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New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to set up a wing to keep an eye on the wrongdoers in its departments in the wake of its Anti Corruption Branch getting paralysed due to the tussle with the central government.

“We have made an information network which will work for the vigilance department. This unit will have officers from vigilance department which we need to strengthen,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told the media here after a meeting with the heads of all departments in the state government.

He said that the Anti Corruption Branch is not fighting corruption and, therefore, a network of vigilance officers will be made to check corruption in the government.

At present, the Anti Corruption Branch has two heads, one appointed by the central government and the other appointed by Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. The matter is in court.

The meeting of officers on Monday was chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who told them that the government will not tolerate corruption at any cost.

“The chief minister plainly told all heads of the departments that the government won’t tolerate corruption at any cost — be it a minister, MLA or junior officer,” said Sisodia.

“He also told them to ensure that there is no wrongdoing in their respective department and assured them that the government would make all the resources available to stop corruption,” he added.

The meeting comes a day after Kejriwal’s meeting with AAP legislators in the wake of removal of Asif Ahmed Khan as Delhi’s food minster on graft charges.

(IANS)

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Delhi government offers 30 more doorstep services

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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)