Day 410: 31-Mar-16

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 31-Mar-16:

  1. AAP Government will make U-turn at midnight if it benefits people: Manish Sisodia. (
  2. The AAP Delhi government inaugurated first 22 of 100 new mohalla clinics, planned as a pilot project. ( (
  3. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the Green Delhi programme by planting trees at the Triangular Park at the ITO Chowk. ( ( (
  4. Delhi AAP government plans to eliminate dark spots in the Capital. (

Related News:

  1. Won’t allow President’s rule in Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ( (
  2. Suprem Court gives no respite to diesel SUVs in Delhi, extends ban on sale of high-end diesel cars but Taxis get a breather. ( ( ( ( (
  3. CAG has recommended to the Delhi government to prepare “realistic” budget estimates to avoid non-utilisation of funds and supplementary provisions. ( ( (
  4. Delhi BJP legislator OP Sharma suspended for 2 assembly sessions for making “derogatory” remarks against AAP legislator Alka Lamba. ( ( ( ( (
  5. Green tax cuts commercial traffic by half in Delhi, since it was imposed by the Supreme Court in October last year. ( (

Day 409: 30-Mar-16

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 30-Mar-16:

  1. After protests by traders AAP govt to roll back VAT on low-cost footwear, textiles. (

Related News:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reaches out to the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, seeking their help to retrieve Bills which were stuck with the Centre. ( ( (
  2. The Privilege Committee of Delhi Assembly has pulled up senior officials of several departments over the late submission of replies to questions listed in the House. (
  3. AAP MLA from Palam Bhavna Gaur lauda Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for continuing to focus on the education sector in his second budget. (
  4. The Ethics Committee of the Delhi Assembly has recommended the expulsion of BJP MLA O P Sharma after finding him guilty for insulting woman member in House. ( ( (
  5. Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has directed the city’s distribution companies to file their petitions for annual power tariff revision latest by April 7. (

Day 407: 28-Mar-16

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 28-Mar-16:

  1. Highlights of Delhi Government’s 2016-17 budget. Vat slashed on various items, subsidies on water & electricity to remain. ( ( ( ( ( (
  2. Delhi Government allots Rs. 763 crore for Metro in its budget. (
  3. 1,000 ‘Mohalla Clinics’, 10,000 hospital beds proposed in Delhi budget. ( ( (
  4. The Delhi government hikes the budget allocation of municipal corporations by Rs. 1,000 crore, in it’s budget 2016-17. (
  5. Delhi gets 2 elevated Bus-Rapid-Transit corridors in Budget 2016-17. ( ( (
  6. AAP’s Delhi Budget stars Aam Aadmi canteens, CCTV In classrooms. (
  7. Delhi Government slashes VAT rates in bid to increase tax net. ( ( (
  8. 1,000 new buses for DTC, ISBT proposed in Dwarka by Delhi government in it’s Budget. (
  9. The Aam Aadmi party government has trimmed its publicity Budget to Rs.207 crore, less than half of what it was last year. (
  10. In order to ensure women’s safety, security and empowerment, the Delhi government has set aside Rs.1,068 crore in its 2016-17 Budget. (
  11. Delhi Jal Board is likely to come up with a comprehensive action plan to clean the Yamuna that will include decentralised sewage treatment plants and focus on storm-water drains. (

Related News:

  1. Delhi’s tax revenue is likely to increase by 17 per cent, thanks to an “honest government” in office, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said. (

Day 406: 27-Mar-16

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

  1. The Delhi government’s trade and taxes department announced that VAT collections in the capital had exceeded Rs 20,000 crore in the current financial year. (

Related News:

  1. Number of 6-coach trains rise on Delhi Metro’s violet line. (
  2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP and RSS of stoking communal passions over the murder of doctor Pankaj Narang. (
  3. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to present state Budget on Monday. (
  4. DCW has issued notices to CBI, the Delhi government and a company as supply of sanitary napkins to schools to stopped. ( (
  5. Rollback in excise duty on jewellery: Arvind Kejriwal seeks support from other CMs. (

Day 401: 22-Mar-16

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 22-Mar-16:

  1. The Delhi Cabinet approves proposals for deploying ex-servicemen in the Enforcement Wing of the Transport Department. (
  2. Delhi Assembly Budget session: Lighting installed in 42 of 46 major dark spots. (
  3. The Delhi government’s proposed excise policy for 2015-16 may open the gates for 24-hour restaurants and bars, giving the capital’s nightlife a facelift. ( (
  4. Delhi Cabinet reshuffle likely after budget session, two ministers might be dropped. (

Related News:

  1. The Delhi High Court issued notice to a woman who had accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas of molesting her. ( ( ( ( (
  2. HC asks Delhi Police for data on number of persons arrested, trials in last five years. (
  3. Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung was all praise for the Aam Aadmi Party government on Day 1 of the Delhi Budget session on Tuesday. (

Day 386: 7-Mar-16

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 7-Mar-16:

