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Delhi government to provide Rs 5,000 each as aid to 1 million construction workers

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed Labour Minister Manish Sisodia to provide Rs 5,000 each as financial aid to 10 lakh registered workers due to pollution-related ban on construction activities in Delhi. With pollution levels worsening, the Centre’s air quality panel had on Saturday directed authorities to impose a ban on construction […]

Delhi government starts process of preparing its budget for 2023-24

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has started the process of preparing its budget for 2023-24 and asked its departments to furnish estimates after a “realistic assessment” to ensure funds are utilised within the given financial year, officials said on Saturday. The Finance Department has initiated the process of preparation of the revised estimates (RE) for […]

Delhi government announces Covid-19 lockdown, exempts essential services

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital, the Delhi Government has announced a weeklong lockdown starting from 10 pm on Monday night to 5 am next Monday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in the duration of lockdown all essential services with regard to food, medicine, etc […]

Delhi government appoints 10 IAS officers as nodal officers for Covid-19 hospitals

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Friday appointed 10 IAS officers as “nodal officers” for COVID-19 hospitals run by it and asked them to work from the health care facility they have been assigned. “The officers will be overall in-charge of the COVID-19 hospital assigned to them and will exercise general superintendence, directions and control […]

Delhi government announces road infrastructure projects

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Tuesday announced new road infrastructure projects, including East-West corridor between Tikri and Anand Vihar, and corridor from the Signature Bridge to the IGI airport, to decongest the city’s roads. While presenting budget in the Delhi Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government is waiting for the UTTIPEC’s […]

Delhi government presents Rs 69,000 crore budget for FY 2021-22

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on “patriotism” for financial year 2021-22 on Tuesday. Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day and will hold programmes for 75 […]

Delhi government reduces property circle rates by 20% for six months

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government on Friday announced a 20% reduction in the current circle rates on properties by a 20% in the national capital. According to information received from the Delhi government, a decision in this regard has been taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. “The proposal […]

Delhi government to construct 89,400 flats for EWS, slum dwellers by 2025

NEW DELHI:The Delhi government will undertake construction of 89,400 flats for economically weaker sections (EWS) and slum dwellers by 2025, according to a statement. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board(DUSIB) on Friday and it was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “We have to provide shelter to […]

Delhi High Court seeks Modi and Delhi governments response on ownership rights in unauthorised colonies

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Narendra Modi government (Centre) and others over a petition challenging certain sections of the act for recognising ownership rights of residents of unauthorised colonies. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued the notice […]

Delhi government allows restaurants to operate round-the-clock

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to city restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government on Wednesday said that these establishments will be allowed to operate round-the-clock and requirement of tourism licences will also be removed. The government also announced other measures such as initiating a process to abolish police licences and health trade […]

Centre to Supreme Court: No removal of 48,000 jhuggis along rail tracks for now

NEW DELHI:The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that for the time being there will be no removal of 48,000 slums along the railway tracks in Delhi. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Centre, submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde that the Railways, urban development ministry and Delhi government will sit […]

AAP will provide homes to those displaced, if Centre can’t: Raghav Chadha

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Friday said that if the Central government is not able to provide houses to everyone then AAP will. He said that the Arvind Kejriwal government has written a letter to the BJP-led Central government demanding a pucca house (dwellings designed to be solid and permanent) […]

‘You’re shooting the messenger’: Supreme Court slams Delhi government for targeting doctors

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed the Delhi government for targeting doctors and healthcare workers by suspending them and lodging FIRs for sharing videos highlighting the real state of city hospitals and said it was shooting the messenger. The top court had earlier torn into the Delhi government over the sorry state of affairs” […]

Delhi government seeks Rs 5,000 crore from Centre to pay employees’ salaries

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has demanded Rs 5,000 crore assistance from the Centre to be able to pay salaries to its employees, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday. Sisodia, who also holds the finance department charge, said the Delhi government requires Rs 3,500 crore per month to pay salaries to its employees […]

Coronavirus lockdown: Delhi government to give Rs 5000 in aid to construction workers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government decided on Monday to provide another financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the construction workers in the wake of the extended coronavirus lockdown. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, chaired by Labour Minister Gopal Rai. There are around 40,000 construction workers registered with […]

Delhi government imposes 70% ‘special corona fee’ on liquor from today

NEW DELHI: Liquor in Delhi will cost more from Tuesday as the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to impose a 70 per cent ‘Special Corona Fee’ on its sale in the national capital, sources said. The move will boost the government revenue, which has been hit hard due to the coronavirus-forced […]

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