First head rolls after CM review

The first head rolled Saturday — a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reviewed the performance of various departments and found that the performance of Public Enterprises and Information Technology departments were not up to the mark. More such changes are in the offing, said Trinamool Congress sources.

The joint secretary of the department, A K Singh, has been kept in compulsory waiting, which, in official parlance, stands for punishment.

Secretary, Commerce and Industries, C M Bachwat has been asked to look after the department for the time being.

At Friday's meeting, Mamata had pulled up the public enterprises and IT departments, whose in-charge is Partha Chatterjee, one of the topmost leaders in the Trinamool Congress government.

The Chief Minister had said if anyone failed to deliver, he should make way for others. There are others who can take up the job, she had added.

However, the CM has kept on hold a possible reshuffle in the cabinet. A section of the TMC leaders confided she may be having a second thought in view of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and might not want to disturb the existing arrangements.

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