5 Delhi Cabinet Ministers stand behind their CM @ArvindKejriwal and Dy CM @msisodia as the @narendramodi government files a malicious and fake charge sheet against these honest men of character and steel. #SatyamevJayate #WeShallOvercome #ThrowbackThursday





New Delhi: 13/08/2018



Delhi Ministers Mr Gopal Rai, Mr Satyendar Jain, Mr Kailash Gahlot, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Mr Imran Hussain have issued the following joint statement on Monday, 13th August 2018 :   

Filing of a bogus chargesheet by the politically motivated Delhi Police which is based on imaginary and false allegations by frustrated elements against the chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, among others, is the latest example of the Central government’s ongoing unprecedented witch-hunt against the Delhi government, elected with highest ever mandate in India’s electoral history.

Ever since the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and BJP President Mr Amit Shah suffered the worst ever electoral humiliation of their political careers in February 2015, they have not forgiven the elected government of Delhi and have relentlessly unleashed all their agencies with full might to crush the Delhi government to fulfil their arrogant desire of seeking complete revenge.

It appears that the Modi government has learnt no lesson from its previous attempt of booking elected MLAs in false cases during last three and a half years. It is now a documented fact that the fast track courts in Delhi during last five months have acquitted/discharged elected MLAs is 19 out of 22 cases registered against them since February 2015.   

This is not all, from snatching powers of the elected Delhi government through an illegal notification to ACB and CBI raids, terrorising officers through raids and threats of transfers and ruining careers, no stone has been left unturned in paralysing the Delhi government.

Despite all its might and coercion, including keeping 400 files locked in the Lieutenant Governor House for more than four months in a desperate bid to search for anything to implicate the Chief Minister and his council of ministers in false cases, when everything failed, the latest sinister conspiracy has been hatched through a handpicked bureaucrat of the BJP’s central government to defame the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in a totally false and untenable case.

The BJP’s central government through its consistent misuse of official might will not be able to terrorise the Delhi government, which has been carrying on its pro-people agenda despite all possible hurdles by the Centre, LG, central agencies and sections of bureaucracy.

This entire conspiracy to name the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister in a fake and laughable criminal case is the result of the extreme frustration of the Modi government, which has so far miserably failed in all its attempts to dislodge the Delhi government elected by a historic mandate.

The Modi government in its hunger to settle scores with the Delhi government at all costs has turned the Delhi Police into a mere political tool, which will suffer major humiliation in the court of law, where its false and imaginary case will be put to legal scrutiny and it will have to prove its ridiculous charges.

By ordering Delhi Police to stoop to such low levels where its officers spent days and nights for almost six months together to implicate the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in a totally false case, the Modi government has shamelessly played with the credibility of this force, which has the all important responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of the residents of Delhi.

The bogus chargesheet will be torn to shreds when it will be put to legal scrutiny and it will be contested with all legal strength to expose the real face of the Modi government and its puppet Delhi Police, before the people of this country.     


Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal approves decentralized STPs, procurement of 200 desilting machines and revival of 12 more water bodies #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board, Govt. of NCT of Delhi chaired the 141th Board Meeting of the Delhi Jal Board, held at Secretariat: New Delhi

Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi and Chairperson, Delhi Jal Board, Chaired the 141st Board meeting of the Delhi Jal Board, held on 24th August, 2018. Sh. Dinesh Mohaniya, Vice Chairperson, DJB, Sh. Anil Kumar Singh, CEO, DJB, member of the Board and senior officials of DJB were present in the meeting. During the meeting, the members of the Board deliberated upon and approved key projects/ schemes to improve the water and waste water services provided by the Board.

Decentralized Sewer Treatment Plants (DSTPs) in Parks/Schools/Departments/Societies/Commercial Complexes/Industries/Colleges/Shopping Multiplex/Government Offices/Hospitals/Institutions:

The board in a major decision approved DSTPs to be created in parks all over the city. One of the major sources of ground water depletion is its extraction and use for horticulture purpose. There are large parks/ground areas of different agencies or large institutions/organizations green areas which use ground water/borewells for their horticulture need. The Board approved the proposal to enforce implementation of Decentralize Waste Water Treatment System (DWWTS) in Parks/Schools/Departments/Societies/Commercial Complexes/Industries/Colleges/Shopping Multiplex/Government Offices/Hospitals/Institutions etc. There are around 5000 Government/Aided/Pvt. Schools in Delhi.

