AAP prepares its one-month report card of ‘achievements’

  • Faizan Haidar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2015 00:54 IST

As the Delhi government completes one month in office on Friday, the ministers have been asked to prepare a report listing the achievements of their departments.

Senior government officials said the decision to cut power bills by half and providing free water will be the key points in the report card. The revamp of the anti-corruption helpline will feature in the list.

“Bijli-pani has been the focus but there have been several other initiatives the government had taken in the past month. We have started work on building 2 lakh toilets in the city, giving freehold rights to resettlement colonies, welfare measures for e-rickshaw drivers and traders,” said a Delhi government official.

“An order was issued to ban demolition in residential colonies or slum clusters. Later, authorities were also directed not to harass street vendors and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced several trader-friendly initiatives,” the official said.

Soon after joining the cabinet, the AAP ministers had asked commissioners and secretaries of departments under their control to give presentations based on the promises that the party made to the people in its poll manifesto. “The 70-point action plan promised by AAP was shared with them and departments came up with a plan for the implementation of each point. The Delhi Dialogue Commission has been appointed and 20 task forces related to issues such as clean Yamuna, health, education and women security have been set up under it,” the official said.

Though complex issues such as full statehood to Delhi and Jan Lokpal bill have not been discussed yet, sources in the government said they were not rushing into any decision. On the promise of audit of discoms, officials said the case was pending before the court.

“We have appointed former Delhi Electricity Regulation Commission (DERC) chairman Brijender Singh as advisor and he will come up with a ‘white paper’. We have talked about making Delhi self dependent in power and water,” the official said.

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