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Garhwali thali.(Laxman Rawat/HT Photo)

SDMC clears plan to provide a plateful of food for 15, 40 kiosks to be set up

PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 07:15 AM IST
The SDMC had in 2018-19 implemented the step on a pilot basis by opening five kiosks but the project was put on hold after the coronavirus pandemic struck the country.
Leader of opposition and AAP councillor Prem Kumar Chauhan alleged that there were irregularities in payment of scholarships to SC/ST students of SDMC schools between the financial year 2013-14 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)
Leader of opposition and AAP councillor Prem Kumar Chauhan alleged that there were irregularities in payment of scholarships to SC/ST students of SDMC schools between the financial year 2013-14 and 2018-19.(HT Photo)

AAP alleges scam in SDMC schools

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 03:16 AM IST
AAP councillors alleged a “scholarship scam” by the civic body and demanded an investigation in the matter, apart from an explanation from the House on the issue.
To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)
To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)

South Delhi Municipal Corporation drops plan to hike property tax

By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:27 AM IST
During a discussion on the budget, Rajesh Gahlot said increasing tax on properties cannot be the only solution to enhance revenue. “There are other ways to increase revenue, so instead of hiking property tax we have decided to bring more people under the tax net of the SDMC."
Teachers employed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) raise slogans to protest the non payment of salaries outside EDMC headquarters, in New Delhi in November.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Teachers employed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) raise slogans to protest the non payment of salaries outside EDMC headquarters, in New Delhi in November.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Municipal corporation employees go on indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Employees in different departments of the civic bodies have not been paid salaries for the last four or five months
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

HC directs SDMC, ASI to look into illegal construction near Qutub Minar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Justice Najmi Waziri, while hearing a plea on December 23 by one Rishi Sehdev, said, “The construction has been carried out in such a large area – surely, this could not have escaped the attention of either the police, the ASI or the corporation,” the court said.
HT Image
HT Image

SDMC makes it mandatory for meat shops, restaurants to mention halal or jhatka

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The proposal, cleared by the standing committee, will now be sent to the House for final approval.
A case of death by negligence was registered at the Khyala police station and the factory owner, Mahender Pal,35, who also owns the building, has been arrested, said additional deputy commissioner of police (west) Subodh Kumar Goswami.(PTI Photo)
A case of death by negligence was registered at the Khyala police station and the factory owner, Mahender Pal,35, who also owns the building, has been arrested, said additional deputy commissioner of police (west) Subodh Kumar Goswami.(PTI Photo)

Delhi: Roof of loft collapses in Vishnu Garden; 4 killed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:23 AM IST
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) officials said the factory was running illegally and the licence inspector has been suspended. The SDMC in its statement said that the factory building is 20-25 year old and located in the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation’s (DSIIDC) governed redevelopment area.
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Mayor of North Delhi Jai Prakash and other senior functionaries during a protest outside Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in New Delhi on Dec. 12, 2020.(PTI Photo)

Mayors launch indefinite hunger strike in front of Delhi CM’s residence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Apart from this, the Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that nearly 40,000 party workers had observed a one-day fast in support of the mayors and to demand that Rs 13,000 crore be released to the municipal corporations.
BJP MCD Mayors and MCD Councilors sitting in protest in front of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
BJP MCD Mayors and MCD Councilors sitting in protest in front of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

AAP wants CBI to probe ‘fraud’ in civic body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:09 AM IST
The party said that on one hand, the BJP-run North MCD claims they do not have money and are incapable of paying salaries, but on the other, they can waive off Rs 2,500 crore payable by South Delhi MCD.
In this photo taken from a phone camera a tree is seen in the middle of a cemented pavement in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
In this photo taken from a phone camera a tree is seen in the middle of a cemented pavement in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

80% street trees in Vasant Vihar concretised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:09 AM IST
The census also showed that over 450 trees had nails, tree guards, barbed wires etc. in or around them, 764 trees were lopped off and at least 793 trees were infested with termites.
Civic officials said the executive wing of the civic body had been proposing hike in property tax for last three to four years but these proposals were declined by the deliberative wing (elected representatives) of the corporation.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo. Representative image)
Civic officials said the executive wing of the civic body had been proposing hike in property tax for last three to four years but these proposals were declined by the deliberative wing (elected representatives) of the corporation.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo. Representative image)

