Officials refuse to attend meetings, Sisodia writes to LG

Officials refuse to attend meetings, Sisodia writes to LG

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Newly appointed Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal. (File Photo: IANS)
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Manish Sisodia . (File Photo: IANS)
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New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, requesting his intervention as officials were "not attending meetings called by the ministers" and thus, the government work was "getting hampered".Sisodia said the government officials refused to attend two important meetings in the afternoon on Monday.Saying that the two meetings have been rescheduled, he requested Baijal to "order all officers to resume work with immediate effect".On February 24, Sisodia along with other ministers had met the governor on the same issue.Sisodia stressed that the list of eight meetings, which did not take place, was handed over to Baijal in that meeting.Sisodia said it was a "worrisome situation" in the capital with senior IAS officers among others "openly and blatantly refusing to attend meetings..."He wrote that Baijal had himself agreed how the refusal "on part of senior officers to attend such important meetings is in gross violation of IAS conduct rules"."However, it is a matter of utmost regret that despite the assurance given, the officers are continuing to boycott meetings called by their respective Ministers," he added. After Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on February 20 alleged that he was assaulted by the AAP MLAs at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in his presence, the IAS association declared that the officers would not meet the ministers or any party MLAs, till they receive an apology.--IANSmg/ahm/bg

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