HRD Minister Irani facing HR issue

New Delhi: The HRD Minister Smriti Irani is facing human resources issue as many bureaucrats moving out from her ministry during her regime.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani
HRD Minister Smriti Irani
Binita Thakur, Private Secretary to Irani, who had sought to be relieved from the Ministry, apparently after she developed differences with the minister, was relieved a couple of days ago, sources said.

A 1996-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Thakur was appointed as Private Secretary to the HRD Minister in September last year.

She is slated to be replaced by M Imkongla Jamir, a 2002 Karnataka cadre IAS officer.

The development comes at a time when the Ministry has seen several senior level officers leaving it.

Radha S Chauhan, Joint Secretary, Secondary Education, joined UIDAI a couple of months back much before completing her five-year tenure at the HRD Ministry.

Other officers such as Veena Ish, Jagmohan Raju and Praveen Prakash had sought early transfers from her ministry. While Ish and Raju have been repatriated to their state cadres, Prakash has moved to the Union Urban Development Ministry headed by Venkaiah Naidu.

In April this year, Amarjeet Sinha, Additional Secretary in her Ministry, who had supposedly developed differences with Irani, was transferred to the Rural Development Ministry. Sinha is said have had differences with Irani over the appointment of heads of different institutions.

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