Sunday, 28 February 2016

Miffed Senior Bihar IAS Officer Offers To Quit

A senior Bihar IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh has offered to resign reportedly miffed over transgression of his seniority due to structural changes in the bureaucratic set-up and growing ‘interference’ from several quarters in the functioning of departments.

Rakesh, a 1983 batch IAS officer, met Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh on Thursday evening and offered to resign.

Asked about this, Rakesh, however, told reporters on Friday outside the Assembly: “I have offered to resign on personal health ground.”

The IAS officer was seen with the Chief Secretary outside the Assembly and the two left without talking much over the subject.

Asked about the missive, the Chief Secretary merely said the State government would look into the matter.

Rakesh is the Principal Secretary of Panchayati Raj department. He had earlier served as Chief Electoral Officer and recently during Bihar poll he was made the Home Secretary by the Election Commission of India.

Appointment of a junior officer as the Director of the Bihar Vikas Mission, the nodal agency to execute “seven resolves” of the CM in next five year has angered many senior IAS officers in Bihar.

Senior officers of many a department will have to work under the mission which will be looked after by election strategist Prashant Kishor. - PTI