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Delhi Govt had advised Shakuntala Gamlin to not take charge as acting Chief Secy, as appointment is not according to set rules.[/caption]
Despite being asked by Delhi government not to take charge, Shakuntala Gamlin, on Saturday took additional charge as Chief Secretary of Delhi.
Delhi Govt had advised Shakuntala Gamlin not to take charge as acting Chief Secy, as appointment is not according to set rules.
The confrontation between Delhi Lt Governor and the AAP government intensified on Saturday with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin to not take charge as acting Chief Secretary of the city, a day after she was appointed to the post by Jung.
On Friday, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung gave the additional charge of Chief Secretary to Gamlin, a 1984-batch IAS officer, hours after she wrote a scathing letter to Jung claiming that she was pressurised by a senior bureaucrat in CM's office not to be in race for the post due to her alleged proximity to BSES discoms.
Earlier, Delhi government charged Lt Governor that the BJP was attempting to carry out a "coup"
against it through Najeeb Jung.
"The BJP through LG of Delhi has attempted a coup against the democratically elected government of Delhi with highest ever mandate in the history of the state.
"This is for the first that LG is issuing direct instruction to officers, bypassing the Chief Ministers and
council of ministers," Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said.
Chief Secretary K K Sharma has left for the US on a personal visit due to which the government had to appoint an acting Chief Secretary. Gamlin is currently serving as Power Secretary.
(With PTI Inputs)