Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal to ensure disbursal and audit of SC/ST scholarships and schemes




New Delhi: 22/09/2017

Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal today took a review meeting to take stock of the disbursements of SC/ST Scholarship in Delhi. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary and the Secretary of the SC/ST Department.

Shri Kejriwal instructed to set-up/hire a call centre for helping SC/ST students/applicants for seeking SC/ST Scholarships. He also asked the officials to ensure that SMSes and IVRs are sent to all applicants for the said scholarships. The call centres will be trained to execute the task in a flawless manner. They will be tasked with getting in touch with all applicants of the scholarship and solve their issues.

A helpline number should be issued to the applicants to submit their complaints if any in getting the scholarship, said the Chief Minister. He further directed that all calls to the helpline should be recorded and transcribed and all grievances should be resolved within 48 to 72 hours of the complaint lodged.

The Chief Minister expressed unhappiness over the delay in disbursal of SC/ST Scholarships last year and said that it should not be repeated. He directed the Chief Secretary and the departmental Secretary to take all measures to ensure that the scholarships are disbursed smoothly and on time.

Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal clears 93 STPs; allocates land for 348 Mohalla Clinics in DJB Board Meeting

  • In a landmark decision, DJB removes restriction of 10 connections per building  


·        Board approves Rs 10 lakh compensation to families of victims of sewer deaths since 1993

·        93 decentralised STPs cleared

·        DJB gives approval for 348 Mohalla Clinics on its locations

  • The Board also approved Rs. 10.49 Crore for setting up of Hydro Power Projects


The 132nd Board meeting of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) was held at the Delhi Secretariat on Friday, under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal.

The meeting was attended by the DJB Vice Chairman, CEO DJB, Members of the DJB and other senior officials of the Delhi Jal Board.

The Board took the following important decisions in the meeting:

·         The Board removed the cap of 10-water connections in one building. There are several building in Delhi which have more than 10-flats and thus it was decided to do away with the cap to make every resident get a legal connection irrespective of the number of flats/connections in the building. This will not only help everyone get a valid water connection, but will also get huge number of consumers who were otherwise using illegal connections in the revenue net.

·         The Board approved setting up of 93 decentralised STPs.

·         The Board approved the payment of remaining conditions of the 7th pay commission to its employees. The remaining conditions include – HRA, TA, FPA, NPA etc.

·         The Board also approved Rs. 10.49 Crore for setting up of Hydro Power Projects. The Hydro power projects would generate 397 Kilo Watt power every year.

·         The Board approved Water Audit through flow-meter. The flow-meters would be installed at various points from Water treatment plant to consumer end to measure & check leakages, unauthorised tappings etc. The total budget approved for the audit is Rs. 222 Crore.

·         The Board also gave in-principle approval to 348 Mohalla Clinics at Delhi Jal Board locations.

·         The Board also approved payment of compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to those who died during sewer works since 1993.

·         The Board also approved installation of new water & sewer lines in several areas:

Ø  New sewer lines to be laid in Madhu Vihar with a cost of Rs. 63.5 crore. It will benefit 55,000 people.

Ø  New sewer lines in Shiv Enclave group of colonies with a cost of Rs. 37.9 crore. It will benefit 1 lakh people.

Ø  Water pipeline change in Kirari constituency from Kirari UGR to Mubarakpur at a cost of Rs. 11.84 crore, this will benefit 2.5 lakh people in 83 unauthorised colonies and three rural villages. This will solve the problems of pressure and contamination in the area.

Ø  New sewer line in Rajnagar Extension II in Bijwasan at the cost of Rs. 24.85 crore. The length of the line will be 38 Kms.

Ø  New sewer line in Dharampura group of colonies, Roshan Garden in Najafgarh constituency at the cost of Rs. 17.47 crore. The total length will be 29.5 Kms.

Ø  New sewer line in Gokulpur, Karawal Nagar and Mustafabad at a cost of Rs. 26.3 crore. This line will pass 7.5 MGD of waste water in Yamuna Vihar STP.

Ø   Rehabilitation of 8.5 kms trunk sewers in Anand Vihar, Narwana Road, Hargobind Enclave and Vikas Marg at a cost of Rs. 55.4 crore.

Ø  Rehabilitation of 7 kms trunk sewer in Jhilmil Colony at the cost of Rs. 77.22 crore.

Ø  New sewer line in Vikaspuri Group of Colonies – Mohan Garden, Hastsal enclave, Vikas Nagar, Vidya Vihar and Rajhans Vihar at a cost of Rs. 62 crore. The total length will be 124 kms.

Ø  New sewer line in Kamruddin Nagar at the cost of Rs. 77 crore. Length will be 94 kms.

CM meets senior officials of DJB; reviews planning for decentralised STPs

The Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held a meeting with senior officials of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) at the Delhi Secretariat and took a follow-up of several decisions taken in the previous meeting with the DJB Officials.


The Delhi Jab Board Officials informed the Chief Minister that as of now around 600 locations has been identified in unauthorised colonies, villages and other areas of Delhi for decentralised STPs.

These 600 locations are the first phase of the huge number of decentralised STPs to be set-up all over Delhi, especially in the unauthorised colonies. DJB has to identify locations all over Delhi in huge numbers for decentralised STPs.

Decentralised STPs will be installed and treated water will be used for different purposes like water body recharge, horticulture and other non-potable uses.

A day after taking charge of the Water Ministry, the Chief Minister had visited three decentralised Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the NDMC area. He visited the STPS in Nehru Park, Satya Sadan and NP Bangali Government School in Gole Market and has asked DJB to come with a roadmap for decentralised STPs all over Delhi.

The decentralised STPs would not only solve the crisis faced due to Sewage, but will also produce huge amount of recycled water.

