Delhi plans home delivery of 40 government services, LG says no

File photo of Manish Sisodia. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 27, 2017, 03.24 AM (IST)

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said Tuesday that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had turned down the government's proposal to home deliver 40 government services. 

The government services included caste, birth, and address certificates, licences, and pensions. 

Sisodia said the LG had thought the digitisation of the services was enough. 

Sisodia however said on Twitter that most of the services had already been digitised, and yet there were "long queues in offices... most people still have to run around government offices with docs (documents)". 

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He added that the "LG has taken decision without knowing field reality." 

And that this was a huge setback to the Delhi government's efforts to "provide good and corruption free governance". 

Sisodia also wondered whether the LG should have the "power to express difference of opinion with elected govt on such critical matters of public interest n be able to scuttle such measures?"

He said that the public was "hugely suffering because of that". 

"Today I feel sad for people of Delhi," he added. 

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