Dy CM Manish Sisodia interacts with the students of ITI Khichripur, discusses the importance of ITI’s professional courses*
*Students of ITI tell Dy CM Manish Sisodia how ITI’s professional courses have raised their confidence far more than that after graduation*
*Our country will become developed only when every youth of the country is skilled, Delhi Govt’s ITIs are playing a vital role in the mission to upskill India’s youth- Dy CM Manish Sisodia*
*Advanced professional courses of ITI help students build the conviction to achieve their career aspirations, gives them clarity about their future goals - Dy CM Manish Sisodia*
*Crucial to encourage students to adopt professional courses in a society where it is believed that if a student doesn’t pursue graduation, there is a huge gap in the education of the child - Dy CM Manish Sisodia*
*ITI course recognised to be at par with 11th-12th grade in Delhi Government's Skill University, students having studied from ITI can take admission in degree, diploma course here*
NEW DELHI: 3RD NOVEMBER 2022-Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia on Thursday interacted with the students of ITI Khichripur. He discussed the importance of ITI courses and their career aspirations after ITI. During the discussion, students shared that ITI's professional courses have raised their confidence immensely, and strengthened their belief in their ability to fulfil their aspirations far more than that after graduation. They no longer hold the fear that they may have to wander endlessly for employment opportunities after studying. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the talented students emerging from training institutes like ITI will initiate a new chapter for the development of India with their ability. He said that our country will become developed only when every single youth of our country is empowered with skills.
It is noteworthy that in the past few years, many advanced courses have been started in the Delhi Government's ITI keeping in mind the needs of the industry and the market. Almost 100% of the children studying in these ITIs are placed with firms, and others are skilled enough to begin their own ventures. Today, during the ITI visit, the Deputy Chief Minister saw that many children present here are studying at ITI after 12th and graduation.
The Education Minister asked the students why they are pursuing professional courses which they can do after 10th, even after completing studies in 11th - 12th, and after graduation. Responding to this, every student said that their ITI course is giving them far more confidence than their studies in 11th & 12th or graduation. The students said that when they were in school, they did not have the confidence to believe that they could fulfil their career aspirations, and that they would be able to achieve something in the future. But ever since they came to ITI, they have found the much needed clarity to pursue their professional dreams and also the conviction to fulfil them.
The ITI course is recognised to be at par with the 11th-12th class qualification in Delhi Govt’s Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, and ITI’s students can directly enrol in a degree or diploma course there after completing ITI. This removes the fear amongst students that if they come directly to ITI after 10th, they will lose out on the sought-after qualification of 11th and 12th grade. The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University has worked relentlessly to remove this fear from the minds of ITI students.
Shri Manish Sisodia said that across the world, the focus is centred on professional courses. "But even today, in India, as well as in several other developing countries, children are unfairly made to believe that unless they complete their graduation, they would not be able to achieve much professionally. However, on the contrary, in developed countries - the focus lies on technical education and skill building."
The Deputy Chief Minister added that today thousands of graduates are lining up for jobs in the market for which those who have cleared the 8th grade are also eligible. In such a situation, what is the use of a graduate degree which cannot empower students to find suitable employment?
He continued, "this mindset is now changing across many countries. Perspectives have shifted away from traditional belief systems in education and the emphasis has shifted towards technical education. In India as well, this is the mindset and policy perspective we need to move forward with."
Shri Manish Sisodia exhorted the students of ITI to become the catalysts of change in our society where it is believed that if a student does not pursue graduation, then there is a huge gap in the education of the said child. "We have to empower children to adopt professional courses, and the students of our ITIs must inspire school students to adopt this route for education. He said that a program will be designed in which students and graduates of ITI can interact with school students, share their experiences and encourage children to pursue professional courses in ITIs."
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*Dy CM Manish Sisodia conducts on-ground inspection of Khichripur’s Basti Vikas Kendra*

*Dy CM Manish Sisodia directs officials to renovate Basti Vikas Kendra, Khichripur and open it out for public use within a week*

*Citizens overjoyed with the decision to renovate and re-open Basti Vikas Kendra, eager to host community events at the facility located so close to their locality*

NEW DELHI: 3RD NOVEMBER 2022-Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia conducted an on-ground inspection of the Basti Vikas Kendra located in Block 6, Khichripur on Thursday. Upon inspecting the facility, the Deputy Chief Minister found that the Basti Vikas Kendra had remained closed for a long time and the locals of the area were not able to utilise it for their events. During the inspection, Shri Manish Sisodia found that the centre also required renovation. He directed officials to work immediately on all aspects of the Centre’s repair and open it out for the general public within a week, so that citizens can use it as they did before and organise various community events & programs in the facility.

