In a press conference, which was disrupted by a Congress MLA, the Chief Minister claimed that his government has done far more work for the people in the first month than its predecessors. (Agencies)
He also said that rooting out corruption, ensuring security to women and enhancing water distribution network are among his top priorities.
"Your surveys have shown, it is clear people are happy with the performance," he said, adding a number of key decisions have been taken to help the common man like providing 20 kilolitres of free water per month to each household, besides providing power subsidy to a large section of consumers.
On his government's decision for an investigation by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, he said that a thorough probe is required as demanded by the Sikh community.
Kejriwal's press conference was disrupted by Congress MLA from Okhla Asif Muhammad Khan, after the Delhi CM, in reply to a question, said that he was not considering appointing an SIT to investigate the Batla House encounter in 2008.
He said that as a court has already given its verdict in the case, there was no need for a probe again.
On corruption, Kejriwal said that his government will come down hard on corrupt officials but at the same time will protect the honest officers.
"We are considering ways to protect the honest officers," he said without elaborating.
Kejriwal said that the Delhi Janlokpal Bill will most probably come before his Cabinet on Friday and the Assembly is likely to meet in a fortnight for its passage.
"Our aim is to provide a corruption-free government. (Fighting) Corruption is very important for us. I have visited various offices and people said now their work is getting done without bribing," he said and referred to the anti-graft helpline launched earlier this month.
The Delhi Chief Minister also noted that AAP government has taken the initiative to end the VIP culture in city.
The Kejriwal government's one month saw several controversies, including over the CM's choice of house, the chaos at his public hearing or 'janta darbar' and the conduct of his ministers especially Law Minister Somnath Bharti who raised hackles with his plan to call a meeting of High Court judges and later by leading a midnight raid against African nationals.
Arvind Kejriwal further said that the 'nursery helpline' launched by the education department has also been ‘very helpful’ to parents.
He said that government has mapped all its schools across the city to check their infrastructure requirement and follow up action was being taken.
The Chief Minister also asked the agitating contractual employees including DTC workers and guest teachers, who have been sitting on dharna demanding regularization of their services to end their strike immediately.
He said that the government is in the process of regularizing their services and if they do not end their protest, the government would recruit new employees.
The government has already appointed a high-level committee to recommend policy guidelines to regularize services of contractual employees.
"If the striking employees don't come back to work, we will not consider them for regularization. We can't afford to have 600 DTC buses off the roads," Kejriwal said.
On women's security, he said that a committee has been formed to suggest measures to enhance women security. He also added that the government is working towards setting up a women security force, but clarified that it would not be a parallel police force.
He said that enhancing water distribution network in the city is one of his major priorities.
Kejriwal said that third party power meter testing will be carried out across the city.
He further said that 58 night shelters are being set up to provide shelters to the homeless people.
In a press conference, which was disrupted by a Congress MLA, the Chief Minister claimed that his government has done far more work for the people in the first month than its predecessors.