The Maharashtra government has extended senior bureaucrat Bhagwan Sahai’s forced leave for seven more days. Sahai, who holds an additional chief secretary post in the agriculture department, was sent on a 12-day forced leave on August 19 after employees of the department wrote to the chief minister about his ill-behaviour towards subordinates.
A inquiry has also been constituted against Sahai for not allowing his junior joint secretary Rajesh Ghadge to go home early on August 11, despite his son threatening to commit suicide.
Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya, who is conducting the probe against Sahai, on Thursday questioned both Ghadge and Sahai regarding the matter.
He is expected to submit his report to the chief minister soon.