Delhi Govt. to send Mentor Teachers to visit educational innovations across India.

New Delhi : 26/2/2017

Delhi Government to send Mentor Teachers to visit educational innovations across India
  • Groups of Mentors will visit Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad
  • Successful educational models from across the country will be brought in to Government school classrooms
The Government of Delhi has over the last two years has taken several steps to upgrade the quality of education in Government schools. Successful practices and policies from around the world have been adapted and employed to ensure the most effective transformation of schools. One such intervention has been the Mentor Teacher Program, in which 200 specialised cadre of Government school teachers. Mentor teachers have played a pivotal role in enhancing teaching learning methodologies inside classrooms.
The Government has decided to send batches of Mentor Teachers to Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Mentor Teachers will immerse themselves in various interventions at leading educational institutions. In Rajasthan, a batch would be spending time at Digantar Vidyala and Grameen Shiksha Kendra. In Gujarat, Anupam Moti Dau Primary School and Gyanshala are educational centres which will host Mentors. In Mumbai, they will be at Gateway School of Mumbai and Teach For India. Mentors will visit the educational innovations of Dream A Dream Foundation.
The goal of this initiative is to further strengthen the capacities of Mentors to facilitate sessions with the rest of the teachers in Delhi on content and pedagogy. Mentors will visit various government and private schools, non-governmental organisations working in the field of education, etc. to observe and understand the innovations developed by them in pedagogy.
Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Mentor teachers will be deeply enriched by their exposure trips that the Government has organised for them. I am positive that this will significantly improve their ability to build capacities of other teachers in future.”
Delhi Government’s Mentor Teacher outstation educational trips will take place in March 2017. They are currently being oriented in strategies that would help them to best understand and replicate models that they would study.

Delhi Govt. organises PTMs for Class 12 students of Delhi Govt. schools #AAPKiKhaasPTM

New Delhi : 25/2/2017


Special PTMs for Class 12 students held across Delhi Govt schools

Directorate of Education, Delhi Government, on Saturday organised Special Parent Teacher Meetings (PTMs) for parents of students studying in Class 12 of all its (Government) schools.
The Special PTMs were organised keeping in mind the soon approaching Class 12 Board examinations, in order to apprise parents of their children’s progress. The PTMs were organised in all senior secondary schools run by the Directorate of Education.
The Government recognises the need for a strong support system for children from their homes, and is constantly encourages schools and teachers to engage with parents to provide specific feedback to them on their children’s education. Since the Class 12 Board examinations are coming up, the focus during this PTM was on discussing best practices and strategies students can employ during their attempt of this examination.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said during a visit to the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya Rouse Avenue, “This is for the first time that a Special PTM of this kind has been organised for parents of Class 12 students in government schools. The Government believes that it is important to counsel parents during this crucial period, with the purpose of maintaining a healthy environment at home, free of the usual examination pressure. Students are already tense before exams and it will help if parents play a supportive role at such a time. Teachers were also encouraged to discuss the children’s future course with parents.


Delhi Govt. approves a historic 36 % increase in minimum wages

New Delhi : 25/2/2017

Delhi Cabinet approves a historic 36 % increase in minimum wages for all categories of workers

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Saturday, chaired by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal approved the proposal of the tripartite committee which recommended atleast 36 % hike in the minimum wages of all categories of workers.
The Chief Minister, along with the Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia and Labour Minister Mr Gopal Rai announced the new proposed minimum wages in different categories as given below :
1) Current minimum wages for unskilled category : Rs 9724 per month. Proposed NEW minimum wages approved by the cabinet : Rs 13,350 per month
2) Current minimum wages in semi skilled category : Rs 10,764 per month. Proposed NEW minimum wages : Rs 14,698 per month
3) Current minimum wages in Skilled category : Rs 11,830 per month. Proposed NEW minimum wages : Rs 16,182 per month
Following the Cabinet approval, the decision will now be sent to the hon’ble Lieutenant Governor for ratification at the earliest so that the new wages can be implemented soon.

Special PTMs in Delhi Govt schools on Saturday for parents of class XII students

NEW DELHI: 24/02/2017

Special PTMs in Delhi govt schools on Saturday for parents of class XII students


Directorate of Education will organize special Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) in Delhi Government schools on Saturday, 25 February, exclusively for the parents of Class 12th Students.

Since the Class 12th Board examination are fast approaching, the DoE has directed all schools to apprise the parents about their wards’ progress.

In the Morning Shift Schools, the PTMs will be from 8 AM onwards and in the Evening Shift Schools from 5 PM onwards.

