Two suspended in Bihar as new minister does not get proper welcome



Lack of proper welcome to a newly inducted minister in Bihar on Wednesday caused the suspension of two officials of the department concerned.

BJP leader Janak Ram, who was inducted into the Nitish Kumar cabinet on Tuesday, had reached the department of mines and geology as per schedule to take charge.

Thronged by supporters, Ram was left mortified to find there was no director rank official to escort him to his chamber as per tradition as the principal secretary was in a meeting.

When Principal Secretary Harjot Kaur arrived, she expressed regret to the minister for the lapse and offered him a bouquet which Ram gladly accepted.

Replying to queries by journalists later, she said all this took place because of the failure of the honourable ministers' secretary, Rajendra Chauhan and LDC (lower division clerk) Santosh Kumar to inform about the arrival schedule. They have hence been suspended and issued a show-cause. (PTI)


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