Centre suspends 2 #Delhi govt officers for dereliction of duty amid #Covid19 outbreak

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New Delhi: Centre suspends three Delhi Government officers and served showcause notice to two others for dereliction of duty as they “failed to ensure public health and safety during the lockdown restrictions to combat COVID19.

It has been brought to the notice of the competent authority that the following officers, who were responsible to ensure strict compliance to the instructions issued by Chairperson, National Executive Committee, formed under Disaster Managment Act 2005 regarding containment of spread of COVID-19, have prima facie failed to do so.

These officers have failed to ensure public health and safety during the lockdown restrictions to combat COVID-19. Due to the serious lapse in performance of their duties, the competent authority has initiated disciplinary proceedings against the following officers:

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

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