Mathew relieved from service – The Telegraph

Patna: A. Santhosh Mathew, a 1985 batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, has finally been relieved from service.

A notification issued by the general administration department on Wednesday says that Mathew had been given voluntary retirement under provisions laid down by rule 16 (2) of the All India Services Rules 1958.

Mathew was appointed chairman of the National Council for Technical Education (NCTE), the apex regulator of teacher training institutions, in January 2017.

A key decision Mathew took was to put on hold recognition of new training institutions for 2017-18. Instead, the council decided, the “zero year” will be spent taking stock of the existing institutions and improving their quality.

Mathew returned to his parent cadre from central deputation and was made commissioner of departmental proceedings in the general administration department.

The notification says that Atul Prasad (1987 batch), principal secretary in the social welfare department, has been given additional charge of principal secretary, mines and geology, in the absence of K.K. Pathak (1990 batch).

The government also promoted nine officers of the Bihar Public Service to the rank of additional collector and posted them in Kaimur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Buxar, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Khagaria and Madhepura as deputy development commissioners.

Besides, Patna City, Ara, Jehanabad, Jaynagar, Arwal, Madhubani, Katihar and Navgachhia will get new sub-divisional officers. The government also promoted two BPS officers – Amrendra Kumar and Hashim Khan – to the rank of joint secretary and posted them with Bihar Public Service Commission and Bihar Technical Staff Selection Commission, respectively.

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