Elements of surprise: Mohapatra took over from Ms Joshi as Secy, DWS


Vijaylaxmi Joshi IAS

Yesterday it was a trail of surprises for top oerder bureaucracy. Immediately after the VRS of Ms Vijay Laxmi Joshi (IAS:1980:GJ) was accepted yesterday Jugal Kishore Mohapatra (IAS:1979:OR) took over the additional charge of Secretary, Dept of Drinking Water & Sanitation, late in the evening (07 pm, November 21). The murmuring is now centred around the surprise elements and hurry in relieving Ms Joshi.

‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Ms Joshi (IAS:1980:GJ) had no clue at all whether November 21 would prove to be her last day in service in IAS even though she had withdrawn her VRS application in the month of September; the very next month she had applied for VRS.

People in power corridors are curious to find out convincing reasons and inherent meanings and message behind the sudden development with many surprise elements.


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