BENGALURU: The state government has transferred K Mathai, a senior KAS officer, from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to his parent department — Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) — pending disciplinary action, on Tuesday.
This is his second transfer in one month. On March 16, he was transferred from the post of Assistant Commissioner (Advertisement) to Deputy Commissioner (Markets) based on a decision taken in the BBMP council meeting.
However, the order issued on Tuesday removing him from the services of BBMP said that the state government took this decision based on communication from the Commissioner.
It reads: “The Commissioner of BBMP, in his letter to the government on April 13, wrote that K Mathai, assistant commissioner, is giving the media statements about the activities at advertisement department without directions from standing committee or from the higher officers... He is trying to tarnish higher officers’ image and because of this the institution is facing embarrassment.”
Mathai said, “I submitted eight reports about the advertisement mafia and in the eighth report, I mentioned senior IAS officers’ involvement and that irked officers. They can take disciplinary action, but there is law and I am also going to fight.”