After 99% results, Delhi Govt School students set another performance benchmark; 53 students qualified in JEE Advance and 569 students qualified for NEET: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Success of these students, coming from such humble background will inspire many more children to do well: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Money will never be a constraint for any child in Delhi to pursue higher education: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Govt school students shine in the advanced JEE and NEET qualifying results; make the city proud: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

Many Delhi Govt school students first in their families to become doctors & engineers: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

569 students of Delhi Govt schools cleared NEET Exam this year

379 girls i.e 67% of the NEET qualifying students are girls

29 NEET cleared students are from a sole Delhi Govt school in Molarband, 24 from another school in Yamuna vihar and 23 are from one school in Noor Nagar

53 students qualified JEE Advanced from amongst 443 who cleared JEE mains earlier

5 students from one school in Paschim Vihar cleared JEE Advance

53 students of schools run by the Delhi Government have cleared the Advanced Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and 569 students have cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year. Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia congratulated the students and teachers on their record-breaking achievement.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, stories of hope have emerged of students from humble backgrounds who fought all odds to qualify these exams with flying colours.

Amid the COVID pandemic 569 students of the Delhi government schools have qualified NEET examination out of which 379 are girls: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Addressing a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal applauded students studying in government-run schools in Delhi on their commendable performance in NEET and JEE.

Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, "NEET, formerly known as All India in pre- medical Test, conducted for students who wish to study in undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private colleges in India, recently announced its results. Around 569 students from schools run by the Delhi government qualified for the exam. Out of these 569 students, 67% which is approximately 379 are girls. I am extremely proud of the fact that girls have performed extremely well."

443 Delhi govt school students have qualified JEE Mains and 53 have qualified JEE Advance: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Talking about JEE the CM said, "Around 443 students from government schools cleared JEE Mains and 53 have qualified for JEE Advanced and have secured a seat for themselves in IITs."

The Joint Entrance Examination is the examination organised by NTA for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture colleges including IITs.

If we give an equal and good education to children of poor families, then they can perform brilliantly: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “I am apprising you about these students and their background because talent isn’t determined by money. If given an equal opportunity and right to quality education, children belonging to lower-middle-class families have the ability to achieve greater heights."

Children from poor families who study in Delhi govt schools are undeviatingly moving forward, by delivering education to all we can eradicate poverty from our country: CM Arvind Kejriwal

He said, “I congratulate all these students and their parents on their outstanding achievement. This is a testament that Delhi government schools are undergoing a revolutionary change and students from poor families studying in these schools are paving the way to success. I believe that providing equal and quality education to all is the only way by which we can eradicate poverty from this nation, an issue we have been fighting with since the past 70 years. These students are inspirations for all those who are currently pursuing their schooling. If these students with limited means can do it, so can you."

For the children who have passed class 12 but their parents do not have money for higher education the Delhi government will provide scholarship and loans without guarantee: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The CM said, "I want to promise to every student that they need not worry about financial resources. All students who have cleared 12th and who lack resources for higher education, but have secured admission in colleges, Delhi government has scholarships to offer and any student, rich or poor can get a loan amount of upto Rs 10 lakh without submitting any collateral from Delhi Government and can exercise their right to education."

Delhi Govt school students shine in the advanced JEE and NEET qualifying results; make the city proud: Deputy Chief Minister

Dy CM Shri Sisodia said, " The Delhi Government school students shine in the advanced JEE and NEET qualifying results; make the city proud."

He said, "Many Delhi government school students are the first in their families to become doctors and engineers."
*Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia conducts a surprise inspection of the Labour Office; says “Make a system where poor construction labourers are not forced to pay bribes nor has to travel to govt. offices daily”

One million estimated construction laborers in Delhi; all should be registered to avail the benefit of welfare scheme: Sisodia

Won’t tolerate carelessness in ensuring welfare of our city workers: Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister pulls up the dept; directed to take action against careless officers

New Delhi, 20.10.2020

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has stepped up the campaign to register construction workers on a war footing. Shri Sisodia conducted a surprise inspection of the District Labour Office at Pushp Vihar this morning.

Expressing his displeasure over the various flaws found during the inspection, Shri Sisodia said that not complying with the instructions given in the past is a serious matter of concern. He said that the Delhi Government will not tolerate any carelessness or excuses when it comes to the welfare of the Delhi workers. Shri Sisodia asked the officials to make such a system of registration that ensures no poor labourer is forced to pay bribe to anyone, nor faces any difficulty in travelling to government offices everyday.

Shri Sisodia said that it is estimated that there will be one million construction laborers in Delhi. “It is our priority to register each and every single labourer and ensure they are provided with the benefits of these welfare schemes,” he added. For this, apart from the officers of the board, the help of the labour department and other departments will also be taken.

During the surprise inspection, Shri Sisodia directed to issue a show cause notice against the Deputy Secretary absent in the office. The Deputy Chief Minister also directed the department's officers to resolve all the pending issues in the next 24 hours.

