After CAG, BJP tears into Dikshit-led Delhi government

Published: 04th April 2013 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2013 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

Tearing into the Delhi Government citing the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, the BJP Delhi unit on Wednesday termed the state administration a ‘government of nexuses’.

“The supreme audit agency of India, appointed by the President, has been unable to find a single facet of life that remained unaffected by the incompetent and corrupt malpractices of the Delhi Government -- be it on the healthcare, transportation, water, power, sewerage, policing, housing or girl child front,” said Vijay Goel, BJP Delhi state unit chief. 

Goel said according to the CAG, the state government launched Laadli scheme for providing assistance to girls for their education up to secondary school without collecting the vital data on the target beneficiaries.

Inadequate tax collections by various departments led to a loss of over `2,700 crore in 2011-12, he added. Goel said people of Delhi struggle to get enough water for their daily use, though it is on the banks of the Yamuna. The CAG report had pulled up the state government saying one in every four Delhiites got only 3.82 litres of water a day as against the prescribed 172 litres. He said it was a matter of shame. 

The auditor found that the city government suffered a loss of `3,950.9 crore in three years as less than 40 per cent of water supply was billed and that too wrongly and with malefic intent. It noted that two dams were proposed on the Yamuna in 1994 to augment water capacity, but not constructed even after 18 years.

The BJP state chief said total collapse in planning on the public transport front choked Delhi. The CAG report had claimed that the Department of Transport favoured Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System (DIMTS), a private company, on many occasions by granting contracts on nomination basis in a non-transparent and uncompetitive manner.

“Though a private company, the Department of Transport continued to accord special treatment by awarding works on nomination basis in violation of financial norms. It also accepted the proposals submitted by the DIMTS without any scrutiny,” Goel said.


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