90 p.c. of IAS officers do not work, hold up files: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that 90 per cent of IAS officers "do not work" and said at times he feels development was "stuck up at the Secretariat".
On the bureaucrats' alleged "objection" to regularisation of contractual workers, Kejriwal said if Delhi had full statehood, his government would regularise all contractual employees within 24 hours.
Kejriwal was speaking at a function organised to felicitate pensioners of the Power Department. A scheme to provide cashless health service to the pensioners was also launched.
The CM alleged that IAS officers "obstructed files" of development work. "90 per cent of them do not work and hold up the files," he said.
"When I proposed the regularisation of contractual employees, all officers opposed me. They said if regularised contractual employees, they will not work. I said, if this is the logic then all the IAS officers should be made ad-hoc, because they do not work either," he said.