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Chhattisgarh guv resigns, all NDMA members to follow suit

Chhattisgarh guv resigns, all NDMA members to follow suit
Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt has sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukharjee on Wednesday night. ‘Shekhar Dutt has put in his paper to the president of India,’ said.Aman Singh, the secretary, Public Relations, Chhattisgarh in a one line statement issued to the media. Dutt’s term was to end in January next year.

An IAS officer of 1969 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, Dutt served as defence secretary and the deputy national security adviser under the UPA government before being appointed as Chhattisgarh governor in January 2010. Dutt’s resignation comes amid reports of pressure on UPA appointed governors to resign. However, the exact reason of his resignation could not be confirmed.

It was also the turn of the vice-chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government reportedly asked them to quit their posts. Sources said the government has also asked the chairpersons and members of various commissions like National Commission for Women, SCs and STs and the head of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to resign but there was no confirmation.

Apart from Reddy, the members who have resigned are former Director General of CISF KM Singh, former Civil Aviation Secretary KN Shrivastava, Maj Gen (Retd) J K Bansal, former Director of Bhabha Automic Research Centre B Bhattacharjee and former Special Director of CBI K Salim Ali. ‘I have sent my resignation on Tuesday to pave the way for the Prime Minister to reconstitute the NDMA. Probably the Prime Minister has a view on it. I am hopeful that the reconstitution process will be completed soon,’ said Reddy.

The resignations came after calls were made by union home secretary Anil Goswami to step down in the wake of change of government. They were all appointed by previous UPA government.
The NDMA is headed by the prime minister. The vice-chairman enjoys the rank of a cabinet minister while eight other members enjoy the rank of a Union Minister of State.  The three members who have not resigned so far include former Director General of CRPF J K Sinha, medical expert Muzaffar Ahmed and former Secretary Department of Ocean Development Harsh K Gupta  Sinha said he was away from Delhi and would do the needful once he returns to the capital.

New Delhi: Chhattisgarh governor Shekhar Dutt has sent his resignation to President Pranab Mukharjee on Wednesday night. ‘Shekhar Dutt has put in his paper to the president of India,’ said.Aman Singh, the secretary, Public Relations, Chhattisgarh in a one line statement issued to the media. Dutt’s term was to end in January next year.

An IAS officer of 1969 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, Dutt served as defence secretary and the deputy national security adviser under the UPA government before being appointed as Chhattisgarh governor in January 2010. Dutt’s resignation comes amid reports of pressure on UPA appointed governors to resign. However, the exact reason of his resignation could not be confirmed.

It was also the turn of the vice-chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government reportedly asked them to quit their posts. Sources said the government has also asked the chairpersons and members of various commissions like National Commission for Women, SCs and STs and the head of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to resign but there was no confirmation.

Apart from Reddy, the members who have resigned are former Director General of CISF KM Singh, former Civil Aviation Secretary KN Shrivastava, Maj Gen (Retd) J K Bansal, former Director of Bhabha Automic Research Centre B Bhattacharjee and former Special Director of CBI K Salim Ali. ‘I have sent my resignation on Tuesday to pave the way for the Prime Minister to reconstitute the NDMA. Probably the Prime Minister has a view on it. I am hopeful that the reconstitution process will be completed soon,’ said Reddy.

The resignations came after calls were made by union home secretary Anil Goswami to step down in the wake of change of government. They were all appointed by previous UPA government.
The NDMA is headed by the prime minister. The vice-chairman enjoys the rank of a cabinet minister while eight other members enjoy the rank of a Union Minister of State.  The three members who have not resigned so far include former Director General of CRPF J K Sinha, medical expert Muzaffar Ahmed and former Secretary Department of Ocean Development Harsh K Gupta  Sinha said he was away from Delhi and would do the needful once he returns to the capital.
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