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Baijal okays plan to digitise DDA services

LG stresses need for more ‘Nagrik Suvidha Kendras’23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:In a bid to ease the delivery of services, Lt Governor Anil Baijal today approved the plan for “digital delivery” of all services of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and emphasised the need for setting up more ‘Nagrik Suvidha Kendras’ to facilitate citizens across the city.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 22

In a bid to ease the delivery of services, Lt Governor Anil Baijal today approved the plan for “digital delivery” of all services of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and emphasised the need for setting up more ‘Nagrik Suvidha Kendras’ to facilitate citizens across the city.

The land owning agency will undertake digitalisation of about 77 workflow activities related to land disposal, housing, land management, financial matters, sports, personnel, etc. to begin with.

In this regard, Baijal, also the Chairperson of the DDA, today held a review meeting to see the preparedness for working out such a plan and ordered timebound implementation of the initiative as a “turn-key project”.

In the meeting, a presentation on ‘digital preparation of DDA’ under the ‘Digital India Programme’ was made by Uday Pratap Singh, Vice-Chairman, DDA, and his team.

Giving his remarks, the LG stressed the need for setting up deadlines for specific activities and delivering services in a timebound manner.

The LG directed that the land owning agency should have an online public grievance redressal mechanism so that there is minimal human interface. Geo-referencing of vacant plots should be done with the coordination of GSI and NRSA, he said.

The DDA Chairperson directed the Land Management Wing to compile yearwise data of encroachment on the DDA land along with an action plan for its removal in two months.

Officials were told to identify pockets of plots and areas where layout plans have still not been made so that they could be notified as ‘green’ to prevent further encroachment.

The LG said the DDA should frame a policy for development of land in the national Capital and undertake capacity building/competency development programmes for about 10 lakh customers having DDA land and properties.

“Various modes of service delivery like Internet access through computer at home, mobile phones, cyber/Internet cafes, Internet service access centres, common services centres, mobile van service, Nagrik Suvidha Kendras of DDA to be initiated and integrated,” read a statement issued by Raj Niwas.

The ‘Action Taken Report’ of the last meeting held on February 9 on ‘Land Management Issues’ was presented in the meeting which was also attended by the Vice-Chairman (DDA), Engineer Member (DDA), Finance Member (DDA), Pr. Commissioner (LD), Pr. Commissioner (LM), Commissioner (Plg), DDA, Chief Legal Advisor (DDA) and other HODs.

MCD elections: Swaraj India releases first list of candidates

MCD elections: Swaraj India releases first list of candidates

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the three major political parties contesting the municipal polls in the national Capital, Swaraj India today announced its first list of 25 candidates, comprising 11 women (two from unreserved seats) and five SC candidates, for the upcoming municipal elections.

DSGMC polls

Badals have ruined Sikh institutions, says Dal Khalsa

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The Dal Khalsa urged Delhi Sikhs to favour only those candidates in the ensuing gurdwara polls who have stood with ‘Panth’ in the past and defeat those who have ditched the Panth for political or personal benefits.

Jain inspects midday meals kitchens

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Days after nine students were taken ill for having midday meals infested with rat, the Food and Safety Department led by Health Minister Satyendra Jain today inspected three midday meal kitchens in Burari and Jagat Pur areas of the national Capital.

Govt approves Rs 200 crore for North MCD for staff salaries

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today approved a loan of Rs 200 crore to the cash-strapped North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for payment of its staff’s salaries.

Community policing scheme launched

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:The Outer District police took an initiative by including security guards, chowkidars and 'mitras' to launch a community policing scheme “Prahari”.

Sirsa appeals to youths to vote in large numbers

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:Outgoing general secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa who is contesting from the Punjabi Bagh ward number nine appealed to the voters to exercise their franchise on the day of polling in a big way.

International drug cartel busted, two held

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:A team of Northern Range, Special Cell, has busted an international drug cartel and arrested its two key players Nitin Gupta and Hefajuddin from Mahipalpur and three kgs of high grade heroin worth Rs 12 crore in the international market have been recovered from their possession.

Coral smuggler nabbed

23 Feb 2017 | 1:17 AM

NEW DELHI:An Afghan national trying to smuggle in 114 kgs of corals at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been arrested.

DSGMC polls

SAD Badal, SAD (Delhi) to cross swords in CP ward

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:In Connaught Place, one of the biggest wards of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), the fight is mainly between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) led by the Sarna brothers.

GHPS staff accuse DSGMC of holding back due arrear

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Representatives of Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) Staff Welfare Association’ representing the 12 schools run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today accused the Sikh body of “holding back” the arrears due to teaching and non-teaching staff as per the Sixth Pay Commission (SPC) revision.

Deer Park rape solved, youth held

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The South District Police has solved a blind case of robbery-cum-rape involving a northeastern girl and arrested the accused Raja (19).

Hussain reviews wildlife bird project

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Environment Minister Imran Hussain today reviewed the progress of proposed Wildlife Bird Rescue Centre at Rajokri, a centre touted to be of world-class level.

nursing officer’s death case

AIIMS doctor sacked

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to sack a senior resident doctor (anaesthesiology) and give Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family of Nursing Officer Rajbir Kaur, who died on February 4 following complications during childbirth (stillborn) in an alleged case of medical negligence last month.

Realty future in affordable housing: Naidu

22 Feb 2017 | 1:11 AM

NEW DELHI:Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M.

Sewer line work in JJ cluster opens

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today inaugurated the work of providing and laying of jointing internal sewer line in Jawahar Mohalla group of JJ cluster in Shashi Garden in Patparganj Assembly constituency.

Woman suicide attempt at Metro station

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:A 25-year-old woman, working at a private hospital, today allegedly attempted suicide by jumping before a Metro train.

SC orders Unitech to pay interest on buyers’ money

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Monday directed Unitech to deposit 14% interest on Rs 17 crore invested by 39 buyers in the real estate developer’s Vistas project in Gurugram.

Food officers ordered to check midday meals

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Days after children were taken ill for eating midday meal infested with rats, Delhi Commissioner (Food Safety) today issued order to the Deputy Commissioner (Food Safety) to inspect the hygiene and cleanliness of midday meal kitchens and transportation facilities under their districts.

SAD Badal committed to Sikhism, says Sirsa

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:The outgoing general secretary of the DSGMC and Shiromani Akali Dal Badal candidate from Punjabi Bagh ward, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that his party was committed to the Sikh religion and would work for its uplift.

Chargesheet filed in GB Road ring

22 Feb 2017 | 1:09 AM

NEW DELHI:Delhi Police today filed chargesheet in the GB Road trafficking and prostitution racket unearthed last year, in which the accused have been booked under the stringent MCOCA provisions.

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