PATNA: In a major administrative reshuffle ahead of the forthcoming Assembly election, the Bihar government on Saturday transferred about 36 IAS and 41 IPS officers.
According to a notification issued by General Administration Department, among the IAS officers mostly district magistrate rank officials and among the IPS officers mostly SP rank officers have been shuffled.
SPs of Saharsa, Madhubani, Khagaria, Gopalganj, Bettiah (West Champaran), Sheikhpura, Katihar, Bagaha (West Champaran), Naugachhia (Bhagalpur), Araria, Kaimur, Supaul, Sheohar, Nalanda, Rohtas, Jamui, Siwan, Arwal, Madhepura, Sheohar, Bhagalpur, Samastipur and Muzaffarpur have been shifted.
Majority of the district level officers were transferred from north Bihar districts where the BJP performed well in the last Lok Sabha polls.
Questioning the motive behind the large scale transfer of the bureaucrats senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said, ”The Nitish Kumar Government is posting district level officers considering the officials’ personal relations and political affiliation with the secular alliance parties.”