<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal of encouraging officers to hide files from his Cabinet colleagues and wondered if the L-G was not “disrupting” the elected AAP government.”Isn’t the L-G disrupting an elected government by encouraging officers not to show files to ministers? Why are files related to teachers being hidden from education minister? How does an education minister run schools like this?,” Kejriwal tweeted.The statement comes a day after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Baijal seeking action against officials of education department who he alleged were sending files on teachers training to the Lieutenant Governor office without consulting him.”Whenever I speak to any officer from the department or the chief secretary, I am told that they have been given instructions by your office not to show any file regarding ‘teacher or principal’ to minister- in-charge. If this is not the case, then you must issue instructions to the education department that no file should go without being shown to the minister-in-charge,” he had said.In response to Sisodia’s letter, Baijal had written to him seeking to know who has given the impression to the deputy chief minister that L-G’s office has given instructions not to show any file concerning teachers to the minister-in-charge.Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, was irked by the move of Directorate of Education (DoE) officials and Chief Secretary of sending the file to L-G office with a detailed plan of a visit of principals and teachers to Finland for training.The minister had alleged that the officers have been “killing democracy” on the “directions” of the L-G office by not consulting him before sending the files.In the recent past, the deputy chief minister had also claimed that officers were not showing files to him on the directions of the L-G.Earlier, Education Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Baijal requesting him to give his nod to the guest and contractual teachers regularisation bill. On October 4, the Delhi Assembly had passed the bill and forwarded it to the L-G.But Baijal rejected Sisodia’s claim that a bill on regularisation of guest teachers was pending with his office, saying a solution could be found within relevant laws rather than”public posturing.”BLAME GAMEThe statement comes a day after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Baijal seeking action against officials of education department who he alleged were sending files on teachers training to the Lieutenant Governor office without consulting him.
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