1. CM Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP govt must inform Centre before taking unilateral decisions: Ex chief secretary

CM Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP govt must inform Centre before taking unilateral decisions: Ex chief secretary

Former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra on Tuesday accused Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of 'hiring' police officers from Bihar for the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the city, and urged the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader to justify his moves to the Centre before taking 'unilateral' decisions.

By: | Updated: June 2, 2015 7:01 PM
Arvind Kejriwal

Former Delhi Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra opined that Arvind Kejriwal’s decisions were politically motivated. (PTI)

Former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra on Tuesday accused Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of ‘hiring’ police officers from Bihar for the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the city, and urged the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader to justify his moves to the Centre before taking ‘unilateral’ decisions.

“It is extremely unfortunate, because the all-India services is governed by a structure, an Act, a cadre, and that needs to be administered by systems and rules. These posts are a part of the cadre strength of the Delhi Police, and if the Delhi Police is unable to give people then he must make a reference to the LG and the government of India that I need extra officers or I need different officers. He cannot overlook the right of the Delhi Police to work for the posts for which they have been recruited,” Chandra said.

“There is always an understanding of how a state or territory is run and by bringing them over here, it creates distrust and leads to a feeling that you want pliable people… their moral is down and they feel victimised. The whole idea is to divide and rule and I do hope that some sense will prevail Kejriwal tells the Centre the reasons and justifying his moves before he unilaterally brings people over here,” she added.

Shailaja Chandra further opined that Kejriwal’s decisions were politically motivated.

“It is a game of politics, a method to test one authority’s mettle against the other… It is only another means of politicising the issue… Why have a cadre, why have all-India services if you can do as you please?” she said.

Earlier, the Delhi government decided to ‘hire’ six police officers for the ACB, with reports stating that one Deputy Superintendent of Police and five inspectors and sub-inspectors will be joining the body soon.

