September 22, 2023

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Picture:ANI)

Stopping the engagement of specialists and advisors will “fully strangulate” Delhi authorities and its companies, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Thursday, hoping the transfer can be quashed by the Supreme Court docket.

Kejriwal’s remarks got here days after Lt governor VK Saxena accepted the termination of engagements of 400 specialists working with the Delhi authorities.

In a comply with as much as the mass elimination, the Providers division on Wednesday wrote to completely different departments and companies of presidency to cease engagement of individuals as fellows and advisors with out the approval of the LG.

“This can fully strangulate Delhi govt and its companies. I do not know what does Hon’ble LG obtain by doing all this? I hope Hon’ble SC instantly quashes it,” Kejriwal mentioned in a tweet on Thursday.

Saxena terminated the companies of round 400 ‘specialists’ appointed by the Kejriwal authorities in several departments, citing alleged irregularities in recruitment.

“… All of the departments/organizations/boards, and many others. underneath Govt. of NCT of Delhi are subsequently directed… All of the departments shall instantly cease engagements of all of the Fellows/Affiliate, Fellows/Advisors/Dy. Advisors/Specialists/Senior Analysis Officers/Consultants, by no matter identify, whereby approval of the Hon’ble Lt Governor, Delhi has not been obtained until date,” mentioned the Providers division order.

It additionally requested the Finance Division to not launch salaries henceforth for these engaged with out the LG’s approval.

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First Revealed: Jul 06 2023 | 11:27 AM IST