Anil Baijal: News

Retired IAS officer Anil Baijal is the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He completed his education at the University of Allahabad and the University of East Anglia. Baijal is a 1969 IAS batch officer from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre and was instrumental in the introduction of DD Bharti. During his tenure, Baijal has served in various positions including the Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, as the Chairman of Delhi Development Authority; Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; additional Home Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Managing Director (MD) of Indian Airlines; CEO of Prasar Bharati; Development Commissioner of Goa; the Commissioner (Sales Tax and Excise) of Delhi, and the Secretary of the Urban Development Ministry. He has also been associated with Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, which was introduced by Manmohan Singh Government. He was inducted as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in 2016.

18 May 2022

Lieutenant Governor

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal resigns citing 'personal reasons'

The Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal resigned from his post on Wednesday citing "personal reasons".

17 Apr 2022


COVID-19: Delhi plans to bring back Rs. 500 no-mask fine

Following an increase in COVID-19 cases, Delhi's Health Department is reportedly planning to reintroduce penalties for violations of COVID-19-appropriate behavior.

28 Aug 2021


Be ready to deal with COVID-19 resurgence: Baijal to officials

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday asked health officials to ensure adequate healthcare infrastructure and oxygen are available in the national capital to deal with a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the officials said.

21 Jan 2022


Delhi's weekend curfew to stay as L-G rejects government's plan

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday rejected several recommendations sent by the city government in view of the declining COVID-19 cases.

20 Aug 2021


Sisodia slams Centre for stance on investigation of oxygen-related deaths

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has again rejected the Delhi government's proposal to form a panel to "investigate deaths due to oxygen shortage" in Delhi.

28 Apr 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Centre notifies amended GNCT Act; L-G now 'government' in Delhi

The Centre on Tuesday notified the amended Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, redefining "Delhi Government" as the Lieutenant-Governor.

16 Apr 2021


Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal

In the wake of an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed officers to set up helplines that inform the availability of beds in hospitals besides establishing help desks to assist patients and attendants, an official said.

31 Mar 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

The amended Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi Act may cause delays in policy decisions as the new law mandates the approval of the Lieutenant Governor (L-G).

Over 7K coronavirus mutants are in circulation in India: Report

Recent media reports have cited a Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) study to claim that 7,569 coronavirus mutants are in circulation in the country.

29 Sep 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

In Delhi, mask-wearing rules flouted; over Rs. 1cr fine collected

Despite repeated statements from the government stressing on the importance of wearing masks, residents of Delhi seemingly don't care enough, data complied from last week shows.

14 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut

Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

25 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

20 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

14 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

10 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Not the time for politics: Kejriwal will follow L-G's directive

Days after Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal overturned the directive of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi pertaining to reservation of beds in select hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that the decision will be respected.

10 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

Coronavirus cases in Delhi will reach 5.5 lakh by July end and 80,000 beds will be required, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday while taking into account the doubling rate.

08 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi L-G overrules order to reserve hospitals for Delhi residents

After the Delhi government issued an order reserving hospitals in the city for "bonafide residents," Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday overruled the order.

30 Mar 2020


Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

With thousands of migrant workers attempting to flee Delhi after a nationwide lockdown was announced last week, L-G Anil Baijal shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had all the powers to prevent this situation.

11 Nov 2019

Delhi Police

Tis Hazari violence: Talks with police 'fail', lawyers resume strike

The stand-off between lawyers in Delhi and cops is showing no signs of an end, with the former group confirming that they will resume strike on Monday.

19 Sep 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

30 Aug 2019


Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

17 Jul 2019

Air Pollution

IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is developing a slew of solutions at its Center of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) for tracking and reducing the air pollution levels in the city.

23 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Arvind Kejriwal to start indefinite hunger strike for Delhi's statehood

On Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a bid to secure complete statehood for Delhi, announced that he would sit on an indefinite hunger strike from March 1.

20 Dec 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Now file e-FIRs of lost items from Terminal 3

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in the world.

28 Nov 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal orders suspension of Delhi's food and supplies commissioner

CM Arvind Kejriwal today ordered the suspension of Delhi's Food and supplies commissioner over alleged irregularities in ration system, Food Minister Imran Hussain said.

04 Nov 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi-government to allow shops in subways to prevent 'anti-social activities'

The AAP-led government in Delhi has chalked out a plan to provide space for the opening of shops in the subways in the city following a number of complaints of "anti-social activities" being carried out after evening hours.

