Yeddyurappa Govt reshuffles bureacracy
In a major bureacratic reshuffle coming ten days after assuming office, the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka on Monday transferred 63 IAS officers.
In a second transfer within a span of few days, C R Chikkamath, Commissioner for Textiles and Director of Handlooms, was moved to the Labour Department as Secretary. Chikkmath, who was the Excise Commissioner till the last month, had been shunted out of the Excise department after the hooch tragedy that claimed more than 130 lives in the state.
Other postings include IM Vittala Murthy, who has been transferred as Secretary, Youth Services Department from Information and Tourism. Tara Ajai Singh, Principal Secretary to Food and Civil Supplies Department, will now be posted as Chairperson Karnataka Land Army.
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- The CJI was candid to admit that persons appointed to a Committee were free to express their views on the subject on which they have been called to consider.
- The BKU said committee will tour US Nagar district to ensure farmers participation with their tractors in Delhi on Republic Day .
- The BJP leader said the Congress is not interested in resolving the issues pertaining to the farmers and Gandhi’s media address a day before the government and the farmers’ meet shows that the party does not want the talks to be successful.
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- Biotic interference in Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary has been significantly reduced, zonation has been done in terms of core and buffer zones and it has a duly notified eco-sensitive zone