'Wide gap between voter expectations, govt delivery in Delhi'
A survey has found that there is a wide gap between voters' expectations and the government deliveries in the national capital.
New Delhi: A survey has found that there is a wide gap between voters' expectations and the government deliveries in the national capital.
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which carried out the survey in collaboration with Daksh, has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to take cognizance of the findings and "prepare a blueprint at the earliest so that the most pressing governance issues as reported by Delhi voters may be resolved soon".
The survey, conducted between December 2013 and February 2014, prior to the Lok Sabha elections, asked voters to rate 30 most important issues in their particular region in terms of their capacity, governance and specific roles in improving the living conditions of the voters.
These aspects were analysed in relation to the government performance on the issues as perceived by the respondents.
Drinking water followed by better hospitals, electricity supply, law and order, roads, public transport, schools, better employment opportunities, security of women, and subsidised food distribution were rated as the top 10 issues that the residents of Delhi are most concerned about.
"Results of the perception assessment shows striking difference between priorities of the voters and performance of the government on those issues. Voter priorities have changed and expectations have gone up. There is a need to re-set some of the priorities to reflect what the voters really need and to improve governance," said the report.
On all the major 10 issues, as per the survey, performance of the Delhi government has come out below per.
"We request that the government takes a serious note of the findings of the survey and prepare a blueprint at the earliest so that the most pressing governance issues as reported by Delhi voters may be catered to and resolved soon," said ADR.