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Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash transferred to Department of Telecommunications

Prakash had accused some of the ruling AAP MLAs of assaulting him in the presence of Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 17, 2018 23:31 IST ]
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Anshu Prakash transferred to Department of Telecommunications

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was on Saturday transferred to the Department of Telecommunications, an official order stated. He was allegedly assaulted at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in February this year. According to an order of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Prakash has been posted as additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications.

Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, had been at loggerheads with the Kejriwal government.

He had accused some of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) MLAs of assaulting him in the presence of Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

A bitter power tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats was triggered soon after the incident.

Kejriwal, Sisodia and nine other AAP MLAs were granted bail in the case by a Delhi court last month. The case will come up for hearing again on December 7.

The name of Delhi's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida, who hails from Odisha and is also an officer of the 1986 batch of the AGMUT, is in the race for the next chief secretary of Delhi.

Jalaj Srivastava, additional secretary in the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, was also transferred.

According to the DoPT order, he was posted as additional secretary in the Inland Waterways Authority of India. 

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