1. Central panel report recommends more power to Arvind Kejriwal, setback for Modi

Central panel report recommends more power to Arvind Kejriwal, setback for Modi

A central panel report suggests that more autonomy should be given to the Delhi government.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 10, 2016 1:19 PM
Central panel recommends more power to Delhi government  (PTI) Central panel recommends more power to Delhi government (PTI)

Just when the much publicised fight between Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal couldn’t get any better as regards the authority over Delhi, a central panel report suggests that more autonomy should be given to the Delhi government.

The most astonshing part of the panel report is that it was appointed by the Modi government and headed by former home secretary Madhukar Gupta. The panel submitted its report in October 2015 to the ministry of urban development but has not been made public yet.

The panel report contains recomendations that the Delhi state government be given more authority and greater control over matters concerning land, a larger representation in the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) board and more powers to plan the city’s transport requirements. The panel also suggests a state government run housing board which will assess the housing requirements.

The panel is in favor of curtailing the power of DDA which is the primary land owner and developer across the city and which reports to the union government.

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  1. G
    Oct 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm
    Then why is Government sitting over this report for about a year? Waiting for Kejriwal's term to end? Certainly this is fair play.Negative decisions being implemented within minutes and pro Kejriwal recommendations biting dust in the cabinet.We must congratulate BJP and our worthy PM.His latest diktat is that no Government employee can criticise the Government. Well done!
    1. H
      Harry Dhaliwal
      Oct 11, 2016 at 10:03 pm
      He probably took the credit and diverted the issue at the of appointing this panel . But when he saw the report did nothing to implement it in one yr. so he already took the credit but now is the time he should take the blame . Worst PM ever who probably think at this time , that his only mandate to keep AK busy fighting with him . But in my view Modi's weakness is the one which is making AK stronger. 56 inches chest fights with 62 inches height , We are all watching it .
      1. S
        Oct 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm
        It is better to give more power to other union territories than Delhi.Delhi is already powerful with central and international attention. Delhi govt can be given more powers in matters of education, Electricity & water.Delhi was infact more pampered during Congress Govt.
        1. R
          Oct 10, 2016 at 8:09 am
          Who has written this incomplete clueless article
          1. K
            K S
            Oct 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm
            How can this be a setback to Modi ? We cannot understand. Financial Express has decided that it should be against PM?. Very funny. Khejriwals demand for proof of surgical strike is also connected with Modi? I think it is silly to connect everything to PM. We feel media should show more maturity.
            1. m3gp13 yo
              Oct 11, 2016 at 4:04 am
              Haha Modi got owned
              1. Siju Joseph
                Oct 12, 2016 at 11:46 am
                1. Hardev Sangha
                  Oct 11, 2016 at 4:22 am
                  this is what is needed for development of delhi & uplift in living conditions of needies in delhi on fast track basis--but unfortunately bjp/modi govt is bent upon hindering the progress of doing -well aap-sarkar by using lg-jung--how we can afford to support a prime minister who is anti-common-man & too much crony -capitalist& sacrifices country;s---public interst to his perrsonal ego-& selfish gains.
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