Kejriwal locks out Principal Secretary: Gamlin row

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New Delhi: After its temporary Chief Secretary, the Delhi Government, on Monday, went after a bureaucrat who had cleared Gamlin’s appointment.

Principal Secretary (Services) Anindo Majumdar reached his office only to find it out of bonds as per a direction from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office. He has been replaced, for the time being, by one of the CM’s close aides.

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Mr. Majumdar had cleared the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting CS for an interim period of ten days during which KK Sharma had applied for leave late last week.

The Delhi Government said it took action against the said bureaucrat as per rules deeming it the final authority in relation to the transfer and postings of AGMUT cadre bureaucrats.

His work will now be looked after by Rajender Kumar, Mr. Kejriwal’s principal secretary.

BJP leader Vijender Gupta said, “The vengeful way the Chief Minister has been acting might either have been triggered by lack of experience or pure arrogance.”