90% IAS officers do not work: Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today castigated the elite Indian Administrative Service by hurling the accusation that 90 per cent IAS officers do not work and because of this development work was stuck up at the Secretariat.
Kejriwal was speaking at a function organised to felicitate Power department pensioners. He took a dig at bureaucrats objecting to the regularisation of contractual workers and said if Delhi had full statehood, he would not have taken more than 24 hours to regularise the services of all the contractual employees.
“Ninty per cent of them (IAS officers) do not work and hold up the files,” he said adding “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.”
The Delhi Chief Minister said that he has asked the State Labour department to send the draft notification for regularisation of contractual employees for LG’s approval. If he obstructs it, the contractual employees “Khaat Khadi Kar denge” (will give him a befitting reply), observed Kejriwal.
About his government’s proposal to regularise guest teachers, passed recently in Delhi Assembly, he said that the matter was now in Lieutenant Governor’s (LG) hands.
The Delhi Chief Minister also blamed the bureaucrats for creating hurdles in the implementation of the cashless health service scheme for the Power department pensioners.