Manish Sisodia appears before ACB regarding DCW recruitment scam
Sisodia had allegedly written a letter to the DCW and had demanded an autonomous status for the women’s panel. The authority to write such letter remains only with the Chief Minister who writes it to the Lieutenant Governor
New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, appeared before the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Friday, regarding an alleged recruitment scam in Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
Sisodia had allegedly written a letter to the DCW and had demanded an autonomous status for the women’s panel. The authority to write such letter remains only with the Chief Minister who writes it to the Lieutenant Governor.
What ACB chief stated:
- The ACB Chief MK Meena said that in the initial enquiries confirmed the irregularities in the appointment in DCW.
- “Sisodia will be grilled and we will ask him on whose authority did he send the letter,” ACB Chief said.
- Meena stated that the panel had not maintained a transparent manner in the case. “The complaint stated that these people have done the recruitment against the procedures and they do not have the authority to hire people in that manner,” he said.
- He said that the panel is giving out salaries on an arbitrary basis and on their own call. There are also some people who got jobs because they were close to those within the panel.
- The panel has also misused the authority and funds, the ACB chief said.
The ACB has been investigating the DCW for appointing 85 people in the last year.
It was revealed that over 90 per cent of contractual staff of the Delhi Commission for Women, led by DCW Chief Swati Maliwal, were members of the Aam Admi Party.
A case has also been filed against Maliwal under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC sections.