While around 200 DANICS-cadre officers went on a day-long mass-leave, over 70 IAS officials struck work from 9 am to 2 pm, expressing protesting AAP government's action against Yashpal Garg and Subhash Chandra, both Special Secretaries.
The two DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) cadre officials, serving at the Home Department, were suspended after they refused to sign a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to increase salary of public prosecutors.
A defiant Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sent out a stern warning to agitating officers saying government was exploring 'all options' against those who are on leave today. He said government will not tolerate corruption and insubordination.

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"DANICS and IAS associations in Delhi have become full fledged B teams of BJP," Kejriwal said, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 'firing' at the AAP government through the Lt Governor and the officers.
In a series of tweets, he also said time has come to replace bureaucrats with professionals and sector experts to infuse fresh energy and ideas in governance.

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