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Raju Swamy wins; Kerala CM rejects proposal for his termination

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has rejected a proposal of Kerala chief secretary Tom Jose to terminate the service of Raju Narayana Swamy (IAS:1991:KL) who is considered clean.


Swamy, who holds the rank of additional CS, has alleged that he was being targeted as he took stern action against corruption in the Coconut Development Board and that he even rejected union minister D V Sadananda Gowda's request to help the accused.


Indianmandarins has learned that the Chief Minister returned the recommendations against Swamy by seeking some clarifications, including the status of a petition Swamy filed against his abrupt removal from the Coconut Development Board chairman post by the center. The CM also wanted to know whether there were adverse remarks in Swamy's confidential reports.


Swamy was appointed as Coconut Development Board chairman in August 2018. But he was removed from the post in March this year. He, then, moved the CAT against the abrupt removal and final orders are expected in July.


Swamy had claimed that he took stern actions against corruption at the board's regional offices in Bengaluru and Kolkata. He even alleged that union minister Sadananda Gowda wanted him to revoke the suspension of corrupt officials, which he rejected.

24 Jun 2019
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HC stays IAS officer's sudden transfer

The Kerala High Court has tied the hands of politicians versus civil servants. On Friday, it stayed the order to repatriate IAS officer Raju Narayana Swamy from the post of chairman of Coconut Development Board to his parent cadre that was the Government of Kerala.

 

This stay order has set a new judicial precedent and constrains the political leadership to follow rules while transferring officials.

 

The court issued the interim order on Swamy's petition challenging the government decision to transfer him all of a sudden in breach of terms of his appointment. Advocate Suresh Menon T C, counsel for the petitioner, said he was appointed the chairman of the board on deputation on July 17, 2018, for a period of one year and he assumed charge on August 8, 2018.

 

He was entitled to continue at least up to August 7, 2019, even though the government was empowered to cut short the period of appointment in exceptional cases. However, he was repatriated all of a sudden to his parent cadre.

 

As per the amendment to the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, a cadre officer appointed to any cadre post shall hold office for at least two years unless in the meantime he has been promoted or retired or sent on deputation outside the state or training exceeding two months.

 

Besides, an office could be transferred before the minimum period only on the recommendation of a committee on minimum tenure or civil service board.

 

According to Swamy's counsel, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was yet to pass an order on his petition challenging the decision to shift him from the chairmanship.

16 Mar 2019
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Raju Swamy wins; Kerala CM rejects proposal for his termination

By IndianMandarins 24 Jun 2019

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has rejected a proposal of Kerala chief secretary Tom Jose to terminate the service of Raju Narayana Swamy (IAS:1991:KL) who is considered clean.


Swamy, who holds the rank of additional CS, has alleged that he was being targeted as he took stern action against corruption in the Coconut Development Board and that he even rejected union minister D V Sadananda Gowda's request to help the accused.


Indianmandarins has learned that the Chief Minister returned the recommendations against Swamy by seeking some clarifications, including the status of a petition Swamy filed against his abrupt removal from the Coconut Development Board chairman post by the center. The CM also wanted to know whether there were adverse remarks in Swamy's confidential reports.


Swamy was appointed as Coconut Development Board chairman in August 2018. But he was removed from the post in March this year. He, then, moved the CAT against the abrupt removal and final orders are expected in July.


Swamy had claimed that he took stern actions against corruption at the board's regional offices in Bengaluru and Kolkata. He even alleged that union minister Sadananda Gowda wanted him to revoke the suspension of corrupt officials, which he rejected.

hc-stays-ias-officer's-sudden-transfer

HC stays IAS officer's sudden transfer

By IndianMandarins 16 Mar 2019

The Kerala High Court has tied the hands of politicians versus civil servants. On Friday, it stayed the order to repatriate IAS officer Raju Narayana Swamy from the post of chairman of Coconut Development Board to his parent cadre that was the Government of Kerala.

 

This stay order has set a new judicial precedent and constrains the political leadership to follow rules while transferring officials.

 

The court issued the interim order on Swamy's petition challenging the government decision to transfer him all of a sudden in breach of terms of his appointment. Advocate Suresh Menon T C, counsel for the petitioner, said he was appointed the chairman of the board on deputation on July 17, 2018, for a period of one year and he assumed charge on August 8, 2018.

 

He was entitled to continue at least up to August 7, 2019, even though the government was empowered to cut short the period of appointment in exceptional cases. However, he was repatriated all of a sudden to his parent cadre.

 

As per the amendment to the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, a cadre officer appointed to any cadre post shall hold office for at least two years unless in the meantime he has been promoted or retired or sent on deputation outside the state or training exceeding two months.

 

Besides, an office could be transferred before the minimum period only on the recommendation of a committee on minimum tenure or civil service board.

 

According to Swamy's counsel, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was yet to pass an order on his petition challenging the decision to shift him from the chairmanship.

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