The state government removed the chairman of Real Estate Regularity Authority (RERA), Anthony de Sa, on Friday.
In the order, former chief secretary de Sa’s date of services was mentioned up to September 25, 2020. His tenure as RERA chairman was shown ended by that date.
In December 2016, when de Sa was appointed as chairman of RERA it was stated that his tenure would be up to 65 years of age or for maximum five years.
The state government reduced the maximum five years limit in this case. De Sa worked as chief secretary with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for about three and a half years.
When the government changed, de Sa became closer to the then chief minister Kamal Nath. At that time, he was even called the unofficial adviser of Nath.
As soon as the BJP took over power in the state and Chouhan became the chief minister, it was reported that the latter was angry with de Sa.
Urban development commissioner Nikunj Shrivastava went to de Sa’s residence to hand over the order of his removal.
According to sources, after the order was issued, de Sa tried to contact Chouhan, but his efforts came to naught.
The sudden removal of de Sa has surprised the state bureaucracy. Nevertheless, the name of the officer who would replace de Sa as chairman of RERA has yet to be decided.
Recently, former chief secretary R Parshuram has also resigned from the post of director general of School of Good Governance. Chouhan was not happy about Parshuram’s style of working.