Bhopal: Administrative reshuffle after one-to-one meet with ministers

BHOPAL: Talks about administrative reshuffle are again being held after one year and four months of BJPís return to power in the state.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is holding one-to-one discussions with the ministers over the issue.

It was because of the ministersí suggestions that the ban on transfers has been lifted. The administrative reshuffle can be done only on the grounds of the ministersí recommendations.

At the one-to-one meetings with the ministers, apart from seeking their suggestion about the transfer of officers of their respective departments, the Chief Minister also wanted their opinion about the shifting of officers in the districts.

Chouhan assured the ministers that their choice would be kept in mind at the time of administrative shakeup.

Minister for Department of Mines, Brajendra Pratap Singh, is not satisfied with the performance of principal secretary Sukhveer Singh.

Similarly, Minister for Commercial Tax Department, Jagdish Devda, is not on good terms with principal secretary Deepali Rastogi.

Ayush Minister, Ramkishore Kanware, complained against principal secretary Caralyn Khongwar.

Tribal Welfare Minister, Meena Singh, is not on good terms with principal secretary Pallavi Jain Govil.

Similarly, Agriculture Minister, Kamal Patel, is not happy with the officers of his department.

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Mahendra Singh Sisodia, has locked horns with principal secretary Umakant Umrao.

Minister for Urban Administration Department, Bhupendra Singh, is not happy with principal secretary Manish Singh and commissioner of town and country planning Ajit Kumar.

In the same way, there are many ministers who are not on good terms with the officers of their respective departments.

In a few districts, some ministers have bitter relations with the collectors and the superintendents of police. Therefore, the government has decided to do an administrative reshuffle keeping in mind the ministersí choice.

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