Major reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh, 36 IAS officers transferred

In a significant Indian Bureaucracy News, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday transferred 36 IAS officers including district magistrates after a review of the law and order situation by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.Anil Kumar Gupta, who was shifted from the post of Principal Secretary (Home) on June 2 after the state government came under fire over the Badaun gangrape and murder of two teenage cousin sisters, has got the less important post of Member, UP Revenue Board.
A total of 66 IAS officers were shifted on Saturday. Facing flak over the law and order situation in the state, Yadav referred to the rape incidents in Badaun and Kannauj and said the district administration there should have taken “appropriate steps”. The Chief Minister held a meeting with top officials here and said the kind of work expected from the police and administration was not being done.
Yadav said that it was the duty of divisional and district level officers to keep a close watch on the development works. The Chief Minister assured the meeting that while hardworking and honest officers would be protected, stern action would be taken against lax and corrupt ones. He said the local administration should not let the image of the state or the government be affected.