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Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena distributes appointment letters to 398 new government servants

The event was held at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan which organised by the Services Department,

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Tuesday distributed appointment letters to 398 newly recruited government officials of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).

With this, the total permanent government recruitments in Delhi government departments and civic agencies has reached 22,000 over the last one-and-a-half years.

At a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, organised by the Services Department, LG Saxena also gave away the appointment letters to 149 dependent beneficiaries of deceased government servants who were recruited on compassionate grounds and in a transparent, hassle-free manner, said a GNCTD press release.

LG Saxena said 22,000 more vacancies in various departments of the GNCTD will be filled in the one-and-a-half years.

The 398 newly recruited government servants who got their appointment letters today will be appointed in various departments / local bodies / autonomous bodies like Directorate of Education, Department of Information & Technology, Delhi Transport Corporation, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, Labour Department, Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board, and Delhi Jal Board etc.

Of the appointments made on compassionate grounds by Services Department and New Delhi Municipal Corporation, the aspirants comprise women, divyangs and other reserved categories.

Today’s event marked the fourth function of its kind, following the previous ones held on February 24, April 19, and June 30, 2023. During these occasions, the Lt Governor distributed approximately 3,400 appointment letters. The Chief Secretary, Delhi accompanied by the heads of different departments, local bodies and autonomous bodies of the Government of NCT of Delhi, as well as other esteemed guests, graced this event with their presence.

AK Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary (Services), delivered the welcome address and congratulated the new appointees. He informed the audience that it has been possible for Services Department to organize these functions in quick succession due to concerted efforts of all departments concerned.

He said a modified Scheme for Compassionate Appointment in GNCTD has been formulated under the guidance and direction of the Lt Governor, which is not only fair and transparent, but also facilitates a balanced and objective assessment of the financial condition of deceased government servant. He further informed the audience that apart from the recruitment process, Services Department has taken pro-active measures for reframing / amending Recruitment Rules and the rules governing other service related issues as per the visions and priorities set by Lt. Governor, Delhi.

The Chairperson, Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB), in his report presented today highlighted the achievements of DSSSB in recent times under the supervision and monitoring of the Lt Governor, Delhi.

There has been significant improvement in the efficiency of the Board in the last one and a half years and it has been able put in place an efficient and transparent mechanism for conduct of competitive examinations, which is paperless, contactless, and online with biometric checking at exam centres.

With various steps taken for streamlining the process, the time being taken for declaration of results have been significantly reduced to 6-8 months as compared to 12 months being taken earlier. 10,000 selection have already been made. Selection against 9000 vacancies are at different stages of recruitment and 13000 vacancies are under scrutiny. Around 22,000 more vacancies are going to be filled up within a period of next one and a half year.

Newly appointed government servants also spoke on the occasion and expressed their gratitude and vowed to work with great dedication, honesty and transparency.

The Chief Secretary also addressed the audience. He congratulated the newly recruited government servants on their entry into government service of GNCTD and urged them that they should start working with full passion and enthusiasm from day one. He also urged them to continue their learning process. The Chief Secretary also lauded the efforts of the different departments due to which it has been possible to make new recruitments faster than ever before. He further informed the audience that there has been quantum jump in fresh recruitments during the last one-and-a-half years. All these appointments have been made on permanent basis through an open, fair and transparent recruitment system and the process of contractual and ad-hoc appointments has been put to an end.

Lt Governor Saxena congratulated the new appointees on behalf of the people of Delhi and informed the audience that ever since taking charge, he has been stressing upon permanent appointments against government vacancies instead of ad hoc and contractual recruitment, underlining that such practices lead to favouritism, corruption and exploitation of citizens who rightfully deserve a job. He had headed several meetings to streamline the process of appointments, which led to the recruitment processes by DSSSB, gaining unprecedented momentum.

The Lt Governor especially congratulated the Chief Secretary, under whose supervision permanent job creation in Delhi and recruitment against them had got institutionalized.

He further informed that among the 149 appointment letters given on compassionate grounds, 103 dependents have been appointed by the Services Department and 46 dependents have been appointed by NDMC. Further, during the period between May 2022 and May 2023 only, 15,367 posts were filled through DSSSB mainly in Education Department, NDMC recruited about 4,500 individuals with the help of Central Government, 376 posts were filled through UPSC of which 324 posts were of Principals / Vice-Principals lying vacant in Delhi, apart from positions in FSL Delhi. Another 500 posts in Delhi Fire Service were filled through DSSSB along with positions in DTC and Labour Department.

The Lt Governor appreciated the efforts of Services Department for formulating a fair and transparent scheme of compassionate appointment in GNCTD which make it possible for realistic and objective assessment of the degree of indigence among the applicants for compassionate appointments. The Lt Governor further informed the audience that in a first, the letters of appointment issued to dependents on compassionate grounds, went through an entirely transparent process wherein, the selections once made were put out in public domain, for all to see and raise any genuine objection or grievance. This process apart from helping the hapless dependents secure a job, also ensured that they were not harassed and favouritism or corruption did not come into play.

The Lt Governor added that no job is small or big, it is the responsibility towards the job which matters and one has to show their commitment, dedication and sincerity towards whatever job they are assigned to, with conviction. The Lt Governor further emphasized that a government job is not just a means of livelihood, but an opportunity to serve the country and make an important contribution to the progress of our country.

The function ended with a vote of thanks by the District Magistrate (New Delhi).

