Waqf Board removes 41 employees of Delhi appointed by AAP government

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.

New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 6:00 am
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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.

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.

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    amitava ghosh
    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    What a fraud this party is.Very hard to find a honest person.How could delhi elect such criminals to rule.The very intention of this party is to loot public money.One after another mlas are being arrested for various scams.
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    Ratan
    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:29 am
    Supreme Court must give his clear verdict that Delhi either elected state just like other or under control of President of India. Till this this cat and mouse play between LG and Kejariwal shall be stopped by President
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    Muhammed Shahid
    Oct 22, 2016 at 9:33 am
    Proper rules and regulations as per the act should be followed in all the matters.
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