LIVE Delhi Budget 2017: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reaches Delhi Assembly with finance bill

March 8, 2017, 12:21 PM [addtoany]

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government is to present its third budget since coming to power in 2015 on March 8, 2017.

He said his government delivered on the promises he made two years ago while campaigning for the Delhi Assembly polls. (PTI)

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government is to present its third budget since coming to power in 2015 on March 8, 2017. Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, in his half and hour long speech on March 6 had highlighted the work done by the AAP government in these years; health and education being the key highlights of his speech. Baijal added that the AAP government’s 50% subsidy on the monthly power consumption of up to 400 units would also continue in the future. This year’s budget is also expected to be focusing on health and education. So much so that about 25% of the entire budget is expected to be centred around the education sector. According to reports, the government is expected to be allocating Rs 350 crore as Swaraj Fund in the budget. Although the same amount to constitute Mohalla Sabhas still awaits the Lt Gov’s approval. Stay tuned to Financial Express for more updates on the Delhi Budget 2017.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government presents its third budget since coming to power in 2015 on March 8, 2017.

delhi budget 2017, delhi budget 2017 LIVE, LIVE delhi budget 2017, LIVE delhi budget 2017, delhi budget highlightsDelhi has around 266 night shelters out of which there is a provision of stay for 21724 homeless: Manish Sisodia. (PTI)

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government presents its third budget since coming to power in 2015 on March 8, 2017. Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, in his half and hour long speech on March 6 had highlighted the work done by the AAP government in these years; health and education being the key highlights of his speech. Baijal added that the AAP government’s 50% subsidy on the monthly power consumption of up to 400 units would also continue in the future. This year’s budget is also expected to be focusing on health and education. So much so that about 25% of the entire budget is expected to be centred around the education sector. According to reports, the government is expected to be allocating Rs 350 crore as Swaraj Fund in the budget. Although the same amount to constitute Mohalla Sabhas still awaits the Lt Gov’s approval. Stay tuned to Financial Express for more updates on the Delhi Budget 2017.

02:12 PM: Delhi Gov increases allocation to DCW by 300%. Women safety and progress paramount : AAP

02: 12 PM: AAP govt has decided to built modern 70 acre Mandi in the area of Tikri Khampur for which Rs. 800 cr has been allotted. : AAP

02:11 PM: It feels great to announce that 600 acre of the land has recovered its greenery into a great extent.

02:10 PM: Delhi govt will continue to grant subsidy of Rs.1.06 cr in order to encourage E-Rickshaw vehicles : AAP

02: 06 PM: Ambient air monitoring centres have been increased from 6 to 26 to be set up across Delhi to monitor air pollution: AAP

02: 05 PM: Solar Power Outcomes put by Manish Sisodia – solar photovoltaic system Plants to give 1000 MW in next 5 years!

02: 04 PM: Delhi will be open defecation free soon. 19,000 Toilets by AAP Govt. in Delhi soon.

02: 03 PM: Delhi govt proposes the allocation of about Rs.2107.9 cr to water supply and cleanliness

02: 03 PM: Historic year for water infrastructure. 309 Unauthorized colonies got water supply for the first time in Delhi.0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

02: 03 PM: Delhi Jal Board has earned Rs. 178 Cr more than last year, despite giving water subsidy.

02: 02 PM: In 2017-18, for Scheduled Caste Sub Plan component (under 789 Budget Head) 900 Cr have been allocated- 27% increase.

02:01 PM: Del Gov allocates Rs.1595 Cr for financial assistance to senior citizens, differently-abled, widows & destitute women.

02:00 PM: Govt. will set up a commission for senior citizens in 2017-18 to oversee welfare, security issues of senior citizens

01: 59 PM: Construction of elevated road under Barapulla Nala Phase 3 will be completed this year. Estimated Cost- Rs 150 crores

01:58 PM: Delhi Govt. proposes total outlay of Rs. 5506 crores for public transport including road infrastructure in 2017-2018.

