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Would not be bad if we fulfill 50 percent promises: Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said it would not be bad if his government fulfilled about half the promises made before the polls, in five years.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: April 20, 2015 11:13:02 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said it would not be bad if his government fulfill about half the promises made before the polls, in five years.

Addressing a gathering on the eve of ‘Civil Services Day’, he also said that his government is trying try to evolve a transparent system of rewards and punishment in order to fix responsibility and create competition among officials to improve their efficiency.

“I have a great experience with bureaucrats in the last two months…I today confidently say that when the government was formed, there was nervousness whether they would be able to do or how much they would be able to do or not.

“People have high expectations from us. Public, which praise us, also hurl shoes in five years. But, today I have confidence that within next five years, if we don’t able to deliver 100 per cent promises, we will at least achieve 40 to 50 per cent promises which would not be bad,” Kejriwal said.

He said in order to deliver good governance, there is need to create competition among bureaucrats to improve their work efficiency.

“There should be competition and accountability among bureaucrats and in view of this, we are trying to evolve transparent system of rewards and punishment in the government,” he said.

Government has also decided to encourage bureaucrats by introducing incentive schemes for them.

“For instance, if any officer meets his fund targets and generates extra funds, he and his team will be rewarded with incentive. Besides officers, we will also involve market associations in this scheme. If any market association gives us extra tax collection. Out of extra tax collections, we will spend 10 per cent fund as per their demands,” he said.

The Chief Minister also sought partnership with officers to collectively deliver good governance in Delhi.

He said his aspiration from the bureaucracy is of a systemic change and though it has become a fashion to berate the bureaucracy for all ills, the root cause of main problems plaguing the country was bad politics.

Kejriwal also noted that there are a lot of good individuals in the bureaucracy, but despite that, governance has not improved.

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