Jasmine Shah holds a rank as a cabinet minister in the Delhi Government. He was given two opportunities to respond to the Director of the Planning Department’s show cause notice which was issued on 17th October but Shah didn’t submit any response to the notice.
Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena asked Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to remove Jasmine Shah from his post of Vice-Chairman of the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) for manipulating his authority for political reasons. The Lieutenant Governor furthermore sought that the CM ceased Shah from discharging his responsibilities as DDC’s vice-chairman and from using any privileges and facilities affiliated with his position with immediate effect until any further decision is taken in this regard by the CM.
On November 17, the Delhi Government’s planning department administered an executive order promoting the SDM, Civil lines to shut the DDC office premises late that day.
Shah was previously given show cause notices and he was given two opportunities to reply to the Director of the planning department. But he decided to not respond to it.
The LG office had written a letter to the CM’s office to seek a response in this matter but there was no response even from the CM’s office. Thereafter, LG asked for a discharge and an end to any abuse of the DDC office.
The staff working with Jasmine Shah have also been asked to be dismissed and the chamber of VC has been sealed.
A complaint was filed by the BJP MP Sarvesh Sahib Singh to the Delhi LG voicing that the office was being misused for political objectives. Based on this complaint a show-cause notice was issued.
He wrote in the letter that Shah misused his office by serving as AAP’s mouthpiece. And he broke Rule 5 of the Central Civil Services (conduct) Rules, 1964 by appearing on Television debates and appearing as AAP’s spokesperson.