Delhi: Amid increasing pollution in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sent a recommendation to the Lieutenant Governor to immediately suspend the Speaker. In the recommendation sent to Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena, Kejriwal has said that Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) Chairman Ashwani Kumar should be immediately suspended.
Recently, Gopal Rai had alleged that DPCC Chairman Ashwani Kumar had arbitrarily ordered the closure of the big smog tower installed two years ago in Connaught Place to reduce air pollution in the areas around Delhi. Was.
News agency PTI quoted government sources as saying that a recommendation to suspend a senior IAS officer and Principal Secretary (Home), Delhi Government, has been sent to Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena. Gopal Rai had written a letter to Kejriwal three days ago regarding the suspension of Ashwani Kumar.
Let us tell you that earlier Kejriwal government minister Gopal Rai had said about Ashwani Kumar that he does not come to the DPCC meeting. Accusing him of creating hurdles in the schemes of Kejriwal government, Gopal Rai had demanded from CM Kejriwal in the month of October that disciplinary action should be taken against him. Some time ago, Gopal Rai had accused Ashwani Kumar that the Delhi government had initiated a study to identify the sources of pollution in Delhi.
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The study proposal got the approval of the Delhi Cabinet in July 2021. After that, an agreement regarding this was also signed with IIT-Kanpur in October 2022. The estimated expenditure amount for this scheme was fixed at Rs 12 crore and Rs 10 crore was also given to IIT Kanpur for purchase of necessary equipment and data collection. Rai had said that after assuming the post of DPCC President, Ashwani Kumar, after several meetings with IIT-Kanpur scientists, had issued instructions on October 18 to stop the distribution of the remaining funds. Due to which the study of sources of pollution in Delhi stopped.