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PM curtails tenure of railway officer over IPL passes

NEW DELHI: The central deputation tenure of senior bureaucrat Gopal Krishan Gupta, who had sought complementary passes for IPL matches from Delhi cricket association, has been curtailed and he has been sent again to his cadre -- railway ministry.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by way of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has authorized untimely repatriation of Gupta with speedy effect, an order issued by way of the team of workers ministry mentioned without bringing up any reason why.

Gupta, a 1987 batch officer of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), is posted as the joint secretary, ministry of latest and renewable energy.

He had in March sought complementary passes of an IPL match from Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma's workplace, in line with an official conversation.

After no longer getting the specified reaction from the DDCA, Gupta wrote a letter to Sharma on April 3, giving the collection of occasions.

Gupta discussed telephonic dialogue between Sharma's executive assistant Sapna Soni and his non-public staff.

"I do not know whether this episode and the sequence of events as narrated above has been brought to your notice and whether your executive assistant had informed you about my call and my request for arrangement of passes," Gupta mentioned in a letter to Sharma.

"May I request that your office staff may show courtesy in such matters and give timely feedback even if the response is not affirmative. I think, we must have mutual respect for the positions being held by us," his letter reads.

It is learnt that the ACC's determination on curtailing Gupta's tenure is taken after the reproduction of this letter used to be shared on a public platform.

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