All major parks and green belt areas whether with Delhi Govt./DDA/MCD etc. would not be allowed to use ground water anymore and instead they would make arrangement for DWWTS near to the feeding point provided by DJB, from where they would lift raw sewerage from the sewer line, treat it and use for their horticulture needs.

90% rebate on sewer charges: Board approved a 90% rebate on the sewer charges for all who use their own DSTPs for water recycling.

Study on use of 456 MGD water from STPs: Delhi generates 456 MGD water from its STPs every day. However, only 89 MGD of the treated water is used and the rest goes in drain. The board approved appointment of a consultant to study and submit a report on the use of the rest 367 MGD (456-89=367) water generated. The total amount of treated water will go up to 516 MGD by the end of 2018.

Rejuvenation of 12 water bodies: Board has appointed WAPCOS as consultant for revival and rejuvenation of 12 water bodies. It aims to recharge groundwater levels, improve ecology and create a green public space. Ground water can later be extracted to augment supply in the local area.

200 Sewer cleaning machines for narrow lanes/streets: The NCT has witnessed several unfortunate incidents/accidents concerning Safai Karamcharis in the recent past. In wake of this, the Board accorded approval for deployment of 200 specially fabricated tailor made sewer cleaning machines for cleaning of sewer lines in narrow streets/lanes in Delhi. The work comprises complete comprehensive maintenance of the sewer cleaning machines, including disposal of silt/garbage to the designated place as per direction of the engineer in-charge. The aim is to eliminate the practice of the manual cleaning of the sewer line so that the silt/sludge in the main hole is not handled physically by the labour and to avoid any mis-happening. The total expenditure for deployment of 200 machines shall be Rs. 380 crores.

The dependent individuals of the deceased engaged in scavenging activities, manual scavengers/Safai Karamcharis themselves, members of SC/ST and others in preference orders respectively.

Sewerage Master Plan 2031: The Sewerage Master Plan 2031 envisages complete coverage of un-sewered area/ colonies/ urban village etc. Keeping the plan in mind, the Board accorded the approval to below given projects:

·        Providing and laying sewerage system, construction of decentralized STP’s and development of water bodies with 10 years Operation & Maintenance Cost in Chhattarpur Assembly Constituency in Delhi. The colonies in Chhattarpur Assembly Constituency fall under the commands of Okhla Sub Zone sewage generated. Presently, the sewage is being discharged into storm water drain and then to Yamuna River thereby polluting the water body.

·        Providing and laying sewer line in Pochanpur Group of Colonies in Matiala Constituency at an estimated cost of 9.5 crores. The colonies covered in the scheme include Pochan Pur Extn. A Block, Pankaj Garden near Ambarhai Sector 19 Dwarka, Palam Vihar Dwarka Sector-6, Major Bhola Ram Enclave Sec.- 23 Dwarka, Pochanpur Ext. Najafgarh, C Block Pochanpur village, Gram Pustani Pochanpur Extn. Chander Vihar Palam Extn. Part-1, Palam Colony Adarsh gali Palam Gaon and Pochanpur Extn. B block, Najafgarh. The population to benefit after laying of sewerage system will be about 30,000.

·        Providing and laying sewer line in Raghu Nagar group of colonies in Dwakra Constituency at an estimated cost of 14.73 crores. The unauthorized colonies covered in the scheme are Raghu Nagar, Syndicate enclave, Vashista Park and Mohan Nagar. The population to benefit after laying of sewerage system will be about 0.15 lacs.

·        Providing and laying sewer line in the Dabri Village group of colonies in Dwarka Constituency at an estimated cost of 19.3 crores. The unauthorized colonies covered in this scheme are Dabri Extn. Vaishali, Dashrathuri, Dabri, Durga Park. The population to benefit after laying of sewerage system is about 50,000. The Dabri Village group of colonies will generate average sewage discharge of 1.50 MGD which will be ultimately connected to Waste Water Treatment Plant Dwarka for its treatment.

