Published On: Sat, Jun 13th, 2015

Kejriwal’s secy Rajendra Kumar likely to face disciplinary action for not complying with MHA’s orders

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s secretary Rajendra Kumar is likely to face disciplinary action for not complying with Home Ministry’s orders.

Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to face disciplinary action for not complying with MHA's orders.

Rajendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to face disciplinary action for not complying with MHA’s orders.

Kumar, a 1989 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer, continuing in the post of Delhi home secretary despite clear instructions to relinquish it, the Union home ministry (MHA) is mulling discliplinary action against him.

As per sources, a memorandum may be served to Kumar for disobeying the cadre controlling authority.

Kumar, who took over charge of home secretary, after the AAP government shifted incumbent senior IAS officer Dharam Pal and placed him at the disposal of the Union home ministry.

Pal was removed by the AAP government after he signed a notification appointing Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police M K Meena as new chief of Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) following Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s order.

The MHA on Thursday said the transfer of Delhi’s home secretary Dharam Pal by the AAP government was void.

In the letter to Delhi’s chief secretary K K Sharma, the MHA said that only the joint secretary in the Union home ministry can transfer officers from the AGMUT cadre — meaning Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories. Dharam Pal is an Indian Administrative Service officer from the same cadre.

Following a directive from the MHA, Sharma gave specific instructions to Kumar not to create any hindrance for Pal in discharging his duties as the Home Secretary.

TST

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