Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party, has claimed that the administration is attempting to protect certain “big fish” engaged in the transfers in the public works and health ministries of Uttar Pradesh.
In a letter sent to the assistant chief secretary, medical and health, on July 4, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, who also holds the responsibility for health, demanded an explanation for the “lapse” in not “completely executing the transfer policy in postings in the current session.”
On Sunday, Mayawati said at a gathering of BSP office-holders from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala that corruption at all levels is to blame for the harassment of the people of Uttar Pradesh.
“They are now observing how the corrupt game of transfer posting, which has become into a business, is being played. The state government was forced to reveal its identity, although there are already measures in place to preserve some of the game’s “big fish,” “She said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath established a committee headed by the chief secretary to look into the transfers in the health department after Pathak’s letter went viral on social media.
Following claims of anomalies and violations of the transfer rules, Adityanath recently ordered the suspension of five Public Works Department (PWD) employees. This came shortly after the expulsion of the officer on special duty for the department’s minister, Jitin Prasada.
Manoj Kumar Gupta, the departmental leader and chief engineer (development), has been suspended. The other representatives are Principal Assistant Sanjay Kumar Chaurasia, Senior Staff Officer Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Administrative Officer Pankaj Dixit, and Chief Engineer (Project and Planning), Rakesh Kumar Saxena.
Against them, a disciplinary investigation has been opened.