Anshu Prakash, Delhi Chief Secretary, Transferred to Department of Telecommunications
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash (Image: PTI/File)

New Delhi, November 17: Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has been transferred. Anshu Prakash has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications. The senior bureaucrat will replace N Sivasailam who has been transferred to Department of Commerce as Special Secretary (Logistics).

Prakash was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi in December 2017. The 1986 batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) batch was the Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in Union Rural Development Ministry. He has earlier served as Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, in the Delhi government. Assault Case: Delhi Court Allows Chief Secretary's Plea Seeking Special Public Prosecutor.

Prakash  had been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government. He had alleged that he was beaten up by AAP MLAs in the presence of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister's residence on the night of February 19 where he had been called for a meeting. The incident had triggered a bitter power tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucrats.

Delhi Police in August charge-sheeted Kejriwal, Sisodia and 11 legislators -- Amanatullah Khan, Prakash Jarwal, Nitin Tyagi, Rituraj Govind, Sanjeev Jha, Ajay Dutt, Rajesh Rishi, Rajesh Gupta, Madan Lal, Parveen Kumar and Dinesh Mohania -- in the case. Delhi Chief Secretary Assault Case: Court Rejects AAP’s Plea to Restrain Police From Sharing Info With Media.

However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) denied the allegation, saying the Chief Secretary was making false accusation at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Delhi’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida may become the the next chief secretary of Delhi.