On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, "this Basti Vikas Kendra had remained closed for a long time and there was public demand for it to be opened for community events & programs and for the use of citizens living nearby so that the facility could be utilised to its full potential. Taking immediate cognizance of this demand, the Basti Vikas Kendra is being opened again. In this regard, officials have been directed to renovate the facility, make all necessary repairs and open it out for the use of the general public within a week."

The citizens of the locality were overjoyed with the decision to reopen and renovate the BVK. People said that the Basti Vikas Kendra had remained closed for a long time but it is a matter of great joy that the Deputy Chief Minister took cognizance of this issue, and instructed officials to open it out by taking necessary and prompt action. People said that they will benefit a lot from its opening and there will be no need to go far for organising community events & programs.

It is noteworthy that this Basti Vikas Kendra in Khichripur was allocated to an NGO for operations and maintenance. It was not being run properly and with due care by the NGO, due to which the facility had remained closed for a long time.

*What is Basti Vikas Kendra*

Basti Vikas Kendras have been set up by the Delhi government in various slum clusters of Delhi. The objective of the government through these centres is to provide space for various social events as well as facilities for the people living in localities nearby. Various Upskilling initiatives for slum clusters also run through partnerships at several Basti Vikas Kendras.
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*Taking cognisance of the demand of Delhiites, Kejriwal Government extends electricity subsidy application window till 15th November*

*Applicants who opt-in for the subsidy by 15th November can avail the benefit from 1st October onwards*

*The last date for registration for the free electricity scheme in Delhi has now been extended till November 15; Delhiites who register till November 15 will continue to get the benefit of free electricity scheme: CM Arvind Kejriwal*

*On the instructions of CM Arvind Kejriwal, Dy CM Manish Sisodia approves proposal to extend application window till 15th November*

*Application window had closed on October 31; seeing requests of the people who missed the window, the Delhi government decided to extend the time period*

*There are 58 lakh electricity consumers in Delhi, out of which 47 lakh consumers received subsidy; 35 lakh consumers have opted-in so far*


NEW DELHI : 3RD NOVEMBER 2022-The Delhi government led by Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal has given a huge relief to the consumers who missed the electricity subsidy application window. Taking cognisance of the demand of Delhiites, the Delhi Government has extended the electricity subsidy application window till 15th November. The applicants who opt-in for the subsidy by 15th November can avail the benefit from 1st October onwards itself. Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia approved the proposal to extend the application window till 15th November today on the instructions of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal. The application window had closed on October 31; seeing requests of the people who missed the window, the Delhi Government decided to extend the time period. There are 58 lakh electricity consumers in Delhi, out of which 47 lakh consumers received subsidy; 35 lakh consumers have opted-in so far.

Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "The last date for registration for the free electricity scheme in Delhi has now been extended till November 15; Delhiites who register till November 15 will continue to get the benefit of free electricity scheme."

It is noteworthy that the Delhi Government provides 200 units of electricity absolutely free to all the residents in Delhi, while from 201 to 400 units, half the rate is charged. There are about 58 lakh domestic consumers in Delhi. Out of this 47 lakh electricity consumers get subsidy. At the same time, out of these 47 lakh consumers, there are about 30 lakh consumers whose electricity bills come to zero, while the electricity bills of 16 to 17 lakh consumers come as per half rates.

Many people in Delhi were demanding that subsidies on electricity should be given only to those who are unable to pay the bills. They said that many people are capable of paying bills and they should be allowed to pay them. In view of this, the Delhi Government had decided that from October 1, only those consumers will get subsidy on electricity, who will apply and opt in for it. Applications for the subsidy on electricity were being taken from 15 September 2022. The Delhi Government had sent a form along with the bill to all the consumers to apply. Apart from this, a number 70113111111 has been issued, on which one can also get the form by giving a missed call or sending a message on WhatsApp. The applicants are being informed by SMS and email that they have been registered and their subsidy will continue. The last date to apply for this was 31 October.

