In a step taken for improved governance in the national capital, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has fixed dedicated slot for people to meet officers and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) believes that it will help him connect with the people. The news was confirmed through Aam Aadmi Party’s official Twitter handle on which the party posted a notice on Delhi CM’s behalf stating that, “I have received several complaints from the public that officers are not easily accessible for redressal of their grievances. It is hereby directed that henceforth all officers, other than those who have field duties, shall be present on their seats between 10 am to 11 am, meet people and solve their grievances.”
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The notice has also asked the government officials to keep a record of these meetings and the action taken while asking the chief secretary to issue the necessary directions. “Chief secretary is hereby directed to issue necessary directions to all officials of Delhi government. Chief secretary is also directed to issue a phone number where public could complain if any officer is not found present on his seat between 10 am and 11 am,” the statement read.
The Kejriwal-government has ramped-up its efforts in the public sphere after the loss in MCD polls. Earlier this month, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had issued directions for a comprehensive plan to make the national capital mosquito free, reported news agency ANI. “The Chief Minister has given instructions to make a comprehensive proposal to make Delhi mosquito-free in which help of concerned officials of Union Government, Delhi government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and neighbouring towns of Delhi-NCR region should be taken,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was quoted saying by the agency on same. “All the government hospitals have been asked to increase 10 to 20 percent beds for the fever patients,” he added.