*Delhi Government is trying its best to strengthen Delhi’s Judiciary to a level that it stands as a Model System for the country: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*New court building with 44 court rooms inaugurated in Delhi’s Karkardooma Court Complex*
*Delhi Government is committed towards the cause of empowering the judiciary and will not rest till the goal is accomplished: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*In just five years, the Delhi Government increased the budget allocation for the judiciary from Rs 660 crores to Rs 2,000 crores: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*Over 30,000 lawyers have registered for Delhi Government’s welfare schemes introduced in November 2019: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*During the pandemic 1,857 lawyers took benefit of the medical insurance while 157 availed the life insurance under the scheme: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*Till now, Rs 21 crore have been dispensed towards medical insurance claims and Rs 15.70 crores towards life insurance claims under the lawyer’s welfare scheme: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
NEW DELHI: 13TH MAY 2022-A new court building with 44 court rooms was inaugurated in Delhi’s Karkardooma Court Complex today. The state-of-the-art building was developed by the Delhi Government as part of its commitment to enhance the judicial infrastructure of the state. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “Delhi Government is trying its best to strengthen Delhi’s Judiciary to a level that it stands as a Model System for the country. Delhi Government is committed towards the cause of empowering the judiciary and will not rest till the goal is accomplished. In just five years, the Delhi Government increased the budget allocation for the judiciary from Rs 660 crores to Rs 2,000 crores.” Further highlighting the success of the Lawyers’ Welfare Schemes run by the Delhi Government, CM Arvind Kejriwal stated, “Over 30,000 lawyers have registered for Delhi Government’s welfare schemes introduced in November 2019. During the pandemic 1,857 lawyers took benefit of the medical insurance while 157 availed the life insurance under the scheme. Till now, Rs 21 crore have been dispensed towards medical insurance claims and Rs 15.70 crores towards life insurance claims under the lawyer’s welfare scheme.”
A new court building developed by the Delhi Government was inaugurated today at the Karkardooma Court Complex by Supreme Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul in the august presence of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister of State for Law & Justice Prof. SP Singh Baghel.
Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi Justice Vipin Sanghi, Justice Najmi Waziri, Chairperson, BMCC (Karkardooma Court Complex), Justice Talwant Singh, judges from the Delhi High Court and the Karkardooma Court, as well as other senior officers, including the Delhi Police Commissioner, were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the dignitaries, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “It is a matter of pride and happiness to see 44 courts be added at Karkardooma. The infrastructure here is so spectacular that even filmmakers would seek inspiration for their court set-designs from our new court complex. We are all aware of the fantastic judicial infrastructure present in Delhi. The present and previous governments have made spectacular contributions to raise the bar. I have expressed this on every platform possible that the most important element of the society is an empowered judicial system. If the judicial system is not strengthened and rigid then the society tends to fall apart. I reinforce the Delhi Government’s commitment towards strengthening the legal systems in whatever capacity possible. The greatest testament to our commitment to legal parity is the continuously increasing judicial budget allotted by our government. The budget allocation for the judiciary before we came to power was around Rs 660 crores. Last year we allocated Rs 2,000 crores for the judiciary. We increased the budget by over three times in the last 5 years.”
He added, “The gap however is so wide that there are a lot of important steps to be taken in that direction. In this context, I met with Justice Sanghi, where we discussed several proposals regarding the strengthening of the judiciary under our capacities. We are working actively on the same now. The Delhi Government is trying its best to develop Delhi’s judiciary as a Model for the world to follow just as it has done in education and healthcare.”
The Delhi CM further highlighted the welfare schemes being run by the Delhi Government for lawyers and said, “They say whatever God does is for the greater good. Lawyers of Delhi were distressed due to non-implementation of welfare schemes for them. They sought medical and life insurance for themselves and their families. After several rounds of discussions, in November 2019, we approved a scheme worth Rs. 50 crore to cover health and life insurance for lawyers. Over 30,000 lawyers have so far applied for the scheme. We passed this scheme in November 2019 and three months later the pandemic struck. During COVID, 1,867 took benefit of the medical insurance under the scheme. 400 claims are still pending and yet, Rs 21 crore has been dispensed to cover their healthcare treatments. 157 lawyers passed away during COVID and their families received Rs 15.7 crore as insurance under the scheme. We have received a lot of appreciation for this scheme from the lawyers and judiciary alike. We now strive to collaborate with all stakeholders of the judicial system of Delhi to develop the ‘Delhi Judiciary Model’ to help the society walk towards positive growth. I am confident that with the support of the people, we will achieve this feat too.”
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*Delhi to soon become a global filmmaking destination; Kejriwal Government launches Delhi Film Policy-2022*

