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* Right to Service Act comes into force in Delhi; Delhiites to get 32 services from State government in a time bound manner.


Driving License, Power connection, Birth or Death Certificate, Domicile certificate are among the 32 services that Delhiites will get within a specified time from today. Delhi Right to Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services Act 2011 came into force from today. Seen as a major reform in service delivery mechanism initiated by the Delhi Government, the legislation fixes financial penalty in the range of  10 rupees to  200  rupees a day to the officials failing to respond to citizens’ plea within the stipulated time-frame. 32 services concerning general public have been brought under its coverage. Another 40 services will be included in a month.  Delhi Chief Secretary P K Tripathi said the government has made all preparations to implement the law.  The government has also directed the departments to prepare citizens’ charter which will be put up in the reception areas in the offices as well as on the websites.

Almost all the government departments including Revenue, Food and Civil Supplies, Transport and Trade and Taxes as well as civic agencies MCD and NDMC have been brought under the legislation. Delhi has also become the first state to have e- monitoring system where citizens can track their applications and check for delays online.


Madhuri Varshney



The 10-day Self-Defence Training programme started from 22nd June concluded yesterday, the 5th July, 2011. On the occasion, Shri Parmaditya, Addl. DCP, Shri Mahendra Singh, ACP, Dabri, Sushil Kumar, Sudha Aiyer, Anil Rajput and M K Gupta of Dwarka Forum were also present. In his concluding speech, Parmaditya while thanking the Dwarka Forum for its efforts in organizing the programme, informed that he will try to organize another camp shortly so that left-out interested women get this training and also distributed certificates to the trainees.

There were about 35 in the age groups from 10 years to 50 years. The trainees were full with confidence after the successful training. Sushil Kumar, General Secy. DF said that the trainees should encourage other women to get this training in their own interest in view of the increased in crimes against them.

M K Gupta thanked the Delhli Police, trainers, trainees for making this camp successful. He also thanked Shri Rajiv Solanki, Vice President of DF for providing space and other facilities for this camp on voluntarily basis without any charge. Ms. Madhuri Varshney, speaking on behalf of trainees, said that they are now confident of facing any crisis by anti-social elements. The training was conducted on the suggestion given by Ms. Anju Nagpal, an on-line member of DF.

Those interested for the next training camp, can send their nominations to the Dwarka Forum ( e-mail: ) and they will be informed about the next programme as and when the same is finalized.

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