Anshu Prakash to Arvind Kejriwal: Will attend meeting only if you ensure no physical attack on officers1 min read . Updated: 27 Feb 2018, 03:54 PM IST
Anshu Prakash tells Arvind Kejriwal the government employees want normal functioning of the administration, but he must ensure there's no physical attack on the officers
New Delhi: Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday said that he would attend an official meeting to discuss the dates for the forthcoming Budget Session only if the chief minister ensures there’s no physical attack on the officers.
In a letter to Arvind Kejriwal, Prakash said the Delhi government employees want normal functioning of the administration, but the chief minister have to make sure there is no physical attack or verbal assault on the officers.
Prakash’s letter comes after the Delhi government scheduled a meeting of the council of ministers at 3 pm on Tuesday to discuss the dates for the upcoming Budget Session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
“Since finalizing dates of the Budget Session and passing of the Budget are important for functioning of the government, I along with my concerned colleague officers, will be attending the said meeting.
“However, this is based on the assumption that the CM will ensure that there is no physical attack and verbal assault on the officers," he wrote in the letter tweeted by ANI.
The senior bureaucrat also said that he “hoped that in the said meeting, proper decorum will be maintained and dignity of the officers will be protected".
The Delhi government officers and the bureaucrats had decided to boycott all official meetings until the chief minister apologizes the chief secretary for allegedly assaulting him by AAP legislators Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal on the intervening night of 18-19 February.
Both the AAP MLAs are currently in Tihar jail on a 15-day judicial custody over the alleged assault.