Published On: Fri, Feb 26th, 2016

Miffed senior Bihar IAS officer offers to quit

Patna: A senior Bihar IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh has offered to resign reportedly miffed over transgression of his seniority due to structural changes in the bureaucratic set-up and growing ‘interference’ from several quarters in the functioning of departments.

IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh

IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh

Rakesh, a 1983 batch IAS officer, met Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh late last evening and offered to resign.

Asked about this, Rakesh, however, told reporters today outside the legislative assembly main gate, “I have offered to resign on personal health ground.”

The IAS officer was seen with the Chief Secretary outside the Assembly and the two left without talking much over the subject.

Asked about the missive, the Chief Secretary merely said the state government would look into the matter.

Rakesh is the Principal Secretary of Panchayati Raj department. He had earlier served as Chief Electoral Officer and recently during Bihar poll he was made the Home Secretary by the Election Commission of India.

Rakesh is due to retire in August 2017.

The officer is reportedly unhappy over bureaucratic changes effected by the state government recently.

Appointment of a junior officer as the Director of the Bihar Vikas Mission, the nodal agency to execute “seven resolves” of the CM in next five year has angered many senior IAS officers in Bihar.

Senior officers of many a department will have to work under the mission which will be looked after by election strategist Prashant Kishor.

PTI

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