Centre declares Arvind Kejriwal’s DDCA enquiry ‘unconstitutional, illegal’


Central government has declared the enquiry commission constituted by Delhi government to probe the allegations of corruptions in the Delhi District Cricket Association ‘illegal.’

In a letter addressed to the chief secretary, Delhi government, the office of the Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung, has reminded the AAP government that it was ‘neither the central government nor the state government.’

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It said,” the elected government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is neither the central government nor the state government within the meaning of section 2 and 3 of the Commission of Enquiry Act of 1952.

“Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has accordingly held that the notification no. 01/66/2015/DOV/15274 issued by the Directorate of Vigilance, Government of NCT Delhi is unconstitutional, illegal and ,therefore, has no legal effect.”

Delhi government last month had formed a commission of enquiry headed by eminent lawyer Gopal Subramanium to look into the allegations of rampant corruptions in Delhi cricket body covering the period when the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was its president.

Writing to Subramanium, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, had defined following terms of reference.

  • Working, management and administration (including alleged financial irregularities of the DDCA
  • Whether such practice has been conducive to the game of cricket
  • Recommendations to make DDCA an institution compatible with international standards
  • Identify any acts of ommissions and commissions by DDCA and its office bearers during the priod 1 January 1992 and 20 November 2015 and fix responsibility
  • Whether such acts and ommisions need to be pursued and if so in what manner
  • Recommendations to make DDCA and effective and transparent body so that it could promote the glorious game of cricket and identify and nurture talent