Hyderabad: Alleging that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana were involved in a ‘posts-for-cash’ scam, Telugu Desam Party general secretary M Arvind Kumar Goud on Wednesday demanded a ‘white paper’ on the recent reshuffle of government officials across the board in the state.
Mr Arvind Kumar’s allegation, sure to stir many a hornets’ nest, came before media persons at the NTR Trust Bhavan where he said that both Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy and Mr Satyanarayana were ‘selling’ posts in places of their choice to officials in lieu of money.
“Both Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana have opened ‘counters’ to collect ‘mamools’ for giving transfer orders to officials to places of their choice,” Mr Arvind Kumar alleged.
“Besides this, the role of some Ministers in ‘helping’ the officials and bureaucrats to get transferred to places of their choice cannot be ruled out,” the TDP leader further alleged.
He added, “they have not spared any department or any post, right from the level of a peon to an officer of IAS level. They have a fixed rate to give transfer orders, based on the post and to the places of the employees’ choice.”
Mr Arvind Kumar demanded the state government release a `white paper’ on the recent transfer of officials as lakh of rupees changed hands.
“Both the Chief Minister and PCC chief are looting the officials in the name of transfers,” he alleged.
The TDP leader appealed to the government to check illegal transfers. (INN)