·        Providing and laying sewerage services in Bakkarwala RSC (Loknayak Puram) at an estimated cost of 6.8 crores. Bakkarwala RSC is spread over an area of 20.23 hectare bounded by Bakkarwala Village in North and North- East, West by Lok Nayak Puram. The projected population to benefit after laying of the sewerage system will be about 20,000.

·        Providing and laying 900/ 1000/ 1100 mm dia peripheral sewer line with micro tunnelling along the main Tigri Road upto Dakshin Puri SPS at an estimated cost of 13 crores. This peripheral seer line is an integral part of sewerage network of Sangam Vihar Group of Colonies Phase-I. The proposed peripheral sewer line will trap the sewage generated from the settlements/ unauthorized colonies along the MB road, which are presently flowing in storm water drains and contributes to pollution in River Yamuna. On completion of work, the chronic problem of sewer flowing in storm water drain is likely to be addressed thereby abatement of pollution in river Yamuna.

To bring about overall improvement in the water management system of Delhi Jal Board, the Board accorded approval to the below given projects:

·        Creation of new raw water sources through high quality treated effluent from 10 MGD Waste Water Treatment Plant Narela after due up-gradation as per the standard being followed in under construction Coronation Pillar STP so that, the treated effluent discharged into the river Yamuna, upstream of Wazirabad barrage near Palla is of acceptable raw water standards at the pond. Thus, Waste Water Treatment Plant requires rehabilitation along with construction of new Effluent Pumping Station and laying of rising main towards Palla for discharging treated effluent into river Yamuna upstream of Wazirabad barrage.

·        Providing, laying and jointing of peripheral water line network in the command area of Siraspur under Ground Reservoir at an estimate cost of 15.4 crores. The project will cater water supply requirement of villages Khera Kalan, Nagli Poona, Libaspur, Qadi pur, Ibhrahim pur and Garhi.

·        Providing, laying and jointing of 700 mm dia feeder line form palla MBR to Siraspur Under Ground Reservoir at an estimated cost of 15.6 crores. The Siraspur Under Ground Reservoir has command area of Siraspur, Libaspur, Garhi Khasru, Ibrahim Pur, Kadipur, Nangli Poona, Kheda Kalan region etc. The total length of 700 mm water line shall be 9.30 Km. 2.20 Lakh population shall benefited on completion of the work.

·        Scheme for construction of UGR’s/BPS of 9.1 ML capacity at Bijwasan and 5.8 ML capacity at Rajokari Village including feeder mains and distribution mains at a cost of 31.5 crores. 2.15 lac residents will be benefitted on the completion of project.

·        P/L Internal water distribution system in Jaitpur Extn. Part-II (Khadda Colony) in Badarpur Constituency at the estimate cost of 7.6 crores. Presently water is being supplied through local tube wells and water tankers and the residents are facing acute water shortage. Therefore, to facilitate the residents with safe and potable drinking water lying of internal water lines have been done as much water as possible in this colony.

·        Delhi has limited sources of raw water and to meet the increasing demand of water for drinking, commercial and industrial use and environmentally sustainable manner, the Board has been developing plans to implement the recycle and reuse of treated effluent as source of raw water. To facilitate development of additional sources of water recycling of treated Waste Water is being adopted. DJB is setting up a 70 MGD MLD STP at Coronation Pillar. The board approved upgradation and rehabilitation of existing 40 MGD Rithala Phase-II STP to treat sewage to the standards of BOD and TSS<10mg/l. The tertiary treated effluent of standards BOD and TSS<10 mg/l produced from 55 MGD from Rithala WasteWater Treatment Plant Ph-I and II shall be pumped and terminated to proposed Coronation Pillar EPS of 125 MGD, from there it will be discharged into the river Yamuna upstream of Wazirbad Barrage. The discharged raw water in river Yamuna will be lifted from Wazirabad Pond for treatment to potable water standards by WTPs at Wazirabad.

