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Not an IAS the new AYUSH ministry secretary is a RSS man

AYUSH ministry

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha has been appointed as the new special secretary in AYUSH Ministry. His appointment has been made under lateral entry system. Kotecha is an ayurvedic doctor and has been appointed for 3 years.

His first business venture was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, then a BJP general secretary. According to Indian Express Kotecha calls himself an “entrepreneurial Gujarati”.

He also won Padmashri award in 2015. According to his biodata, Kotecha is a trustee in World Ayurveda Foundation an initiative of Vijayan Bharti and he is also a member of the advisory committee of the same organisation which is also the biggest science and technology movement in India’.

Vijayan Bharati is one of the outfits of the RSS.There is a notion of discontent among officials regarding the lateral entry, they have been wondering at the open-ended nature of the order and the almost dual command structure that is in place for now.  and what an IAS cannot do. IAS can do so many things, but as a technocrat, I can do so many things.” Indian Express reported.

Questions about a conflict of interest have been raised as Kotecha’s wife works in an institute run by the ministry. Sitting in his AYUSH office, Kotecha said at the IAS/non-IAS comparison. “I will not do it (answer a question about what he brings to the table that an IAS officer cannot) because I do not support this idea of difference between IAS and non-IAS… It is not the right thing to do… It is a big responsibility. It is not wise to compare what I can do and what an IAS cannot do. IAS can do so many things, but as a technocrat, I can do so many things.” Indian Express reported.

“It is not wise to compare what I can do and what an IAS cannot do. IAS can do so many things, but as a technocrat, I can do so many things”. he added

Wefornews Bureau

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