DCW chief Swati Maliwal hopes controversy over her appointment will be resolved

"I think this is a minor technical glitch because what is being said is that the file (my appointment) was not sent to LG's office," said Swati Maliwal.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 9:16 am
Swati Maliwal, Swati Maliwal DCW, DCW Swati Maliwal, Swati Maliwal Najeeb Jung, Lt Governor Jung, DCW, Delhi news “I think this is a minor technical glitch because what is being said is that the file (my appointment) was not sent to LG’s office,” said Swati Maliwal.

Swati Maliwal, whose appointment as chief of Delhi Commission for Women has triggered a fresh round of confrontation between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and AAP government, today said she respects the “constitutionality” of LG’s office and hoped the “minor” issue will be resolved.

Jung had yesterday rejected Maliwal’s appointment as chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, saying his approval had not been sought on it.

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“I think this is a minor technical glitch because what is being said is that the file (my appointment) was not sent to LG’s office. I think it will get resolved. It is not a very major issue,” she told reporters.

30-year-old Maliwal, who took over as DCW chief two days back, said, “We totally respect the constitutionality of the LG’s office and will abide by any communication from him.”

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“In case the Delhi government decides to withdraw the notification of my appointment, we will abide by it,” she said, hoping that the LG will give his approval as “my credentials speak for” eligibility for the post. Maliwal is wife of Aam Aadmi Party leader Navin Jaihind and has been an advisor to Kejriwal on public grievances and handles his Janta Samwad. She has been associated with the AAP chief since India Against Corruption (IAC) days.

“We are going to GB road and will try to meet women there,” an unfazed Maliwal said while talking about her day’s programme.

In its letter to CM office, the LG’s office said that it did not recognise the appointment because LG’s approval was not sought as per rules.

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  1. R
    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm
    LOL. So your appointment requires approval from the LG, which you did not receive. in fact, you never even sent the file for approval over to him. And you call it a "minor technical glitch". Oh these AAPtards!
    1. D
      Deepak Asthana
      Jul 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm
      According to , Swati Maliwal is not eligible for the DCW, as she has experience less than 10 years. And after her job in 2006, she worked in NGO of Arvind Kejriwal "PARIVARTAN' where nothing experiences of less than 10 years are in the field of in the field of women welfare, administration economic development, health education or social welfare. She is not fair and fighting only for POST, Name and Fame.. She must run away from DCW Office.
      1. L
        Jul 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm
        Madam, your days are numbered as Chief.
        1. K
          Jul 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm
          I agree with you and when in power - It is minor technical glitch.
          1. K
            Jul 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm
            As AAP makes every move not for the purpose of administration but for creating confrontation, friction is sure come in the way. Kejriwal should realize that he is a small guy and not in a position to challenge Modi right now. His time will come one day but he needs patience and wait. Over ambition leads you nowhere and will bring only grief and bad name as people of Delhi wants a better life not day to day fight which benefits none. Krish.
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