Latest News: LG office raked up issue of illegal appointments in DCW :- The Governor’s office had “raked up” the issue of irregular appointments in Delhi’s women’s panel to sidetrack the payment of salaries to people hired to work on several women’s helplines, DCW chief Swati has alleged in Delhi High Court.
The DCW made the submission in a counter affidavit supporting the plea of 97 workers employed by it, who have moved the high court seeking payment of salaries from September 2016 onwards.
On 18th January, the relief was extended to 35 others who had moved the court.Also, the court had directed the Commission to provide records of the staff appointed by it without the approval of the LG after the LG’s office contended that the records were not accessible.The DCW chief’s reaction came after the LG office claimed that Maliwal had no power to unilaterally engage employees in DCW and should have approached the authority.
In the instant case, there would be no additional financial liability on the government as Rs 3 crore, out of the Rs 7 crore, was lying unutilised and could be used to pay the salaries of workers until the end of this financial year.
The government was displaying a lackadaisical attitude towards staffing of the Commission as its detailed proposal for manpower sent in September 2016 was returned in January 2017 on the ground.
On January 4, the court had asked the LG’s office to state whether the rape crisis and other cells, run on court orders by DCW, should be shut down over the illegal appointment of staff by the women’s panel.