Thursday, June 20, 2013

“Transfer of official is where corruption begins in government”: Karnataka CM

KARNATAKA chief minister K Siddaramaiah, who asked his bureaucrats to pull up their socks immediately after taking charge as the CM last month, has now said transfer of official is where corruption begins in the government. And that’s the rationale behind…
Siddaramaiah-headed government’s coming out with new guidelines on transfers. The state government has earlier set a deadline of June 30 for settling pending transfer and postings.
Media reports have quoted the chief minister asking his colleagues that only a sincere person will have the moral courage to speak to officers with conviction. He wants his ministers not to meddle with new guidelines on transfer and postings.
Last month, chief minister said he wanted his officials to make a drastic change in the administration in six months. And strict action would be taken against those bureaucrats who fail to move, CM added.

Action and Appointments
a) The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the pre-mature cessation of charge of Dr Sadhna Shanker, IRS and private secretary to minster for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and her subsequent shift to the post of adviser (law), Competition Commission of India, a non-CSS post initially for a period of one year with effect from March 1, 2013 but not exceeding September 16, 2014.
b) Dr Devendra Kumar Dhodawat, a 1993 batch Kerala cadre IAS, has been appointed as private secretary to the minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi at director level.
c) The government has extended the Central deputation tenure of Ritika Bhatia, a 1996 batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service officer and director of the department of administrative reforms and public grievances, for a period beyond January 13, 2014 and till the end of Executive Master course in public administration at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA. The officer will revert to her parent cadre on completion of the course.

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