Collector Not Allowed To Take Charge In Maharashtra District.
A female IAS officer, recently transferred to the Parbhani district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra as a collector, was unable to join the office when the outgoing collector handed over the position of the post to his deputy at the last minute, an incident that led to accusations. of participation. of leaders of a ruling party who did not want the new officer.
Without naming any leaders, a local BJP MLA said on Monday that the Shiv Sena should take into account the support given to the party by the people of Parbhani as a social organization staged a protest demanding that he hand himself over to the IAS officer. , Achal Goyal. the charge immediately in the public interest.
The Shiv Sena heads the Maha Vikas Aghadi tripartite government in Maharashtra. Parbhani MP belongs to Shiv Sena, while PNC leader Nawab Malik is the district’s watchdog minister.
“Everyone was curious who would succeed Deepak Muglikar, who retired on July 31. We learned that IAS officer Achal Goyal was posted here and news of her appointment was published in the newspapers. Ms) Goyal arrived in Parbhani early. But on July 31, Muglikar was told by the state government to hand over the post to additional collector Rajesh Katkar. This has happened because of some politicians, which is shameful. This shows that the State government claims about the empowerment of women are empty, “Jagrut Nagrik Aghadi told President Madhuri Kshirsagar to reporters.
The Aghadi demanded the intervention of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Department of General Administration, in the matter.
“This incident has damaged Parbhani’s image. We demand that Prime Minister Thackeray intervene and reappoint Achal Goyal as Parbhani collector,” Kshirsagar said.
Local BJP MLA Meghana Bordikar said that some vested political interests never allowed good officers to work in Parbhani.
“Achal Goyal had come to Parbhani with his baby, who is only a few months old, to take over. (Due to this incident) Good officers will not come to Parbhani. We need an officer from IAS so the district can do something. good at development, “she said.
According to Ms. Bordikar, some political leaders were responsible for Ms. Goyal not receiving the position.
“If they didn’t want (Ms.) Goyal, they would have met with their higher authorities before they transferred her to Parbhani. This was done to satisfy the self-interest of some leaders. Parbhani has given Shiv Sena a lot so far. Your leadership must take that into account, “the MLA said.
Ms. Bordikar said that she had spoken with the state finance minister, Balasaheb Thorat.
“I did not participate in the agitation, but BJP leaders joined in Parbhani,” he said.
Ms. Goyal was not available for comment.
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