Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal doubles honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers to run efficient child care centers/creches

Delhi Cabinet increases honorarium of Anganwadi workers & helpers by nearly 100%

  • Workers to get Rs. 9678 per month, helpers to get Rs. 4839 per month
  • Government also decides to pay Rs. 500 and Rs. 250 per month as mobile/internet charges in addition to the honorarium
  • The previous honorarium was Rs. 5000 per month and Rs. 2500 per month respectively

The Delhi Cabinet, Chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, on Saturday (July 22) approved the proposal of hike in the honorarium of Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers.

The Cabinet gave a nod to around 100% hike in the honorarium of the workers and helpers. The honorarium of the Anganwadi Workers has been hiked from Rs. 5,000/- per month to Rs. 9678/- per month. In the hiked honorarium, the Government of India’s share remains the same at Rs. 1800/- per month, while the share of Delhi Government increases from Rs. 3200/- to Rs. 7878/- per month.

The Arvind Kejriwal cabinet also approved enhancement of the honorarium of Anganwadi Helpers from Rs. 2500/- per month to Rs. 4839/- per month. In the hiked honorarium, the Government of India’s share remains the same at Rs. 900/- per month, while the share of Delhi Government increases from Rs. 1600/- to Rs. 3939/- per month.

In addition to the hike in honorarium, the Delhi Government has also decided to provide these Anganwadi Workers, Anganwadi-cum-Creche Workers and Anganwadi Helpers with mobile/internet charges.

The Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi-cum-Creche Workers will get a monthly amount of Rs. 500/- as mobile/internet charges, the Anganwadi helpers would be provided with a monthly of Rs. 250/- as mobile/internet charges.

The decision comes in wake of several inspections made by the Deputy Chief Minister to the Anganwadis in Delhi. Apart from the inspections, the Chief Minister also met with hundreds of Anganwadi workers & helpers in batches at his residence. They had raised the issue of honorarium and mobile/internet charges in their meeting with the Chief Minister apart from other demands. The Chief Minister had assured them of a salary hike in a few days.

Delhi Govt directs greening officers to submit daily progress report on monsoon season plantation

Environment and Forest Minister Mr Imran Hussain on Wednesday expressed concern over the ineffective monitoring of the tree plantation drives being organised by various greening agencies across Delhi.

Mr Hussain expressed his views in a meeting of senior officers of the Department of Forest and Wild Life, in which plantation drives  by the different greening agencies viz. Horticulture Wings ofNorth DMC, South DMC, East DMC, CPWD, PWD, DDA, Delhi Parks & Garden Society (DPGS) and Forest Department etc., were reviewed.

The Minister directed that Nodal Officers be nominated by all Greening Agencies immediately who shall submit daily progress report on new plantation in the ongoing Monsoon season. Regular progress reports should be submitted by the Nodal Officers to the Department of Forest and Wild Life, and a consolidated copy be submitted by the Department of Forest and WildLife to the Minister.

Mr Hussain also directed that the Department of Forest and Wild Life shall constitute an inter-departmental Committee, consisting officers of greening agencies to ensure independent monitoring of the tree plantation drive being organized by different agencies particularly in this monsoon season.

The Minister also directed that responsibility be fixed on erring officers.

Delhi Govt. launches merit-cum-scholarship scheme for Delhi’s higher-ed!

In a landmark decision, the Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced the launch of the Delhi government’s new merit cum means scholarship scheme/fee waiver for the needy students who pursue higher studies in any of the State Universities of Delhi, namely:

  1. GGS Indraprastha University
  2. Delhi Technological University
  3. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology
  4. Ambedkar University
  5. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women
  6. Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University

The scheme will also be extended to the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology as and when the institution becomes a State University of Delhi.

Broad features of the scheme are as follows:-

  1. 100% fee waiver for category of students from a family with Card issued under the National Food Security Scheme.
  1. 50% fee waiver for students from families with income upto Rs.2.5 lakh per annum.
  1. 25% fee waiver for students from families with income above Rs 2.5 lakh and not exceeding Rs.6 lakh per annum.
  1.  A minimum of 60% marks would be mandatory for availing the scheme. A relaxation of 5% in marks would be applicable for the students of SC/ST category.
  • Initially the scheme will be applicable to the students in any of the Undergraduate Courses.
  • The required documentation has been kept as minimum as possible.

