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BJP welcomes removal of advisors to Delhi ministers, says 'wrong was corrected'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP city unit today welcomed the removal of nine of ministers, saying "a wrong has been corrected".

The appointments of the were cancelled on the direction's of the (MHA).

In a letter to the government's on April 10, the MHA said no approval of the central government was taken for creation of the posts to which the nine were appointed on a co-terminus basis.

The appointments were made "flouting" recruitment rules, financial concurrence and approval of the competent authority, BJP MLA and of Opposition Vijender Gupta alleged.

"Cancellation of the appointments of the nine corrects the wrong done in appointing them. Most of them were awarded with plump salaries, houses, cars and phones for their political connections," he said.

BJP said the party welcomes the removal as it will relieve the burden on the state exchequer.

"We welcome their removal as it brings to end a big financial burden on the state exchequer," he said.

Gupta alleged that the advisors were "political workers and office bearers" who were "rewarded" with the appointments of their political work.

The had questioned their appointments. In most of the cases, they were appointed without ensuring that the posts existed or not, he claimed.

"No financial concurrence was obtained. They were appointed without ensuring that they fulfil the required qualifications and experience," Gupta said.

The Cabinet cleared their appointments without getting approval from the competent authority, he alleged further.

According to an order issued by the GAD, the MHA had written in its letter that these posts on which the appointees are officiating are not in the list of posts approved for the ministers and the of Delhi.

"No prior approval of the central government has been taken for creation of said posts on which these persons have been appointed on co-terminus basis," the GAD order stated.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 22:30 IST