Published On: Tue, Sep 22nd, 2015

Another senior IAS officer shunted out from MHA

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Pravir Kumar was today sent back to his cadre Uttar Pradesh within one month of his appointment in Home Ministry.

Pravir Kumar Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer

Pravir Kumar, Secretary in Inter State Council Secretariat in the Home Ministry today sent back to his cadre Uttar Pradesh.

Kumar, a 1982 batch IAS officer, was working as Secretary in Inter State Council Secretariat in the Ministry and had received orders on August 28.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the premature repatriation of Kumar to the cadre, a brief order issued by Personnel Ministry said, without mentioning the reason.

Before being appointed to the post, he was working as Director General of Foreign Trade under Commerce Ministry.

The transfer in Home Ministry has been making news for past one month. On September 1, Additional Secretary Anant Kumar Singh, also from Uttar Pradesh cadre, in the Home Ministry was shifted to Petroleum Ministry as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, only eight months after he had come on a Central deputation.

The government had also replaced L C Goyal by Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary on August 31. Goyal was barely seven months in the office, which has two-year fixed tenure. Interestingly, Mehrishi was appointed to the post on the day he was due to superannuate.

PTI

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