01: 57 PM: Proposal for W point Sikandara road, Mathura road,Tilak marg,BSZ marg,skywalk near Hans Bhawan. Estimated cost 54.84 Cr : AAP

01:56 PM: Govt. will set up a commission for senior citizens in 2017-18 to oversee welfare, security issues of senior citizens : AAP

01: 55 PM: Construction of elevated road under Barapulla Nala Phase 3 will be completed this year. Estimated Cost- Rs 150 crores : AAP

01: 54 PM: Delhi Govt. proposes total outlay of Rs. 5506 crores for public transport including road infrastructure in 2017-2018 : AAP

01: 53 PM: Construction of elevated road under Barapulla Nala Phase 3 will be completed this year. Cost- 150 crores: AAP

01: 52 PM:Health Outcomes: 5 De-Addictions Centres will be setup for the teenagers in Delhi with 5 beds in each centre : Manish Sisodia

01: 52 PM: Consultants have been appointed and feasibility work is in progress for East West Corridor and North South Corridor. : Manish Sisodia

01: 52 PM: 3rd Tax Free Budget in Delhi by AAP govt. : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Delhi Govt. proposes Rs 1156 crores for DMRC in 2017-2018.: Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:AAP Delhi Official‏Verified account @aapdelhincr 9m9 minutes ago : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Delhi Govt proposes total outlay of Rs. 5506 Crores for public transport including road infrastructure in 2017-18 : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Construction of elevated road under Barapullah Nala Phase 3 will be completed this year. Delhi Gov proposes 150 Cr for project in 2017-18 : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Proposal to build W point at Sikandara road, Mathura road, Tilak Marg, BSZ Marg and Skywalk near Hans Bhawan to ensure safety of pedestrians : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Consultants appointed & feasibility study in progress for East-West corridor and North South Corridor : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:For the Health Sector in 2017-18, Delhi Govt proposes a total expenditure of Rs. 5736 Cr : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:Health Outcomes: 5 De-addiction Centres will be set up for teenagers in Delhi with 5 beds in each centre : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM:For the first time in Delhi : Health insurance & health cards to become a reality for Delhi citizens : Manish Sisodia

01:51 PM: During 2017-18, Delhi Govt. proposes an outlay of Rs. 100 crores for the developments of bus terminals and depots : Manish Sisodia

01: 50 PM: No. Of beds in Delhi Govt hospitals will be increased from 10,000 to 25,000 targets in upcoming financial year: Manish Sisodia

01: 49 PM: Delhi Govt will surely achieve the aim of completion of 1000 Mohalla Clinics in upcoming financial year: Manish Sisodia

01: 47 PM: For the health sector in 2017-2018, Delhi Govt. Proposes a total expenditure of Rs. 5736 crores.: Manish Sisodia

01: 46 PM: Health Outcomes: 5 De-Addictions Centres will be setup for the teenagers in Delhi with 5 beds in each centre.

01: 45 PM: For the first time in Delhi: Health Insurance & Health Cards to become a reality for Delhi Citizens.

01: 43 PM: No. of beds in Delhi Govt. hospitals will be increased from 10,000 to 25,000 in the upcoming financial year.

01: 42 PM: Delhi govt will surely achieve the aim of completion of 1000 Mohalla clinic in upcoming financial year.

01: 40 PM: AAP Govt. believes that no citizen should fear the hospital bill when in need of quality healthcare: Manish Sisodia

01:39 PM: Out of the Total Budget in Delhi, 24% is allocated to Education Sector. Highest for any state in the country: Manish Sisodia

01: 37 PM:Delhi govt. has proposed to build multi-storied building for 2350 sportspersons equipped with modern facilities #AAPKaOutcomeBudget

01: 36 PM:Graduation and Post-graduation course in Sports Medicine will be started in academic year 2017-18.

01: 35 PM:Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research has been launched under DIPSRU: Manish Sisodia #AAPKaOutcomeBudget

01: 34 PM:A new Delhi Technical University campus will be started in East Delhi from next year, with capacity of 2000 students.

01: 33 PM: Shaheed Sukhdev College having 2000 seats, will be constructed in Rohini by 2017: Manish Sisodia

01: 32 PM:High class training institute will be opened in Ambedkar University, Lodhi Road: Manish Sisodia

01: 31 PM:4 new complexes will be opened within Ambedkar university that will increase the seats from current 2100 to 10000.
01: 31 PM:Regular skill courses such as Stitching, cooking, plumbing, beauty care is being provided by Delhi Gov night shelters

01: 30 PM:All Govt schools will have their own Extra Curricular Activity Department to promote extra curricular activites.

01: 30 PM: Delhi govt will encourage art and music in all the govt schools and each school will have 1 dance teacher.

