New Delhi: The impact of Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption was clearly visible as the Delhi government has announced to implement Citizen Charter in government offices from September 15.

The Congress-led state government has decided to implement Citizen Charter in all its offices in the capital, under which the officials are bound to give feedback to applicant within the stipulated timeframe, failing which they would face a cash fine or penalty. Hazare has already raised the demand for the Citizen Charter.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the state government has started preparations on the notification issued on April 28 by the Centre to implement the Act.

“All the rules have been drafted for the implementation of Citizen Charter in all the government departments in the state, she added.

Strict action would be taken against the government officials, who do not comply with the law, she added.

The BJP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi is already working in accordance with the Citizen Charter.

S Mehra, Commissioner MCD, said E-governance has already been implemented in the urban body, adding “Most of the departments mark the attendance by ‘biometric machines’, in accordance to which the salaries are disposed to official.”

Mehra further added, “After the implementation of new law by the Centre, the deadline for any task would be set.”

(JPN/Bureau)