20 task forces set up to take forward AAP’s 70-point agenda

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2015 23:07 IST

The Delhi government has formed 20 task forces on various critical issues such as women safety, clean Delhi and pollution under the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body of the government, to help execute the party’s poll promises.

Ashish Khetan, who is the vice-chairman of DDC, said that each task group will be headed by a convener and will have various members who will interact with the public and experts to provide feedback to the government.

A nine-member DDC, headed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, was formed on February 27 to implement the 70 point promises of AAP that were made during elections. The first meeting of the commission was held on Monday, which was chaired by Kejriwal at the Delhi secretariat to work out its modalities. The DDC office will be located in South Delhi’s Satya Niketan.

“MLAs and experts from different fields can become members of these task groups. Each task force will work on their respective subject and give their suggestions to the commission. These suggestions will later be implemented by the government,” said Khetan.
The task group will hold public meetings, conduct closed-door meetings and seminars to find out what people want and how to implement government’s agenda.

“The task group will study best practices around the country and world. The convener will have the liberty to appoint experts and ensure that the task force is able to give good recommendations. Experts will be given remuneration by the government,” he said.

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