90% Of IAS Officers Don't Work, Hold Up Development: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

| October 17 , 2017 , 10:48 IST

In the wake of bureaucrats' alleged 'objections' to the regularisation of contractual workers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lashed out against IAS officers, alleging that 90 percent of them do not work and instead are holding up files.

"Ninty percent of them (IAS officers) do not work and hold up the files," Kejriwal said, citing his proposal for the regularisation of contractual employees while speaking at an event felicitating pensioners of the Power department.

Kejriwal claimed that if Delhi had full statehood, his government would have regularised all the contractual employees within 24 hours and that the IAS officers were "obstructed files" of development works.

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"When I proposed regularisation of contractual employees, all the officers opposed me. They said if regularised they won't work. I said, if this is the logic then all the IAS officers should be ad-hoc because they do not work," said Kejriwal.

"I sometimes feel that the development was stuck up at the Secretariat," he said.

"I have asked the Labour department to sent the draft notification for LG's approval. If he obstructs it, they (contractual employees) will give him a befitting reply (Khaat Khadi Kar denge)," Kejriwal said.

Regarding the Delhi government's proposal to regularise guest teachers which was passed recently in the Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal said that the matter is now in the hands of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

"We have sent the file to the LG. Now, it is between the LG and the guest teachers and they can settle it out themselves," he said.