It is noteworthy that Shri Sisodia had taken over the charge of the Labour and Employment Department last week and had directed to complete the registration and verification of construction workers immediately after meeting with the concerned officials.

Today, during the surprise inspection of the South District Construction Board Labuor Office at Pushp Vihar, Shri Sisodia tried to understand the reasons for the delay in the process and the difficulties faced by the workers who were standing in the queues. He was accompanied by other officials including Department Secretary Alice Vaz and Secretary of the Construction Board.

Shri Sisodia reached Pushp Vihar Centre at 10.45 am today and spoke to the workers standing in queues to check out the process.

The workers said that they reached the office at 4am in the morning and had been queuing since then. The queues included workers such as labourers who had come to file their application for registration, renewal and verification of their documents. Shri Sisodia also came to know that due to lack of proper knowledge of the process of registration of workers, they often fell prey to the brokers and middlemen.

Brokers are active in various poor settlements who are collecting money in the name of registration and verification. Shri Sisodia gave strict instructions to the officers that the registration process should be explained in a simple and easy language on hoardings. He said, “Whichever broker is caught taking bribes, an FIR should be lodged immediately against him.” He also added that if any role of the middlemen is found, the responsibility of the officers will be fixed.

During the inspection, several flaws and blocks in the system were unearthed. Shri Sisodia immediately ordered the officials to correct them. He was also surprised to find that not even a single application was processed in the first hour of the office being open to the public. Shri Sisodia said that no negligence will be tolerated in providing benefits of welfare schemes to the city construction workers. In this matter, strict actions will be taken against whoever is found guilty. Additionally, he ordered the registration, verification and renewal process to be fast tracked with immediate effect.

During his conversation with the people present in the queues, Shri Sisodia found out that the workers had to stand in the line for 6-7 hours and it affected their work as they had to come to the office regularly to finish their documentation. On receiving information that the Deputy Secretary was not present in the office for the past two days, Shri Sisodia instructed to issue a tell notice. He also directed to issue notices against other negligent employees at the office.

At the inspection, Shri Sisodia found that in the absence of clear information about the process, the workers fell prey to economic exploitation by going through brokers. The Deputy CM has directed to install simple explainer hoardings in the office so that all and any information is easily available to the poor laborers so as to avoid them falling prey to middlemen. Shri Sisodia also directed to install CCTVs in and around the office so that the such middlemen could be identified.

Shri Sisodia also expressed his displeasure over the fact that the middlemen collect money from the construction workers in the name of getting them registered with the Construction Board, which is a failure of the overcomplicated process.

The Deputy CM ordered the officers to themselves be on the ground and verify the documents of the workers standing in the line. He further directed to shift the renewal process online so that the workers do not have to come to the Construction Labor Board Office.

The Deputy CM assured the workers that they would streamline the entire process in a phased manner so that all the workers would register themselves in the next one week. During this time, the Deputy Chief Minister also expressed his displeasure at the non-adherence of social distancing in the queues. The workers thanked the deputy CM for his surprise inspections and for listening to their problems.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inaugurates HCNG plant & Dispensing Station

The HCNG production Plant at Rajghat has the capacity of 4 Tonne/day

The trial starting from today will be for 6 months

New Delhi: 20.10.2020-Delhi Transport Minister, Shri Kailash Gahlot today inaugurated HCNG Plant and Dispensing Station at Rajghat Depot. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with senior officers from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Delhi Transport Department, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

The 4 Tonne/day Compact reformer- based HCNG production Plant has been set-up by IOCL in collaboration with Transport Department of Delhi. The Delhi Transport Department has provided a fund of Rs. 15 Cr. for the setting up of the Plant and conducting the study. Further, 50 Cluster buses have been earmarked by the Transport Department for holding demonstration trials starting today for a period of 6 months. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has also notified HCNG as a fuel starting September, 2020.

Hydrogen enriched- Compressed Natural Gas or HCNG, is predicted to be the first step to a Hydrogen Economy, and can be used in place of gasoline, diesel fuel / LPG and its combustion produces fewer undesirable gases in comparison to a normal automobile fuel. It reduces the emission of CO upto 70% and increases the fuel efficiency by upto 3% resulting in overall fuel savings of around 5%. Switch to HCNG fuel requires minimum modifications to the existing buses.

Hon'ble Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said "We are starting the 6 month trial of HCNG fuel in 50 BS- IV compliant buses of Rajghat depot starting today. Delhi, as the country's capital is taking a lead in promoting environment conscious transport policies, like adopting cleaner fuels like HCNG, Electric Vehicles etc. The most important benefit of HCNG fuel is that it emits 70% less Carbon monoxide, will reduce total hydrocarbons emissions by around 15%, along with 3-4% increased fuel efficiency. Over the course of this 6 month trial, the tailpipe emissions of the buses will be continuously monitored and analyzed. I am assured that once the trial is successfully completed, use of HCNG can be scaled up to other buses and private vehicles in Delhi.”