Category Archives: budget

The Cam-Scam Hullabaloo

The Bombay Government has recently sworn to install 6000 CCTV cameras at a cost of 950 crore’s. owing to the way everything works with the, the Delhi government in their typical “bhed chaal” manner recently committed to installing 15 lakh cameras across the country in order to make it a more safe and secure city for all walks of life. Especially, women.

A simple mathematical calculation can tell one, if 6000 cameras costs 950 crores, 15 lak would cost much, much more. And as a simple mathematical solution would have it, 15 lakh camera network works out to about Rs. 2.37 lakh crores. Yes, you read that right. If this was not enough to surprise you – here comes another shocker – Delhi’s total GDP is four lakh crore and it wants to spend more than 50% of that on surveillance.

One may wonder why. The answer to that is- Delhi CM, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal made a promise to safeguard the women of Delhi. Having seen events of the recent past, it’s clear to see that, that is not happening. While, doing this could actually bring about a revolution in safety standards in India. But in real time, it will be an absolutely impractical decision on the government’s part. To spend more than 50% of the GDP just to prove a point. Won’t take a genius to understand that Delhi would have barely anything left over to pay for roads, electricity, water, health and other things one would consider necessary for basic living

Delhi has 180 police stations and almost 100,000 police personnel. Assuming one cop can watch 10 cameras at a time, 1.5 lakh cops are required to monitor CCTV footage. And, assuming they can only do so for 8 hours a day, you need three times that number, which means  4.5 lakh cops  are needed  to provide 24-hour monitoring. In nutshell, CM Kejriwal needs to more than quadruple the size of the force to make his plan effective.

Earlier this year, Delhi government’s budget estimate for the year 2015-16 was Rs 41,129 crore and if we go by their poll promise then they intend to spend more than five times of that on installing a network of CCTV cameras.

I think Mr. Kejriwal can do with a lesson or two on how to manage finances. At the end of the day, the money that get’s spent in unnecessarily is actually the taxes going out of the common man’s pocket and none of us want to incur the loss of an ill-planned budget. Here’s hoping that better sense prevails!


Reduction in ad budget by AAP is an eye wash

Arvind Kejriwal

In a span of two years, the party set aside Rs 726 crores for publicity only

In the maiden budget, the ruling AAP regime had set aside a budget of Rs 526 crores on advertisements and self-publicity. The public money was lavishly spent on the advertisements and hoardings in the city. Even the advertisements were given to the all national newspapers. In all the main editions of national and regional newspapers, the AAP supremo’s ads were published. The party which boasted of its principles of idealism changed its stance after forming the government in the national capital. The exchequer’s money wasted on the luxury flights, personal security and political tours of the Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal.

AAP breaks all the records in Indian politics

If we talk about the records in Indian politics, then AAP emerged as winner. The credit goes to the AAP national convenor and Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal. In the history of this country, no state’s CM has spent such a huge amount on advertisements and self-publicity. In all the states, the ad budget never crosses Rs 60 to Rs70 crores in a year but in the first year the government lavishly spent Rs 526 crore.

In second budget AAP reduced the ad budget, but in two years the total amount is Rs 726 crore.    

Though the AAP government has cut down the ad budget and this time it is Rs 207 crores. One should ask question from the government that this time even the budget is very much higher as compare to the other states. The total calculation of the ad budget of previous year and the present, it is Rs 726 crores. In such a big amount the ruling government could have start the welfare schemes.

For Aam Aadmi Canteen, only Rs 10 crore allocated

The government proposed Aam Aadmi canteens for the migrant population and allocated Rs 10 crore only. A resident of Delhi raised finger at the AAP government that why the government is partial in ad budget and a meagre amount for Aam Aadmi canteens.


AAP presented second time a directionless budget


AAP regime made big promises this time too

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia who is the old friend of AAP supremo presented a directionless budget this time too. In the maiden budget of 2015-16, the party did not make anything and second time, the government came out with the visionless document to misguide the public.

AAP boasted about its fake achievements in assembly

Sisodia while presenting the budget claimed that the government made 8000 classrooms during 2015-16. In fact, it is not possible to construct large number of classrooms in 365. Even the mathematical calculations would expose the ruling AAP.

The government has only constructed 21 schools in a year and in the election manifesto, it was promised to make 500 schools in five years. If the ruling AAP has built 21 schools in a year, then the dream of making 500 schools would never be chased.

Sisodia proposed Aam Admi Canteen for “poor”

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Sisodia proposed the special canteen which would serve food on very nominal rates. Once again the party has come out with a plan to woo the poor voters as poor population is the biggest vote bank in the national capital. The leaders have mastered the art of wooing the voters and this time they again played politics on the front.

AAP promised free wi fi but now charging for the service, claimed Sisodia

The party had promised to offer free wi fi service within a year. However, the party failed to fulfil its promise. The wi fi service has been started in few areas of Delhi but it’s not free as ruling government put charges for the services. It is even admitted by Sisodia in the assembly during the budget that the ruling government is charging for the service.

AAP investing public money for good work, good work means Kejriwal

Sisodia said that the government investing Public money for good work. But the good work is something different as the public money is being spent on Kejriwal’s self-publicity and advertisements.