With Raghuwar Das government out to provide ‘transparent government” free from corruption,the question doing the rounds among senior IAS officers in Jharkhand is-Who will hold the top post of Chief Secretary.
Every body who knows Sajal Chakravarty,Chief Secretary,says no body can match him.”‘Transparent government can be provided by Sajalji.I think and I wish,Sajalji will continue to hold the post of CS,said one senior officer.
Another senior officer predicts that Sudhir Prasad,ex Chief Secretary cum ATI’s head,who was removed from the post of CS by Hemant Soren government,will occupy the top post again.”The merit of Sudhir Prasad ji,who works hard and is committed to the cause of governance,is known to every body.He is going to be made CS again”,he said.
Adding further he said that the central BJP leaders were keeping their eyes on this state.”Ïn case,they decide to bring CS from outside the state,Prasad can be used for different important post”,he stated.
Unlike him,a senior officer who was considered close to the CM claimed that NN Pandey is equally a popular IAS officer who had become Additional Chief Secretary.” Pandeyji is the IAS officer who can quicly bring transparent government.He has a very bright future ahead”,he predicted.
Yet another senior officer said the CM Raghuwar Das is planning to promote Raj Bala Verma and make her Chief Secretary.Right now she,belonging to 1983 batch IAS,is Principal Secretary,Road.
”Already,Dasji has ensured that she becomes Additional CS.Once the official file gets approval of the concerned authorities,she is likely to become CS”,he said.