The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association has expressed shock at the alleged incident and demanded a thorough probe into it. Notably, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a former IRS officer himself and was present at the meeting when the alleged assault took place.
The alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash that has threatened to bring governance in the city to a grinding halt has drawn strong reactions from many state and service associations. Several officers’ associations have issued statements condemning the incident. While many officers from Haryana wore black badges as a means to show their displeasure on the incident, while some others termed the incident as demoralising and demanded a thorough probe.
The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association has also expressed shock at the alleged incident and demanded a thorough probe into it. Notably, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a former IRS officer himself and was present at the meeting when the alleged assault took place. The statement from the IRS Association read: “Shocking that such an incident has occurred at the official residence of Delhi Chief Minister by sitting MLAs. This is a matter of deep concern. If an episode of this stature can happen in the presence of the CM with a senior officer, then we can only imagine what can be the fate of a government servant.”
The response from IRS Association comes a day after the IAS Association, on Tuesday, went ahead to decide that they would not have any interaction with the government officials until they issue a formal apology to Anshul Prakash. IAS Associations from multiple states have also come forward condemning the incident. Association from states like Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Uttar Pradesh, have extended their support to the senior bureaucrat. It is not just members of IAS and IRS associations who condemned the alleged attack, members of the IFS Association, civic bodies, and the Planning Department also expressed support.
While the Maharashtra IAS officers association called the incident “demoralising”, the Rajasthan Administrative Service association tagged the assault as “deplorable”. Madhya Pradesh IAS Officers Association issued a statement demanding that a criminal case be registered against those who have committed the assault and everybody else who was present and guilty of abetment.