Jammu, September 01: After Chief Secretary of the State has demanded an early retirement, all the top bureaucrats are in a chance to convince the government that they are the right choice for the post, causing agitation among the top officials of the state. Everyone in the bureaucratic circles is making their best possible effort to project themselves as the best available option for the top position of the Chief Secretary of the state.
As per reports in Early Times, there are speculations in the bureaucracy that Government may handover the top charge to the present Principal Secretary Planning, B R Sharma. But there are four senior officers in the row as well. Presently working as Financial Commissioner Industries and Commerce and 1982-batch IAS officer, Khurshid Ganai is said to have met one PDP minister and one BJP minister to convey that his name be considered for the post.
There is a travelling word that B R Sharma’s clean and clear track record could be the reason of his being the first choice for the post . Also, Chief Minister has given enough hints about B R Sharma being his choice for the top post. But the only hitch the government will have to face in appointing B R Sharma is to supersede his seniors