Delhi Govt announces Rs one crore compensation for the teacher’s family - 27/9/2016
DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY
GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI
Delhi Government announces Rs one crore compensation for the teacher’s family
The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Tuesday chaired by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal took the following decisions :
1) Rs one crore compensation for the family of school teacher, late Mukesh Kumar
The cabinet approved Rs one crore compensation for the family of late Mukesh Kumar, a Hindi teacher at the SP Road Government School, Nangloi, who was fatally stabbed by two Class 12 students in front of their classmates on Monday.
The decision was announced by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. It has been reported that the accused students had been rusticated for low attendance but managed to enter the school and stabbed teacher Mukesh Kumar when he came out of a classroom. He was rushed to the hospital but died later in the night.
“This is a very tragic episode and the government views it very seriously,” Mr Sisodia said. “The Delhi Cabinet decided to pay Rs one crore to Mukesh Kumar’s family and will support the family in all ways possible”. The government has also ordered a thorough enquiry into the murder to establish any lapse of the school authorities or at the hospital.”
Mr Sisodia appealed to parents to talk to their children and make them understand that teachers are well-intentioned. He said it was important for the government as well as parents to restore the morale of the teachers who are shaken after this incident. He said the safety concerns of teachers need to be addressed by all.
2) Cabinet Resolution on three-member committee formed by Hon’ble LG :
The cabinet discussed the situation arising out of the appointment of a three-member committee by the hon’ble Lieutenant Governor for examining various files of the Delhi Government. The committee is also summoning officers of around 400 files without the knowledge of any of the ministers of Delhi government.
Such a situation has brought a great deal of important ongoing work to a halt and has created a feeling of uncertainty among the officers.
The cabinet noted that neither the Constitution of India nor the GNCTD or the Transaction of Business Rules made thereunder confer any sanctity or locus on appointment of such a committee or its examination of current files of GNCTD.
The Cabinet noted that the role, functions and powers of the hon’ble LG vis-a-vis the elected government of Delhi is now under consideration of the hon’ble Supreme Court and final hearing has been fixed from 15th November 2016.
The cabinet recognizes that members of the committee are eminent persons and it would only be fair to them that concerns of the Cabinet are respectfully brought to their attention.
In view of the above, the Cabinet resolved that the Deputy Chief Minister will write to the members of the committee to convey the concerns of the cabinet and to request the committee to keep its functioning in abeyance till the hon’ble Supreme Court rules in this matter.
3) One-day sitting of the Vidhan Sabha on Friday, 30th September :
The Cabinet decided to call a one-day sitting of the ongoing session of the Vidhan Sabha on Friday, 30th September to discuss current issues concerning Delhi, including vector borne diseases (Chikungunya and Dengue) and arrest of MLAs and false cases on ministers and the Chief Minister.