Members of the Bihar Administrative Service Association (BASA) have demanded that the state’s senior IAS officer K K Pathak be sacked for allegedly using abusive language against them and the people of Bihar during a meeting, a video clipping of which has gone viral.
An officer-bearer of the Association said they also lodged a complaint against Pathak, an additional chief secretary rank officer, with the police.
#WATCH | Bihar Excise Principal Secretary KK Pathak was caught on camera abusing his junior officers.
(Source: viral video)
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BASA members will wear black badges on Friday as a mark of protest against cancellation of the registration of their association.
“A video of Pathak has gone viral on social media where he can be seen using abusive language against the officers present at a meeting held through video conferencing. Pathak seemed furious against government officers and people of the state,” BASA General Secretary Sunil Kumar Tiwary told reporters.
Pathak is holding the posts of Additional Chief Secretary, Prohibition Excise and Registration department (Excise), and the Director General of Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (BIPARD).
Despite repeated attempts, the 1990-batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre was not available for his comments.
However, the BIPARD in a statement said, “The DG has expressed his regret for using certain objectionable words against BASA officers as shown in the video.” In the viral video, Pathak was seen talking about the traffic woes of Patna, the capital of Bihar.
“Have you ever seen anyone honking on the road when the signal is red? But on Bailey Road in Patna, people keep on honking at the red light. People follow rules in Chennai. I will reprimand the deputy collectors,” KK Pathak is seen speaking in the clipping.Advertisement
Tiwary claimed that Pathak was annoyed with office-bearers of BASA as they had protested against him because of “mismanagement” during a training session organised by BIPARD in November last year in Gaya for the probationer deputy collectors.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
One of the trainees even died there, the BASA general secretary claimed.
“Pathak was miffed with BASA and probationer deputy collectors following the protest and he cancelled the registration of BASA,” he said.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiryChhattisgarh: 5 years after local news anchor went missing, her partner h...Advertisement
BIPARD, however, alleged in the statement that BASA members did not maintain discipline during training and complaints against the new recruits were also lodged with the institute.