Office of profit row: Delhi chief secretary appears before EC, explains ‘delay’

The ECI had asked Sharma to furnish certain details about the parliamentary secretaries which had not been given to the Commission earlier, said sources.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published:September 7, 2016 3:01 am

Chief Secretary in the Delhi government, K K Sharma, Tuesday appeared before the Election Commission of India (ECI) in response to a notice by the latter, which had sought information on the 21 AAP MLAs appointed as parliamentary secretaries.

The ECI had asked Sharma to furnish certain details about the parliamentary secretaries which had not been given to the Commission earlier, said sources.

In a notice to the Delhi government on August 31, the ECI had asked it to furnish all the requisite details by September 5. The Commission had sought information on the duties assigned to each parliamentary secretary, among other details, said sources.

The office of the chief secretary had then asked the various departments to send details about the duties of parliamentary secretaries.

“… Nature of duties assigned to them from time to time, since the date of their appointments… be elaborated. If no written orders have been issued in this regard, duties performed by the parliamentary secretaries in pursuance of the appointment order, be elaborated and explained as required by the ECI,” stated the note.

The chief secretary appeared before the Commission Tuesday to explain the “delay” in replies and to furnish the “details that have been supplied in an incomplete manner” to the ECI, said sources.