After fighting a battle for more than 10 days, services at Max hospital in Shalimar Bagh resumed on Wednesday. The hospital had presented its case to the Finance commissioner on Tuesday. “The operation of the impugned order is stayed till the next hearing,” says the order by Finance Commissioner. The next hearing is on January 9.As the decision to open the hospital came out in public, a political slugfest kicked off between BJP and AAP over the decision. Neither the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal not the Delhi government owned up to the decision fearing public outrage, instead who is ‘ruling’ the Finance Commissioner became the trending topic.”Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh has resumed its operations from today, following a stay order issued by the appropriate Appellate authority to whom an appeal was made.We are fully focussed on providing quality care to all our patients and honouring our commitment of ensuring free treatment to the economically weaker sections of the society,” the hospital said in its statement on Wednesday morning. However, the ‘Appellate authority’ has not been specified by the officials.The L-G house stated on Wednesday that no officials from the hospital met Baijal regarding the cancellation order. “The powers of appellate authority, being a quasi judicial function are performed by the Financial Commissioner, Delhi as per his/her judgment without any interference or supervision by any authority,” a statement from L-G house stated.The Delhi government on December 8 had cancelled the license of the hospital’s branch in Shalimar Bagh for wrongly declaring a baby dead. A preliminary report submitted by a panel of doctors to the Delhi government had found the hospital guilty of not having followed the prescribed medical norms in dealing with a pair of newborn twins.”On what basis & by whose decision was the appellate authority formed to hear the Max Shalimar Bagh licence cancellation appeal ? How did the appellate authority reach to the conclusion in the first hearing itself that a stay can be given on the DGHS decision ??,” Delhi government spokesperson Nagender Sharma tweeted.The Finance Commissioner is a statutory post and the incumbent on this post exercises the powers of the Lieutenant Governor/ Chief Commissioner, delegated under various statues. The commissioner has been delegated powers to act in a quasi-judicial capacity. The commissioner hears revision petitions/appeals against orders passed by competent authority under various acts including Delhi Nursing Home Registration Act, 1953.”The Commissioner falls under the jurisdiction of the L-G and not Delhi government. We were not even informed about the order,” said a senior Delhi government official.The blame game between AAP and BJP began with both the parties turning it into a political issue. “It was just to attract public attention. The government has taken back its decision. There is definitely some behind this decision,” said Manoj Tiwari president, Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).”What was the tearing hurry for the appellate authority to stay the cancellation of Max Shalimar Bagh licence ? Why did the heart beat only for profit making hospital & not the new borns ?? Decision on whose directions ??,” Delhi AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Appealing to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders and volunteers to remove the corrupt people at the helm, ousted Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said on Sunday that he was launching a ‘Let’s Clean AAP’ project.Mishra also alleged that Russia tours of AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh were funded by a person related to a company that is facing a probe in a Rs-400 scam.”Is Kejriwal aware of Sheetal Singh? Does he know that Sheetal own a business of high-security registration plates? Does he know that a Rs 400-crore registration plate scam is being investigated? Is he aware that Sheetal has direct connection with the accused companies? Does he know that the companies whose projects were cancelled in our 49-day government are being continued in our current tenure? I hope that Kejriwal will answer my questions,” he said.Denying Mishra’s charges, Sheetal Singh later said that she was neither the Director nor the stakeholder in any of these companies.The matter of high-security number plates is currently being probed by the Anti-Corruption Branch.Dismissing Mishra’s allegations, Delhi government spokesperson Nagender Sharma said the sacked minister had been given a horribly wrong script.Inviting former India Against Corruption (IAC) volunteers to help him make AAP “corruption and Kejriwal-free”, Mishra also apologised to ex-AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan. “I was blinded then. I was working on the directions of Kejriwal and I am responsible for their ouster, he said.Reacting to Mishra’s apology, Yadav said: “I would like to know if this apology is out of remorse or revenge.”
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Firing yet another salvo at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today alleged that a businessman being probed for a Rs 400- crore scam funded the foreign tours of two top Aam Aadmi Party leaders. Delhi government spokesperson Nagender Sharma dismissed the allegations and said that Mishra had been given a “horribly wrong script”. Mishra posed nine questions to his friend-turned-foe Kejriwal including whether he was aware that a Russia trip of AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh “was sponsored by a man who is being probed for a Rs 400-crore high-security number plates scam”. Mishra also apologised to ex-AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were expelled from AAP in April 2015 for “anti-party activities” after they questioned Kejriwal’s leadership. They floated a new political party Swaraj India last year. He said that he was working on the directions of Kejriwal and was responsible for their ouster. While reiterating that he will stay in the AAP to cleanse it, the rebel leader, who has been suspended from the party’s primary membership, invited former India Against Corruption volunteers to help him make Delhi “corruption-free” and “Kejriwal-free”. The former minister alleged that there was a scam of high-security number plates that came to the fore during the AAP government’s first stint and is currently being probed by the Anti-Corruption Branch. “Some of the companies that are being probed have a direct link with the person who funded their (Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh) trip,” Mishra alleged. The AAP government had awarded the contract to a firm for high-security number plates but it was later terminated on the basis of a fact-finding committee’s report, that was constituted by the then Transport Minister Sourabh Bhardwaj. Delhi government spokesperson Nagender Sharma rubbished Mishra’s allegations in a series of tweets and said that Mishra had no clue of what he was talking about. “Probe into High Security Number Plates scam was ordered by @Saurabh_MLAgk in 49 days govt in Feb 2014. Then LG Jung reversed the decision. “In Jan 2016 Delhi government again sent the HSNP file to Delhi ACB despite LG having sent the case for arbitration on compnay’s request,” he posted on Twitter. Sharma also said that that the BJP had tried to rake up this issue in June last year but went silent when it came to know that file was lying with the Anti-Corruption Branch for months. “Poor fellow has no clue of what he’s speaking ! Who is misguiding him,” he said. The posts were retweeted by Ashutosh. Mishra, who had trained his guns at Kejriwal soon after he was sacked from the ministry, had accused the Aam Aadmi Party chief of taking bribe. He had said that Kejriwal had opposed demonetisation as he allegedly had links with hawala operators. “I have realised the wrongdoings in the party now. Many people realised these things before and left. But we have to ensure that the party is not left to some corrupt people,” he said. He had been on a six-day fast to protest the AAP’s “refusal” to disclose the details of the foreign trips of five party leaders.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)