CM @ArvindKejriwal and Health Minister @SatyendarJain work in tandem to inspect new sites for Mohalla clinics and crackdown on lazy officials reporting sites as non-feasible #TowardsUHC #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

     CM and Health Minister inspect new sites for Mohalla Clinic

·        Sites reported non-feasible by officers found fit for clinics

·        Officials had cited space constraint in all the three sites visited

·        Officials had no answers when confronted by Chief Minister on the non-feasible report

·        Revisit all the ‘non-feasible’ marked sites properly and approve them: CM to officials

New Delhi: 20/07/2018

Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, along with Health Minister Sh. Satyendar Jain, on Friday, July 20, inspected sites for new Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics in Paschim Vihar and Saraswati Vihar.

The Chief Minister inspected the sites which were reported non-feasible for Mohalla Clinics by officers. In their report the officials have marked huge number of sites as non-feasible as there was ‘space constraint’.

The Chief Minister was amazed on his visit when it was found that these sites, the three that the CM visited on Friday, were having huge empty space, much more than what was required to build Mohalla Clinics.

The officials of the concerned departments were red faced and had no answers when they were confronted by the Chief Minister on the space available and the ‘space constraint’ report submitted by them.

“There is so much space here, where is the constraint? It seems there is something wrong with the inspection done, I have seen three sites today, all of them have space and the report submitted says there is no space,” said the Chief Minister to the officials.

Directing the Principal Secretary (Health), the CM said, “It looks to me that most of the sites marked non-feasible are having space for Mohalla Clinics. Get them re-inspected, revisited immediately and get them approved. If there are still any ‘non-feasible’ site reports, I will again go for the inspection of such sites. This report seems to be totally wrong after all three non-feasible visited today have so much of space.”

The Chief Minister and the Health Minister visited three sites:

1.     E Block, Saraswati Vihar

2.     RBI Enclave, Paschim Vihar

3.     BG 6, Paschim Vihar

Photographs of the visit and all the three sites are attached with the mail.

Delhi Cabinet approved Phase-II, Delhi Technological University for Rs 291.88 crore #HigherEducation #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

2)      The cabinet approved the Directorate of Technical Education proposal for construction of Stage-I of Phase-II, Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, at an estimated cost of Rs 291.88 crore. 

Presently, the University is being run with insufficient infrastructure facilities which were created to cater to the needs of  3,000 students, However, currently the University has over 9000 students and more than 500 teachers and support staff. The proposal is, therefore, for construction of Stage-I of Phase-II which shall provide infrastructure for additional 3800 students in two academic blocks and provide residential accommodation to additional 990 students in three hostel blocks.

 The cabinet accorded its approval and expenditure sanction for the construction of building and related infrastructure facilities as above for Stage I of Delhi Technological University Phase II, Bawana Road, Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs. 291.88 crores as already approved by Expenditure Finance Committee in meeting held on 06.07.18.

Approval to constitute a Project Monitoring Committee as per composition mentioned in proposal placed before EFC with addition of Department of Training & Technical Education nominee as member. This Project Monitoring committee will consists of Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Chief Project Officer/Executive Engineer, DTU, a nominee of Department of Training & Technical Education, Chief Project Manager (Housing), PWD, concerned Executive Engineer (PWD) and Third Party Quality Assurance.


Approval for Department of Training & Technical Education to authorize PWD to incur expenditure from the existing budget provision i.e. under “Major Head 4202-Infrastructure Projects of Autonomous Bodies Institutions/Universities” up to the limit prescribed by Department of Training & Technical Education after obtaining necessary financial sanction of competent authority.

CM @ArvindKejriwal orders Health department to fill up all vacancies including medical, scientific and non-medical staff #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

     CM takes review meeting on shortage of staff in Health department

·        Orders to fill up all the vacancies in the department by September 15

·        Order to help better working of hospitals in Delhi, ease for patients

·        All vacancies to be filled up on contract basis till permanent hiring

New Delhi: 24/07/2018

Chief Minister Sh. Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, July 24, took a review meeting on the shortage of staff in the health department. The review meeting was also attended by the Health Minister Sh. Satyendar Jain and other senior officials of the health department.

