Delhi Jal Board

  • Delhi: DJB launches 24x7 call centre 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Giving teeth to its public grievance redressal system, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday launched a centralised 24/7 call centre to deal with consumers' complaints. This facility would be available in English and Hindi and handle customers' queries related to water supply, sewer issues, request for tankers, water contamination...
  • Delhi: Water shortages lead to 'tanker mafia' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Every summer, when Minoo Phakey's water runs out, she does what most people do in her middleclass neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city's groundwater. With India's capital gripped by its...
  • Delhi Jal Board starts trial run of interceptor sewage project September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board on Friday started the trial run of the interceptor sewage project aimed at checking pollution of Yamuna. The trial run for the firstphase, involving interception of 9 million gallons per day of sewage in Palam drain and diverting it to Pappan Kalan Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)...
  • Delhi: Draw water from ATMs for 30 paise under DJB's new initiative May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon residents of the resettlement colonies in the national capital would be able to draw water from waterATMs paying a token amount of 30 paise under a new initiative by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The DJB, in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), recently launched...
  • Delhi: 6 DJB engineers suspended for no water supply to night shelters May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Six engineers of Delhi Jal Board were on Monday suspended after it was found that water supply to night shelters for homeless people was not made available in their areas. Officials said that six Junior Engineers and Assistant Engineers have been placed under suspension and showcause notices have...
  • Lt Governor asks DJB to ensure implementation of AAP's water scheme February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure effective implementation of the water scheme launched by the previous AAP Government and also ensure that there is no water crisis in the city. "DJB was asked to plan for its (scheme's) effective implementations in...
  • Sheila Dikshit in trouble, Kejriwal orders probe into Jal Board scam February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another attack on the Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the AntiCorruption Bureau to investigate an alleged scam in the Delhi Jal Board during the tenure of Shiela Dikshit. Kejriwal announced that his government would investigate all alleged corruption cases that took place in...
  • Delhi govt directs ACB to file FIR in three scam cases in DJB February 10, 2014

    The AAPled government on Monday directed its AntiCorruption Branch (ACB) to register FIRs in three cases of alleged irregularities in Delhi Jal Board (DJB) which caused a loss of Rs 341 crore to the state exchequer. The government has asked ACB to probe irregularities in allotting work to a private company...
  • 14 Delhi Jal Board engineers suspended January 18, 2014

    Delhi Jal Board on Saturday suspended 14 engineers against whom CBI had registered cases of alleged cheating and forgery in supply of sewerage equipment. Top sources said the suspensions were made following instructions by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the chairperson of DJB. Earlier this week, CBI has registered...
  • DJB scam: CBI raids 21 places in DelhiNCR; files 5 FIRs January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI officials on Thursday conducted raids at 21 places in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad in connection withe the Delhi Jal Board scam. The investigative agency has already registered five cases against 8 Executive Engineers and five Junior Engineers of the utility service. The officials are accused of conspiring with a...
  • No one will be forced to install 'faulty' meter: Kejriwal January 14, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said people will not be forced to install a "faulty" meter and they can get any of the authorized meters available in the market inducted in their water connection. "I have asked the Delhi Jal Board officials to examine the meters. Meter sample has...
  • DJB installing water meters which Kejriwal had claimed were faulty January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is on a drive to replace water meters for effective monitoring. But the meters being installed are the same which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had claimed to be faulty during protests at Jantar Mantar in April 2013. Kejriwal and his party leaders had...
  • Delhi Jal Board undergoes major reshuffle, 800 employees transferred January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle at the Delhi Jal Board, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has transferred 800 employees reportedly to improve service and supply. The transfer was reportedly carried out to improve its service delivery mechanism. Recently, the CM had removed the Jal Board CEO after taking charge of...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal advised 2day bed rest December 31, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who had skipped office on Monday due to ill health,is recovering well but has been advised strict twoday bedrest, a doctor treating him said on Tuesday. "Kejriwal wanted to attend office for two hours on Tuesday,but I advised him not to do this. Kejriwal's blood pressure isnow...
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  • Is Arvind Kejriwal's water promise a viable one? December 30, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party has kept its poll promise by providing 20,000 litres of free water per connection in Delhi from January 1, 2014. However, if the consumption limit crosses 20 kilolitres, then the consumer will have to pay for the water and other charges. Even though Kejriwal is confident...
  • AAP keeps its poll promise, gives 20k litres water free per connection December 30, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has fulfilled its poll promise by providing 20,000 litres of free water per household starting from January 1, 2014. New appointed Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar announced the decision and said, "All the domestic consumers having metered connection will get 20 kilolitres...
  • AAP's New Year gift to Delhi, 20k litre free water per connection December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi has received its New Year gift as the Aam Aadmi Party government fulfiled its promise to provide 20,000 litres of free water every month starting from January 1, 2014 to all connections having functional meter. After an hourlong meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, the...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 December 30, 2013

