Sunday, September 22, 2013

Suspension Of Durga Shakti Nagpal Revoked

IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension revoked by Akhilesh government

Vinod Rajput , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 22, 2013

Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday revoked the suspension of 2010 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who was suspended on July 27 after she allegedly got a wall demolished of an under-construction mosque being built on a government land in Greater Noida’s Kadalpur village. 
“Today UP government revoked the suspension of 2010 IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. As of now she is attached with board of revenue. The government is likely to give her fresh appointment in next two days,” told Rajiv Kumar principal secretary (appointment) to Hindustan Times on Sunday evening.
As her suspension has been revoked the disciplinary proceedings initiated against her (inquiry) stands withdrawn. Nagpal was posted as Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in Greater Noida’s Sadar area.
Nagpal met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday for the first time since she was removed from the post of sub-divisional magistrate, Gautam Budhha Nagar, UP on July 27.
At the Saturday meeting, Nagpal, accompanied by her husband IAS officer Abhishek Singh, met the chief minister and spoke to him for 15 minutes.
Durga had been attached with Board of Revenue department, right after facing government ire over the demolition of an under-construction mosque wall.
Under pressure from media and general public for suspension of young IAS officer and later serving her with a chargesheet, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on August 29 had appointed Principal Secretary (home) RM Srivastava as the inquiry officer in Durga’s case and directed him to submit a report within the next 15 days of time.
On August 1, Srivastav along with his team had visited Kadalpur and collected facts relevant to the demolition of under construction mosque wall, and Durga’s conduct to this action.
On the contrary, probe into demolition of mosque wall is not completed.
“I have not completed my probe as yet,” told Srivastava to Hindustan Times on Sunday. Srivastava refused to further divulge any information about probe.

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had said Durga’s suspension was an administrative decision because her actions could have disturbed the communal harmony. However, local intelligence unit (LIU) report had contradicted CM claims of any such possibility of Durga’s act damaging peace in the area. Durga Shakti Nagpal remained unavailable for her comments

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