Health sector has been one of the top priorities of the government and the sector has got a major fillip since the present government came to power in 2015. However, the shortage of staff has been ailing the sector for long as hiring could not be done due to several reasons.

Chairing the meeting on Tuesday, the Chief Minister went through the list of the vacancies in different hospitals and discussed it with the Minister and other officials.

After reviewing the vacancies, the Chief Minister ordered that all the posts must be filled on contract basis till the permanent hiring process is completed through several government agencies. He was of the view that patients can’t suffer because of shortage of staff due to time being taken by agencies to hire on a permanent basis.

The Chief Minister has set a deadline of September 15 for filling up all vacancies on contract.

Vacancies include pharmacists, nursing staff, radiographers, lab assistants, technicians, OT assistants, physiotherapists, sanitary inspectors etc.



The first 40 services implemented by Doorstep delivery of services scheme by Delhi Government #AAPatWork #DelhiGovernance




New Delhi: 10/09/2018


CM launches a unique and mega administrative reform of doorstep delivery of 40 services

·         People of Delhi witness the historic moment live at 58 locations in the capital

·         It is a beginning of a new era of governance in Delhi, says the Chief Minister

·         Delhi government to extend these services to 100 within three months

Heralding a new era in governance in Delhi, Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Monday morning launched a mega administrative reform by providing delivery of 40 government services at the doorstep of Delhi residents.

The mega-launch by the Chief Minister in presence of cabinet ministers and all senior officers of the Delhi government was telecast live at 58 government locations and two-way video conferencing was done at eight government locations with people present at various offices to get their certificates made.

Addressing the gathering at 58 locations across Delhi, the Chief Minister said :“I greet the people of Delhi on this historic day when the government machinery is undergoing a revolutionary change. This day is not historic merely for Delhi, I feel we are doing a unique experiment which will be followed at the international level.Till now we had heard about the home delivery of pizza, from today people of Delhi will have the government at their doorsteps through a phonecall.”

The Chief Minister said “today we are making a beginning with 40 services and the Delhi government will add 30 more soon and the number of services which Delhi government will ultimately provide 100 services on the doorstep of citizens within next three months.”

On the occasion a presentation was made on how the doorstep delivery of services will work.


·         Applicants will first call on the number 1076

·         The call centre will inform the applicant about the services available

·         Applicant will be told about the documents required for a particular certificate to be made

·         Applicant can fix an appointment anytime between 8 AM to 10 PM

·         A mobile sahayak will visit the applicant’s home on the time fixed for appointment

·         Mobile sahayaks will be police verified and will not have any details of the applicant other than the postal address

·         Mobile sahayak will scan the concerned documents in presence of the applicant and will provide an e-receipt of fees paid for the service (Rs 50)

·         Once the application is complete it will be electronically transferred to the concerned government office

·         At every stage the applicant will get an SMS – from the time the request was generated to the delivery of the certificate.

·         Delivery of the certificate will be ensured within the stipulated time-frame either by post or by the mobile sahayak

·         Every movement of the mobile sahayak will be tracked by the back-end control room

·         After the successful delivery of the certificate, the applicant will get a feedback call to share his/her experience

Speaking on the occasion, Administrative Reforms Minister Mr Kailash Gahlot appreciated the efforts of the Administrative Reforms Department and lauded the team for working day and night to implement the scheme.

Mr Gahlot said the department overcame numerous hurdles in its way, since this was a new concept and required innovation and many unique experiments for its success.

The service provider company VFS Global representatives thanked the Delhi government for giving them an opportunity to work for this ambitious project and assured the government that their work will bring laurels for all.

