IFS

IFS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 2018 batch officer trainees of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) on May 20, 2019 in New Delhi

BoI Search Engine

Friday, May 09, 2014

Who is Pranjal Yadav, the IAS who refused Narendra Modi rally in Varanasi?

Pranjal Yadav
VARANASI district magistrate and 2006 batch IAS Pranjal Yadav faced unprecedented attack in social media sites on Thursday as the BJP brass launched simultaneous protests in Delhi and Varanasi, describing the 34-year-old officer as “delinquent” and “biased”, and demanding Election Commission of India to transfer the officer immediately. Yadav who refused Narendra Modi,…
the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and contender from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, to hold a rally within the city limit for “security reasons”, was accused of working at the behest of the ruling Samajwadi Party. Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad in an interview to CNN-IBN claimed Yadav is a relative of ruling Yadav family of Uttar Pradesh, something Samajwadi Party has denied. In one of the four letters sent to EC on Wednesday which BoI has seen, BJP's senior leader Arun Jaitley said Yadav is “clearly guilty of dereliction of duty”. “He (Yadav) has indulged in conduct unbecoming of an officer,” Jaitley said in his letter. EC, however, has refused to take any action against the officer. “Competent local authorities of Varanasi, for security reasons, were unable to give permission for Modi's public meeting in Benia Bagh. We are bound to go by professional advice from the local administration,” chief election commissioner VS Sampath said in a press conference on Thursday. BJP leaders feel elections in Varanasi, scheduled on May 12, won’t be impartial if Yadav continues to remain as the returning officer there.
Without getting into details of the merit of the case, BoI here presents who this officer is. Born on February 7, 1980, Yadav hails from UP’s Shahjahanpur. He completed his B.Tech in mechanical engineering from IIT-Roorkey before getting into IAS in 2006. He began his career as an assistant collector in Allahabad district in June 2007 and then moved as a joint collector in Sidharth Nagar sub-division next year. He was a collector in Maharajganj and Azamgarh districts too.

13 comments:

  1. In UP the situation of IAS is pathetic. They have no option but to carry out orders of their masters in Lucknow. If they don't toe the line consequences are bad. the sycophant bureaucracy in Lucknow will dig out some frivolous complaint kept in cold storage till now, prepare a charge sheet & suspend the officer. Therefore what option does an officer have? The standardized operating procedure is try to get a person to toe your line, if he doesn't agree intimidate him, if he still doesn't agree then eliminate him. Ask Activist Ramesh Agrawal, who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize. In this struggle against the system Agrawal nearly lost his life. Thus who wants to risk a confrontation with this rotten system which has collapsed and anarchy has been let lose. Thanx to MMS and his ilk of non performers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. can you mention by contrast any indian state where the role of IAS officers is NOT being shadowed by the eclipse of politics ,where he can take decision by his will and implement it?

      Delete
    2. Maharashtra, at least 75% of DMs are not interrupted by politicians.

      Delete
  2. mr. pranjal yadav....is the first dm of varanasi....who really understand the problem of varanasi...execpt this modi ji matter....everything he did was great....you can see roads n sanitation of varanasi....hats off to mr. yadav...

    ReplyDelete
  3. execpt this modi ji matter mr. yadav had done a splendid job.... you can see the roads & sanitation...of the city know...he actually shown to people,thus he also got best ias award...if modi ji want to do development in varanasi he need pranajal yadav.....

    ReplyDelete
  4. the DM did what he could possibly have done in the circumstances.... based on intelligence inputs he claimed to have received... the district administration was the best judge to respond to threat perception which the politicians would love to give the best possible colour in order to suit their mission... aggrieved party could not be said to have taken an impartial view of the district administration's assessment of the situation... this election is being fought with excessive use of slur and invectives.... doing no good to the country and its vibrant democracy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very unfortunately,UPSC awarded Pranjal only 135 marks out of total 300 marks in civil services exam interview.Many dumbs end up getting more than 200 marks every year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I entirely agree. If some research is done it will be observed those candidates whose parents are in high position, resourceful, have contacts get very very high marks in interview of civil service. In recent years the daughter of one IAS officer of Haryana cadre got through IAS after giving exam maximum number of time & yearly coaching. Thanks to very high marks in interview she was finally selected to IAS. She was allotted some other cadre and has gone on deputation to Papa's cadre. Similarly the son of another IAS got through IAS with blessings of the likes of a certain controversial Member appointed to UPSC. His father has several vigilance complaints against him but he is CMs favourite. His mother had been suspended & arrested by CBI & FIR lodged, she was also indicted in irregular recruitment case by CBI. Today the lady is Financial Adviser in Haryana Govt. Poor Khemka, which outdated principles is he fighting for?

      ____________________________________
      Please do not print below information-
      ___________________________________
      Smt Ranju Prasad, indian postal service wife of IAS S.S Prasad, Haryana cadre. CBI had lodged FIR No. 13 dated 01.03.1996, against her as Principle Offender being accused number one under Section 120-B r/w 420,467,468, 471 of the Indian Penal code and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.
      She was indicted for irregularities in recruitment vide Letter No.25-1/2000-Vig. Dated 16.02.2001 by Department of Posts while she was on deputation to Government of Haryana as Dy. Secretary Finance & Planning, Government of Haryana, Chandigarh. Now second time she has joined as Advisor in Finance Department, Haryana as per Postal Department Order No.14-6/2014-SPG dated 03.04.2014.

      Delete
  6. Non-IAS officers do not get due recognition for their service. This is one such classic example. Even though decision was made by DM, actual work was done by observers appointed by ECI. IRS officers are normally appointed as expenditure observers. Last day, a raid was carried out on bjp office in the same varanasi by IRS observer mr.srinivasu. But since this daring actopn was taken up by non-IAS, this website has no interest in publishing thw matter.

    ReplyDelete
  7. i agree with the above observation......when a website itself cannot highlight the work done by officers' belonging to other services[read IRS etc] then how can we expect the people in the corridors of power(read IAS) to recognise any good work done by other remaining 35 service officers.......kudos to all the IRS officers who are doing exceptional job as expenditure observers throughtout India........

    ReplyDelete
  8. even though no importance or recognition is given by this website to non-IAS officers' (read IRS and others) as mentioned above for the outstanding work done by all the expenditure observers' throughout the country....it is expected that this distortion is rectified befitting to the name of the website 'babus of india' rather than 'babus of IAS'.......despite the present circumstances... congratulations to pranjalji for the good work done in varanasi......

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pranjal Yadav termed as an irresponsible DM by batchmate IAS pic.twitter.com/l7BSAbgNxI

    ReplyDelete
  10. the problem is that we all Indians think that this is a great class of people infact they are the most unskilled and uneducated class ever produced in the world...if we stop hyping them and take them on accountability and tasks in open house....once we all participate in governance and accountable deomocracy .. these unskilled proudy clerks will disappear ..as shown by chhavi rajwat and others in many states...

    ReplyDelete