Dialogue only after public apology from Kejriwal to CS: Delhi Govt Employees
The Joint Forum of Delhi Government Employees, which includes various employee Associations of the Delhi Government, met on February 26 to discuss the oral communication from AAP Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam to come forward for a dialogue with the Forum.
The Joint Forum of Delhi Govt. Employees stated that the prerequisite to any dialogue with the political executive is a specific written and public apology from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding the alleged assault on the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
The Joint Forum claimed that instead of apologising and admitting their mistake of assault on the Chief Secretary, the CM and Dy CM are in a state of denial. They said, "This shows that they were a part of the conspiracy and since they are specifically identified in the FIR we appeal to LG and the Commissioner of Police to take action as per law against CM & Dy CM"
The Joint Forum also said that, "Not only has the political executive failed to condemn or regret the above incident, but also more incidents of public representatives misbehaving with and threatening Government servants have taken place in the intervening period, and sadly, an open threat by an Hon'ble MLA was given in the presence of CM and CM has made no statement condemning the same."
In such a situation, communication between the political and permanent executive can only continue through formal written means and no talks are possible, that committee demanded.
The Joint Forum resolved that all Delhi Govt. employees will continue to work through formal written means of communication and continue their protest in the form of 5 minutes silence at 1.30 PM (lunch time) in all Govt. offices till such time a specific written and public apology is tendered by the Chief Minister and Dy. Chief Minister and steps are taken to ensure the personal safety & dignity of officers while they discharge their official duties.