'Tainted' babu to head job board

'Tainted' babu to head job board

Rajender Kumar given addl charge of DSSSB

The Delhi government has given additional charge of its main recruitment board to controversial bureaucrat Rajender Kumar, principal secretary to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is facing a CBI probe over alleged corruption.

Kumar has been given the additional charge of Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) that recruits government staff ranging from teachers to office assistants and other subordinate staff.

 Deputy Secretary (Services) M K Sharma issued the order in which Kumar was given the selection Board’s assignment.

 “The competent authority is pleased to order that Rajendra Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and holding additional charge of Principal Secretary (Services) shall hold the additional charge of the post of Chairman (DSSSB)...”, said the order.  

 Kumar also holds the additional charge of principal secretary (services).
After searches in Delhi Secretariat in December, the CBI   registered a case against him for alleged criminal conspiracy.

Soon after, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal put his wait behind Kumar and accused the Centre of harassing his government.

Kumar, a 1989 batch IAS officer and IIT alumnus, is accused of favouring certain companies in awarding government contracts from 2007-2014 – during the Congress government .

He was appointed Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister in February 2015.  Kumar is known to be close to Kejriwal as he has worked for the Chief Minister even in his past 49-day stint.

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