Babus prepare report card for govt's first anniversary

Preparations have begun for highlighting the achievements of the Arvind Kejriwal government in its first year and all department heads in the Secretariat are busy preparing report cards on the work done.

There are plans of a media blitzkrieg to mark the AAP government’s anniversary on February 14.

The Chief Minister has asked all ministers and department heads to put together a list of work accomplished in the past 11 months, said an official.

“We are very nearly done with the task,” said an Education Department official, adding that construction of 8,000 new class rooms and the online process for nursery admission will sparkle in their list of achievements.

The just-concluded odd-even scheme to decongest roads, demolition of the BRT corridor and the proposed free medicines and tests in hospitals are going to get prime space in the Aam Aadmi Party government’s report card, said a functionary in Kejriwal’s office.

While new mohalla clinic will also be an achievement of the Health Department, the Transport Department is preparing to showcase the trial run of e-ticketing in DTC buses and licences to e-rickshaw drivers.

“Transport Minister Gopal Rai is also focusing on setting the agenda for the current year and preparing a 20-point target for 2016,” he said.

Officials in the Public Works Department are expected to highlight the recent inauguration of the elevated road in north Delhi.

The savings made in the construction of government hospitals, elevated road and road-repair helpline for PWD roads are also being added to the PWD list of achievements.

Subordinates of Home Minister Satyendar Jain want to take credit for the ordering Commissions of Inquiry for probing wrongdoings in Delhi Cricket Association, in keeping with the government’s anti-corruption agenda.

On the issue of enhancing women safety, Jain and Rai are likely to showcase the plan to hire over 7,000 home guards and installation of CCTV-cum-GPS instruments in over 200 buses.

The new Delhi Jal Board bill payment app, a revenue collection jump of about Rs 176 crore even after the free water scheme, an aarti organised on the Yamuna bank and inauguration of underground water reservoirs in west Delhi would be on the list being prepared by departments headed by Water and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra.

In the VAT Department, there are intense discussions are on masking the probable shortfall in revenue collection with achievements like detection of tax evasion by LED TV importers and expansion of the tax net by introducing IT tools in shops, and on measures at the city border to check trucks involved in VAT evasion.

Officials in the Revenue Department said the facility of e-certificates by SDMs and compensation for crop damage to farmers have been mentioned in their list of achievements.

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