BHOPAL : It is doubtful if the state government will be able to hold the prestigious Global Investors Summit successfully. The Summit is scheduled to be held in Indore from October 8 to 10 and it is certain that two senior officials of industries department would not be attending the summit.
The transfer of department’s principal secretary Mohd. Suleiman is said to be a certainty. Sources said Suleiman would be transferred from Energy and Industries departments and would be given new assignment.
MP Trade and Investment Facilitation Corporation Ltd. (TRIFAC) and MP State Electronics Development Corporation, managing director, Arun Bhatt, who is looking after the preparations for the Summit is going to retire in the month of September.
Suleiman and Bhatt are the key officials as far as the Summit is concerned and their absence might affect the conduct of the Summit.
Although, commissioner BL Kantarao and secretary Anupam Rajan are also posted in industries department but they both wish to be transferred. Kantarao was posted in the department two months ago and he does not have much knowledge about the Summit.
Sources said several officers in the industries department are not having good rapport with departmental minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia and these officials want their transfer.
Officers who accompanied CM to SA likely to be shifted
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan visited South Africa, Delhi and Mumbai regarding preparation for Global Investors Summit. Most of the officers who accompanied Chauhan during these visits are those who are likely to be transferred.
Principal Secretary Suleiman, TRIFAC MD Arun Bhatt, MP Tourism Development Corporation managing director Raghavendra Singh and Secretary, mining, Ajatshatru Shrivastava went on visits with Chauhan.
Sources said the charges of Shrivastava and Singh may change in the upcoming administrative reshuffle. If it happens then their visits for the conduct of the Summit would have no meaning.