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August 14, 2012

Shattered dreams in Daman

CONTRARY  to expectations, Daman too is subject to political hobnobbing and back-office moves. The case in point is that of the No. 2 in the administrative hierarchy of the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. We are talking about Mohanjit Singh an IAS officer of 1991 AGMU cadre. Since he joined last year, local politicians, Mohan Delkar, ex-MP from Silvasa, Ketan Patel and Vishal Tandel from Daman have been luring him with the promise to make him the Administrator. In turn, he has left no stone unturned to queer the pitch for the present incumbent, Narendra Kumar, IAS officer of 1988 AGMU cadre. These politicians succeeded in getting Narendra Kumar transferred. However, when these gentlemen, namely Delkar, Patel and Tandel, met the Home Minister on July 11 to lobby for Mohanjit Singh as Administrator, the plan came crashing down like a pack of cards. It is believed that the local.........Readmore

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