THE BJP has made a case arguing that the UPA government was using some IAS and IPS officers to destabilize their governments. Hit by the recent instances of a few
Gujarat officers virtually revolting against chief minister Narendra Modi, the BJP now says the officers are encouraged to voice against governments in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh too.
The issue cropped up in the recent CMs’ conclave which was attended by BJP chief ministers, according to some media reports. The BJP had earlier accused the Congress of using Governors to destabilize their governments.
1991 batch IAS Pathak is new Pune Warrior
Mahesh Pathak, a 1991 batch
Maharashtra cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as municipal commissioner of Pune replacing Mahesh Zagade. Pathak is now the higher and technical education secretary of the state. An engineer-turned IAS, Pathak is currently in West Bengal on an election duty.
Action and Appointments
a) Ms Anita Bhatnagar Jain, a 1985 batch UP cadre IAS, presently working as joint secretary in the department of higher education has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of telecommunications in place of Shankar Agganval, a 1980 batch UP cadre IAS.
b) Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, a 1982 batchc) Jagdeep Goel, a 1989 batch IRS-IT officer has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with minister of science and technology Pawan Kumar Bansal.
cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of information and broadcasting in place of VB Pyarelal, a 1983 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS. Assam