Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal calls on Center FM Nirmala Sitharaman; requests pending MCD dues of DDA/GoI as well as Rs. 3000 crore GST from 2017-18 owed to Delhi Govt #CityFinance #AAPatWork

CM & Deputy CM call on the Union Finance Minsiter Ms Nirmala Sitharaman

·         CM & Deputy CM assure full cooperation from the Delhi government

·         CM says Centre & Delhi governments need to work together for Delhi’s betterment

·         Finance Minister apprised of Delhi not getting its due share in central taxes

·         CM tells the Finance Minister to provide funds for Municipal Corporations

Chief Minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister & Finance Minister Mr Manish Sisodia called on the Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman at her North Block office on Thursday.

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister congratulated Ms Sitharaman on assuming the important charge of Finance Minister.

Mr Kejriwal assured the Union Finance Minister of full cooperation from the Delhi government and stressed upon the need for the two governments to work together for the betterment and further development of the national capital.

The Chief Minister said the goal of his government is tirelessly work for the welfare of Delhi.

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister told the Union Finance Minister that Delhi contributes around Rs 1.5 lakh crore as Income Tax towards the Central exchequer, however in return Delhi gets merely Rs 325 crore as share in central taxes, which too has been frozen since nearly two decades. In comparison, the share of other states in central taxes is quite high.

The Chief Minister told the Union Finance Minister that the more the Centre invests in Delhi, it will lead to a boom in economy here and Delhiites will provide more tax collections to the Centre.

The Union Finance Minister was also apprised of the fact that the Centre provides grants to states for the civic bodies, however, Delhi has been deprived of this and therefore the Municipal Corporations are not getting any help from the Centre.

The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister requested Ms Sitharaman to provide funds for the Municipal Corporations to improve their financial conditions.

The Delhi government also requested the Union Finance Minister to clear Rs 3,000 crore pending integrated goods and services tax (IGST) dues of Delhi. The IGST dues for the first year of the roll-out of the indirect tax in 2017-18 (FY18) are still pending.

 मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल और उपमुख्यमंत्री व वित्त मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमन से की मुलाकात

–     मुख्यमंत्री और उपमुख्यमंत्री ने दिल्ली की तरफ से पूर्ण सहयोग का आश्वासन दिया

नई दिल्ली। दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल और उपमुख्यमंत्री व वित्त मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने 27 जून, 2019, गुरुवार को केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमन जी से मुलाकात की। मुलाकात के बाद मीडिया से बातचीत करते हुए मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा, हमने उनको चुनावों में जीत की बधाई की। उनको बहुत महत्वपूर्ण मंत्रालय मिला है, इसके लिए भी उनको शुभकामनाएं दी। मैंने वित्त मंत्री को ये भी आश्वासन दिया कि दिल्ली सरकार, केंद्र सरकार और वित्त मंत्रालय के साथ मिलकर काम करेगी। हमारा मकसद है कि दिल्ली का विकास हो। दिल्ली देश की राजधानी है, दिल्ली के विकास के लिए केंद्र और दिल्ली सरकार को मिलकर काम करने की जरूरत है। दिल्ली सरकार ऐसा करना चाहती है।

वित्त मंत्री के साथ बजट से संबंधित कुछ मुद्दों पर चर्चा हुई। हमने उन्हें बताया कि दिल्ली हर साल 1.5 लाख करोड़ रुपये का इनकम टैक्स इकट्टा करके केंद्र सरकार को देती है। लेकिन बदले में केवल 325 करोड़ रुपये दिल्ली को वापस मिलता है। बाकी राज्यों को काफी पैसा मिलता है। किसी राज्य को 30 हजार करोड़ रुपये, किसी को 40 हजार करोड़ मिलता है। हमने वित्त मंत्री से कहा कि दिल्ली में केंद्र सरकार इन्वेस्ट करे। इससे दिल्ली की इकनॉमी बूम करेगी। दिल्ली और टैक्स इकट्टा करके केंद्र सरकार को देगी।

वित्त मंत्री को हमने ये भी बताया कि केंद्र सरकार, पूरे देश में हर राज्य के नगर निगमों को ग्रांट देती है। लेकिन केंद्र सरकार की तरफ से दिल्ली में नगर निगमों को ग्रांट नहीं दी जाती। हमने उनसे अनुरोध किया कि जैसे दूसरे राज्यों के नगर निगमों को ग्रांट दी जाती है, वैसे ही दिल्ली में भी नगर निगमों को ग्रांट दी जाए। इसके अलावा, वित्त मंत्री से ये भी अनुरोध किया कि इंटीग्रेटेड गुड्स एंड सर्विसेस टैक्स (आईजीएसटी) का 3000 करोड़ रुपये केंद्र सरकार के पास दिल्ली का पड़ा हुआ है, उसे दिया जाए। 

