Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

AAP Urges L-G Anil Baijal to Approve Bill on Mohalla Sabhas

AAP government said the initiative encouraged public participation in governance at local level.


Updated:August 9, 2017, 11:35 PM IST
AAP Urges L-G Anil Baijal to Approve Bill on Mohalla Sabhas
File image of Delhi L-G Anil Baijal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The AAP government on Wednesday urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to green lit 'mohalla sabha' proposal aimed at enabling people to have a say on the civic projects undertaken in their area.

AAP MLA Sanjeev Jha initiated a short discussion on the matter on second day of the monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly. He said the initiative encouraged public participation in governance at local level.

Responding to the discussion, Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendra Jain said the government was open for any amendment in the proposal if the Lt Governor wanted.

Last year, the Delhi cabinet had approved formation of 2,972 mohalla sabhas across 70 assembly constituencies. The city government had also allocated Rs 350 crore for the programme, but the amount could not be utilised for want of L-G's consent.

"The government has formed a mohalla sabha over 1,000 houses. According to the proposal, there will be no administrative expenditure like salaries of officers and others. Under the mohalla sabhas, people will decide which projects should be implemented in their localty," Jain told the House.

The minister also informed the House that the L-G had not yet given his approval for the formation of mohalla sabhas. "We should not bring politics in development works. The government wants people to be empowered through such sabhas. Through this, we can bring 'swaraj' in Delhi. I request the LG to approve the government's proposal in this regard," he said.

However, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta sought to corner the AAP government over the issue, alleging that the government was unsuccessful in utilising the funds allocated to mohalla sabhas as it lacked proper planning.

"Instead of criticising opposition, the AAP government should tell people why these funds were not utilised," he said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results