THRISSUR: The government has never thought of shifting additional chief secretary Paul Antony, implicated in the relative appointment case, said Industries Minister A C Moideen. Talking to reporters here, Moideen said the letter of Paul seeking a clarification on whether he should continue or not, has not been obtained.
The minister said he is not dissatisfied with the work of Paul Antony in the industries department. He cooperates with the government and the news regarding his removal is totally baseless. One is not found guilty if implicated in a case. A probe is going on. If the vigilance finds him guilty, then action would be taken against him. The government has so far not decided to take action against any official, he added.
There were reports that the chief minister has directed to shift Paul Antony from the industries department. Following that, Paul had given a letter to the chief secretary seeking clarification on government’s stand. However, there is no such letter and if there is any, will react, the minister said.