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AAP’s Delhi Government: Insurgent activism inside city governance that works for people through protests, sit-ins, and public participation #Democracy #Swaraj

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MINISTER

GOVERNMENT OF DELHI

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I assure the woman of Delhi that the metro ride for them would be free: Shri Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: “I, the Chief Minister of Delhi, assure the people of Delhi, the women of Delhi that the metro rides would be free for the women of the city. Have faith in your chief minister,” said Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal while interacting with the media after meeting Union Finance Minister on Thursday.

Replying to a question, the CM said, “All the proposals which were stuck got cleared. We got file of Mohalla Clinics cleared, CCTV cleared. We got all of them cleared.”

On another question related to the scheme of free metro travel for women, he said, “We don’t need to send any proposal to the central government. Delhi government has decided to make metro travel for women free by giving subsidy for the same. We legally don’t need to send proposal to the central government. We wrote to the DMRC to send a proposal to us. We in-principal agree to the proposal sent by the metro to us. Delhi metro is ready. We are also ready.”

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मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय

दिल्ली सरकारदिल्ली

नई दिल्ली : 27/06/2019

दिल्ली की महिलाओं को विश्वास दिला रहा हूं कि मेट्रो का आपका किराया जरूर फ्री होगा : श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल

नई दिल्ली।मैं दिल्ली का मुख्यमंत्री दिल्ली के लोगों को, दिल्ली की महिलाओं को विश्वास दिला रहा हूं कि मेट्रो में महिलाओं किराया फ्री होगा। जरूर होगा। आप अपने मुख्यमंत्री पर भरोसा रखिये।केंद्रीय वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमन से मुलाकात के बाद मीडिया से बातचीत के दौरान दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री श्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने ये बात कही।

एक सवाल के जवाब में मुख्यमंत्री ने ये भी कहा कि जितने भी प्रपोजल रुके थे, सारे क्लियर करा लिये। मोहल्ला क्लीनिक अड़ा, वो करा लिया। सीसीटीवी अड़ा, वो करा लिया।

महिलाओं के लिए मेट्रो में फ्री यात्रा से संबंधित एक अन्य सवाल के जवाब में अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा, “केंद्र सरकार को हमें प्रपोजल नहीं भेजना है। दिल्ली सरकार ने ये निर्णय लिया है कि सबसिडी देकर महिलाओं की मेट्रो में यात्रा मुफ्त करेंगे। हमें प्रपोजल कानूनी रूप से केंद्र को नहीं भेजना है। हमने मेट्रो को प्रपोजल देने के लिए लिखा था। उनके प्रपोजल पर हम सैद्धांतिक रूप से सहमत हैं। दिल्ली मेट्रो भी तैयार है। हम भी तैयार हैं।“ 

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Delhi Government launches urban mobility lab, with 30+ players to deploy 1000+ EVs in 12 months #UrbanLogistics #Mobility #Sustainability #AAPatWork

Delhi Government launches Urban Mobility Lab; Announces EV pilot for urban deliveries

Top players in e-commerce, urban logistics, and EV manufacturing/charging team up to clean up urban logistics in Delhi

Delhi government launched its ambitious Urban Mobility Lab initiative in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to promote innovation of clean and sustainable mobility solutions in Delhi. The lab was launched by the Minister (Transport), Shri Kailash Gahlot, and Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), Shri Jasmine Shah, in the presence of several stakeholders from government, industry and civil society.

As part of the Urban Mobility Lab, Delhi government also announced its first electric vehicles freight pilot. Over 30 players in final-mile urban delivery from across India have come together in Delhi as part of the Urban Mobility Lab with the goal of piloting up to 1,000 electric vehicles (EVs) for urban deliveries in the city over the next 12 months. It is a first-of-its-kind project with an objective to pilot and rigorously analyse the performance of EVs for urban deliveries.

