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Is Ashok Gehlot reshuffling the Rajasthan bureaucracy too often?

Prakash Bhandari, Jaipur: Playing his third innings as the Rajasthan chief minister, Ashok Gehlot believes in reshuffling the bureaucracy too often. The CM has transferred 67 IAS officers at 1.35 am on Wednesday. Gehlot loves to take major decisions post-midnight where only his close officials are allowed to be present. Yet with such a large-scale...

Rajasthan facing shortage of IAS officers

The Rajasthan bureaucracy that saw many surprises in recent months is short of IAS officers. Several officials are burdened with work as they are handling more than one department. Notably, Rajasthan is short of at least 50 IAS officers, but the Union home ministry has allocated fewer officers to Rajasthan cadre in the last 15...

Rajasthan: Former chief secretary DB Gupta may become CEC

Rajasthan’s former chief secretary DB Gupta, who was unceremoniously removed from his post by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, is likely to be the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). DB Gupta, who was replaced by Rajeeva Swaroop as the chief secretary, was expected to become the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). He applied for the job after...

Rajasthan: ML Lather appointed as DGP

Acting DGP and a 1987 batch IPS officer, Mohan Lal Lather, will be the new DGP of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made an announcement in this regard late on Tuesday night. ML Lather was chosen as the DGP after the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) approved a panel of three names. Lather, superseded...

CM Gehlot introduces major reshuffle in Rajasthan bureaucracy

Following the appointment of 1989 batch IAS officer Niranjan Arya as the chief secretary, the Rajasthan government on Sunday introduced a major reshuffle in the state’s bureaucracy with the transfer of 21 senior officials. Akhil Arora, who was principal secretary, medical and health, was given the coveted position of finance and excise, a post held...

Rajasthan CM appoints Dalit IAS Niranjan Arya as chief secretary

In a late-night drama, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot stunned the state’s bureaucracy by appointing a Dalit IAS as the new chief secretary. Niranjan Arya, a 1989 batch IAS, who was additional chief secretary (finance) replaced Rajeeva Swaroop. The Rajasthan government had sought three months extension for Rajeeva Swaroop’s, but the same was not approved...