Uproar over a bizarre transfer of a dead official by the Maharashtra government was loudly heard in Parliament on Wednesday. A government official was transferred to another department three years after his demise by the Maharashtra government. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is also in-charge of the Excise Department, signed the order approving the transfer of excise inspector Sandip Maruti Sabale.
The Opposition has demanded a high-level inquiry and strict action over the chief minister’s decision to transfer. In fact it was jut not the transfer but the officer was also promoted after his death. Interestingly, the dead official in the government records continues to be employed with the Excise Department of Maharashtra government.