BHOPAL: To put an end to the speculations regarding extension in service to chief secretary Antony de Sa, the state IAS Officers’ Association has distributed invitation cards for his farewell party. The Association is going to organise a party on October 31, Monday to bid farewell to de Sa and the invitations have been sent out to all IAS officers.

Association’s president BP Singh is the leading contender for the post. Sources said de Sa himself wanted to get his farewell party announced so that rumours about his service extension, in media and bureaucracy, could be scotched.

Chief Secretary loses cool

The chief secretary lost his cool when he was asked about his service extension by a journalist during lunch at commissioner-collector conference on Tuesday. He said “There is nothing like this. Some foolish persons are spreading this rumour”.

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