plant can be very cheap @less than Rs.2. For example Delhi gets 660MW electricity from Sasan Coal power plant at a rate of Rs.1.17.

Last year Delhi saw massive power cuts up to 17 hours a day. The distribution system was in shambles and was not able to handle the increased load of summers. http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/panel-cracks-whip-on-discoms-there-should-be-no-power-cuts-this-summer/

No overloading of transformers and smooth operation of entire transmission network was made sure. Access to 24 hr affordable electricity is very important for the fast paced growth. AAP will ensure there would not be an energy crisis in the city during peak load times of the summer and in the future.