Delhi chief secretary revokes transfer of his aide

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 00:59 IST
Media crew members sit outside the Delhi Secretariat building which houses the offices of the state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior officials. (REUTERS File Photo)

The Delhi chief secretary has revoked the transfer order of his officer on special duty Ramvir Singh, issued by the services department on January 29.

The latest move may lead to another confrontation between the top bureaucracy and the AAP government in Delhi.

The services department comes under deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. Sources said the chief secretary issued the cancellation order on February 1, arguing that the services department has issued the transfer order of such an important functionary of the office of chief secretary without seeking prior and formal permission of the top government bureaucrat.

Sharma argued that the requirements of the office of the chief secretary, among other things, include dealing with sensitive and the confidential matters required to be handled by a competent official enjoying the trust and confidence of the chief secretary, sources said quoting the order.

The government and top babus have had a face-off over several issues in the recent past. DANICS cadre officers had gone on a strike recently to protest suspension of two officers.

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