Kejriwal’s Spl Secy “Panda”Transferred to Puducherry

[New Delhi] Kejriwal’s Spl Secy “Panda”Transferred to Puducherry
Prashant Kumar Panda, special secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been transferred to Puducherry following an order of the Union Home Ministry.
Since the AAP government was formed, the Delhi government and bureaucracy have been at loggerheads on a range of issues.
In December 2015, DANICS officers went on mass leave for one day when two special home secretaries were suspended by Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain.
The services department of Delhi government yesterday issued an order relieving the 2007-batch IAS officer with effect from March 19 after getting an approval from Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
Last month, the Home Ministry had issued an order transferring nine IAS officers of Delhi government, including Panda.
The relieving order of the special secretary to the Delhi chief minister came a day after V K Jain, Advisor to Kejriwal, resigned citing personal reasons. Jain had been questioned by Delhi Police in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
There are around 70 IAS and 450 Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) officers working with the Delhi government.