admk complains to EC about DMK Govt destroying policy files
1. Dr. S.Y. Quraishi,
Chief Election Commissioner.
2. Mr. V.S. Sampath,
3. Mr. H.S. Brahma,
Election Commission of India,
4. Mr. Praveen Kumar, I.A.S.,
Chief Electoral Officer,
Public (Elections) Department,
Sub: Shifting – Deferring of the Shifting of the existing Government Departments functioning in the Secretariat Building at Fort St. George - Requested.
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We wish to bring to the notice of the Election Commission of India the blatant violation of the Model Code of Conduct by the caretaker DMK Government with regard to the shifting of the existing Government Departments functioning in the Secretariat building at Fort St. George, Chennai - 600 009.
It is reliably understood that the present caretaker DMK Government is attempting to carry out the destruction of the existing important files in the Secretariat Building at Fort St. George in a hasty manner under the guise of shifting the existing Government Departments to the new Secretariat building. This has to be prevented by the Election Commission of India as the office of the Chief Electoral Officer itself is functioning at Fort St. George, Chennai - 600 009.
We wish to state that there are several limitations in the functioning of the caretaker Government which can only carry on the day-to-day administration pertaining to maintenance of law and order, payment of salaries to Government Servants, etc., and they should not make any decisions which are not necessary except for the purpose of carrying on the administration. As such, the caretaker Government functioning now cannot take any major policy decision which includes shifting of the Departments functioning in the existing Secretariat which will be the prerogative of the Government that is to be formed after the announcement of results of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly General elections.
Moreover, the State Government has no authority to deal with the premises of the Secretariat building functioning at Fort St. George as the said land is owned by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The caretaker Government more particularly cannot in any manner deal with the Departments functioning in the existing Secretariat at Fort St. George when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
Under these circumstances, we request the Election Commission of India to issue appropriate instructions to defer all proceedings pertaining to the shifting of the existing Government Departments functioning in the Secretariat building at Fort St. George when the Model Code of Conduct is in force.
We also request the Election Commission of India to take necessary action to prevent the destruction of files under the guise of shifting of the Government Departments and ensure that no transportation of files takes place from the Secretariat Building at Fort St. George.
We further request the Election Commission of India to deploy Central Police Forces at the Secretariat Building, Fort St. George in order to ensure that important Government files are protected in the public interest.
Party Treasurer, Former Minister. (K.A. Sengottaiyan)
Party Headquarters Secretary,
Former Minister. (D. Jayakumar)
North Chennai District Party Secretary.
Former Minister. (P.H. Manoj Pandian)
Party Advocates’ Wing Secretary