AAP government’s one year report card: All the hits and misses

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2016 11:45 IST
The jury is out as to what extent was chief minister Arvind Kejriwal able to deliver on his promises as the AAP govt completes a year in power in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

The jury is out as to what extent was chief minister Arvind Kejriwal able to deliver on his promises as the Aam Aadmi Party government completes one year in power in Delhi.

Experts are unanimous at least on one point: for a party that had minuscule experience in governance, the AAP is carrying the burden of unprecedented public expectations that it had raised itself. Here are some hits as well as misses of the Kejriwal-led AAP government:

# Hits

People’s voice

Swaraj budget, open cabinet after 100 days in power, the same to be repeated on first anniversary, poll for the return of odd-even

Public dealing simplified

No affidavits required to avail of 200 services such as birth, age and caste certificates

Free water, power at cheaper rates

Key pre-poll promises Kejriwal fulfilled just after coming to power


Assistance for farmers at the rate of `20,000 per acre for crop loss, Rs 1 crore to every cop who died in the line of duty

Cutting red tape

Citizen Charter Bill passed to deliver services in a time-bound manner; department heads made responsible for delay, penalties announced

Curbing pollution

High pollution levels forced govt to implemented road rationing in January. 81% people now want it again. To reduce car usage, govt started car-free day every 22nd of the month

School fee Regulation

Assembly passes bill to regulate fees, panel headed by HC judge to examine school accounts. Violation could lead to jail term

# Misses

CAG audit of discoms

Legal hurdles in CAG audit of discoms, exercise initiated but high court struck it down

Ministers in trouble

Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar arrested over ‘fake degree’. Environment minister Asim Khan sacked over bribery allegations

Principal Secy raided

Office of senior IAS officer Rajendra Kumar raided by the CBI in connection with a corruption case

Farmer death

Storm over death of a farmer at an AAP rally. AAP blamed police, paid Rs10 lakh to farmer’s family. Was it a suicide or an accident? The jury is still out

Education reforms hit legal hurdle

HC turned down move to scrap management quota and fix upper age limit at four years for nursery admissions

MCD strikes

City became a garbage dump after the three corporations went on strike this month. This was the fourth strike in a year over non-payment of salaries, arrears

Govt versus L-G and police

Tug-of-war over jurisdiction, transfers, posting took toll on governance. Matter is before court. AAP alleged witch-hunt after arrest of six MLAs

Bureaucracy- Govt tussle

Senior officers went on mass leave for a day after govt suspended two spl secys on charges of insubordination, MHA revoked govt decision

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