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AAP demands criminal action against power companies


New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday demanded “criminal action” against the three power distribution companies in the capital for allegedly inflating the dues to be recovered from consumers.

AAPAddressing a press conference here, party leaders also urged the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to cancel the companies’ request to increase the tariff.

“We demand criminal action against the power discoms. They (the owners) should be sent behind the bars,” AAP leader Deepak Bajpai said.

He urged the government to approach the court to ensure the CAG report was made public.

AAP legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj added: “Earlier people would laugh at us when we talked about irregularities in the account books of the power distribution companies. Now the preliminary findings of the CAG report has proved we were right.”

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has reportedly said that the power distribution companies inflated their dues to be recovered from consumers.

The AAP has accused the companies of fudging their account books. The AAP ordered a CAG audit on the companies when it first came to power in Delhi in 2013.


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30 Doorstep Services Offered By Delhi Government AAP

Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

AAP brings 70 doorstep services for delhi residents. IANS

People living in Delhi can now avail 30 more services at their doorstep, including adding members in ration card, paying the motor vehicle tax and getting a DTC pass, taking the total number of such services to 70. The second phase of the doorstep delivery of public services, the official launch of which is yet to take place, has been rolled out.

Residents can dial 1076 and get the service by paying Rs 50 extra, an official from Delhi’s Administrative Reforms told IANS. The new services include booking a tour package through Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corp.

In September 2018, the Delhi government had launched the doorstep delivery of 40 public services to make things easy for the common man. In the first phase, people got certificates of marriage, caste, domicile, income, births and deaths among others at their doors.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to offer 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps. IANS

Driving license, new water or sewer connection and disconnection were also provided under the scheme which functions between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through a ‘Mobile Sahayak’. The government had planned to roll out more services by February but they got delayed.

“Once the second phase is on track, steps to start the third phase will be initiated,” the official said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has plans to have at least 100 services delivered at people’s doorsteps, the official said.

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Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi told IANS: “The plan initially was to take things online but we realised that people find it more easy to call a number and get the services instead of doing things online.” The tenure of the Kejriwal government will end on February 2020. (IANS)

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