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Government Chief Secretary Mohanty gets four months extension


February 28, 2014 - Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh State Chief Secretary PK Mohanty who was appointed as Chief Secretary on May 1, 2013 is to retire from service after superannuation on Friday was granted four months extension by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Union Minister for Personnel V Narayanaswamy forward the file of Mohanty's extension to Prime Minister and the same was communicated to the General Administration Department by evening and was communicated by N Sivasankar, GAD Political secretary of the extension of service on the ground that his services are required at a time when the division of the State is underway. The extension of service of Mohanty received provocation from senior State IAS cadre. The next in the line IYR Krishna Rao dashed off a letter to the State Government and went on ten days protest leave.

Terming the extension as an insult, Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) dashed off a letter of leave to the government. He said that the rules specifically mention that extension can only be considered when the officer is of outstanding merit and when there are no other qualified persons to hold the post. Neither of these conditions is fulfilled in the instant case, he said in his letter addressed to the Chief Secretary. He also pointed out that the apex court had recently passed serious stricture against Mohanty for his role in the Umesh Kumar Vs. Dinesh Reddy case.

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