November 4, 2020 5:08:47 am
In a significant administrative reshuffle, the state authorities has transferred Darjeeling District Justice of the Peace (DM) Ponnambalam S to the land and land reforms division, the place he would be the joint secretary.
Paschim Banga Agri Advertising and marketing Company Managing Director and Public Well being Engineering division Mission Director Shashank Sethi has succeeded him within the northern district.
The notification asserting the reshuffle was issued hours after Ponnabalam met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday, who’s on a month-long go to to the Hills at current. Dhankhar has been crucial of the Mamata Banerjee authorities, and has clashed repeatedly with the state administration over the law-and-order state of affairs within the state.
Although the federal government claimed that it was a routine switch, Darjeeling MP Raju Bista of the BJP criticised the transfer.
“Testifying to the utter mismanagement and arbitrariness of the best way the TMC authorities has run administration within the state, Darjeeling turned the one district in India that has earned the unenviable distinction of seeing 5 District Magistrates transfer out and in in a matter of lower than one-and-a-half years.”
He went on so as to add, “The sport of musical chairs produced by TMC and directed by Hon’ble WB CM Mamata Banerrjee ji began with Joyoshi Dasgupta being moved out on 29 Jun 2019, to get replaced by Sanjay Bansal. Bansal was within the chair for merely two days earlier than being changed by Deepa Priya P. After a brief tenure of simply 11 months, she too was moved out in April 2020. She was changed by Ponnambalam S, who was posted out after a mere six months within the chair, and he has now been changed by Shashank Sethi.”
Bista mentioned it was a well-accepted concept that bureaucrats should have an assured tenure of three years, besides within the rarest of circumstances, to render to most people the companies the structure ensures them.
“An officer should be assured of cheap tenures to have the ability to do justice to the put up he occupies. Each officer wants time to be taught the sphere and scope of his put up, earlier than having the ability to discharge their duties in a befitting method and serve the folks as they’re sworn to. Quick tenures, starting from just a few days to some months will harm the standard of administration past restore,” the MP added.
Other than Ponnambalam S, 11 IAS officers and 21 IPS officers have been transferred. The federal government claimed the executive rejig was affected for these holding a put up for practically for greater than three years, in accordance with Election Fee (EC) norms.
Former Well being Secretary Vivek Kumar was moved to the Division of Setting and given further cost of the West Bengal Valuation Board. Purba Bardhaman DM Vijay Bharti was put answerable for the Birbhum district administration, whereas his predecessor Moumita Godara Basu was positioned answerable for Jalpaiguri district. Abhishek Kumar Tiwary, who was the Jalpaiguri Justice of the Peace, was named the joint secretary of the state increased schooling division. Vibhu Goel was moved from Nadia to Purba Medinipur. He succeeded Partha Ghosh, who moved the opposite manner and took over the Nadia administration.
— With PTI inputs
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