 

  • It is a proud moment for the people of Delhi that the Government of NCT of Delhi is the first Indian State to provide fee waiver to students from families with income upto Rs.6 lakh per annum.
  • The Government is committed to ensure that no child is left behind in the higher education system for want of monitory resources.
  • The Delhi Government has allocated a budget of Rs.10 crore for the academic year 2017-18.
  • The scheme is expected to benefit about 20,000 – 25,000 students from poor and moderate means of income.

The scheme has been framed under the framework of The Delhi Higher Education Aid Trust.

Delhi CM visits Narela, passes school map with CE and promises 2-3 Mohalla Clinics

  • Chief Minister visits Rohini Sec 27 (Narela Assembly) with local MLA, Officials
  • Reviews developmental work in the area, promises new School, Mohalla Clinics
  • My doors are always open for you, come to me in case of a problem: CM

Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday visited Rohini Sector – 27 of Narela assembly constituency and reviewed development work in the area. He was accompanied by senior government officials and local MLA Mr. Sharad Chauhan.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “Some residents of the area met me recently and demanded a government school, Mohalla Clinics and complained about some problems in the water pipeline. I have discussed them with my officers and have come back to you.”

“I have come today with the Chief Engineer, the map for the school has been passed and the construction will start in 6-months. It will take one and a half year for the school to be completed. I have asked your MLA to identify land for Mohalla clinic. If required we will construct 2-3 Mohalla clinics looking at the population of the area. Once the land is identified, it will take 3-4 months to complete the clinics,” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also assured the residents of the area that he will get the water pipeline problem rectified at the earliest.

The Chief Minister also explained the free surgery and free medical test scheme to the audience. “We have launched a scheme for free surgeries for you in private hospitals if the queue in the government hospital is long and your operation is not being done within one month. You can now get operated at private hospitals and the Delhi Government will pay for it. Similarly, if you have any medical test to be done and it is not available or for any reason it is not being done at the government hospital, you can now get it done from any private lab and the Delhi Government will pay for it,” he said.

“We are providing one of the cheapest electricity in India since we came to power, the Delhi Government has now extended the subsidy for another year and you will continue to get power at the same rate for another year, said he.

Speaking further, the CM said, “In case of any problem you can meet your MLA. You can also come to me, my doors are always open for you. Come and meet me at my residence from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 11 am without any appointment. I will be happy to meet and have a cup of tea with you.”

The Chief Minister also walked through by lanes of the areas talking to the people and taking stock of the works being done in the area.

 

Delhi Govt. passes special policy for regularization of Kashmiri migrant teachers

1)      Special policy for regularisation of services of Kashmiri migrant teachers working on contract basis in the Department of Education since 1994 through relaxation in recruitment rules :  

The cabinet approved the Department of Education’s proposal for grant of following one-time relaxations in the recruitment rules for Kashmiri migrant teachers working on contract :

  1. a)Relaxation in age : for those Kashmiri migrant teachers who are working on contract basis since 1994
  2. b)Method of recruitment : Mode of direct recruitment to be relaxed for Kashmiri migrant teachers working on contract.
  3. c)Relaxation in CTET for these teachers
  4. d)Services will be regularised on prospective basis.

The decision was taken considering the fact that Kashmiri migrant teachers were appointed on a contract basis in special circumstances of displacement from the valley due to political turmoil and have been working since last two decades, therefore a separate policy for their regularisation on specific terms and conditions was required.

Existing number of total Kashmiri migrant PGT/TGT/librarian/Music teachers is 170. Estimated annual expenditure will be around Rs 13 crore.

From public meetings to policy in 7 days, here is how Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal works!

·         CM meets huge number of Aanganwadi workers

·         Handsome salary hike for Aangawani staff in 7-days: CM

 

Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday (July 15) met huge number of Aanganwadi workers in five different batches at his residence and listened to their grievances. The chief minister assured them of action on all their grievances after a patient hearing.

 

Speaking on the attacks on several Aanganwadi centres and workers in the past few days, Mr. Kejriwal assured of all possible help.

