The suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in front of police, Aam Aadmi Party members including the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, media people and his own fellow farmers at Jantar Mantar last week has peeled many eyes on their television sets. The death became a TRP tool and all media channels used it to run their own propaganda.
However, what is interesting to note and raises prominent questions about the whole issue is that how the same incident captured by different media channels at the same time has led to a whole rage of conflicting factual details.
Here’s one video which shows a different tale which the main stream media failed to bring forward.
The channels also claimed that AAP members did not do anything to save the farmer, while footage shows Kumar Vishwas pleading with the police and AAP members to bring Gajendra Singh down from the tree.
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.
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.
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)