Centre plans to parachute 9 IAS officers to Yogi office

Sources said that of the nine, two had expressed their inability to move back to the state due to personal reasons.

Written by Amitav Ranjan | New Delhi | Published:April 28, 2017 4:17 am
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In a strong signal of its intent to keep a close tab on the administration of Uttar Pradesh, the Centre plans to paradrop senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers from here for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s secretariat.

Sources said that a formal proposal for repatriation of nine officers, handpicked by the Prime Minister’s Office, was sent by the Department of Personnel & Training on April 12 to the Cabinet Secretariat but the approval was taking time as the shortlisted officers have to give their consent.

Sources said that of the nine, two had expressed their inability to move back to the state due to personal reasons.

The shortlisted officers are from the Uttar Pradesh cadre. They are mainly of the Joint Secretary rank at the Centre, implying that they could be appointed as Secretaries or Principal Secretaries of various departments in the state. They are, at present, posted in Cabinet Secretariat, Ministries of Commerce, Human Resource Development, Food, Textiles, Health and Ayush. One is at UIDAI and one at MMTC Ltd.

Despite three large bureaucratic reshuffles in the state, Adityanath has appointed just four officers to the state secretariat. The rest are still being handled by officers from the Akhilesh Yadav regime.

Adityanath’s third rejig — the biggest so far — came yesterday but it mainly involved the appointment and transfers of district magistrates. The second one, a week ago, comprised divisional commissioners and DMs.

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    Sundaresan Ramamoorthy
    Apr 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    I think Modi and Yogi would seek to project good governance in UP with 2019 elections in mind. Yogi lacking in admin experience would need some really good IAS officers to help him out as the existing ones must have been used to the Corrupt rules of SP and BSP and might find it difficult to change their habits so suddenly. In all likelihood many of them may have to quit if caught on corruption charges sooner or later. But at the end of the day both should demonstrate their respect for democracy by appointing lokpal/lokayukta and thus subject themselves to scrutiny for their honesty and integrity. If they fail , people will not trust them and it will be only a matter of time that they will be shown their doors.
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      mumbikar
      Apr 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm
      now modi true colors are visible to the world to see !!!! airlifting officers to suit his needs, yet how many important vacancies are left vacant ? Lokpal the first, when Delhi needed IAS officers, he held back !!!! he has made himself the laughing stock of the world, but in the greed for power and money he has made the w country look like fools !!
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        Raman Ravi
        Apr 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm
        Modi is paranoid of RSS n their appointee Yogi Adityanath. But the die is cast, the day Yogi Adityanath becomes CM of UP. RSS has found the subs ute of Modi. It's a good omen for Hindutva n it end the economic goondagardi Modi.
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          rajan
          Apr 28, 2017 at 8:40 am
          Modi knows that like himself his handpick too can't achieve anything except bragging. Most of the bureaucrats may not like to go there because it would be akin to falling from frying pan into the fire. Modi at the same time perceives Adityanath to be a threat to his Premiership. He would pick such men who have to keep tabs on him to stave off any threat to his own position, if the nation repeats the Himalayan b er of voting for him in 2019. With maximum seats from UP, Adityanath might pose challenge to his supremacy. Moreover RSS will prefer him to Modi for achieving it's Hindutva agenda
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            ravi
            Apr 28, 2017 at 9:02 am
            After reading your comment.. It seems you have beaten up by ur dad or thrashed by your wife.. Get some life loser.
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              rajan
              Apr 28, 2017 at 9:44 am
              Ha! Ha! Ha! Mr. Junkyard
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                Pandit
                Apr 28, 2017 at 10:43 am
                CROOKED THOUGHTS FROM CROOKED MIND OF RAJAN
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                amir
                Apr 28, 2017 at 9:54 am
                You are absolutely right.
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                  rk
                  Apr 28, 2017 at 10:05 am
                  राजन तू pAAP'आ गया है....
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                    rajan
                    Apr 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm
                    Rk , you r afraid to reveal your true iden y like your idol Modi who is hiding his real face from the electorate for winning elections. Yet he remains a communal serpent who might Sting Minorities anytime anywhere to suit his ends just as he did in Gujarat of 2002.
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                    Aum shanti
                    Apr 28, 2017 at 10:12 am
                    Wake from modi fobia
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                      rajan
                      Apr 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm
                      Keep your somnambulism to your self, Mr. fake id. Your actions are your true depiction not symbolic fake names. How can you call yourself Om Shanti when you have violence promoting leadership to emulate
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                      Swamy
                      Apr 28, 2017 at 11:41 am
                      Rajan must be a APEtard, yet to get the message Modi is neither kejri, nor RG It is only them who are scared of their own shadow Not for nothing Modi got m ive mandate and now if WB also joins the party 2019 is one biiiiiig
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                        rajan
                        Apr 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm
                        Only mentally ed individuals can be Bhajtards. Don't make India your Asylum.
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                      BHAGWAT GOEL
                      Apr 28, 2017 at 8:29 am
                      IT IS MISCHEVIOUS AMITAV RANJAN SAYING 9 IAS OFFICERS ARE BEING SENT TO KEEP A WATCH ON YOGI. I THINK IT SAYS ALL ABOUT THE JOURNALISTS OF TODAY.
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                        Mahender Goriganti
                        Apr 28, 2017 at 7:42 am
                        Indian Express con story interpretations & intent of State or Center are not what the facts are.
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