IAS officer attracts CM's ire for not implementing govt orders

IAS officer attracts CM's ire for not implementing govt orders

Excise Commissioner Munish Moudgil on Friday attracted the ire of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for not following the government orders.

It is learnt that Kumaraswamy is upset with the IAS officer for not reversing transfers of government employees, who were on election duty.

According to sources, several women officials met Kumaraswamy and complained that though the Assembly elections were over, Moudgil had not reversed their transfers. As a result they had not been able to go back to their original postings.

The Election Commission had transferred several officers to different departments during the recently concluded Assembly elections. It had clarified that the transfers would be only up to the elections.

A few days ago, the State government had given a general order stating that the transfers should be reversed.

While a majority of the departments implemented the government order, Moudgil didn’t. Sources said that Moudgil had maintained that the transfers would be reversed only after the ongoing MLC elections.

Notwithstanding his decision, the women met Kumaraswamy and appealed to him to intervene. After hearing their appeal, Kumaraswamy is said to have threatened to suspend Moudgil. Though no action has been taken against the officer as yet, official sources confirmed that he would face disciplinary action if he didn’t reverse the transfers immediately.