The NDMC claimed fall in revenue collection during her tenure.
New Delhi: Within two months, a competent officer, Renu Jagdev, who served as additional commissioner in the North Delhi Mun-icipal Corporation (NDMC), is now being touted as an incompetent officer. On March 19, NDMC commissioner Madhup Vyas told lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal that Ms Jagdev and another officer have been discharging their duties diligently. On May 23, the NDMC, in a press statement, not only questioned her intention to continue in the civic body, but also claimed that the revenue collections had fallen under her tenure.
In a sensational disclosure, former additional commissioner (revenue) Ms Jagdev has accused the municipal commissioner of pressuring her to drop the ownership rights of the civic body’s land worth Rs 15,000 crore to favour a private builder.
On May 18, Ms Jagdev was repatriated to its parent cadre, but Ms Vyas in March requested Mr Baijal to allow her to continue on deputation in the NDMC till at least December 31.
“It is pertinent to mention that in her previous stint in MCD, the lieutenant-governor had allowed extension of deputation in respect of Ms Jagdev when the corporation had refused extension of deputation,” Mr Vyas wrote.
After a controversy bro-ke out over Ms Jagdev’s letter, in a press statement the NDMC questioned her intention on continuing as additional commissioner in the civic body.
“It is a matter of record that Ms Jagdev has spent about 9.5 years in two stints in MCD. Her complaint to the mayor after her repatriation is a strange development as she never raised these issues earlier.”
The NDMC claimed fall in revenue collection during her tenure. Questioning the contradiction in Mr Vyas’s letter written in March and press release issued in May, former NDMC mayor and Delhi BJP general secretary Ravinder Gupta questioned the shifting stand of corporation on an officer. “First of all the NDMC decide whether she was competent or not. Through this contradicting stand, Ms Vyas trying to divert attention on allegation leveled by Ms Jagdev,” Mr Gupta said.. Being a former head of NDMC, I demand a proper investigation in the allegation and strict action against who so ever found guilty," Mr Gupta told this newspaper.