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How Arvind Kejriwal is planning to transform Delhi into the country’s first “corruption-free city”

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In an effort to weed out graft and transform the national capital into the country’s first “corruption-free city”, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) has decided to come up with a blueprint to tackle corruption.

The comprehensive “anti-corruption” strategy comes close on the heels of the launch of the anti-corruption helpline by the party.

Speaking on the prominent issue of corruption on AAP’s agenda, AAP Delhi Convener Ashutosh said, “We are on the process of preparing the blueprint after launching the 1031 helpline. The war against corruption has started. To give it a more robust shape and to decide on the extent of party’s involvement, a strategy is being worked out.”

“Our commitment is to make Delhi the first corruption-free city and we will take all possible steps in this regard”, he further added.

AAP also derided BJP’s decision to name its own MLA Vijender Gupta as the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly and not conferring the same to anyone else in Lok Sabha.

“AAP believes that all political parties should respect each other and respect the opposition without which the government won’t be accountable. We gave the post to BJP despite having overwhelming majority,” Ashutosh said.

“But strangely BJP has not taken any step towards this direction even after 11 months of assuming office. They should learn from us and consider our decision as an example otherwise we would wonder whether the BJP has less trust on democratic norms”, he added.

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30 Doorstep Services Offered By Delhi Government AAP

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)