An official statement states that the Union government has asked ministries for details about how Gandhian institutes, clubs, and conference centres operate.
According to reports, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has started an urgent review of all clubs, conference centres, and events they host in the national Capital.
The PMO demanded a complete list of the events that will be held in these locations in 2022 that have received government funding or land on which to erect clubs in a communication that was sent by the country’s highest office to important officials, including the home secretary and cabinet secretary.
The authorities were given two days and instructed to submit an exhaustive list by Wednesday night, per the communication examined by HT.
The email from PMO’s deputy secretary Amarapali Kata sent on Monday evening said, “It is requested the information sought as attached me shared. Details related to the ministry/ institutions/ autonomous bodies of the ministry may be shared by 16 November, 5pm.’’
According to the PMO officer, there are three attachments: Delhi clubs, Delhi conference centres, and Gandhian institutes.
In the clubs’ attachment, it is asked “whether the land given on subsidised rates” and, if so, what the terms and circumstances are.
Regarding conference centres, the government also wanted to hear specifics about all events hosted this year and the amenities offered there.
The ministries that might be associated with the conference rooms are also listed in a separate column.
Similarly, the Gandhian institutes’ attachment demands the authorities to provide specifics about the kinds of courses the institution offers.
“We are likely to see 500 events from now till next year,’’ said an official, who didn’t want to be quoted, according to a report published in Hindustan Times.
“A bulk of them is in Delhi and so we will need a lot of spaces. There is work on since the past month and so this could be part of that”, he said.