Saturday 20 April 2019
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Govt shifted tainted officials to non-sensitive posts

Shimla: After the strict order from Himachal Pradesh High Court, State government has transferred all officers with “doubtful integrity” from sensitive to non-sensitive posts.

The state government filled an affidavit with a division bench of acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahemad Mir and Justice Kuldip Singh here today, which bench accepted and disposed of a writ petition. In the affidavit acting chief secretary stated that state Govt always try to avoid posting such officers in sensitive posts.

The state government informed the court that 33 officers were shifted to non-sensitive posts, while one was acquitted by the court and eight were exonerated from the charges in departmental proceedings and one retired.

Earlier, the high court had directed the transfer of 43 officers with doubtful integrity as early as possible from the sensitive posts.

Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.