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Joshi declines to be poll commissioner

Transport Secretary L K Joshi has declined to become the State Election Commissioner, citing personal reasons. Senior bureaucrats are surprised as to why the 1970 batch IAS officer backed out after giving consent for the assignment.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 14:45 IST

Transport Secretary L K Joshi has declined to become the State Election Commissioner, citing personal reasons. Senior bureaucrats are surprised as to why the 1970 batch IAS officer backed out after giving consent for the assignment.

According to sources, Joshi has intimated his decision to the State Government. Now the State Government has to cancel its order of retiring Joshi.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh is learnt be unhappy with the development. After issuing posting order of Joshi last month, General Administration Department had issued his retirement order with effect from June 14 to facilitate him to take up the new assignment.

Otherwise he is due to retire in January next year.   The State Government, which has to fill the post of State Election Commissioner by July-end, will have to  start appointment process afresh. Over five senior bureaucrats have suddenly become hopeful for the coveted post. Those in the race include JL Bose, Subroto Banerjee, KT Chacko, Dr Bhagirath Prasad, Khushiram, Hoshiyar Singh besides other serving and retired IAS officers.