The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi has transferred around 800 officials of the Delhi Jal Board. The government has also suspended three officials of the Board in a massive reshuffle said to be aimed at improving performance and delivery.
Those who were caught in the wrong foot in the sting operation by a TV channel were Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash. All three have been suspended on the orders of the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The anti-corruption bureau of Delhi Government will come into picture and investigate the alleged bribery case involving the three Delhi Jal Board officials. By initiating such actions, the AAP government is trying to give a strong and clear message to all the government officials about their governance and clean politics, said Manish Sisodia, Urban development and PWD minister as reported by NNIS.
The AAP has called for more such sting operations to keep defaulter set play. Arvind Kejriwal said that regular stings are very much needed to keep a check on the corrupts. He said this will create fear among officers. It is noteworthy that in a recent move the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has transferred 800 Jal board officials.
This massive reshuffle of 800 Jal Board employees is the first major decision taken by the AAP government to streamline the jal board. Sources said that, CM has issued specific directions to revamp the service delivery mechanism of Delhi Jal Board, following which the transfers have been effected.