Delhi Government honors Urdu Scholars and their literary work #ThisWeekinAAPDelhiGovt

  • PROF. MALIKZADA MANZOOR AHMAD FROM LUCKNOW CONFERRED ALL INDIA BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR AWARD OF RS. 1,50,000/ (POSTHUMOUSLY), WHILE PROF. ABDUL HAQ CONFERRED UPON PT. BRIJ MOHAN DATTATARIA KAIFI AWARD WORTH RS 1,50,000/-
  • RENOWED URDU SCHOLARS/WRITERS/JOURNALISTS HONOURED WITH ANNUAL URDU AWARDS.

 

Dated : 27/8/2016

 

 

           The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi today awarded the renowned Urdu Scholars, Writers, Poets, Journalists for their contribution towards Urdu Literature & Language in a function organized by Urdu Academy at Delhi Secretariat.

 

The Secretary Art, Culture & Languages, Shri NK Sharma conferred the prestigious awards to the eminent Urdu for promotion & propagation of Urdu Language. Shri Sharma awarded All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award to Prof. Malikzada Manzoor Ahmad (posthumous) from Lucknow with Shawl, citation cash award & mementos.

 

           Prof Haq was awarded with  Pt. Brij Mohan Datataria Kaifi Award award worth Rs 1,50,000/- while Dr. Khalid Alvi, Dr. G.R. Syed, Dr. Tabish Mehdi, Jb. Qasim Syed, Dr. Athar Farooqui & Jb. Aslam Sabri each were awarded with cash price of Rs 50,000/- for research & criticism, creative writing, Urdu poetry, Urdu journalisms, Urdu Translations & Best Artist respectively.

 

           The function was presided over the Vice – Chairman, Urdu Academy Dr. Majid Deobandi while it was attended by Secretary Urdu Academy Shri SM Ali and a number of eminent personalities.

 

           Urdu Academy, Delhi since its inception in May, 1981, has been conducting various Educational, Cultural and Literary Activities, for the promotion, propagation and development of Urdu language, literature and composite lingual culture.   Urdu Academy has been honouring every year renowned Urdu Scholars, Writers, Poets, Journalists and other literary personalities for their contributions for the promotion, propagation and development of Urdu language, since 1982.   274 Awards have been given to different prominent scholars/writers/journalists including 31 All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Awards and 8 Pt. Brij Mohan Datataria Kaifi Award.

 

Secretary (Languages), Shri Sharma announced that Government of Delhi is committed to promote & propagate Urdu Language. He said that academy will organized seminar & symposium time to time seeking suggestions from the eminent scholars of Urdu language for promotion of Urdu language.  

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Delhi Environment Minister inaugurates Van Mahotsava Tree Plantation Drive #ThisWeekinAAPDelhiGovt

  • ENVIRONMENT MINISTER, SH. IMRAN HUSSAIN INAUGURATES VAN MAHOTSAVA BY PLANTING TREES.

Dated : 20/8/2016

 

Minister of Environment and Forest, Government of Delhi, Sh. Imran Hussain inaugurated Van Mahotsava Plantation Drive today  at Manodli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency.  Chaudhary Fateh Singh, area MLA also graced the occasion, alongwith officers of Forest Department, office bearers of neighbouring Resident Welfare Associations, children from Eco Clubs of Government Boys Senior Secondary Schools, Gokulpur and Meetpur, besides general public.

On the occasion, about 700 saplings of Neem, Peepal, Jamun, Amaltas, Arjun, Pilkhan, Sissam, Begonia, Barh etc. were planted in an area of about 3 acres of land in Mandoli Extension.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Imran Hussain stressed upon the need for providing clean and fresh air to densely populated areas of North East Delhi by effecting maximum plantation.  Minister lauded the effort of Chaudhary Fateh Singh for promoting plantation in the area in a big way.

Sh. Hussain appealed to the School children and general public for adopting at least one tree and take a pledge to nurture them as one of their own family members. It was also informed that more plantation drives will be undertaken in various parts of Delhi, in the current monsoon season which is conducive for survival rate of plantation. He informed the general public about Delhi Government’s commitment for increasing green cover of Delhi from present 20% to 25% in next five years.

