Kejriwal congratulates assembly for passing Right of Citizen Amendment Bill

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Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday congratulated the assembly for passing the ‘Right of Citizen To Time Bound Delivery of Services, Amendment Bill, 2015.

In a series of tweets, the chief minister said, “Congrats Delhi. Del Assembly passes the Delhi (Right Of Citizen To Time Bound Delivery of Services) Amendment Bill, 2015 unanimously.”

Kejriwal said that passing of this bill was a ‘huge victory’ for fight against corruption.

He added, “A huge victory in our fight against corruption. It is beginning of end of cutting edge corruption that aam admi faces daily in his life.”

He regretted not being in the assembly because of the viral fever.

“I wish i cud be present in assembly today. Was indisposed due to fever,” Kejriwal said.

On November 15, he had told reporters at his residence that the city’s residents will soon be able to claim compensation for services delayed by government departments if the assembly clears a legislation in this regard in its next session.

“We will table service delivery amendment bill in this upcoming session. We hope that the recommendations of the bill will be implemented from January 1 after the rules are framed,” he had said.

Kejriwal had said the compensation will be paid on the basis of a daily fine that will be recovered from the salary of the official found responsible for causing the delay.

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