Lucknow: A day after taking oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath on Monday relieved all non-government advisers, chairmen, deputy chairmen and members in corporations, committees, and departments of their charges with effect from Tuesday.
Adityanath had on Monday ordered to "terminate the services of all the non-government advisers, chairmen, deputy chairmen, members in corporations, different committees and department and relieve them", official sources said.
An order was thus issued by state Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, which read: "All principal secretaries, secretaries, and officials have been asked to comply with the directives.”
The previous government, led by Samajwadi Party, had appointed more than 80 such advisers, chairmen/vice chairmen and members, who included party workers and eminent personalities of their fields, in government department/ corporations.
They were enjoying the status of state minister with all the benefits meant for the state minister.
After embarrassing defeat of the Samajwadi Party in the Assembly Elections, many such advisers, including former chief secretary Alok Ranjan, who was adviser to CM, chairman of Urdu Academy, Nawaz Deobani, chairman of Bhasha, Gopal Das Neeraj, chairman of Hindi Sansthan, Uday Pratap Yadav and 20 others had put down their papers. But there were more than 60 others, who were continuing on their posts and enjoying the benefits.
The state government has not yet taken any decision on Chairmen of different commissions including state minority commission, state backward commission, state women commission and others.
(With PTI inputs)