New Delhi: With only one day left for Arvind Kejriwal's swearing in ceremony, the once deserted premises of Delhi Secretariat have now become alive with visitors, workers and staff.
While electricians and technicians bustled about the conference rooms near the CM's office to ensure proper functioning of all equipments, the workers were busy shifting furniture in various rooms.
Brand new copies of RTI Act, the Indian Constitution, Pension Rules and DDA Manual were being taken to the Directorate of Audit's office, which will soon be occupied by Chief Minister and his colleagues.
Boxes of sugar cubes were being stocked for the numerous discussions that would take place over tea and coffee. Likewise, tissue-paper boxes in various cabins have also been put.
“We are just getting everything spruced up. We are also checking to ensure that all equipments, like computers, telephones, are functional. Ministers' cabins have remained closed for a long time. Though they were cleaned regularly, we need to get everything up and running,” said Anindo Majumdar Principal Secretary (General Administration).
The chief minister's cabin looked immaculately clean on Thursday. Adjoining rooms of the principal secretary, chief minister's office and visitor waiting room were also being spruced up.
Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal had earlier asked Delhi Chief Secretary D M Spolia to prepare a roadmap for implementation of AAP's 70-point manifesto which includes 50 per cent cut in power tariff, free Wi-Fi across the city and installation of 10-15 lakh CCTVs.
"We had called the Chief Secretary and handed over to him the 70-point AAP manifesto and sought a road map by February 19 by respective departments to implement it," senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia had said.
While saying that cars and drivers, used by earlier ministers, were also in place, Majumdar also added “The name plates have to be made. But so far we only know who the chief minister is. Once we have the names of all ministers, we will get the plates made.”