SI.No. Department Name of the Service SI.No. Department Name of the Service
1. Revenue


Issuance of Caste Certificate (OBC) 21. Issuance of NOC
2. Issuance of Caste Certificate (SC) 22. Learner’s License
3. Issuance of Caste Certificate (ST) 23. Permanent Driving License
4. Issuance of Domicile Certificate 24. Renewal of Driving Licence
5. Issuance of Income Certificate 25. Duplicate Driving Licence
6. Issuance of Delayed Birth Order 26. Change of Address in D/L
7. Issuance of Delayed Death Order 27. Social Welfare Department Delhi Family Benefit Scheme
8. Issuance of Lal Dora Certificate 28. Handicap Pension Scheme
9. Issuance of Land Status Report 29. Old Age Pension Scheme
10. Issuance of Permanent ID Card to the Disabled Person 30. Food and Supplies Department Issuance of Priority Household Card
11. Issuance of ROR 31. Updation of Member Details in the

AAY/Priority Household Card

12. Issuance of Solvency Certificate 32. Delhi Jal Board New Water/sewer Connection
13. Issuance of Surviving Member Certificate 33. Mutation
14. Registration of Marriage 34. Re-Opening (After rebuilding of house etc.)
15. Enrolment as Civil Defence Volunteer 35. Disconnection
16. Transport Department Duplicate RC Certificate 36. Labour Department Approval of Installation of Passenger Lift, Lift Shaft & Machine Room
17. Change of Address in RC 37. Delhi Shops & Establishment Act, 1954
18. Transfer of Ownership 38. Department for the welfare of the SC/ST/OBC/ Minorities Financial Assistant for purchase of Stationery to SC/ST/OBC/Minority  Category
19. Hypothecation Addition 39. Reimbursement of Tuition fees for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minority  Category
20. Hypothecation Termination 40. Scholarship/ Merit Scholarship to SC/ST/OBC/Minority  Students for the school (for Class I to XII) and for OBC(Class VI to XII)


Delhi Cabinet gives administrative approval and expenditure sanction for installation of CCTVs across Delhi #AAPatWork #DelhiGovernance




New Delhi: 10/08/2018

The Delhi Cabinet in its meeting on Friday chaired by the Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved the Public Works Department (PWD) proposal for granting administrative approval and Expenditure Sanction for installation of CCTV Cameras in Delhi, as recommended by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC).

The PWD proposal requested the Council of Ministers to kindly approve the EFC recommendations and accord administrative approval & Expenditure Sanction for Project of supplying, installation, testing and commissioning of CCTV cameras and other allied infrastructure at an estimated cost of Rs.571.40 crore – the estimated break up of whgich is – capital cost of Rs 320.96 + maintenance cost of Rs.250.44 crore for a period of five years.

The PWD proposal is in furtherance of the government commitment to install CCTV cameras in public places in Delhi to ensure safety of women, children and other citizens.

To fulfill this promise, the council of ministers in its meeting held on 13.10.2015 decided that this project will be implemented through the PWD.     

Other relevant Background is as follows :

(i)                 On 20.11.2015, a Committee was constituted to finalize CCTV specifications, Rate of Contract, Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and for finalizing the Request for Proposal (RFP).

(ii)               On 2.6.2016, Rate of Contract was approved by Delhi Work Advisory Board whereby six agencies were empanelled for supply of CCTV cameras.  This Rate Contract could not be implemented due to receipt of a complaint.

(iii)             On 8.10.2016, the PWD Minister held a meeting and constituted a Committee to finalize specification and to identify vulnerable areas.  He also ordered submission of Preliminary Estimate (PE) for Administrative Approval (AA) & Expenditure Sanction (ES) and simultaneous call of tender.

(iv)             On 3.10.2017 the Specification Committee finalized the CCTV specifications and gave three options.  The PWD Minister, PWD approved one of the options.

(v)               Accordingly, on 1.11.2017, RFP was uploaded for 1.40 lakh CCTV cameras.  Only a single bidder qualified and hence, the Committee decided not to proceed with single bid.

(vi)             On 9.1.2018, RFP was again invited after making some changes in eligibility criteria.  Two agencies were qualified in technical bid and finally M/s Bharat Electronics Ltd. (a central government public sector company) was found as L-1 bidder, which includes maintenance of five years

(vii)           The proposal was placed before the EFC and approved.



