IAS officers ready to hold talks, AAP seeks LG’S presence to end deadlock

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The political deadlock between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government and the top bureaucrats looks to be heading towards a resolution. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal to the IAS officers to come back to work and assuring their security by calling them as their family was received a positive nod from the latter side.

In response, the IAS officers’ association hailed the appeal on June 18 and said they were open to discussion on the matter.

“We reiterate that we continue to be at work with full dedication and vigor. We look forward to concrete interventions for our security and dignity. We are open to formal discussions with the CM on this matter,” the association said in a statement.

The government has accepted the offer of talks made by the IAS officer’s association. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has requested for a meeting in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal. In a letter written to LG Baijal, Sisodia said both “safety” and “security” are under the jurisdiction of the LG and his presence would be enviable to resolve the issue quickly.