Hyderabad: No work for bureaucrat taking a hefty pay
Hyderabad: For about 150 days now, a senior officer has been dutifully turning up at the Secretariat but is not being assigned any work. The government pays him a gross salary of about Rs 1.5 lakh, In fact, the officer does not even have a chair to sit of.
The state government promoted and transferred director of treasuries and accounts K. Bheema Reddy five months ago as adviser to the finance department.
After the state bifurcation, the TS government had appointed Mr Bheema Reddy as director of treasuries and accounts on September 2, 2014. He was earlier holding the post on full additional charge.
In January, without being assigned any reason, he was transferred on “administrative grounds” and asked to report to the principal secretary, finance. When he reported for work at the Secretariat, he was told that he had been given a promotion. Mr Bheema Reddy was later asked to look after internal audit but no files were sent to him.
Every working day for the last five months, he has been turning up at the Secretariat and sitting in the office of one of the deputy secretaries as a visitor.
Mr Bheema Reddy has written to finance minister Etela Rajendar requesting that he be allowed to continue as director of treasuries and accounts till his superannuation in May next year.
He said technically he was still director of treasuries and accounts but his salary was being paid in the Secretariat as financial advisor on an adhoc basis.