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Govt moves on CCTV plan, lighting up ‘dark spots’

Installation of CCTV cameras all over Delhi was among the major poll promises made by AAP prior to the assembly election in February.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: October 15, 2015 2:36:55 am

The Delhi Cabinet Wednesday asked the public works department (PWD) to delink the capital’s CCTV camera installation plan from the government’s Wi-Fi project, giving priority to women’s security.

The Cabinet also decided all dark spots should be lit up to enhance safety and security. Installation of CCTV cameras all over Delhi was among the major poll promises made by AAP prior to the assembly election in February.

Government officials said the PWD was told to come up with a proposal to install CCTV cameras at the earliest.
“PWD should lit up all dark spots in Delhi n bring a proposal soon to put CCTV cameras all over Del (sic),” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

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A government official said” “Identification of spots where street lights are not present and places where they are installed but not working has also been ordered. The urban development department has to take it up with urban local bodies.”

The Cabinet also cleared a proposal of the labour department and asked it to prepare a policy for contract labourers.
“The department has been directed to ensure that in place of technical revision of minimum wages, which had been happening so far, the new policy will emphasise on how much wages will be sufficient for leading a decent life” said an official.

The government also decided to blacklist contractors who fail to pay minimum wages.

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