Published On: Fri, Jan 1st, 2016

Remove govt officials, bring in professionals: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Reacting strongly to the mass leave protest of Gazetted officers and IAS officers working with Delhi government on Thursday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was time to “replace government officials with professionals and sector experts”.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was time to “replace government officials with professionals and sector experts”.

The ministry of home affairs came to the rescue of the officers by overturning the suspension of the two DANICS officers ordered by Delhi home minister Satyendra Jain.

The Union Home Ministry termed the decision to suspend Subhah Chandra and Yashpal Garg of the Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) cadre non-est (does not exist), and said the two officials should be deemed to be on duty.

A senior Home Ministry official said a formal order would be issued terming the suspension null and void.

The both officials were suspended after they refused to sign a file on the Cabinet decision to hike the salary of public prosecutors.

Despite the bureaucrats’ massive protest and receiving a setback from the Centre a day before the odd and even car scheme comes into effect, Kejriwal said time had come to replace government officials with professionals and sector experts to infuse fresh energy and ideas in governance.

“People will be very happy if these officers go on long leave. Government is ready to give paid leave. Governance will become honest, smooth and efficient. Government exploring all options against officers who are on leave. Chori aur Seenazori? Government will not tolerate corruption and insubordination. Time has come to replace bureaucrats with professionals and sector experts. Infuse fresh energy and ideas in governance [sic],” he tweeted.

TST

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