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Officer who alleged misbehaviour by Jain quits DANICS body

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A senior Delhi government officer, who had alleged "misbehaviour" by Transport Minister Satyendar Jain earlier this week, has quit DANICS Officers' Association which, he accused, did not "support" him in the matter.

In a meeting of DANICS Officers' Association held yesterday, Special Transport Commissioner Indushekhar Mishra found himself alone when most members did not pay heed to his issue pertaining to alleged "misbehaviour" by the minister and instead raised other matters including promotion of officers.

Mishra, a 1993-batch (Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officer, said he was upset with some members of the Association who, sources said, claimed he was at "fault".

He was yesterday transferred from the Transport department by the government and posted as Special Commissioner in the Employment Department.

In a message sent by Mishra to the Association, he said, "I repent attending the (yesterday) meeting. Alone I was able to bring back them on back foot... My transfer order clearly shows that when you are loyal you can be promoted like anything. It was a lone battle for me. Now onwards I feel ashamed in saying myself a member of this (DANICS officers) association and am now not a member of the association and will never participate in any meeting".

Mishra had an argument with Jain at his office in Delhi Secretariat on Monday over some issues.

The bureaucracy and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government have been at loggerheads over several issues.

On January 1, all DANICS officers had gone on a mass leave against Jain's order to suspend two DANICS officers working with the Delhi Home Department. IAS officers association had also supported the move and gone on a half-day mass leave.

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First Published: Sat, July 30 2016. 17:02 IST