New Delhi, June 13: Adding to the ongoing tussle regarding the four-month-long strike of the bureaucrats in the national capital, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel today wrote to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to take measures to end the impending strike of the IAS officers. Goel questioned the IAS officers who had been skipping the meetings which had been called by ministers. He wrote back saying the reason given by them justified the whole issue of strike. Goel said the IAS officers said they were missing the meetings as per a decision being observed by IAS association.Also Read - Delhi School Reopening News: Expert Panel of DDMA Recommends Resumption Of Classes 6-8 at 50% Capacity
Goel also added that the ongoing tussle between the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt. Governor Anil Baijal over the strike of bureaucrats has left Delhi in a state of muddle. Developmental works have come to a naught with the bureaucrats strike. He went on to add that he hoped people’s rage in the national capital didn’t increase as it would detrimental to the people’s, city as well as the country’s well being. He questioned saying,”Don’t you think the people of Delhi are bring insulted? Being the custodian of the city, you should fulfill your constitutional obligations and end the strike.” Also Read - Delhi School Reopening: Classes 1-8 to Resume Soon? DDMA's Decision Likely On October 27 | Check Details
Meanwhile, the IAS association claims that it has been skipping the meetings to register their protest against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. For the unversed, Prakash was allegedly assaulted by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs at CM Kejriwal’s residence on February 19 during a meeting. Two MLAs were arrested and police had also interrogated CM Kejriwal and Deputy CM Sisodia over the issue. Also Read - Will Chhath Puja Celebrations be Allowed in Delhi? DDMA to Make Decision on Oct 27
As Delhi CM’s protest enters Day 3, AAP gave proof of the IAS officers strike by releasing six weekly Transaction of Business Rules reports which showed ‘nil work’ in the Department of Women and Child Development in the month of February, March and April.