Sisodia hits out at Centre over transfer of officers

New Delhi:Annoyed over transfer of 11 officers from Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today alleged that the Centre has hatched a conspiracy to “destabilise” the AAP government by taking away bureaucrats who are in-charge of several development-oriented departments in the capital.

“A conspiracy is being hatched to paralyse the Delhi government. Today, we received transfer orders of nine officers working with the AAP government. Two days ago, two officers were also transferred. The way our officers are being transferred hints at a conspiracy against the AAP government,” he said.

“Sanjeev Jha who was looking after development works in unauthorised colonies has suddenly been transferred to Andaman. Additional Secretary to CM, Gitika Sharma was also transferred. Special Director (Shashi Kaushal), who was looking after development works in government schools, was also transferred,” he said.

Sisodia claimed that after sensing “defeat” in the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab and Goa, the BJP-led dispensation is in the process of destabilising the elected government in Delhi.

“The 11 officers have been transferred without any meeting of Joint Cadre Authority (JCA). Delhi has 300 sanctioned DANICS posts, but it has only 165 officers working with the city administration, adding that now eight have been transferred.

“Andaman, which has 24 sanctioned DANICS posts, has now 23 DANICS officers. In a total, Andaman has now 31 such officers,” he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking “revenge” for his party defeat in Assembly election in Delhi by creating hurdles.

“All has happened in just one day…this is the lowest levels to which a central government has stooped, from the time Delhi has had an elected government in 1991,” the Deputy Chief Minister told reports here.