Garbage piles up on roads: Has dirty politics let Delhi down?

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ibnlivePublished on 12 Jun 2015.

The 10-day long strike by sanitation workers in east Delhi has finally been called off bringing some respite to residents for whom piling garbage has become a familiar sight. The Delhi High Court ordered municipal corporation to pay their salaries. AAP and BJP blame each other for the mess as 15,000 tonnes of waste remain to be collected from the streets of the national capital.

Guests: Shailaja Chandra (Ex. Bureaucrat) ; GVL N. Rao (BJP) ; Tom Vedakkan (Congress) ; Preeti Menon (APP) and Anchor: Palki

I come in at 0:22 minute, 7:28 minute, & 22:45 minute.

The Big Picture – ICDS & Mid-day meals: Who should decide the food mix?

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rjtvPublished on 6 Jun 2015

Guests: Shailaja Chandra (Former Chief Secretary, Delhi and also former Health Secretary, Govt. of India) ; Ritika Khera (Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Delhi) ; Ishi Khosla (Practising Clinical Nutritionist) ; Bhavdeep Kang (Senior Journalist)

Anchor: Girish Nikam

Air date: June 5, 2015

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Arvind Kejriwal vs Lt Governor: Is Governance A Casualty?

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ndtv_logoPUBLISHED ON: June 2, 2015 | Duration: 49 min, 30 sec

Battlelines have been drawn once again between Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, this time over the appointment of police officers from Bihar to the anti-corruption bureau. Mr Jung has challenged the appointments saying only his office has the right to make them. This comes soon after the war over the appointment of the Chief Secretary, one that saw the courts involved over rights and jurisdictions of Centre and state in Delhi. As they adjudicate, what happens to the citizens of Delhi? A long hot summer looms, is governance the big casualty?

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Guests: Shailaja Chandra (Former bureaucrat); Nalin Kohli (BJP); Ashish Khetan (AAP); Ajoy Kumar (Congress) ; Arati R. Jerath (Senior Journalist) and Maya Mirchandani, Anchor .

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Delhi governance: A case of too many horses?

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deccan logoSunday 31 May 2015 News updated at 11:22 AM IST Like so many of my peers who joined the Union Territories cadre in the late 1960s, I was accustomed to working under different systems of governance, administering laws drawn from Punjab, Karnataka, West Bengal or Tamil Nadu when posted in Delhi, Goa, Manipur or the Andaman & Nicobar Administration to name just a handful of examples. 480683_thump.gif

Some of us had worked through times when not even the judiciary was separated and a single deputy commissioner was responsible for law and order as well as judicial and executive functions for entire Delhi. At the age of 24, newly trained IAS officers functioned as judicial magistrates (first class) and even committed murder and rape cases to the sessions.

When the erstwhile UTs of Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Goa got statehood and the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh–Goa–Mizoram Union Territories) cadre was formed, the transition was smooth. Officers slipped into working under an elected government instead of a single points-person the L-G and the new states got secretaries some of whom had less than eight years of service.

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