Delhi govt services to go online to fight graft
The decision was taken in a recently-held meeting chaired by Chief Secretary <g data-gr-id="28">Keval</g> Kumar Sharma.
Sources said that in the meeting, officials of all the departments and the three Municipal Corporations were asked to exercise zero tolerance towards corruption.
They said that the AAP government has reportedly also asked Municipal Corporations to take steps to curb corruption especially in the building departments, adding that transport department was also asked to put its services online.
“As per the plan, the government has started working on putting most of <g data-gr-id="31">departments’</g> service online, increasing the numbers of vigilance staff, installing CCTV cameras at the field offices and with these steps, corruption can be curbed,” sources said.
The AAP government from the very beginning has been batting for a corruption-free Delhi and has been taking steps against them.
Recently, the Delhi government also said it can install CCTVs for the safety and security of people in the city at its own expense, as the High Court took the Centre to task over the dilly-dally on clearances to strengthen policing in the national Capital.
As the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told the court that it has approved the proposal to induct more policemen but clearance of the Finance Ministry was awaited, a Bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said: “you are not interested in better policing in Delhi”.
“How many times will you play badminton with the subject? You are just not interested. <g data-gr-id="39">Government</g> can’t function like this. Say you are not interested instead of shuttling us around. How long will we go on with this game?” the Bench said, adding that issue has been going on since 2012.
After the Centre said it needs more time to install CCTVs, the Delhi government, represented by advocate Rahul Mehra, told the Bench it was willing to set up the cameras at its own expense, provided the police tells it the locations.