Vendor dues not cleared, CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks report from chief secretary

This interest, officials said, would be deducted from the salaries of officials responsible for the delay — including heads of departments.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:May 31, 2017 3:15 am
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday shot off a letter to Chief Secretary M M Kutty, regarding non-payment of dues to vendors who provide medicines to government-run hospitals. He asked the chief secretary to submit a report by Wednesday, listing the reasons for the delay. He also directed Kutty to implement a system, where payments that are not cleared within the stipulated timeframe would lead to an interest.

This interest, officials said, would be deducted from the salaries of officials responsible for the delay — including heads of departments. He also asked Kutty to submit a proposal by Monday, which would specify the “number of days after which interest shall be paid”, the “rate of interest” and “from whose salary it will be deducted”, an official said. The move comes after the Delhi Hospital Suppliers’ Association wrote to the CM, asking him to clear their dues.

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    M.S.K.Dhev
    May 31, 2017 at 11:34 am
    Hats off to you CM Delhi. This is what the people want and they also know that only AAP and Mr. Kejriwal alone can do it. Keep it up.
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      dashrath
      May 31, 2017 at 10:31 am
      In administration his style is only public interested and quick always !!! Actually Delhi people are lucky to have such a vibrant and honest CM for them!!!!! God has blessed Delhi people by giving AK as CM !!!!!!
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        N G
        May 31, 2017 at 9:06 am
        It is good to express anguish over inefficiency. I am with Kejriwal. That he has made his anger and punishment public , I hope he also makes the chief executive's report public. Media should get it.
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          Manohar Sharma
          May 31, 2017 at 3:39 am
          HAWALA King Kanjriwal!
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            Ajaypal Sidhu
            May 31, 2017 at 8:40 am
            Another kam-bhakt.
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