Rao dropped post-IT raids, Girija Vaidyanathan appointed new Tamil Nadu Chief Secy

Speculation about Rao's suspension has been going on for a while, but no such official decision has been taken yet. Rao will remain in service, but without a posting.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 22, 2016 12:35 pm
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A day after the Income Tax department conducted raids at the Chennai residence of Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary P Rama Mohana Rao, the state government appointed Girija Vaidyanathan to take his place. Rao will automatically cease to hold the post.

According to a NewsMinute report, speculation about Rao’s suspension has been going on for a while, but no such official decision has been taken yet. Rao will remain in service, but without a posting.

On Wednesday, searches were also conducted in Rao’s office in the state secretariat and in several other places connected to Rao, his son and others. According to IT officials, raids were held in 12 locations.
It is being alleged that Rao had close links with Shekar Reddy, an industrialist and AIADMK functionary whose businesses and residences were raided by the IT department earlier this month.

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    Seshadri
    Dec 22, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    And I am so happy a brahmin has taken over the reigns of TN a continuation of Jayalalitha!!!
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      A
      Dec 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm
      Another day, another post, yet another brahmin.
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        Kalyan
        Dec 22, 2016 at 9:36 am
        Country needs more Girija's at helm of affairs for our nation to progress. She is known for her honesty, modesty, dignity, educational qualification, experience, intelligence and most importantly her distinguished family background. Her father, Mr. S.Venkitaramanan, needs no introduction to the nation, holding highest ranks at Reserve Bank of India and in the Ministry of Finance. Her son was a topper in his Bachelor's in Enginnering at IIT Madras and Harvard School of Business. Not to forgot, her husband , Mr. Vaidyanathan holds Bachelor's degree from IIT and master's from IIM, Ahamedabad. We are simply delighted by her appointment as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu and pray to God to give her robust health and abundant energy to discharge her duties fearlessly with great dignity and high level of authority. I am sure we will see many good things to happen to the state of Tamil Nadu during her tenure as the CS until July 2019.
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          Girish
          Dec 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm
          Sad that IE did not report on what was found by IT department in Rao's possesion! Why AIADMK removed him? IT recovered Rs 30 lakh in new notes, 5 kg gold and Rs 5 crore worth total ets!
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            dd
            Dec 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm
            excellent MOVE BY STATE GOVERNMENT TO APPOINT CAPABLE OFFICER.
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              rrao
              Dec 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm
              All these appointment of honest, brave, straight forward, plain speaking, high intelligence officers are stop gap measures to silence the sound bites from the public. Once the public focus shifts to their ever day care, these officers will be given a mandate either to support the nefarious or get transferred. These officers will choose the later.
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                sunny
                Dec 22, 2016 at 7:20 am
                Raid is alright, who is the raiders. I think India's one among the corrupt department and so far they think that they are as pure as ...
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                  mokkassamy
                  Dec 22, 2016 at 7:42 am
                  She was supposed to be chief secretary many years before. Because she is straight forward, corrupt politicians rejected her. now also, corrupt politicians would her remove her very soon.
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                    Ravindra Singhaniya
                    Dec 22, 2016 at 9:56 am
                    Top babus in our country has lot of protections legally. He is innocent till proved guilty. Dismissal of officer of this rank is lengthy process.
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