The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said that it will urge LG Najeeb Jung to dismiss Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal who has been by the ACB in connection with alleged irregularities in the recruitment process at the commission.
“We are going to meet the Lt. Governor to demand her dismissal as no permission on the appointments (in the DCW) was taken from him,” BJP’s Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay said.
“These appointments are completely illegal and no procedures were followed. I also want to congratulate (ACB chief MK) Meena for doing a fine job,” Upadhyay added.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today filed an FIR against Maliwal for her role in the recruitment scam. She was booked under Sections 13 (Criminal misconduct by a public servant) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The complaint was filed on August 12 by Delhi Congress leader and former DCW head Barkha Singh Shukla who alleged that the AAP leaders were appointing their associates to the DCW and giving them financial benefits.
Shukla had named Prabhsahay Kaur, daughter of senior AAP leader HS Phoolka, DCW Adviser Raj Mangal Prasad and 83 others as beneficiaries.
"There is no criteria for salaries and even advertisements were not given out for making appointments which is mandatory under law," Upadhyay said, adding "she illegally appointed her party workers and relatives".
"They also increased the budget. In the last 10 years, the commission budget was Rs 3.5 crore but now it is almost double. And for all this, no permission from the Lt. Governor has been taken. These are all irregularities," he said.
The BJP leader said almost all female staff at the DCW was dismissed while about 80 per cent fresh appointments made were of men from amongst AAP cadres.
With IANS Inputs