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AAP frustrated with Jung appointed committee examining over 400 files: BJP

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 15:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta on Wednesday said frustration has increased within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led-Delhi Government after Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung constituted a committee to examine irregularities and infirmities in about 400 files submitted to him by the Delhi High Court.

Gupta told ANI, "Soon after the order of the Delhi High Court, the level of frustration has increased within the Delhi Government because almost 400 matters have come up where they have violated the law."

"Now, Deputy Governor will also have to see that if anything is illegal, will not be approved, because then it will be contempt of court...and for that the chief of former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the former chief of Central Vigilance Comission (CVC), have set up a joint committee, so that contempt of court does not happen,"

Stating that the Delhi government is saying again and again that they are going to appeal in the Supreme Court, Gupta said, "If they are not satisfied with the judgment of the High Court, then they can go to the Supreme Court and state your demands as the country will run under proper laws."

The members of the committee were V.K. Shunglu, Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, N. Gopalaswami, Former Chief Election Commissioner and Pradeep Kumar, Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

After the high court's judgment, on August 8 and again on August 23, Principal Secretaries/HODs of GNCTD were directed to review instances where prior approval of the Lt. Governor was required as per rules but was not obtained, and to place all such matters before him.

In response, about 400 files have been received from GNCTD for Ex-Post Facto Approval of the Lt. Governor and some more files are awaited.

On preliminary scrutiny of these files, it is found that over the last one-and-half-years several decisions taken are in violation of Acts/Rules with attendant legal and financial implications. It has become necessary to examine them in depth and suggest forward action. Therefore, the committee has been constituted.

The committee has been requested to submit its interim reports and recommendations to the Lt. Governor from time to time and to submit the final report within six weeks of the first meeting.(ANI)

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