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HC Seeks Response From BJP MP, Yogi Govt Over Transfer of Sweeper

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | ETV @qazifarazahmad

Updated: June 12, 2017, 10:28 PM IST
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HC Seeks Response From BJP MP, Yogi Govt Over Transfer of Sweeper
File photo of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. (PTI)

Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Salempur Ravindra Kushwaha, who had allegedly pressurised Zila Panchayat Officer for a transfer of class IV employee, has been served notice by the Allahabad High Court, seeking a response. The Allahabad High Court has also sought a reply from Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government in this regard.

The court has asked the state government and MP to respond to the petition filed by Sanjay Kumar, who was posted as a class IV employee at Gram Panchayat Chak Prema. This order has been given by Justice Pankaj Naqvi.

Kumar, posted as a sweeper in Gram Panchayat Chak Prema, was transferred last week on May 22, 2017, to Gram Panchayat Ahrauli. In his report, District Panchayat Officer, Balia, has given a unique reason for the transfer of Sanjay Kumar.

He has written that the transfer was done on the complaint of MP Salempur Ravindra Kushwaha over the telephone.

The petitioner has said that he was transferred because of political pressure which was against the new transfer policy implemented by CM Yogi Adityanath in the state.

The new transfer policy was approved by Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet making it clear that those who have been in a district for more than three years and in commissionary for 7 years will be shunted out. Ministers and heads of departments will be allowed only 30 percent transfers.

Also, it was made clear that the Chief Minister’s approval will be required for effecting above 30 percent transfers. Similarly, the department head will be allowed only 20 per cent transfers of Class III and IV employees, and approval will be required from the chief minister if the limit is crossed.

First Published: June 12, 2017, 7:54 PM IST
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