DCW row: Kejriwal rejects Jung's pick

Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, Dec 9: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the appointment of IAS officer Dilraj Kaur as Member Secretary of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

Kejriwal also wrote to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to appoint P.P. Dhal as Member Secretary whose name he had nominated for the post in August this year.

Arvind Kejriwal

He directed Dhal to hold the charge of officiating Member Secretary in the meantime.

Jung on Tuesday appointed Women and Child Development Secretary Dilraj Kaur as the Member Secretary of DCW, which is headed by Swati Maliwal.

A day later, Kejriwal dubbed Jung as "Hitler" for the appointment. He tweeted that Jung had sold his soul to Modi in a bid to become the country's Vice President, but insisted that this would never happen.

DCW had also slammed Kaur's appointment, calling it "unconstitutional and illegal".

It said Dilraj Kaur was appointed to the DCW without seeking Delhi government's consent and called the move "unprecedented".

Dilraj Kaur's appointment was done eight days after Kejriwal sought the removal of Alka Dewan, terming her appointment unconstitutional and against the Delhi government's wishes.

IANS

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