Following a historic verdict of Supreme Court, on Thursday, Delhi Government has taken its first major action. Kejriwal led government has removed services secretary Ashish More from his post. Former Delhi Jal Board CEO A K Singh, a 1995-batch (AGMUT cadre) IAS officer, will replace More.
The AAP government has got a new lease of life after the Supreme Court’s judgement to subjugate the power of transfer posting to the Delhi government. Kejriwal government has become stronger after the verdict of the Supreme Court. Hence, the step taken by Kejriwal government is being considered very important.
After Supreme Court verdict yesterday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference said a major administrative reshuffle was in the offing as he warned action against officials who “obstructed” public works. Kejriwal said transfers will be made on the basis of the work the officers have done. He added, “Some officers, who in the last one and a half years obstructed the work of the people of Delhi, stopped the supply of medicines to mohalla clinics and hospitals, stopped water supply at some places…will have to pay for their deeds. ”
The chief minister stressed that the officers who are “efficient, honest, responsive and compassionate” will be given the opportunity to serve the people of Delhi.
He said, “There will also be an overhaul of the administrative system. The entire system is rotten. We will create a system that is accountable and responsible towards the public,”