The hitherto quiet corridors of Delhi Secretariat is now abuzz with a flurry of acitvities, with officials holding meetings, preparing briefs and presentations for the new chief minister as the building is being spruced up to welcome AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.
The staff were seen dusting files and changing the folders as the chief minister’s cabin along with those of his ministers were being made functional.
“The LCD television sets, lights, phones, fax machines, computers, fans, ACs installed in the offices of CM and other ministers have been checked and necessary repairs are being carried out. Besides the cabin of Principal Secretary to CM is also being readied,” said a senior Delhi government official.
Apart from this, maintenance of all cars designated for the CM and ministers have been carried out. The lift maintenance was also underway.
“We have so far received no special requests from their side,” said the official.
“All departments are preparing presentations containing the list of programmmes and projects undertaken by them so far. Also, seperate files mentioning the projects which got stalled due to the absence of a government in the last one year, are being prepared,” said the official.
The private security provided by the General Administration Department (GAD) has been put into place in the Secretariat building.
Senior IAS officer, Rajendra Kumar is tipped to become the Principal Secretary to Arvind Kejriwal. He is currently holding the post of Urban Development Secretary.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) yesterday emerged victorious in the Assembly polls, clinching 67 seats in the 70-member House.
Kejriwal repeated his triumph in the high-profile New Delhi constituency by handing a crushing defeat to BJP’s Nupur Sharma by a huge margin of 31,583 votes.
Kejriwal and all his cabinet colleagues last time had assumed their offices on December 28.