AAP looks at House panels to admonish erring officers
The AAP-led Delhi government which has had frequent run-ins with the LG and the Centre, is now looking at House committees to summon erring officers to make them "more accountable" for any laxity in work.
According to party sources, the "new tactic" was adopted after the Delhi House panel on desilting of drains recently recommended divesting senior IAS officer Ashwani Kumar of his responsibilities as PWD and Vigilance secretary and called for a probe to fix responsibility for "fraudulent payments" made to contractors.
The Petitions Committee had asked Chief Secretary M M Kutty to submit an action taken report to the House within a month.
A party leader said after being "pinioned" by the Lieutenant Governor and the Centre, the AAP has decided to take the help of House committees to make its