Former MHA official is UP principal secretary
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 22:42
Lucknow: Senior IAS officer Sada Kant, who was prematurely repatriated to his home cadre from central deputation following allegations of corruption, was on Tuesday posted as principal secretary of social welfare department by the Uttar Pradesh government.

"Sada Kant, who was on the waiting list, has been posted as principal secretary of social welfare, women welfare, child development and nutrition department in place of Balwinder Kumar. Kumar has been transferred as chairman and CEO Noida," an official spokesman said here.

Kant, a 1983 batch IAS officer, was serving the MHA as Joint Secretary (Border Management) when he was sent back to the parent cadre before completion of his five year central deputation after CBI sought sanction for his questioning.

The probe agency had accused Kant of favouring a private construction firm in a project that was undertaken by National Project Construction Corporation.

The IAS officer was repatriated on May 20.

"The MHA gave the sanction to the CBI for questioning the joint secretary while sending him back to his parent cadre," a government source said.

Kant has been in central deputation since 2007 and supposed to complete the term in 2012. Since his return from the central deputation, the IAS officer was on the waiting list.


First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 22:42

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