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LG has approved the proposal to remove Civil Defense Volunteers. After which volunteers staged a protest outside the Delhi Secretariat.
In Delhi, Kejriwal government and LG are seen coming face to face over the proposal of removal of Civil Defense Volunteers. LG VK Saxena on Friday (October 27) approved the proposal to terminate the services of Civil Defense Volunteers (CDV) from November 1. After which the Kejriwal government has said that it will go to the Supreme Court against the decision.
Actually, this development has come a few hours after CM Kejriwal ordered Home Minister Kailash Gehlot to appoint Civil Defense Volunteers (CDV) as home guards and prepare a plan to take up the job of bus marshal.
Kejriwal should consider recruiting CDV as home guard.
An official of the LG Secretariat said that while approving the proposal to end illegal recruitment and deployment of CDVs, the LG has also expressed concern. CM has been directed that CDVs who lost their jobs in the process should be considered for appointment as Home Guards. The LG also raised the issue of CDVs not receiving salaries for the last six to seven months and their dissatisfaction over this. Has expressed. The file related to the matter was sent to him, whereas the Minister and the Chief Minister were fully capable of taking a decision on it.
In 2015, the Delhi government had appointed Civil Defense Volunteers as bus marshals for the safety of women in buses.
Indefinite strike of civil defense volunteers begins
During the tussle between the LG office and the Delhi government, hundreds of civil defense volunteers have started an indefinite strike outside the Delhi Secretariat demanding their dues.
AAP government said- will go to Supreme Court against the decision
After this development, AAP government sources have told news agency PTI that if LG terminates the services of CDV, we will approach the Supreme Court. Some of these civil defense volunteers have been deployed as bus marshals. Who play an important role in ensuring the safety of women in buses. We will not compromise on women’s safety.
LG office accuses government of spreading lies
On the other hand, sources in the LG office, while talking to news agency PTI, have accused the AAP government of spreading lies and sharing misleading information. A source said that the proposal to dismiss the CDV was sent by CM Arvind Kejriwal to the LG office, which was approved by the LG. Will Delhi government go to Supreme Court against CM? The proposal to terminate the services of CDV was received on October 20. However, the government source claimed that the Chief Minister’s Office had not sent any such proposal to the LG office.
Bus marshal necessary for safety of women passengers
Civil defense volunteers are deployed in government buses in Delhi. Who play an important role in the safety of women. After their deployment, there has been a reduction in incidents like robbery and molestation of women in buses in Delhi. The Bus Marshal Scheme was launched by the Transport Department in 2015 to improve the safety of women in government buses in Delhi.
Delhi government’s transfer-posting dispute with the Centre.
On May 11, 2023, the Constitution Bench of 5 judges in the Supreme Court had given the Delhi Government the right to control the officers. Also said that LG will work only on the advice of the government. A week later, on May 19, the Central Government changed this decision by bringing an ordinance and gave the right of transfer-posting to the LG. The Delhi Services Bill (Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Act) was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 3. It was presented in the Rajya Sabha on 9 August. In the voting, 131 votes were cast in favor and 102 against and the bill was passed.