01: 26 PM: The govt schools operating in two shifts will have two running computer labs for which Rs. 182 Cr have been allotted : Manish Sisodia

01: 26 PM: Delhi govt ordered the audit of private schools. This resulted excess fee refund by more than 650 schools: Manish Sisodia

01: 26 PM: IT Revolution in Delhi Govt. Schools: Plans to increase the number of computers by 6-7 in labs: Manish Sisodia

01: 26 PM: AAP govt plans to bring class 9th-12th girls to the reach of mid-day meal Scheme for which Rs 55 Cr have been allotted: Manish Sisodia

01: 24 PM: In year 2017-18, AAP Govt plans to open 5 Schools Of Excellence in Rohini, Madanpur, Khichdipur, Dwarka, Kalkaji : Manish Sisodia

01: 24 PM: Setting up of 400 libraries for the students of class 6th to 10th is under process for which 100 Cr have been allocated : Manish Sisodia

01: 24 PM: DY CM @msisodia urges MCD to improve functioning while presenting #AAPKaOutcomeBudget
01: 24 PM: From nursery to 5th class, Govt Schools will have their own libraries for which 17 Crores have been allocated : Manish Sisodia

01: 24 PM: Delhi Gov to grant Rs 4 Cr to Ambedkar university in order to build 10 World Class Early Childhood Centers on pilot basis : Manish Sisodia

01: 23 PM: AAP Govt. has decided to start Early Childhood Centres in order to build pre-school learning in Delhi : Manish Sisodia

01: 22 PM: First time ever in Delhi, AAP Govt. will be starting nursery classes in 156 govt schools: Manish Sisodia

01: 21 PM: AAP Govt has taken the decision to launch two new DIET centres: Manish Sisodia

01:20 PM: “Rs 5736 crore for health sector in 2017-18,” : Manish Sisodia

01: 19 PM: 182 Cr allotted for two computer labs for schools operating in two shifts : Manish Sisodia

01: 22 PM: Delhi Govt has decided to restructure the SCERT and DIET in order to enhance the quality education : Manish Sisodia

01: 21 PM: Teachers in Delhi Govt schools will be equipped with computer tablets in order to maintain student records : Manish Sisodia

01:20 PM: This year our focus shifts to providing training to teachers to uplift quality of education in classrooms : Manish Sisodia

01:19 PM: Seats of Ambedkar University will be increased from current 2,100 to 10,000 : Manish Sisodia

01: 18 PM: Delhi Govt will start off the construction of 10,000 new classrooms in upcoming financial year : Manish Sisodia

01: 17 PM: This year AAP Govt has built 24 new schools & 8,000 new classrooms: Manish Sisodia

01:16 PM: 8000 classrooms constructed in Govt Schools, 10,000 more to be built in upcoming financial year

01:15 PM: Delhi Govt has decided to restructure the SCERT and DIET in order to enhance the quality education

01:14 PM: Delhi Govt will encourage art and music in Govt schools

01:13 PM: This year AAP Govt’s focus shifts to providing training to teachers to uplift quality of education in classrooms

01:11 PM: Deputy Chief minister – “ I urge MCD to improve the functioning in order to avoid any economic calamity”

01: 12 PM: AAP Govt proposes Rs. 1718 cr to Local authorities for Urban development, Health, Education and transport sector: Manish Sisodia

01:10 PM: Government work is not only spending the budget money but to ensure productive outcomes/results of the expenditure:  Manish Sisodia

01:08 PM: Deputy Chief minister – “ I urge MCD to improve the functioning in order to avoid any economic calamity :  Manish Sisodia

01:07 PM: AAP Govt proposes Rs. 1718 cr to Local authorities for Urban development, Health, Education and transport sector:  Manish Sisodia

01: 06 PM: AAP govt has decided not to reclaim the funds owed by North, East MCD in 2016, 2017 due to their bad financial state:  Manish Sisodia

01:05 PM: In 2017-18, AAP govt proposes support of Rs 7571 Cr to local authorities, that makes up to 15.8% of the budget:  Manish Sisodia

01:03 PM: Delhi Govt is strengthening and reinforcing the Evaluation and Monitoring Unit of Planning Department: Manish Sisodia

01:00 PM: Public will get to know how, where, when their hard-earned tax money is being utilized/spent by the Govt.

12:59 PM: Delhi’s Per Capita Income grew from Rs.2,73,618 in 2015-16 to Rs. 3,03,073 in 2016-17: Manish Sisodia

12:58 PM: Despite Demonetisation, Delhi’s GSDP has increased from Rs. 551963 Cr last year to Rs. 622385 Cr this year: Manish Sisodia

12:51 PM: Tertiary, Secondary, Primary Sector contributed 82.26%, 14.84% and 2.9% respectively to Delhi’s GSV: Manish Sisodia

12:50 PM: Delhi’s contribution to India’s GDP has increased from 3.94% in 2011-12 to 4.08% in 2016-17: Manish Sisodia

12:49 PM: Delhi’s GSDP stood strong at 8.26% as compared to country’s GDP which stood at 7.1%: Manish Sisodia

