DDCA Row: Delhi Government Issues Notification for Commission of Inquiry

Published: 23rd December 2015 10:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2015 10:27 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Wednesday issued a notification for setting up of a Commission of Inquiry, headed by former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, to probe alleged corruption in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

The one member commission will investigate the financial irregularities between 1992 and 2015 in the DDCA and has been asked it to submit its report within three months. The state cricket body had been headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for around 13 years from 1999 to 2013. Subramanium will be paid Re one for this assignment.

According to sources this move may trigger another round of confrontation between the AAP dispensation led by Arvind Kejriwal and the Centre as the former had not sought approval from Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for forming such a probe panel.

According to the notification, dated December 22, issued by the government's Vigilance Department, says "The terms of reference of the Commission shall be to conduct inquiry into working, management and administration (including alleged financial irregularities) of the DDCA and whether such practices have been conducive to the game of cricket,".

 Reacting to notification, sources in the LG's office said that the Delhi government notified setting up of the Commission of Inquiry without the Lt Governor's approval.

"Government did not send any proposal to constitute such Commission to the LG office," one of the sources said.


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