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Puttur’s new AC returns without taking charge; thanks to MLAs

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Mangaluru, Jan 11, 2018:  Bhoobalan, a young IAS officer of the  2015 batch who was appointed the Assistant Commissioner of Puttur last Saturday, however  could not  take charge as his  transfer was  cancelled  even before he could take charge.


Bhoobalan ias ...Sources now reveal that some  elected representatives who did not want a  honest and  upright officer to be posted as Assistant Commissioner here, had  reportedly exerted pressure on the Chief Minister and got  the transfer cancelled.

Bhoobalan was earlier posted  as Assistant Commissioner at Harapanahalli in Davangere. It is believed that Shakuntala Shetty, the MLA of Puttur and Vasanth Bangera,  MLA of Belthangady whose constituencies come under Puttur Revenue sub-division  could not get along with IAS officers. It is also no secret that they do not want M K Prameela, Assistant Commissioner of Mujrai Department who  also holds the additional charge of Puttur Assistant Commissioner, to continue in the same post.

Sources said though Siddaramaiah was ready to have Prameela as Puttur AC, the two MLAs have come even in its way.

Meanwhile,  Bhoobalan has not been assigned any new posting unitl now.

People are left wondering what the Legislators who just have a couple of months left in their tenure,  want to achieve by stalling the transfer of  officials.