Assault on chief secretary: AAP attacks bureaucracy, LG; officers ‘march for dignity’
New Delhi: Rift between the paperwork and the political government over an alleged assault on the Chief Secretary by two AAP MLAs widened on Wednesday with high Delhi authorities officers and staff taking out a “March for Dignity” and the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) terming the feedback made by the bureaucrats towards the ministers as “unlawful”.
The Delhi authorities officers caught to their stand that they might not meet ministers and MLAs for conferences until Kejriwal tenders a “written public apology” for the alleged assault.
Alternatively, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia criticised Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal for displaying “full help” to the IAS Affiliation’s “fatwa” (diktat) and “encouraging” them to boycott conferences referred to as by the ministers.
The federal government staff’ affiliation additionally attacked the Deputy Chief Minister by terming Sisodia’s remarks about authorities officers at a seminar on Tuesday as “condemnable”.
Though the Chief Minister met the LG within the night, it didn’t assist break the deadlock. After the assembly, Baijal reiterated that Kejriwal ought to attain out to authorities staff to resolve the problem.
Final week, Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that he was overwhelmed up by AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and one other get together MLA within the presence of Kejriwal on the Chief Minister’s residence right here on February 19 evening, the place he had been referred to as for a gathering.
Addressing the media right here, senior AAP chief Ashutosh, citing tweets of bureaucrats like Amitabh Kant and Varsha Joshi, amongst others, mentioned: “They’ve been clearly criticising the Delhi authorities, towards guidelines. Why should not motion be taken towards them?”
Hinting on the Bhartiya Janata Get together (BJP)’s hand within the IAS Affiliation’s protest, Ashutosh demanded that the decision particulars of senior bureaucrats be made public to seek out out who was influencing them to go towards the federal government.
Ashutosh mentioned the bureaucrats didn’t condemn the assault on AAP leaders Imran Hussain and Ashish Khetan on the Delhi Secretariat final week, when the Chief Secretary made the assault allegation. “Has any of the senior officers condemned that?” he mentioned.
Later within the night, the “March for Dignity”, led by the Chief Secretary, began from the Delhi Secretariat and ended at Raj Ghat. It noticed the participation of round 800 officers and staff holding candles of their arms.
After the march, representatives of Authorities Staff Joint Discussion board mentioned that they might proceed to not attend conferences or discuss to ministers over telephone and officers would contact ministers and MLAs solely by means of the written channel until Kejriwal tenders a “written public apology”.
A number of senior bureaucrats together with, Manoj Parida, Principal Secretary (Residence) and S.N. Sahai, Principal Secretary (Finance), took half within the march.
The affiliation earlier within the day acknowledged efforts made by Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot to resolve the deadlock, however insisted on the written public apology.
A senior member of the affiliation instructed IANS that the ministers got here for dialogue by means of an off-the-cuff channel and that in the event that they had been critical about it, then they need to strategy the affiliation formally.
After the assembly with Kejriwal, Baijal mentioned in a tweet: “Reassured him (Kejriwal) of my full help for steps to take away distrust with authorities staff. Inspired once more to succeed in out to them. It is crucial for all to work collectively in public curiosity in a safe and dignified work surroundings.”
Nonetheless, the Chief Minister mentioned the assembly was to debate desilting of drains and safety of schoolgirls from eve-teasing.
In a tweet, Kejriwal didn’t point out the alleged assault within the record of matters mentioned on the assembly.
Earlier within the day, in a letter to the LG, Sisodia attacked the latter, saying: “If one IAS officer involves you with a grievance towards a minister, you ignore his faults and begin wiping his tears. You encourage him to boycott conferences referred to as by the ministers.”
“For 3 months, 10,000 Angadwadi staff, 10,000 Anganwadi helpers and 10,000 Anganwadi landlords haven’t acquired their salaries due to them (IAS officers),” he mentioned, including that it was affecting 5 lakh kids who’re beneficiaries of Anganwadi.
Sisodia requested the LG to order a probe towards the officers whose misconduct had led to the Anganwadi staff not being paid on time and urged to “take strict motion towards them”.