Articles by Paras Singh
At the heart of Monday’s controversy was the decision by the presiding officer, Satya Sharma, to allow nominated members, known as aldermen, to vote in the election for the mayor.
The immediate challenge before the municipality is to clear annual budget proposals worth more than ₹16,000 crore and publish tax rates for the 2023-24 financial year by February 15
The NDMC secretary held a joint meeting with market associations of the area last week and a committee has been constituted to take up the developmental work, which will start this month
The LG’s office criticised DoE for its “apathy and inaction” in its failure to fill the vacant posts, seemingly opening up a new source of friction in the ongoing tussle between Saxena and the ruling AAP
Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio in the state government, said it would not be an easy task for the Delhi government to spend additional money for G20 preparations from its “limited regular resources”
The park, being redeveloped by the municipal corporation of Delhi (MCD) at a cost of ₹16.5 crore, was earlier scheduled to be completed by Republic Day
A senior Raj Niwas official said while approving the proposal, the LG has highlighted a “contradiction” in the file regarding the funding for the trip.
Delhi LG VK Saxena’s approval to Manish Sisodia’s visit to address a convention in Portland city on March 24 comes amid a bitter back-and-forth between Raj Niwas and the city’s elected government over sending teachers to Finland for training
Delhi has 124 border entry points where toll tax is levied, and the toll, along with an environment compensation cess (ECC) is collected using the RFID system at 13 major points used by 80-85% of all commercial vehicles entering the city.
The park features three entry pathways all of which will be covered into Pagola shaped corridors leading up to the central point.
The teachers’ training trip to Finland has emerged as the latest flashpoint between the AAP government and LG. While the state government has maintained that the LG office has deliberately delayed approval to the file that was first sent in October, the LG has said that he has not rejected the proposal and his aim was not to obstruct.
Sisodia called it a matter of sadness that Saxena is creating hurdles in the government’s attempt to improve the education sector
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the AAP welcomes the announcement. “MCD elections were won by the AAP but the BJP is playing tricks to prevent an AAP mayor from being elected. We hope that while respecting the Constitution and democratic norms, the BJP will allow the mayoral elections on February 6,” he said
Kejriwal said the budget presented by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman does not have any concrete plan for tackling unemployment and inflation, while at the same time allocations for education and health sectors have been reduced
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Union Budget does not have any concrete plan for tackling unemployment and inflation
Nearly two months after the municipal polls, the new councillors are yet to elect a mayor and deputy mayor
Delhi government officials however have suggested earlier dates for the meeting -- February 3, 4 or 6. Lieutenant governor VK Saxena will have the final say on the matter, the officials said.
Since it is located in a semi-arid zone, Delhi depends on raw water from the Ganga basin, the Yamuna sub-basin, and the Indus basin, in addition to its own internal aquifers and groundwater resources
Commuters will be able to travel in Metro trains, buses and e-scooters using integrated tickets, said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
The committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in January 2022 to clean up the Yamuna River has now issued a time-bound action plan under 15 parameters to achieve its objective
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which operates the Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Hospital, has invited bids for development works worth ₹15 crore to rejuvenate both healthcare centres
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM, Ahmedabad), in a report submitted to the Delhi government, has highlighted the solid waste management system in the Capital while making a number of recommendations to improve the city’s abysmal performance on sanitation parameters
If the stalemate continues beyond February 15, the House will not be able to pass the civic Budget, and if it continues beyond February 24, the councillors may face disqualification.
The results for the MCD elections were announced on December 7 last year. Since then the civic body House has met twice but was not able to conclude the elections to posts of Mayor, deputy mayor and the Standing Committee.
Municipal officials said the process will have to be initiated from the scratch with a proposal being moved to the LG office via the Delhi government’s urban development department.
Session was thrown off track in just the final half-hour as BJP members swarmed the well of the House, raising slogans just as functionaries were preparing to conduct the mayoral election
Elections for Delhi’s mayor and deputy mayor were stalled for the second time in three weeks on Tuesday as ruckus broke out in the civic house minutes after the nominated members and councillors were sworn in, sparking a verbal battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 01:38 AM IST
ByParas Singh and Alok KN Mishra, New Delhi
Once approved, the project is likely to benefit commuters passing through Kalakji, Govindpuri, Tughlaqabad, Okhla, and nearby areas.
Manish Sisodia said the elite class of our country wants to send their own children abroad for best education but they strongly object and seek cost benefit analysis when teachers teaching the poor children are proposed to be sent abroad for training