Chaudhary Fateh Singh while expressing his gratitude to  Minister for leading plantation drive in the constituency assured that the appeal of  Minister will be honoured by children and residents by effecting maximum participation in plantation drive.

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Delhi Govt. issues draft notification banning Chinese Manjha to save the environment #DelhiGovernance

New Delhi: 16/08/2016

 

Delhi govt issues draft notification banning Chinese Manjha

Delhi Government on Monday issued a draft notification imposing a complete ban on the sale, production, storage, supply and use of nylon, plastic and Chinese Manjha and any other Kite-flying thread which is sharp or made sharp as by being laced with glass, metal or other sharp objects in National Capital Territory of Delhi.

(PLEASE FIND ATTACHED THE COPIES OF NOTIFICATION IN ENGLISH & HNDI)

Kite flying shall be permissible only with a cotton thread/natural fibre free from any metallic/glass component.

The draft notification is being issued in accordance with existing provisions of relevant laws and notifications which make it mandatory to invite public objections within a period of 60 days, following which a final notification will be issued.

Delhi Govt. bolsters public health service by completing long-pending 632 promotions #DelhiGovernance

New Delhi: 16/08/2016

 

Delhi government promotes 632 doctors to next higher levels

Delhi government on Monday issued promotion orders of 632 doctors working in various positions across the national capital. Final orders have been issued following approval from the Competent Authority.

Break-up of the 632 promotions is as follows :

  • 265 Medical Officers have been promoted to Senior Medical Officers (Ist DACP)

 

  • These promotions were pending since 23/12/2013

 

  • Health Minister Mr Satyendar Jain issued orders for their promotion to Senior MedicalOfficers w.e.f. 23/12/2013 (Ist DACP)

 

  • Similarly 185 Non-teaching Specialist grade-III Doctors under the Delhi Health Service (DHS Cadre) have been promoted to Non-teaching specialist grade -II w.e.f. 23/12/2011 (Ist DACP)

 

  • 182 Non-teaching Specialist grade-II Doctors have been promoted to Non-teaching Specialist grade-I w.e.f. 23/12/2015 (IInd DACP)

 

  • These promotions were due/pending since 23/12/2011 and 23/12/2015 respectively.

Mr Satyendar Jain has directed the Department of Health to speedily process all other pending proposals for promotion, particularly of doctors working with the Delhi government.

Delhi Government conducts Van Mahotsav in Mitraon Forest at Najafgarh #DelhiGovernance

  • ENVIRONMENT & FOREST MINISTER SHRI IMRAN HUSSAIN INAUGURATES VAN MAHOTSAV PLANTATION DRIVE, 2016 AT MITRAON CITY IN NAJAFGARH  AREA OF DELHI.
  • ECO HUTS, MEDITATION CENTRES, WATCH TOWER, WALKING TRACKS, WATERBODY, MEDICINAL PLANTS GARDEN, HEALTH CLUB ETC. BESIDES A BUTTER FLY GARDEN WILL BE DEVELOPED AT THE MITRAON CITY FOREST.

New Delhi: 17/08/2016

 

The Minister of Environment & Forest Govt. of Delhi, Sh. Imran Hussain, today inaugurated the Van Mahotsav Plantation Drive, 2016 at Mitraon City in Najafgarh Area of Delhi.  Area MLA, Sh Kailash Gahlot, Around 500 children from 12 neighbourhood Govt. and private schools also participated in the Plantation Drive.

 

On the occasion, around 1500 tree saplings were planted including that of bargad, champa, mango, ficusbenzaminakadam, arjun, neem etc. Around 250 medicinal plants were also planted including different species of alovera, karhipatta, tulsi, brahmi, giloe, dal-chini, ashwagandha, lemongrass, sadabahar etc.

 

Mitraon City Forest is one of the 26 protected forests in Delhi.  Delhi Govt. has planned to develop 42 City Forests all over Delhi covering these 26 forests including Mitraon City Forest. This City Forest is spread over around 100 acres.

 

Delhi Govt. plans to develop around 10 acre of Mitraon City Forest land in the first phase BY providing various facilities to the residents of the neighbourhood areas viz. Eco Huts, Meditation Centres, Watch Tower, Walking Tracks, Waterbody, Medicinal Plants Garden, Health Club etc. besides a Butter Fly Garden.

