It seems the Haryana government has nothing else to do except transferring its officials. The state government has apparently come to represent the worst case of a bad workman fighting with his tools.
Hard on the heels of previous transfers effected not too long ago, on Friday, the state government again issued fresh transfer and posting orders of nine IAS officers and four HCS officers.
Among those transferred is redoubtable IAS officer Pradeep Kasni who has been transferred for the 67th time in 32 years and the third time this month. In the past two years of the BJP administration, it’s Kasni’s 12th transfer. This transfer comes around a month after his last posting as Director General and Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department. He is now posted as Managing Director, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation.
According to rules, IAS officers are supposed to have a minimum tenure of two years in each posting. However, in Kasni’s case, transfers blatantly defy this rule. He was posted for only a couple of hours as Secretary, Finance Department. When contacted Kasni said that he was saddened by the frequent transfers. He added that it was around a month back that he was posted to the Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes Department. During Kasni’s tenure, the employees of the department had gone on strike for a day demanding that he should be removed from the post.
Among the others transferred include Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department who has been given the additional charge of Chairperson, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi. She will also look after the work of Managing Director, Haryana Minerals Limited, New Delhi. Varinder Singh Kundu has been posted as ACS, Tourism Department.
Sumita Misra, Principal Secretary, Housing and Cultural Affairs Departments has been given the additional charge of Principal Secretary, Archives and Archaeology and Museums Departments. Abhilaksh Likhi has been posted as Principal Secretary, Agriculture Department.
Mohammed Shayin has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Higher Education Department and State Project Director, State Higher Education Council (Ex-Officio) in Higher Education under NHEAB scheme. He would also be Managing Director, Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited.
Wazeer Singh Goyat has been posted as Director and Special Secretary, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department. He would also be Managing Director, Haryana Scheduled Castes Development Corporation and Managing Director, Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Section Kalyan Nigam.
Vikas Yadav has been posted as Registrar, Cooperative Societies. Ashok Sangwan is posted as Director and Special Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department. He would also be Advisor and Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department.