Following the Central government’s guideline advising against the usage of the word ‘Harijan’, the Delhi government is set to replace the word ‘Harijan’ from names of colonies & streets and name them after Babasaheb Ambedkar instead.
In this vein, Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has tabled a proposal to rename all streets and colonies under Delhi Government titled as ‘Harijan’ after Dr Ambedkar.
The Social Welfare Minister also chaired an important meeting in this regard with senior officials to expedite the process with officials from the concerned departments to act on the matter and issue a notification on the same.
Gautam said, “The Delhi Government strives to uplift the SC, ST, OBC communities living in the national capital. We have taken immediate cognisance of the need for renaming of all ‘Harijan’ colonies, bastis, mohallas and streets. We have proposed that all these colonies, bastis, mohallas and streets be named after Babasaheb Ambedkar instead.”
The Social Welfare Minister chaired multiple meetings to resolve issues being faced in the constituency.
The Seemapuri MLA met DUSIB officials for development of vacant DUSIB land in Seemapuri, MCD & PWD officials to discuss removal of encroachment from Seemapuri and Delhi Jal Board Officials to take up the issue of UGR maintenance and short supply in Seemapuri.