New Delhi, Oct 29: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal has been transferred from Serious Fraud Investigation Office to her parent cadre Central Board for Direct Taxes. She has to join her parent cadre by Tuesday.
The transfer entails possibility of Kejriwal's wife,an IRS officer, being transferred to anywhere in India, and in that case, she may lose her government accomodation in Koshambi near Ghaziabad.
A senior CBDT official said on condition of anonymity that normally an officer in IRS manages to stay in NCR for a longer duration by working as OSD in Commissioner's offices, but in Sunita's case this appears to be difficult, because of her husband's association with Team Anna.
The CBDT official however said that the department was within its rights to transfer its officials and there was nothing irregular about it.
Sunita Kejriwal had applied for one year ‘child care leave'. Instead she was abruptly ordered to return to her parent cadre.
The situation was different a few months ago, when the Department of Company Affairs had written to CBDT to let Sunita stay in SFIO for at least a year because of paucity of IRS officers.
Meanwhile, the deadline for Arvind Kejriwal to pay Rs 9.5 lakhs to the Income Tax department is expiring on Tuesday (Nov 1).