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Speed up file movement: CM to babus

In a bid to curb red tapism which is holding back the files that are required to reach the CM Office, the Chief Minister Office has directed the babus to speed up the works and issued a circulation to ensure that files are submitted on time.

Delhi Principal secretary Rajendra Kumar said in a letter that: “The Chief Minister seeks reports from the concerned minister/seniors officers on pressing issues by a specific date. It has been noticed that such reports often get delayed and on such occasions are submitted in normal departmental files which take time to reach the Chief Minister.”

“In order to ensure the timely submission of such reports, it has been decided that all such reports requisitioned by the Chief Minister shall be submitted in a separate cover clearly marked “report on ….. for the Chief Minister to be submitted by …... (date).” These covers should be addressed to Aswathi Murlidharan, Joint Secretary to the Chief Minister and should reach by 10 am on the designated date,” said the letter. Meanwhile, the Delhi government is working towards encouraging use of mobile and e-governance to eliminate corruption and red tapism from the system. The AAP government is all set to enhance the financial powers of the departmental heads. The move is aimed at cutting red tape and increasing the efficiency of the bureaucracy. The state government has found that HODs waste hundreds of man-hours to get recurring and routine expenditure cleared by the finance department.

The finance department, had pointed out that delegation of powers would reduce paper work with regard to routine decisions like printing of visiting cards, purchase of rubber stamps and office seals and stationery.
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