Trouble is brewing for Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav (IAS:1978:KN) who is set to complete his extended tenure on September 30. He is accused of manipulating land records in favour of his 85-year old mother, who is said to be dependent on him and yet has the money to buy lands. Faced with mounting anger against Jadhav’s blatant violation of land laws, State chief minister Siddaramaiah is said to be taking a wait-and-watch approach to the allegations.
While a section of the IAS and public intellectuals in Karnataka have been demanding immediate action, Siddaramaiah is said to be in favour of letting the case decide for itself. Jadhav, who was earlier transferred out as Air India chairman in 2012 following mounting losses and employee anger, has been on an extension and will complete his term as chief secretary in September.
The recent development could marr his prospects for post retirement assignment as Adviser to K’taka CM.
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