New Delhi: Delhi finance secretary Sanjeev Nandan Sahai has been transferred and appointed as additional secretary in the ministry of power, according to an official order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Mr Sahai, the senior-most IAS officer in the Delhi government, has taken up several assignments, including of acting chief secretary, home secretary and finance secretary, in the AAP government.
Both Mr Sahai and Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash are1986-batch IAS officers. Mr Sahai has been appointed as the additional secretary in the ministry of power, the order issued on Wednesday said.
Ever since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come to power, he has been playing an active role in making the budget of the Delhi government. Mr Sahai was considered to be close to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, but when Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly assaulted at the CM’s residence in February, he also opposed and participated in protest against the government.
Meanwhile, BJP legislator and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta claimed that as many as 22 top IAS officers have so far left the Delhi government before completing their tenure., and charged that the officials were not willing to work with the present dispensation.
“There exists hardly any workable communication and interaction between political bosses and bureaucracy. Most of the IAS and DANICS officers are not willing to work with the Kejriwal government and are yearning to get out at the earliest opportunity,” Mr Gupta claimed.