Major administrative reshuffle on cards in Uttar Pradesh
Despite the recent sharp comments of Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the functioning of bureaucracy, the administrative pace has slowed down in anticipation of a massive administrative reshuffle in the state.
Such situation is arisen after elevation of 110 odd Provincial Civil Service(PCS) officers in the cadre of IAS and 68 state police service officers in the IPS cadre.
Many of them now await their new postings and the main aspirations are to become District Magistrate (DM) in the case of IAS and District police superintendent for IPS officers. Clearly, after so many years, the state government has so many options to post officers in the districts.
This situation has left promoted officers and others as well to wait nervously which has resulted into slow down of administrative machinery in the state.
Owing to revision of the electoral rolls, there was a ban on transfer of district officials till January 15 and since the ban has been lifted and promotions are done, a big administrative reshuffle is very much on the cards, an official spokesman told UNI here today.
The aspiring officers are roaming around the politicians and the government functionaries to get 'good' postings, most the new promotees are vying for the posts of district magistrates(DM) and district SP.
Not only the officers but the party cadre and the office bearers are also in the jitters because they do not want such officers in the districts again who suppressed the SP workers during the Mayawati regime.
The party chief and the Chief Minister are being approached formally and informally to shun such officers who have 'loyalty' towards previous government.
The same, concern, however, had been expressed by senior echelon of the party time and again.
Many of the district units have come out in open over the issue and requested the party and the government to post the officers carefully.
Manmohan Saini, the district Samajwadi Party president of Moradabad, has even written to the Chief Minister not to post such officer on the vacant post of divisional commissioner who has already been posted here during Mayawati regime.
"Some of the officers having served the district have suppressed the party workers and now eying for bigger posts," he said.
There are several such instances where the demands of the officers is being made by the party cadre for different places.