11 are suspended by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor for violating the excise policy: report

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11 are suspended by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor due to excise policy errors: report

According to sources at the LG office, six employees of the Delhi government’s excise department and three ad hoc DANICS officers have also been suspended.

According to sources, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has suspended 11 officials due to “serious lapses” in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021–22, including the deputy excise commissioner and former Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna.

According to the sources at the LG office, six employees of the excise department of the Delhi government as well as three ad hoc DANICS officers have also been suspended.

The decision to implement the excise policy was made by the LG in light of “serious lapses on the part of the officers concerned,” according to the statement. These lapses included “irregularities in finalizing the tender and extending post-tender benefits” to particular vendors.

Mr. Saxena’s action was based on an investigation report submitted by the Directorate of Vigilance (DoV).

The LG has already recommended that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation be conducted into the alleged rule violations and procedural errors in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021–2022.

The policy was put into effect on November 17, 2021, and private companies received retail licenses for 849 liquor vends spread out across the city’s 32 zones.

The government of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has since withdrawn the policy.

(This story is published from a syndicated feed and has not been edited by Nokia News staff, with the exception of the headline.)

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