SDMC proposes to hike property tax, but councillors oppose move

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Presenting the budget proposals for 2021-22, SDMC additional commissioner Ramesh Verma said property tax rates have not been raised in the last 10 years.
Morning walkers at a Delhi park earlier in November.(File photo)
Morning walkers at a Delhi park earlier in November.(File photo)

South Delhi parks to have fruit, milk stalls soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Vendors will be provided temporary sheds of 4.5×2.5 metres within the parks and will be allotted a fixed time in the morning and evening for business
A model poses for a film pre-shot to be showcased online during Lotus make-up India Fashion week in New Delhi.(AP)
A model poses for a film pre-shot to be showcased online during Lotus make-up India Fashion week in New Delhi.(AP)

Delhi’s South civic body approves policy for movie shoots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:12 AM IST
According to SDMC officials, at present, there is no policy for granting permission to film shooting under the areas of SDMC.
Nurses and Paramedical staff during a strike over their pending salaries for August-October at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.(PTI)
Nurses and Paramedical staff during a strike over their pending salaries for August-October at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.(PTI)

Thousands of MCD employees on indefinite strike to protest non-payment of salary, pension

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 02:04 AM IST
The agitating employees under the aegis of Confederation of MCD Employees Union also staged a protest at the Civic Centre, the headquarters of north and south Delhi corporations.
The New Delhi Municipal Council provides a similar e-bicycle hiring service in areas under its jurisdiction.(Amal KS/HT archive)
The New Delhi Municipal Council provides a similar e-bicycle hiring service in areas under its jurisdiction.(Amal KS/HT archive)

South civic body plans to provide e-bicycle sharing service by the year-end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:47 AM IST
With an aim to boost last-mile connectivity and provide a low-cost, environment friendly mobility option to city residents, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to start a facility to lease out e-bicycles from different locations under its jurisdiction by the year-end.
Police personnel detain AAP leaders and councilors during a protest against privatization of sanitation services by SDMC, at Civic Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
Police personnel detain AAP leaders and councilors during a protest against privatization of sanitation services by SDMC, at Civic Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

Four AAP MLAs, other leaders booked after protest at Civic Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 06:11 AM IST
Earlier, AAP leaders and councillors staged a massive protest at the Civic Centre, headquarters of north and south civic bodies, to oppose a proposal by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to privatise some of its obligatory services such as sweeping and sanitation in Kakrola ward in southwest Delhi on a pilot basis.
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Over 3/4th special educator posts in Delhi MCD schools vacant, HC told

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:43 AM IST
The SDMC — a nodal agency for the recruitment of teachers in the three civic bodies — submitted that 1,192 special educator posts, of the 1,540 notified, in civic body schools are vacant.
The permissions regarding open-air dining will be granted to restaurant owners only on submissions of structural safety certificates from a certified engineer.(Representational Photo/HT)
The permissions regarding open-air dining will be granted to restaurant owners only on submissions of structural safety certificates from a certified engineer.(Representational Photo/HT)

Delhi: SDMC allows open-air dining in restaurants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 02:05 PM IST
It is mandatory for restaurant owners to obtain no objection certificates from the Delhi Fire Service authorities
Under the scheme, SDMC contractual workers will be provided life insurance of Rs 2 lakh in case of death or accidental death at a premium of Rs 330 per year.(Representational Image)
Under the scheme, SDMC contractual workers will be provided life insurance of Rs 2 lakh in case of death or accidental death at a premium of Rs 330 per year.(Representational Image)

SDMC fast-tracks scheme, life insurance for contract staff by Sept 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:22 AM IST
The corporation has asked officials to obtain consent forms from contractual employees and submit them to bank partners along with the premium for insurance scheme
(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

After SDMC move, east Delhi school teachers asked to boost student enrolment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:36 AM IST
HT had on August 15 reported how the three civic bodies -- east, south and north-- are having fewer admissions this year. The north, east and south corporations run 765, 365, and 581 schools, respectively, and cater to children up to class 5.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started training its officials, mostly engineers, on the modalities of parking management area plans (PMAP) and how to implement them in neighbourhoods as part of the new parking policy.(File photo for representation)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started training its officials, mostly engineers, on the modalities of parking management area plans (PMAP) and how to implement them in neighbourhoods as part of the new parking policy.(File photo for representation)

