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50 affected in IMC reshuffle

CAUTIOUSLY FLEXING his muscles, Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma clipped the wings of Additional Municipal Commissioner Kumar Purshottam by divesting him of the all-important Establishment section.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 23:53 IST

CAUTIOUSLY FLEXING his muscles, Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma clipped the wings of Additional Municipal Commissioner Kumar Purshottam by divesting him of the all-important Establishment section.

In a wide ranging reshuffle effected late last evening, Sharma handed over the charge of the section to Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ravindra Jain.

The transfer marks a major climbdown for Purshottam, hitherto one of the most powerful officials in the IMC whose influence wasn’t dented even during former Commissioner P Narhari’s tenure.

In a fresh set of orders issued on Tuesday, Narendra Sharma, who was instrumental in finalising the FY ’07 budget after the ouster of V K Jain for alleged irregularities amounting to Rs 13 crore, was appointed Accounts Officer. Incidentally, the appointment has been made even as the Corporation has requisitioned the State Government for a Treasury department official to man the post.

In another injudicious move, Assistant Engineer Vinod Nagar has been appointed Assessment and Survey Officer in place of R K Dhiman who has been shifted to the Market Officer’s post. Incumbent Market Officer Ramakant Pandey has been shifted to the Vigilance Department.

Over 50 officials including Assistant Engineers and Zonal Officers were shunted out in the large-scale transfers effected today.

Meanwhile, after yesterday’s orders Ravindra Jain, a deputation official who joined the IMC last month, has also been entrusted responsibility for the education and legal departments in addition to being appointed in-charge of the Central Store.

He will also oversee matters pertaining to employees’ salaries. Purshottam, meanwhile, has been appointed in-charge for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects, as well as the newly constituted IT Cell. He will, however, continue as in-charge of the Colony Cell.

In another shake up, Additional Municipal Commissioner K R Jain has been allotted additional charge of the Accounts Department in addition to his present responsibilities as head of the Revenue and Waterworks Departments.
IMC Secretary J C Galar has additional charge of central workshop in addition to his present charge.

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 23:53 IST