Mishra holds meeting to do away with corruption in DJB
The Delhi Water Minister and Chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Kapil Mishra, held a meeting with all the Delhi Board executives on the mandate given by the Chief Minister to make an action plan to do away with corruption and faults in service delivery and grievances redressal of the policy of the Jal Board.
“The DJB members and Chief Engineers ordered to work on issues raised by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s letter on corruption,” said Mishra.
DJB Chairman Kapil Mishra ordered “First-In, First Out” policy in ensuring water connections across Delhi.
“Delhi Jal Board will remove government interface and improve transparency for water connections, grievance redressal and bill payment,” added the Board Chairman.
Kapil Mishra also said: “The Delhi Jal Board has done phenomenal work in laying new water pipelines, making transformative policy changes in tariffs, benefiting traders and businessmen, framing pro-people water amnesty scheme and improving quantum of sewage treatment across Delhi. However, there have been many complaints related to corruption in new water connections, faulty procurement of water tankers from DJB and slow installation of piped water supply and repair of water pipeline.”
“We have to ensure that the Delhi Jal Board works at par with the highest standards of transparency and institutional efficiency to ensure that the common citizen experiences government in a way they have never done before,” a senior Board official said.
In this meeting, it was decided that all the verticals in the Delhi Jal Board would make a detailed
action plan to work on increasing transparency in the Delhi Jal Board.
Kapil Mishra also said: “Why should the citizen know where the zonal office is? Why should the citizen know where the Executive Engineer is? We have to remove citizen interaction with government because that increases the avenues of corruption. For water connections, grievances on water pipelines and sewer connections/repair, we should process it using our call centere and mobile phone application in a centralised manner, and fix accountability in a time-bound manner on each matter pending.”