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Another appointment blunder in Haryana

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sc_chaudhary_former_cs_haryanaAfter the controversial appointments of two members of state information commission and three commissioners of Right to Service Commission, another appointment blunder has surfaced in Haryana.

Former chief secretary S C Chaudhary who retired on July 31 was appointed as chief commissioner of Right to Service Commission without any application and those who had applied were left untouched.

As many as 26 senior officers including Ramender Jakhu,Krishan Mohan( retired IAS officers) and senior retired police officers had applied for the post but Chaudhary’s name was included by the search committee headed by the then additional principal secretary Sarban Singh on July1,2014.

According to the law only those who had applied for the posts were eligible for the recruitment as the posts were duly advertised by the state government in the newspapers.No personal interviews were conducted nor the reasons for rejection were given to the applicants.

Former chief secretary S C Chaudhary accepted that he had not applied for the post of chief commissioner and said that as per the provisions of the act the names were endorsed by the statutory committee and the recommendations made by the search committee are not binding.

“I am not the first who has been appointed on the recommendations of statutory committee .Others were also appointed like that.It is not binding on the  statutory committee to accept the recommendations of search committee,” S C Chaudhary told media persons.

The state government is in trouble on the issue of appointments which according to the opposition BJP and INLD were made hurriedly and violating the laws. State’s new governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has asked the state government to comment on the issues raised by the opposition leaders by way of memorandums.

“We cannot say anything at this stage.The commission appointments are being examined. We will file the reply to the governor soon,” Shakuntla Jakhu said.

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