 

The Minister took Natures Walk around the City Forest alongwith area MLA, senior officers of Environment and Forest Department, school children and local residents.   He inaugurated two Eco Huts which have been developed for enjoying nature in the City Forest.

 

Minister speaking on the occasion Sh. Imran Hussain lauded the efforts of Area MLA which helped in the development of City Forest in Mitraon.  Minister further informed that Delhi Govt. is committed to increase green cover of Delhi from present 20% to 25% in next 5 years. He also informed that in the last one year there has been appreciable increase in the green cover of the city for which Minister complimented all greening agencies.

 

The Minister informed that the AAP Government headed by Shri. Arvind  Kejriwal, Chief Minister is committed to provide clean air, water and environment to its residents, developing city forests in a significant  step in this direction.

 

Shri Hussain further encouraged theaugust gathering including school children for planting atleast one tree and also nurture plantations like their family members.   It was also stressed by the Hon’ble Minister that City Forest so developed also  needs to be properly maintained and also needs to be provided round the clock security for preventing encroachment and also for ensuring safety of the visitors of the City Forest. Hon’ble Minister also directed Forest Department to develop more city forests expeditiously in the other parts of the city as well.

 

He appealed the people to plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season which ensures better survival rate of the trees/ plants.

 

Sh. Kailash Gahlot thanked Minister for taking keen interest  and assuring that Environment & Forest Department shall developing Mitraon City Forest at fast pace.  Sh. Gahlot further expressed his gratitude to the Department for their efforts and assured that the residents of the area will remain thankful to the Minister and Department for providing them a clean and green environment in the form of City Forest for the times to come.

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Delhi’s new excise policy hands democratic power back to the people #DelhiGovernance

  • CABINET APPROVES EXCISE POLICY FOR 2016-17
  • NO NEW LIQUOR VEND LICENCES UNDER L6 AND L7 CATEGORIES DURING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR
  • MOHALLA SABHAS TO DECIDE THE LOCATION OF LIQUOR VENDS IN THEIR RESIDENTIAL AREAS

 

 

New Delhi: 17/08/2016

 

 

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Tuesday chaired by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal approved the annual excise policy for the year 2016-17.

 

The policy states no new licences will be provided for opening liquor shops (under L6 and L7 categories) during the current financial year.

 

Only L10 licences will be granted for opening shops in shopping malls.

 

The highlight of the policy is that recently constituted Mohalla Sabhas will decide about the location of a liquor shop in their residential areas.

 

In case 10 percent voters in a particular Mohalla Sabha file a complaint about any liquor vend in their residential locality, then a Mohalla Sabha meeting can be organised by 15 per cent of its members, making a quorum.

 

To encourage the role of women in decision-making, it will be mandatory that 33 per cent of women should participate in such meetings.

 

“If a Mohalla Sabha decides by two-thirds majority against having a liquor vend in the area, the government will immediately shift it from that place,” Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia said.

 

He also said that every liquor shop owner/manager will now be responsible for maintaining decorum around the shop, failing which they will face strict action, including cancellation of the licence.

Various labour unions meet @AapKaGopalRai for hike in the minimum wages #DelhiGovernance

New Delhi: 11/08/2016

 

Various labour unions meet Minister Gopal Rai on minimum wages

The Delhi Labour Minister, Mr Gopal Rai on Thursday met representatives of various labour and worker unions on the issue of minimum wages. Earlier in the day, the 13-member tripartite body of employee representatives and employers’ representatives and Government representatives/officers headed by Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Labour) had submitted its report to the Labour Minister.

The representatives of the various bodies who met Mr Gopal Rai included Shramik Vikas Sangathan, DTC Shramik Vikas Sangathan, Mandi Shramik Vikas Sangathan and contract employees in various factories, GTB Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Rohini, Hedgewar Hospital, IBHAS, LNJP Hospital, Delhi Metro, NDPL, BSES, DTC Cluster Bus and all Mandis in Delhi.

In their petition submitted to the Minister, the representatives sought a 30 – 40 per cent hike in the minimum wages. They submitted that the cost of living in Delhi is much higher than in other states and it is difficult to survive on the current wage rate.

Earlier in the week, representatives from various trade and business associations of Delhi had also met with Mr Gopal Rai and submitted their recommendations on the issue of minimum wages.

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