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Mehra gets back his powers to write ACRs

UT Administrator General S F Rodrigues (Retd) has restored Advisor Pradip Mehra’s powers to write the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of his subordinate officers.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 22, 2009 3:27:44 am

UT Administrator General S F Rodrigues (Retd) has restored Advisor Pradip Mehra’s powers to write the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of his subordinate officers. The decision comes almost three months after the Ministry of Home Affairs first sent a directive to this effect to the UT Administration.

Mehra was stripped of his powers on the basis of an inquiry ordered against him after a pseudonymous letter,accusing him of misusing the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation funds at his official residence in Delhi,reached the Administrator last year. The inquiry was marked to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC),which found no substance in the complaint and exonerated Mehra of the charges.

Rodrigues,however,did not restore Mehra’s powers even after the CVC’s clean chit.

Reacting to this,the MHA sent another communiqué on March 31,asking the Administration to immediately restore Mehra’s powers.

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While Mehra did not wish to comment on finally getting back his powers,UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas admitted to receiving the Administrator’s orders,but refused to divulge further details.

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