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MCD seeks report on ‘missing’ staff

delhi Updated: Jan 04, 2010 00:40 IST
HT Correspondent

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is far from reaching any sort of conclusion on the 'missing' employees scam, which came to light during registration of employees under the biometric system of registration.

Municipal Commissioner K.S. Mehra on Saturday chaired a meeting of deputy commissioners of all 12 zones and has asked them to submit their final report within 15 days.

“The 22,000-odd employees mainly comprising sanitation workers, who were said to be missing, are slowly coming forward as they were not in Delhi for the past few months. It has also been found that the same employees are registered in two zones,” said an MCD official.

At present a special task force is in place to carry out physical verification of such cases.

The civic body had introduced the biometric system in August 2008 and it has been trying to identify its missing employees since the last six months.

The civic agency had been losing crores in salaries to the 'missing' employees for many years.

Another problem faced by the civic agency is verification of 22,000 education department employees who have not been brought under the biometric system till date due to huge cost implications.

MCD House leader Subhash Arya on November 26, 2009, had said if the MCD's vigilance department was unable to submit its report within a month, the agency would ask for a CBI inquiry.