The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to disburse the salary for the month of March to its employees working on various cells and programs for women and whose appointments are under scrutiny.
The direction was issued by Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva on an application moved by the affected employees of DCW. These 97 employees claimed that coming to court for every month's salary amounts to both economic and mental harassment.
The LG's office which has set up a panel to inquire into the legality of appointments made by DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal, said the committee's report is being finalised and will be put up before the LG. The judge asked the LG's office to pull up its officials carrying out the inquiry. The court also said there should be some clarity on whether the employees whose appointments are being scrutinised, should continue or not. Also, expressed hope that the report would be finalised and placed before it by the next date of hearing that is April 28.
Meanwhile, the Commission expressed its problems and said that its ability to continue with the various cells and programs was being affected as it does not know whether the employees would be there and should it allocate funds for the same.