*Kejriwal Government to host Delhi International Film Festival and Delhi Film Excellence Awards under the Film Policy*

*Filmmakers to get all film-shooting related clearances from up to 25 agencies (depending on locations) in just 15 days through Single Window e-Film Clearance; DTTDC to be the nodal agency*

*Filmmakers will get subsidies for film production and a special Delhi Film Card to avail hospitality benefits in the national capital*

*The Policy will help Delhi evolve as a global brand, with more coverage on the silver screen; it will instil a sense of pride among the people of Delhi for its culture: Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*The Film Policy will help in strengthening the film industry ecosystem in Delhi, creating employment opportunities for the skilled workforce and allied sectors: Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

*Delhi Film Policy has been prepared after studying film promotion and tourism policies at the global level; this will give a boost to Delhi’s economy and employment for locals: Dy CM Manish Sisodia*

NEW DELHI : 13TH MAY 2022-In order to make Delhi a global destination for film production and attract tourism, the Kejriwal Government on Friday launched the ‘Delhi Film Policy 2022’. While launching the policy, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Delhi Film Policy 2022 will create massive employment and economic development opportunities in Delhi along with attracting tourism to the national capital. The policy will help Delhi evolve as a brand, with more coverage on the silver screen and will instil a sense of pride among the people of Delhi. The policy will bring together the entire world of hospitality, tourism, transport, cinema and artists."

Shri Manish Sisodia said, “The Kejriwal Government will also give subsidies to the filmmakers for film production in Delhi and would also encourage local people to be hired in the film industry. Under this Policy, a complete single window e-Film Clearance portal has been set up where filmmakers will be able to get approval from the required agencies based on their location in just 15 days through an online process. There are 25 such agencies which are available on this online clearance portal. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will be the nodal agency for implementing this policy and services.”

“The Delhi Film Policy is a progressive policy of the Kejriwal government to help create jobs, boost the economy of the capital and instil a sense of pride among the people. Delhi Film Policy has been prepared after studying film promotion and tourism policies at the global level,” added the Deputy Chief Minister.

Ms Swati Sharma, Secretary (Tourism) and MD, Delhi Tourism Corporation, said that the Delhi Film Policy will set a good example of mutual collaboration between various agencies. She stated, “Under this Policy, up to 25 different government agencies including Delhi Government and Central Government are under one umbrella. All these agencies are now onboard a single platform (e-Film Clearance) to make Delhi a film hub at the national and international level. The e-Film Clearance, i.e, completely online single-window clearance mechanism was finalised by holding regular meetings with various agencies and other stakeholders like production agencies etc even during the Corona period through video conferencing sessions.”

Access to the Delhi Film Policy is available on the newly launched website of the DTTDC at www.delhitourism.gov.in. This website was launched by Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia today.

*How to apply*

For film shooting clearance in Delhi, one will have to visit the website of Delhi Tourism and apply for film shooting by clicking on the 'e-Film Clearance' icon. Then the online process will begin to get clearances from agencies where the shooting locations are Delhi Government and Central Government in a time bound manner.

*Objectives of the Delhi Film Policy*

The Delhi Film Policy 2022 intends to brand the national and international profile of Delhi through films. The following stipulates key objectives of the Delhi Film Policy 2022:

1. To promote artistic, creative and cultural expression.
2. To brand Delhi as a vibrant film shooting destination by easing approval processes for film shooting.
3. To build large, enthusiastic audiences for films shot in Delhi, both at the domestic and global level.
4. To develop and support local talent and provide a skilled ecosystem in Delhi.

*Benefits of Delhi Film Policy*

The Delhi Film Policy will help strengthen the film industry ecosystem, create employment opportunities for the skilled workforce engaged in film production and allied sectors. Delhi will get recognition at the national and international level, which will attract tourism to the national capital. This will be beneficial for the hospitality industry and other sectors in the city.

*All film-shooting related clearances through Single Window e-Film Clearance in just 15 days*

To attract filmmakers, the Delhi Government has prepared a complete online single window e-Film Clearance system. The filmmakers will get all the approvals related to film shooting online within 15 days. If any filmmaker wants approval before 15 days, then he will have to pay a premium fee. Earlier, filmmakers had to get approval from 25 different agencies for shooting a film in the city, which took a lot of time. Along with this, the Kejriwal government has tried to understand film branding and promotion by studying many international shooting locations. Thus, under this policy subsidy will be given by the government to the Filmmakers in the expenses incurred in making a film in Delhi. It will be decided on the basis of the point system which includes points on film location, branding of the location in Delhi, involvement of local artists in the film crew and support staff, expenses during pre-production, production and post-production of the film in Delhi. The Kejriwal government has allocated Rs 30 crore for the Delhi Film Fund which will help in branding Delhi as a national and international tourist destination from the point of view of film promotion.

