Meet officers urgently in Secretariat, LG tells Kejriwal

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New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appreciating the latter’s assurance to officers about their security, and urging him to urgently meet the officers in the Secretariat.

Baijal wrote to Kejriwal in response to a letter by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to him on Monday.

“The LG requested the Chief Minister to urgently meet the officers in the Secretariat so that apprehensions and concerns of both sides can be suitably addressed through dialogue in the best interest of the people of Delhi,” said a statement from the Raj Niwas.

“The LG has written that earlier also, he had advised to make efforts to restore trust between the elected government and the officers,” it added.

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Baijal was “glad” that Kejriwal had tweeted an appeal to the officers assuring them of safety and security in their interactions with the elected government.

He said he has been informed that the officers have also welcomed the appeal and are awaiting Kejriwal’s presence in the Delhi Secretariat to hold discussions.

Sisodia on Monday wrote to Baijal urging him to “end the IAS officer’s strike” and attend a meeting between Kejriwal and bureaucrats serving in Delhi.

In the letter, Sisodia said: “Since security and service come under you, we want this meeting is held in your presence so that we can assure the officers everything within our power, and you, within your powers.

–IANS

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