Delhi CM blasts license for CCTV directive, vows to install camera with local consensus

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New Delhi: Interacting with Residential Welfare Associations (RAWs) and Market associations over installation of 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in the national capital on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tore apart the license for CCTV report, which was submitted by the committee constituted by LG to look into the CCTV installation laws.

While addressing the huge gathering at Indra Gandhi Indore Stadium, Delhi CM Kejriwal said that Delhi LG want to bring license rule again. As per Delhi Rules for Regulation of CCTV 2018, those who want to install CCTV cameras in public spaces (outside home, shop or street) should take police license first.

“LG, Anil Baijal leaving no stone unturned to stall CCTV installation project in Delhi. When Delhi government was about to start the project in April, he constituted a committee to look into this matter and where CCTV cameras should install.”

He further said, “Months after, the committee submitted its report which says that the residents should take police license first before installing CCTV cameras in public space. So, with the permission of locals I’m rejecting this proposal. License for CCTV rule is unacceptable and it should be thrown into the dustbin because it will raise corruption.”
Taking jibe over the report Delhi CM said, “Police failing in giving and keeping gun license records, how they will take care of CCTV license?

Installing 1.5 lakh CCTV cameras in Delhi for women security is poll promise of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Subsequently, the government gave tender to a central government company, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to install the camera but rift between the government and the LG, delayed the project.

To make a common decision with the consensus of locals AAP hold interaction with RAWs and Market associations to select the CCTV installation points.

With the consensus of gathering Delhi CM passed two resolutions – Reject license for CCTV report and selection of spots for CCTV installation will be done by RAWs, market associations, locals and police.

Earlier, Delhi Women Commission Chief Swati Maliwal also came down heavily on Union Government, LG and Delhi police for stalling CCTV project which can curb 50% crime in the city. “It is a penance of all crime. It will not curb crime but also keep a tab on Delhi police’s illicit actives and curb corruption.”

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