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The NDMC topped the 'Municipal Performance Index 2020' in the 'less than million' population category out of a list of 60 corporations.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

MPI: NDMC ranks 1st, says it sought 'outstanding' quality of life for citizens

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:25 AM IST
This year's ranking comes as a remarkable jump from the NDMC's 65th spot in the 2019 MPI.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

SDMC plans to use abandoned rail containers for running schools, dispensaries

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:51 PM IST
SDMC plans to use abandoned rail containers for running schools, dispensaries
The civic body will charge a nominal fee from participants for the classes, with officials saying that the move will help increase SDMC’s revenue.(Image via Twitter)
The civic body will charge a nominal fee from participants for the classes, with officials saying that the move will help increase SDMC’s revenue.(Image via Twitter)

South Delhi parks, north Delhi schools to start yoga classes soon

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:22 AM IST
Narendra Chawla, the south corporation’s leader of the house, said that the civic body has started the process of finalising modalities of the project and appoint yoga instructors to educate people about the exercise.
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

Delhi HC pulls up SDMC for not requisitioning special educators in schools

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:15 PM IST
The bench consisting of Justice Najmi Waziri was hearing a plea that sought a direction to SDMC to send the requisition of as many as 1,132 vacant posts of Special Educator (Primary) to DSSSB.
Those children who cannot afford to buy toys can come to this place and play and even take these toys along.(Pexels)
Those children who cannot afford to buy toys can come to this place and play and even take these toys along.(Pexels)

A toy for everyone: SDMC spreads smiles with first toy bank in Najafgarh zone

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:57 PM IST
South Delhi mayor Anamika said the ‘khilona bank’ has been opened keeping in view of Swachh Survekshan-2021 where people can donate old toys
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 leaders Adesh Gupta, Manoj Tiwari, Gautam Gambhir and all three Mayors of Delhi protesting outside CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding immediate release of funds to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi on December 9, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
BJP leaders Adesh Gupta, Manoj Tiwari, Gautam Gambhir and all three Mayors of Delhi protesting outside CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence demanding immediate release of funds to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) at Flag Staff Road in New Delhi on December 9, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: As mayors’ protest enters Day 10, civic officials fear delay in budget proceedings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Officials in the North and East Delhi Municipal Corporation said that had there been no protest, the deliberations on the budget would have been scheduled for next week, but “the process might get affected” in the current scenario.
Ramvir Singh Bidhuri addresses BJP activists and MCD mayors sitting in protest regarding the release of municipal funds, outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ramvir Singh Bidhuri addresses BJP activists and MCD mayors sitting in protest regarding the release of municipal funds, outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Govt not giving dues to create anarchy: BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:58 AM IST
The AAP, however, said the protest is only an excuse by the BJP to harass chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and distract attention from the nationwide farmers protests.
An East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EMCD) worker sprays disinfectant.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
An East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EMCD) worker sprays disinfectant.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

East Delhi Municipal Corporation budget: 3 new taxes proposed to hike revenue

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:35 AM IST
The total budget projection of the East corporation for the financial year 2021-22 is Rs 4,647 crore. With the proposed new taxes, the civic body aims to boost its revenue by Rs 50 crore annually.
The report said seven councillors (3 north corporation, 3 SDMC, 1 EDMC) asked zero questions in 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)
The report said seven councillors (3 north corporation, 3 SDMC, 1 EDMC) asked zero questions in 2019-20.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

NGO report: MCD councillors skipped house meetings, asked fewer questions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:24 AM IST
The report titled “Delhi Councillor Report Card 2020” is prepared annually by the Praja Foundation where it rates elected representatives of the three civic bodies on the basis of data accessed through RTI and public accounts.
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
The chemical will be sprayed from a power sprayer mounted on a truck placed over the special train.(Photo courtesy:SDMC)
The chemical will be sprayed from a power sprayer mounted on a truck placed over the special train.(Photo courtesy:SDMC)

Mosquito terminator train to beat vector-borne diseases in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The train will spray anti-larvae chemicals up to 60 metres on both sides of the railway tracks across Delhi to mitigate the threat of diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

LG grants age relaxation for appointment of special educators in MCD schools, Delhi HC informed

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:57 PM IST
DSSSB told the court that as sought by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SCMD), the LG has also granted one-time relaxation of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) qualification to those who had obtained it after the cut-off date but before their appointment.
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.
Civic officials said the corporation had approached the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs earlier this year for a grant under UDF for the work. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustantimes)
Civic officials said the corporation had approached the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs earlier this year for a grant under UDF for the work. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustantimes)

SDMC gets Rs 43 crore from Centre for dust-control and waste processing measures

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:18 PM IST
A proposal to use the money for the purpose was approved by the corporation’s Standing Committee on Tuesday and will be presented in the House for a final approval.
Chief Election Officer of Delhi Dr Ranbir Singh(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Chief Election Officer of Delhi Dr Ranbir Singh(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

After EC order, 5 lakh political posters, banners removed in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation claims to have removed 240,000 such “poll-publicity related material”, highest of which was in its Rohini zone.
Pankaj Bhatnagar, president of Parda Bagh RWA, with his family. He has been struggling to get residents ownership rights.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Pankaj Bhatnagar, president of Parda Bagh RWA, with his family. He has been struggling to get residents ownership rights.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Residents of Delhi for 69 years, they still await ownership rights of their houses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Fifty families of Partition refugees, who were given temporary houses at New Delhi’s Parda Bagh, are yet to get ownership rights.
The new rules have specified increased charges for off-street parking and shuttle services.(HT Photo)
The new rules have specified increased charges for off-street parking and shuttle services.(HT Photo)

