PWD statement on Bhikaji Cama flyover. The flyover is completely safe for traffic movement!

Attention of the Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Government, has been drawn to reports appearing in the media regarding a section of the wall of Bhikaji Cama Flyover. All facts related to the entire issue are as follows :

 

The Bhikaji Cama flyover was constructed by the PWD in 2002. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is constructing an underground Metro Station at Bhikaji Cama Place near Africa Avenue Flyover. They are constructing an underpass across the road from the Metro Station using push box technique. The box was being pushed by the DMRC below the ramp of the flyover on the Ring Road.

During the pushing of box some portion of road and part of the Reinforcement Earth wall settled. The PWD is in close coordination with the DMRC and the consultant who designed this approach.

The flyover is completely safe for traffic movement and the approach ramp will be repaired and restored shortly. (This stretch of the road was handed over to the DMRC about three years back for construction of Metro Phase-III. Road surface has been restored by filling up the settled portion and the DMRC will replace the broken panels of the RE wall, under the PWD supervision).

The incident of settlement of ramp of Africa Avenue Flyover opposite the EIL Building was observed during the month of April – May, 2016.  It was due to Construction of Entry-Exit of Tunnel below the ramp crossing the Ring Road using push box technique.  The matter was taken up with the DMRC by Engineers of the PWD in May, 2016.

These types of settlement are expected to happen while crossing the stretch using push box technique.  Since the Ring Road is a busy road, to prevent the settlement in the ramp in the other portion of the flyover, a meeting was taken up by Chief Project Manager, PWD in June, 2016 in which PM, DMRC and representative of REIPL (Agency which originally constructed the R.E. wall) were present and it was decided in the meeting that the repair work will be carried out by DMRC through REIPL and their contractors.

The arrangements were to be made by DMRC for observation on development of any cracks in the R. E. panels and settlement of road during further pushing of the box. The crash barriers were cut vertically so the effect of the vertical settlement in this area may not affect the other area of the ramp.  To prevent any accident, barricading has already been done. 

DMRC has completed the work of box pushing under the ramp of flyover and rest of the underpass would be constructed by them using cut and cover method.

The carriageway in the ramp portion will be strengthened by grouted nailing through R. E. panels by using cement grout mix as per standard design under the supervision of Reinforced Earth India Pvt. Ltd.

DMRC has intimated that they are in the process of making the method statement to rehabilitate the settled portion of R. E. Wall before taking up its execution under the supervision of PWD Engineers.

Delhi Govt. celebrates National Girl Child Day at Najafgarh Stadium

National Girl Child Day was celebrated by the Office of District

Magistrate South West, Delhi at Najafgarh Stadium with over 3000

Students.

The Chief quests of the event was Olympic medallist Shakshi Malik

and Padma Shree Awardee Mahabali Satpal Singh.

District Magistrate South West Sh. Abhishek Dev, DCP South West

Sh. Surender Kumar, ADM South West Sh. Pranjal Hazarika and SDM

Najafgarh Ms. Anjali Sehrawat and DDE South West Sh. Davender Singh

were present at the function among others.The function was a culmination

of the initiative by the District Administration under Beti Bachao Beti

Padhao Campaign wherein special screening of Dangal movie at cinema hall

was arranged for over 4500 school students.

Students were thrilled to see Shakshi Malik and Mahabali Satpal waving to

the joyous onlookers. Apart from cultural performances and address by the

dignitaries, District Administration felicitated 60 girls students who had

performed excellently in the field of sports.

The students were inspired by the words of Shakshi Malik and

Mahabali Satpal. Motivating address by District Magistrate South West and

DCP South West added lustre to the programme.

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Delhi Govt. promotes e-rickshaws with Rs. 7 crore incentive to 3382 E-rickshaws from Air Ambient Fund!

New Delhi :24/01/2017

Delhi Government to provide subsidy worth Rs seven crore to registered E-Rickshaws

 

Delhi Government on Tuesday decided to provide a subsidy of over Rs Seven Crore to 3382

E-rickshaws registered with the Transport Department, in its ongoing efforts to encourage

non-polluting modes of public transport for last mile connectivity to curb air pollution in the national capital.

The decision on grant of subsidy for registered E-Rickshaws was taken in a meeting of the senior officials of the Environment Department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, chaired by the Environment & Forest Minister Mr Imran Hussain.

Mr Hussain stated that the Environment Department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee have finalised the subsidy amounts for the E-Rickshaws registered with the Transport Department, from the Ambient Air Fund.

