AP official among 11 suspended by Delhi LG over failure to implement Excise policy

Sources said the suspended officials made lapses in finalising the tender and extending post-tender benefits to select vendors

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Aug 2022 9:57 AM GMT
AP official among 11 suspended by Delhi LG over failure to implement Excise policy

Amaravati: IAS officer and former Delhi Excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna of Andhra Pradesh is one among the 11 officials who were suspended by Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Vinay Kumar Saxena for serious lapses in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22. Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the suspended officials. Arava Gopi Krishna is then Excise Commissioner 2012 AGMUT batch IAS officer.

On 6 August, Mr. Saxena suspended 11 officials, including ex-deputy Excise commissioner Anand Kumar Tiwari, three ad-hoc DANICS officers, and six officials of the Delhi government's Excise department. Sources said the suspended officials made lapses in finalising the tender and extending post-tender benefits to select vendors. Mr. Saxena took action on the basis of an inquiry report filed by the Directorate of Vigilance (DoV).


A month ago, the L-G recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged violation of rules and procedural lapses in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22. Under the policy, implemented on 17 November 2021, private firms were issued retail licences for 849 liquor vendors across the city divided into 32 zones. However, the policy has now been withdrawn by the AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal.

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