No more transfers of senior officers

I am constrained to shift them frequently, says CM

“I am constrained to transfer a number of IAS, IPS and IFS officers repeatedly. I want to put an end to such transfers. I assure that such things will not happen in future,” Yeddyurappa said here on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters after garlanding the statue of Jawaharlal Nehru in front of Vidhana Soudha, the CM said that officials have been doing commendable job in rehabilitating flood-affected people. “Many are toiling round-the-clock in the affected places,” he added.

The Government has drawn criticism from various quarters for frequently transferring senior officers. Several officers were shifted more than four times in a span of one month, mainly due to political reasons. On Friday alone, as many as 11 IAS, seven IPS and eight IFS officers were transferred.

When queried about the reports that none of the MLAs and ministers was present in Bellary when he went there to perform bhoomi puja for a rehabilitation project, the CM shot back saying, “why you (media persons) are always so much interested in such news...Revenue Minister Karunakara Reddy was with me the whole day on Friday. Janardhana Reddy was away in Andhra Pradesh on some personal work.”

Only Shettar

Meanwhile, Home Minister V S Acharya has termed the reports that two more would join the Cabinet along with Jagadish Shettar as baseless. “No one will be inducted into Cabinet except Shettar. He is the only leader to be inducted as per the compromise formula worked out. All demands of Bellary Reddys have been fulfilled,” he said.

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