SDM report identifies six major lapses in Gandhi Nagar school incident

SDM report identifies six major lapses in Gandhi Nagar school incident

 An incident of rape of a minor girl in a MCD recognized school in Gandhi Nagar was reported.

Revenue Minister Mr Kailash Gahlot had directed the SDM, Vivek Vihar, to conduct an inquiry to find out as to whose negligence lead to this unfortunate accident.  He was also directed to suggest the measures to avoid such incidents in future in school premises.

The report of the SDM has been received and is being forwarded to the Deputy Chief Minister Mr Manish Sisodia for his perusal and to decide the further course of action.

            Following major lapses have been identified by the SDM in the functioning of the school building :-

1.      Unhindered access given to the accused to all the areas of school.  The accused was working for the school, though formal appointment letter does not appear to have been issued by the school.  The movement of the accused and other such non-teaching employees was required to be restricted so that he does not have any contact with the school children;

2.      The room of the Nursery Class where the incident happened, should have been locked after the Nursery Class timings were over.  Unlocked pitch-dark class room of the school facilitated the accused in his nefarious intentions;

3.      Non-coverage of the whole school building under CCTV Cameras reduced the deterrence effect;

4.      The accused had been working in the school for almost 2.5 years without undergoing any kind of verification and background check by the school authorities / police;

5.      EDMC has not taken any action against the school for undertaking classes in un-recognized areas of school building;

6.      The last Safety Audit was conducted by the School Inspector of EDMC in December 2016.  However, the Safety Audit Report does not have any parameters with regard to the police verification of employees, installation of CCTV Cameras, entry/exit restrictions for unauthorized people etc.

CM @ArvindKejriwal reviews important development works in Delhi Govt.

Chief Minister reviews important developmental works of all departments

·        Chief Minister takes review meeting with all cabinet colleagues

·        Review meetings also with several departments and their HoDs

·        All major projects of the government reviewed on Wednesday

 New Delhi: 20/09/2017

Delhi Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday reviewed important and major works of all departments in a review meeting with all his cabinet colleagues.

In the meeting with ministers Shri Kejriwal took stock of all the flagship programmes of his government.

Performance and movement of all the critical projects were discussed ministry-wise in the meeting. Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia, Ministers Shri Satyendar Jain, Shri Gopal Rai, Shri Rajendar Pal Gautam, Shri Imran Hussain and Shri Kailash Gahlot were present during the meeting.

Shri Kejriwal took stock of key projects like Mohalla Clinics, Security of School Children, Education, development in unauthorised colonies among others.

The Ministers apprised the Chief Minister on the developments on the key programmes.


The Chief Minister was informed about the plan to install CCTV cameras in all schools of Delhi, the blueprint for which is being prepared and the work is scheduled to be completed at a fast pace. He was also informed about the steps being taken and the progress to ensure security of children in schools.

The CM asked for the NDMC model to be studied, which has been successful in NDMC schools and all stakeholders, including parents have expressed satisfaction at the CCTVs in these schools.

The CM has asked for a special campaign to help students who are not doing well in studies and have been forced to appear in examination through correspondence. He said the number of such students is high and they need help, which the government should provide.


The CM reviewed the progress for setting-up Mohalla Clinics in government schools and has asked the department to finalise its proposal at the earliest. He also asked the officials to fast track the next phase of Mohalla Clinics.




The CM took stock of the functioning of existing Mohalla Clinics and directed the Health Department to take note of complaints/shortcomings if any and resolve these by the end of the month.

Further, the CM said tests prescribed for these clinics should start at the earliest and shortage of doctors should be removed.

He reviewed the decisions which were taken in the meeting with the Medical Superintendents of all Delhi Government hospitals last month. He directed the Chief Secretary to remove all hurdles in the way of filling up of vacancies in government hospitals. Further, he directed the health department to ensure more counters for free medicines to ease the rush at the hospital medicine counters.


The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of development works in the Unauthorised colonies. He directed the Finance Department to ensure that DSIIDC and Irrigation & Flood Control, the nodal departments for carrying out developmental works in Unauthorised colonies do not face any hurdles due to lack of funds.


The CM has asked for the list of all the Social Schemes (SC, ST and Welfare) to check for its proper implementation.

Delhi government Mega PTM organised in all schools; parents throng schools in large numbers


New Delhi: 01/09/2017

Delhi government successfully organised this year’s first Mega Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) on Friday in all its 1041 schools.

After introducing the concept in government schools the last year, Mega PTMs have assumed an important platform for interaction between teachers and parents in Delhi’s government schools. The turnout of parents and children in today’s PTMs across the city was very encouraging.

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia visited several government schools in Hari Nagar and Shakti Nagar to interact with parents, children and teachers.

After his interactions, he said “It is evident that the parent teacher engagement which the government aimed to institutionalise through Mega PTMs has been achieved. We are happy that this exercise, which used to be limited to big private schools, has now become an integral part of the culture of government schools. I congratulate all Principals and teachers for making this Mega PTM a success.”

Delhi government Mega PTMs have attained a special importance in Delhi. The government makes an effort to reach out to parents of children in government schools through FM radio and newspaper ads, in which the Education Minister himself invites parents to schools. Schools are directed to warmly welcome all parents, by offering them refreshments. In today’s PTM as well, the festive atmosphere was on display, with school gates decorated and welcome parties of school children placed at school lobbies, to welcome parents into the school.

Mega PTMs have had a tremendous social impact in Delhi. Parents of children studying in government schools now feel a sense of pride that their schools are comparable to expensive private schools. Parents can also freely enter schools to meet and interact with teachers. The Delhi government is committed to transforming government schools, in order to ensure access to quality education to every child in Delhi.