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Centre instigating Delhi bureaucrats: Kejriwal

The Delhi Chief Minister alleged that Centre was instigating bureaucrats and there is need to take strong steps against them, saying that he will hire private people from outside for the government's works.



New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday continued to target Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over the one-day mass leave by senior bureaucrats of Delhi government even as the babus reversed their earlier decision of working on Saturday to compensate for the strike.

The Delhi Chief Minister alleged that Centre was instigating bureaucrats and there is need to take strong steps against them, saying that he will hire private people from outside for the government's works.

He said that officers will have to work and "goondaism" won't work, adding that today the situation of the country is due to "dadagiri" of officers and leaders.

Around 200 DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers yesterday went on mass leave to protest the suspension of their two colleagues by Delhi government and said that they would come to office Saturday to compensate the loss of work.

"DANICS officers were committed to working on Saturday, but as Chief Minister already announced that government would take action against those who went on mass-leave on Thursday, they will not work tomorrow," a member of DANICS Association said.

Members of IAS officers Association is also expected not to work tomorrow.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kejriwal said, "PM gets declared my orders null and void. Does not do the same with Nitish, Mamata or Naveen Patnaik. Why is he after the CM of a half state? Modiji please take a resolution that you will let me work this year."

The CM reiterated his allegation that the officers association IAS/DANICS actively working as "BJP's B team" and said that bureucrats don't have "expertise."

"The officers association IAS/DANICS actively working as BJP's B team. When the association is holding any meeting, the LG is on speaker phone. The Centre is instigating it. This is an opportunity to bring in expertise.

"Bureucrats don't have expertise. We will get people from outside. Officers don't work with anyone. Need strong steps against them. The system is bad which includes good officers as well," he told a news channel.

He also accused the Centre of trying to fail odd-even scheme by instigating his government officers, but people have given such designs a thumbs down.

"The issue is political. Centre wanted the odd-even scheme to fail by instigating the strike. But people have given such designs a thumbs down.

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