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The Governor has directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Justice in the case of Pradeep Dubey to take action in this matter as per law. File photo
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has ordered an inquiry into the posting of Pradeep Dubey, Principal Secretary of the Legislative Assembly. The Governor has given this order on the complaint made by activist Dr. Nutan Thakur regarding working for the post of Principal Secretary, Legislative Assembly even after the retirement of Pradeep Kumar Dubey.
According to the information, in his complaint Nutan had said that Pradeep Dubey took voluntary retirement on 13 January 2009. Soon after, he was appointed to the post of Principal Secretary on 19 January 2009, contrary to the rules of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service Rules.
The matter reached the Supreme Court
In this regard, when the controversy increased and the matter went to the Supreme Court, Pradeep Dubey was again appointed Principal Secretary on 06 March 2012 by taking out an advertisement for recruitment. At that time, his age had exceeded the maximum age for this post.
In fact, even after retiring on 30 April 2019, he is said to be working in the post of Principal Secretary, Legislative Assembly without any legal order or extension of service. Nutan, while conducting an inquiry in this regard, requested him to be removed from this post without delay and also to examine the previous appointments. The Governor’s Secretariat has directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Justice to take action in this matter as per law.
Special Secretary of the Governor issued the order
Special Secretary Badrinath Singh has written that on the basis of the complaint received, I have been ordered by the Governor to inquire against the Principal Secretary of Legislative Assembly Pradeep Kumar Dubey and take appropriate action.