New Delhi, May 16: Delhi government today transfered Principal Secretary (Services) Anindo Majumdar who issued the order of posting of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary on the direction of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
However, the LG, who is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over Gamlin's appointment as Chief Secretary, overturned the decision in the evening saying that Majumdar's removal does not have his approval and declared it as void. "Majumdar has been transfered from his post.
However, he has been kept awaiting new posting order," said a senior government official. Sources said that Kejriwal was not happy with the way Gamlin was appointed as acting Chief Secretary by the Lt Governor and Majumdar "instantly" issued her posting orders. Sources said that Gamlin has been asked to explain her postings held in the last three years.
In his letter to Kejriwal on May 9, Power Minister Satyendra Jain had accused Gamlin of of lobbying within the government to promote the "interest of Reliance-owned power companies" and uged him to relieve her of the charge of Principal Secretary (Power). In a diatribe against Jung, Arvind Kejriwal today asked him to review his "questionable" decision to appoint Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary of Delhi and work within the "confines" of the Constitution.