BHOPAL : Amidst the furore over the Vyapam scam, conspiracies are being hatched in the state bureaucracy. Attempts are being made to force the ouster of Chief Secretary Anthony De Sa before the end of his term. Cases that may go against De Sa are being collected. At the same time, pressure is being mounted through the RSS for his removal.
Anonymous complaints against De Sa are being made to the CBI, which is investigating the Vyapam scam. The CBI has filed an FIR in the Transport Constable Recruitment Test. De Sa was Additional Chief Secretary, Transport when the controversial recruitments were made. Levelling allegations against De Sa, the Congress had said that Vyapam was asked to conduct the test for recruitment to 198 posts but the number of vacancies was raised to 332, which gave the scamsters a wider playing field. Some bureaucrats are using the Congress’ allegations to indict De Sa.
Some senior bureaucrats are also trying to bring De Sa’s term as Additional Chief Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies under a cloud. The ‘Paddy scam’ is being resurrected for this purpose. Chandrahas Dubey, who was the Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation was then the MD of Madhya Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation. Dubey is known to be close to De Sa. Information is being gathered about paddy scam to put De Sa in the dock.
Efforts are being made to use Hindutva organisations against De Sa. The CS would be retiring in October, 2016 but attempts are being made to get him replaced before that.