Chief Secretary L V Subrahmanyam had gone on leave for one month after relieving from the post and handing it over to the chief commissioner of land acquisition. Subrahmanyam sought time to assume his new office as the director general of the AP Human Resources Development Institute.
The sources say that Subrahmanyam was not happy with the government transferring him five months before his retirement and expressed displeasure while relieving from the duty. It is said that he is also trying for Central assignment for the next five months, using his connections with the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership.
Meanwhile, the State government had written to the Centre seeking to cancel the deputation of 1984 batch IAS officer, Nilam Sawhney and send her to the State. She is currently with the ministry of social justice and empowerment. A formal letter was sent to the Central government after Subrahmanyam was relieved and the office of the chief secretary fell vacant. Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy is also understood to have told the senior officials to take up the issue with the Union Cabinet Secretary and get Sawhney relieved from her present duty.
Sawhney met the chief minister on November 4, the day when Subrahmanyam’s transfer orders were issued. She had luncheon meeting with the chief minister, who is understood to have told her his priorities. The chief minister was upset with the way Subrahmanyam was sitting on the files and delaying the orders. The chief minister had to do follow up on getting his decisions converted into a reality.
There are several issues pending with the chief minister, which were already cleared by the chief minister. It is also said that Subrahmanyam was not getting well with the two senior officers, Ajay Kallam, the government advisor and P V Ramesh, the additional chief secretary, both retired. The requests sent by these two former bureaucrats were not being honoured by Subrahmanyam, which is also one of the reasons for Jaganmohan Reddy transferring the chief secretary.