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On an average, the areas falling under the jurisdiction of the SDMC produces 3,600 metric tonne of waste everyday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Civic bodies aim to mechanise waste collection points before polls

By Paras SIngh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2021 04:54 AM IST
The mechanization project was started in October 2016 with the inauguration of five fixed compactor transfer stations (FCTS) by L G Najeeb Jung
AAP Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said the matter resurfaced as BJP got greedy and asked for money again.
AAP Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said the matter resurfaced as BJP got greedy and asked for money again.

North MCD took bribes to allow illegal mall to operate: AAP

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2021 01:26 AM IST
  • Ravindra Gupta denied the allegation and called them baseless. He said he will file a criminal defamation case against Bhardwaj if the AAP leader does not apologise.
"Milestone of 100,000 signatures reached by AAP in its ongoing signature campaign against BJP-ruled MCD’s harsh new policies and increase in taxes," AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)
"Milestone of 100,000 signatures reached by AAP in its ongoing signature campaign against BJP-ruled MCD’s harsh new policies and increase in taxes," AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)

Have collected 100k+ signatures against corporation’s ‘harsh’ policies: AAP

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:02 AM IST
While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules the three municipal corporations.
The AAP leaders alleged that municipal corporations were sealing shops and asking traders for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 lakh per unit to remove the seal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
The AAP leaders alleged that municipal corporations were sealing shops and asking traders for 2 lakh per unit to remove the seal.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

MCDs sealing shops, asking for 2 lakh to reopen them, says AAP

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 06:01 AM IST
  • "BJP leaders then became greedy and cancelled the trade licences of several traders citing land disputes," said senior AAP leader and the party’s MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak.
MCDs now claim teacher-student ratio in schools within RTE rules(Hindustan Times Media)
MCDs now claim teacher-student ratio in schools within RTE rules(Hindustan Times Media)

MCDs now claim teacher-student ratio in schools within RTE rules

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 10:13 AM IST
A day after Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia, citing a union ministry report, said that municipal schools under the BJP-ruled civic bodies have a poor pupil-teacher ratio (PTR), the three corporations -- north, south and east -- shared data on the number of students enrolled in their schools and the teachers engaged, to contend that their PTR is in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Every year, around 170,000 students move from municipal schools that offer education only up to Class 5 to government schools in Class 6.(HT File Photo )
Every year, around 170,000 students move from municipal schools that offer education only up to Class 5 to government schools in Class 6.(HT File Photo )

Govt, civic bodies join hands to ensure smooth transition of students

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 03:04 AM IST
The move comes after government schools faced several challenges in tracking such students last year as their admissions were done virtually due to the closure of schools in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A MCD worker wearing PPE suit sprays disinfectant while sanitizing a house during lockdown against coronavirus, at North Campus, Delhi University, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
A MCD worker wearing PPE suit sprays disinfectant while sanitizing a house during lockdown against coronavirus, at North Campus, Delhi University, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)

North civic body sells, leases out property to pay dues to staff

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:37 AM IST
North body commissioner Sanjay Goel told a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh that the civic body has already leased out Novelty Cinema for 37 crore and another commercial place at Karampura for 7 crore, last month.
AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak.(Image via Twitter)
AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak.(Image via Twitter)

‘Dissolve civic bodies, hold polls’: AAP slams BJP after rap from HC

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:45 AM IST
  • The HC on Monday asked the North body to disclose its list of assets and bank balance, to examine the issue of non-payment of salaries and told the corporation it will attach its properties to recover money.
Delhi HC was informed that South MCD and East MCD have paid salaries and pensions to all classes of employees till date.(File photo)
Delhi HC was informed that South MCD and East MCD have paid salaries and pensions to all classes of employees till date.(File photo)

'We are going to start attaching your assets’: HC warns North MCD to pay staff

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:40 AM IST
  • A bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said the right to receive dues was the employees’ fundamental right, and asked the North MCD commissioner to file the affidavit disclosing assets and bank balance by July 4.
MCD mayor, Jai Prakash along with his workers seen sanitizing the streets as a preventive measure from coronavirus at Anand Parbat in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
MCD mayor, Jai Prakash along with his workers seen sanitizing the streets as a preventive measure from coronavirus at Anand Parbat in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

MCDs push to sanitise industrial areas in city

By Ashish Mishra, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 05:19 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation started the sanitisation drive from Anand Parbat industrial area while the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitised Jhilmil industrial area on Saturday.
Fogging drive to contain mosquito menace.(File photo)
Fogging drive to contain mosquito menace.(File photo)