 

“Security of all of you is our responsibility. I will talk to the hon’ble LG and will also meet him to apprise of the situation. I will ask him to direct the Delhi Police to do the needful,” said the chief minister.

 

The workers had complained of attack and threats to them from a Union which is protesting. They said that the protesting union was upset with them as they were working, while the union wants them to stop their work.

 

The workers also demanded for a salary hike to which the chief minister replied in affirmative. “Wait for a week or so, you are going to get a salary hike and that too a handsome percentage hike. We are here for you and will take care of everything,” he said.

 

On the complaint of the quality of food at the centres, the chief minister said that the quality will be changed and it will be done in consultation with the Aanganwadi workers.

 

Some Aanganwadi workers complained of the poor facilities at their centres.

 

“We have started our model Aanganwadi centre, the first one is in Pitampura where there are four centres and all of them are better than the private crèches. We will come up with similar centres in the times to come all over Delhi. We together have to make centres so good that people start sending their kids to our centres rather than a private crèche,” he added.

 

He cited the example of Delhi Government schools and the quality of education being imparted at these schools. He said that the way people are now coming ahead and trying for admissions in government schools is a matter of pride. We will turn around the Aanganwadis in the same manner. Mr. Kejriwal said that the centres would be equipped with modern facilities and best equipments.

 

The chief minister also assured to fill up the vacant posts, which would ease out the work load of the staff members. On the complaint of issues of promotion, the chief minister said that he will look into the process of promotion and the issues raised by them. I will discuss the promotion issue with Mr. Manish Sisodia, he replied. He also said that none of the staff will lose job because of any mergers of centres. He also assured them that he will take up the matter of some pending payments and get them expedited.

FCS Minister @ImraanHussaain drives department to crackdown on any overcharging post GST compliance!

Mr. Imran Hussain, Minister, Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of NCT of Delhi on Thursday convened a meeting of senior officers of Department of Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs including Weights and Measures Department to review their functioning.

Food & Civil Supplies Department of Delhi Government is responsible for effective implementation of National Food Security (NFS) Act, 2013. The Act provides ensuring provision of Specified Food Articles (SFAs) viz. wheat, sugar and rice to the targeted sections of the society as per their entitlement.

Retail issue price fixed for wheat and rice is Rs. 2/- per kg & Rs. 3/- per kg respectively. Retail issue price of sugar has been fixed at Rs.13.50 per kg.

At present, around 72.78 lakh beneficiaries are covered for drawing ration as per entitlement in Delhi.

The Minister asked the Department to ensure that all the prescribed information regarding FPS Dealer, food articles, FPS opening and closing timings, complaint/grievance mechanism etc. is displayed on the boards of all FPS.

During the meeting, Mr. Hussain directed all Assistant Commissioners to personally conduct surprise inspections of Fair Price Shops (FPSs) as well as Circle Offices in their respective jurisdictions with the aim to strengthen public distribution system in Delhi.

The Minister also directed the Department to take stringent action against FPS dealers as well as the staff who are found violating Department guidelines. Assistant Commissioners of the Department were also asked to ensure basic amenities in the Circles Offices for the convenience and benefit of public visiting these officers.

Mr. Hussain reiterated the commitment of Delhi Government for making available wheat, rice and sugar timely to the beneficiaries in specified quantities.

He also reviewed the working of Weights and Measures Department and asked the department to ensure that the consumers are not overcharged for the packaged commodities especially after the implementation of GST regime.

GST implementation has necessitated display of revised MRP on the packaged commodities in the unsold stocks as on 1st July 2017 which were available with manufacturers, importers, packers etc.

Overcharging means a consumer is charged more than the MRP. For the offence, the retailer is prosecuted under section 52, of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and the Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011, which has a penalty (compounding fees) of up to Rs. 2,000. If the offender refuses to pay compounding fees, he is prosecuted in the court, which attracts a penalty of up to Rs. 25,000/-.

Department of Weights & Measures informed that daily inspections are being conducted to check the instances of overcharging especially with regard to GST and action as per law is being taken against the defaulting persons and entities.

Mr. Hussain also asked the senior officers to review the functioning of field staff from time to time.