Massive administrative shake-ups in Uttar Pradesh under CM Yogi Adityanath continues as 138 officials, including 50 district magistrates were transferred on Wednesday, according to a report by NDTV. Earlier this month, the Yogi Adityanath government had undertaken a major bureaucratic reshuffle in the state and according to the IE and had transferred 41 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. These officers included the vice-chairman of the Lucknow Development Authority, Satyendra Singh. Before this transfer, 20 IAS officers had been transferred and 8 others had been put on a waitlist by the Yogi Adityanath government.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, just days after his swearing in ceremony had asked for a review of the 4 major projects which had begun during the previous regime of Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav. Earlier on April 21, 2017, the DGP of UP Police Javeed Ahmed had been replaced by Sulkhan Singh, the senior most IPS officer of the 1980 batch of the UP cadre. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had made some major changes in the law and order department and are also known to have effected many other administrative changes at the top level.
When Yogi Adityanath had taken the office of the CM in March, UP police had suspended over 100 policemen. Interestingly this crackdown, according to PTI had come after the directives issued by Javeed Ahmed to identify the “black sheep among policemen.” Earlier in a review meeting last month in Lucknow, Adityanath had said that the police officers needed a change in their style of working and make sure that a sense of security developed in the public. He had said that in order to make Uttar Pradesh a corruption-free state, there was a need to bring transparency in the working style of police officials.