Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

AAP cries foul as nine govt advisers removed

AAP cries foul as nine govt advisers removed

The appointments of nine advisors to the Delhi government ministers were cancelled because the legal opinion suggested proper procedures had not been followed in the whole exercise, the Union Home Ministry officials said today. Chadha is one of the closest confidants of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"An opportune time to rake up non-issues with AAP like retrospective sacking for a post I held for 45 days in 2016 for a paltry sum of Rs 2.50", Chadha wrote on Twitter. It said only three of the nine advisers were still working in their posts after approval from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, The Indian Express reported.

Cancelling the appointments, MHA said, "Services under the Govt of NCT of Delhi is a subject reserved for the Central government as per the Constitution".

"Modi Government's order to remove Delhi government advisors is a conspiracy to derail education revolution in Delhi".

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AAP's Raghav Chadha called it a diversionary tactic to distract people from the growing outrage against BJP governments' inability to stop crimes against women.

The GAD orders dated 17 March 2015, however, indicated that two of these sacked advisers ~ Arunodya Prakash (media adviser to Deputy CM Sisodia) and Amardeep Tiwari (media adviser to Law Minister) ~ had been appointed with the consent of the then LG Najeeb Jung. The MHA further added that these posts on which the appointees are officiating are not in the list of posts approved for the ministers and the chief minister.

In their defense, the Home Ministry argued that these appointments were made without the consent of the Centre and had been done "by an agency not competent under the law to do so". Only four out of the total nine officials are now working with the Aam Aadmi Party whereas the rest 5 worked in the past/never worked for the party before. The recent decision to overturn the appointment of advisors should ring alarm bells for Arvind Kejriwal, who is busy choosing rhetoric over governance. "The minister has the right to appoint co-terminus aides".

He said that the entire process starting from moving of the resolution and which culminated in the outcome report was in conflict with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act and the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Assembly. He is sore because before joining the Government, they were office bearers and workers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and they continued to do political work even after their appointment.

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