A newspaper commercial that erroneously implied that Sikkim shouldn’t be part 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 part of India. Such errors also cannot be tolerated. Advertisement has been withdrawn and action taken against the officer concerned,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this night.
Sikkim is an integral a part of India. Such errors additionally can’t be tolerated. Commercial has been withdrawn and motion taken towards the officer involved. https://t.co/BgTcjJF4MF
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 23, 2020
The commercial revealed on Saturday in main Delhi newspapers known as for volunteers to hitch the Civil Defence Corps – a residents’ emergency drive. Whereas itemizing the factors for individuals who wish to be a part of, the advert categorized Sikkim amongst international nations. “Eligibility – have to be citizen of India, subject of Bhutan, Nepal and Sikkim, or resident of Delhi,” the advert learn.
Sikkim had requested the Delhi authorities to right away withdraw the advert.
“In the recent newspaper advertisement of Delhi Government for enrolment of volunteers for Civil Defence Corps, Sikkim has been clubbed with Bhutan and Nepal as a separate country… This is immensely hurtful to the people of Sikkim, who take pride in being the citizens of our great country,” SC Gupta, Sikkim’s Chief Secretary, wrote to the Delhi authorities,
The Delhi authorities was additionally slammed on social media over the commercial, following which Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal tweeted that the involved officer was suspended for making the error.
“A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with immediate effect for publishing an Advertisement which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by making incorrect reference to Sikkim on the same lines as some neighbouring countries,” Mr Baijal tweeted, including ,”Zero tolerance for such gross misconduct”.
A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with speedy impact for publishing an Commercial which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by making incorrect reference to Sikkim on the identical strains as some neighbouring international locations.
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) May 23, 2020
The Delhi administration has issued instructions to withdraw the controversial commercial.
Sikkim, one of many eight northeast states, is understood for its picturesque panorama. It’s a outstanding off-beat vacationer vacation spot in India.