Delhi Assembly Secretary Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara has been repatriated to his parent organisation, Prasar Bharti by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, days after the Assembly Speaker had given the officer a two-year extension.
“Prasana Kumar Suryadevara, Secretary (Legislative Assembly) stands relieved from Government of NCT of Delhi and is repatriated to his parent organisation with effect from August 29 with direction to report to Directorate General, All India Radio,” Deputy Secretary (Services) Mukesh Kumar Sharma said in an order passed with approval of the Lt Governor.
Suryadevara, an officer belonging to Newsreader-cum- Translator (Telugu) cadre, was appointed to the post of Delhi Assembly Secretary in July last year, initially for a period of one year.
When his one-year deputation period ended this July, the Assembly Speaker had requested Prasar Bharti to extend his stay in the post.
However, Prasar Bharti expressed inability to extend Suryadevara’s deputation and asked the Delhi government to repatriate him, saying it was in dire need of experienced professionals.
Suryadevara has served in the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker for five years and that of the Rajya Sabha Chairman for over six years.