Delhi Current Affairs

Delhi Government unveils Good Samaritan Policy

Delhi Government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation.

It was approved by the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi. This policy will give bystanders incentive to help accident victims and more importantly provide them with legal protection.

Key Facts
  • Under this policy, monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national capital.
  • Its main intention is to encourage people to take accident victims in emergency situation to hospitals so that someone’s life could be saved.
  • At present, most of people are unwilling to help mainly because they are scared they will land in trouble or be harassed by police. This policy seeks to change this attitude of people.
  • Earlier, under the same scheme in April 2016 Delhi Government had decided to provide basic life support training to all auto-rickshaw drivers to provide helping hand in case of a road accident.


Anil Baijal appointed as Lt Governor of Delhi

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed former bureaucrat Anil Baijal (70) as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

He will succeed Najeeb Jung who had resigned before completion of his term and is returning to teaching profession. 

About  Anil Baijal

  • He is retired IAS officer of 1969 batch of the Union Territory cadre.
  • He had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.
  • He retired in 2006 as the Secretary, Urban Development Ministry. He also had served as the vice chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
  • He was associated with the designing and roll-out of the then UPA Government’s flagship programme the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
  • Currently, he was associated with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), a New Delhi-based think tank. He was also on the executive council of VIF.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

According to Article 239AA President administer UT of NCT Delhi through Lt Governor. The 69th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1991 (amended article 239AA) which provided special status to UT of Delhi also designated administrator of Delhi as Lt Governor. He is appointment by President and holds office till pleasure of President. Lt Governor of Delhi is also empowered to promulgate ordinances during the recess of assembly.