Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bihar government effects major administrative reshuffle

Patna, March 16 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle, the Bihar government has transferred as many as 67 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials, including 29 district magistrates, official sources said here Sunday. “The decision to transfer 67 IAS officials was taken late Saturday night by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,” a source in the state personnel department said.

The source said that district magistrate of Nalanda, home district of Nitish Kumar, has also been transferred.

The chief minister was reportedly unhappy over the way the district administration handling of the of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to the site of the proposed Nalanda International University. Nitish Kumar accompanied Kalam on that visit to the district.

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