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LOP claims CM trying to prop up junior officer as VAT chief

<g data-gr-id="18">Leader</g> of Opposition of the Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta, has alleged that CM Arvind Kejriwal is hell bent to appoint a very junior officer as the VAT Commissioner of Delhi by overriding several eligible senior IAS officers.

“Kejriwal has decided to resend the name of Ankur Garg, an IAS officer of the 2002 batch for the post of the VAT Commissioner which was rejected by the Lieutenant Governor on the basis of inexperience and seniority,” said Vijender Gupta. The LOP also alleged corruption on the part of <g data-gr-id="12">government</g> in appointing a particular officer on the post and demanded <g data-gr-id="13">investigation</g> into the matter.

“Delhi government has rejected almost 40 senior officers to appoint Garg on the crucial post of the VAT Commissioner of Delhi,” he added. Gupta claimed that 70 per cent of the revenue of the Delhi government comes from VAT and in the current financial year, the government has estimated an earning of Rs 28,000 crore from VAT. 
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