Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday constituted a ‘Three Member Committee’ comprising Former Comptroller and Auditor General V.K. Shunglu, Former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami and Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar to examine irregularities and infirmities in the files which have been submitted to the Lt. Governor, after the 4th August 2016 Judgment of Hon’ble High Court.
Several orders issued without the views/approval of the Lt. Governor were also held to be illegal by the Hon’ble High Court.
The Three Member panel is an Independent Committee of eminent persons who have been in public life for several decades and have held high positions in Government with supreme integrity and absolute probity.
After the Delhi High Court clears the chaos that Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the national capital, Najeeb Jung has directed the heads of all departments to “review” orders and “identify” files for which his approval was required but not taken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
In response, about 400 files have been received from GNCTD for Ex-Post Facto Approval of the Lt. Governor and some more files are awaited.
On preliminary scrutiny of these files, it is found that over the last one and half years several decisions taken are in violation of Acts/Rules with attendant legal and financial implications. It has become necessary to examine them in depth and suggest forward action. Therefore, the Committee has been constituted.