KL NEWS NETWORK
In the “interest of administration” Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Ms Yasha Mudgal has been transferred to Delhi. She is state’s new additional Resident Commissioner. She will be ex-officio secretary to the Commission as well.
Ms Mudgal is one of the six officers who were touched by the small administrative reshuffle that the cabinet ordered Sunday afternoon.
According to GAD, she will be succeeded by senior KAS officer Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, who was currently posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Relief and Rehabilitation Department.
The order also transferred Ali Raza, KAS, Secretary in the Tribal Affairs Department, and posted as Secretary in the Agriculture Production Department.
Ms Leena Padha, KAS, who was currently serving as Special Secretary to the Government, Agriculture Production Department, was transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Tribal Affairs Department.
Mohammad Hussain Mir, KAS, Additional Resident Commissioner and ex-Officio Secretary, Resident Commission, New Delhi, is transferred and shall await further orders in the General Administration Department.
Dr Bharat Bushan, KAS, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Lakhanpur-Sarthal, was also transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, against an available vacancy. He shall, however, continue to hold the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Lakhanpur-Sarthal, in addition to his own duties, till further orders
The reshuffle followed PDP MLA Javed Mustafa Mir on Saturday intervening in the assembly while weaving clipping of a newspaper. The newspaper suggested that an IAS officer had cut his wrist and was barely saved by the attendants. Mir wanted the government to inform the house that if an officer can not control the personal emotions, how that officer can be entrusted with a sensitive district.
The newspaper report said that the officer was visited by a senior IAS officer during the day, early last week. After the guest returned visibly upset, the host IAS officer was found unconscious in the room with blood flowing out of the wrist. Immediately the officer was driven to the hospital where doctors intervened.
The issues may be investigated by the state bureaucracy and the guest may have to answer some uncomfortable questions, reports suggest.
It was not immediately known if the newspaper report has any links with any of the six transfers that followed the cabinet meeting. While the GAD put the transfers on its website, there was no press statement issued in this regard.