New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers having problem with his government to leave Delhi.
“The cabinet is supreme; no hooliganism by bureaucrats will be tolerated in Delhi. IAS officers played politics; we will not tolerate this goondaism. All those IAS officers who have problem with our government should leave Delhi,” said Kejriwal during an interview with CNN IBN.
Subhash Chandra, special secretary (prisons), and Yashpal Garg, special secretary (prosecution), were suspended by the city government for allegedly refusing to sign on two cabinet notes related to hiking salaries of public prosecutors and prison staff.
Following the order, the officers belonging to the DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) cadre – to which Chandra and Garg belong – decided to go on a strike.
The central government, however, declared the suspensions as invalid.
The Delhi government had earlier suspended three officers after they failed to provide relief material at the jhuggis which were destroyed, and three other officers were suspended after the auto-permit scam came to light.