The CEO of Waqf Board removed 41 employees of Delhi Waqf Board Friday. The Delhi government had appointed them between April and May. The order to remove them stated their appointment was in violation of rules, said sources. No advertisements were issued for the posts, the sources added.
The 41 were working on diverse posts. While 22 were contractual employees, 11 were daily wage earners and the rest were in the consolidated group. They were working as field staff, computer operators and on other posts. “The concurrence of finance department is mandatory when employees are recruited. This should be approved by the government, which was not the case… Directive has been issued to to retain old staff recruited under rules. There are 42 old staffers in Waqf board,” said a source.
In addition, divisional commissioner A Anbarasu, on directions of the Lieutenant Governor, has constituted a committee to look into the working and administration of the Waqf board. The divisional commissioner was asked to constitute a committee to review the legality and propriety of all decisions/action taken by the board after its constitution in March 2016, and give a report within a month, said the source.
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The development comes days after Mehboob Alam was replaced by S M Ali as CEO. Alam’s appointment was declared illegal for not having obtained the approval of the competent authority. The LG’s office had referred the matter to the CBI.