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By NewsGram Staff Writer

With the Aam Aadmi Party government preparing a detailed plan to ease regulations on event management, organizing cultural,corporate and social events are all set to become simpler.

The multiple NOC regime that has been prevailing hitherto will now be replaced with speedy clearances through a single window without human interference.

Sources report that the capital had over the years earned the tag of being an event-unfriendly city. By revamping the approval system, the government hopes to attract more events to the capital.

As an initial step, the department of excise and entertainment tax on Friday put the process of approval of non-ticketed events online. This is expected to be extended to ticketed events by end of September.

A report prepared by excise commissioner Sanjay Kumar on easing of regulations around event management in the capital is now with the office of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for consideration. Apart from doing away with multiple NOCs, the report recommends that the state explores the possibility of online bank guarantees for security deposits.

The report also recommends the creation of a special force under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to monitor and keep vigil during events. “The force could be sustained through payments obtained from event organizers,” it says.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)