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Sarojini Bishi

New Delhi: Vice-Chancellor Vinay Saxena has dismissed 223 employees working in the Delhi Women’s Commission. The former chairperson of the Delhi Women’s Commission, Swati Maliowal, has been accused of violating the rules and employing them without permission. The order of the Delhi LG referred to the DCW Act. Only 40 posts have been sanctioned in the commission.

This action has been taken on the basis of the report sent to the then Governor in 2017. It said that DCW does not have the right to hire employees under the contract. The order issued by the additional director of the DCW department also said that no evaluation of essential posts was done before the new recruitment. Also, permission was not taken for additional financial burden.

Current Aam Aadmi Party MP Swati Maliobal was earlier the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women. She also came into the limelight by repeatedly summoning the Delhi Police on multiple issues like violence against women, crime and law and order situation. Kejriwal’s party nominated Swati after the term of three Rajya Sabha MPs of Delhi ended in January. Swati has also been elected to the upper house. But about 2 months after leaving office, there is a dispute regarding the calculation made during his tenure.

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