July 2017 \ Interviews \ POLITICAL INTERVIEW

They say that the NDMC is among the richest civic bodies in the world. It caters to an exclusive 43.7 sq km of Delhi’s total 1,484 sq km and houses, among others, the President and Prime Minister of India,

On e-governance…

E-transactions have become the norm. There is transparency in everything that the Council is doing. We have also developed many software applications (apps) for the benefit of citizens. One can use a smart phone to pay utility bills, house tax, procure birth and death certificates and get to know about job vacancies, all electronically. We are going paperless.

On management of parking lots…

NDMC area has a number of parking lots with heavy pressure of vehicles. NDMC employees have been tasked to manage parking. It is fetching the Council handsome revenues.

On NDMC-run schools…

Our schools are getting more modern. The quality of education has gone up. Special attention is being given to extra-curricular activities in NDMC schools. Girl students are being given practical lessons in self-defence. Significantly, all schools are now equipped with CCTV cameras, which means parents can keep an eye on children sitting at home, and management can keep an eye on teachers.