MCD engineers get crash courses in new parking plans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Under the programme, officials are being trained how to make PMAPs for different localities in a way that they meet parking requirement of those neighbourhoods.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and SDMC Mayor Anamika Mithilesh Singh showing anopheles larvae during the launch of a campaign against Dengue, Malaria and Chickengunia, at A- Block, Civic Center in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and SDMC Mayor Anamika Mithilesh Singh showing anopheles larvae during the launch of a campaign against Dengue, Malaria and Chickengunia, at A- Block, Civic Center in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

South civic body says Delhi govt creating financial crisis; AAP hits back

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:41 AM IST
South Delhi mayor Anamika Mithilesh said the civic body’s councillors and employees would stage a sit-in outside the Delhi secretariat with a “begging bowl” from September 10 and demand release of their funds.
SDMC workers fumigating an area during the launch of a campaign against Dengue, Malaria and Chickengunia by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and SDMC Mayor Anamika Mithilesh Singh, at A- Block, Civic Center in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
SDMC workers fumigating an area during the launch of a campaign against Dengue, Malaria and Chickengunia by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta and SDMC Mayor Anamika Mithilesh Singh, at A- Block, Civic Center in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

BJP launches mega drive against mosquito-borne diseases, AAP says drama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Delhi’s ruling party termed the campaign as “drama” and accused the civic bodies of purchasing anti-larvae chemicals at a higher rate of Rs 3,256 per kg, compared to the Rs 2,500 per kg paid by other municipal corporations for chemicals of similar quality, a charge the BJP denied outright.
SDMC and DJB officials suspect the problem arose due to a “sudden” recharge of groundwater, the cause of which is still not known.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
SDMC and DJB officials suspect the problem arose due to a “sudden” recharge of groundwater, the cause of which is still not known.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

After basements flood in GK-II, water supply in area to be shut off, teams to hunt out cause

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:47 AM IST
Officials will seek to ascertain if there is a leakage in a 600mm-wide water pipeline laid in the area in January this year. Along with GK-II, water supply is likely to affect part of neighbouring CR Park and adjoining neighbourhoods as well, including Kalkaji and Alaknanda.
While the AAP controls the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations in Delhi. The next municipal elections are likely to be scheduled in 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
While the AAP controls the Delhi government, the BJP rules all three municipal corporations in Delhi. The next municipal elections are likely to be scheduled in 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Citizens had to bend their heads in shame’: AAP, BJP spar over Delhi’s cleanliness rankings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:36 AM IST
Kejriwal on Friday asked officials of the BJP-ruled MCDs to work hard and improve the ranking. “Work hard. Sad to see the latest ranking of Delhi’s three municipal corporations in the cleanliness survey,” he told reporters.
The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
The sealing was conducted on a complaint by revenue department officials.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

SDMC deseals residential properties after Supreme Court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:48 AM IST
The Supreme Court has given three days to unlock properties in Vasant Kunj and Rajokri, which were sealed in March 2019 for unauthorised construction on their premises.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed a redevelopment plan for Mehar Chand Market(Amal KS/HT Photo)
South Delhi Municipal Corporation has proposed a redevelopment plan for Mehar Chand Market(Amal KS/HT Photo)

The making, unmaking and remaking of Mehar Chand Market

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:19 AM IST
The story of the making and unmaking and the possibility of remaking of the Mehar Chand Market has been full of turns, both fortuitous and fateful.
SDMC officials said the civic body was spending more money on maintaining these properties than the income generated.(HT Photo)
SDMC officials said the civic body was spending more money on maintaining these properties than the income generated.(HT Photo)

To save cash, SDMC may rent community halls to private firms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Under the plan, approved by the civic body’s standing committee on Tuesday, halls that saw few or no bookings will be outsourced to private agencies.
According to officials, the decision was taken in a review meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and senior officials of the SDMC. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to officials, the decision was taken in a review meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and senior officials of the SDMC. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

SDMC won’t penalise vehicles for not having RFID tags till October 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:01 PM IST
The South corporation is the nodal agency for the implementation of the RFID project in the national capital. The RFID system was introduced to decongest city borders, smoothen traffic movement and thus bring down air pollution.
The RFID system is already working at 13 toll points in Delhi. There are total 124 toll points in Delhi.(Hindustan Times)
The RFID system is already working at 13 toll points in Delhi. There are total 124 toll points in Delhi.(Hindustan Times)

SC seeks plan to install RFID at all toll points in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 01:42 AM IST
According to the EPCA report, the entry of commercial vehicles at 13 entry points has reduced from a maximum of 38,000 per day to 3,000 per day after the introduction of ECC and RFID system.
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