Delhi govt orders removal of DIP director

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the chief secretary to take action against the director of the Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) for his “failure” to do the work assigned to him.

In his written direction to Chief Secretary M M Kutty, Sisodia yesterday asked him to replace DIP Director Jayadev Sarangi with another officer.

The move comes days after Sarangi denied permission to a Facebook Live event of Sisodia, during which the deputy chief minister would have discussed the issues related to GST with the traders, saying an open tender was required to organise such an event.

In the letter, Sisodia, who heads the DIP, said the officer did not know that such an event did not require an open tender and instead, needed only an internet connection and a camera.

The letter also cited an instance in which the DIP had refused to give permission to an advertisement campaign of the Delhi government on the recently-introduced minimum wages in the national capital.