Two IAS officers approach CAT over transfers

Mysuru, Sept 30, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Two IAS officers in Karnataka have approached the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), questioning the state government for transferring them.

B Sharat, who was transferred within 29 days of him taking charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru has approached CAT which heard its plea but has adjourned the matter until October 7.

Sharat told media that he has appealed to the CAT seeking a stay on government order as he had been transferred before completing his tenure.

It is pertinent to mention here that B Sharat who took charge as Deputuy Commissioner, Mysuru on August 29 was transferredon September 28.

Interestingly, another IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri, who has been appointed as new Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru has also approached the CAT with the same plea. She was earlier serving as Deputy Commissioner of Hassan district.

The government has now posted B Sharat as Managing Director of Karnataka Silk Marketing Board, Bengaluru.

The issue of the transfer of B Sharat has stirred a new controversy as Dalit leaders have questioned the move. Leaders of Bhovi community had expressed displeasure over his sudden transfer.

A dalit leader V Shylendra alleged that the sudden transfer of B Sharat shows that Dalit officers will be kept away from Dasra celebration. It also indicates anti-dalit and anti-Kannadiga IAS officer stand of the government.

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