Transfer 'tainted' officials from sensitive posts: Himachal court

Shimla, Dec 6 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday categorically told the state government to shift 43 government functionaries "of doubtful integrity" from sensitive posts within three weeks.

Passing the hard-hitting order, a division bench of Justice Kuldip Singh and Justice D.C. Chaudhary directed the chief secretary to file a compliance report in this regard before Dec 27.

"In case still some officers of doubtful integrity due to unavoidable reasons could not be shifted, then spell out such reasons. The exercise is to be done in three weeks," said the court.

It will now hear the case Dec 27.

The state Dec 2 pleaded with the court to either recall or modify its orders to transfer 43 officers of doubtful integrity from sensitive posts.

An affidavit filed by officiating Chief Secretary P. Mitra said: "It's always the effort of the government to avoid posting such officers in sensitive posts."

"But since non-sensitive posts are not there in all cadres, hence, it may become unavoidable to post some officers in posts which cannot strictly be termed as non-sensitive."

The high court, hearing a plea of former drug controller Sher Singh Thakur, who appealed for the departmental proceedings against him to be set aside after he was convicted June 2011 for corruption, had sought a list of government functionaries with doubtful integrity.

The high court, while hearing the plea, had widened the scope of the matter to address the basic issue of tainted officers in sensitive posts.

--IANS (Posted on 06-12-2013)

more-news headlines

Mulayam justifies Azam Khan's controversial remark

Ghaziabad lawyers boycott courts

93-year-old Ram Sundar Das files nomination from Hajipur

Music fest in Himachal to raise money for kids

Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination

Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi

Appoint special prosecutor for sex crimes against children: High Court

BJP caught in the hands of one man: Sonia

Complete drain de-silting work by May 15: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung

Stop fooling the nation, Rahul tells Modi

HC seeks report on deplorable condition of children's parks

Security arrangements in place for Thursday's Udhampur poll

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top