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    Jay
    Jun 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm
    Is keijriwal running state government or central government? If he is bringing people from Bihar it is obvious that he is running central government. When is he going to get to the work at hand? He wants to run central government, state government, and he wants to also be the president of the party. I wonder why he left out the posts of president of India, the president of the USA and the queen of England. He's not interested in running Delhi. Let him make it clear to the people of delhi that he is not interested in running delhi and pursue his career of becoming prime minister of India. Since this officer disagreed with keijriwal aaps will run a mive campaign terming her corrupt.
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      A G
      Jun 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm
      Delhi does not have efficent police officers or you don't know them. You can never play with Delhi Dear. It's our Capital and you are a Bacha...
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        A G
        Jun 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm
        Delhi people have elected Mr . Kejarwal as C.M but he does not have confidence on the same people. He is hiring outsider's to prove his political vedanta. So sad Mr . Kejarwal use your people who elected you and learn to trust them not outsiders. Regards
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          Shyam Prasad
          Jun 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm
          Former CS was part of the corrupt system that has been nurtured by politicians and bureaucracy. He is more worried about rights of delhi police personnel than rights of people whom he has supposed to have served for 35 years. More interested in preserving the system, of which he is a product, than problems of common man.
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            Yashpal
            Jun 2, 2015 at 8:15 pm
            When someone trying hard to fight corrupt system, everyone is against it. We are the hypocrite lot, we watch bollywood movies against corruption like GAbbar is back, praise them but when someone in real life does the same, he is against system. Modi ji says Indians were ashamed before because systemic corruption, uncleaniness etc, I somewhat agree with that but don't agree that they are not now. We are still ashamed of our politicians. LG doesn't have people's mandate, still some are declaring him the ultimate authority on everything in Delhi???? This is just hypocrisy.
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              mano
              Jun 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm
              now it is crystal clear that bjp is arm twisting AAP govt. as bjp was defeated in delhi it is taking revenge by using several consutional loops. initally, LG did not followed the due procedure in appointing chief secretary. the rule says that if LG is not agree with the advice of cm then he should first refer the matter to president of india and then he can use his discretion , which was not followed ...later BJP ignored this rule and started showing that parliament can overide legislature..everybody who is politically conscious knows thise rule also...but the situation was not serious that parliament should come into picture. but bjp brought even parliament and issued notice supporting the LG...thus it is clear that BJP is triying to outshine and obstructng delhi govt and trying to creat a scenario so that LG can hold that a situation has arisen where state govt can not be carried on and delhi should be brought under president rule....if it happen so ...people will loose trust in APP and BJP will benefit as people will think that bringing any govt other than BJP is waste as BJP wiill not let them work and ultimatly common man will suffer.
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                Nitin
                Jun 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm
                These are the same officers because of which Delhi has to finally come out and vote for AAP. If we keep listening to them the situation of delhi will keep degrading with increase in crimes and pollution and non-sense of politicians and bureaucrats... better let AAP run the way they are running as it has started to show the positive change they are bringing to Delhi people's life.
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                  Pradip
                  Jun 2, 2015 at 8:18 pm
                  Dalal CS
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                  1. Ramaguru Jakkala
                    Jun 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm
                    Arvind Kejriwal should understand that Delhi is not his fiefdom alone, it is also country's capital and the Central Government should be consulted for effective decision making.
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                      Ennar
                      Jun 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm
                      Shailaja Chandra betrays her naive ignorance of the workings of consutional democracy.The public perception is, the Delhi officialdom is a corrupt enterprise which believes that it is acccountable to none.The nonelective officials working for the Delhi government are subordinate to the elected government of Delhi. It is understood that the officials are subject to the authority and control of the government led by the Chief Minister Kejriwal. The nonelective officials are expected to run the administration with integrity and honesty, according to the directions of the democratically elected government. This is the basic principle of representative, consutional democracy, and in this system the Chief Minister is responsible and accountable to the people who have elected him. The lientenant governor is not accountable to the electorate of Delhi. He is on a disgraceful ego trip commandeered by the Home Ministry. The lieutenant governor's push to increase his own power to influence or draw attention to his own importance is illegal,unconsutional and contestable.
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                        Ennar
                        Jun 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm
                        Shailaja Chandra betrays her naive ignorance of the workings of consutional democracy.The public perception is, the Delhi officialdom is a corrupt enterprise which believes that it is acccountable to none.The nonelective officials working for the Delhi government are subordinate to the elected government of Delhi. It is understood that the officials are subject to the authority and control of the government led by the Chief Minister Kejriwal. The nonelective officials are expected to run the administration with integrity and honesty, under the supervision and direction of the democratically elected government. This is the basic principle of representative, consutional democracy, and in this system the Chief Minister is responsible and accountable to the people who have elected him. The lientenant governor is not accountable to the electorate of Delhi. He is clearly on a disgraceful ego trip commandeered by the Home Ministry. The lieutenant governor's push to increase his own power to influence or draw attention to his own importance is illegal,unconsutional and contestable.
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                          sks
                          Jun 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm
                          lol!
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                          1. Subodh khanna
                            Jun 2, 2015 at 5:29 pm
                            kejriwal thinks he is working under his own consution - only way out is to dismiss his govt - break rules - be punished
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                              Sudip
                              Jun 4, 2015 at 10:20 am
                              Nor is it the fiefdom of the LG or the MHA. It belongs to the citizens of Delhi and they have the right to better facilities, governance, law and order and administrators who are responsive to their needs.
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                                Sudip
                                Jun 4, 2015 at 10:14 am
                                The Delhi Police was asked to depute personnel for the ACB 2 months back. They have not responded and the reason is clear. Of the 354 inquiries launched so far by ACB, 146 are Delhi Police personnel. So, the CM is left with no choice but to look outwards.
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                                  yeddi
                                  Jun 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm
                                  We have democracy and we have majority, does not mean that we can rule as per our will, you have to rule as per set of rules and consution. if you want rule as per your will, first you change the rule within consution frame work. Please don't politicize it. May be AK is again trying to test his authority which he may not have and trying put central govt in bad light
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