Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised “a very big” administrative reshuffle for a responsible, lean, thin, compassionate, accountable, and sympathetic administration and said officers involved in obstructing the people’s work will have to suffer.
Referring to the Supreme Court’s verdict earlier in the day that Delhi’s elected government will have the control of bureaucrats in the Capital, he said they have got a “huge opportunity” to work.
He said transfers will be made on the basis of the work the officers have done. “Some officers, who in the last one and a half years obstructed the work of the people of Delhi, stopped the supply of medicines to mohalla clinics and hospitals, stopped water supply at some places…will have to suffer,” Kejriwal said at a press conference organised in view of the Supreme Court order.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has blamed top officials including chief secretary Naresh Kumar, and principal secretary (finance) Ashish Chandra Verma for obstructing its work.
He promised all faults of the system will be fixed. “It will be made accountable to the people… We will develop a model of governance the way we have the model in healthcare and education.”
Kejriwal said that the Delhi government now has the vigilance department under its command and it will hold officers involved in wrongdoings accountable.
He added the government will abolish redundant posts. “Officers occupying such posts only create obstacles in the work of the people.