Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia targeted the Centre for not allowing to form a committee regarding the alleged deaths of the people due to oxygen constrain on July 21. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry stated that the other states and Union Territories reported zero deaths due to oxygen shortage. “The Centre wants to hide the truth about the mismanagement it brought on,” said Sisodia.
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on June 30 that Delhi government schools will hold physical PTMs from July 19 to 31, irrespective of classes to discuss students’ progress. Besides, special PTMs will be held for students in Class 6 who got shifted from municipal to government schools this year. The meetings will be conducted for over two weeks in order to avoid over-crowding.
Over 2,000 newly appointed teachers by the Directorate of Education, will receive tabs from the Delhi government in a step towards bettering the quality of education provided to students. ''In the 21st century, It has supremely important to incorporate various novel techniques in teaching,'' said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. He considers it pivotal to acquire new techniques to make teaching easier during pandemic.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on May 15 announced Rs 1,051 crores fund for three municipal corporations to pay salaries to employees and healthcare workers. Allocating Rs 367 crore, Rs 432 crore and Rs 251 crore for east, north and south corporations respectively, Sisodia stated the funds should be used to pay salaries and not “diverted for other uses". He also accused Municipal Corporations of Delhi of "mismanagement and corruption".
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The Delhi government on May 13 sought the Centre to give Delhi’s surplus oxygen quota to other states. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said Delhi’s oxygen requirement has dropped from 700 metric tonnes to 582 metric tonnes/day. Thanking the Union and Delhi HC for rendering help in crisis, Dy-CM Sisodia said the positivity rate in Delhi dropped by 14% along with an increased availability in number of beds and oxygen concentrators.
Veteran Congress leader AK Walia passed away at 72 on April 22 due to COVID-19. The former Delhi government minister died at the city's Apollo Hospital. Walia, who represented the Laxmi Nagar constituency in the Delhi Assembly for four terms, was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after testing positive for coronavirus. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also expressed his grief over Walia's death.
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Delhi Government has passed the proposal that mandates to instate 100 schools of 'specialised excellence' in the national capital. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia apprised that the schools will foster innovation and exploration, enabling students to excel across Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Performing and Visual Arts, besides state-of-the-art skills. Complying with the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020, the… read-more
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Delhi government on March 22 announced to reduce the legal liquor drinking age to 21 years from 25 years. Leveraging age-limit on the lines of the Centre’s new liquor excise policy, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia stated that no new liquor shops would be opened in Delhi. Moreover, Sisodia stressed on equitable distribution of liquor shops to shun liquor mafias. Reportedly, the Delhi government runs 60% of the UT's liquor shops.
The Delhi government on March 8 presented its 'Desh Bhakti' (patriotism) budget with a total outlay of Rs 69,000 crore. Deputy CM-cum-Finance Minister Manish Sisodia said Rs 45 crore have been allocated to install high mast Tricolour at 500 locations. Besides, he allocated Rs 10 crore each to hold events commemorating Bhagat Singh and Babasaheb Ambedkar. Sisodia said the 'Desh Bhakti' budget will make Delhi's per capita… read-more
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Delhi’s AAP government on March 2 merged 13 government institutes to form Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University. Eying to streamline the skill ecosystem and boost job prospects the associated academies include 10 government institutes, Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering and GB Pant Engineering College. Additionally, finalizing the merger of DU’s College of Arts and DIHRM under Dr BR Ambedkar University, the cabinet announced to create… read-more