New Delhi: The tussle and war of words over appointment of Delhi’s Acting Chief secretary continued as Minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday accused the AAP government of defaming an honorable lady IAS officer from the North East and disobeying the constitution.
Accusing the AAP of insulting the people of Delhi, the Minister said the officer’s appointment was made by the LG as per rules and the Delhi government was making allegations against her without any proof.
“This is nothing but character assassination of a lady IAS officer from the Northeast. They are saying she is incapable. What are the charges against her.If she is involved in any corruption, bring charges against her. By making public statements against her, they are just indulging in character assassination, it is an insult to the people of Northeast,” he told
Gamlin on Saturday took charge as acting chief secretary despite being asked by the chief minister not to do so.
She was given the additional charge by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung since the incumbent Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma is in the US for personal work.
The Aam Aadmi Party government accused Gamlin, a 1984-batch IAS officer, of “aggressively lobbying” within the government to promote interests of some power companies.
It also accused Jung of bypassing the elected government while making the appointment.