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60th transfer in 30 years for IAS officer who dared Hooda

India TV News Desk 06 Aug 2014, 17:01:07 PM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Haryana IAS officer Pradeep Kasni, who has reportedly been transferred 60 times in 30 years, has been shunted out again, days after he took on the Haryana government by red-flagging questionable appointments made by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Kasni, the Secretary of the Administrative Reforms Department, has now been posted as the Administrator of the Command Area Development Agency, which is considered a relatively unimportant department in government circles.

Secretary of Haryana administrative reforms department, Kasni has been transferred as administrator of command area development agency (CADA). He will also look after the work of project director, Haryana Aids Control Society.

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on July 27 had sworn in two commissioners of state right to information commission and three commissioners of state right to service commission at his official residence, despite Kasni refusing to issue them appointment letters. In a communication to the government, Kasni had also pointed out overwriting and cuttings on the file pertaining to the appointments.

On Friday, Solanki had sought comments from the state government on the six points mentioned by BJP leaders in a memorandum submitted to him over the appointments.

The BJP had urged the governor to set aside the appointments of all five commissioners and also demanded registration of an FIR against then chief secretary S C Choudhary.

"Kasni would have given comments on behalf of the government to the governor on the controversial appointments if he was not transferred. But it appears that the government did not want Kasni to give his comments, so has shunted him out," sources said.