Teachers will provide parents with student-specific guidance and counselling. It will also help in guiding the parents to provide their ward study and exam preparation, and a conducive environment at home.

Teachers will encourage parents to send students to school between two exams, where teachers will be available to provide last minute pre-examination support to students.

The Government of Delhi believes that PTMs will help in enhancing the quality of school-parents interaction, which benefits the progress of students.

The Class 12 PTMs have been organized in order to ease the examination pressure of parents as well as students, and provide the best possible support to every student.

AAP announces first list of 109 candidates for MCD elections

Date  : 24 Feb 2017

प्रेस रिलीज़

आम आदमी पार्टी ने किया 109 उम्मीदवारों का ऐलान

  • नगर निगम चुनाव में युवाओं और महिलाओं को तरजीह
  • 109 उम्मीदवारों में 64 युवा चेहरे, अनारक्षित सीटों पर भी महिलाओं को टिकट


दिल्ली नगर निगम चुनाव के लिए आम आदमी पार्टी की दिल्ली इकाई ने आज 1 उम्मीदवारों की घोषणा कर दी. एक महीने से ज्यादा चली चयन प्रक्रिया के बाद आज जारी सूची में 109 वार्डों के लिए उम्मीदवार हैं. इन 109 में से 46 सीटें महिलाओं के लिए आरक्षित थीं. पार्टी ने इन 46 के अलावा 3 अनारक्षित सीटों पर भी महिला उम्मेदवार घोषित किये है. 109 उम्मीदवारों में से 64 पार्टी के युवा चेहरे हैं.

पार्टी के दिल्ली संयोजक दिलीप पाण्डेय ने कहा सभी 272 वार्डों में कार्यकर्ताओं की बैठकें बुला कर उम्मीदवारों के नामों पर चर्चा की जा रही है. जिन उम्मीदवारों ने नामांकन किया था, उनके नामों पर कार्यकर्ताओं के अलावा स्क्रीनिंग कमेटी के सदस्यों ने विचार किया और इसके बाद चयनित संभावित उम्मीदवारों की सूची आज पार्टी की पी ऐ सी के समक्ष राखी गयी.  पी ऐ सी ने आज विचार के लिए रखे गए सभी 109 वार्डों के उम्मीदवारों के नामों को स्वीकृति दे दी. दिलीप पाण्डेय ने बताया की बाकी वार्डों में उम्मीदवारों के चयन की प्रक्रिया चल रही है और जल्द ही सभी उम्मीदवारों की सूची जारी कर दी जायेगी.

दिलीप पाण्डेय ने कहा कि कांग्रेस और भाजपा ने दिल्ली के नगर निगमों में पिछले बीस सालों में भ्रष्टाचार का साम्राज्य कायम कर दिया है. इस बार दिल्ली के लोग नगर निगम चुनावों में झाड़ू चलाएंगे और दिल्ली को भ्रष्टाचार से आज़ादी दिलाएंगे.



Delhi Govt. intervenes to resolve Ola/Uber driver & management differences amicably

New Delhi : 23/2/2017

Delhi government intervenes to resolve Ola/Uber drivers & managements differences amicably  

Following directions from the Transport Minister Mr Satyendar Jain, department officials on Thursday convened a meeting between the Ola/Uber drivers and representatives of these companies, leading to an amicable settlement between the two sides.

The meeting was held at the residence of Mr Jain after the Sarvodaya Drivers Association and large number of drivers complained to the Minister about the alleged non-hearing of their issues by Ola/Uber despite the Hon’ble High Court orders.

Delhi government provided a platform where representatives of Ola/Uber and drivers associations could talk across the table.

The meeting concluded after over four hours of discussion in an amicable atmosphere. The charter of demand was presented to Ola/Uber officials. The companies assured them to work on their demands shortly and will give their assurance to the Hon’ble High Court on 28th February. The companies had also invited the drivers to their office to discuss and resolve the issues peacefully.

Delhi Government has assured the driver associations about welfare of drivers particularly those harassed without having been given an opportunity to be heard by such companies particularly in cases of vague complaints.

Delhi Government had expressed the sympathetic concern to waive toll charges at Borders in case of these taxis similar to black & white taxies and autos to such taxi regime.


