More Haryana babus prefer to conceal than reveal their assets

There seems to be enough to conceal when it comes to revealing the details of Haryana IAS officers' assets details of the Haryana babus.

Sample this: Only 16 out of the 167 Haryana cadre IAS officers - state has a sanctioned strength of 200 - agreed to provide their property details in response to an RTI query by The Indian Express. Incidentally, none of the senior bureaucrats, and those who enjoy proximity to the current Bhupinder Singh Hooda dispensation, agreed to give details of their properties when asked

Charity does not seem to begin at home in Haryana. Hence neither Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Chaudhery nor any other officer posted in chief minister's office (CMO) office agreed to give details of their assets. No wonder, there are certain officers posted in the CMO who keep talking about "their honesty and being upright". Right from Hooda's principal secretary Chhatar Singh, additional principal secretaries Krishan Kumar Khandelwal and Shivraman Gaur to his deputy principal secretary Ranbir Singh Doon, all names are missing in the list. Director, Public Relations, Anand Mohan Sharan too didn't provide the details of his property. Also, no officer who had or is facing criminal charges or is under trial came forward to share the property details.

The state government asked all the IAS officers for their consent to forward their property details. Those who agreed and provided their property details included Anita Chaudhary, Praveen Kumar Jain, TC Gupta, Avtar Singh, TVSN Prasad, Mahavir Singh, Arun Kumar, V Umashankar, Balbir Singh Malik, CR rana, Rajbir Singh, Ashok Sangwan, CG Rajini Kaanthan, Atul Kumar and DK Behera.

Interestingly, three of them - Deputy Commissioner, Rewari CG Rajinikaanthan, Praveen Kumar Jain and Atul Kumar - wrote 'nil' against their property details.

Among others, Anita Chaudhary is on central deputation and is posted as secretary (land resources) in the Rural Development department. She owns a flat (Rs 24 lakh) and jointly owns (with her spouse) another - presently valued at Rs 1.17 crore - in Gurgaon.

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