AAP Govt May Soon Live-Stream All Official Meetings, Due To Frequent Tiffs With Bureaucracy

| February 27 , 2018 , 09:58 IST

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has had a history of having tiffs with the bureaucracy in Delhi, with altercations with the previous Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, the current LG Anil Baijal and most recently with the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

The ruling AAP, in order to prove its allegations of the bureaucracy delaying its plans and progress, is considering live-streaming all of its official meetings.

According to the plan, even the Chief Minister's meetings with the bureaucracy would be live-streamed so that the public can understand the role played out by the political executives and the bureaucracy.

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The live-streaming, which would include audio, would be accessible to the common man, providing insight on the planning and processing of projects at the highest level. Confidential meetings would of course not be streamed to the public.

“The live feed would be available on a dedicated website where people could hear who spoke what in the meetings. With the file-tracking plan, we want to put every noting and detail of each file pending at each stage on the website so that people can know which officer or which political functionary held up the file for how many days,” a government official said.

In another attempt to increase transparency, the AAP government is also planning to set up a file-tracking system that would be accessible to the public through which all the details of the concerned topics, remarks etc can be read.

If the plan is passed by the cabinet, funds would be allocated for it in the forthcoming budget.

Such a plan to increase the transparency of political functioning would certainly go a long way in boosting the faltering image of the Aam Aadmi Party, which won the Delhi assembly elections with an overwhelming majority in 2015.