Cracking down on corruption in Delhi Jal Board, the city government on Tuesday suspended three officials of the water distribution utility and shifted around 800 others in a bid to streamline its service delivery mechanism.
Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash were suspended following orders by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, education and PWD minister Manish Sisodia said after a sting operation by a TV channel showed the trio seeking money to clear use of water for building construction and meter reading.
Manish Sisodia said that "By initiating action, we have tried to give out a strong and clear message to all officials that they have to understand that days of corruption are over and it is a governance of clean politics."
He said cases will be filed against the three officials.
In a massive reshuffle in the water distribution utility, around 800 officials were transferred in the first major decision by the AAP government to streamline the jal board.
The action came ten days after DJB CEO Debashree Mukherjee was shifted on December 28 soon after Kejriwal took oath as chief minister.