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CCTV camera standoff: Delhi govt to seek views of RWAs in meeting

Posted: Jul 13, 2018     By City Spidey

Amid the standoff between Delhi Lieutenant Governor’s office and AAP-led Delhi government over control on monitoring of CCTV cameras, the Delhi government has decided to reach out to the Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) to have their views on the issue.

The decision of installing CCTV cameras has become bone of contention between L-G Anil Baijal and Kejriwal government. Both are fighting over the control of the project.

“Delhi government will soon call all RWAs and market associations in the city to discuss and finalise modalities of installing CCTV cameras across the city,” the chief minister wrote on Twitter.

The chief minister made this announcement through his Twitter handle but the date for the meeting with RWAs and market association is yet to be decided.

The development came a day after Kejriwal said that a panel set up by the L-G has recommended mandatory permission from police to install CCTV cameras. He said that the mandatory provisions will increase bribery.

“What will police see before giving CCTV licenses? On what basis will police give license? It would only increase bribery. It is a huge blow to the safety of women because all existing cameras in Delhi will have to be removed till the time they obtain the license and all new CCTVs will have to wait for the license,” Kejriwal said.

A six-member panel, constituted by L-G in May, is likely to regulate the installation of CCTV cameras in private and government buildings in the city.

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