Yogi government transfers 37 IAS officers
In a dramatic move, a bureaucratic reshuffle took place on late Friday night, with the transfer of 37 IAS Officers that also includes Gorakhpur District magistrate (DM),by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government.
The decision came days following the defeat of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the combined force of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahuna Samaj Party at Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha Seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Rajeev Rautela is now appointed as Commissioner of Devipatan, while Vijayendra Pandian is set to hold the position of the new District Magistrate at Gorakhpur.
During the Gorakhpur Bypoll results, Rautela was on headlines after he barred the media from entering the counting centre.
Apart from Rautela and Pandian, chief development officers (CDOs) of 16 districts including Agra, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Amethi, Farukkhabad, Basti, Gonda, Mirzapur and Varanasi were also transferred on the same day, according to an official spokesperson.
Three IAS officers have also been posted as CDOs, he said. They are Divya Mittal (CDO Gonda), Harshita Mathur (CDO Basti), and Priyanka Niranjan (CDO Mirzapur).
This is the third major reshuffle undertaken by the Yogi Adityanath government after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in the state in March.
In the biggest bureaucratic shake-up last month, 84 IAS officers, including 37 district magistrates, were transferred.
The same day, April 26, 54 IPS officers were given new postings. Before this transfer, 20 IAS officers had been shifted and 8 others had been put on a waitlist by the state government.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across State News)
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