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No shelving of AAP’s policies, will continue with them: Jung

Delhi secretariat wears a deserted look. (Ravi Kanojia) Delhi secretariat wears a deserted look. (Ravi Kanojia)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: February 19, 2014 2:05 am

Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday said the decisions of the AAP government such as 50 per cent subsidy on power tariff, among others, will be respected and followed.

He also said the government would continue with the anti-corruption helpline and the public grievance cell started by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government during its 49-day stint.

A meeting of all senior government officials, including the chief secretary, principal secretaries, secretaries, head of departments, the commissioners of the three municipal corporations and the New Delhi Municipal Council was held at Raj Niwas on Tuesday.
Jung also asked the chief secretary to ensure that a mechanism to conduct inspections of government functioning was started.

He also directed all officials to ensure speedy delivery of various services and provide good governance.

“The initiatives like the 1031 anti-corruption helpline number, public grievance system, 50 per cent subsidy on power tariff and providing 667 litres of free water daily for domestic consumption to each household will continue. The Lt-Governor also directed all the officials to complete their work in a time-bound manner,’’ a senior official said.

According to government officials, the L-G said all decisions of the elected government will stand unless it is found to be in contravention to the law.

Jung instructed the finance department to prepare a vote-on- account for the first two quarters of the next financial year.
“He said the first priority has to be the vote-on-account. The interim budget will be passed within the next 10 days. All departments have been asked to submit an action plan and a progress report every fortnight,’’ the official said.

Jung said there will be zero-tolerance towards corruption and the anti-corruption helpline will continue to operate.

Instructing the departments of trade and taxes, excise, transport and office of the divisional commissioner, Jung emphasised that all steps should be taken to achieve revenue collection targets within the given timeframe.

Moreover, irrigation and flood control, MCD and PWD, among others, were directed to prepare monsoon action plan and conduct desilting of drains, even as Delhi Jal Board was asked to ensure proper water supply in summer.

Other decisions included proper maintenance of night shelters and welfare homes and inspection of hospitals and schools by special teams to ensure proper functioning.

“The Lt-Governor said with the imposition of President’s rule in Delhi, we have to be extra vigilant, careful and have to exercise our intellectual and moral strength to provide an effective and proper administration in Delhi,’’ the official said.
President’s rule was imposed in the capital after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as chief minister on February 14.

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