The Aam Aadmi Party will begin its signature campaign demanding fresh election in Delhi, on Wednesday, August 13.
The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the BJP-led central government should immediately withdraw the union home ministry’s completely unjustified notification which severely curtails the jurisdiction of the Anti Corruption Branch of Delhi government.
The July 23 notification of the home ministry, reported by the Hindustan Times today (Monday), renders the very existence of the Delhi ACB as futile. It is extremely shocking that the Narendra Modi government which came to power on the promise of eradicating corruption, is doing completely the opposite of that. The amendment to the original notification of 1993, now states :“ This notification shall apply to the officers and employees of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.” Read More
Myth: The agitation opposes aptitude test, which is being used all over the world.
Truth: The movement has opposed CSAT but not the idea of an aptitude test. The older pattern of examination too had some questions that tested linguistic and quantitative skills (included in General Studies then). This was never objected to. The objection now is that CSAT is not the right kind of aptitude test. Specifically, the objection is that: 1) CSAT has more weightage and higher cut-off than is appropriate; 2) Items on quantitative skills have disproportionate weight as compared to analytical and decision making skills; 3) Section on language comprehension skills is systematically biased against non-English students. In other words, the objection is that the current CSAT is neither language-neutral nor discipline neutral. That is why they have demanded scrapping of CSAT. The students have proposed more than one model of how an aptitude test appropriate for Civil Service may be designed. Read More
In remembrance of our dear friend and Martyr Santosh Koli, RTI and Swaraj Activist, AAP would be laying ground for its women's wing on 7th August at 3 PM in Ramlila Maidan - Sundar Nagri. This is our way of paying tribute to Santosh who was taken away from us on this day, last year. While her absence has left a deep void in our hearts, her energy and vision will continue to inspire us. Santosh's work demonstarted the power of women in public life. The Aam Aadmi Party Women's wing aims to bring women like Santosh to the forefront of Indian politics to create a better future for the country. Read More
The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the BJP’s central government must not sit on its ego and admit that its proposal to the students protesting against the UPSC discrimination in the Civil Services preliminary examination does not solve any purpose.
With the time running out and students career at stake, the Aam Aadmi Party appeals to the central government to announce some emergency measures for immediate relief to the students, keeping the current situation in mind.
The central government must ask the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services preliminary examination scheduled to begin from by atleast a fortnight, to begin with.