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Delhi CM’s office could soon ‘become officer-less’

The office of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is running short of officers. And if the sources in the government are to be believed, it could soon become ‘officer-less’.

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2017 23:31 IST
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Sources said two DANICS officers, posted as additional secretaries in the chief minister's office, are on their way out as one has been transferred while the other has applied for study leave.
Sources said two DANICS officers, posted as additional secretaries in the chief minister's office, are on their way out as one has been transferred while the other has applied for study leave. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

The office of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is running short of officers. And if the sources in the government are to be believed, it could soon become ‘officer-less’.

Sources said two DANICS officers, posted as additional secretaries in the CMO, are on their way out as one has been transferred while the other has applied for study leave.

Top sources said Sukesh Jain, Indian Revenue Services officer posted as Officer on Special Duty in the CMO, has also applied for repatriation in his parent cadre which is likely to be ‘accepted’ and he would be relieved of his current assignment.

“Additional secretary Geetika Sharma has been transferred, while another additional secretary Deepak Virmani has applied for study leave. The CMO could soon become officer-less as the office was already running short of officers after two senior officers, principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and deputy secretary Tarun Sharma, were suspended following the CBI case last year,” an AAP government functionary said.

Another senior IAS officer, SS Yadav, the then VAT commissioner who was attached with the CM office, had also gone on study leave last year.

AAP government functionaries alleged that all conventions to take the chief minister in confidence in matters of transfer and posting of officers in the CMO are being bypassed.

“The service matter is entirely with the office of the lieutenant governor and the Union home ministry takes the call in matters of transfer and posting of IAS and DANICS officers. There has been a convention that officers attached with the CMO are posted and transferred in consent of the chief minister, which is not the case in Delhi,” a source said.