The Delhi government led by AAP has been pulled up by the Delhi High Court on the issue of vacancies in the Transport Department since 2008. The Delhi High Court pulled by the State government because of lack of recruitment in the transport department since 2008.
A Public interest litigation was filed by advocate Ayush Arora to increase the strength of the Transport department to meet the needs of the people of Delhi which is far below the ration in which the vehicular population is increasing in the city.
A divisional bench compromising of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao had made the services department of the government and Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board a party in the matter and sought their response regarding the ways they are tackling the vacancies and what are the step taken by them to fill up the vacancies.
The Delhi Government replied that it around 807 posts are lying vacant in the enforcement officers, inspectors, sub-inspectors and assistant inspector category and about 626 are vacant in the head constables and foot constable cadre. The court has ordered the government to take up the initiative to fill up the vacancies as soon as possible.