The newly-appointed District Magistrate of Noida, Suhas LY, has been directed to take charge of his new post by Monday night. He will be sent to Noida by a state plane.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was on a visit to Noida on Monday to review the arrangements and response to combat the novel Coronavirus disease, has transferred the District Magistrate (DM) Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) BN Singh who has been replaced by 2007 batch IAS officer Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj.
Announcing Singh’s transfer, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary RK Tiwari told reporters as per a PTI report that a departmental inquiry has also been initiated against him.
“District Magistrate BN Singh has been removed and attached to the Board of Revenue. A departmental inquiry has also been initiated against him. The infrastructure and industrial development commissioner has been asked to initiate the probe against him,” Tiwari said.
Suhas LY is an IAS officer of the the 2007 batch from Uttar Pradesh cadre. He belongs to Shivmogga (erstwhile Shimoga) in Karnataka. The Uttar Pradesh government appointed Suhas LY as the District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar on March 3, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Suhas LY served as the District Magistrate in the districts of Maharajganj, Sonbhadra, Hathras, Prayagraj, Jaunpur, and Azamgarh,.
Suhas LY is presently posted as Special Secretary in the planning department in Lucknow.
In a video that is going viral on social media, a furious CM Yogi Adityanath is seen chairing a meeting and chiding the officers (not visible). “Bakwaas bandh karo apna (stop this nonsense). It is because of this nonsense that this is the situation today. Instead of fulfilling your responsibilities you are passing the buck,” a furious CM shouts at the stunned officials.
The Yogi Adityanath government, meanwhile, has directed Alok Tandon, chairman of the Noida Authority, to probe the lapses committed by outgoing DM B.N. Singh in controlling coronavirus in the district.
Alok Tandon will submit his report within three days, after which action is likely to be taken against Singh.
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