Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party govt to involve people in budget-making

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New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2015 3:19:23 PM

In a novel initiative, the AAP government has decided to involve common people in making Delhi's budget for 2015-16 so...

Aam Aadmi Party, Aam Aadmi Party budget, Aam Aadmi Party workers budget, Arvind Kejriwal budget, Budget AAPChief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after taking people?s opinion on the budget, detailed discussions will be held in the House where legislators will make the final decisions. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

In a novel initiative, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to involve common people in making Delhi’s budget for 2015-16 so that financial allocation can be made based on requirement of various areas.

Speaking at the Delhi Assembly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after taking people’s opinion on the budget, detailed discussions will be held in the House where legislators will make the final decisions.

He said the initiative will be launched on a pilot basis in 5-10 assembly constituencies.

“We have decided to ask the people how their budget should be instead of allocating money to various departments. We will chose 5-10 assembly constituencies for the initiative. Their feedback will then be discussed in the House,” the Chief Minister said.

Kejriwal said people should have a say on how the funds are spent in their areas and the initiative was an effort to involve the citizens in governance.

“Budget will be made based on need of the people. We will start the initiative on a pilot basis,” he said.

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