These types of glitches also cannot be tolerated, Arvind Kejriwal claimed (File)
A newspaper advertisement that erroneously implied that Sikkim is not a element of the nation, has led to the suspension of a Directorate of Civil Defence officer and a clarification from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Sikkim is an integral aspect of India. This sort of problems also cannot be tolerated. Ad has been withdrawn and action taken from the officer worried,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this evening.
Sikkim is an integral part of India. These types of glitches also are not able to be tolerated. Ad has been withdrawn and motion taken versus the officer involved. https://t.co/BgTcjJF4MF
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May well 23, 2020
The ad printed on Saturday in leading Delhi newspapers called for volunteers to sign up for the Civil Defence Corps – a citizens’ emergency drive. Though listing the requirements for people who want to join, the advertisement labeled Sikkim amongst foreign nations. “Eligibility – have to be citizen of India, matter of Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim, or resident of Delhi,” the advertisement go through.
Sikkim experienced questioned the Delhi government to right away withdraw the ad.
“In the new newspaper ad of Delhi Governing administration for enrolment of volunteers for Civil Defence Corps, Sikkim has been clubbed with Bhutan and Nepal as a individual place… This is immensely hurtful to the men and women of Sikkim, who consider satisfaction in staying the citizens of our terrific country,” SC Gupta, Sikkim’s Main Secretary, wrote to the Delhi authorities,
The Delhi govt was also slammed on social media about the ad, adhering to which Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal tweeted that the worried officer was suspended for making the mistake.
“A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with speedy result for publishing an Advertisement which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by building incorrect reference to Sikkim on the very same strains as some neighbouring nations around the world,” Mr Baijal tweeted, introducing ,”Zero tolerance for these types of gross misconduct”.
A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with speedy impact for publishing an Advertisement which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by building incorrect reference to Sikkim on the identical traces as some neighbouring nations around the world.
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) May 23, 2020
The Delhi administration has issued directions to withdraw the controversial ad.
Sikkim, one of the 8 northeast states, is regarded for its picturesque landscape. It is a well known off-conquer vacationer vacation spot in India.