Attached by PDP Min, BDO ‘Reinstated’ by BJP Minister

Aakash Hassan

SRINAGAR

The screenshot of the order copy.
The screenshot of the order copy.

Day after PDP Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, attached a Block Development Officer (BDO) Miran Sahib on finding him absent from his office, BJP minister Shyam Lal Chaudary has deployed him in his personal section.

A new face in PDP-BJP cabinet, Shyam Lal Chaudary is Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control.

The BDO Miran Sahab, Naresh Kumar was attached while as five other officials were suspended on Wednesday, when Haq Khan made a surprise visit and found officials absent from duties at Satwari and Miran Sahab.

The minister also appointed Assistant Commissioner Development Jammu as enquiry officer and had been directed to submit a report in this regard.

However, a day after his attachment, on Thursday, an order was issued by Directorate of Rural Development Department, to deploy the said BDO in the Personal section of Shyam Lal Chaudary, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control.

The Order (323-DRD of 2016) reads, “As per verbal instructions of the Hon’ble Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, J&K Shri Naresh Kumar, Block Development Officer presently attached in this Directorate shall report in the Personal Section of   Hon’ble Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, J&K for further duties.”

According to sources, this officer is close aide of Shyam Lal Chaudary and “that is why he is facing impunity from the Minister”. “He has been deployed in the personal section before the enquiry officer has submitted report for his unauthorized absence, this only reflects that how crooked officials are being shield by politicians,” said an official in, Rural Development Department wishing to be anonymous.

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