Learn From Sheila on Meeting People: Digvijay to Kejriwal - The New Indian Express

Learn From Sheila on Meeting People: Digvijay to Kejriwal

Published: 17th January 2014 02:06 PM

Last Updated: 17th January 2014 02:29 PM

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has suggested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to learn from his predecessor Sheila Dikshit and meet people two hours every day for six days in a week.

Noting that Kejriwal has discontinued the 'Janta Darbars', he said in his tweet last night that "systems have to be built for effective public grievance redressal and it can't be done single-handedly." 

After his first 'janta darbar' ended in a total chaos last week, Kejriwal had said there would be no such public meets and the government will open new channels where people can report their grievances online, via post and through calls.

Digvijay recalled that as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in 1994, he had set up a separate Department of Public Grievances Redressal which registered complaints and these could be tracked online.

Singh said that as Chief Minister, he also used to meet people daily for two hours each day without appointment and Sheila had also done the same thing in Delhi for the last 15 years.

Sheila had enacted the Right to Citizen Services Timely Delivery Act 2011 in Delhi under which a Commission could summon any officer, he said.

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