Raghunath take over row: DC Kullu faces removal


    Ultimately Himachal Pradesh Government removed the Deputy Commissioner Kullu Mr. Hans Raj Chauhan today showing annoyance over delay in take over of Raghunath Shrine. A state communize issued today said that the Deputy Commissioner Kullu Mr. Hans Raj Chauhan, who is IAS officer of 2008 batch to replaced by the 2010 batch IAS officer and Special Secretary Public Works Department Mr. Yunus vice versa forthwith in the public interest today.


    It is worthwhile to mention here that Himachal Pradesh High Court already sought reply form the State on earlier transfer of Mr. Yunus from post of Deputy Commissioner Una as the court took cognizance on media report that the State is soft on the mine mafia and shuffling the daring officers. On July 25, 2016 the state council of minister had decided to take over temple and form a  Trust of Sultanpur, Kullu followed by issuing of notification by DC Kullu on July 26 giving a week notice Mr. Maheshwer Singh to handover all temple properties including movable and immovable.


    The Chief minister announced in a public meeting at Banjar in Kullu recently that former to face removal for inaction on direction of state councils of ministers. Addressing the Congress party public meeting at Banjar in Kullu on September 12, 2016, the Chief minister without naming Mr. Hans Raj Chauhan observed that such officers ought not tobbe remained on the sensitive posts who took a week time to follow the government action.


    Mr. Singh was referring to delay in takeover of Raghunath shrine on behest of DC as now the court stayed the government action following moving in the court by Mr. Maheswher Singh on the notice of take over. The State government also decided to shuffle the Deputy Commissioner Kangra Mr. Ritesh Chauhan who is 2005 IAS officer who would be replaced by the 2010 batch IAS officer Mr. CP. Verma presently serving at Special Secretary Home here. Mr. Chauhan likely to join on central deputation along with Commissioner of Shimla Municipal Corporation Mr. Pankaj Rai as the matter is pending with the State.

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    ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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