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Delhi CM office not getting report from DC

delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2010 10:08 IST

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The Delhi Chief Minister's office seems to be struggling to get information from the Divisional Commissioner on alleged financial irregularities at Chattarpur temple though the report is lying with latter for last eight months.

Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, while hearing the plea of an RTI applicant, noted that the report was lying with the Divisional Commissioner's Office for the last eight months but despite requests from the Chief Minister's office, it had not been furnished.

K K Sandhir had filed a complaint at the office of Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit alleging "financial malfeasance" at Chattarpur temple, on June 24, 2009. The Chief Minister had asked the Divisional Commissioner to inquire into the matter and report back to her.

After the orders, the Divisional Commissioner had constituted a committee which submitted its report on February 9, 2010 at the office of DC. Sandhir then filed a Right to Information application at the office of the Chief Minister to get information about the probe.

"The Public Information Officer (PIO) states that efforts have been made with the Divisional Commissioner and ADM(South) to get the status position on this. However, the PIO states that they are unable to get these," he noted.

Directing the Divisional Commissioner's office to furnish the information, Gandhi said, "It appears that a report has been lying with the Divisional Commissioner since February 9, 2010 but the Chief Minister is unable to get the worthy comments of the Divisional Commissioner on this."