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Tag: Anil Baijal

Kejriwal Kicks CCTV Project Into PM’s Court

[New Delhi]Kejriwal Kicks CCTV Project Into PM’s Court Seeking PM’s Intervention
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in execution of the Delhi government’s CCTV project, Earlier Lt Governor Anil Baijal has constituted a panel to prepare a framework for CCTV Project for Delhi
Kejriwal sought an appointment with Modi and requested him to order Baijal to allow the installation of CCTV cameras, saying that as it was related to women safety there should be no politics over the issue.
Yesterday, the AAP government had declared as “null and void” the L-G appointed committee, saying that it was the government’s job to install CCTV cameras and asked Baijal to prevent rising crimes in the city.
The committee had been formed to “stall” the CCTV project, the chief minister alleged in the letter, claiming that the L-G was doing “politics” over the issue.
Yesterday, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain had written to Baijal, saying “Under the Constitution, L-G’s job is to do good policing and prevent crime. Kindly concentrate on your job. It is elected government’s job to install cameras. Please allow us to do our job.
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Baijal Drops Kejriwal’s Proposal For Doorstep Delivery Of Ration

[New Delhi] Baijal Drops Kejriwal’s Proposal For Doorstep Delivery Of Ration Kejriwal Calls Petty Politics
Lt Governor Of Delhi Anil Baijal has rejected the Delhi government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of ration, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted on twitter “important” measure had fallen victim to “petty politics”.
Earlier this month, the Delhi Cabinet had approved the proposal for delivering rations in sealed packets at the doorstep to PDS beneficiaries.
The proposal advocates providing doorstep delivery of wheat/flour, rice and sugar for eligible beneficiaries.According to a government official, there are around 72 lakh PDS beneficiaries in the city.Four Lakhs ration cards in April are treated as suspicious , As per Food& Civil Supply Department ,more then 4 Lakh may be duplicate to improper issuance
After the Cabinet’s decision, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that attempts were made to put roadblocks in the passage of the scheme, adding that he would request the L-G to consider it keeping in mind the poor residents of Delhi and pass it.

Is L-G Trying to Protect a Corrupt System:Thakur Sisodia On Doorstep Services

[New Delhi] Is L-G Trying to Protect a Corrupt System:Thakur Sisodia On Doorstep Services
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today renewed his attack on Lt Governor Anil Baijal, asking whether he was “trying to protect a corrupt system” by returning the AAP government’s proposal for doorstep delivery of public services.
Baijal yesterday returned the Delhi government’s proposal for reconsideration, and Sisodia tweeted that it was a “huge setback” to the efforts to provide a graft-free governance.
The proposal envisages delivery of 40 public services – like driving licences, caste certificates and new water connections – at the doorstep of citizens.
Hitting out at Baijal today, Sisodia wondered whether the L-G should have the power to turn down the decisions of an elected government.
the deputy chief minister said in Press conference that the move would ensure that citizens won’t have to visit a department’s office.
Under the current system, people are required to visit government’s offices once or twice.

Anil Baijal To Replace 20th LG Najeeb Jung

[New Delhi]Anil Baijal To Replace Najeeb Jung In Delhi
Former top IAS officer Baijal Is 21st LG Of Delhi
Career bureaucrat Anil Baijal was today appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi, a post which has fallen vacant after sudden resignation of Najeeb Jung.
70-year-old Baijal, a 1969 batch IAS officer, had served as Union Home Secretary under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government besides holding key positions in other ministries.
The President accepted the resignation of Jung and also ordered for appointment of Baijal, who will be the 21st Lt Governor of the national capital.
Baijal had retired from service in 2006 as Secretary, Urban Development Ministry. He is a former vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority.
Baijal was actively associated with the designing and roll-out of Rs 60,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) launched by the Manmohan Singh government.
The former bureaucrat was also on the executive council of the think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation, several of whose former members have been appointed to senior positions by the Modi government including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Jung had submitted his resignation on December 22, ending a nearly three-and-half-year-long eventful tenure, mostly marked by bitter confrontation with AAP government