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Transfer-posting in Delhi crippled governance of city: FM Manish Sisodia

Transfer-posting in Delhi crippled governance of city: FM Manish Sisodia
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NEW DELHI: The Tug of war between AAP government and Raj-Niwas over Service Department, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday alleged that principal secretaries were being transferred on frequent basis due to which the Delhi government's work was being adversely affected. Sisodia, who presented an 'outcome report' of the L-G in the Delhi Assembly, said, "Circus of transfer-posting in Delhi has crippled the governance of the city. The circus is going on since August 4, 2016 when LG office stated they are the sole in-charge of services.''

He said in the last 30 months Delhi has seen four-Chief Secretaries. "The CM of Delhi comes to know of the CS appointment through media.Senior officers including Principal Secretaries are allowed by the Lieutenant Governor to go on leave without consulting/informing the ministers concerned,'' he said.

Citing department-wise examples and break-up of transfers over the past two and a half years, Sisodia said that in Environment,'' One of the most important departments for the lives and betterment of the residents of Delhi has seen seven-Principal Secretaries in the last two and a half years. The longest tenure of principal secretary environment since August 4, 2016 has been eight-months.''

In Urban Development, he said, "This nodal department for MCDs, DJB, DUSIB, Developmental work in all unauthorized colonies and implementation of MLALADs has seen eight-Principal Secretaries. In Health and Family Welfare five-Principal Secretaries have been transferred".

In Transport, Sisodia said, "The lifeline of Delhi has seen four-Principal Secretaries at a time when the elected government is making all possible efforts to procure 3,000 buses and 1,000 electric buses for the public transport of Delhi.''

"The PWD department responsible for the infrastructure development of the city has seen five-Principal Secretaries and in the Training & Technical Education department five-Principal Secretaries/Secretaries in the have been transferred. The department has seen five-Directors. In the Higher Education Department five-Directors have been posted,'' he said.

"Seven Directors in the Department of Social Welfare and Women and Child Development have come and gone where six-Principal Secretaries have been shunted out,'' he said.

"While the DSSSB has the highest level of vacancies of teachers, doctors, engineers, clerks and other staff due to perennial mismanagement of this department. DSSSB has seen five-Principal Secretaries,'' Sisodia said.

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