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Thottathil Raveendran seeks to revoke corporation secretary Mrunmai Joshi’s transfer

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 3, 2017, 6:25 am IST
Updated May 3, 2017, 6:42 am IST
The decision to transfer her was taken by the cabinet on April 26.
Thottathil Raveendran
 Thottathil Raveendran

Kozhikode: Mayor Thottathil Raveendran has urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan  to revoke the transfer order issued to  corporation secretary Mrunmai Joshi  posting her as Thalassery  sub-collector. The Opposition had alleged that the secretary was transferred because she had taken strong action against the corporation staff who were involved in tampering with the street light contract signed by the civic body with a private firm.

Following the mayor’s demand,   the cabinet meeting on Wednesday may review the transfer issue, it is learnt.  The decision to transfer her was taken by the cabinet  on April 26.  She was appointed as secretary in December last year. The mayor said that he had apprised the  chief minister about the benefits of having an IAS officer in the civic body. “We got the present secretary after repeatedly asking the state government for  an  IAS officer. Though Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi corporations get  IAS officers as secretaries,  Kozhikode did not have one for the last four decades.

 

The officer had brought more professionalism to the service  and  secured a firm grip over the corporation staff,” he said.  “We hope that the cabinet meeting on Wednesday would revoke the transfer order,” he added. Meanwhile,  Ms. Mrunmai Joshi, who hails from Pune,  said that she had  not yet received any official intimation on the transfer. At present, she is attending a training programme in Ahmedabad.

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Location: India, Kerala




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