According to reports, the Income Tax officials on Wednesday searched 40 establishments of Neesa Group headed by former IAS officer Sanjay Gupta. The searches were conducted in the group’s establishments located in Mumbai, Jaipur, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, and few other cities, but details of the seizure are not known as yet.
An IIT engineer from Roorkee, 47-year-old Gupta joined the IAS and handled assignments ranging from secretary of the
Gujarat chief minister to Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPCL) and Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGIL). The Neesa group is now a multi business conglomerate worth Rs 1000 crore with a work force of over 1500. Cambay is the flagship brand of the group.
Gupta left IAS in 2002 to join as CEO (Infrastructure) of Adani Group.
Action and Appointments
a) The suspension order on Avinash Kumar, an IAS officer who was OSD to ex-Jharkhand Governor S S Razi, has been revoked, according to reports. He was suspended following CBI had raided at his residence last year.
b) The government has decided to grant the higher grade of DG in the pay scale of Rs 75500-80000/- to the following officers with effect from April 26, 2010, i.e. the date on which the junior-most officer, namely RN Ravi, IPS (KL-76) took charge of the post of Special Director in IB on 'in-situ' basis:-(i) Mahavir Singh Bali, IPS(UP-76), (ii) Rakesh Jaruhar, IPS(JHK-76), (iii) PC Sabarwal, IPS(UP-76), (iv) Smt. Manjari Jaruhar, IPS(JHK-76), (v) Anirudh Uppal, IPS(HP-76) and (vi) Alaxander Daniel, IPS(UP-76)
c) Justice Jora Singh, Additional Judge of the
Punjab and Haryana High Court has been appointed as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.