Centre sacks Kejriwal’s 9 aides working for education improvement

NEW DELHI: Atishi Marlena who worked for a monthly salary of Re 1 as an advisor to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister along with 9 others has been sacked by the central government. These advisors worked to help the Delhi government improve education standards at schools.

The Central government has cancelled the appointment of nine advisers and consultants to the Aam Aadmi Party government as the finance minister had not sanctioned the post.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government created these posts in 2015 to improve the education facilities in the government-run schools. An order issued today by the central government today stated that the appointment is invalid as it had been done “by an agency not competent under the law to do so”.

The order issued today states that “Since the creation of these posts by and subsequent appointments on these posts are not valid, all previous orders regarding the creation of these posts are not valid, all previous orders regarding the creation of these posts and appointments made against them are hereby cancelled”.

The order, cleared by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, comes a week after the Home Ministry said these posts hadn’t been approved by the central government as required under 1997 circular and reiterated in 2015.

AAP’s spokesperson Raghav Chadda called it diversionary tactics by the center to “divert attention from the spate of rapes, cash crunch etc.”




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