Delhi HC asks MCD to submit inquiry report into ghost staff



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked MCD to provide a copy of the inquiry report into an alleged scam relating to ghost employees in the civic agency.

A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Mukta Gupta sought within a month the report prepared by a senior officer of MCD about the salary drawn by more than 22,000 employees who did not exist in reality.

Appearing for the civic agency, the counsel said the inquiry has recently concluded and needed more time to file the report before the court.

The court was hearing a public interest petition filed by Jagrook Welfare Society, an NGO, through counsel C.S. Parashar seeking an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or an independent agency into the allegation that MCD was paying salary to more than 22,000 gardeners and sweepers who existed as employees only on paper.

Besides a CBI enquiry, he also sought the court's direction for initiation of a departmental inquiry against the guilty officers of MCD for their alleged involvement in the scam.

The Court fixed April 28 for further hearing of the case.

PTI