Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain on Thursday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the bogus employees scam of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The biometric attendance system of the civic agency has revealed 22,853 bogus employees, drawing a monthly salary of Rs.17 crore.
"The biometric attendance system has revealed that there is a gap of 22,853 employees in the MCD. While I have already written to the lieutenant governor (Tejendra Khanna) regarding this and have ordered an inquiry, I am also seeking a probe by the CBI in the matter," Sain told IANS.
"A CBI enquiry is crucial in this matter because an investigation needs to be done as to who approved these fake employees, who is drawing their salary every month and the likes," he added.
According to Sain, these "fake employees" draw a huge chunk of the taxpayers' money and the issue would not be taken lightly.
In the biometric attendance system, a staffer has to place a finger or a card on the 'reader' to register presence.
The biometrric system was introduced in the MCD headquarters in Town Hall on Aug 1, 2008.