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New Andhra CS digging out old files?

New Andhra CS digging out old files?

Senior IAS officer L V Subrahmanyam, who has been appointed as the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh government by the Election Commission during the interim period till the election process is completed, is said to be asserting his position.

Subrahmanyam, known to be a straightforward officer, replaced Anil Kumar Punetha, who was cherry-picked by Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu last year, ignoring seniority norms.

And when the EC appointed Subrahmanyam as the chief secretary, Naidu fretted and fumed at the EC and questioned his appointment on the ground that he was a covert of the YSR Congress party and a co-accused in the Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s disproportionate assets case.

Naturally, Subrahmanyam was hurt at the allegations hurled against him but remained calm and quiet. But, within a couple of days of assuming charge, he started showing what kind of tough nut he is.

He has refused to attend the meetings called by the chief minister and during the elections, he acted in his own style without bothering about the criticism.

He ordered an inquiry into the allegations of irregularities in the transport of gold belonging to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) from Chennai to Tirupati.

He reportedly called for all the files pertaining to release of funds to various contractors just before the elections for various works, forcing finance secretary M Ravichandra to go on leave.

Subrahmanyam is also understood to have ordered all the other departments, including panchayat raj, municipal administration, energy etc, to furnish the details of their monetary transactions done in the last few weeks.

He is digging out all the old files and GOs to find out whether there were any out-of-turn favours done by the Naidu government.

“He is keeping all the dossiers ready on Naidu for the alleged illegal monetary benefits given to several people. Once the new government takes charge, these dossiers would be used to create troubles for Naidu,” an official source said.

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