The break and details of this financial help for environment friendly last mile connectivity E-Rickshaws are as follows :

1)      Subsidy at the rate of Rs 15,000 each will be provided to 2027 E-Rickshaws which were registered till 31.03.2016.

2)       Further, subsidy at the rate of Rs 30,000 each will be provided to 1355 E-Rickshaws registered with effect from 01.04.2016 and onwards.

The registered E-Rickshaws will receive this financial aid soon in the month of February.

Presenting the budget for the current financial year on 28th March 2016, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Mr Manish Sisodia had stated :“ Our Government is promoting E-rickshaw for last mile connectivity in Delhi. In the current year (2015-16), Rs 4.97 crore has been given as subsidy to 3709 owners of battery operated vehicles and E-rickshaw. I propose to enhance one time fixed subsidy for E-rickshaw from existing subsidy amount of  Rs 15000 to Rs 30000 for every E-rickshaw that has been registered by the Transport Department.”

 

Dy CM @msisodia launches Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in Delhi schools. Good governance!

नई दिल्ली : 23/01/2017

 

‘बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ’ को लेकर सरकारी स्कूलों में चलेगा अभियान

 

–        उप-मुख्यमंत्री व शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने एक स्कूल में की इसकी शुरुआत

 

नई दिल्ली। ‘बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ’ की मूल भावना को बच्चों तक पहुंचाने के लिए दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूलों में अब एक अलग तरह की पहल होगी। इसकी शुरुआत दिल्ली के उप-मुख्यमंत्री और शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने आज गवर्नमेंट ब्वायज सीनियर सेकेंडरी स्कूल, आजादपुर से की। इसके तहत उन्होंने बच्चों से एक क्लासरूम एक्सरसाइज करवाई। बच्चों से कहा गया कि वे अपनी समझ से अपनी नोटबुक में लिखें कि बेटियों को लेकर उनसे पहले यानी उनकी मम्मी की पीढ़ी में क्या सोच थी। क्या परेशानियां थीं। इसके बाद ये लिखें कि आज उनकी पीढ़ी में क्या सोच है, क्या समस्याएं हैं और पिछली पीढ़ी की तुलना में क्या सुधार हुए हैं। इसके बाद ये लिखें इससे आगे आने वाली पीढ़ी यानी अपने बच्चों की पीढ़ी में बेटियों को लेकर क्या इंप्रूवमेंट चाहते हैं।

इसके बाद बच्चों ने काफी हैरानी भरे जवाब लिखे। बच्चों ने लिखा कि बेटियों को सोच से बचाओ।  जैसे न पढ़ाने की सोच। नौकरी न करने देने की सोच। पराये घर में भेजने की सोच। लड़कियों को कमजोर समझने की सोच। मनीष सिसदिया ने कहा कि ये जरूरी है कि लड़के इस बारे में सोचना शुरू करें और अपने घर से सोचना शुरू करें। बच्चों ने दंगल फिल्म का जिक्र करते हुए ये भी कहा कि हमारे समाज में सबसे बड़ी दिक्कत बेटियों को लेकर ये है कि माना जाता है कि कुछ काम केवल बेटे ही कर सकते हैं।

24 जनवरी को ‘बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ’ दिवस के मौके पर दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूलों में ये एक्सरसाइज करवाई जाएगी। बाद में इस तरह की पहल विभिन्न विषयों पर दिल्ली के सरकारी  स्कूलों में चलाई जाएंगी।

उप-मुख्यमंत्री  ने कहा कि बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ, केवल नारों तक ही न सिमट जाए, इसके लिए इस तरह की पहल जरूरी है।

Dy CM @msisodia welcomes SC Decision on Fee Hike; warns Capital’s Private Schools

Delhi Govt welcomes SC Decision on Fee Hike & Warns Capital’s Private Schools to Fall in Line

 

 

The Delhi Government on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court decision making it mandatory for private schools on government land to seek Delhi Government’s  approval, before implementing a fee hike.

Terming it a historic decision, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia said justice had truly been delivered. The Supreme Court’s decision will impact 450 private schools in the National Capital.

 

The Deputy Chief Minister has urged the private schools to be more transparent in their admission and fee structure process, or face the consequences. “You have signed a letter from the Delhi Government that clearly states that land is being allotted to you for educational purposes. If you are unable to abide by it, then let it go. The arbitrary fee hike will not be tolerated,” he added.