12:48 PM:  Despite Demonetisation, Delhi’s GSDP has increased from Rs. 551963 Cr last year to Rs. 622385 Cr this year : Manish Sisodia

12:47 PM: Demonetisation has caused a terrible economic downturn in previous 4 months: Manish Sisodia

12: 46 PM: Delhi govt has initiated the integration of Aadhar, Pan card, identity proof into a single unit: Manish Sisodia

12:44 PM: Development work for Barahpula phase-3 and Metro Phase-3 is going on in full swing: Manish Sisodia

12:43 PM: Delhi govt has started providing drinking tap water on pilot basis in 11 zones of Delhi Jal Board: Manish Sisodia

12:43 PM: Providing electricity at half prices, 20,000 ltr free water has made public economically strong:   Manish Sisodia

12:42 PM: Delhi Govt has encouraged the public-private partnership in health sector: Manish Sisodia

12:41 PM: 26 lakh people of Delhi are utilising the benefits of 110 Mohalla Clinics: Manish Sisodia

12:40 PM: Establishment of Mohalla Clinics across Delhi has been the one of the greatest achievement for the people of Delhi:  Manish Sisodia

12:39 PM: Delhi Govt has started providing education loan of upto 10 lakh (Collateral-free) to financially weak students:  Manish Sisodia

12:38 PM: Delhi’s world class skill centre has been providing remarkable skill training to more than 1000 students: Manish Sisodia

12: 37 PM: 9 vocational colleges has been shown green signal which resulted in addition of 2700 seats for higher education:  Manish Sisodia

12: 36 PM: Renowned Institutions like IITs, IIMs are helping us in improving the level of education: Manish Sisodia

12:35 PM: Principles of schools were sent to Cambridge university to get training in the field of education.
12:34 PM: Quality Education, Health facilities to rich and poor section of the society has been the major focus of Delhi Govt.

12:34 PM: AAP Govt has taken a historic step by increasing the salary of Guest lecture from Rs.17000-Rs.21000 to Rs.32000-Rs.34000

12:33 PM: Delhi govt ordered the audit of private schools. This resulted excess fee refund by more than 650 schools.

12:31 PM: Keeping transparency in admission of 25% reserved category for EWS category has been the great achievement for AAP Govt: Manish Sisodia

12:30 PM: Delhi government has linked Mohalla clinics with Night Shelters in order to provide medical facilities to the homeless: Manish Sisodia

12:30 PM: Delhi has around 266 night shelters out of which there is a provision of stay for 21724 homeless: Manish Sisodia

12:29 PM: Delhi Government has started the development of 10 new world class night shelters for homeless people:

12:26 PM: Regular skill courses such as Stitching, cooking, plumbing, beauty care is being provided by Delhi Gov night shelters : Manish Sisodia

12:26 PM: Delhi Government has started the development of 10 new world class night shelters for homeless people

12:25 PM: Delhi Government has increased the pension for handicapped people and widow women from Rs.1,500 to Rs.2,500.

12:24 PM: Delhi Government has increased the old age pension by Rs. 1,000 per month: Manish Sisodia

12:21 PM: For skilled labour, AAP Govt has increased the minimum wages from Rs 11,830 to 16,182 per month.

12:20 PM: For Semi-skilled labour, AAP Govt has increased the minimum wages from Rs 10,764 to 14,698 per month.

12:19 PM: For Unskilled labour, AAP Govt has increased the minimum wages from 9,724 to 13,350 per month.

12:18 PM: AAP govt has raised the minimum wages of unskillked, semi-skilled, skilled labour by almost 37%

12:17 PM: For the 1st time, only categorization in budget is Capital & Revenue. Plan & Non-Plan Expenditure removed: DY CM Manish Sisodia

12:14 PM: Outcome budget refers to the numbers of people that will be benefitted after the construction of a building or the implementation of a scheme: DY CM Manish Sisodia

12:13 PM: We will be presenting Outcome budget from this year. This the first state in the country to do so: DY CM Manish Sisodia

12:11 PM: “I am honoured to be presenting the budget for the 3rd time”: DY CM Manish Sisodia

12:06 PM: According to the Economic Survey presented a day before, Delhi’s tax revenue went up from 5.40% in 2014-15 to 5.48% of GSDP in 2015-16, when the city was under the President’s rule.

12:03 PM: With an estimated growth in GDP at 12.76% in 2016-17 over 2015-16, Delhi is among the fastest growing states in the country.

11:56 AM: About 25% of the entire budget is speculated to be spent on education.

11:55 AM: Budget expected to be centred around health and education

11:46 AM: Deputy CM/Finance Minister Manish Sisodia reaches Delhi Assembly with budget 2017. – Financial Express

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