The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday issued orders transferring its Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam and posting him as Director-General of the Human Resources Development Institute at Bapatla.
The shunting order was given in the name of GAD Political Secretary Praveen Prakash.
Subrahmanyam was asked to hand over the charge to the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA).
The sudden transfer of and new posting for the Chief Secretary raised many an eyebrow in the administration.
The transfer was the culmination of internal tussles among the IAS officers in Andhra Pradesh, it is learnt. Two days back, a senior IAS officer wrote to the Chief Secretary complaining about the "inappropriate and arrogant" behavior of Praveen Prakash. This letter released to the media created a sensation, and within 48 hours, the Chief Secretary has been transferred.
According to informed sources, Subrahmanyam issued a show-cause notice to Praveen Prakash, GAD Political Secretary in the CMO, questioning how issues were included in the Cabinet agenda directly without his approval, and saying that the action was against AP Business Rules.
He also sought an explanation from Prakash within 15 days.
This caused displeasure to Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who ordered the transfer of Subramanyam.
Another order was issued asking the in-charge Chief Secretary Neerab Kumar Prasad to continue as Chief Secretary.
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