Meet the public for an hour every day, Kejriwal requests L-G

Kejriwal also asked the L-G if “it is possible to avoid calling” government officials between 10 am and 11 am — the time set by Kejriwal for government officials to meet the public.

Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2017 9:29 am
In the letter written on Friday, Kejriwal said he had “ issued directions to all officials” to “be available in their offices” between 10 am and 11 am “on all working days and meet the public without appointment” — a step being “taken to make the government more accessible to the public”.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him “most humbly” to “meet the public during the hour” between 10 am and 11 am “without appointment” to “hear public grievances”. He also asked the L-G if “it is possible to avoid calling” government officials between 10 am and 11 am — the time set by Kejriwal for government officials to meet the public.

The letter comes a day after Kejriwal claimed that files meant for the CMO were ending up in the hands of the BJP before reaching the government. Although the relationship between Baijal and Kejriwal continues to be tense, officials maintained that they haven’t been as strained as the one with former L-G Najeeb Jung. In the letter written on Friday, Kejriwal said he had “ issued directions to all officials” to “be available in their offices” between 10 am and 11 am “on all working days and meet the public without appointment” — a step being “taken to make the government more accessible to the public”.

But “sometimes”, the L-G calls a “meeting of officials” in the hour, “which prevents them from being available in their offices”, Kejriwal said. He also said there are “many subjects of public dealing like police and DDA for which” the L-G is “directly responsible” and should “hear public grievances”. He added, “This would be appreciated by everyone… It will also set an example to all officers that the L-G and CM are meeting public, and they should do it too.”

Meanwhile, in a separate letter to the chief secretary, Kejriwal ordered that all reports of field visits made by department heads be submitted to the CS and then forwarded to the CMO by 11 am on Monday.

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    K.Sankaramani
    Jun 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    How many days Kejriwal attended office ,met public,addressed grievances.?What authority he has to order deputy governor to do things ?kejriwal comes to office only after recent drubbing in muni l election
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      Suresh
      Jun 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm
      KEJRI BEWAFA HAI FROM SURESH JAGLAN PANIPAT HARYANA
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        Suresh
        Jun 17, 2017 at 11:47 am
        kejri shala kutta kejri's bap is also kutta because kejri is big criminal in delhi keeping no proof request throwout kejriaap from delhi aap should make another honest party from suresh haryana
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          Suresh
          Jun 17, 2017 at 11:41 am
          kejri sunita aap should return stolen money of delhi to poor people in delhi delhites will slap kejri again when kejri has no security kejri mounish jain r criminals in delhi from suresh panipat haryana
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            Suresh
            Jun 17, 2017 at 11:36 am
            kejri aap is rejected everywhere in elections vvv badly to zero because kejri sunita sandeep kumar aap did as making organization doing no work in delhi only looted tax money of delhi to travel goa punjab bangalore doing scams by shalu pwd now all r waiting time when kejri sunita aap will go from delhi like congress has gone from indian politics for doing large no of scams from suresh panipat haryana
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              M.S.K.Dhev
              Jun 17, 2017 at 10:23 am
              Great move by the CM, Delhi. Please keep it up.
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                vk
                Jun 17, 2017 at 10:45 am
                What move khujliar ???? Freebies munching spammers
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                Deshu
                Jun 17, 2017 at 9:42 am
                Before asking somebody to do this that, Arvind Kejriwal must do his home work properly.He must concentrate on good governance rather than roaming here and there and levelling corrupt charges against others.However after Kapil Mishra's outburst against him over corrupt activities he is now improved politician.He does not level charges against others.Well done Kapil.Hats off to U for forcing AK to keep mum.
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                  TIHAEwale
                  Jun 17, 2017 at 9:26 am
                  Akela Arvind first ask your MLAs and defeated candidates of MCD also meet public an hour every day and also show to Delhi public what is good governance
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