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Delhi govt calls meeting of all senior officers tomorrow

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will cite the rules under which Delhi is administered and will ask officials to follow the government's directions.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: May 19, 2015 9:14 pm
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has called a meeting with all senior bureaucrats on Wednesday in the backdrop of the turf war between Delhi government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

The government’s move comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued an order to department heads to apprise him or the Minister concerned about any oral or written direction from the LG or his office before following them.

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“Sisodia will hold a meeting with all department heads, including Principal Secretaries and Secretaries, to discuss flow of work,” sources said. The Deputy CM will also cite the rules under which Delhi is administered and will ask officials to follow the government’s directions, they added.

Yesterday, the AAP government had issued an order signed by Kejriwal, asking the bureaucrats, including the Chief Secretary, to first consult the Chief Minister and other Ministers about any communication from the LG before acting on such directions.

“To ensure smooth functioning of day-to-day affairs of our government in accordance with the Constitution of India, the government of NCT of Delhi Act and Transaction of Business of the Delhi government it is hereby ordered that any direction or order, whether oral or written, received from honorable LG or his office to the Chief Secretary or any administrative Secretary, shall first be submitted by the concerned administrative Secretary/Chief Secretary on the file to the Minister incharge and the Chief Minister for a decision,” the order said.

The order came amid deepening confrontation between Kejriwal and Jung over appointments of top bureaucrats in Delhi government.

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    Damaru Prasad
    May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm
    I think he must have told the officers to get ready for his funeral any time!!
    1. S
      May 20, 2015 at 5:36 am
      LG should know that the Authority comes from Accountability and Responsibility. PM & CMs are accountable to Parliament/people and responsible for their action/inaction. To whom LG is accountable? Is he responsible for his actions? Or he is a mere "His Master's Voice"?
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        Navneeth k
        May 20, 2015 at 3:40 am
        Dirty politics by BJP
        1. S
          May 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm
          The LG's action is atrocious and not acceptable to any one who has faith in democracy. The LG is a nominated one but the Govt. is elected one. Will BJP Govt.accept Pronob Mukerji"s interference in their day to day affair?. Solaimuthu
          1. U
            May 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm
            Wikipedia - "Najeeb Jung quit the civil service in 1995 after his stint as joint secretary (exploration) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (India). Jung pla a crucial role in the privatization of ONGC's Panna-Mukta oilfield that went to a consortium of Reliance-ONGC and British Gas". Panna-Mukta oilfield was discovered 40 years after the previous big oil find in Bombay High and Najeeb Jung pla a key role in gifting this national et to his master Mukesh Ambani. Now Ambani controls the taps of oil & gas in this country while the countrymen continues to starve for energy. Ambani even refuses Government audit of his company's books.
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