Another probe panel of Kejriwal declared illegal by LG

Commission was to look into alleged irregularities in cricket association once headed by Arun Jaitley

GN Bureau | January 8, 2016



Delhi’s lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung has termed state government’s appointment of former solicitor general and top lawyer Gopal Subramaniam to investigate the alleged venality at the cricket body as illegal and unconstitutional.

The union home ministry had also declared the one-person commission “null and void” because only the Centre and states were allowed to form a commission of inquiry.

As Delhi was a special state – with no powers to regulate land and police and partial control over services matters – it couldn’t constitute such a panel.

The LG’s office wrote to the Delhi government on Friday, striking down a panel set up by the Aam Aadmi Party administration to probe alleged irregularities in Delhi District Cricket Association, which was once headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley.  Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sued for defamation by Jaitley, whom he has accused of facilitating vast corruption during his 13 years as the head of the DDCA.

In a letter to the Delhi chief secretary, the L-G’s office said the union home ministry had held that the commission of inquiry set up by the AAP government was illegal and unconstitutional.

The view in the home ministry was that the Delhi government issued the notification without Jung’s approval and the city government was not competent to constitute such an inquiry.

An earlier commission of inquiry instituted by the Delhi government to look into the CNG fitness certificate issue was also declared null and void as the ministry held the Delhi government was not a competent authority to set up this kind of inquiry under the provisions of the Constitution and the Commission of Inquiry Act of 1952.

But despite the adverse decision, the Delhi government refused to disband the Aggarwal commission of inquiry and the issue of its validity is now pending in court.

Comments

 

Other News

Do new norms for political donations hurt transparency?

Do new norms for political donations hurt transparency?

NTPC adds highest ever capacity; records highest single day generation

  With commissioning of 800 MW unit at Kudgi in Karnataka, 250 MW unit at Bongaigaon in Assam and 20 MW at Bhadla solar in Rajasthan, the total installed capacity of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) group has reached to 49,943 MW.   The 12th plan cap

Why do we need Aadhaar?

 Aadhaar is arguably one of the most convoluted public policy interventions in India’s history. It has been more than eight years, yet there is little clarity on the exact purpose of the biometric-based unique identification project.  Let me take you through an event which I witne

AAI signs MoU with Daman and Diu admin for maintenance of Diu airport

The airports authority of India (AAI), a Miniratna PSU, has undertaken operation, development and maintenance of Diu airport from Diu administration.    A memorandum of understanding demonstrating the responsibilities was inked on March 20 between the union terri

PSU performance: Better than expected

Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have done quite well despite facing headwinds, according to the Public Enterprises Survey (2015-16) that was tabled in parliament on March 21. The net worth of all the CPSEs have gone up and the overall net profit has zoomed. Their contribution to the cen

National Health Policy: Old prescription, new date

After much discussion and pondering over for more than two years, the cabinet has approved a new National Health Policy, scrapping the old one which was formulated in 2002. The government aims to increase the public health expenditure to 2.5% of the GDP by 2025. The policy formulated in 2002 aimed

Video

यूपी में नकल करने वालों की अब खैर नहीं

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter