The AAP has set up a system where a schedule of public interactions with MLAs will now be uploaded on the party website in advance. Senior party leaders said the information will be uploaded from Wednesday. The move comes after each MLA was asked to set up a grievance redressal office.
A senior leader said the idea behind the move was to make MLAs accountable in their meetings with the people of their constituency. “Each MLA must be connected with the public. Putting up a schedule serves several purposes. First, people can look it up on the website and find out where and what time to meet their MLA. Second, the MLA cannot absolve himself of the duty of meeting people at the given time because it has already been put up,” a senior leader said.
AAP leaders said the move will be implemented in a phased manner. “Once the details are put up, MLAs will be expected to regularly meet people. They will be asked to meet people in different locations across their respective constituencies. This way, we ensure that, at least, our representatives engage with the people and petitions from the public are received and looked into,” the leader said.
Since the government assumed office, MLAs have been asked to set up offices and a grievance redressal cell, sources said. “These officers will assist the MLA in public meetings,” he said.