Pulwama aftermath: Telecom dept offers grievance redressal to journalists receiving abusive messages, threats on social media
In a crackdown on trolls and vitriolic sentiments being spread via social media, the DoT has provided a platform to those receiving abusive and inappropriate WhatsApp messages and asked them to report them with screenshots and contact number of the abuser.
What prompted bureaucrat Ashish Joshi to turn into a whistleblower and take on another bureaucrat, Rajendra Kumar, within the Delhi government?
Rajendra Kumar, who is the principal secretary of Arvind Kejriwal, was arrested on Monday by CBI for allegedly favouring a private firm in award of Delhi government contracts.
Rajendra Kumar, a 1989 batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed the principal secretary (PS) to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in February 2015. He was the batchmate of Arvind Kejrwal in IIT Kharagpur.
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But despite that kind of acquaintance, Joshi was given the marching orders by the AAP government within 30 days of taking up the Delhi Dialogue assignment.
What appears to have got Kejriwal’s goat is the suspicion that the interrogation of Rajendra Kumar would lead the probe agency to the Delhi government’s huge expenditure on a self-serving media campaign.
The raid on the office of Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar is based on the complaint of Ashish Joshi, former member-secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission, two senior officials of CBI have confirmed to Firstpost.
The Delhi government has sparked another controversy after the removal of Indian Post and Telecommunication Finance Service officer Ashish Joshi from the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) and his subsequent repatriation from the Delhi government to the union ministry of communications and information technology.