Tirupati: TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary, Medical and Health, in a significant development. On Wednesday, a GO released by Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney reported that Singhal 's services were withdrawn from Revenue Endowments for posting him as chief secretary of medical and health. It can be noted here that in May of this year, Singhal, who completed three years of service in TTD, the largest and most prestigious Hindu religious institution administering the famous Sri Venkateswara temple, had an extension of one year, but was transferred in just four months.
Since YS Jaganmohan Reddy took over as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, this move has been expressed in rumours. As anticipated, TTD 's present additional EO AV Dharma Reddy was made EO in place of Singhal, who is now moved to the Department of Medical and Health as Principal Secretary. In fact, AV Dharma Reddy was an Indian defence estate services officer brought to AP on deputation. Usually, only senior IAS officers will be issued with such top posts as TTD EO. n addition, the TTD EO post was a highly coveted post overall, considered in terms of significance on par with the AP Chief Secretary post.
Interestingly, the pro-YCP media spread the rumour that Dharma Reddy was an IAS officer senior to Singhal even in order to justify its decision, but Singhal was made EO of TTD by the TDP. It is now complete with the new Jagan regime decision that both TTD Chairman and Executive Officer roles have been granted to the Reddy group. This decision came only a day after the YCP proposed that for all the 56 BC sub-castes, 56 separate welfare corporations should be formed.