Gorakhpur: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has finalised the appointment of 8 Officers on Special Duty (OSDs). Out of which, 6 of them have worked with him at Gorakhnath temple and at his official residence in Delhi, the rest of the two are BJP workers.
The Chief Minister Office already sent the names to Secretariat Administration Department to appoint them as OSDs. They will get wages equal to Class-1 officers. The first name which was proposed is Raj Bhushan Singh Rawat who is currently Adityanath’s personal assistant, reports Indian Express.
Dharmendra Chaudhary and Krishnaraj Pandey, who looked after Adityanath’s work in Delhi while he was Lok Sabha member, are also on the list. Pandey’s biodata, which has been sent to the government, mentions his address as 19, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, New Delhi — which is also the official address of Adityanath as Member of Parliament.
Another name on the list is Umesh Singh, who is considered close to Adityanath and has been staying with him since he became CM. Singh earlier worked as Adityanath’s personal assistant in Gorakhpur, as per the sources. Himalaya Giri of Maharajganj district, another name and was a staffer on Gorakhnath temple.
The two others whose appointments have been cleared are Abhishek Kaushik of Amroha district and Sanjeev Singh of Lucknow. Both were linked to the ABVP before moving to BJP.