MCDs respond to plea on mosquito menace

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 05:24 AM IST
The reports were a response to a plea initiated by the court, which stated that with the current Covid-19 situation, the efforts to contain the vector borne diseases have taken a backseat.
Representational: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines for the management of Covid-19 biomedical waste says refuse from patients’ houses must be collected daily, in colour-coded and sealed bags, to prevent any spread of infection. (FILE PHOTO)
Representational: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines for the management of Covid-19 biomedical waste says refuse from patients’ houses must be collected daily, in colour-coded and sealed bags, to prevent any spread of infection. (FILE PHOTO)

AAP says MCDs not collecting waste from homes of patients in isolation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 05:16 AM IST
The BJP dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and accused the AAP of engaging in “blame game” during a crisis.
"It is shameful that BJP-ruled MCD has distributed dry ration to only one MCD school," AP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)
"It is shameful that BJP-ruled MCD has distributed dry ration to only one MCD school," AP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said.(ANI)

AAP alleges irregularities in ration distribution at MCD schools

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 03:46 AM IST
While the AAP is in charge of the Delhi government, the BJP rules the three municipal corporations (MCD).
These by-elections are going to write the future of Delhi for the next five years, Gopal Rai said.(ANI)
These by-elections are going to write the future of Delhi for the next five years, Gopal Rai said.(ANI)

AAP leader Gopal Rai confident of victory in MCD bypolls

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:06 PM IST
By-elections to five municipal wards will be held on February 28 and results will be declared on March 3.
The employees also staged a protest at the North civic body’s Civil Lines zonal office.
The employees also staged a protest at the North civic body’s Civil Lines zonal office.

Staff of 3 MCDs go on strike, demand salaries, pensions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:47 AM IST
The employees also staged a protest at the Civil Lines zonal office of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, demanding the release of their pending salaries.
Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak said through these meetings, the Arvind Kejriwal led party will apprise the people of Delhi about the alleged “scams done by the BJP”.(Photo via Twitter)
Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak said through these meetings, the Arvind Kejriwal led party will apprise the people of Delhi about the alleged “scams done by the BJP”.(Photo via Twitter)

AAP to hold mohalla sabhas to highlight corruption in MCDs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:37 AM IST
In a statement, the party said the AAP will go door-to-door and apprise the people regarding these alleged scams done by the BJP. A senior party official said the campaign will be crucial for the AAP as MCD elections in Delhi are scheduled next year.
AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak addressing a press conference.(Image via Twitter)
AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak addressing a press conference.(Image via Twitter)

AAP alleges corruption in renting trommel machines by MCDs, BJP says charges ‘politically biased’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:32 AM IST
Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak said the BJP is spending Rs 180 crore instead of Rs.8.5 crore, on the machines used to clear the landfill site located in Bhalswa.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Durgesh Pathak.(PTI)
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Durgesh Pathak.(PTI)

BJP misleading people on MCD funds crunch: AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:24 AM IST
On Monday, the AAP and BJP councillors had scuffled during a meeting of the EDMC House when the former raised the issue of an alleged Rs 2500 crore scam in north MCD.
“AAP will take out padyatras in all 272 wards in Delhi on December 22 to highlight the Rs 2,500 crore scam in BJP-ruled MCDs. AAP workers will meet with the people in all wards and will inform them about this scam ,” said the AAP in-charge of municipal affairs Durgesh Pathak.(PTI file photo)
“AAP will take out padyatras in all 272 wards in Delhi on December 22 to highlight the Rs 2,500 crore scam in BJP-ruled MCDs. AAP workers will meet with the people in all wards and will inform them about this scam ,” said the AAP in-charge of municipal affairs Durgesh Pathak.(PTI file photo)

AAP to hold door-to-door campaign to highlight Rs 2,400 cr scam in MCDs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Delhi BJP’s spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said, “This is a baseless allegation. The purpose of daily propaganda by the AAP leaders is to malign the image of the BJP which rules all three MCDs. The AAP leaders themselves know that there has been no scam and that is the reason the Kejriwal government is not officially writing to the CBI for an inquiry.”
AAP MLA Atishi Marlena interacts with the media.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
AAP MLA Atishi Marlena interacts with the media.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Inefficient MCDs affecting people: AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:01 AM IST
Mayors of the three MCDs have been protesting outside the residence of CM Arvind Kejriwal demanding around Rs 13,500 crore in funds, which, they claim, the Delhi government owes to the civic bodies.
Aam Aadmi Party supporters and MCD employees raise slogans during a protest against the non payment of salaries of MCD employees outside Civic Center, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party supporters and MCD employees raise slogans during a protest against the non payment of salaries of MCD employees outside Civic Center, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

