New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has suspended former Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Udit Prakash Rai on costs of razing down a Fifteenth-century heritage construction to construct his new official residence throughout his tenure.
The 2007-batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has been suspended with instant impact and departmental proceedings are being contemplated in opposition to him.
Rai, who’s at the moment posted in Mizoram, is accused of involving within the development of an official lodging after the demolition of the monument throughout his tenure because the DJB chief govt officer.
The heritage construction was allegedly demolished for the development of the official residence of the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in South Delhi’s Kilokari space throughout Rai’s tenure.
“Now, therefore, the President of India, in the exercise of the powers conferred under Rule 3 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969, hereby places Udit Prakash Rai, IAS (AGMUT: 2007) under suspension with immediate effect,” reads the MHA order issued on Monday.
“It is further ordered that during the period for which this order shall remain in force, the headquarters of Udit Prakash Rai, IAS (AGMUT: 2007) shall be Mizoram and the said Udit Prakash Rai, IAS (AGMUT: 2007) shall not leave the headquarters without obtaining the prior permission of the Competent Authority,” the MHA order added.
The vigilance division of the Delhi authorities had served a discover to Rai earlier this yr for the development of the official lodging following the demolition of the monument.
Rai then had alleged harassment by Special Secretary (Vigilance) YVVJ Rajasekhar, who’s supervising a probe in opposition to him in reference to the demolition of a heritage palace. However, Rajasekhar, additionally an IAS officer, had claimed that the probe was based mostly on “documentary evidence” and every little thing was on report.
Last month, the Delhi Police additionally registered an FIR in opposition to Rai for allegedly forging a doc, on the criticism of Rajasekhar. (ANI)