NEW DELHI, JUNE 12
Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday presented documents to prove its allegations that IAS officers are on strike in Delhi for the last four months.
Citing four letters from Department of Women and Child Development, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, AAP claimed that IAS officers in Delhi have accepted that they haven’t worked in the last four months.
The letters provided details of the “important proposals/matters disposed of/processed in the department” from February 26, 2018, to March 4, 2018; from March 26 to April 1; February 19 to February 25; and from March 2 to March 8.
In all the four letters, the department replied that the work done by it for the above durations may be treated as “nil”.
Yesterday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had visited LG Anil Baijal’s office to press their three demands, including a direction to IAS officers to end their “strike” and to take action against officers who have struck work for “four months”. He was accompanied by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, ministers Satyender Jain and Gopal Rai. Today morning, the chief minister, continuing his agitation from the LG’s office, tweeted: “My dear Delhites, Good Morning. The struggle is on.”
In another tweet, he accused the Lt Governor of defending the “IAS strike” by saying that the officers were working and were not on strike.
Kejriwal released a video in which he is heard telling the people in Delhi that the protest was “for you all, for the people of Delhi so that you can get roads, schools, hospitals, Mohalla Clinics, water and electricity”.
In the video, he said IAS officers were “only working on important files” and were “not responding to minister’s calls and messages, not attending our meetings.
“People of Delhi are suffering, the work planned for Delhi by the government is suffering.”
In the video, Kejriwal also said Baijal had refused to approve the doorstep delivery of rations for Delhi residents.
“He asked us to seek permission from the Centre. We all know what does it mean. The file will go and will remain there for five years,” Kejriwal said.
Jain, who also started a hunger strike as the AAP leaders persisted with their agitation at LG’s office, said that even after 18-hours of their sit-in, “the LG is not ready to accept any of our demands.
“I am very sad with this attitude of the LG and so I am starting a hunger strike,” he said in the video released from the LG office.
NEW DELHI, JUNE 12