Former MHA official is UP principal secretary

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


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

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