Govt cracks whip, seeks explanation from protesting IAS officers
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Nitish Kumar government on Thursday, sought explanations from all field officers––especially district magistrates posted outside Patna––who joined the Raj Bhawan march on February 27.
A human chain was formed outside Raj Bhawan by the IAS Officers’ Association to protest against the arrest of Sudhir Kumar, the then chairman of Bihar Staff Selection Commission.
Twenty-eight district magistrates had participated in the human chain. The government also sent a letter to IASOA, asking it to clarify the issues it has raised in its memorandum to the state government.
Chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said the field officers have been asked to explain whether they had informed the competent authority, in this case divisional commissioners, before leaving the district headquarters.
As reported the IASOA had decided not to accept the verbal order of the chief minister.
The IASOA, in its memorandum to the governor, had demanded adequate safeguards for officers to work fairly and fearlessly.