LG rejects Kejriwal government’s proposal to “home deliver” basic public services


Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, on Tuesday claimed that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had rejected his government’s proposal to “home deliver” basic public services such as birth certificates to social welfare schemes.

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The decision left Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia incensed prompting him to post a series of tweets.

Sisodia said that ‘today I feel sad for people of Delhi.’

In a series of tweets, Sisodia said, “LG rejects proposal of doorstep delivery of 40 govt services like caste-birth-address certificates, licences, social welfare schemes, pensions, registrations..etc. LG sends it back for reconsideration. LG says digitalization of services enough. No need for doorstep delivery.

“Most of these services r already digital. Yet, long queues in offices. Despite digitalization, most people still hv to run around govt offices with docs etc. Under doorstep delivery scheme, a govt rep wud visit ur house on a ph call to collect, certify n upload ur docs. (sic)”

Sisodia added, “LG has taken decision without knowing field reality. Announcement of doorstep delivery scheme was welcomed by all sections of society. Huge setback in Del govt’s efforts to provide good and corruption free governance..

“Should LG have power to express difference of opinion with elected govt on such critical matters of public interest n be able to scuttle such measures? Public hugely suffering because of that…”

In November, the Kejriwal government had proposed the idea of roll out a scheme, wherein 40 public services, including driving licences, birth and caste certificates and new water connections, will reach the doorsteps of citizens.


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