Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Government vehicles were denied fuel since they didn’t have any GPS devices installed as per Delhi’s Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
In August, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had set a deadline in September for all the government vehicles to install GPS Devices. CM had also asked all heads of the department to submit certificates stating that officials were using only one car, regardless of the number of charges being held by them. Refusing to refuel cars, where some of which were ‘main’ department vehicles had resulted in officials sending a flurry of applications to GAD, wanting to seek the approval of fuel as a “special case”. GAD immediately put forward a file seeking an extension of the deadline till October 15.
Apart from about 600 vehicles that have been taken by various departments on lease, the Delhi government owns about 5,000 cars from across various departments and offices along with the records with the GAD show.
An official, privy to the development said, “So far, vehicles in the office of the divisional commissioner, higher education, technical education and transport department have installed GPS devices in all their vehicles. The GAD with 89 vehicles is yet to finish the process”.