    Keeping up its prepoll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • AAP government gives 20,000 litre of free water per connection in Delhi December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Keeping up its prepoll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20 thousand litre of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20 thousand litre...
  • Kejriwal shifts nine officers, promises better water supply by Monday December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: With a firm resolve to fight against corruption and work for the 'aam aadmi', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday transferred nine bureaucrats from the Delhi government including the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, within hours of taking oath. As Kejriwal has promised to come up with...
  • Kejriwal removes CEO of Delhi Jal Board, 8 other officers December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal assumed office in the national capital, he has transferred Chief of Delhi Jal Board Debashree Mukherjee on Saturday. Eight other IAS officers were also shunted out. Senior IAS officer Vijay Kumar has been made the new CEO of Delhi Jal Board. Power...
  • Sheila Dikshit says she had no role in finalising DJB contracts November 16, 2013

    Under attack after CBI initiated probe into alleged irregularities in award of contract by Delhi Jal Board, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is the chairperson of the body, on Saturday denied any wrongdoing and asserted that laid down norms were followed in deciding bids. She said the terms and conditions of...
  • Trouble for Sheila Dikshit as CBI files 4 PEs against Delhi Jal Board November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Sheila Dikshit government ahead of the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered four Preliminary Enquiries (PE) against Delhi Jal Board headed by the Chief Minister for alleged irregularities in the department. Three PEs are related to alleged irregularities...
  • Water scarcity biggest challenge for Delhi, says Sheila Dikshit August 26, 2013

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken. Speaking at an event organised by industry chamber CII, Dikshit noted that...
  • Delhi: 2 dead, 50 fall ill after drinking contaminated water June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Two died and over 50 people fell ill on Tuesday due to suspected water contamination in an underground reservoir in a South Delhi colony. The residents of the NCERT colony have been admitted to private hospitals after they complained of severe stomach infection. The Central Public Works Department...
  • Delhi: 40 people fall ill after consuming drinking water June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 40 people fell ill on Tuesday after consuming drinking water supplied by Delhi Jal Board in a South Delhi locality. Education Minister Kiran Walia, after visiting the NCERT colony in Adhchini area, asked NCERT director to bear medical expenses of all affected persons admitted in a number...
  • Half of Delhi's sewage released into Yamuna untreated: CAG April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Only 54 per cent of the total sewage generated in the national capital is treated by Delhi Jal Board and the rest 313 MGD of waste is released into Yamuna untreated. The Comptroller and Auditor General, in its report for the fiscal ending March 2012 which was tabled...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal alleges water scam, DJB rejects charge February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government, in connivance with private firms, has shown inflated figures of water being treated and wasted to increase tariff and implement a Rs 520 crore project to replace the water pipeline in the city, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Saturday. "There is a clear...
  • Kejriwal alleges irregularities in Delhi Jal Board February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Admi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday persisted with his attack on Delhi government for the second successive day, accusing it of irregularities in Delhi Jal Board and effecting 18fold hike in the water tariff in last nine years. "Our water bill, which was Rs 74 nine...