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Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam launches drug de-addiction centre

  • The centre not only caters to people who are victims of substance abuse but also their families who have been affected because of the problem.
“Establishing a Suryoday Kendra in each district of Delhi will help curb drug abuse in the city... The Suryoday Kendras will encourage and help the beneficiaries to stop using drugs and lead a healthy life,” said Rajendra Pal Gautam. (ANI Photo)
“Establishing a Suryoday Kendra in each district of Delhi will help curb drug abuse in the city... The Suryoday Kendras will encourage and help the beneficiaries to stop using drugs and lead a healthy life,” said Rajendra Pal Gautam. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 02:40 AM IST
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Govt threatens action against officers not following protocol on live WhatsApp location

In an order, issued on December 17, the department has also threatened to take action against erring officials, including penalising for “insubordination”, and entrusted a deputy secretary-rank officer with the responsibility of preparing a weekly list of erring officers from this Friday, said a senior government official.
The protocol requires officials to share live WhatsApp locations in a group to register their attendance and field visits.(REUTERS)
The protocol requires officials to share live WhatsApp locations in a group to register their attendance and field visits.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 03:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey, New Delhi

64 died cleaning sewers in Delhi, says panel; govt counters claim

Delhi’s social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, however, said the deaths took place in septic tanks of malls and high-rises which are inaccessible to sewer cleaning machines of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
Delhi’s social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, however, said the deaths took place in septic tanks of malls and high-rises which are inaccessible to sewer cleaning machines of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).(Photograph by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Delhi’s social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, however, said the deaths took place in septic tanks of malls and high-rises which are inaccessible to sewer cleaning machines of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).(Photograph by Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 25, 2019 05:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Few govt, pvt offices opt for pro-disability policy

The policy, which is meant to ensure that workplaces are accessible in every way, is mandatory under the Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act.
According to Dhariyal, there are around 1,000 state government establishments yet to notify and register the EOPs.(HT Photo)
According to Dhariyal, there are around 1,000 state government establishments yet to notify and register the EOPs.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 04:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey

Ahead of polls, CM, ministers scout for feedback from public

In the next few weeks, Kejriwal will visit sites of multiple flagship projects of the current government other than localities in the city, the statement said.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot will be making surprise checks at transport authorities. Food and civil supplies minister Imran Hussain has been entrusted with surprise checks at ration shops, the statement said.(HT Photo)
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot will be making surprise checks at transport authorities. Food and civil supplies minister Imran Hussain has been entrusted with surprise checks at ration shops, the statement said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 07:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Depts asked to check posts for the disabled

The policy pertaining to each such job has to be published in the department’s website, senior government officials said on Thursday.
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 05:11 AM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP minister unveils ‘Bahujan manifesto’

The points in the “Bahujan Manifesto” include reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes in the private sector too, which has been a long-standing demand of several Dalit groups across the country.
A Dalit organisations’ collective led by AAP leader and Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Tuesday released a “Bahujan manifesto” at a public gathering in Ramlila ground.(HT File PHOTO)
A Dalit organisations’ collective led by AAP leader and Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Tuesday released a “Bahujan manifesto” at a public gathering in Ramlila ground.(HT File PHOTO)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 04:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Delhi’s disability act widened to include 21 disorders, will help in availing concessions

The notification by Delhi government will enable differently abled people to avail of concessions in education, health services, loan facilities, and get jobs and other benefits under various government schemes.
To apply for any reservation or welfare scheme, a certificate of disability is needed.(AFP File / Representative Photo)
To apply for any reservation or welfare scheme, a certificate of disability is needed.(AFP File / Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 02, 2019 03:37 PM IST
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Unfortunate that manual scavenging exists after 70 years of independence, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resolved on Tuesday that his government would take all possible measures to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging. Kejriwal instructed officials to publicise the skill development programme so that more people could be benefited from it.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resolved on Tuesday that his government would take all possible measures to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging.(HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resolved on Tuesday that his government would take all possible measures to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 01:01 PM IST
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Delhi minister seeks action against DSSSB officials over ‘racist question’ in exam

Delhi SC/ST minister Rajendra Pal Gautam expressed “serious concern” on the issue and said that he will ask Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to take appropriate action against the DSSSB.
Delhi ministers Rajendra Pal Gautam (L) and Gopal Rai speak during a function in the national capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi ministers Rajendra Pal Gautam (L) and Gopal Rai speak during a function in the national capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 14, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Delhi government will review steps to end manual scavenging

The biggest challenge before the Delhi government is to check on private firms, which illegally engage people to clean sewers manually
Municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer overflowing with human excreta in New Delhi on October 7, 2009(HT File Photo)
Municipal worker attempts to unblock a sewer overflowing with human excreta in New Delhi on October 7, 2009(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 02:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia

Monitoring panel to keep an eye on women shelters in Delhi

The instructions were issued by Delhi social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam after a surprise visit to Nari Niketan, Mahila Sadan and Asha Jyoti shelter homes on Tuesday.
State minister Rajendra Pal Gautam directed officials to provide all items of need according to norms set by the department and said any irregularity would be viewed seriously.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)
State minister Rajendra Pal Gautam directed officials to provide all items of need according to norms set by the department and said any irregularity would be viewed seriously.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 03:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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