NEW DELHI || ThePoliticalIndia : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recommended to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung that the recent appointment of serving VAT commissioner as Member Secretary of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) be withdrawn, terming it to be “unconstitutional”. #Kejriwal #MemberSecretary #DCW #NajeebJung #VATcommissioner
“Preserving the autonomy of the Commission is paramount to its functioning. If the Commission will need constant approvals from the government for its various programmes and activities, how will it question the government authorities?
“The present methods of arm twisting the Commission are dangerous and counter-productive to the well being of the women and girls of Delhi,” he added.
The recommendation from the Chief Minister comes following a illustration sent to him by DCW chief Swati Maliwal alleging that the appointment has led to stall of the functioning of the Commission and subverting its autonomy and holding the salaries of the written agreement workers for the past 3 months.
Maliwal had last month claimed that the Commission can ought to lose down its mobile helplines and also the rape crisis cell, because the Member Secretary to DCW,appointed by the LG, has allegedly stopped releasing salaries of the employees and her being a serving VAT commissioner additionally makes her appointment to DCW “illegal”.
“The half time appointment of Dewan as Member Secretary to the Commission is therefore null and void. it’s suggested that she could also be instantly withdrawn and in future all appointments to the Commission are created only once due nomination of identical by electoral government,” Kejriwal said.