Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has ordered a probe into an alleged illegal appointment of a retired officer Pradeep Dubey on the post of Principal Secretary Vidhan Sabha since 2009.
In a letter to the Principal Secretary Law, the Governor has directed to hold an impartial inquiry and initiate action against those responsible for the alleged illegal appointment. The Governor has shot off the missive on a complaint by a RTI Activist Nutan Thakur.
Pradeep Dubey had taken VRS on January 19, 2009. But he was allowed to continue on the coveted post against the rules of the UP Vidhan Sabha Services’ Rules by the then BSP government.
When the matter went to the Supreme Court, the then State government took out an advertisement and again appointed Dubey as Principal Secretary despite him being overaged for the post. Since then he was continuing on the post allegedly against the service's rules.
The RTI activist had sought immediate removal of Pradeep Dubey from the coveted post and inquiry and action against those responsible for the illegal appointment for so long.