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Senior bureaucrat repatriated for seeking IPL passes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has approved premature repatriation of senior bureaucrat on Central deputation for seeking complimentary passes for an IPL match from the and Gopal Gupta has been sent back to his cadre, the railways.

The of the Cabinet, chaired by Narendra Modi, approved the repatriation on Gupta, a 1987 of the (IRSME) and posted as a in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, with "immediate effect with imposition of extended cooling off condition", according to an order issued by

Although the order does not mention any specific reason, a letter, in the possession of IANS, shows the demand for the passes cost Gupta.

In March 2019, Gupta rang up the office of and sought passes for an IPL match scheduled in on March 30. On not hearing from the DDCA, he, on April 3, wrote a letter of complaint to Sharma, expressing his dissatisfaction at the response from Sharma's and personal staff.

In the letter to Sharma, he said: "May I request that your office staff may show courtesy in such matters and give timely feedback even if the response is not affirmative. I think, we must have mutual respect for the positions being held by us."

Gupta also drew Sharma's attention on the laxity of his officials in not communicating a senior bureaucrat's response to him. "I do not know whether this episode and the sequence of events as narrated above has been brought to your notice and whether your assistant had informed you about my call and my request for arrangement of passes," he wrote in the letter.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 20:28 IST