Prime Minister Modi’s dream projects did not allow a blemish, nor did they remain in controversies or make headlines. Inside the Varanasi DM transfer cancellation story, Kaushal Raj Sharma is the District Magistrate of PM Modi’s Parliamentary Constituency for 2 years and 8 months.

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VaranasiAn hour agoAuthor: Pushpendra Kumar Tripathi

MTech in Textile Engineering and MA IAS Kaushal Raj Sharma from Public Administration…. Its transfer and cancellation within 24 hours remains a matter of discussion in the bureaucracy as far as Lucknow and Delhi. IAS Kaushal Raj Sharma, 44, is a native of Bhiwani, Haryana.

He is an IAS officer of 2006 batch of UP cadre. Who has been holding the responsibility of the post of 57th collector of Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for more than 2 years and 8 months. In UP, hardly any officer has been the collector of any district for so long. Cool picture collector Kaushal Raj Sharma was transferred on the night of July 28 from the post of DM Varanasi to the post of Commissioner of Prayagraj Division.

The special thing is that Kaushal Raj Sharma has been promoted from the post of DM to Commissioner 6 months ago. Despite this, he still has command of Kashi’s DM position.

The Inside Story of IAS Kaushal Raj Sharma Transfer Cancellation…

Kaushal Raj Sharma had to face CAA-NRC protests as soon as he was posted as Varanasi DM. During this time he acted very intelligently. Varanasi was not allowed to become the center of protests. This photo was taken just then. – File photo

On the night of July 28, the UP government transferred 13 IAS officers, including Kaushal Raj Sharma. Local BJP leaders became active in Varanasi as soon as the transfer list was released on 29 July. He contacted the PMO from Lucknow. He said that civic elections will be held soon. Then there are the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

DM Kaushal Raj Sharma has been associated with all the ongoing projects in Varanasi since the beginning. He has a deep understanding of each project. It will take time for the new officer to come in and understand everything. In this situation, projects that are expected to be completed before 2024. It may be late. It is being said that the PMO took these things seriously. Then a call came from Delhi to Lucknow that DM Varanasi’s transfer order was to be cancelled.

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During the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma's manner of functioning was also appreciated by the IAS Association through a tweet.

During the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma’s manner of functioning was also appreciated by the IAS Association through a tweet.

without spots in a project
Recently the Bundelkhand Expressway was inaugurated, since then the state and the central government are being criticized daily for its construction. Projects worth billions were inaugurated in Varanasi. But serious questions never arose about the build quality. Personally supervise all projects. His image is that he is not slow to take action against offenders.

For this, their applause goes from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Prime Minister’s Office. Projects worth billions of crores are still under construction in Varanasi. They have to be completed before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. So even the Prime Minister’s office does not want to allow them to be shifted from Varanasi.

During the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma lived in the audience throughout the day.  During this time he also took care of the voiceless.  Amidst the silence of the lockdown night, the photo of him giving cookies to the dogs at the Godoulia junction went viral.  - File photo

During the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma lived in the audience throughout the day. During this time he also took care of the voiceless. Amidst the silence of the lockdown night, the photo of him giving cookies to the dogs at the Godoulia junction went viral. – File photo

PM Modi himself spoke about handling Kovid
From the first wave of Corona epidemic till now, Kaushal Raj Sharma remained posted as DM in Varanasi. His Kovid management system was so excellent that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about it across the country.

He implemented the test, trace and treat formula in Varanasi under his direct supervision in such a way that it was successful in preventing the infection. When there was a shortage of oxygen cylinders, the work of equipping government hospitals in Kashi with this facility began.

Along with this, apart from curbing black marketing during the Crown period, he himself used to go and check the no-frills shops to check the shopkeepers’ tendency to charge arbitrary prices. He was also praised by the IAS Association.

In this photo taken during the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma and then SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary are carrying bags in their hands.  Both officers had gone out to check that the shopkeepers were not selling goods at arbitrary rates along with black marketing.  - stock photo

In this photo taken during the Corona period, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma and then SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary are carrying bags in their hands. Both officers had gone out to check that the shopkeepers were not selling goods at arbitrary rates along with black marketing. – stock photo

neither in the controversies nor in the headlines
IAS Kaushal Raj Sharma does not stay in discussions or headlines even while working as the District Magistrate of the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Constituency. He also stays away from controversies. During the CAA-NRC protests, he acted very shrewdly. It was because of his understanding that Banaras could not become the center of protests.

After that, even during the district panchayat and assembly elections, he acted with restraint. Despite the protests of the opposition parties, he did not react. His behavior with subordinate officers and employees is always appreciated.

DM Kaushal Raj Sharma instructing the employees at the office premises.  - stock photo

DM Kaushal Raj Sharma instructing the employees at the office premises. – stock photo

The next Commissioner of Banaras can be made
There is talk that Kaushal Raj Sharma could be appointed as the next commissioner of Varanasi division. In fact, IAS Deepak Agarwal has been posted here for more than 4 years and 4 months in the post of Commissioner, Varanasi. There is a discussion in the administrative corridors that the transfer of IAS Deepak Agarwal is now certain.

In this situation, the next commissioner Kaushal Raj Sharma can be made after him to speed up the development works here. For this reason, his transfer has also been cancelled.

Shortest tenure in Prayagraj

  • IAS Kaushal Raj Sharma is known from the beginning for his long deployment as DM. As a collector, he was first posted to the BSP government on 3 July 2010 in Pilibhit district. It remained published here until March 21, 2012.
  • In the SP government, he was the collector of Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj, Kanpur Nagar and Lucknow.
  • In the BJP government, he is the District Magistrate of Varanasi after Lucknow.
  • Meanwhile, for the shortest time, he was posted to SP Govt as Collector of Prayagraj for just 4 months and 18 days.

He achieved this success while living in Banaras

  • In 2020, he was ranked in the list of top 50 officers in the country by Fame India magazine. He received the epithet dutiful officer.
  • In 2022, he was awarded the PM Excellence Award at the hands of PM Modi for crowning Varanasi across the country in the Pradhan Mantri Svanidhi Yojana.
  • Divisional, district, tehsil, block and village government hospitals were equipped with oxygen bubble facility.

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