More power to the aam janta; Delhi cabinet may take up Swaraj Bill

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Delhi cabinet may take up Swaraj Bill
New Delhi, Feb 11: The Aam Aadmi Party's Swaraj Bill, aimed at decentralising power to grassroots by setting up 'mohalla sabhas", is likely to be discussed at a meeting of Delhi cabinet on Wednesday.

Senior government officials had held a meeting on Sunday and finalised the modalities of Swaraj Bill which intends to put in place mohalla sabhas where power would be given to the common people to solve problems at the local level.

"A meeting of 25 secretaries from various departments took place to hold discussion on Swaraj Bill," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said.

Swaraj Bill intends to put in place mohalla sabhas where aam janta has powers

Former chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh S C Behar, who has been entrusted with the responsibility to draft Swaraj Bill, said "the draft is in its final stage. We have received advice from all the concerned government departments in this regard."

Seeking to dispel the fear that AAP members will take over mohalla sabhas, Behar said "under the Bill, mohalla sabhas are being made strong. However, it is not that party members will take their control.

PTI

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