*Delhi Film Card to avail discounts on hospitality services*

Filmmakers and production agencies will get a 'Delhi Film Card' which will be valued at Rs.1 lakh to avail special deals and packages in the city. Under the policy, tourism and hospitality companies will be empaneled with the tourism department. Delhi Film Card holders will get discounts on facilities like travel within Delhi, logistics, hotels, etc.

*Special features of Policy: Delhi International Film Festival and Delhi Film Excellence Award*

The Delhi International Film Festival and the Delhi Film Excellence Award are special features of the Kejriwal government's Film Policy. Under this, Delhi will soon have its own International Film Festival and Delhi Film Excellence Awards will also be started in which not only the film stars but also the crew members will be honoured. It is to be noted that the Kejriwal government wants to make the Delhi International Film Festival as spectacular as the Cannes Film Festival, for this a delegation of DTTDC will go to the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and take experience from there to prepare the outline of the Delhi International Film Festival.

*Delhi to be developed as Film Tourism Destination*

To attract the film production agencies and promote Delhi as a film tourism destination, facilities and infrastructure related to film production will be developed in the national capital. A Film Shooting Promotion Cell will be set up in Delhi for this. Apart from this, a Film Development Cell and Film Advisory Body will also be formed to promote film production in Delhi. Here, the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) will act as the nodal agency in coordination with all the stakeholders and film production agencies of the state.

*New website of DTTDC*

Delhi Tourism is leading the digital revolution in Delhi. DTTDC has created a new official website www.delhitourism.gov.in which is extremely user friendly. It has added unique features to explore Delhi such as ‘Unexplored Delhi’; Entertainment & Fun in Delhi; Delhi for Kids, Delhi Delicious; Food Tours; Shopping in Delhi; Biodiversity Parks; Festivals in Delhi; Travel within Delhi, Stay in Delhi; Health Walks along with e-Film Clearance system.
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*Kejriwal Government gives approval to induct 1500 Electric Buses in its public transportation fleet*

*Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) allocates 10 sites to various agencies for setting up EV Charging Station and Battery Swapping Stations under Delhi EV Policy 2020*

*Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to run 75 inter-state buses along 11 routes across 5 states and 1 UT*

*DTC board decides to increase stipend of women undergoing bus driving training from INR 6,000 to INR 12,000*

New Delhi: 13 May 2022-The Kejriwal Government, in a resolution of Delhi Transport Corporation Board, gave approval to induct 1500 Low Floor Electric Buses in its public transportation fleet today. The DTC Board had already provided approval for procurement of 921 buses under the Grand Challenge Scheme of Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) which comes under FAME-II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicle) category and remaining 579 buses under non FAME-II category. For the 579 buses in non-FAME category, the Kejriwal Government will provide a subsidy of INR 262.04 crores at the same level as the FAME-II subsidy. In response to the tender floated by CESL on 20th January 2022, Tata Motors emerged as the most successful bidder for operation of these buses in Delhi and the Delhi Transport Corporation will soon sign the Master Concession Agreement with the company for deployment of these buses on Delhi Roads. The Delhi Government will also spend a total of INR 7,606.45 crores on operation, maintenance, and development of the infrastructure related to these buses.
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The Board also decided to allocate 10 sites of DTC, namely Ambedkar Nagar Depot, Jal Vihar Terminal, Dilshad Garden Terminal, Karawal Nagar Terminal, Shadipur Depot, Mayapuri Depot, Bindpur Terminal, East Vinod Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, and Rohini Depot-I to various service providers for establishing EV charging and battery swapping stations under Delhi EV Policy 2020. Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) has identified 4 service providers through a competitive bidding process who will soon sign an agreement with DTC for setting up the EV charging/battery swapping stations in these locations.
The DTC Board also resolved to provide in-principle approval for procurement of 75 (38 Non-AC and 37 AC) CNG standard floor buses for inter-state operations. These buses will ply on 11 routes across 5 states (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab) and 1 Union Territory (Chandigarh) between Delhi-Rishikesh, Delhi-Haridwar, Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Haldwani, Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Bareilly, Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Panipat, and Delhi-Patiala.

