The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has terminated the services of 49 contractual employees after an investigation uncovered irregularities in their appointment process. The employees, who were working in clerical roles at GNIDA, were appointed between 2021 and 2022.
In April 2022, a complaint was sent to the Chief Minister alleging that the employees were appointed despite not meeting the employment parameters and being connected to former GNIDA officials. The CEO of GNIDA, Ritu Maheshwari, formed a committee in October 2022 to investigate the matter and determine the role of former employees in the employment process.
The committee’s report led to the termination of the 49 employees on Monday. At least 36 of the workers were hired through two consultancies in the NCR. The employees will be asked for clarification before further action is taken against them.
The investigation found that the job application portal remained open at night to bypass recruitment rules and the HR department and consulting agencies were at fault. The role of private agencies and GNIDA employees is still under investigation and those found to be involved will have their names made public. Once the investigation is complete, the committee will frame the case details and take further action against those responsible.
According to ACEO Prerna Sharma, “The contractual workers have been fired after a year. The CEO decided to terminate their services with no further extension.”
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