Env Min @ImranHussaain reviews progress of the world-class Wildlife Bird Rescue Centre in Delhi

New Delhi : 21/2/2017


Progress of proposed Wild Life Bird Rescue Centre for Delhi reviewed

  • Centre at Rajokri estimated to cost Rs nine crore
  • It is being developed by Forest & Wild Life Dept with technical support from PWD

Environment Minister Mr Imran Hussain chaired a meeting with senior officers of the Forest &Wild Life Department and Public Works Department to review the status of proposed Wild Life Bird Rescue Centre at Rajokri, a world class Centre, unique in India

(Project Inception details are attached with this Press Release)

Forest and Wild Life Department Officers informed that the Bird Rescue Centre is being developed with technical support from PWD.The proposed Centre will have rescue facilities for baby birds, small and medium size birds, besides, big birds like peacock, eagle etc.

Delhi being the alleged grey market of Wild Life Birds, the Government has expressed serious concerns on smuggling of wild birds like Owl and other endangered species. The proposed Centre shall provide veterinary facilities for medical improvement and health rejuvenation of injured and captured birds before they are released into wild again.

The Minister observed that the area housing the Bird Rescue Centre should have dense tree cover  to ensure that temperature variations between day and night times does not affect the health of rescued birds.

Mr Husain also desired that the Rescue Centre should also take care of rescued snakes, wild life, tortoise etc. for ensuring better wellbeing of rescued birds and animals. He further directed that the construction of the Centre should be completed at the earliest. It is estimated that project shall cost around Rs nine crore.


Delhi Govt. to offer diploma in Pre-School Education to build capacity for the ECED program

NEW DELHI: 19/02/2017

Delhi Government launches Diploma in Pre School Education

  • 9 District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) will offer the newly launched Diploma course
  • Aim is to build skilled staff for the 3000 early childhood education centres announced last year

The Government of Delhi’s District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET) will offer a Diploma course in Pre School education beginning from the next academic session. This diploma would be started in all 9 DIETs of the Delhi government, with 450 seats in the first year.

The Government had earlier announced the setting up of an Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) program with 3000 centres across Delhi. The move to offer Diplomas in pre school education is aimed at building the capacity required for the ECED program.

It is now globally accepted that pre-school education or early childhood education (ECE), which covers education for children of 3 to 6 years age, is necessary to build a strong foundation for overall human development and to ensure school readiness for primary education. While several states run aanganwadis for children under the age of 6, there has never been an attempt to run formal educational institutes on such a large scale by any Government.

Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Our Government understands that merely announcing grand plans is never enough for them to succeed. There is a need to create institutional foundations on which programs can be run successfully. In order for our plan to open 3000 ECED centres, it is important to build human resource capacities parallely. That is the purpose of the newly launched Diploma program.”

The Government of Delhi is committed to providing quality and accessible education to every child in Delhi. With this aim in mind, the Government’s ECED program coupled with the Diploma programs launched in 9 DIETs, become a key intervention of the Government in the field of education reform.

Dy CM @msisodia & Transport Min @SatyendarJain flag off 100 new GPS enabled buses in Delhi!

Delhi Government adds 100 new GPS enabled buses on national capital roads

  • 250 more buses during next two months and 450 AC buses this year
  • Delhi’s Transport Department will be India’s first e-transport authority system
  • New bus depots coming up to resolve the long pending issue of buses parking

Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Friday flagged off 100 new buses outside the Delhi Secretariat,  in the presence of Transport Minister Mr Satyendar Jain and and senior Department officials.

The induction of 100 new cluster buses by the Delhi Government will help facilitate better connectivity for commuters in the Capital.

As part of its ambitious effort to bolster public transport further, Transport Minister Mr. Satyendar Jain said, “In the next two months 250 buses will be added to Delhi Roads. Also during the current year, 450 air conditioned buses will also be introduced.

“The new cluster buses are GPS enabled and comfortable to travel. We are also developing 31 new bus depots and are awaiting approval finalization of some norms from DDA in this regard,” Mr Jain said.

A plan is also being processed to facilitate a multi-level parking at bus depots, to ease any traffic congestion and parking woes, he said.

“Owing to the lack of bus depot space, it was difficult to induct new buses so far. Over the next few months, eight new buses are being added which will have 1100 buses,” said Mr K.K Dahiya, Special Transport Commissioner. “Approximately 20 acre land is being utilized in Bawana and Narela to develop new bus depots that will have multi0level parking.”

Indicating its seriousness about overhauling and reforming the existing license system, Mr Jain added that Delhi’s Transport Department will be India’s first e-transport authority system. This will cut-back on long queues and will make the whole process more efficient and faster. Here licenses will be issued online and call centers are also being developed to help people with processes related to transport department. “We plan to begin doorstep services where relevant documents will be collected from the people for facilitating a smoother process,” explained Mr. Jain.

The government is also exploring tie-ups with city-based colleges where tests can be conducted for learner’s license.