Delhi Excise Policy: Ex-Lt Governor Targeted by AAP, 11 Officials Suspended

Delhi LG suspended 11 officials, including an IAS officer, for serious breaches in implementation of Excise Policy 2021-22 . AAP government accused his predecessor Anil Baijal of offering special benefits to a few private players .

Mr Saxena had suspended 11 officials, including an IAS officer, for serious breaches in the implementation of Excise Policy 2021-22, according to sources, while the AAP government accused his predecessor Anil Baijal of offering special benefits to a few private players and requesting a CBI investigation.They said that the LG had taken the decision owing to several deficiencies in the implementation of the excise policy, including irregularities in finalizing the tender and providing post-tender benefits to He was the Delhi LG when the Arvind Kejriwal government proposed the new excise scheme, which was adopted on November 17, 2021, and is now planning to operate liquor vends under the old excise scheme through its undertakings from September 1.Under the new excise scheme, 849 shops were planned to be opened across Delhi, including in unauthorised areas.Mr Sisodia, the head of the excise department, said the LG refused the plan and accepted it on November 15 last year.

On the other hand, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that the original LG's excise policy was unconstitutional and that the government should investigate Mr Sisodia's correspondence for a probe.Mr Sisodia said that the AAP government is failing to save the former LG.When we are accepting the CBI probe, they (BJP) should also welcome it, he said.