Kejriwal to rope in experts to help implement promises

18 February 2015

The Delhi government plans to rope in experts from diverse fields to help Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal implement various schemes and poll promises made by the Aam Admi Party during the elections.

An expert committee is going to be set up in the next few days, which will work under the chief minister's office and play a key role in formulation of various important policies of the government, according to a PTI report.

In its election manifesto, the AAP had promised to slash the power bills of the consumers by half and provide free water up to 20,000 litres a month to every household.

The party also promised to install 1.5 lakh CCTVs across the national capital and deploy marshals in every bus to ensure security of passengers, especially women, and set up 47 fast-track courts in the city.

"The committee of experts will be a part of chief minister's office and will help CM Arvind Kejriwal implement the AAP's pre-poll promises," said a senior government official.

The official said the government has started looking for such officers, adding that it is yet to take a decision on the number of committee members.

"The expert committee will also supervise the work of different departments and apprise the CM about regular developments," the official added.

On the first working day of the government on Monday, Kejriwal issued directions to various agencies not to carry out any demolition across the city until it reviews the existing policies governing demolitions.

Besides, the AAP government also directed the finance and power departments to immediately send their proposals on slashing power bills by 50 per cent.


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