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BJP alleges recruitment scam in DTC

delhi Updated: Apr 24, 2010 02:09 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday alleged that money has changed hands in the contractual recruitment of drivers and conductors in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor, leader of Opposition Vijay Kumar Malhotra has demanded an inquiry into the reports of widespread corruption in the recruitment process.

Malhotra alleged the DTC has cancelled the recruitment of conductors after it received complaints of its officers promising jobs to applicants in lieu of money.

Falling short of staff to run about 6,000-odd buses by the Commonwealth Games, the DTC had advertised to hire 5,000 drivers and 5,000 conductors under the contract system.

Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, however, said the reports of corruption are wrong.

“We have not received any complaints of corruption. If the Leader of Opposition has received any, he should bring it to our notice,” Lovely said.

“We have not cancelled the recruitment process. We are waiting for the Delhi state selection board’s list of how many conductors they are giving us. We will hire the remaining conductors on contract,” he added.