By Ram Kumar Kaushik
Call it an irony, Rajasekhar, special secretary services and vigilance with Delhi government is himself facing graft charges. He has been accused of operating a scheme charging money from dependent of Delhi government's employees, who died in service. As per the complaint, Rajasekhar allegedly charged Rs 5 lakh per dependent to be employed on compassionate ground for each employee died in service.
A couple of days Udit Prakash Rai, a 2007 batch AGMUT IAS was suspended by union home ministry on charges of demolition of historical monument for constructing government residence in that place. He was suspended on the vigilance report submitted by YVVJ Rajasekhar, a 2012 batch IAS promoted from state services.
Rajasekhar accussed in ‘Cash for Compassionate Job' scam
“He is said to have collected Rs 15 crore from 300 such candidates. It is said that Rajasekhar misused his official position to raise such a huge amount of illegal money,” Saurabh Bharadwaj, who is minister of services on Delhi government had alleged.
More allegations but no base
Apart from that, there have been a large number of complaints against Rajasekhar including a case of harassment against a senior female IAS officer when he was posted as Director (Estate) in New Delhi Municipal Corporation. In NDMC only, around 60 complaints were received against him related to 19 different cases of corruption. It has been alleged that Central Vigilance Commission had indicated him for his role in sealing polluting industrial units when he was serving as SDM (environment) in 2001. It's also been alleged that Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) then had recommended not to post him on any sensitive position.
Rajasekhar had refuted all the allegations made against him and called them as fabricated with malafide intention.
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