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Snehalaya row: HCS officer in eye of storm after lodging complaint against UT mayor

punjab Updated: Feb 09, 2017 14:31 IST
Monica Sharma
Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer Nishu Singal.

Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer Nishu Singal.(HT Photo)

Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer Nishu Singal, 46, who has now been involved in controversy for lodging a police complaint against Chandigarh mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal, is generally known to keep a low-profile. The 2011 cadre officer, from Karnal in Haryana, complained to the UT adviser against the mayor on February 3, accusing her of violating the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, by meeting the minor victim of sexual abuse without permission.

The two-page report highlighted that the Snehalaya staff had requested the mayor to meet the victim in the common room on the premises, but she had paid no heed.

Following the complaint a case of trespassing was registered against the mayor.

Singal joined the UT Administration in August 2015 and was appointed as director, social welfare; MD, Chandigarh Schedule Castes, backward classes and minorities financial & development corporation; MD, child and women development corporation and secretary, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights.


Singal, is credited with organising a special fashion show for differently-abled.

The Department of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development had organised the ramp walk on January 23 in the event, Pride Fashion Show.

Singal had also acted after she noticed bungling in the supply and utilisation of raw material at the Snehalaya mess located in Maloya. To tackle this, she decided to install a stock inventory software to monitor material used everyday.

Singal, however, could not ensure the timely supply of ration to the government-run creches in January this year, as claimed by the The Indian Council for Child Welfare Employees Union. Singal could not be contacted and has been avoiding the media ever since the controversy.