Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Wednesday ordered the suspension of three officers within the Delhi authorities over alleged corruption expenses involving authorities land, senior officers within the LG workplace stated on Wednesday.
Of the three officers, who will now face an inner inquiry by the income division, one was posted as a deputy secretary within the chief minister’s workplace and the opposite two had been sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs).
“Reiterating zero tolerance to corruption and probity in authorities functioning, the LG has ordered the suspension of Prakash Chand Thakur, deputy secretary within the CMO, Harshit Jain, SDM of Vasant Vihar and Devender Sharma, SDM of Vivek Vihar. Now, disciplinary proceedings might be initiated towards these officers which includes an inquiry to be performed by the income division,” stated a Raj Niwas official who requested to not be named.
All three officers are from Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) cadre.
The Delhi authorities didn’t touch upon the matter, however a senior official within the CM workplace stated Thakur was one of many 5-6 deputy secretaries posted there.
A second senior official within the LG workplace stated all of the three instances pertain to corruption involving authorities land which was allegedly offered to non-public entities. “Prima facie, procedural lapses had been present in all three instances which indicated monetary irregularities,” the official stated.
The transfer after two assistant engineers of the Delhi Growth Authority (DDA) had been suspended on June 17 after the LG visited flats constructed for economically weaker sections (EWS) at Kalkaji extension and located the work substandard and incomplete.
Although the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) didn’t challenge any formal assertion on the matter, a senior get together functionary stated that the case involving Thakur befell earlier than he was transferred to the CMO as deputy secretary.
Authorities data confirmed that Thakur’s posting on the CMO was executed together with the switch of 9 different officers on September 15, 2020. He was then serving as an SDM on the headquarters of the income division in Civil Strains.
“Switch and postings are executed by the companies division which comes underneath the direct management of the LG. Now we have no management on which officer comes and goes in numerous departments. It’s all reviewed and authorised by the LG. This case through which Thakur is being investigated is relating to some authorities land that was allegedly offered to some personal entity in Narela zone,” the senior AAP functionary stated.
The Delhi BJP stated the suspension of a CMO official has uncovered the hollowness of sincere governance claims by the AAP. “The CM claims zero tolerance on corruption, however at this time a black sheep has been present in his personal workplace clearly indicating there is no such thing as a monitoring towards corruption within the CM workplace and within the Delhi authorities secretariat,” stated Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor.
In the meantime, AAP chief Sanjay Singh on Wednesday accused the BJP-led authorities of planning the demolition of 53 temples in Delhi. “At present, I’m disclosing how the BJP is planning to demolish temples in Delhi. They only play drama within the identify of faith throughout the nation and unfold hatred, however now the Modi authorities is planning to destroy 53 temples within the nationwide capital. The central authorities has written a letter to the Non secular Committee of the Delhi authorities, asking permission to demolish 53 temples. The checklist consists of the traditional temples of Shri Ram, Krishna temple, Durga temple, Mahadev temple, Sai Baba temple and gurdwaras,” Singh stated in a press convention.