Delhi’s Sahitya Kala Parishad announces Scholarships for Advancing Arts Practice especially for young and upcoming artists between 18-40 years of age; visual and community arts included as new categories #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork





New Delhi: 16/08/2018

Delhi’s Sahitya Kala Parishad announces Scholarships for Advancing Arts Practice

The Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Delhi government has been working with a focus on democratizing the cultural landscape, decentralizing arts funding, making arts policy more inclusive and encouraging arts practice that is rooted in community and social practice. With this vision, this year’s scholarships have introduced a number of new programmes and broadened the scope of existing ones. The annual budget for the scheme has also been increased to support more artists. The Delhi government is the first government in the country to have initiated some of these programmes.

“Our goal is to make art practice and funding more inclusive. While on the one hand supporting artists practicing traditional arts is important, it is equally important for us to acknowledge newer forms of expressions of the common people and support that. Why have hierarchies in arts if our aim to build an equal society? I strongly believe in the role art and culture plays in society. The role of arts is to contribute to happiness, harmony, critical thinking and societal development. We hope that through these new initiatives like community art grants, we can bring a positive impact”, said Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Art, Culture and Languages Mr. Manish Sisodia

The following scholarships have been announced for this year:


Amount per month

Total Seats


Community Arts (new)

INR 4000 per month for a year


18 – 40 years


INR 4000 for a period of two years


18 – 40 years


INR 4000 for a period of two years


18 – 40 years


INR 4000 per month for two years


18 – 40 years

Visual Arts


INR 4000 per month for a year


18 – 40 years

Research and Arts Development


INR 12000 per month for a year


18 – 40 years

Ten Scholarships are reserved in any of the above categories for artists with disability

Highlights of the scheme:

·  Introduced new categories like Community Arts, VIsual Arts and Research in Art Development

·  Broadened the scope of Music, Theatre and Dance categories by including newer forms like folk, hip-hop, rap etc along with traditional art forms.

·  For the first time, reserved scholarships for artists with disability

·  Visual arts to include contemporary mediums like video-making, photography, digital art along with painting.

·  Number of scholarships increased along with amount and budget.

Application forms can be downloaded from Sahitya Kala Parishad’s website

Last date to apply is 10 September 2018

A panel of experts from respective arts to review applications and select awardees on the basis of their applications and interviews

Select artists will recive regular mentorship and training



Delhi Cabinet approves IIIT Delhi Phase 2; IIIT Delhi takes an interest free loan under its unique administrative structure that could be instructive for HEIs in India #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

3)      The cabinet approved the Department of Technical Education proposal for the construction of additional areas under Phase-II of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-D) campus at Okhla

The cabinet granted its approval for the sanction of additional funds of Rs 70 crore to be given to IIIT-D as interest free loan due to increase in cost of construction of Phase –II of the Campus of IIIT-D, over and above the already sanctioned loan amount of Rs 250 crore under the Capital Head, as per the Cabinet Decision No. 2087 dated 01.10.2013 to cover increase in cost of construction of Phase – II of IIIT-D Campus due to additional area of construction, escalation and variation and also due to change in taxes, giving due consideration to its financial condition and other submissions made by IIIT-Delhi.

(a)    The repayment of loan shall start after 15 years from the date of loan completely drawn.

(b)   The repayment of loan shall be in the shape of annual installment with due date specifically prescribed by the Department of Training & Technical Education in consultation with Finance Department.

(c)    Submission of undertaking by Director, IIIT-D as per GFR that the fixed assets of IIIT-D shall not be hypothecated or disposed without prior approval of the Government.

(d)   IIITD will submit utilization certificate, reports, statements, etc. in terms of Rule-256 of GFR, 2017 to Department of Training and Technical Education.

(e)   The project shall be completed as per approved scope of work within scheduled period at the sanctioned cost. No escalation will be considered in future.

DGHS control room, data analysis in border districts, fever clinics and increase in beds at public hospitals: Health Minister @SatyendarJain’s adaptive plan to tackle vector borne diseases #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

   Health Minister directs strict implementation of vector borne diseases prevention measures

·        DGHS 24X7 control room with helpline numbers fully functional

·        Coordination with neighbouring states to immediately check spurt in any area

·        Fever clinics to be in place well in time

·        All hospitals to increase beds during the vector borne diseases season

            New Delhi: 19/07/2018

Health Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain has reviewed the preparedness and status of action taken for the prevention and control of  vector borne diseases – Dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria and Seasonal Influenza – with senior officials of the Department and other stakeholder agencies.

