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September 10, 2012

Dilli door hain

Vol. 6- Issue 6 - Sept 2012 the way
Dilli door hain
Sunil Arora, a 1980 batch IAS officer from the Rajasthan cadre, is the talk of the town in Raisina Hills these days. If the events of last month are monitored, it appears that he has more enemies than friends. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved Arora’s name as Development Commissioner (Handlooms) under the Ministry of Textiles. Officials and politicians who are the helm of affairs could not digest this and were even surprised about how his name had been proposed for the coveted post. If insiders are to be believed, it was Commerce Minister Anand Sharma who consented to have him as Development Commissioner, Handlooms. Not surprisingly, as Anand Sharma is a Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan. But the following week itself, the ACC cancelled the transfer order. One reason may be that Sunil Arora was close to former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and served as Secretary under Vasundhra Raje Scindia when she was Chief Minister, Rajasthan. Arora comes from a family of bureaucrats, many of whom are in high ranking positions in Haryana and at the Centre.....READMORE

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