Participants in the pilot working group include top names from across different segments of the industry:

●        E-commerce: Amazon, Bigbasket, Flipkart, Grofers, Uber Eats, Zomato

●        Vehicle aggregators and logistics firms: Amplus Solar, Areon, Blue Dart Express, DOT, Efleet Logix, GATI

●        EV OEMs: Altigreen PL, Euler Motors, Evy Mobility, Hero Electric, Jitendra EV, Li-ions Elektrik, Mahindra Electric, Onnbikes, Shigan Evoltz, Tata Motors, Tork Motors, Va-yu

●        Charge Station Providers: Delta Group, Magenta Power, Charge-Zone, Sun Mobility

●        DISCOMs: BSES Rajdhani Power, BSES Yamuna Power, Tata Power Limited

At the announcement of the pilot, Transport Minister of Delhi, Shri Kailash Gahlot, “Delhi government believes electric vehicles (EVs) are the future and it’s time to bring this future into the present. To make life easier and better for the common man, it is critical that the cost of EVs comes down. We are willing to work with all stakeholders in the industry and resolve any hurdles that they face in the roll out of EVs in the city.”

Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of DDC-Delhi, added, “Delhi aims to become the EV capital of India. Electrification of final mile delivery vehicles has the potential to kick-start the transition to EVs in the city. We expect this pilot to pave the way for other market segments and are committed to its success.”

Regarding the UML pilot working group Dave Mullaney, Director for RMI’s global freight transport initiative said, “The use of EVs for final mile delivery is ready to take off. The participants who are working with us and their excitement to be on this pilot shows that clearly. It is an incredibly exciting group that includes titans of Indian industry, global e-commerce giants and brand new homegrown startups. We look forward to working with companies and the Delhi government to make the city a global leader in final mile electrification.”

Samhita Shiledar, RMI’s project manager for the pilot, remarked on the high level of partnership between public and private sectors. “Collaboration between different public and private sector players has been crucial to the pilot. The level of commitment and enthusiasm from a wide range of stakeholders is unique and will position Delhi to be a first mover in EV space in India and an example for other cities to follow.”

For further information, please contact Ms. Ashpreet Sethi at asethi@rmi.org and Rahul Nauriyal at ddcdelhi@gov.in.

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About Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi

The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi and advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi.

About Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, apolitical, nonprofit think-and-do tank that transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future. Cofounded by Amory Lovins in 1982, RMI has been a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy for 35 years.

Press contact

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Rocky Mountain Institute – India

Email: asethi@rmi.org

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Delhi wakes up to CCTVs installed through #DelhiGovernance by #AAPatWork; from protest to sit-in to tech consultancy, this project took whatever it takes

Labour Minister, Shri Gopal Rai inaugurates installation of CCTV cameras in Babarpur constituency

·         CCTVs will act as major deterrent to crime, will create fear of law: Shri Gopal Rai

·         CCTVs will give confidence to women to step outside freely:  Shri Gopal Rai

The Delhi government is committed to creating a secure environment for citizens, especially for women and children. Despite not having the Delhi Police under the government’s control, several steps are being taken to strengthen rule of law. In this direction, the biggest project towards security of women is the installation of CCTV cameras throughout the city.

After Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia inaugurated the installations in his constituency Patparganj earlier this week, Labour Minister Gopal Rai inaugurated the project in his Babarpur constituency on Wednesday. For the last six months, MLAs and the CCTV manufacturer BEL, along with the local RWAs have been surveying their area and have identified spots for surveillance.

After inaugurating the installation, Shri Gopal Rai said, “The security of the people of Delhi is not just a commitment of this government; it is something the government is actively working to achieve. It is an important day for Babarpur as the installation of CCTV cameras begins today. This was a key promise of our government to the people and is being fulfilled today.”

Stressing on the need for this project with respect to women security, Shri Gopal Rai said, “Today women in Delhi are afraid to step outside their homes. CCTV cameras strike at this fear itself. Women can now step outside their homes with the confidence that Delhi government’s cameras are watching out for their security. If anyone misbehaves, they will be captured on camera and nabbed immediately. The Delhi Police SHO of the area will have a live feed of all cameras to avoid any delays in accessing footage.”

“The footage will also reach our command centre at the PWD headquarters over internet for which a WiFi connection has been provided by the government. I appeal to all people to keep in touch with local RWAs for any issues with respect to the CCTVs and inform the administration in case of any problems faced,” said the Labour Minister.

