Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

NOC granted IAS officer to join central deputation: UP to SC

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday submitted before the Supreme Court that it had no objection for central deputation of senior IAS officer Vijay Shankar Pandey, who had alleged harassment by the state for joining a campaign to retrieve black money.

Vijay Shankar Pande, Principal Secretary national integration.

Vijay Shankar Pande, Principal Secretary national integration.

The state government’s counsel Monday told the court that the state has granted the no-objection certificate (NOC) enabling Pandey’s deputation outside UP on a request by the Centre.

Pandey’s counsel, had earlier told the bench that the officer was being subjected to harassment because he had dared to expose corruption by participating in a campaign to retrieve black money.

Centre had requested the UP government in February for central deputation of Pandey as Secretary. The UP government sat over this request for the intention was to keep delaying it since Pandey is due to retire next year.

The UP government initiated a departmental inquiry against Pandey for getting involved in the PIL in Supreme Court on black money.

Pandey had moved the Supreme Court against it and court made ruling that any civil servant who exposes corruption by moving a court cannot be proceeded against him.

Pandey, the 1979 batch IAS officer, at present posted in the department of national integration, Pandey was believed to have been close to the previous Mayawati government in UP and was elevated to the post of the additional cabinet secretary.

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