People’s Action is admitted as member of the United Nations Global Compact.
April 2011: In a significant and far reaching achievement The Municipal Corporation of Delhi under the authority of the Mayor accepts the Resident Ward Committee scheme. URJA signs MoU with the MCD to assist in implementing the scheme in all 272 wards of Delhi. RWC website launched.MCD enlarges scope of RWC to include RWAs of unauthorized colonies.
June 2011: Power regulator DERC approves a power tariff hike under pressure from private power distribution companies. URJA opposes the move, mobilizes RWAs asking for a CAG audit and bringing these companies under RTI.
November 2011: URJA organizes a Walkathon across Delhi to petition all 70 Delhi MLAs. Members of URJA walk over 400 kilometres over 23 days, to complete the Walkathon URJA takes the matter to Court.
Delhi Cabinet orders an in principle CAG audit of Private DISCOMS
Hon’ble High Court of Delhi asks URJA to file a separate petition for C&AG audit of Discoms & CBI enquiry into the conduct of DERC members with Discoms.
March 2012: The Committee of experts set up to draft the new municipal act invites URJA to be a part of public consultation. URJA facilitates RWA from the North, South and East Municipal Corporation wards in three separate seminars to deliberate upon the issue of RWA participation and ward committees’ role in transparent and effective civic governance in the spirit of the 74th constitutional amendment
May 2012: People’s Action and URJA respond to the decision of the youth affairs & sports ministry to take the matter of playgrounds for Children seriously and taker it beyond simple issuing of circulars on opening school playgrounds to local area children. People’s Action takes up the matter and brings the issue of providing playgrounds in all colonies of Delhi to the forefront
URJA holds meet your candidate meetings across municipal wards in Delhi through their URJA coordinators.
URJA releases a poster jointly with the Delhi State election Commission asking citizens to vote. The poster is spread across Delhi and Municipal voting percentages record an increase. The State election commission commends URJA in writing
August 2012: URJA takes up the matter of privatization of water in the Mehrauli and Saket area of Delhi and holds a series of meetings with the Jal board officials and residents and RWA of the area.
October 2012: The Federation of DWARKA RWAs invite URJA and seek support and help in the water woes being faced by the residents. URJA coordinators and members participate and take the matter to the DJB
Nov 2012: URJA organises a state council meeting at the Constitution club attended by 300 RWA. It is resolved to demand from all Mayors the implementation of the RWC scheme for proper dispensation of LAD funds and municipal efficiency and accountability at the ward level.
It is also resolved on Water- That further consultations with all RWA , Civil Society and experts should be carried out by the Govt transparently in public domain to ensure that public utilities should only be in the public- public partnerships and not public – private partnerships. Increased water bills should be treated as being paid under protest till such time as a C&AG audit of DJB is carried out.
Also resolved again on the power Sector- that C&AG audit of the DISCOMs be carried since inception, which is now recommended by DERC in 2010 & again in 2011 and approved by the than Delhi Cabinet on 27 December 2011 be carried out by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, ( in the absence of any clear step being taken by either the centre or the state Government).
Till such time as a CAG audit is not completed all payments made by consumers should be treated as that paid on protest and to be adjusted after the matter is decided
Resolved: That URJA will petition the C & AG also to this effect.
B) The Chief Information commissioner ordered the DISCOMs to be under the RTI act. The DISCOMS petitioned the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the CIC order was stayed as the Delhi Govt. failed in its duty to act as an honest respondent and instead was complicit in helping DISCOMs.
Resolved that: That URJA should file an intervening petition in this matter
Nov 2012: URJA escalates the demand for effective continuation of the RWC scheme disrupted due to trifurcating of the MCD. Mayors of North & South Delhi face angry RWA from across the City demanding accountability after an URJA resolution