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Delhi govt suspends officer over Sikkim gaffe | India Information

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NEW DELHI: Delhi authorities on Saturday suspended an officer of the Directorate of Civil Defence headquarters after an commercial disrespecting the territorial integrity of the union of India triggered an issue. The commercial was issued for enrolment of volunteers for civil defence corps the place one of many eligibility standards was that the particular person must be a “citizen of India or a topic of Sikkim or of Bhutan or of Nepal and a resident of Delhi.”
Over it, the chief secretary of Sikkim wrote a letter to the Delhi chief secretary stating that the commercial is immensely hurtful to the folks of Sikkim who take pleasure in being the residents of our nice nation. Within the letter written to Vijay Dev, S C Gupta demanded withdrawal of the commercial and an acceptable communique to assuage the sentiments of the folks of Sikkim.
Delhi authorities has withdrawn the commercial, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday night. “Sikkim is an integral a part of India. Such errors additionally can’t be tolerated. Commercial has been withdrawn and motion taken towards the officer involved,” stated the CM.

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal took to Twitter to state: “A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with instant impact for publishing an commercial which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by making incorrect reference to Sikkim on the identical traces as some neighbouring nations.”
The LG added in one other tweet: “Zero tolerance for such gross misconduct! Route has additionally been given instantly to withdraw the offensive commercial.”
The piece of commercial was issued by the Directorate of Civil Defence of Delhi authorities.

This commercial that triggered the controversy
Hours after it appeared, a number of BJP and Congress functionaries objected to the controversial commercial. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari stated that Sikkim has been described as a separate nation within the commercial and requested if Delhi authorities doesn’t keep in mind that Sikkim can be an integral state of India. Tiwari added that “Sikkim is a state of India and the folks of Sikkim are residents of India.”
A Delhi authorities functionary accepted that it was a human error. “The official involved instantly copied from the Civil Defence Rules, 1968 (amended in 1971 and 1973) issued by the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, which talks concerning the eligibility standards for appointment to the Civil Defence Corps. We have now suspended him,” the federal government functionary stated.



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