  1. The AAP government will table its annual budget on March 28 in the Delhi Assembly, with health and education set to get priority in allocations. ( (
  2. JNU row: Delhi Government files cases against TV channels over ‘doctored’ videos. ( ( ( (
  3. The iconic Akshara Theatre, which is facing closure over unpaid electricity bills, will not be allowed to shut down : Kapil Mishra. (
  4. The Delhi government is going to install sound meters at all prominent banquet halls/places to check noise pollution levels. (
  5. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to roll back the fee hike in colleges affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University). ( (
  6. Munak Canal to start operations on Tuesday, says Delhi Jal Board. (
  7. Discoms, DJB ready to keep Delhi cool during summer : Delhi Government. ( (
  8. Delhi Government launches the incubation policy and distributed seed money to six higher educational institutes for promotion of entrepreneurship. (
  9. The Delhi government has initiated a departmental inquiry against 16 officials of the transport department for laxity. (

Related News:

  1. The Delhi government is looking to privatise its publicity work and has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) in this regard. (
  2. Bureaucratic reshuffle: Gamlin, Majumdar and Sahai move out of Delhi. (
  3. Delhi Police Monday arrested Adarsh Sharma, who had announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for anyone who “shoots” JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar. ( ( (
  4. The Delhi Commission for Women plans to felicitate 25 people whose efforts have benefited society on International Women’s Day. (
  5. Delhi’s Power and Health Minister Satyendar Jain speaks to Sweta Goswami about the summer action plans chalked out by his departments. (
  6. Experts challenge NDMC ‘smart’ city plan. (

Day 186 : 20-Aug-15

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

  1. The Delhi government on Thursday began monitoring wholesale mandis for hoarding and black marketing of onions. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. The Delhi government announces additional compensation of Rs 5.25 lakh for the family of 19-year-old Meenakshi, who was stabbed to death in Anand Parbat. (Source)
  3. The Delhi Rural Development Board (DRDB), approved 315 development-related schemes – worth over Rs. 480 crore – which included construction of roads, drains, community centre and play grounds in Delhi villages. (Source1) (Source2)
  4. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia expresses hope that civic bodies across the country would “replicate” the concept of participatory budgeting through ‘mohalla sabhas’ initiated by the AAP government in the capital. (Source)
  5. Delhi’s health delivery system is getting a makeover with the State government bringing in a four-tier system for healthcare delivery in the Capital. (Source)
  6. The Delhi government will launch a portal to make, for the first time, the entire process involving MLA Local Area Development Funds online by the end of this month. (Source)
  7. Delhi Aam Aadmi Party taking stern steps against the corrupt officials in Delhi : Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (Source)

Related news:

  1. In a breather for the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to stay a notification that tripled circle rates of agricultural land in the national capital. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  2. The Delhi High Court on Thursday came down heavily on NDMC for allowing the multi-level parking lot at the Old Delhi parade ground to against the orders of the court. (Source)
  3. A woman officer of the Delhi Police was transferred twice and is currently facing a departmental inquiry after she accused the the then DCP of the same district of insulting her, said sources. (Source)
  4. The Delhi High Court asked the AAP government to file its response to a plea challenging the recent notification enhancing the circle rates for agricultural land in the city. (Source)
  5. The Delhi High Court asked Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) to file its report on steps it has taken on a complaint against ex-law minister Jitender Singh Tomar seeking probe into his alleged fake law degree case. (Source1) (Source2)
  6. National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered that rainwater harvesting be ‘adopted as a rule’ in all Delhi government projects and institutions. (Source1) (Source2)
  7. Aam Aadmi Party’s student wing CYSS is set to announce a shortlist of candidates for the Delhi University Students Union election. (Source)

Day 169 : 3-Aug-15

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 3-Aug-15:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announces that government had initiated the process for setting up a State Human Rights Commission. (Source1) (Source2)
  2. Arvind Kejriwal said the Commission of Inquiry, that has been proposed by the Delhi government to look into cases of crimes against women in the capital, will also consider various aspects involving the welfare of Delhi Police officers. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  3. The Delhi government, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, said it had spent money on advertisements that “spread awareness about government policies” and had allocated “Rs 523 crore for information and publicity”. (Source)
  4. Aam Aadmi Party Delhi government gives Rs 1.52 crore to provide pick and drop children with special needs. (Source)

Related news:

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal again demanded that the Narendra Modi government again to hand over the control of the police to the Delhi government and he would make Delhi the “safest city in the world”. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)
  2. Delhi Development Authority on Monday launched a new web application that will allow them to offer feedback on horticulture-related matters to the urban body. (Source)
  3. The parents of 19-year-old Meenakshi, who was stabbed to death in Anand Parbat area of Central Delhi last month, attended the special session of the Delhi Assembly on Monday to discuss issues pertaining to women’s safety in the capital. (Source)
  4. The family of 19-year-old Meenakshi, who was brutally murdered in Anand Parbat area last month, said they have not yet received compensation of Rs 5 lakh as announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while visiting their residence. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. A Delhi court said there was “sufficient material” to proceed with the criminal defamation complaint filed by a Delhi Police constable against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for using a slang “thulla” to describe policemen. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  6. Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government told Delhi High Court that it was spending Rs. 8 crores per month on ads related to its policies. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3) (Source4)

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)



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.