 

“This is a historic decision. It is a major victory for thousands of parents and students studying in private schools. Earlier governments have destroyed the education system at government schools by giving more importance to private schools. Most of these have been built in the name of politicians and their families,” said Mr Sisodia. “The rules and regulations here have been favoring exploitation of the parents.”

 

The Deputy Chief Minister pointed out that the Delhi Government had sent numerous communications to private schools instructing them to not to increase fees arbitrarily. They were encouraged to seek approval from Delhi Government, instead.

“Of the 450 private schools, only 172 schools applied for the fee hike. When we sent CAG-empanelled auditors to examine their demands, at least 28 private schools withdrew the application. When the remaining were inspected, it turned out that within a year’s fees they had collected a surplus of Rs 5 crore. Why the pile up and extortion from parents?” said Mr. Sisodia.

 

Earlier, in its verdict on January 20, 2016 the Delhi High Court had stated that the schools built on land allotted by DDA cannot hike the fee before taking prior permission from the Department of Education. Thereafter, an association of private schools appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the HC  judgment. The association argued that mid-session fee hike did not need a prior sanction from the directorate of education (DoE).

Delhi Govt to ensure enforcement of packaged commodity rules!

Weights & Measures Department directed to ensure Packaged Commodity Rules are followed

Food and Supplies Minister Mr Imran Hussain on Monday directed the Weights and Measures Department to visit the markets regularly in their respective areas and submit periodic reports.

He directed the officials to ensure that the norms of Packaged Commodity Rules are strictly being followed by the shop-keepers/manufacturers/dealers.  They should also ensure that only stamped electronic/manual/weighing instruments are being used by them.

Mr Hussain emphasized on the accurate stamping of Auto Taxi Metres, stamping of nozzles at Petrol Pumps, Electronic Weighing Machines and manual weighing instruments because, if the erring instruments are being used by the shopkeepers and other agencies, it will deeply affect the consumers rights.

This issue was earlier highlighted on the Consumers Day (23rd December) also.

The Minister stated that the Delhi Government is committed towards providing online facilities to the dealers seeking new licences given by the Department. He said that the existing online facility needs to be upgraded with features like online application, online payment facility and online license generation.

Mr Husain reviewed the proposal about the construction of a new building at Vishwas Nagar Institutional area and directed the officers to finalise this proposal at the earliest.

The Department of Weights & Measures, also called Legal Metrology Department, has been tasked with ensuring that customers get due value of the cost paid for the commodities.  The Department also ensures compliance of Packaged Commodity Rules which includes mandatory declarations on the packaged commodities i.e. the name and address of the manufacturer / packer / importer, the common name of the product in the package, the net quantity, month and year of manufacturing or pre-packing, MRP (inclusive of all taxes) and name, address, telephone number of the person who can be contacted by the consumer in case of a complaint.

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Delhi Govt’s Higher Education Guarantee Scheme sanctions Rs. 3.55 crores in student loans; condemns misinformation around it!

Dated : 22/01/2017

 

Delhi govt condemns deliberate misinformation about students loan scheme

  • 100 applicants have been sanctioned loans amounting to Rs 3.55 crore in the current financial year so far
  • Last year (2015-16) 54 students were sanctioned loans amounting to Rs 1.52 crore

 

The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi strongly refutes the factually incorrect and misleading reports published in some sections of the media regarding the Delhi Government’s scheme to provide loans to students seeking higher education.

The  Delhi Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee scheme  provides assistance for up to Rs 10,000,00(10 Lakh) without any collaterals. There are no predetermined slabs for the loan amount. Any amount of upto Rs 10,000,00 can be availed under the scheme.

The applications for availing the loan offered under the Delhi Government’s scheme can be submitted online through the single window web portal studentloan.delhi.gov.in .

So far around 400 applications requesting for loan assistance have been received for the current fiscal year. Out of these, more than 100 applicants have already been sanctioned loans amounting to a total of Rs 3.55 Crores.

While a total of three students have been sanctioned a loan of an amount more than Rs 7.5 lakhs, the remaining loans have been sanctioned for various amounts less than Rs 7.5 Lakhs. As per the State Level Banker’c Committee(SLBC) report, 54 students were provided loan assistance during the fiscal year 2015-16 amounting to Rs 1.52 Crores.

Furthermore, the loan amount stated above is provided under the exclusive purview of the Delhi Government’s Education Loan Scheme and is not a part of any loan assistance scheme provided by the Government of India.

The details pertaining to other loan assistance schemes can be obtained from the appropriate authorities designated by the government/department offering the loan.