Jhajjar: A city magistrate, Bijendra Singh, has been demoted by the Haryana government to his former post of Stenographer-cum-librarian in the office of Director of Prosecution.
He was appointed to the HCS (Executive Branch) on August 1, 2014 during the Hooda government. After joining the new assignment, this was his first posting as a city magistrate in Jhajjar.
As per the government sources, the officer secured a degree from an unrecognized education institute. Although, now the institute has gained recognition however, at the time when Bijendra Singh cleared his exams, the institute was not recognized.
The order issued by DS Dhesi, Chief Secretary, Haryana, in this regard was received by Jhajjar Deputy Commissioner Dr Anshaj Singh through an e-mail wherein he was asked to implement the order with immediate effect.
The order read: The services of Bijender Singh are hereby terminated in terms of rule 23 of the Haryana Civil Service (Executive branch) rules 2008 with immediate effect and he is reverted to his former post of Stenographer-cum-librarian in the office of Director of Prosecution, Haryana. Consequently, he ceases to be on the cadre of the HCS (Executive branch).
Since the issuance of order, Bijendra Singh is on leave. Though the district authorities tried to contact him after receiving the orders, but they were unable to do so.