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Minor crashes Porsche killing two in Pune, granted bail in 15 hours, asked to write essay

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Tragedy struck in Kalyani Nagar, Pune during the early hours of Sunday when a speeding Porsche collided with a two-wheeler, resulting in the immediate deaths of two motorcyclists. Police officials have confirmed that the luxury car involved in the horrific accident was being driven by a juvenile. 

The juvenile court has granted bail to the 17-year-old after 15 hours with specific conditions. The bail terms included working with Yerawada traffic police for 15 days, writing an essay on the accident, seeking treatment from a doctor for alcohol cessation, and undergoing psychiatric counselling with a report submission.

The victims, a man and a woman, died on the spot after the speeding Porsche Taycan crashed into them from behind. Soon after the accident, the police arrived at the spot and booked the minor for rash and negligent driving, endangering life, and causing harm under IPC Sections 304A, 279, 337, 338, 427, and relevant sections of the Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Act at Pune City’s Yerwada Police Station.

The victims have been identified as Anis Avlia (24), and Ashwini Kosta (24). Both the victims hailed from Madhya Pradesh and were employed in Pune as engineers. Anis Avlia, a graduate in computer science, was employed at a multinational company situated in Kalyani Nagar, while Ashwini had been working alongside him at the same company until recently, before opting for a break.

Meanwhile, concerned authorities said that they have dispatched the minor’s blood samples for analysis to determine potential alcohol influence, with the results pending at the time of press. Reportedly, the accused is the son of renowned builder and Brahma Realty and Infrastructure owner, Vishal Agarwal. The Porsche involved in the accident was an unregistered vehicle.

It is reported that when the Pune police produced the minor in front of the magistrate, they requested the court to treat him as an adult. Nonetheless, the request was rejected and the court granted bail under the Juvenile Justice Act, imposing a few conditions along with the bail.

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Messages threatening Arvind Kejriwal appear on walls of Delhi metro station, inside trains, AAP blames BJP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs has a letter sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday and demanded prompt and severe action in response to graffiti that had appeared on the Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar stations of the Delhi Metro.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recieved threating messages today, May 20, which were witten on a poster. These posters were found at two metro stations of Delhi and inside the metro coaches.

Images of the statements appeared on social media, with at least two of them appearing on signboards carrying the names of the Patel Nagar and Rajiv Chowk metro stations, and several of them sticked on the walls of metro stations. However, it is yet to confirm that who did this.

According to a senior police officer, the incident has been brought to their attention and an inquiry has been started.

Following the appearance of threatening graffiti within the metro stations of Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar in the nation’s capital, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP were preparing an attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh claimed claimed that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was the hub of the purported plot to target Arvind Kejriwal.

The BJP has been in a panic since Arvind Kejriwal’s release from jail. Right now, the BJP is preparing to strike Arvind Kejriwal with deadly intent. The prime minister’s office is the direct source of this plot. At the Metro stations in Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar, an attack threat against Kejriwal ji has been inscribed, according to Sanjay Singh’s statement today.

There have also reportedly been threatening messages scrawled inside metro trains.

AAP leader Atishi said the BJP is afraid of losing the next Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.  She claimed Arvind Kejriwal was targeted by the BJP through Swati Maliwal.

Meanwhile, the MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has a letter sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday and demanded prompt and severe action in response to graffiti that had appeared on the Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar stations of the Delhi Metro.

Social media users have also posted pictures of the graffiti. Security guards are stationed 24/7 and these stations are covered by CCTV. Why don’t the cops take any action? The Cyber Cell is where? This indicates that the BJP is behind this, she claimed.

In light of the Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal was granted interim relief by the Supreme Court earlier this month. On March 21, Kejriwal was taken into custody in relation to his purported involvement in the Delhi excise policy case.

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh accuses BJP of planning an attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The AAP leader accused PM Modi and the BJP of being immersed in hatred so much that they are conspiring to kill the Delhi Chief Minister. He added that the Prime Minister Office, BJP and PM Modi will be responsible if anything happens to Kejriwal.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Monday accused BJP of planning an attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Singh was addressing a press conference in New Delhi where he said the BJP has been in a state of panic ever since Arvind Kejriwal came out of jail.

He said BJP is now plotting to launch a deadly attack on Arvind Kejriwal. This conspiracy is being conducted directly from the Prime Minister’s Office. A threat of attack on Kejriwal ji has been written at Rajiv Chowk and Patel Nagar Metro stations.

The AAP leader accused PM Modi and the BJP of being immersed in hatred so much that they are conspiring to kill the Delhi Chief Minister. He added that the Prime Minister Office, BJP and PM Modi will be responsible if anything happens to Kejriwal. He pointed out that Kejriwal had not been given insulin for 23 days when he was in judicial custody in Tihar jail.

Singh said a 3 time elected chief minister is being openly threatened with attacks and murder, and nobody is saying anything. He said AAP leaders are writing letters to the Election Commission and if Kejiriwal gets a scratch, the PMO, BJP and PM Modi will be held responsible.

The Supreme Court has given interim bail to the Aam Aadmi Party supremo till June 1 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi. But according to the terms of his bail, the Delhi chief minister cannot make any comments about his role in the Delhi liquor scam case.

 Kejriwal has spent over 50 days in Tihar Jail the Enforcement Directorate arrested him in an excise policy case on March 21, days after the election schedule for the general elections was announced. The bail is applicable until June 1 and Kejriwal has to surrender to authorities on June 2.

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