Politics of transfer hits babus

Politics of transfer hits babus

10 IAS, 7 IPS and 8 IFS officers shunted out

I R Perumal, who was principal secretary, Food and Civil Supplies Department, has been posted as Commissioner for Sericulture Development and Director of Sericulture. Madan Gopal has been named principal secretary, Food and Civil Supplies Department. E V Ramana Reddy is the new secretary to the department.

The government has transferred 10 IAS officers, besides seven IPS and eight IFS officers.

Madan Gopal has been a victim of the political rivalry between Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the ministerial trio from Bellary. Yeddyurappa had earlier posted Madan Gopal to the Health Department. The Bellary Reddys forced the chief minister to shift him and brought I R Perumal to the post. After the Reddys openly revolted against Yeddyurappa a fortnight ago, the latter transferred Gopal back to the Health Department hitting back at the rebels. After the warring camps struck a compromise formula, the officer was shunted out of the department again.

Perumal has not been brought back to the department. Instead, Ramana Reddy, known for his efficiency and clean image, has been posted in the place. He is from Andhra Pradesh.

Perumal, it is learnt, had requested Janardhana Reddy to get him transferred to the Health Department a few days ago.

Full circle

For the two IPS officers, D C Rajanna and S Murugan, it has been like coming full circle with Friday’s transfer. Rajanna was superintendent of police (SP), Railways, till October 28. He was transferred to Bellary before being shifted to Shimoga. On Friday, he was transferred to the Railways. Similarly, Murugan, who was Shimoga SP, was shifted to Haveri. Now he is back in Shimoga.

Controversial IAS officer M N Vijayakumar, who had been denied posting for long, has been appointed chairman of the Karnataka Silk Marketing Board.  The other IAS who have been transferred and their new postings are: P N Sreenivasachary, Secretary, Water Resources Department; Vandita Sharma, MD, KSIIDC; Shambhu Dayal Meena, Secretary to Urban Development Department; D N Nayak, Commissioner, Health and Family Welfare Services; Sandhya Venugopal Sharma, Additional Secretary and State Project Director, Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana; Rashmi V Mahesh, Additional Commissioner of Excise, Bangalore; S Selva Kumar, State Project Director, Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms Project and Joint Secretary to Health and Family Welfare Department; Adoni Syed Saleem, Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation, Bangalore; Anbu Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Raichur district. The IPS officers who have been transferred and their new postings are: Rajvir Pratap Sharma, IGP, Planning and Modernisation, Bangalore; Amar Kumar Pandy, IGP, Internal Security Division, Bangalore; Jayaprakash V Nayak, IGP, Grievances and Human Rights, Bangalore; P Muniswamy, SP, CID; Nazir Ahmed, Dy Commandant General, Home Guards; D Roopa, SP, Internal Secrutity Division, Bangalore.

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