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Probe MCD Scam: HC

delhi Updated: May 27, 2010 00:06 IST
Harish V Nair
Harish V Nair
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi High Court, on Wednesday, directed the Delhi Police commissioner to probe the alleged scam of ‘ghost’ employees in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

A Division Bench asked the Delhi Police to complete the inquiry within two months and submit the report in court.

The Bench discarded the report of the internal enquiry conducted by the MCD Commissioner which said the issue had been blown out of proportion and the blamed the new biometric attendance system for the discrepancies.

The MCD report states that out of 22,853 employees verified, only 2,503 employees were found without bio-metric ID numbers and termination show cause notices have been issued to them. The MCD claimed that no salary has been paid to anyone not on the new system.

A PIL seeking a probe by an independent agency had alleged that 22,000 “gardeners” and “sweepers” existed as MCD employees only on paper and they were being paid salary.