The commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Rohini Sindhuri Dasari, and managing director of the Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation, Roopa D, made accusations against each other.
Munish Moudgil, Roopa’s husband, who previously held the position of Commissioner for Survey Settlement and Land Records, has been transferred to the post of Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.
D Roopa (IPS) vs Rohini Sindhuri (IAS): Two senior bureaucrats spar in public, Karnataka govt warns of action
With the public spat between the two senior women bureaucrats getting murkier, causing huge embarrassment to the government, multiple Ministers had expressed displeasure against their conduct, and had warned action, citing service rule violation.
IPS Vs IAS; Karnataka Govt steps in after Officers ugly spat
The quarrel between Roopa and Rohini Sindhuri Dasari on Monday reached the office of the Chief Secretary Vandita Sharma, with both of them submitting a petition seeking action against each other, and explaining their stance.
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday night said, the Chief Secretary has given direction to both officials verbally and in writing, to abide by All India Services Conduct Rules, and they have agreed to it. “I expect them to follow the rules”, he had said.
(With inputs from PTI)