Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the Delhi Services Act gave “licence to officers to openly rebel” against the orders of the elected government. Kejriwal’s statement came after Delhi minister Atishi alleged that principal secretary (finance) AC Verma refused to comply with her direction.
“Delhi Services Act gives license to officers to openly rebel against written orders of elected govt. And officers have started refusing to obey orders of elected Ministers. Can any state or country or institution run like this? This Act will ruin Delhi n this is what BJP wants. Act needs to be struck down as soon as possible,” Aam Aadmi Party chief wrote on X.
The Delhi Services Act gives the national capital’s bureaucrats under the control of the central government.