SUMANTA CHAUDHURI IAS

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Awaiting posting orders: Fate of Ex Coal Secretary hangs in balance

When you keep witnessing frequent surprises they become a new normal. But this is something which is still a rare one. Abrupt lateral shift and premature repatriation of Govt of India Secretaries no longer give any surprise now. But if a Govt of India Secretary is counting days from over a month now under ‘Awaiting posting order’ it certainly compels to think of.  

Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) was, on September 20, 2019, abruptly shunted out and Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was announced as his successor as the new Coal Secretary. Sumanta’s fate hangs in balance leaving his peers clueless about NaMo administration’s next move about his new assignment in Govt of India. 


19 Oct 2019
awaiting-posting-orders:-ex-coal-secretary’s-fate-hangs-in-balance

Awaiting posting orders: Ex Coal Secretary’s fate hangs in balance

When you are witnessing frequent surprises they become a new normal. But this is something which is still a rare one. 
Abrupt lateral shift and premature repatriation of Govt of India Secretaries no longer give any surprise now. But if a Govt of India Secretary is counting days from over a month now under ‘Awaiting posting order’ it certainly compels to think of.

Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) was, on September 20, 2019, abruptly shunted out and Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was announced as his successor as the new Coal Secretary. Sumanta’s fate hangs in balance leaving his peers clueless about NaMo administration’s next move about his next posting as Secretary in Govt of Induia.

18 Oct 2019
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Awaiting posting orders: Fate of Ex Coal Secretary hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 19 Oct 2019

When you keep witnessing frequent surprises they become a new normal. But this is something which is still a rare one. Abrupt lateral shift and premature repatriation of Govt of India Secretaries no longer give any surprise now. But if a Govt of India Secretary is counting days from over a month now under ‘Awaiting posting order’ it certainly compels to think of.  

Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) was, on September 20, 2019, abruptly shunted out and Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was announced as his successor as the new Coal Secretary. Sumanta’s fate hangs in balance leaving his peers clueless about NaMo administration’s next move about his new assignment in Govt of India. 


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Awaiting posting orders: Ex Coal Secretary’s fate hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 18 Oct 2019

When you are witnessing frequent surprises they become a new normal. But this is something which is still a rare one. 
Abrupt lateral shift and premature repatriation of Govt of India Secretaries no longer give any surprise now. But if a Govt of India Secretary is counting days from over a month now under ‘Awaiting posting order’ it certainly compels to think of.

Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) was, on September 20, 2019, abruptly shunted out and Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was announced as his successor as the new Coal Secretary. Sumanta’s fate hangs in balance leaving his peers clueless about NaMo administration’s next move about his next posting as Secretary in Govt of Induia.

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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 21 Sep 2019

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

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Jain replaces Choudhury as new Coal Secretary

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was on Friday appointed as new Coal Secretary vice Sumanta Choudhury (IAS:1985:WB). The replacement came as a surprise leaving people in corridors clueless about the reason for Choudhury’s ouster.  

 

Presently Jain is serving as Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.

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Coal Secretary given addl charge of Mines

By IndianMandarins 15 Mar 2019

The incumbent Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) was, on Friday, given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines from 16 March 2019 to 27 March 2019 during the period of absence on leave of Anil Gopishankar Mukim (lAS:1985:GJ).

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