30 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi: Air-quality remains 'very poor'; 113 industries asked to shut

In a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held in New Delhi, officials told Baijal that 1,368 show cause notices and 417 closure directions have been issued against polluting units by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

08 Oct 2018

Health & Wellness

Delhi: Dengue cases mount to 650, doctors advise precautions

Dengue cases have spiraled in New Delhi over the past two weeks, with at least 650 people being diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season, according to a municipal report released today.

09 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhiites will now get doorstep delivery of 40 govt services

People in Delhi will get doorstep delivery of 40 government services, including obtaining a marriage certificate, driving license, and new water connection, from Monday.

03 Sep 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi govt looking at microdot technology to curb vehicle thefts

The Delhi government's Home Department is looking at a microdot technology to curb incidents of motor vehicle thefts in Delhi, an official said.

20 Aug 2018


131 malaria cases reported in Delhi this season

At least 43 cases of malaria have been reported in the first 18 days of August in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the city this season to 131, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report released today.

To solve Delhi's garbage menace, SC gives task to L-G

A Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta gave L-G Anil Baijal the task of clearing Delhi off garbage and take proper action on landfill sites- at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla.

15 Aug 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Won't accept in this lifetime: Kejriwal on Ashutosh's resignation

Hours after Aam Aadmi Party's Ashutosh put down his papers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he can't accept his resignation, in this lifetime.

10 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Recruitment of 4,000 personnel for Delhi Police under consideration: Rajnath

Delhi Police requires more personnel and a proposal for recruitment on more than 4,000 posts is under serious consideration, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy protests against Governor Bedi's warnings to officials

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today took exception to Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi issuing warnings to government officials during her field visits and holding meetings with them to review the implementation of various schemes like Swachh Bharath Abhiyan in the Union Territory.

23 Jul 2018

Health & Wellness

Delhi: 75 malaria, 43 dengue cases reported this season

At least 29 cases of malaria have been reported in the first three weeks of July in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in Delhi this season to 75, according to a South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report.

16 Jul 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Pay just Rs. 50 to get key government-documents home-delivered

Just pay Rs. 50, and get as many as 100 services, such as birth-certificate, caste-certificate, driving-license, ration-card and more delivered to your doorstep.

Supreme Court: High time L-G gets Delhi's garbage cleared

Coming down heavily on Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal, an angry Supreme Court questioned him as to when he's planning to clear off the 'mountains of garbage in Delhi.'

11 Jul 2018

Delhi Government

Delhiites, apply for and get driving license, RC at home

Soon, Delhiites will be able to apply for and get driving licenses (DL) and registration certificates (RC) of vehicles right at their homes.

Good news for Delhi: Capital to soon get 31L trees!

In a bid to control the malice of air pollution in the national capital, various agencies of the Union and Delhi governments will plant 31L saplings of various native species from July 15.

09 Jul 2018


Delhi: 54 malaria and 33 dengue cases reported this season

At least eight fresh cases of malaria have been reported in the first-week of July in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital this season to 54, according to a municipal report released today.

07 Jul 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: With L-G's approval, plan to chop 3,000 trees canceled

Bringing huge relief to Delhiites, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has now officially cancelled the previous decision to cut down almost 3,000 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.

Kejriwal says L-G, Centre not obeying SC's order

Despite the Supreme Court ruling that the Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) cannot interfere with policy decisions taken by the state government, a recent statement by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal seems to indicate that the Centre isn't obeying the apex court's order.

05 Jul 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Hours after SC-order, Delhi officers send back government's "incorrect" file

Hours after the SC verdict curtailing the lieutenant governor's (L-G) powers in Delhi, the AAP government moved its first file, ordering withdrawal of authority on transfer and posting of bureaucrats from the L-G, chief secretary and heads of departments.

04 Jul 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi one step closer to doorstep delivery of documents scheme

Delhiites are one step closer to the ambitious doorstep delivery scheme: yesterday, the Delhi Cabinet, chaired by CM Arvind Kejriwal, approved a proposal to hand over execution of the project to the successful bidder, VFS Global Services.

Delhi wars: L-G can't interfere in state-government's policy-decisions, rules SC

In a significant verdict, the SC has ruled the lieutenant governor (L-G) in Delhi cannot interfere with policy-decisions taken by the state government.

02 Jul 2018


Delhi: 46 malaria, 30 dengue cases reported this season

At least six fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 46, according to a municipal report released today.

25 Jun 2018


Delhi: Malaria spreading faster than dengue, 40-cases reported so far

At least 11 fresh cases of malaria have been reported during the past week in Delhi, pushing the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season to 40, according to a municipal report.

25 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC stays felling of 16,000 trees till July 2

The Delhi HC has stayed till July 2 the planned felling of more than 16,000 trees for redevelopment of residential facilities for central government employees.

