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Pradeep Kasni, who objected to appointments by Bhupinder Singh Hooda, among 7 IAS officers transferred

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 8:47pm IST | Agency: PTI

Seven IAS officers, including Pradeep Kasni who had objected to appointments of commissioners to two commissions, were today transferred by the Haryana Government.

Administrative Reforms Department secretary Kasni has been posted as the Administrator of Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Panchkula against a vacant post. Kasni will also look after the work of Project Director, Haryana Aids Control Society, Panchkula, an official release said here today.

A controversy had erupted over Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administering the oath of office to two new members of the State Information Commission and three of the commissioners of the Right to Service Commission barely an hour after the new Governor took charge on July 28, with the Opposition terming the move as "unconstitutional".

READ: How a senior bureaucrat stopped Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda from making questionable appointments

In the file noting, Kasni had written that no appointment letters could be issued as the persons recommended, including the two SICs, were holding an office of profit at the time of their appointment. In other transfers, Deputy Commissioner of Mewat at Nuh R C Verma becomes Deputy Commissioner of Rewari, replacing C G Rajini Kaanthan, who has been posted as Special Secretary, Home-II Department, Joint Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections and Administrator, HUDA, Panchkula in place of Sanjay Joon, who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Mewat at Nuh.

Ashok Sangwan, Managing Director, HARTRON, Special Secretary and Director, Electronics and Information Technology and Supplies and Disposal Departments has been given additional charge of Special Secretary, Administrative Reforms Department. 

J Ganesan, Secretary, Haryana Board of School Education and Ashok Kumar Sharma, Additional Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department and Revenue and Disaster Management Departments will swap their places of posting. Nishu Nee Namarta, Joint Director (Admn), Medical College, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat has been posted as Joint Transport Commissioner against a vacant post, the release said.




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