Why Delhi isn’t taking to parking off-street

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 12:19 PM IST
There are 18 multi-level parking facilities across Delhi but nearly all of them are under utilised; issues range from price and enforcement to women’s safety.
Delhi’s popular Select City Walk Mall will become the first mall in the city be plastic free
Delhi’s popular Select City Walk Mall will become the first mall in the city be plastic free

Delhi’s Select City Walk is city’s first plastic-free mall

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Officials said Delhi’s popular Select City Walk Mall will become the first mall in the city be plastic free, which means the shop owners will not provide plastic bags to any of their customers.
Municipal officials on Wednesday said they were all set to enforce rules notified in the new parking policy and had begun work on preparing area-wise parking plans and differential parking charges.(REUTERS)
Municipal officials on Wednesday said they were all set to enforce rules notified in the new parking policy and had begun work on preparing area-wise parking plans and differential parking charges.(REUTERS)

Civic bodies all set to enforce new parking policy

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:33 AM IST
The rules say civic agencies will have to tow away vehicles parked on footpaths, be it residential or other public spaces.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has cleared 116km of footpath of encroachments in the last 10 days. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain / Hindustan Times)

SDMC drive clears encroachments from 116km of footpath

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:55 PM IST
The action was initiated after the Supreme Court expressed concerns over growing parking menace and encroachment of pavements.
SDMC commissioner also instructed the officials to ensure large scale participation of citizens in the campaign, which will continue till October 2, 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.(HT image)
SDMC commissioner also instructed the officials to ensure large scale participation of citizens in the campaign, which will continue till October 2, 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.(HT image)

SDMC launches campaign against plastic waste

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Ht Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 06:37 AM IST
Newly appointed SDMC commissioner, Gyanesh Bharti on Wednesday directed the officials to every day visit field for two hours to ensure quantitative contribution in plastic ban.
A view of Lajpat nagar central market in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)
A view of Lajpat nagar central market in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)

Lajpat Nagar-III RWA told to keep all 15 colony gates open 24x7

By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The civic body, after inspection, directed the RWA of the area to keep open all the 15 gates of the residential colony to ensure that the movement of emergency vehicles — such as ambulance and fire tenders — is not hindered
Trucks parked on the Delhi-Gurgaon border at Sirhaul toll plaza. The drivers, during questioning, revealed that they bought these passes from Uber’s officer in Sector 29 through the supervisor, said police.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Trucks parked on the Delhi-Gurgaon border at Sirhaul toll plaza. The drivers, during questioning, revealed that they bought these passes from Uber’s officer in Sector 29 through the supervisor, said police.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Five drivers held for attempting to cross into Delhi with fake toll passes

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:46 AM IST
According to the police, a gang has been selling fake passes for several months and is believed to have duped the toll operator of nearly Rs 5 crore, with respect to passes issued for cars. The company is yet to verify the passes issued for heavy vehicles.
The audit report mentioned some prominent infrastructure projects of the south civic body which missed several deadlines.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The audit report mentioned some prominent infrastructure projects of the south civic body which missed several deadlines.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

SDMC lost Rs 1,660 crore due to delayed projects and under recovery of tax dues, says audit report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:34 AM IST
The south corporation is already running a budgetary deficit of Rs678 crore. In the last financial year (2018-19), the civic body claimed to have earned Rs. 3,219 crore and incurred an expenditure of Rs. 3,897 crore.
At least 15 old cars and two-wheelers illegally parked along the road were impounded. There were multiple shops along the road which, over the years, had built extensions on the footpath, some of which even touched the road.(SOURCED)
At least 15 old cars and two-wheelers illegally parked along the road were impounded. There were multiple shops along the road which, over the years, had built extensions on the footpath, some of which even touched the road.(SOURCED)

Illegal structures demolished, encroachments removed in Delhi’s Gautam Nagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:21 AM IST
The revenue department jointly conducted the drive with the public works department (PWD) and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) at the Sudershan Cinema road in Gautam Nagar.
They have now asked the network service provider companies to furnish the entire list of their towers along with geo-coordinates of the same.(HT image)
They have now asked the network service provider companies to furnish the entire list of their towers along with geo-coordinates of the same.(HT image)

SDMC to issue show-cause notice to illegal cell phone tower operators

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Some of these towers could be seven to eight years old and the corporation may have lost out on revenue to the tune of Rs 20-25 crore, SDMC officials said.
The PTM witnessed around 78% participation of the parents who interacted with the teachers on the progress of their wards.(Sourc)
The PTM witnessed around 78% participation of the parents who interacted with the teachers on the progress of their wards.(Sourc)

SDMC organises mega parent-teacher meeting across 581 primary schools in South Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:48 AM IST
The PTM witnessed around 78% participation of the parents who interacted with the teachers on the progress of their wards and their overall development. The south civic body runs 581 primary schools, from nursery to class five and approximately 2.38 lakh children study in these schools between the age group of three and 11 years.
Sehrawat said it was a proposal for the benefit of the people (owners of non-residential rented commercial properties) as their property taxes have increased three to four times after the committee’s recommendations were.(HT Photo)
Sehrawat said it was a proposal for the benefit of the people (owners of non-residential rented commercial properties) as their property taxes have increased three to four times after the committee’s recommendations were.(HT Photo)

Delhi’s south civic body rolls back property tax hike suggestion

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Leader of the House in SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat, moved a proposal to roll back the implementation of recommendations of the Municipal Valuation Committee-3 (MVC-3). Property taxes in Delhi were last increased in 2004.
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