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     Raipur, February 04, 2015: The Chhattisgarh state Election Commission today recommended to the state government to remove K C Devasenapathi from the post of Dantewada District Collector.

     After examining the reply of Devasenapathi, the Commission has recommended his removal from the post, Commission sources said.

     In its recommendation to the Chief Secretary, the Commission said it was impossible to hold free, fair and peaceful election till he was the District Collector of Dantewada.

     The Commission has also recommended the name of Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr Saransh Mittar as the next district Collector of Dantewada.

     Earlier, the Commission had asked the District Collector why not he be suspended for his act of indiscipline.

     Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on February 02, issued show cause notices to Devasenapathi accusing him of unauthorised absent from the district headquarters and not taking Panchayat election works seriously, as he had gone to Delhi to receive a prize from the Central government when the Panchayat election was being held.

     The 2007 batch IAS, Devasenapathi had been asked to submit his reply by 4 PM of February 4 and he submitted his reply in time.

     In his reply Devasenapathi claimed he had prior approval of the General Administration Department before proceeding to Delhi.

     After examining his reply the Commission had recommended his removal from the post of District Collector, the sources said.

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