AAP rakes up pension dues of MCD employees, BJP hits back

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 02:15 AM IST
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak claimed that despite HC’s order, the BJP-ruled municipal corporations did not release the pensions.
NDMC Mayor Jay Prakash speaks to striking doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital who are sitting on protest over the non-payment of salaries on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
NDMC Mayor Jay Prakash speaks to striking doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital who are sitting on protest over the non-payment of salaries on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

AAP, BJP spar over MCD functioning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:46 AM IST
The BJP-ruled MCDs have to take Rs 18,000 crore from the central government and must return Rs 8,500 crore to Delhi government,” said AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal at the inauguration of a Waste to Power Plant at Ghazipur Poultry Market in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal at the inauguration of a Waste to Power Plant at Ghazipur Poultry Market in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

MCDs not releasing salaries of doctors shameful, Centre must grant funds to civic bodies: Kejriwal

New Delhyi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Several doctors in hospitals run by the North MCD have claimed they have not been paid in three months and have been protesting for the last two weeks.
Responding to AAP’s allegations, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the Kejriwal government owed crores of rupees to the three municipal corporations.(HT Photo)
Responding to AAP’s allegations, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the Kejriwal government owed crores of rupees to the three municipal corporations.(HT Photo)

Unfortunate that MCDs not paying salaries even during festival time,say AAP; release funds, counters BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Addressing a media briefing, senior AAP leader in charge of municipal affairs Durgesh Pathak raised the issue of non-payment of salaries to workers, doctors, and nurses at civic-body-run hospitals.
Barricades seen outside a containment zone at Green Park Extension in New Delhi on Thursday(Amal KS/HT Photo/Representative Image)
Barricades seen outside a containment zone at Green Park Extension in New Delhi on Thursday(Amal KS/HT Photo/Representative Image)

AAP leaders hit out at MCDs for Green Park gate demolitions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 03:26 AM IST
The Delhi BJP said the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) demolished the gates only after receiving multiple complaints from the residents there.
Durgesh Pathak, AAP’s in charge of MCD affairs.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Durgesh Pathak, AAP’s in charge of MCD affairs.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

AAP alleges corruption in MCDs, BJP terms it ‘bunch of lies’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 02:43 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled municipal corporations in Delhi, comparing alleged corruption in the civic bodies to the height of the three garbage landfills in the city.
The plea sought a direction to provide cashless medical facilities to all retired employees who deposited subscription fee for the purpose in empanelled hospitals.
The plea sought a direction to provide cashless medical facilities to all retired employees who deposited subscription fee for the purpose in empanelled hospitals.

Delhi HC tells north MCD to release pension of retired civic employees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:46 AM IST
The court asked the civic body to be prepared on the next date of hearing, September 21, with the timeline within which the pension arrears will be released to the retired employees.
On Monday, the civic body informed the court that it had paid salaries to sanitation workers for April, May and June, amounting to Rs 228 crore, from its internal funds.(HT Photo)
On Monday, the civic body informed the court that it had paid salaries to sanitation workers for April, May and June, amounting to Rs 228 crore, from its internal funds.(HT Photo)

MCD, Delhi govt spar over salaries of sanitation workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:20 PM IST
A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan was told by advocate Mini Pushkarna, counsel for the North DMC, said that they had released Rs 76 crore for salary for the month of June. I
fILE PHOTO: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha.(PTI)
fILE PHOTO: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha.(PTI)

‘Pay outstanding salaries to health workers within 3 days’: AAP challenges MCD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 04:02 PM IST
AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said the MCD has not been able to pay its doctors, nurses, health workers because “the BJP, involved in corruption, consumes all its money”.
Patients wait near a pile of hazardous bio-medical waste at the Kalawati Saran Hospital .(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)
Patients wait near a pile of hazardous bio-medical waste at the Kalawati Saran Hospital .(Saumya Khandelwal/HT Photo)

Medical waste piles up as MCDs short of hands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 01:35 AM IST
In many neighbourhoods where Covid-19 positive patients are in home isolation, daily biomedical waste is not happening, residents say. In other areas, waste is being collected every three to four days.
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