Delhi Assembly passes 3 bills on first day of budget session
New Delhi: Delhi Assembly passed three bills, including one according university status to Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement (Amendment) Bill on the first day of the budget session today.
The House also passed the Delhi Legislative Assembly Members (Prevention of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill by voice vote.
Tabling the NSIT bill, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said if we work hard, city's institutes can be made world class.
Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology will soon be known as Delhi Netaji Subhas University of Technology once government issues a gazette notification in this regard.
"Making NSIT a university will cater to thousands of students. At present, there are 3,400 seats in NSIT, but once it becomes university, there will be 12,000 seats in 4-5 years," Sisodia said.
The Deputy CM said he wished to see Delhi's institutes being in the list of world top's 100 ones, and thereafter, in the top 10.
The Assembly also passed the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement (Amendment) Bill which will facilitate rehabilitation of those slum dwellers in colonies which have come up between March 31, 2002 and 1 January, 2006.
"All political parties used to make promises to slum residents before every election, but nothing happened. We are not like them. We will not let jhuggis to be demolished in Delhi now," Sisodia said after tabling the bill.
He said that while constructing high-rise buildings, city-planners did not think about newspaper vendors, washermen and others.
The amendment of Section 2(g) of DUSIB Act will bring in conformity with Section 3(2) of Delhi Special Laws to facilitate rehabilitation of slums.