The government has ordered an inquiry by V. Bhaskar, Principal Secretary, Finance, into the date of birth of senior IAS officer L. Premachandra Reddy who is serving the same department as secretary, following an order by Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
Mr. Reddy had joined the service as Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies on November 16, 1978 following his selection by AP Public Service Commission. He was later appointed to Indian Administrative Service with effect from June 5, 1996.
Mr. Reddy had represented to the government that he was born on March 28, 1956 at MLL Hospital Madanapalli in Chittoor district as shown by municipal records but it was erroneously recorded in SSC certificate as June 10, 1954.
He sought the government to make the necessary alterations in the records.
Even as the government was examining the issue, the officer filed a petition before the CAT, Hyderabad, for effecting the change.
The Central Administrative Tribunal, in turn, issued orders giving two options to the government — passing of in favour of the applicant or conducting of an inquiry within our months.
The government has chosen the second option and ordered the inquiry.