Unauthorised colonies will be regularised in a year: Delhi L-G

JungLieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung on Monday said that unauthorised colonies will be regularised in a year and that VAT simplification will be done.

Addressing the Delhi Assembly after the Aam Aadmi Party assumed power, Jung spelled out the Arvind Kejriwal-led government's policies. He said mohalla sabhas will be established to give right to citizens and the new government will fight for full statehood for Delhi.

"Donations for schools will be abolished. New government hospitals which are better than private ones will be established," Jung said.

On women's safety, Jung said special security cells for women safety will be set up along with new courts.

"A matter of deep concern is the security of women and girls. That 50 per cent of the population should be intimidated enough to avoid public spaces is a shame," he said.

"Special security cells shall be set up to ensure that women and girls are not harassed. New courts shall be set up and new judges appointed so as to ensure that all cases involving harassment of women or girls are disposed of in three months.

"Similarly, such number of courts shall be set up and judges appointed so that all other cases are disposed of in six months," he said.

Setting up of Special Security Cells was promised by AAP during their campaign for the Assembly polls.

Security of women in the national capital has been under spotlight since the infamous December 16 gangrape incident of 2012 after which several remedial steps were taken by the police and the government.

In one such step, the Delhi Police had recently announced that charge sheets in rape cases will be filed within 20 days to ensure speedy justice to victims.

2013 saw molestation and rape cases rising alarmingly by 412 and 129 per cent respectively.

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