Delhi minister Satyendar Jain’s daughter resigns from advisor’s post

  • Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 13:32 IST
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. (File Photo) (Hindustan Times)

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s daughter, who was as an advisor in the Delhi government for the mohalla clinic project, has resigned from the post after a controversy regarding her appointment.

Saumya Jain, an architect, was working on the design of the clinics and was not being paid any remuneration, the government spokesperson said. She was appointed as an advisor to the Delhi health secretary, who is also a director of the National Health Mission. Jain said her post was non-executive in nature.

“My daughter has resigned and now I demand that the BJP make all those people, who are related to ministers, resign from the posts they are holding. Many such relatives are not just appointed, they are also drawing fat salaries,” Jain said.

Saumya resigned after the Bharatiya Janata Party raised an objection to her appointment and accused the Aam Aadmi Party of nepotism and corruption.

“My daughter had been working on the mohalla clinic project regularly for the past two-three months as an advisor. She has resigned as she did not want to be associated with any controversy. Neither was she paid a salary nor was she given any perks. She had got admission in IIM Indore but she let go of that so that she could help with the project. I did not ask her to resign. She has quit on her own. The news (about her appointment) was running in channels all day and it hurt her,” Jain said.

Jain added that she has quit as an advisor but if the director wants, she can continue working as a volunteer.

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