IAS Officer Got Transferred Who Took His Dog For Walk In Thyagraj Stadium Delhi
The IAS couple that allegedly made it their night routine to stroll their canine at Delhi’s Thyagraj stadium will now discover themselves on the extremities of India. Delhi’s Principal Secretary (Income) Sanjeev Khirwar has been transferred to Ladakh, IAS officer Rinku Dugga who’s married to Khirwar has been posted to Arunachal Pradesh.

Their ‘exile’ from the capital was prompted when it got here to mild that athletes coaching on the multi-discipline sports activities advanced have been compelled to wrap up sooner than typical in order that the couple might use the stadium to take a stroll with their pet canine.

The Indian Categorical, which first reported the story, had reached out to Khirwar who mentioned, “I might by no means ask an athlete to go away the stadium that belongs to them. Even when I go to, I am going after the stadium is meant to shut…We don’t go away him (the pet) on the monitor…when nobody is round we go away him however by no means at the price of any athlete. If it’s one thing objectionable, I’ll cease it.”

The centrally-located Thyagraj stadium is owned by the Authorities of Delhi and was constructed for the 2010 Commonwealth Video games.

When the information made headlines, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal directed that each one stadiums be stored open until 10 PM and the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs transferred the bureaucrats from the capital to India’s boundary areas recognized for his or her tough local weather and terrain, in addition to political sensitivity.

Punishment posting?

Nevertheless, the couple being banished from Delhi to Ladakh within the north and Arunachal Pradesh within the northeast has solely raised one other storm, with politicians in these elements objecting to the so-called punishment posting.

Transfers are sometimes used as a software to show errant officers a lesson, however many imagine the federal government might have set a greater precedent fairly than ship the officers packing to 2 of probably the most delicate elements of the nation.

The opposition leaders are chiding the Centre for treating the northeast like a “dump”. TMC’s Mohua Moitra wrote on Twitter, “Why disgrace Arunachal by transferring errant Delhi bureaucrat there? Why pay lip service to North East & then deal with the world as a dump to your garbage, MHA?”

Authorities officers are sometimes despatched off to places within the hinterlands to reform or “punish” them. Nevertheless, there are fears that the bureaucrats who used authorities facility with such entitlement within the coronary heart of the nationwide capital will behave with equal, if no more, high-handedness in locations like Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, the place there could also be fewer methods to maintain a verify on them – by the media or by authorities.

PDP chief and former minister Naeem Akhtar mentioned in a tweet, “The very fact the snobbish couple have been posted to 2 most delicate areas given Chinese language declare and aggression there, the transfer displays the insensitivity of presidency. If they’ll flaunt their place so openly within the capital, their behaviour might be imperial in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh.”

Whereas a piece of Indians on the web celebrated the transfers, others requested why the picturesque Ladakh and Arunachal have been being seen as “punishment postings”.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah wrote: Why are individuals calling Ladakh a “punishment posting”? For one it’s a wonderful place with very hospitable individuals & some beautiful locations to go to and secondly it’s demoralising for the individuals there to be given the impression that officers solely get despatched as a punishment.”

“And I’m positive the identical applies to Arunachal, though I’ve by no means visited the world,” he added in one other tweet.

Onerous Areas

The couple Khirwar and Dugga are each 1994 batch IAS officers of the AGMUT cadre, and so their switch choices embody all of the union territories of India together with J&Okay and Ladakh, in addition to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, and Manipur.

The areas beneath the AGMUT cadre are divided into two classes — Class A or ‘Common Areas’ which embody Delhi, Chandigarh, Goa, Puducherry, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu; and Class B or ‘Onerous Areas’ (Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, J&Okay, and Ladakh).

An space is categorised as exhausting or common based mostly on topography (accessibility/hospitability of terrain) and sensitivity (insurgency or strife susceptible). By the way, the officers who serve right here get incentives like coaching overseas or elevation to the extent of deputy secretary relying on their service.

Quoting sources within the civil administration, The Print reported in January this 12 months that categorising areas as ‘exhausting’ could increase recruitment to the IAS and IPS in these territories.

Certainly, a posting in exhausting areas means it’ll hold one’s nostril to the grindstone, particularly because the Centre directs higher deal with the event of Ladakh and the northeast, together with Arunachal Pradesh – each areas the place disputed borders have changed into flashpoints with the Chinese language navy.

Nevertheless, how will the officers, apparently accustomed to privilege, carry out, and does the switch set an instance to babus or saddle Ladakh and Arunachal with extra issues – stays to be seen.

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