Corruption-friendly Delhi rattles Kejriwal, ministers told to act

Nearly 30% of Delhi's households paid bribes during the past year to avail public services, says a study

GN Bureau | October 29, 2015


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Stung by CMS-India Corruption Study-2015 report on the extent of graft in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked his ministers to submit a detailed action plan within a week to address the problem of corruption.

The CMS study had showed that nearly 30% of Delhi's households had paid bribes during the past year to avail public services.

Delhi chief minister has identified certain matters within each department and has then communicated to the ministers.  "Our government maintains a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption in public life. It is requested that a detailed action plan may be drawn to uproot the scourge of corruption from the departments under your charge, focusing especially on the critical areas pointed out in the CMS-India Corruption Study 2015 report," says the letter by Kejriwal.

Study report released on October 21 had stated that 45 per cent respondents said that corruption in state government- governed services has decreased while 20 per cent of them felt it had increased in one last year.

"Also nearly 30 per cent of Delhi households had paid a bribe at least once during the last 12 months and nearly 45 per cent of these households belonged to lower income groups," it had said.

"Driving license, Department of Transport is identified by households in Delhi as most corrupt (26 per cent) while electricity/ water supply (2 per cent each) as least.

"Teh bazari/ hawking permit is identified as most corrupt (32 per cent) while sanitation, garbage collection as least corrupt (8 per cent)," it had added.

Based on these findings, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who is handling important portfolios of education and law among other things, has a task cut out for him. The CM has identified several problems, including securing admission in a school of choice, getting roads, streets and drains cleaned, installation of shops and vending units, obtaining licence for hawking etc.

Kapil Mishra, minister for water and tourism, has been asked to look into corruption for getting water tanker from DJB, installation of piped water supply and repair of a water pipeline. For transport minister Gopal Rai, the CM has identified problems with applying for a new driving licence and renewal of old licence. There are also problems with applying for a commercial driving licence.

Health minister Satyendar Jain, who is also handling the power portfolio, has been asked to look into problems being faced by patients in getting beds, diagnostic services, applying for new electricity connections, faulty meters and inflated bills.

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