Delhi government pays salaries to thousands of non-existent staff

The government of Delhi has discovered that it has been paying salaries to 22,853 civic workers who do not exist, the BBC has reported.

The discovery was made after a biometric system of recording attendance was introduced, which revealed that the civic agency has 104,241 genuine employees, though the records show the numbers at 127,094.

According to the BBC report, some correspondents have claimed that some civic officials created a list of “ghost workers” to siphon off state funds.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employs more than 100,000 cleaners, gardeners, teachers and other workers.

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