Delhi: Manish Sisodia reaches out, officers want Kejriwal at meeting

Many Delhi government employees, led by senior IAS officers, continued to hold silent protests during lunch breaks across departments, indicating that the tussle is far from over.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Thursday reached out to senior bureaucrats, including Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, to resolve the impasse between the government and IAS officers. Sisodia’s overture came three days after Kejriwal pitched the possibility of the meeting, which began after the alleged assault on Prakash in February.

L-G Anil Baijal’s office had also been pressing for the meeting. Sources in the government said Sisodia’s move came after directions from Kejriwal, who left the city for a 10 day-long medical leave on Thursday. “He (Kejriwal) asked the Deputy CM to initiate steps for the meeting. Accordingly, Sisodia’s office first contacted divisional commissioner Manisha Saxena, who is also the secretary of the IAS association. Saxena said the meeting should happen in the presence of the CM, and also requested Sisodia’s office to talk to Prakash. The CS office also said that they are expecting CM’s presence at the meeting,” sources said.

Source:- Indian Express

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