WE Aren’t On Strike : Being Victimised , Say Delhi Govt Officers

IAS  Officers deputed to The Delhi Government has refuted allegation repeatedly being made by Aam Aadmi party’s Supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal that they have remained absent from allotted assignments.In fact,we are being Victimised,they told a press conference held in the Press Club of India.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused the Centre and the Lieutenant Governor of backing what he called the “strike” by the IAS officers.
The allegations “completely false and baseless”,they added.we are being victimized in a political battle,they added.. The bureaucrats said misinformation was being spread about them, even though they were “apolitical” and  “neutral” and  were “answerable only to the law and the constitution”.
Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal says his government ‘s functioning   has been impacted for the last four months since the officers won’t meet ministers or attend their phone calls.
Terming the accusation” completely  false and baseless”, the officers said “We are not on strike. We are attending all meetings, doing all our work”. They skip only the meetings in which they felt their “safety” and “self-respect” were at risk, they said.
“Routine meetings and statutory meetings are different.We  attend the latter,” said IAS officer Manisha Saxena, adding, “We have no confidence, no one has reached out to us to boost our confidence”.
Meanwhile,five metro stations in Delhi were closed for several hours after rulling AAP,’s activists announced to march to PM’s residence at Lok Kalyan Marg opposite Race Course.The Delhi
Police have denied them permission.
Kejriwal’s immediate prefdecesor Sheila Dixit, a veteran Congress leader ,had a dig at CM Kejriwal for his maladministration.
The officials repeatedly denied government allegations that work was suffering at mohalla clinics . Overall, 164 clinics are operational, 33 sites are ready for possession, “all officers participate in improving services for Delhi,” another officer said.
Regarding last week’s unattended meeting called by the Delhi Environment minister, the IAS officers said it was called at “very short notice”. “The Environment Secretary could not reschedule his pre-scheduled meetings… he is also responsible for other departments,” an officer said.
The officers denied AAP claims that they were toeing the line of the Centre and the Lieutenant Governor. “We are not working on anyone’s dictat,she added.

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