UP govt transfers 74 IAS officers

Among the other IAS officers who got new postings were Sanjay Agarawal, Jitendra Kumar, and Alok Kumar. The state government also changed magistrates in 11 districts.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:May 20, 2017 5:32 am

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Friday transferred 74 IAS officers, including principal secretary (Home) Debasish Panda, who was replaced by principal secretary (Revenue) and relief commissioner Arvind Kumar. Panda will now be the investment commissioner and resident commissioner of UP in New Delhi as well as the chief executive officer of Greater Noida.

Shashi Prakash Goyal, a 1989-batch IAS officer of UP cadre who returned from central posting earlier this month, has been made the new principal secretary to the CM. Goyal will also be principal secretary to departments of civil aviation, estate and protocol.

Chandra Prakash, a member of the revenue board, has been given the additional charge of agriculture production commissioner. Among the other IAS officers who got new postings were Sanjay Agarawal, Jitendra Kumar, and Alok Kumar. The state government also changed magistrates in 11 districts.

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    Apte
    May 20, 2017 at 7:43 am
    1. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has done the right thing by shifting bureaucrats. Consider this news published yesterday: “Akhilesh Yadav government in UP spent Rs 15.06 crore between 2012 and 2013 on functions to distribute cheques worth Rs 20.58 crore to beneficiaries of its flagship unemployment allowance scheme. This happened even though the scheme specified that the money should be deposited directly in the bank accounts of beneficiaries.” 2. These are findings of CAG of India. But I am not sure whether the UP government of Yogi Adityanath will take action against concerned officials of UP government, some of whom may be IAS officers. 3. It is worth noting that disciplinary action against erring officials has to be taken by their bosses and they (bosses) would always prefer to protect their juniors. This is the usual experience, even in cases where junior officials are caught in corruption cases. 4. The CAG disclosure underscores need for appointment of a Lokayukta
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