We are providing 72 lakh people free ration, doubling pensions. In addition to this, I urge all employers to provide paid leave, including to domestic helps. Not only is this a compassionate gesture, it is essential for our economy to survive.
CM Arvind Kejriwal has also urged mothers to talk to their sons and tell them that they won’t be accepted at the home if they do any wrong to women.
The situation is so grave that the AQI entered the “severe-plus” or “emergency” category late Thursday night, the first time since January this year.
Delhi government at the beginning of June announced that it wants to make the commute easier for women in the capital by making even Delhi Metro free for them.
The CM in his tweet appealed to all the former home guards to protect women in buses with sincerity.
According to the supplementary demands for grants tabled by Sisodia on Monday, Rs 140 crore have been set aside by the Delhi government in order to provide free rides to women in the DTC buses and the cluster buses. Another 150 crores have been set aside for free metro rides.
This move will enable them to have enhanced control over the Anganwaadi centres by real-time monitoring and enabling Aadhaar-based registration of people employed in them, said senior Delhi government officials on Tuesday.
The Delhi cabinet has decided to reimburse Rs 10 to the operator for every pink ticket issue to women travelling any distance across the city.
Manoj Tiwari has demanded that authorities allow ownership rights to women living in unauthorised colonies without any charges for registration of property.
When women friendly policies are announced, the first response is to rejoice. However, over the years, most of these policies have focused on offering subsidies and incentives, and barely any have dealt with the root cause of the problem, writes Sohini Bhattacharya.
Some have argued that this initiative disadvantages under-privileged men who do not get the same benefit. I believe that this issue has to be looked at separately and in no way is harmful to men.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that his government has proposed to make public transport free for women. he move is being implemented as a safety measure. But is gender a fair parameter to decide who deserves such an exemption?