Usually people hesitate in helping road accidents. To end this practice, the Delhi Government has announced a few incentives, like Transportation Award and appreciation certificates for good samaritans .
Moreover, the Cabinet in its meeting held on Friday approved an incentive of Rs 2,000 and an appreciation for anyone who takes a road accident victim to a hospital.
Currently it has been seen that people hesitate in helping road accident victims for the fear of being drawn into the situation. This will bring down social apathy.
In 2015, a total of 8,085 accidents took place on Delhi roads and currently there are no provisions in law which encourage people to take injured to hospitals for treatment. Therefore, to motivate good samaritans the Cabinet approved a cash incentive and an appreciation certificate.
It would be interesting to see whether the new changes will encourage people to help road accident victims.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has also bypassed a rule of DTC and cleared an out-of-turn promotion to Olympic Champion Sakshi Malik’s father. There was a minor discrepancy in the ACR of Sakshi Malik’s father, which was coming in the way of his promotion and the cabinet decided to bypass it considering the family condition and sacrifices done by him. The decision has been taken to encourage the people of the country to motivate their children to excel in sports.
The Delhi Cabinet also approved holding of the Winter Session of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on January 17 and 18.