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CM rests hope on corruption tainted GSG Ayyangar: Manik's pet IAS officials leave State for greener pastures
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CM rests hope on corruption tainted GSG Ayyangar: Manik's pet IAS officials leave State for greener pastures
PHOTO : Inset GSG Ayyangar , CM Manik Sarkar. TIWN File Photo

AGARTALA, April 2 (TIWN): CM Manik Sarkar's penchant for corrupt officials have no bounds even after Manik's close aide Bimal Chakraborty went to jail for involvement in multi-crore MGNREGA scam. Troubled by the lack of confidant and pet IAS officers in the state bureaucracy who would have no problem in taking directions under his regime, Tripura Chief Minister is very much hopeful to improve upon the situation by bringing back his blue eyed boy Dr. GSG Ayyangar even before the completion of deputation term of the latter with the Department of Sports Govt. of India.Dr. Ayyangar who is working as the Joint Secretary in the Department of Sports Govt of India for a period upto August 17, 2015 is all set to return to the state soon. According to sources in the secretariat, Dr. Ayyanger was promised of Chief Secretary’s post in 2017.It may be mentioned here that during his last stay in the state, newspaper reports about his involvements in different corruptions were doing the round.During his earlier deputation term on inter-cadre deputation, Dr. Ayyangar, was repatriated to the state over his alleged involved in the timers scandal, which rocked the municipal administration department of Hyderabad.

The alleged corruption took place while Dr. Ayyangar was working as director, personnel and administration, Singareni Collieries Company Limited.  Dr. GSG was in the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad and was reportedly responsible for purchasing the timers used for street lights at an exorbitant price compared to market rates.

An IAS officer of 1987 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre, Dr. GSS was one of the most favoured and confidant officer of Chief Minister Sarkar during his earlier stint in the state.

Dr. Ayyangar had moved to Delhi on deputation in 2009 as Joint Secretary (operations), NATGRID after successfully conducting the Assembly elections in the state.

Initially Dr. Ayyangar has been offered with the post of Principal Secretary of three departments Agriculture, Rural Development and Animal Resource Development departments replacing Dr. VK Bahuguna who has been transferred as DG SIPARD through a notification issued on March 30, 2015.

Sources in the Secretariat says that Dr. Ayyangar was promised the Chief Secretaries post once the t term of YP Singh is over in January 2017.

Hyd Timer scandal in Details in Times of India news :

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/IAS-officer-repatriated-for-timers-scandal/articleshow/172601.cms 

HYDERABAD: The government has repatriated the services of GSG Ayyangar, IAS, who is allegedly involved in the timers scandal, which rocked the municipal administration department. 
Ayyangar, who is from Manipur-Tripura cadre is on inter-cadre deputation to the state and presently working as director, personnel and administration, Singareni Collieries Company Limited. 
Ayyangar was in the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad and was reportedly responsible for purchasing the timers used for street lights at an exhobribitant price compared to market rates. 

Times of India news on Timer Scandal :

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Timer-scandal-Probe-nails-4-IAS-officers/articleshow/189574.cms

Timer scandal: Probe nails 4 IAS officers

HYDERABAD: The Vigilance & Enforcement V&E) probe into the timer scandal has nailed four IAS officers G S G Ayyangar, P Sisodia, Lingaraju Panigrahi and P K Mohanty — and three engineers. 

The probe was initiated after the government ordered an inquiry into the purchase of 7,002 timer devices at an exorbitant price of Rs 8.12 crore by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad.

The V&E has in its report, submitted to the government on Monday, recommended booking criminal cases against Ayyangar recently repatriated to his parent Tripura cadre) and Sisodia (currently Nalgonda collector) under the Prevention of Corruption Act. It has left it to the government to initiate suitable action against Panigrahi now commissioner, small savings) and Mohanty (principal secretary to CM). 

Both Ayyangar and Sisodia worked as additional commissioners, Mohanty was the commissioner and special officer of MCH, while Panigrahi was secretary in the municipal administration department when the scam took place (1999- 2002). 

It was found that both Ayyangar and Sisodia favoured three companies — S R Communications, Siri Communications and Krishna Engineering Works — and placed orders worth Rs 8 crore. All the three companies belonged to C V N Rao and his family and only one person laisioned with the MCH. 
Ayyangar had not brought on record the offer of another firm which promised to supply the devices at a cheaper rate. Sisodia, who replaced Ayyangar, also was accused of not considering a proposal of the competitor. He placed orders worth Rs 4 crore. The two officers changed the notings in the file to eliminate the competing firm. 
 
The Hindu news on GSG Ayyangar scams
www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/names-of-10-ias-officers-disclosed/article1226842.ece
 
Names of 10 IAS officers disclosed
Hyderabad: The State government on Tuesday disclosed names of ten officers from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) against whom Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) recommended action.

N.V. Ramana of the High Court wanted the government to file an affidavit to the effect that there were no more such cases and adjourned the matter.

The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by Shafiquzzaman, also an IAS officer.

The petitioner had earlier approached the department concerned under the Right to Information Act seeking the names of officers against whom the ACB had launched proceeding and how the government had dropped all the action.

Information rejected

When the information was rejected, the petitioner filed an appeal before the Information Commission.

The government had said that it would disclose the information but it was not done.

The present writ petition was filed questioning the non-disclosure of the information.

On an earlier occasion, the government had disclosed the list of six officers.

The officers whose names were disclosed on Tuesday are as follows: Vinod Kumar G. Agarwal, G. Narendranath, S. Bhale Rao, R.S. Goel, Priyadarshi Dash, B. Narasiah, B. Krupanandam, D. Varaprasad, D.R. Garg, and G.S.G. Ayyangar.
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