TS IPS body slams Revanth's 'unverified' comments about Bihar officials

Revanth had accused Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of retaining officials from Bihar for pecuniary gain. To substantiate his claim, the TPCC chief had said all important departments in the state have IAS and IPS officers from Bihar.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 March 2022 2:52 PM GMT
TS IPS body slams Revanths unverified comments about Bihar officials

Hyderabad: The Telangana IPS Association on Thursday condemned the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A. Revanth Reddy for his remarks about civil servants from Bihar.

Revanth had accused Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of retaining officials from Bihar for pecuniary gain. To substantiate his claim, the TPCC chief had said all important departments in the state have IAS and IPS officers from Bihar. He said that IAS officers special chief secretary Rajat Kumar, municipal administration, and urban development secretary Aravind Kumar, IT department secretary Jayesh Ranjan, PR department secretary Sandeep Kumar Sultania, and DGP in-charge Anjani Kumar are from Bihar.

The TPCC chief alleged that the presence of Bihar IAS officers was causing injustice to the IAS/APS officers from the state. He questioned the Chief Minister whether there were no talented IAS officers from the state to hold important portfolios. He said both the CM and chief secretary Somesh Kumar had introduced the Dharani portal but it had several mistakes and caused disputes, he alleged.

He had also said that M. Mahendar Reddy, the director-general of police, Telangana, has been asked to go on leave.

"The IPS officers' association of Telangana strongly condemns such baseless statements. M. Mahendar Reddy went on medical leave owing to injuries sustained by him at his home. In order to ensure proper healing of the hairline fracture, he was advised to take rest by the doctors and hence he proceeded on medical leave from 18 February to 4 March 2022. He will join duty after due check-up and medical advice," said the IPS Association.

The association also added that the statements regarding Mr. Mahendar Reddy are irresponsible and made without the verification of facts and reports of scientific diagnostic tests. Instead of wishing him good health and speedy recovery, some leaders have needlessly dragged the officer for the sake of publicity, it added.

The statements targeting some officers (Anjani Kumar and other IAS officers) from a particular state reflect biased thinking and lack of knowledge about the Constitution and the provisions of All India Services. The All India Service officers are allotted to a particular state as per the All India Service Rules and are given postings by the respective state governments. The irresponsible statements made against the officers amount to intrusion and interference in the discharge of official duties, the association said.

It condemned such "frivolous statements" and urged political functionaries to refrain from making such comments "without verifying the facts and without knowing about the provisions of the AIS Rules".

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