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Disciplinary Proceedings Initiated Against 4 Officers For Failing To Perform Duty Of Containing The Spread of COVID19

Karan Tripathi
30 March 2020 5:17 AM GMT
Disciplinary Proceedings Initiated Against 4 Officers For Failing To Perform Duty Of Containing The Spread of COVID19
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Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the 4 officers of Delhi Government for not complying with the instructions issued by Chairperson, National Executive Committee, formed under Disaster Management Act 2005 regarding containment of spread of COVID-19.

The action has been taken after the information of such dereliction of duty was given to the competent authority under the Act. The said authority has made a prima facie evaluation that such officers have failed to follow the instructions given to churn the further spreading of the virus.

Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the following officers:

  1. Additional Chief Secretary, Transport Department, GNCTD - Suspended with immediate effect.
  2. Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Land Buildings Departments, GNCTD - Show Cause Notice.
  3. Principal Secretary, Finance, GNCTD & Divisional Commissioner, GNCTD - Suspended with immediate effect.
  4. SDM Seelampur - Show Cause Notice.

MHA has further informed that these officers have failed to perform their duty of ensuring public safety and health during the nationwide lockdown.

As per the MHA's notification dated March 24, a nationwide lockdown is in operation for three weeks as a precautionary measure to contain the community spreading of coronavirus.

The National Executive Committee is established under section 8 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Secretary to the Government of India in charge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government having administrative control of the disaster management, shall be the Chairman of this committee.

In addition to this, section 10(2)(c) of the Act, empowers the National Executive Committee to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the National Policy.

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