C K Anil accuses fellow bureaucrats of implicating him, writes to Prez, PM

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Officer on Special Duty in Bihar Staff Selection Commission, C K Anil, who has gone underground ever since his name figured in the question paper leak scandal, has accused bureaucrats reportedly close to chief minister Nitish Kumar of implicating him in the case.

In a letter written to the President of India, the Prime Minister’s Office and to the Union minister of state in the PMO, Jitendra Singh, he sought a CBI inquiry into how the examination papers for the clerical level competitive examination conducted by the BSSC gpt leaked on Jan 29 and Feb 5 this year.

Anil, a 1991 batch IAS officer, alleged he is being victimised at the behest of some bureaucrats and politicians.

Anil alleged that he had exposed the promotion irregularities which surfaced in August last year. Three IAS officers belonging to the 1992 batch––  Chanchal Kumar, Harjot Kaur and Dipak Kumar–– were promoted to the rank of principal secretary in June 2016, he told The Telegraph over phone from an undisclosed location.

Chanchal was posted as principal secretary to the chief minister. He has also been charged by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi with falsely implicating the BSSC chairman, Sudhir Kumar.

 As reported then the Union government turned down the recommendation of the Bihar government and directed it to revert the three newly promoted officers to secretary rank with retrospective effect as they
did not fulfil the requisite criteria, that is, service length of 25 years.

“The state government was caught red-handed while giving promotion to these officers, out of turn, without completion of 25 years service and against IAS Pay Rules 2007,” Anil has said in the letter.

According to Anil, the government brass, including chief minister Nitish Kumar, chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, development commissioner Shishir Sinha and principal secretary, home, Amir Subhani, who was then holding additional charge of principal secretary of general administration department, had to backtrack on the promotions.

“The ulterior motive of the state government can be gauged from the fact that the government failed to rescind its illegal promotion order despite the order of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT),Government of India, and Comptroller and Auditor General ‘s withdrawal of payslip,” he added.

Anil also alleged that the SIT headed by the Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj, who is probing the BSSC scam, was working under the influence of those bureaucrats.

“I have apprehension that the SIT, which had been constituted by the government to probe the BSSC question paper leak, has been directed to create evidence and fix me (Anil) at any cost. The SIT is doing what it has been told," the senior IAS officer has written.

Anil said he had received several threat calls ever since the question leak surfaced. He dismissed the allegation that that he was evading the SIT or was on unauthorised leave.

“I had applied for three months’ medical leave to the chief secretary by registered post from March 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017 because of spinal cord injury,” he added.

Anil also denied that he had put his signature on the leave application of the then BSSC chairman and 1987 batch IAS officer Sudhir Kumar (who was arrested on February 24 this year) as claimed in the investigation conducted by the SIT.

"I have mentioned this aspect in my application forwarded to the chief secretary on March 17 this year," Anil said.


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