Articles about Anil Baijal

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Delhi Police granted power to detain under NSA before I-Day

24 Jul 2021

Delhi Police granted power to detain under NSA before I-Day

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday granted power to the Delhi Police Commissioner to detain anyone under the National Security Act (NSA).

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

28 Apr 2021

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.

Set up helplines informing about availability of hospital beds: Baijal

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.

Delhi policy decisions may face delays: Here's why

31 Mar 2021

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).

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

29 Mar 2021

President clears controversial Delhi Bill redefining 'government' as L-G

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday passed a controversial law giving more powers to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, a representative of the Centre, over the city's elected government.

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

24 Mar 2021

Rajya Sabha clears Delhi Bill amid uproar; Opposition stages walkout

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared a controversial proposed law to give more powers to Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G), a representative of the Centre.

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

23 Feb 2021

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.

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

13 Dec 2020

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Raghav Chadha and Atishi.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.

Delhi: Amid coronavirus surge, only 50 people allowed in weddings

18 Nov 2020

Delhi: Amid coronavirus surge, only 50 people allowed in weddings

The third wave of coronavirus continues unabated in Delhi, with the daily tally almost doubling in just 24 hours. On Monday, the National Capital registered 3,797 fresh cases; the number shot up to 6,396 on Tuesday.

No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

16 Nov 2020

No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

At a time when the national capital is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday clarified that the government would not be reimposing the lockdown.

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

16 Nov 2020

Centre's 12-point action plan to fight COVID-19 in Delhi: Details

As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Centre has announced a 12-point plan to tackle the coronavirus surge in the national capital.

Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi

15 Nov 2020

Amit Shah calls meeting to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

31 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.

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

29 Sep 2020

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.

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

14 Sep 2020

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 Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

02 Sep 2020

Delhi Metro set to start; L-G approves Kejriwal government's proposal

Five months after the coronavirus outbreak forced Delhi Metro to shut operations, it will restart from Monday, September 7, as L-G Anil Baijal has approved a proposal of the state government, led by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, reports said on Wednesday.

Gyms to remain closed in Delhi; hotels allowed to reopen

19 Aug 2020

Gyms to remain closed in Delhi; hotels allowed to reopen

As part of the plan to "unlock" from the coronavirus lockdown, hotels have been allowed to reopen in Delhi. However, gyms will continue to remain shut in the national capital.

Coronavirus positive teen sexually assaulted by another patient in Delhi

24 Jul 2020

Coronavirus positive teen sexually assaulted by another patient in Delhi

A girl, merely 14 years of age, was sexually assaulted at the Sardar Patel COVID-19 Care Center in Chhattarpur, Delhi, by another patient, reports PTI.

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

05 Jul 2020

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.

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

25 Jun 2020

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.

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

25 Jun 2020

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

The Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in Chattarpur is being turned into a COVID-19 facility, the largest one in Delhi, to deal with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

24 Jun 2020

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

22 Jun 2020

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

In light of surging COVID-19 cases, Delhi is looking to start random serological tests on its citizens.

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

20 Jun 2020

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.

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

20 Jun 2020

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

15 Jun 2020

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

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

14 Jun 2020

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.

Coronavirus: Amid spike in Delhi, stricter fines for lockdown violations

14 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Amid spike in Delhi, stricter fines for lockdown violations

Violating quarantine rules, not wearing a face mask in public, and other lockdown violations will now attract stricter penalties in Delhi.

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

10 Jun 2020

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.

Coronavirus: How Delhi government plans to ready healthcare infrastructure?

10 Jun 2020

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.

Delhi will need 80,000 additional beds by July 31: Sisodia

09 Jun 2020

Delhi will need 80,000 additional beds by July 31: Sisodia

On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Delhi hasn't entered the dreaded community transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

08 Jun 2020

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.

Delhi L-G allows Manu Sharma's release in Jessica Lal case

02 Jun 2020

Delhi L-G allows Manu Sharma's release in Jessica Lal case

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the pre-mature release of Manu Sharma, convicted in the high profile 1999 Jessica Lal murder case.

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

23 May 2020

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.

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

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.

Coronavirus: Nearly 900 quarantined in Delhi after doctor tests positive

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Nearly 900 quarantined in Delhi after doctor tests positive

Close to 900 people in Delhi were quarantined after a doctor in one of the Mohalla clinics tested positive for coronavirus, a minister said on Thursday.

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

25 Mar 2020

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured residents at a press meet a short while ago.