18 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Babu upheaval in Karnataka

Babu upheaval in Karnataka

Babus in Karnataka are expecting another high-level reshuffle, after the change in government. AS the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government headed by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy settles in, observers say that the chief minister is very likely to fill crucial positions in the government with babus of his choice. For at least five months, the bureaucracy in Karnataka has been in a state of flux, thanks to a frequent change of guard in the upper echelons of the administration. According to sources, several officers, who were neglected during the Congress regime and have JD(S) leanings, are set to return to key posts. The alleged marginalization of Vokkaliga officers during the previous government is also said to have cost Congress dearly in the state assembly polls but are likely to return into the limelight in the new dispensation. The key position of the chief secretary will fall vacant on June 30 with incumbent K. Ratna Prabha due to retire. In all probability, T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, will be her successor.

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