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SP Govt. doesn't have stable policy towards bureaucracy: BJP

Updated: Sep 13, 2016 19:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government does not have a stable policy towards bureaucracy and administration.

BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh criticized the Uttar Pradesh Government's move to remove Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal barely two months after he assumed charge.

"Well as far as bureaucracy is concerned, Akhilesh Yadav is inconsistent. He removed the Noida chairman, who is at the rank of Chief Secretary on a very flimsy ground. Now, we see that you make somebody a Chief Secretary and then you remove. Now, if you had to remove someone then why did you at the first place made somebody a Chief Secretary?" Singh told ANI.

"So, it brings the morale of the bureaucracy down. At the same time, it shows that Akhilesh Yadav does not a stable policy towards bureaucracy and administration. So, it shows very poorly on Mr. Akhilesh Yadav," he added.

The Uttar Pradesh Government has appointed Rahul Bhatnagar as the state's new chief secretary. Bhatnagar replaces 1982 batch IAS officer Deepak Singhal.

In a statement issued after his appointment was formalised by the state government, Bhatnagar said, "The chief minister has given me this new responsibility. It will be my endeavour to meet the challenges associated with this responsibility. It will be my endeavour to ensure a good future for the people of Uttar Pradesh; that we have good infrastructure in place to ensure the overall development of the state and that we have a good environment to ensure all works in the state are carried out."

Singhal, who replaced 1978 batch officer Alok Ranjan who retired on June 30 after a three-month extension of service, has been placed on compulsory wait for his next posting as an officer of the state government, media reports said.

When he became the chief secretary, Singhal had superseded at least five other officers senior to him in the civil services, to bag the top job. (ANI)