Hyderabad, 28 July, 2019: Senior IAS officer and Director General of Telangana State Archives Akunuri Murali has put down his papers on Saturday alleging discrimination and neglect prevailed in service.
The officer, who was distressed over being sidelined for the last couple of years, opted for voluntary retirement when 10 more months of service remained. After submitting his his resignation letter to Chief Secretary SK Joshi, Murali made a whirlwind, stating that several IAS officers were unhappy with their postings. In the past, Murali along with some other IAS officers had raised this issue of discrimination in the service. With this complaint Murali had met the Chief Secretary in the past raising issues of not giving postings on par with the talents of officers belonging to oppressed sections of society.
He had hit the headlines for his comments on ‘beef-eating’ while he was the district collector of Bhupalpally district, after which he was transferred from Bhupalpally. He was staunch critic of State’s prestigious Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. “The money spent on Kaleshwaram could have been used for the development of schools,” he complained then.