Free Press Journal

Power tariff subsidy, other AAP govt initiatives to stay


New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who is now administering Delhi after President’s rule was imposed, today made it clear that none of the decisions and initiatives taken by the AAP government will be scrapped, including the 50 per cent subsidy on power tariff.

He also directed the Chief Secretary to ensure speedy delivery of various services and provide good governance.

Jung today convened a meeting of all senior Delhi government officials including principal secretaries, secretaries and head of departments along with commissioners of Delhi Municipal Corporation and New Delhi Municipal Council at Raj Niwas.

“The initiatives like the 1031 anti-corruption helpline number, public grievance system, 50 per cent subsidy on power tariff and providing 667 litres of free water daily for domestic consumption to each household having metered connection in Delhi will continue. The Lt governor also directed all the officials to complete their work in a time-bound manner,” said Chief Secretary S K Srivastava.

Jung instructed the finance department to prepare Vote-on- account for the first two quarters of the next financial year.

He asked the officials to ensure smooth functioning of AAP government’s public grievance management system at Delhi Secretariat so that people’s complaints are settled.

Jung also directed that anti-corruption helpline should continue and the calls received be attended promptly.

Instructing the departments of Trade & Taxes, Excise, Transport and Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Jung laid emphasis that all steps should be taken to achieve revenue collection targets within the given time frame.

Moreover, Irrigation and Flood control, MCD and PWD among others were directed to prepare monsoon action plan and conduct desilting of drains, even as Delhi Jal Board was asked to ensure proper water supply in summer season.