Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has pledged a significant administrative reshuffle for the city, with the aim of creating a responsible, accountable, and efficient administration. Following the Supreme Court’s decision that the elected government of Delhi would have control over bureaucrats in the city, Kejriwal promised to remove officers who were obstructing the people’s work, stating that they would suffer the consequences.
Kejriwal stated that the new governance model would be based on accountability, similar to the ones developed for healthcare and education. The government also plans to fix all the flaws in the system and eliminate redundant posts that hinder the work of the people. Officers occupying such posts create obstacles in the work of the people, so they will either be identified and left vacant or abolished.
The Aam Aadmi Party government has accused top officials, including Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and Principal Secretary (Finance) Ashish Chandra Verma, of obstructing its work. The Delhi assembly panel previously asked the President and Union home ministry to take action against the chief secretary for “creating an atmosphere of fear” in the Delhi government and “actively preventing officers from performing their duties.”
Kejriwal revealed that the Delhi government has now gained control over the vigilance department, which will hold accountable officers involved in wrongdoing. He also pledged to create a system that is more responsive to the needs of the people, promising to identify the good, efficient, honest, and compassionate officers and give them the opportunity to serve.
The administrative reshuffle and elimination of redundant posts are part of the government’s larger plan to speed up work in the city and deliver services to the people of Delhi without any hindrance. The government hopes to create a more efficient and accountable system that will improve the lives of citizens.