Delhi: A panel has been constituted to investigate of Services Department

New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly on Tuesday constituted a three-member committee to probe and submit a report within 48 hours after the Services Department refused to answer the questions raised by the MLAs on the pretext of being under the direct control of the Centre. Why did you do it.

Though the AAP MLA wanted to initiate a discussion on the issue, which was also included in the agenda of the day by the Business Advisory Committee, Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla, who was on the chair, said she would not allow the debate due to paucity of time. was unable to give.

Birla said, “Considering the seriousness of the issue, I am forming a three-member committee comprising MLAs Pajesh Gupta, Atishi and Somnath Bharti. They will prepare a report in this matter within 48 hours.”

AAP has been critical of the functioning of the MLA Services Department and alleged that their questions raised in the House regarding filling up of vacancies and posts in various departments were never answered.

Birla said the committee would conduct a detailed inquiry and give its recommendations after getting replies from the Services Department on the questions asked by the MLAs. “It will also have to look into the reasons behind the non-compliance of the service department and the replies given by it on similar matters before 2015 (when AAP came to power);” He added.

Birla said, “This is to find out their modus operandi in the past and their behavior towards the elected government, MLAs and Assembly. We have to see whether there is any agenda or malafide intention of the department behind this move.” “

The deputy speaker said that the service department’s reply that it is under the direct control of the Center and, therefore, could not answer the questions raised by the legislators, was an “insult to the assembly”. Birla said, “Every MLA, whether it is from the government or the opposition, has the right to ask questions in the interest of his constituency, the entire state and the people of Delhi. It is his duty also.”