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Chief secretary refuses to accept important files: CMO

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Published : Mar 12, 2018, 1:02 am IST
Updated : Mar 12, 2018, 1:02 am IST

The files contained comments of Mr Kejriwal in preparation of the annual Budget speech.

Anshu Prakash
 Anshu Prakash

New Delhi: The chief minister’s office on Sunday said that the Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash has refused to accept important files containing comments of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, days ahead of the Delhi Budget. The files contained comments of Mr Kejriwal in preparation of the annual Budget speech and were related to fixing accountability in setting up of mohalla and poly clinics. “This year, the Delhi government will introduce an innovative concept in Budget making. For most of the big projects, specific milestones will be presented before the Assembly to make the Delhi government more accountable to the Assembly,” said an official statement.

“In case of mohalla clinics, the CM desired that specific timelines, including construction to operationalisation, recruitment of doctors and the date of starting the clinic be clearly mentioned in the file, and that Mr Prakash should personally ensure this,” it said. “However, in the morning when the files were sent, it was informed by Mr Prakash’s residence that as today was a Sunday, these files can be sent during office hours on Monday to his office,” it added. The first file was related to the setting-up of mohalla clinics and comments by the CM as to why the health department despite having received NoCs from various departments for 530 sites plus 296 sites in schools (nearly 830 new Mohalla Clinic sites), has been to provide an estimated timeline for construction of 243 new mohalla clinics so far.

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