Draft ready: AAP set to table Swaraj Bill

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Draft ready: AAP set to table Swaraj Bill
New Delhi, Feb 3: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi government is all set to table the novel Delhi Nagara Swaraj Bill 2014, which is aimed at civic development.

The draft of the Bill is ready and the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told the media that it will be tables soon in the upcoming special session of Delhi assembly from February 13 to 16.

Through this bill, the government wants to make the people of the city a part of the decision-making process.

The much-awaited Jan Lokpal Bill, which was passed by the Delhi cabinet today, will also be tabled in this assembly session.

Salient Features of the Bill

According to a HT report, under Swaraj Bill, every ward in the city will be divided into eight to 12 mohallas and any work in that mohalla would be undertaken after consultation with the residents and an approval from the mohalla sabha.

A member of the mohalla sabha has to be a registered voter of the mohalla, and even homeless persons above 18 years registered with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board can be members of that body. Elections for the body will be held by the State Election Commission and would comprise two representatives - a man and a woman.

From sweeping and cleaning of roads and streets, repair and maintenance of parks and streetlights to cleaning of drains, maintaining and operating the parking lots all local projects will be undertaken after consultations with the local residents.

Even liquor vends will be opened after permission from the residents and police will have to inform them in case they file any FIR in the colony. Apart from the mohalla sabha and mohalla committee, a ward-level committee will also be set up for each ward in the municipal corporation.

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