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·        श्रम मंत्री श्री गोपाल राय ने बाबरपुर में सीसीटीवी कैमरे लगाने के कार्य का किया शुभारम्भ

नई दिल्ली दिल्ली सरकार के श्रम मंत्री श्री गोपाल राय ने बुधवार को कहा कि  सरकार दिल्ली के लोगों की सुरक्षा को लेकर न केवल दृढ़ संकल्पित है,बल्कि इस दिशा में लगातार काम कर रही है। श्री गोपाल राय ने यह बात बाबरपुर में सीसीटीवी कैमरे लगाने के कार्य के शुभारम्भ करने के अवसर पर कही। श्री गोपाल राय ने आगे बताया कि बाबरपुर में कोनेकोने में सीसीटीवी कैमरे लगाये जाएंगे.

श्री गोपाल राय ने बताया कि सरकार महिलाओं की सुरक्षा के लिए हर मुमकिन कोशिश कर रही है. इस प्रोजेक्ट के बारे में उन्होंने कहा कि ये सीसीटीवी कैमरे वायरलेस होंगे और इंटरनेट के जरिए इनकी लाइव विडियो हमारे कमांड सेंटर पहुंचेगी। ये विडियो फीड न केवल लोकल पुलिस के एसएचओ, बल्कि लोकल रेजिडेंट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन के फोन पर भी उपलब्ध होगी। श्रम मंत्री ने जनता से अपील की कि वे लोकल आरडब्ल्यूए के संपर्क में रहें और कोई भी परेशानी हो तो बात प्रशासन तक पहुंचाएं।

CM @ArvindKejriwal requests Centre to approve Yamuna Floodplain natural water storage project, an engineering innovation to end Delhi’s water woes #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

CM demands fresh allocation for Delhi’s water share fixed in 1996

–          CM tells Union Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Delhi’s water demands today cannot be met with what was decided more than two decades back

–          DDA’s land Pooling Policy will add atleast 16 lakh new flats to Delhi, how will the water demand be met ?

–          CM requests quick Central approval for Yamuna floodplains natural water storage project, which will end Delhi’s water shortage

–           Union Minister appreciates Water Harvesting and localised STPs initiatives of Delhi government

Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Monday demanded that Delhi’s share in water allocation which was fixed at 875 cusecs in 1996 and has remained static since then needs to be urgently raised with upward revision since the population of the national capital has nearly doubled since then.

The demand was made by the Chief Minister in the call-on meeting with the Union Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, which was attended by Delhi Urban Development Minister, Shri Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary Delhi, all top officials from the Union Ministry and the Delhi Jal Board.

Shri Kejriwal informed the Union Minister that Delhi’s water requirement was last fixed in 1996 when the population of the city was 1.25 crore, and in the last 23 years Delhi has undergone massive expansion since then and the population has also shot up during last more than two decades.

The Chief Minister appealed to Shri Shekhawat to urgently address the issue of increasing the water allocation of Delhi.

“Today’s water requirement of Delhi cannot be met with what was fixed in 1996, I also appeal to you to consider the fact that Delhi is the country’s capital and all concerned authorities must ensure that drinking water is available to all the residents. It must be the primary responsibility of all,” the Chief Minister said.

Shri Kejriwal said drinking water demand must be given priority over the demand for water for irrigation.

The Chief Minister said the water demand in Delhi will further go up in coming months and years with the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Land Pooling policy coming up. According to policy, atleast 16 lakh new flats will be constructed in the city and this will further increase the water demand in a major way.

The Chief Minister requested the Union Minister to expedite the necessary appx3rovals for the Delhi government’s ambitious project for natural water storage in the Yamuna floodplains.

Shri Kejriwal explained that with this project Delhi will be able to meet its water demand for atleast half year with the storage of single day Monsoon rain.

Shri Shekhawat assured that the Union Ministry will examine the Delhi government’s proposal and give its opinion within three days of receiving it.  

The Chief Minister informed in the meeting that Delhi government is giving top priority to water conservation and as a major step Rain Water Harvesting is being made compulsory in all Delhi government school buildings and government buildings. This will ensure water conservation in a big way.

Delhi government is also installing localised Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in all Delhi government schools buildings to minimise wastage of water.

Delhi government is also working on a project to conserve water in residential areas, which will begin with the Group Housing Societies, where the plan is to install a double piping system for segregating toilet and kitchen/bathroom waste water for recycling.

