New Delhi: In what may lead to another confrontation between Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi government, the latter has suspended two state cadre officers of its Home Department for refusing to sign on a Cabinet decision file.
According to a India TV report, Yashpal Garg, special secretary (Prosecution), and Subhash Chandra, special secretary (Prisons), have been suspended, a Delhi government spokesperson said.
The two officers were suspended after they refused to sign a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to increase salary of public prosecutors.
Meanwhile, 200 online-cadre officers, in protest against the two officers' suspension, have threatened to go mass leave on Thursday.
Furthermore, the suspension of two officers may lead to another round of confrontation between the Centre and Delhi government as only the Delhi Lt Governor can suspend DANICS-cadre officers with permission from the Union Home Ministry.
"Delhi Government does not have power to suspend any DANICS officer and it can only recommend suspension of DANICS officer and on this, LG can suspend him or her with permission from MHA. To express solidarity with the two suspended officers, around 200 DANICS officers, who are working in government's different departments, will go on leave tomorrow for one day," a representative of DANICS Officers' Association was quoted as saying by India TV.