Lucknow: Irked over being divested of important portfolio, newly appointed Urban Development minister of Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan has instructed the authorities not to send him any files of his former ministry.

He is so angry over this that he even returned some of the letters to the ministry of which he was holding the earlier portfolio.
Angry Azam Khan said that it would not be easy to see these letters if there was so much of indiscipline growing among the officials of the ministry.

According to highly placed sources, the letter had been written to the Principal Secretary on the directives of Azam Khan which mentions about growing indiscipline among the department officials.

While referring to the directives of the minister, Khan’s personal secretary has requested the Principal Secretary that now onwards any letter should not be sent to the Urban Development Ministry seeking his order.

He also instructed the officials that the letters should be returned to the concerned ministry immediately. Interestingly, the letter to this effect has been forwarded to all the officials by the Principal Secretary, Urban Development.

It is being supposed that Azam has taken this stand to exert pressure on Akhilesh government to re-think its move.

He said that if the lower level officials are not following the orders of their seniors, it is natural that they have a sure backing from the top rung. Azam further said that it would not be easy for him to conduct the ministry if his instructions were not followed.

JPN\Bureau


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