Vijay Singh gets posting in Centre
THREE DAYS after he was removed as chief secretary, the 1970 batch IAS officer Vijay Singh has got an assignment in New Delhi. He has been made Secretary, Indian System of Medicines.
His appointment has been cleared by the Prime Minister and posting order is expected on Tuesday. Singh must be heaving a huge sigh of relief now that he is returning New Delhi after serving in his parent State as chief secretary for nearly 15 months.
However, for some one who was eyeing Union Home Secreatary’s post, the assignment on offer is remarkably low profile. Any port in the storm, as they say. Singh had joined as Chief Secretary in October 2004. The circumstances that led to his removal in the wake of the ICD affidavit goof up had alerted top brass in the Government of India.
According to highly placed sources , Government of India officials today contacted their colleagues in MP to ascertain level of involvement of Vijay Singh in the scam.
The State Government is learnt to have communicated to the GoI that the former chief secretary was not involved in the ICD case and he had not even signed the file related to the government’s reply in the High Court in the case.
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