first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Friday inaugurated the work of installing CCTV cameras in the Seemapuri Assembly constituency under a flagship project of the AAP government.He said around 2,000 CCTV cameras, 500 in each ward, will be installed in the constituency. The minister said though many attempts were made to stall the project, the city government was committed to fulfilling its promises. The project to install CCTV cameras across the national capital was one of the key poll promises of the Delhi government, but it got delayed due to differences with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Earlier this month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the work would start on June 8. He said the tender for installing 1.40 lakh CCTV camera had been passed and a survey completed for 70,000 cameras. Under the project, around 2.8 lakh cameras will be installed in all 70 assembly constituencies, government schools and buses. The project is likely to be completed by December, the chief minister had said.last_img read more

first_imgTHE GARDA REPRESENTATIVE Association has said that its members have no option but to register their anger through protest.They also called Minister Alan Shatter “disingenuous” for his comments on them re-entering talks.The GRA’s comments came a day after the Justice Minister described Thursday’s picket by members of the association outside talks on reaching a new public pay agreement as “a bad day for the force”.The GRA said today that it stands over its position on the current issues affecting the Force.Despite the Minister for Justice’s assertions, at no time have gardaí been allowed into the main pay talks, but have always been sidelined in another meeting room and provided with irregular briefings on progress in the pay talks. This is not acceptable in modern industrial relations, and harks back to a bygone era. The Garda Representative Association is denied union status; and only trade unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have a voice in the pay talks.It also said that at no stage did any member of the Garda Representative Association insult An Taoiseach, but acknowledged that the central executive committee of the GRA did pass a vote of no confidence in the Minister on Thursday 14 February.This is the first time that the GRA has ever passed such a motion, and reflects the dissatisfaction and growing dismay at the way in which the Force is being systematically dismantled.General Secretary PJ Stone said that it is “disingenuous of the Minister to talk about our members re-entering talks when he knows full well that we have always been excluded from the main pay talks”.Stone continued:Until such a time where a positive development is given due consideration, our members have no other option but to register their anger and frustration through legitimate peaceful placard protest and the turning off of the goodwill tap that has sustained the Force through a period of under-resourcing.Members of the GRA said yesterday they were “turning off the goodwill tap” in protest at proposed cuts to their pay, while the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said that its members have begun similar actions.Read: GRA protest at pay talks ‘a bad day’ for Garda reputation: Shatter>last_img read more