AAP leader HS Phoolka’s choice for OSD triggers controversy

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Dakha and leader of the opposition in Punjab assembly Harvinder Singh Phoolka’s choice of Officer on Special Duty (OSD) has triggered a controversy. HS Phoolka has appointed Dr Parampal Singh, a veterinarian with the Department of Animal Husbandry, who is reportedly facing a departmental inquiry following a complaint of corruption against him.

Before taking over as OSD to HS Phoolka, Dr Parampal Singh was working as Public Relations Officer of Gulzar Singh Ranike, the then Animal Husbandry Minister. The Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Association had sent a complaint to Indian Prime Minister against Dr Parampal Singh accusing him of charging hefty amount for transfers in the department.

HS Phoolka [File Photo]

The PMO brought the issue to the knowledge of the state government, which marked an inquiry against him in December last year. However, according to media reports, the inquiry could not be initiated due to pressure from politicians and bureaucracy,

Meanwhile, HS Phoolka has offered clarification that he was not aware of any inquiry against Dr Parampal Singh. He said on his request the government had agreed to replace him. Notably, being leader of opposition in Punjab assembly HS Phoolka is entitled to have an OSD and other staff on government expense.

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