UP CM removes Azam Khan's favourite officer in the first go
Lucknow: In the first crackdown on previous government's bureaucracy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday removed SP Singh,the favourite officer of Mohd Azam Khan the heavyweight Minister in Akhilesh regime, and posted Kumar Kamlesh as principal Secretary of Urban Development department.
Kumar Kamlesh's , in fact, was the first IAS transfer by Yogi government and Urban Development was chosen as the first department for the same. S P Singh, the retired IAS officer, was so close to Azam Khan that he was given two extension and was all in all in the department despite having been posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).
Earlier, On Friday, Yogi had given marching orders to another Akhilesh favourite A P Mishra, the Managing Director of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). Mishra was also in control of the power sector because of his closenes to the earlier regime.
According to an official spokesman, Bhavani Singh Khangraut, the Director, Women Welfare has been transferred as Additional Commissioner of MNREGA whil Ram Kewal is posted in his place in addition to his existing charge of Special Secretary, APC Branch.