The Union Minister appreciated the Water Conservation efforts of the Delhi government. Yamuna cleaning and other important issues were also taken up for a healthy discussion during the meeting. (ENDS)

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Delhi Government to develop 11 city forests with 6 in early monsoon; orders massive participatory tree plantation ahead of pollution season #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork

OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST

GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI

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·        THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST REVIEWS THE ACTION PLAN FOR FOREST DEPARTMENT DURING ENSUING MONSOON SEASON

·        DEVELOPMENT OF CITY FOREST AND CARRYING OUT THE MEGA TREE PLANTATION DRIVE WAS DISCUSSED AND STRESSED UPON

·        FOREST DEPTT. HAS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP 11 CITY FORESTS DURING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR 2019-20.

·        TREE PLANTATION DRIVE WILL BE CARRIED OUT WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE ESPECIALLY CHILDREN- SHRI IMRAN HUSSAIN

 

New Delhi: 25/06/2019

Minister of Environment & Forest, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Shri Imran Hussain today reviewed the action plan of Forest Deptt. regarding development of City Forest and programme for carrying out “mega tree plantation” during the ensuing monsoon season.

          The meeting was attended by Pr. Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Conservator of Forest (CF) and Dy. Conservators of Forest (DCFs) of the various Forest Divisions of Delhi.

          During the meeting, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, informed the Minister that the Forest Deptt. has proposed to develop 11 City Forests during the current financial year 2019-20. Shri Hussain directed the Forest Deptt. to ensure that at least 6 City Forests are developed early in the monsoon season itself. Accordingly, the Forest Deptt. was directed by the Minister to submit detailed action plant including timelines for of development of 6 City Forests immediately.

          The Forest Minister also directed the Forest Deptt. to submit a proposal for carrying out Mega Tree Plantation drive to be organized in the last week of July, 2019 in association with the various Greening Agencies of the Capital. The proposal should clearly indicate the agency-wise targets along with locations for carrying out tree plantation with active participation of people especially children.

          Shri Imran Hussain desired that the Forest Deptt. may also immediately put up a proposal including time lines and agency-wise targeted plantation to be carried out in the monsoon season apart from Mega Tree Plantation drive.

The Forest Minister stressed the need for ensuring maximum public participation for carrying out tree plantation in a big way in the monsoon season which is conducive for the plant growth and survival. This will go a long way in combating the ill effects of air pollution in Delhi.

          It was also decided that a review meeting will be convened soon.

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CM @ArvindKejriwal directs officials to submit ATRs for vulnerable city water logging points to prevent urban flooding #Sustainability #DelhiGovernance #AAPatWork #Resilience

CM directs officials to submit status report on vulnerable water logging points of Delhi

·         Chief Secretary directed to submit the report within a week

·         CM tells officers shortcomings in previous years in dealing with water logging

·         Chief Secretary says accountability & responsibility of every concerned officer to be fixed

·         CS tells officers ugly pictures and visuals of Delhi water logging not acceptable

Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed the senior officials to take all possible effective measures to ensure that residents of Delhi do not face any inconvenience due to water logging during coming Monsoon days.

The Chief Minister’s direction came during the programme to launch the Flood Control Order report for the current year, in presence of his cabinet colleagues and all the top officers of the Delhi government and civic agencies.

Shri Kejriwal directed the Chief Secretary, Shri Vijay Dev to ask all the concerned departments to provide a list of all the already identified vulnerable water logging points across Delhi within next seven days, along with the status report of what has been done to prevent water logging and problem areas, if any, before the Monsoon sets in.

“All departments do a good job in implementing flood control measures in Delhi, but let us be clear that there are shortcomings in tackling water logging during Monsoon. Vulnerable water logging points are known and it must be ensured that the problem does not occur in the already known points. If for any reason like a structural defect at any point, water logging can’t be prevented, then it should be clearly recorded,” the Chief Minister said.

Shri Kejriwal lauded the efforts of various departments and inter-departmental coordination in tackling floods in the Yamuna Flood Plain areas and other low lying areas during Monsoon, particularly when water is released in Yamuna from neighbouring states and the river breaches the danger mark.

Chief Secretary Shri Vijay Dev directed the officers of the concerned departments to ensure that no ugly pictures of water logging bring a bad name to Delhi during Monsoon.

“Ugly photographs and visuals of water logging are simply not acceptable”, the Chief Secretary said.

Shri Dev said accountability and responsibility of each and every officer under whose jurisdiction the respective areas fall will be fixed in case water logging happens.

He said every concerned department and officer will be monitored for the work during Monsoon.

The Chief Secretary said any department under whose jurisdiction any drain, road or any other water logging point comes, should be prepared to ensure that they are all clean.

(Please find attached the Flood Control order along with this release)