Najeeb Jung told me stay away from office: DCW chief Swati Maliwal

But sources in the L-G’s office said that neither were any such directions given to Maliwal nor were any calls made to her.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 11:28 am
DCW chief Swati Maliwal, Najeeb Jung, Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women, Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung,Delhi news Earlier in the day, in a letter sent to the chief secretary and the principal secretary of the Delhi government, the L-G claimed that Swati Maliwal’s appointment by the AAP government “has no legal sanctity”.

Hours after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung termed her appointment as the chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) “illegal”, Swati Maliwal claimed that the L-G’s office has asked her not to attend office or sign any files.

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“I have been directed by the L-G’s office to stay away from the office and not sign any files. I have been working on the field for so many years. On Thursday, I was planning to constitute an inquiry into the Anand Parbat murder case…,” she said late on Wednesday.

But sources in the L-G’s office said that neither were any such directions given to Maliwal nor were any calls made to her. “Her claims are complete lies,” they said. The L-G’s office said that it will seek an explanation from Maliwal on Thursday on the same.

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Earlier in the day, in a letter sent to the chief secretary and the principal secretary of the Delhi government, the L-G claimed that Maliwal’s appointment by the AAP government “has no legal sanctity”.

The notification on Maliwal’s appointment is in “breach of rules and procedures,” said the L-G, adding that “any action taken by chairperson or member, including quasi-judicial decision, would be ultra vires and infructuous and that the matter must be submitted before the Lt-Governor”.

Jung’s letter also claimed that “statutory notification for the reconstitution of DCW in the past had the L-G’s approval”. It was accompanied by copies of similar orders, issued between 2009 and 2014, including one issued during the AAP’s first stint in power.

Jung also referred to a clarification issued by the Union home ministry on July 25, 2002, which stated “NCT of Delhi govt means Lt- Governor appointed by President under Article 239 and designated as such under Article 239AA of the Constitution”.

Meanwhile, Women and Child Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar — while appointing Maliwal on July 17 —  had claimed that under the provisions of Article 239AA (4) of the Constitution, the minister in-charge is the appropriate authority to take decisions as the ‘government’. Responding to Jung, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai maintained that all rules were followed during the appointment, while the government submitted the concerned file to the L-G’s office.

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    C M
    Jul 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm
    'J' means a Jerk.
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      raj
      Jul 23, 2015 at 11:56 am
      BjP has lost all sense of direction. One day the president can say he is the goverment and not Narendra Modi. Who can resolve such situstion?We are missing a key point that democracy is under grave threat.
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      1. Madan Mohan Gupta
        Jul 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm
        FOR MATERIALISM THERE IS A SILENT RULE OF ADVERTISING BODIES THAT NO ONE IS SPEAKING AGAINST OTHER BS WHILE MAKING FALSE AND RIGHT CLAIMS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS SIMILAR RULE IS REQUIRED FOR POLITICIANS THRU ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. LET ELECTION COMMISSION COME FORWARD IN NATIONAL INTERESTS.
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        1. Madan Mohan Gupta
          Jul 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm
          Instead of creating a joke for foreign powers thru this dispute between various authorized bodies of indian govt let kiran bedi ji be appointed as sole arbitrator to settle the issues. she is a rep of BJP and central govt. kejriwal ji also being a team leader and his colleague of Iac AND full of respect for this present system of law and order. ALL THE THREE IN ONE. I AM SURE EVERY BODY SHOULD ACCEPT HER DECISION. PLEASE DONOT CREATE ANTI NATIONAL IMAGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIA AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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            mohit
            Jul 23, 2015 at 10:39 am
            Wow LG wow ! So you are more than the elected representatives of people. Seems the pain of loosing all seats in Delhi has made BJP mad. But what to say of self esteem of LG, who is wagging its tail for its masters. Earlier Kings used to have hijras in rajmahals, now its the LG.
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