Discussed VRS with PMO on July 18 Garg

first_imgNew Delhi: Newly-appointed Power Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Friday asserted there is no connection between his transfer from the high profile Finance Ministry and decision to take voluntary retirement, saying he had already discussed the retirement matter with the PM Office on July 18. Garg, who was the senior-most officer in the Finance Ministry, was shifted to the Power Ministry on July 24 as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle by the government. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On July 25, Garg announced that he has applied for voluntary retirement from service, leading to speculation that he was miffed over his transfer from the Finance Ministry. “I joined today from the Ministry of Finance to Power. The proposal that I would take VRS, was discussed with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on July 18. Much before the transfer order. There is no connection with that (VRS),” Garg told reporters after taking the charge of the Power Ministry. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAsked about the reasons for putting in his papers ahead of his superannuation, he said, “I don’t think we should discuss those reasons. Let’s rest that matter as that was discussed and I conveyed my decision much before. So, this move has nothing to do with it.” About reconsidering his early quitting the job, he said, “I don’t think that question is again relevant.” When asked about lowering his stature by transferring to the Power Ministry, he said, “We should not discuss these issues. It is the government’s prerogative to decide..all positions of secretary are equal…”last_img read more