21 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Abolish all-boys' school, drug-addicts to make Delhi safe for women

Aiming to change Delhi's image of being unsafe for women, a six-member panel formed by L-G Anil Baijal has enlisted few measures to curb the menace.

Another face-off looming in Delhi? Kejriwal plans Bengaluru-trip, bureaucrats worried

Two days after a months-long stand-off between the Delhi government and bureaucracy seemingly ended, things are looking uncertain once again.

19 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal ends sit-in-protest at L-G office; IAS-officers returning to work

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has finally ended his nine-day sit-in protest at Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal's office as the IAS officers on strike are now returning to work, according to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

19 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi ministers Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain discharged from hospital

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and his colleague Satyendar Jain, who were on a hunger strike at the Lieutenant-Governor's office and hospitalized after their health deteriorated, were discharged from the LNJP Hospital today.

19 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal sit-in protest done in illegal manner, alleges NDMC House

The House of the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) yesterday passed a resolution to "condemn the sit-in" by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the Lieutenant-Governor's office.

18 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: Sisodia hospitalized; health deteriorates as hunger strike enters 6-day

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has been on hunger strike since June 13 at the Lieutenant Governor's office, was on Monday taken to hospital after his health deteriorated, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

18 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition is stable: LNJP Hospital

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's condition is stable even as he is kept in ICU of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital.

18 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

You can't protest inside someone's office, Delhi HC tells Kejriwal

On Monday, the Delhi High Court pulled up state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for protesting inside L-G Anil Baijal's office and asked who gave him permission.

17 Jun 2018

Air Pollution

Speed up 'National Clean Air Programme' roll-out, Greenpeace-India urges govt

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, Greenpeace India urged Union Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.

17 Jun 2018


L-G representing Delhi at NITI-Aayog meeting? Kejriwal gets a fact-check

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his anger on reports that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal was "replacing" him at an ongoing NITI Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

CMs denied permission to meet Kejriwal; AAP leaders reacted angrily

The AAP leadership reacted angrily to the denial of permission to four Chief Ministers to meet their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal at the Lieutenant-Governor's office last night, alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hand in it.

16 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Is Rahul Gandhi supporting BJP, asks protesting Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is continuing his sit-in protest at L-G Anil Baijal's office, asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to reveal if he is actually supporting Bharatiya Janata Party.

16 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal's dharna continues for the sixth-day at L-G office

The sit-in by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three cabinet colleagues today entered its sixth day as the impasse between the AAP dispensation and the Lieutenant-Governor over IAS officers' "strike" continued.

15 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

PM, L-G refuse to intervene as AAP protest enters Day-5

The political drama in Delhi shows no signs of ending. The Center and L-G Anil Baijal have continued to remain mum, even as protests by AAP entered Day-5.

14 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal urges PM Modi to intervene to end IAS-officers' strike

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to PM Modi, seeking his intervention to end the IAS officers' "strike" claiming that Lt Governor Anil Baijal was doing "nothing" regarding it.

14 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.

13 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi-BJP leaders protest at Kejriwal's office against non-performance of AAP

BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's office against the "non-performance" of his government, mimicking a protest the AAP members are holding at the Lieutenant-Governor's office.

13 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

As sit-in protest enters third-day, Kejriwal trains guns on Modi

As Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's at the L-G's office entered Day-3, the AAP chief trained his guns on PM Narendra Modi.

Kejriwal's visit to L-G's office turns into nightstay, indefinite fast

A visit by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal to Delhi L-G Anil Baijal's office yesterday turned into a nightstay, as they refused to leave till their demands were met.

11 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

No shortage of water in Delhi next summer: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there would be no shortage of water in Delhi in the next summer.

Delhi: SDMC to develop 100 parks on gram sabha lands

A hundred parks would be developed on gram sabha lands in south Delhi, according to SDMC Commissioner PK Goel.

01 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Come August, Delhiites will get crucial government-certificates delivered at doorstep

After months of dilly-dallying, Delhi Government is finally ready to introduce its ambitious "doorstep delivery of key services" by July-end.

17 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: 1.5L CCTV cameras to be installed in government schools

In a step that would increase the safety of children in schools, a total of 1.46L CCTV cameras will be installed in every classroom of Delhi government schools.

14 May 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

This East Delhi colony will be powered by the Sun

Taking forward Delhi's journey towards being a 'solar city', an East-Delhi housing society has installed a 140-kWp plant, which was inaugurated by CM Arvind Kejriwal yesterday.

12 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi: No ration-distribution for those not collecting ration since January

The Delhi Government has ordered that distribution of ration to those who didn't avail it for three consecutive months be stopped till they get their verification done by food and supply officers (FSOs).