Month spent in reforming govt system, says Sisodia

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2015 11:51 IST

The Delhi government has decided to call a two-day vote on account assembly session on March 24 and 25. On the completion of a month in office, the cabinet cleared the amendment to VAT (Value Added Tax) Act to allow the carry forward of input tax credit for traders.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia listed out the government’s achievements and said they would continue to work for the welfare of the public.

“The last one month was spent in making reforms in the government system and exploring avenues for maximum utilisation of information technology. We took major decisions in last one month by reducing electricity bills by half and giving free water,” said Sisodia.

Sisodia said the government had also decided to waive off surcharges for those who paid their dues of water bills before March 31. Sisodia said that one lakh oldage pension beneficiaries were waiting for their pension for over two years and the government has decided to fast-track the process.

He announced that government will give some more powers to sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) so that they can conduct random checking inside buses to ensure women are not harassed. “If women passenger complains of molestation and any crime, SDMs will have a power to interrogate the accused on the spot and if needed, SDMs would also ensure that strict action is taken,” he added.

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