Haryana bureaucrat who opposed appointments by CM Hooda transferred

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Tuesday shunted out IAS officer Pradeep Kasni who had recently objected to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s move to appoint commissioners to two commissions. Kasni was among seven IAS officers who were issued transfer orders yesterday. 

Kasni, who was secretary at the Administrative Reforms Department, has been shifted to Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Panchkula to fill the vacant post of Administrator. Kasni will also look after the work of Project Director, Haryana Aids Control Society, Panchkula, an official release said. 

A controversy had erupted over Chief Minister 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”.

hooda540In 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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