Present status of vector borne diseases, comparative data, future action plan and roles and responsibilities of Local bodies, Sentinel surveillance hospitals, education department etc. were discussed in detail. A special emphasis was given on the across the border transmission of vector borne diseases.

The Health Minister emphasised that since the Monsoon has already arrived in Delhi, therefore vector control measures must be intensified by all local bodies and other stakeholders, and community awareness activities must be visible in the community.

The following points were discussed thoroughly and directions were given to the Department of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi Municipal Council, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, DDA, DMRC, District surveillance officers, CDMOs, Nursing home Cell, Cantonment Board and all neighbouring districts:

It was  informed in the meeting that a control room at Directorate of health services (DGHS) Head quarter is functional 24×7 with helpline numbers (22307145, 22300012) to address the queries and grievances of General Public regarding Vector Borne Diseases and Seasonal Influenza etc., these helpline numbers should be circulated widely.


A good intersectoral cross border coordination with neighbouring States and Districts will be in place so that , if there is an increasing trend of vector borne diseases in any of the neighbouring State/district , timely  control measures could be taken in other adjoining areas.(Sonipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar).

Intensification of vector control measures by field staff of local bodies (Domestic Breeding Checkers).A mechanism will be developed for monitoring of field staff by senior level officers of Respective local body, department of health and family welfare should monitor by random calling to the different households whether Domestic Breeding checker visited their house and done the IEC activity.

 Helpline numbers regarding details of DBCs and field workers along with their work schedule will be advertised in leading newspapers in vernacular languages. In case of no visit done by DBC, people may lodge their complain and inform about the status of visits by DBCs/field workers in their respective areas on given helpline number.

All construction sites will be visited by Field staff of local bodies on weekly basis to check and eliminate breeding sites and a board containing information regarding vector control measures must be displayed there.

 More emphasis should be given on vector control activities and community awareness activities in identified high risk wards and underprivileged areas, unauthorized colonies, JJ clusters, construction sites etc.

A communication will be sent to Neighbouring State/Districts (Sonipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Mewat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar)regarding opening of fever clinics in their health care facilities and other measures to be taken for prevention and control of Vector borne diseases and better coordination.

A communication will be sent to NVBDC, GOI regarding supply of Mac  ELISA kits for diagnosis of Dengue and Chikungunya.

 A minimum of 10 community awareness trainings will be conducted in each assembly. Nodal officers of the hospitals and Dispensaries will be trainers for these community awareness trainings. 11 District Surveillance Officers will Coordinate and sensitize the Medical officer of the dispensaries of their respective districts regarding prevention and control of vector borne diseases, and further sensitize the community at peripheral level.

 Medical and paramedical staff of school health scheme will be involved in conducting trainings at schools. A detailed proposal covering all Govt and Govt added schools  will be submitted by school health scheme  to Secretary Health.

 Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan should be linked with Vector Borne Disease awareness campaign. Community should be motivated for sparing one hour on every Sunday/ week for cleaning of their households and surroundings, during transmission season.

 An order regarding increasing surge capacity of Pvt. Hospitals and Nursing Homes, upto 10-20% wef , 1st August to 31st October , will be issued . Tariff levied by the concerned Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes for such beds shall not be more than the lowest economic category therein.

 During high transmission time, 500 Fever clinics will be established in different health care facilities, like all Hospitals and dispensaries to cater  fever patients.

 All CDMOs (Chief District Medical Officers) will be communicated regarding regular District Surveillance committee meetings under the chairmanship of District Commissioners, to review the status and preparedness of vector borne diseases at District level, involving all stakeholders.

Regular briefings will be held and sensitization of media will be done by all three MCDs and NDMC on various steps taken by them for prevention and control of vector borne diseases as media can play an important role in sensitizing community.

 IEC (Information, Education and Communication) will be done specifically targeting on different breeding sites eg. waste on balcony, roof tops and roof sheds etc which are usually ignored during the routine breeding checking. Emphasis should be given on these sites during routine house to house breeding checking by DBC.