Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the incumbent CMD of FCI Aravali Gypsus & Mineral India Ltd (FAGMIL) Dr S K Das is under line of fire; fourth CMD in queue for ouster. Reportedly, the ministry has started its bit to frame charges of his ouster.
Despite having years residual service till March 08, 2019 Das has neither been given extension nor asked to quit. Das completed his tenure (five year) as FAGMIL CMD on March 08, 2016 and still forced to continue as CMD under uncertainty.
As part of the Namo administration’s high priority for the agriculture sector in view of its importance in the 2019 national election, the Fertilizer Ministry has started cracking the whip.
Union Fertilizer Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey (IAS:1979:UP) has so far shown doors to three CMDs, on charges of poor performance and corruption, since June. R G Rajan (RCF CMD) was suspended on June 14 this year whereas Jaiveer Srivastava (CMD, FACT) and S Venkateswar (CMD, PDIL) were suspended in the first and second week of November this year.
Web-link: V S (IAS:79) in action; removes PDIL CMD, third in line (09 Nov 2016)