Delhi government’s move to have classrooms under constant surveillance threatens more harm than good.
Arvind Kejriwal turned up at the hospital, speaking to different patients and visited the pharmacy, emergency ward, general ward, paediatrics ward and ultrasound department of the hospital.
“Each parent will be given access to see his child studying in class on real-time basis on his/her phone. This will make the whole system transparent and accountable and would ensure safety of kids,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
The move is precipitated by the murder of a seven-year-old at a private school in Gurgaon, followed by the rape of a toddler at a school in Gandhinagar
The court had on March 21, 2017 granted bail to Kejriwal. Azad, too, is out on bail in the matter. The complaint had claimed that defamatory statements were made by Kejriwal and Azad “to remain in the public eye and gain political mileage”.
The government last year had extended the timing of the functioning of out-patient department (OPD) at city government-run hospitals to avoid crowding of the facilities. The OPD timing is from 8 am to 2 pm.
The agreement — wherein the core areas are environment, air pollution, culture, tourism and heritage, education and youth exchange — was signed by Kejriwal and Fukuoka Governor Hiroshi Ogawa
The agreement is for three years and officials added that the first such agreement between the two cities was signed in March 2005, followed by the second in March 2012.
He noted that it becomes important to revise and rethink the commonly accepted notions of privacy, especially when information gains such importance as well as fluidity through fast expanding platforms as well as tools such as the RTI.
“The BJP-RSS used to create tension among religious communities. Now, they are doing the same between communities and different castes,” Arvind Kejriwal alleged, adding that the BJP believes in the “divide and rule” policy to grab power.
“The dream to see India divided and weakened, which Pakistan has been seeing for the past seventy years, is being realised by the BJP in just three years of its rule,” said Kejriwal.
Arvind Kejriwal also criticised the BJP-led Maharashtra government for allowing private schools to flourish allegedly at the cost of government schools,
Police had initially denied permission for the rally citing law and order issues, but the rally will be held as planned after AAP leaders took up this issue with CM Devendra Fadnavis
The assessment order of the I-T department had alleged that the names and addresses of party donors behind Rs 13.16 crore of audited income and expenditure accounts had not been disclosed.
Those selected can be accompanied by an attendant above 18 years, whose cost will also be borne by the government. Applicants should not have an income of above Rs 3 lakh per year, the government said.