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Madurai collector S Nagarajan transferred

Published Jun 5, 2019, 2:09 am IST
Updated Jun 5, 2019, 2:09 am IST
Girija Vaidyanathan
 Girija Vaidyanathan

Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday transferred Madurai District Collector S. Nagarajan, months after he was posted here following an alleged breach at a storage room in which records of the April 18 Lok Sabha elections were kept.

Two additional chief electoral officers have also been transferred and appointed to different posts, according to an order from the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan.

Nagarajan has been posted as director of Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, the order said, adding that the Madurai district revenue officer (DRO) "shall hold full additional charge of the post of Collector," until further orders.

A row had erupted after a woman Tahsildar 'violated' the election code by entering a storage room here where polling records were kept. She was suspended in connection with the incident.     

The then Madurai Collector and Returning Officer (RO) S. Natarajan was transferred and Nagarajan replaced him.

On Tuesday, the government also transferred M. Balaji, and V. Rajaraman, both additional chief electoral officers.

Balaji has been posted as additional secretary, Public Works Department while Rajaraman will be director, Town and Country Planning.

Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Madurai


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