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IAS officers meet MoS Jitendra Singh to protest thrashing of CS

We have heard the members of the delegation. We took cognisance of all the grievances and concerns raised by them and necessary steps would be taken on it, says Singh

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Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 06:15 AM IST

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A delegation of IAS officers working under the Delhi government met Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Friday and put forward their grievances following the alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

“We have heard the members of the delegation. We took cognisance of all the grievances and concerns raised by them and necessary steps would be taken on it,”  Singh said. He said the officers wanted to officially register their grievances with the personnel ministry, which is the cadre controlling authority of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

The officers have submitted a memorandum mentioning some of their demands and necessary action will be taken on it, said Singh, MoS in the PMO. He said, “the common objective of all of us is that we should be able to get the best out of our officers and we must enable them to perform their work to the best of their potential in the interest of the nation.”

Meanwhile, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir hinted that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may be questioned by the police in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs at his residence. “Whosoever it may be, the police will question all those in whose presence the incident took place,” he said.

After the meeting, IAS officers association secretary Manisha Saxena said the minister has assured full cooperation: “He said he is overseeing the developments, and action as per the law will be taken.”

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‘We are govt employees. We aren’t related to any party. We are angry at this development. It is our Constitutional right to put across our grievances,’ said IAS officers assn secy Manisha Saxena.

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