In another historical resolution of the Board, it decided to enhance the stipend paid to the women candidates during training for engagement to the post of drivers on contract basis from INR 6,000 per month to INR 12,000 with HMV driving licence. It had already dropped the condition of holding an HMV driving licence for at least 03 years for women seeking employment as bus drivers in its fleet. The Kejriwal Government has also been providing free HMV licence training at its Burari Driver Training Institute to women.

Delhi Transport Minister and Chairman of the DTC Board Shri Kailash Gahlot stated, “Delhi is truly going through an EV revolution. With the induction of Electric Buses on such a large scale, augmentation of infrastructure and demand incentives to consumers, we don’t intend to leave any stone unturned in making Delhi the EV Capital of the world. With Inter-state services, we want to make travel more convenient for Delhiites to and from other states, as well as expand our quality services to other geographies. By bringing more women into our workforce and making them part of our transportation system, we also want to ensure that public transportation becomes safer and equitable for citizens of Delhi.”
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*DDC Delhi partners with Jindal Global University to promote policy-research studies on critical challenges facing Delhi*

*MoU signed between DDC Delhi and Jindal Global University today to promoting academic exchange and collaboration on policy research studies*

*Governments and academia often work on development challenges within their silos. The engagement of OP Jindal Global University would inform our policy decisions with time-bound, quality research and allow meaningful participation of scholars in designing people-centric governance processes: Jasmine Shah, DDC VC*

*JGU final year students to conduct their capstone project under the guidance of DDC Delhi every year*

*We hope the other governments will take the leaf from the DDC Delhi’s book and engage with academia in a more meaningful manner: R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy*

*With exposure to various identified and mutually agreed upon forums of Delhi Government, the learning opportunities for our students will both be intensive and immense: Rituraaj Juneja, CIEO and Sr. Director of O.P. Jindal Global University*

NEW DELHI: 13th May 2022-The Delhi Government’s policy think tank, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC Delhi), has partnered with O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) to strengthen evidence-based policy research on critical challenges facing Delhi. Through the strategic partnership, DDC Delhi aims to mentor and support budding public policy scholars and practitioners in conducting robust research that generates new ideas, bridges the gap between ideas and policy design, and leads to strong, inclusive and thorough policy implementation.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC Delhi) and Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat today in the presence of DDC Delhi Vice Chairperson Shri Jasmine Shah. The partnership is aimed at promoting mutual understanding, academic exchange and collaboration on policy research studies. DDC Delhi will support the university in carrying out time-bound policy research studies by promoting exchanges of students, faculty, and staff members.

Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson, DDC Delhi, said, “It has been a constant endeavour of DDC to tap into knowledge and expertise outside the government so as to find lasting solutions to the challenges being faced by the people of Delhi. Governments and academia often work on development challenges within their silos. The engagement of OP Jindal Global University is an excellent opportunity for DDC to engage in professional and academic exchange. It would inform our policy decisions with time-bound, quality research and allow meaningful participation of scholars in designing people-centric governance processes.”

Prof. R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy said, “The MOU with DDC Delhi is a pioneering step towards promoting university-government partnership. This is a recognition that the complex challenges of public policy making requires resources outside the domain of government. We hope the other governments will take the leaf from the DDC Delhi’s book and engage with academia in a more meaningful manner.”

The 3-year long partnership enables JGU final year students to conduct their capstone project under the guidance of DDC Delhi on Delhi Government’s initiatives for a duration of 4-5 months, between January to May, every year. DDC Delhi will also enable the university’s students to gain direct practical experience by sharing details about other fellowship, internship and capstone opportunities.

JGU faculty will also be invited to share their subject matter expertise during the orientation of Delhi Government’s Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship (CMULF) programme hosted by DDC Delhi.

Shri Rituraaj Juneja, CIEO and Senior Director of O.P. Jindal Global University said, “We are excited to enter into a promising MoU with DDC Delhi with a range of collaborations from joint policy research to internship and capstone projects for our students. With exposure to various identified and mutually agreed upon forums of Delhi Government, the learning opportunities for our students will both be intensive and immense. Exciting times lie ahead.”

DDC Delhi, Delhi Government’s policy think tank founded in 2015, works towards promoting a culture of research and innovation to address the most critical development challenges facing Delhi. DDC Delhi has been nurturing a policy ecosystem based on direct evidence-based inputs and advisory support from a host of collaborations – from universities, think tanks and NGOs to grassroots organizations and government bodies. The recent restructuring of DDC Delhi further strengthened its capacity to stimulate and facilitate internal and external learning by functioning as a dynamic knowledge hub on policy innovations and impact.