On Wednesday, the Haryana Government transferred nineteen IAS officers, including the state’s senior bureaucrat, Pradeep Kasni, who witnessed a record amount of sixty-eight transfers throughout his thirty-three years of service in Haryana state.
Interestingly, thirteen of the transfers took place under the present BJP party government within the span of the last two-and-a-half years.
Mr. Kasni’s latest transfer resulted in a new position as the Chief Executive of Haryana Khadi and Village Industries Board, in Garima Mittal. He has went as a director for the Elementary Education and Additional Secretary, School Education Department relieving S.S.Phulia of the said charge.
The 1997-batch IAS officer faced as much as three transfers within a period of one month during September 2016. IAS Kasni had joined the state civil service in 1984.
Even though Mr. Kasni’s newest post bares a lot of responsibilities, some of his previous transfers had resulted in less challenging roles. The frequent transfers have made us question the working structure of the BJP, which ironically claims transparency and a corruption-free government.
For example: Mr. Kasni was removed from his post as the Gurgaon Divisional Commissioner in September 2016, within only a month, just after he had exposed a nexus between the revenue officials and the builders; the state government coins these exaggerated events as “routines.”
Aside from IAS officer Ashok Khemka, Mr. Kasni has become the most transferred bureaucrat of Haryana.
The Logical Indian wishes Mr. Kasni the best of luck and sheer success on his latest journey pinned to his current post. We question the clarity of the BJP, however, due to the frequent transfers, and fail to see how this exemplifies the so-called morals of transparency and honesty.