The report prepared on working out the guidelines for installation and monitoring of surveillance cameras by Lt Governor Anil Baijal was torn by Arvind Kejriwal in front of a crowd.
Mr Kejriwal said that no mandatory permission was required to install CCTV in the state.
Mr CM appreciated the presence of females in the gathering and denoted it as a symbol that they require the installation of CCTV in the city.
Mr Kejriwal went through the portion of the reports and said ” Every owner and data controller of CCTV system collecting any information from public space shall report to the appropriate authority. And, the appropriate authority and police shall visit and assess if CCTVs are needed or not” (source: NDTV)
Mr Chief Minister justified his act and said that Democracy was about people’s rule not of police rule. Then why there was a need to get the permission from the police.
The LT. Governor’s office later released that the rules were only at “draft stage” and it was shared to get the opinion of the people.
The Chief Minister even said that he would write a file which would suggest that no license was required from the police to install the CCTVs in the city.
Anil Baijal had formed a high-level committee on May 8 which included principal secretary (home) as the committee’s chairperson and asked the committee to draw up standard operating protocols and submit a report for installation of CCTV.
The AAP government wants to install 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras and it hired Bharat Electronics Limited for the task.
Mr Chief Minister attacked and trapped the police and Lt. governor for the delay in the installation of CCTV.
The installation of the surveillance cameras will surely cut down the crime rate but a strict govt. is also required for the same task. The blame game can never lead to the end of the crimes.