Delhi Lt Governor Approves Kejriwal's Doorstep Delivery Scheme
After hanging fire for nearly two months, Delhi government's ambitious programme for doorstep delivery of public services has been cleared by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, who had red-flagged a few provisions in the scheme. The Lt Governor's office issued a statement on Monday announcing the decision, minutes after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked Mr Baijal on Twitter for approving the scheme. The scheme was cleared by the Cabinet on November 16 last year. Under the scheme, assistants will turn up at the doorstep of individuals willing to avail certain government services and upload requisite documents online, ending the need for them to visit government offices. LG Anil Baijal had advised the government to reconsider the proposal and focus on digital delivery of services, "as 35 out of 40 services listed in the scheme are already available online", and set up internet kiosks by unemployed youth for those not able to access the internet.