Delhi LG Sacks 223 Employees of Delhi Commission for Women

New Delhi: Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena has issued an order to expel as many as 223 contractual employees of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) with immediate effect. The LG termed these appointments illegal.

The employees were appointed during the tenure of former chairperson of the DCW, Swati Maliwal.

An order issued by the office of the Lieutenant Governor said, “DCW has violated the statutory provisions of DCW Act, 1994 and various standing instructions of the Department of Finance & Planning Department, GNCTD by creating 223 posts and engaging staff without following due procedure i.e. no study was conducted to assess the actual requirement of additional staff and eligibility criteria for each post, no administrative approval and expenditure sanctioned was obtained from the GNCTD for engaging such manpower and applications for such posts were not formally invited, role and responsibility for any of these posts were not assigned and emoluments of some of the incumbents which were decided at the time of initial appointment, were enhanced very sharply and arbitrarily.”

“The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor has approved the proposal of the department that the appointments of contractual staff engaged in DCW without having sanctioned posts and without following due procedures is void ab initio and the same cannot be allowed to continue in DCW,” the order added.

Maliwal, who is currently AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP, had headed the Delhi Commission for Women for nine years.

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