VIDARBHA JANANDOLAN SAMITI
11, Trisaran Society, In front of
URGENT REPRESENTATION 29.05.2009
1) The Hon'ble President of India,
2) The Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra State,
Sub: MALAFIDE & WRONG EXTENSION GIVEN TO CHIEF SECRETARY MR. JOHNY JOSEPH HAS CAUSED GREAT INJUSTICE ON MARATHI ORIGIN SENIOR MOST TOP
IAS OFFICER MR. YESHWANT BHAVE TO GET PROMOTED AS CHIEF SECRETARY : CONGRESS LED
WHERE IS MR. RAJ THAKARE ……? IS THERE ANYBODY TO PROTEST THIS UNLAWFUL ACT OF MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT TO CAUSE GREAT INJUSTICE UPON MARATHI SPEAKING – MAHARASHTRA ORIGIN SENIOR MOST TOP IAS OFFICER MR. YESHWANT BHAVE WHO HAS BEEN DENIED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME CHIEF SECRETARY DUE TO ILLEGAL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXTENSION GIVEN TO MR. JOHNY JOSEPH IN GREAT VIOLATION OF HIGH COURT ORDERS !
REQUEST FOR KIND INTERVENTION IN THE MATTER TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF SENIOR MOST TOP IAS OFFICERS INJUSTICE & INEQUALITY AT THE HANDS OF CONGRESS LED
Vidarbha JanAndolan Samiti, a Committee fighting for Social Justice to Common man and the deprived class of the society including farmers and the tribals in the suicide prone Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra State since last 12 years.
We are submitting this Memorandum in connection with the gross breach & violations of the Order of Hon’ble High Court of Mumbai by the Congress led alliance Government by which a great injustice has been caused upon the Marathi speaking – Maharashtra origin Senior Most Top IAS Officer Shri Yeshwant Bhave, presently on deputation as Secretary to Govt. of India in Ministry of Consumer Affairs under the control of NCP Supremo Mr. Sharad Pawar.
Mr. Bhave’s legitimate opportunity of getting promotion to the post of Chief Secretary of Govt. of Maharashtra has been deprived by the Congress led Alliance Govt. ruling Maharashtra State with their Acts of malafide & favoritism by giving illegal extension to superannuated outgoing Chief Secretary Mr. Johny Joseph who was to be retired on 29.05.2009 upon his completing 60 years of the service.
Suprisingly this all happened when the matter of such extensions and re-appointment to the superannuated / retired official is subjudice in the High Court of Mumbai and Division Bench headed by Justice Mr. Bilal Najaki has recently ordered not to give any Extension or
Re-appointed to the superannuated official under the State Government who are going to be retired on the day of their superannuation / retirement. But, contrary to the undertaking given in the Hon’ble High Court & in gross violation of the order / direction given by the Hon’ble Division Bench, Congress led alliance government has gone one step ahead by giving unlawful extension to Mr. Johny Joseph to continue for another six months as a Chief Secretary of the State ignoring the legitimate claim of equality & time scale promotion to the Marathi speaking – Maharashtra origin Senior Most IAS Officer Mr. Yeshwant Bhave to lead State Administration as its new Chief Secretary.
This unfortunate extension given to Mr. Johny Joseph has axed the opportunity of Mr. Bhave forever because he is going to superannuate in the meanwhile on 16-07-2009, though both Mr. Bhave & Mr. Joseph had joined services of Maharashtra Cadre on the same day on 15-07-1972, but Maharashtra Government continued to favor Kerala born Mr. Joseph to give early promotion to him as a Chief Secretary and again favoring him by granting six months extension. In this way Maharashtra has lost opportunity to have Senior Most popular IAS Official - Mr. Yeshwant Bhave as a Chief Secretary of this Marathi Speaking State, lost to the advantage of Kerala domiciled – born official being favored on the post of Chief Secretary continuously since last one decade.
Perhaps Maharashtra is the only State where the originally Kerala born - domiciled IAS Officer are being lobbing & thus favored successively in selection and continuation as a Chief Secretary to lead State Administration. It is quite evident from the fact that previously
Mr. R.M.Premkumar (1968 IAS batch), was promoted as Chief Secretary in the year 2001 and later on another Kerala man Mr. D.M.Shankaran (1970 IAS batch) was chosen as his successor superseding 03 top IAS Officials – Mr. A.Dasgupta (1969 IAS batch) from Mr. R.K.Zutshi (1969 IAS batch), Ms. Kumud Bansal (1969 IAS batch). The same thing happened when Mr. Johny Joseph (1972 IAS Batch), another Kerala born man was appointed as Chief Secretary on 21.04.2007 again superseding Mrs. Rani Jadhav (1970 IAS batch), Dr. A.K. Dua(1971 IAS batch), Mrs. Charu Sohoni (1971 IAS batch), Mrs. Chitkala Zutshi (1970 IAS batch).
Now it is most certain that Maharashtra has lost a Golden Opportunity to see an efficient Senior Most Top IAS Officer Mr. Yeshwant Bhave as its Chief Secretary, perhaps the opportunity for which all citizen of Maharashtra is waiting since long as Mr. Bhave was very popular on all posting he had right from Collector Yavatmal to Industries Commissioner during his tenure of 30 years long service in the Maharashtra Cadre.
This clearly shows that the GOM which earlier in the year 2007 selected the 3rd Sr. Most persons Shri Johny Joseph by superseding, 4 Top Sr. Most IAS officials out of which 3 are Women IAS Officials and now by giving extension to him, Congress led alliance government again caused upon great injustice Senior Most Top IAS Officers like Mr. Bhave followed by other Women Top IAS Officials on Seniority List - Ms. Chandra Iyengar, Ms. Leena Mehendgale, Ms. Sharwaree Gokhale all are going to superannuated in a days to come. The GOM would have selected Women Sr. Most candidate to the post of Chief Secretary in the year 2007 itself and would have given an opportunity to the Welfare State like Maharashtra to have Firstever Women Chief Secretary but the collusive, malafide and bias approach of the Congress Led Govt. has jeopardized the respect and equality to the Women and they have been subjected great humiliation and grave injustice. Similar situation is also on card when other Women Top IAS Officials on Seniority List - Ms. Chandra Iyengar, Ms. Leena Mehendgale, Ms. Sharwaree Gokhale to follow Mr. Yeshwant Bhave, may loose an opportunity to become Chief Secretary once again due to un-thoughtful, malafide and illegal acts of Congress led alliance government in the State of Maharashtra.
We strongly condemn the decision of Maharashtra Govt. to give illegal extension to Mr. Johny Joseph by ignoring the claim of Senior Most Official Mr. Bhave followed by claim of three top Women IAS Officers. We also condemn the decision of Maharashtra Government to ignore order of Hon’ble High Court in regards to the extension and/or re-appointment of retired personnel.
We solicite your humble intervention in the matter as we all need to fight for equality & such Gender Bias against Women, which has been seen and experienced in the present case.
We feel, it's a classic example of inequality and great injustice. All must protest it.
You are therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and arrange to redress the hardship at the earliest by recalling the decision taken by the Govt. of Maharashtra to give extension to Mr. Johny Joseph as Chief Secretary, superseding the claim of Mr. Yeshwant Bhave, Sr. Most IAS Officials followed by the claim of 3 Women IAS Sr. Most Officials to become Chief Secretary of the State of Maharashtra.
Hence prayed accordingly.
for and on behalf of
President - Vidarbha JanAndolan Samiti,
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