Since the formation of the state of Uttarakhand, a three-member committee has been constituted to investigate the recruitment in the Assembly Secretariat. Since the formation of Uttarakhand state, a three-member committee has been constituted to investigate

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Ritu Khanduri

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  • Formation of a three-member committee to investigate the recruitments made in the Assembly Secretariat
  • These recruitments were done during the tenure of both BJP and Congress governments.

Uttrakhand News: Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri on Saturday constituted a three-member committee to inquire into the alleged irregularities in the recruitments in the Assembly Secretariat since the formation of the state in the year 2000. The decision was taken amid opposition Congress demanding a CBI probe into alleged illegal appointments of people linked to BJP leaders. Earlier, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is facing allegations of irregularities in recruitment by various departments, had requested Khanduri to consider the order of inquiry into the matter. The Speaker said that the Assembly Secretary Mukesh Singhal has been asked to go on leave with immediate effect and remain on leave till further orders. Later, Singhal’s office was also sealed in the presence of the Speaker. The Speaker said that while announcing the inquiry, the recommendations of the committee would be implemented in a transparent manner, which would cover not only the period when the BJP was in power, but also the period of the Congress government.

There was rigging during the tenure of both the governments of BJP and Congress.

The state was created in the year 2000 and the recruitments took place during the tenure of both the BJP and Congress governments. There have been allegations that relatives and acquaintances of politically influential people were recruited through the back door. Addressing a press conference here, Khanduri said the committee has been directed to submit its report within a month. The panel will be headed by former Secretary (Personnel) Dilip Kumar Kotia. Its two other new members are Surendra Singh Rawat and Avanendra Singh, former secretary of the Department of Personnel.

Testing will be done in two phases

Khanduri said, “The scrutiny will be done in two phases, the recruitments from the year 2000 to 2011 when we were following the rules taken from Uttar Pradesh and the recruitments from the year 2012 to 2022 when we are following our own rules. He said, “We want to first investigate the recruitments made between 2012-2022 and then the recruitments made between 2000 and 2011 will be investigated.” has been asked to co-operate in the investigation and appear before the committee if required. “I do not accept any irregularity or indiscipline. I can take many corrective and tough decisions to maintain the sanctity of the house. Khanduri said that she had come into public life after being influenced by the personality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had once said that he would not allow anyone to indulge in corruption. “I want to assure the youth that justice will be done to all and no one will be disappointed,” she said.

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