8 students with special needs from Delhi Government Schools will represent the country in the 25th World Scout Jamboree to be held in South Korea
*It is a matter of pride for us that our children with special needs will represent Delhi at the global level- Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*There is no dearth of talent in students of Delhi Government Schools; they have shown the world that they can do anything if given an opportunity- Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*At one time it was unimaginable that children studying in government schools would represent Delhi and the country in any international competition, CM Arvind Kejriwal made it possible by making education his priority- Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*Under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal and the efforts of Team Education, children from all socio-economic backgrounds in Delhi are getting a world-class education and global exposure- Dy CM Manish Sisodia
NEW DELHI:24.01.23-The CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government believes in providing equal opportunities for development to each and every child in Delhi. To ensure the same the Delhi government has been providing various world-class facilities to children with special needs too in its government schools. As a result, now these CWSN students are going across the world to represent the country. A cohort of 11 members including 8 CWSN students from Delhi government schools along with 2 trainers and 1 contingent leader will be participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree Saemangeum, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
The 25th World Scout Jamboree which is being organized from August 1 to August 12, 2023, focuses on enabling participants to develop leadership and life skills through Scouting activities, challenging their perception of global issues and encouraging them to become active citizens. It incorporates Scouting's values, methods and current emphasis concerning global citizenship education and sustainable development education.
Appreciating the efforts of the CWSN students and their trainers, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Participation in this event will help students in building confidence and self-esteem. It will play an important role in inclusive education, aid the career growth of students and provide students an opportunity to interact with students from other countries and learn from their cultures. At one time it was unimaginable that children studying in government schools would represent Delhi and the country in any international competition, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal made it possible by making education his priority”
The Deputy Chief Minister added that the Delhi Government under the leadership of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal has taken various steps to ensure an inclusive education model in Delhi. The basic infrastructure of schools was transformed, teachers were given the best training in the country and abroad and as a result, our academic performance improved. He said, “We have also created an environment for inclusive education in our schools so that children with special needs can have better opportunities for development and growth. It is a matter of pride for us that they will be representing the country in Korea.”
The children from Delhi government schools who are participating in this event either have a locomotor disability or are hearing impaired. All the expenses for this will be borne by the government.
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Delhi LG bypassing elected government — causes huge legal crisis
*Delhi LG's bypassing of elected government has caused huge legal crisis; Dy CM Manish Sisodia pulls up officials for authorising invalid, illegal prosecution sanctions at behest of LG
*Delhi LG has been bypassing elected government to issue invalid Prosecution Sanction which will help criminals go scot free in courts: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*A Prosecution Sanction is required to be approved by the Minister to put those persons accused of crimes against the state under trial in CrPC 196: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*Due legal process was being followed for decades but since last few months, the Chief Secretary is sending prosecution sanction files directly to LG against provisions of criminal laws: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*Because LG is illegally authorising Prosecution Sanctions, those accused of crimes against the state will be freed of the charge on technical grounds in the court: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*LG’s over-enthusiasm to ignore the Constitution and law of the land is helping criminals charged with serious offences to evade punishment: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*Have asked CS to state why the system was changed and to place a list of all such cases where invalid prosecution sanctions have been issued in last six months: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
NEW DELHI:24.01.23-Hon’ble LG and the Chief Secretary, in their over-enthusiasm to bypass elected govt on every matter, have created a situation wherein many people accused of committing serious crimes against the state might go scot free.
Section 196 of IPC says that in the case of crimes committed against the state, no court shall take cognizance of any such case without the approval/sanction of the “state government”. Many serious crimes fall under this category. According to the Law Department of Delhi Government, “state government” in this law means elected government. This means that the Minister-in-charge is the competent authority and the minister’s approval was supposed to be taken in all these cases. After taking the Minister's approval, the file would be sent to Hon’ble LG to decide whether he differed from the decision of the Minister and whether he would like to refer it to the President of India.
This procedure was being followed till a few months back. However, in the last few months, the Chief Secretary started sending all these files directly to Hon’ble LG bypassing the Minister. Hon’ble LG also gave “approvals” in all these cases, though he is not the approving authority. Therefore, in all such criminal cases in the last few months, sanctions given for prosecution are invalid. When the accused will raise this point in the courts, they will be released.
The Deputy CM, who is the Minister-in-charge, has directed the Chief Secretary to place a list of all such cases before him by 5 pm on Wednesday in which approval was not taken from the Minister. The Chief Secretary and the LG have created a peculiar situation for the government of Delhi
*What does CrPC say?*
Under Section 196(1) CrPC, a valid sanction for prosecution from the State Government is a prerequisite for certain offences. It includes offences like hate speech, hurting religious sentiments, hate crimes, sedition, waging war against state, promoting enmity etc.
According to SC orders, it is the elected Government which has to exercise executive powers to issue a valid sanction for prosecution Under Section 196(1) CrPC, and Hon’ble LG will be bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.
Hon’ble LG has no power to unilaterally grant sanction independent of the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers. His act of doing so has rendered such prosecutions invalid due to the lack of a valid sanction as recognised by law.
The actions of the Hon. LG undermines not only the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court but also the sanctity of the judicial process which is being set in motion only to fail in as much as a valid sanction is a necessary prerequisite for legally sustainable prosecution of offences referred to above. Sanctions granted bypassing the elected State Government leave avoidable lacuna which may well be exploited to their benefit by offenders.