Senior bureaucrat Ashish Joshi alleges nexus between ACB and Delhi govt

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Ashish Joshi today alleged of a nexus between the Anti-corruption Branch (ACB) and the Delhi government.

Former Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) member-secretary Ashish Joshi
Former Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) member-secretary Ashish Joshi
After writing to the ACB against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s secretary Rajender Kumar, Joshi said that Kumar had set up a company and awarded work orders to it without proper tender process when he was the secretary at the IT department.

In his complaint to ACB, Joshi alleged that Kumar, as director of Education (from May, 2002 to February, 2005) and later Secretary (IT), Secretary (Health) and Commissioner (VAT), had allegedly set up various companies to award work orders of departments without tenders which caused “financial loss” to Delhi government.

Joshi, an officer of Indian Post & Telecom Accounts and Finance Service officer, former member-secretary of the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), who had a public spat with DDC vice-chairman Ashish Khetan, is now working with Union IT Ministry.

Joshi pointed that no action had been initiated against Kumar by ACB even four days after he had filed a complaint against him.

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