Madhya Pradesh govt reshuffles 50 IAS officers, amid lockdown and lack of COVID-19 data

Migrant workers deboard from a special train that arrived from Nasik during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Misrod railway station in Bhopal on May 02, 2020. (Photo by Gagan Nayar / AFP)

In a significant managerial reshuffle in the midst of the lockdown, the Madhya Pradesh government, has moved 50 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials, including some extra boss secretaries, head secretaries and a previous boss secretary. This is the principal major bureaucratic rejig by the BJP-drove state government since Shivraj Singh Chouhan became boss clergyman in March this year.

The request comes when reports of almost 89 faculty of the state wellbeing office, including four IAS officials and a couple of specialists, who have been assuming an indispensable job in the battle against COVID-19, have tried coronavirus positive in the state in the most recent month. Aside from them, around 40 cops and their relatives, have likewise been discovered tainted by the dangerous infection.

Rajya Sabha MP and senior legal advisor Vivek Tankha named the advancement of countless wellbeing division representatives testing coronavirus positive as “gross carelessness”.

“Most of people contaminated by coronavirus (in Bhopal) are from the wellbeing division, which is only a result of gross carelessness of the officials of office in following the COVID-19 rules,” he said.

The Madhya Pradesh government has additionally quit sharing its COVID-19 information on the quantity of tests gathered and tried with people in general.

The keep going information was shared on April 26 when the wellbeing office said in its day by day notice that the aggregate number of tests gathered stands at 38,708. Upwards of 8,439 test reports were supposed to be anticipated from research facilities till at that point, says a report by Hindustan Times.

The paper reports in a joint letter to wellbeing secretary and chief general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), general wellbeing specialists Dr Biswaroop Chatterjee, Amulya Nidhi and SR Azad stated, “Madhya Pradesh is trying lesser contrasted with other seriously hit states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Rajasthan.”

According to the request gave on Saturday night, previous boss secretary Gopal Reddy has been posted as administrator of the income board at Gwalior, ICP Keshari as bad habit director of the Narmada Valley Development Authority, Vinod Kumar as extra boss secretary (ACS) of the general organization office and JN Kansotia as ACS of the creature farming division, official sources said.

Additionally, Anupam Rajan is posted as head secretary of the advertising and advanced education divisions.

The administration has evacuated P Narhari as official of the advertising office and supplanted him with Sudam P Khade. Narhari has now been made overseeing executive of the promoting organization and will proceed as magistrate of the urban turn of events and organization office.

Sanjay Shukla is posted as head secretary of the modern arrangement and advancement office, supplanting Rajesh Rajora, who is moved as head secretary of the work division.

Neeraj Mandloi is posted as head secretary of the open works division, supplanting Malay Shrivastava, who is currently posted as head secretary of the general wellbeing building office


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