Thursday, December 29, 2011

3 IAS Raided: Questions raised on political correctness of Karnataka Lokayukta's raid

THE Karnataka Lokayukta’s raiding of three IAS officers in a single day may have generated hopes among anti-graft activists, but the very selection of the men from the elite service has also left a question mark. Is this an act of political vendetta or a genuine attempt to get rid of corruption? The question is more important in the backdrop of the creation of a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas across the country.

Who was Raided?
Siddaiah, a 1986 batch IAS
* Worked as a secretary in CM’s secretariat (2004-06)
* Secretary to Deputy CM (2006-07)
* Commissioner, Bangalore Development Authority (2008-10)
* Commissioner, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike
Assets Found
Assets of Rs 1.90 crore
* Allegedly owns 120 acres of land in Badigere village near Harohalli
* A house on 4,000 sq ft plot in Dollars Colony
* 1.6 kg gold and 13 kg silver from his house
Question Mark
* Siddaiah unearthed Rs1,539-crore tender scam leading BJP corporators and MLAs gang up against him
* The whistle-blower IAS was unceremoniously shunted out of the BBMP on November 28, 2011.
* Siddaiah’s proximity to the opposition Congress is well known and there are rumours that he could be the Congress candidate from Nelamangala

Who was Raided?
MV Veerabhadraiah, promoted IAS
* Currently, Deputy General Manager, Upper Krishna Project
Assets Found
Assets of Rs 2.33 crore
* A commercial complex at Magadi Road
* Houses at Vijayanagar and Nelamangala
* Housing sites in Banashankari.
 Question Mark
* Close to JD(S)
* Sought voluntary retirement in 2008 to contest Madhugiri by-election on a Janata Dal (Secular) ticket. Denied VRS.
The third IAS raided was Karnataka Neeravari Nigama Ltd Managing Director Mohammed A Sadiq. The assets of Sadiq, a 1993 batch IAS, have been valued by Lokayukta at Rs 1.64 crore.

Action and Appointments
a) The ACC has approved the extension of appointment of Dr Prajapati Trivedi as secretary (performance management) and chairman, National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention, Cabinet Secretariat, beyond January 1, 2012 and till Dr Trivedi attains the age of 60 years which is August, 2013.
b) Vijaya Kanth, a 1975 batch officer from Indian Railway Account Service (IRAS), has taken over as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio secretary to the Government of India. Prior to her appointment as FC in Railway Board, Ms Kanth was General Manager, Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) Organization, Guwahati.

1 comment:

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    sir i wanted to know that after CBI raid by CBI, Vigilance, I income tax ad other authority(whch is now become a very common in all over india), what kind of furture impact on these beurocrates evil means that is they get suspended or FIR and also what is the overall impact on their furture posting and what kind of notes that reviewed on their yearly ER sheet.
    thank you in advanced