SC issues notices to AAP, LG over Rs. 97 crore reimbursement order

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against an order that directed recovery of Rs. 97 crore from the Delhi Government for spending on advertisements. The AAP, in its plea, has asked the apex court to quash the March 30 order issued by the Directorate of Information and Publicity on the direction of the Lieutenant Governor. The order came after a Centre-appointed three-member committee indicted the Kejriwal Government for "misusing" exchequer money on advertisements. The Committee on Content Regulation of Government Advertising (CCRGA) had forwarded its report to the Chief Secretary, Government of Delhi, for further necessary action. The Committee had directed the Delhi Government to assess the expenditure incurred by it on certain categories of advertisements and get it reimbursed from the AAP. Earlier, the CAG presented its report on social sector for the financial year 2015-16 in the Delhi Assembly, where it was highlighted that over Rs. 28 crore was spent on advertisements in areas outside of Delhi, which do not fall under the government's jurisdiction. (ANI)