KARANATAKA: Around 700 Public Works Department (PWD) officials from engineers to first division assistants – have been transferred overnight on September 29, raising eyebrows. The move apparently rattled Congress ministers, who lined up at the Chief Minister’s Office to take up the issue with Kumaraswamy. The BJP in Karnataka has lashed out at Public Works Department MInister HD Revanna.
The officials transferred include, 10 superintending engineers, 20 executive engineers, 200 assistant executive engineers, 191 assistant engineers and 150 junior assistants. This apart, office superintendents, first and second division assistants have also been transferred.
Bharatiya Janata Party has highlighted the issue of transfers on the other hand the ruling JD(S) has brushed it aside as a “routine” movement. Earlier In July, another 200 engineers mostly of the assistant engineers were transferred within the state.