About 35 lakh consumers had applied for the subsidy in the given time period by the Delhi Government. Whereas the total number of people getting subsidy on electricity was about 47 lakhs. There are many consumers who have missed the window of applying due to lack of awareness, while some have not been able to apply due to technical reasons. After the end of the application period, there was a demand from these consumers to give some more time, so that they too can apply. CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal took cognisance of the demand and noted that consumers who want to take subsidy should not be deprived of applying due to lack of information. An awareness program is also being run on the instructions of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal. Thus it was decided to extend the application period till November 15. On the instructions of the CM, Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister Shri Manish Sisodia approved this proposal today. After this decision the deprived consumers will be able to fill the form till November 15 and they will also get the benefit of subsidy on electricity from October 1, 2022.

*Those applying after November 15 will have to pay the bill for the month of October*

Those who apply for the subsidy after November 15, will have to pay the bill for the month of October and they will get a subsidy on electricity from the month of November. Similarly, those who apply in December will have to pay electricity bills for the months of October and November and they will get a subsidy from December. All in all, after November 15, the month in which the electricity consumers will apply for subsidy, they will get the subsidy from that month itself and they will have to pay the bill for the previous month before filling the form.

*How to apply*

Method One –

The Delhi Government will send a form to you along with the electricity bill.
Fill the form and submit it where you pay the electricity bill.

Method Two –

The Delhi Government has issued the number 70113111111 for applying.

- You can apply by giving a missed call or by sending Hi on WhatsApp.
- Soon after this an SMS will be sent, containing a link.
- Upon clicking that link a form will open
- You fill that form and submit it and you will be included in the list of subsidy holders.

The Delhi government will also send messages to those consumers whose mobile number is linked with their electricity bill.

- Three days after the application, you will be informed by SMS or e-mail that your subsidy is in progress.

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Tourists will see a glimpse of all the initiatives undertaken by the Delhi Government under education, health, infrastructure, electricity, water, transport, tourism, EoDB in the Delhi Pavilion*
*The future of education, health, transport, & the public sector is materialising in the work being done in Delhi today, a glimpse of this work shall be seen in the Delhi Pavilion: Dy CM Manish Sisodia*
*This time the design of the Delhi Pavilion shall be based on the design of Delhi Govt’s novel e-buses, the rich cultural heritage and history of Delhi shall also be displayed in the Pavilion*
NEW DELHI : 3RD NOVEMBER 2022-The Pavilion of the Delhi Government at the 41st International Trade Fair being held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi this year will showcase Delhi as ‘The City That Cares’. From the Delhi Government’s initiatives for the welfare of the public - including education, health, infrastructure, electricity, water, transport, tourism; to relief measures for the public – such as policies to reduce inflation & improve EoDB; the visitors & tourists coming to the Delhi Pavilion will see a glimpse of it all. On Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia reviewed preparations for the International Trade Fair after meeting with officials.
On this occasion, Shri Manish said, "Delhi has initiated a new chapter for the development of India - through its transformative work in education, health, public transport, industry, environment etc. Several new initiatives have been introduced in Delhi, in such a way that the future of the field of technology, education, health, transport etc. is materialising in Delhi today. This time, a glimpse of all these initiatives shall be seen as part of the Delhi Pavilion in the trade fair – as an insight into our nation’s future."
The e-vehicle policy of the Delhi Government has been an unprecedented success. The Government has also boosted the integration of electric vehicles in the city by including a fleet of e-buses in public transport. Hence, this time, the design of the Delhi Pavilion will be based on the design of e-buses of the Kejriwal government. Along with this, a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage and history of Delhi shall also be displayed in the design of the stalls present inside the pavilion.
In the pavilion, what will also be shown is how the roads, flyovers, bridges and many other infrastructural developments in Delhi have brought recognition to our city globally and people from abroad, as well as from different states of India have lauded this transformation.
The trade fair will also show how Delhi cares for the people who come to city by providing them with world-class educational and healthcare facilities. Delhi's education model has undergone remarkable changes in the last few years – from the infrastructural developments of the schools and educational institutions, the introduction of its flagship Mindset curricula to the connections of the community with schools - all these initiatives are being acclaimed all over the world. These will also be a part of Delhi’s display at the International Trade Fair.
The revolutionary model of Mohalla Clinics in the Public Health sector of Delhi has provided excellent health facilities to lakhs of citizens of Delhi. This Health model shall also be put up as a part of Delhi Pavilion’s exhibition at the trade fair.
The Delhi Government has taken several important steps to increase employment opportunities through its e-film policy and the redevelopment of Delhi's markets. People coming to the trade fair will get a chance to witness these transformative initiatives as well.
Along with these, our city’s culture, heritage and monuments will be exhibited in the fair. Various selfie points shall also be introduced for visitors to have an immersive, memorable experience of the Delhi Pavilion.