Delhi Government Current Affairs - 2019

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Delhi Government launches India’s first scheme for doorstep delivery of essential government services

Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government has launched scheme for doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services like caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections. It is fist home delivery scheme of various essential government services in the country. It will help to deal with corruption in delivery of essential government services and promote transparent governance.

Key Features of Scheme

Under this scheme, Delhi government will provide 40 services such as caste certificate, driving licence at doorstep of people in the first phase. Eventually, more services will be added to the list in later phases. These essential government services will be delivered by mobile sahayaks with fee of Rs 50.

For implementation of this scheme, Delhi government has intermediary agency which has set up call centres and hired mobile sahayaks (facilitators). For availing doorstep delivery of services, Delhi citizens need to call centralised number to set up home visit with mobile sahayak.

The mobile sahayak will be equipped with all necessary equipment such as biometric devices and camera. These sahayak will help user fill out application, pay fee and collect documents needed for service. Then completed certificate will then be posted to applicant.

For certificates that mandate visit to office concerned, such as test for driving licence, applicant will be required to personally visit to office after sahayak helps with initial application at home. This scheme will cover doorstep delivery of various certificates including caste, new water connection, income, driving licence, ration card, domicile, marriage registration, duplicate RC and change of address in RC, among others.

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Delhi Government bans all forms of chewable tobacco

Delhi Government on 30 March 2015 banned sale, purchase, storage and manufacturing of all forms of chewable tobacco including guktha and pan masala containing tobacco.

In this regard, Delhi Government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued notification banning all products of chewable tobacco in all forms.

The ban on all such products will continue for next one year owing to public interest and thereafter, government will extend the ban all these products every year.

To implement the ban various citizen’s monitoring committees will be formed in every constituency in order to educate the masses.

Previously in September 2012, Delhi government had issued notification to ban gutkha. It was issued in pursuance of series of directions from the Supreme Court to ban gutkha.

However the banning of gutkha was not served as the notification only had mentioned gutkha products and not banned the tobacco products. The new proposal bans all the raw chewable tobacco products in Delhi and takes strict action against the violators. But no such ban has been enforced on cigarettes in Delhi.

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