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Lucknow: IAS Parthasarathi Sen Sharma, an IAS officer who was ‘powerful’ in the Akhilesh Yadav government, is about to return to the UP cadre. After Yogi Adityanath’s BJP government came to power in Uttar Pradesh, he left for central deputation on 13 September 2018. At the center he was posted as Joint Secretary in the Department of Fertilizers.
The central government has relieved him after which he has taken a leave. However, he will join the Lok Bhawan in the first week of August. The Center has issued an order to return to the his home cadre -Uttar Pradesh. Sharma, an IAS of 1994 batch, has been counted among the sharp officers of the state. In Akhilesh Yadav’s government, he was secretary to CM. Sharma’s power continued even after the SP government went out of power in 2017 and then the BJP government came. In ‘Yogi Raj’, he was made the Commissioner, Rural Development UP and Commissioner of Noida. After that in 2018 he went for deputation to the central government. Now orders for his return to UP have been issued and in such a situation, it will be interesting to see which bureaucratic chair is given to Sharma.
IAS Leena Johri, wife of IAS Parth Sarthi Sen Sharma, is also posted at the Center as Addl Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Devlopment. Notably, UP bureaucracy has got four 1994 IAS officers posted in the centre on deputation. They are IAS Leena Johri, IAS Amit Kumar Ghosh, IAS Partha Sarathi Sen Sharma and IAS Katru Ram Mohan Rao !!