Rajendra Kumar, IAS: Profile, Family and Corruption Charges



Rajendra Kumar is a 1989 batch IAS Officer. He is widely regarded for being an honest officer. People who knows him are unable to digest the fact that an officer of his caliber can be involved in a corruption. However, CBI while arresting him has provided some proofs which are tough to be overlooked. It should also be noted that in a surcharged political environment of Delhi, Rajendra Kumar has become a sort of martyr. A small mistake from his side has led to his downfall.




Profile of Rajendra Kumar


Rajendra Kumar was born and brought up in Bihar. He is a Kayastha by caste. He did schooling from prestigious Netarhat School. In 1980 – 90, this school was the most prestigious institution of Bihar. It went to Jharkhand after division. Netarhat School has given thousands of Engineers and Civil Servants to this country.


After completing schooling, Rajendra appeared in IIT JEE and cracked it. He took admission in IIT – Kharagpur for B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) in 1985. It should be noted that Arvind Kejriwal had also taken admission in IIT – Kharagpur in 1985. Both of them are friends from their school days. Rajendra Kumar was also the first who had wished Kejriwal in his home after spectacular performance of AAP. It should be noted that Rajendra Kumar, though considered a very efficient officer, had worked for AAP during election against the Civil Services Conduct Rules.


After completing B. Tech, Rajendra appeared in UPSC Civil Services Examination and cracked it in his very first attempt. He did that in 1989. In those days, Upper Castes from Bihar used to crack Civil Services easily and the ratio came down only after implementation of Mandal Commission.


Rajendra Kumar worked tirelessly and made a special mark in the history of Indian Civil Service. His work regarding e-Governance is really amazing. Many organizations have noted his work and he was also awarded with PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2008 for his e-Governance projects.



Is Rajendra Kumar Corrupt?


Ashish Joshi, a Civil Servant, was humiliated by Arvind Kejriwal. He was sacked for chewing Gutkha and smoking Cigar. Well, that should not be a ground for sacking someone, if the officer is not doing that in public place. For whatever reasons, Kejriwal humiliated him with the help of Rajendra Kumar.


Ashish decided to do something against them. He worked hard and unearthed this scam. Ashok Kumar, another alumni of Netarhat School, is quite close to Rajendra Kumar. It is said that Ashok Kumar was given contract by Rajendra.






Ashok had resigned from the service of Delhi government in 2009 and started a company with some of his school friends. All of them were close to Rajendra Kumar for obvious reasons.


Only time will tell whether Rajendra Kumar is honest or not, but as of now, it seems he had broken the rule. He should have remembered the advise of Shantanam Committee regarding Corruption.


Transparency International Warning

Arvind Kejriwal had always cited various reports and warning of Transparency International to further his claims of ongoing corruption in various departments and persons. However, after becoming the Chief Minister, he just ignored warning of Transparency International regarding Rajender Kumar. TI had clearly flagged Rajender and had given proof to Kejriwal.


It should also be noted here that both Arvind Kejriwal and Rajendra Kumar had humiliated an old lady – IAS Officer Shakuntala Gamlin.



Further, Rajendra Kumar was secretary of Transport department during the Commonwealth Games. Initially, Arvind Kejriwal used to say that lots of corruption has happened in the Transport department during that phase in buying low floor buses. However, he became silent once Rajendra Kumar came into the picture.


Rajendra Kumar's wife Nandini Sahay is also seems to be in this mud of corruption. Her cousin Pratibha Sahay is a director in one of many companies formed by Ashok Kumar.

2 comments:

  1. Rajendra Kumar graduated from IIT, Kanpur in 1988, and not from IIT, Kharagpur.
    Arvind Kejriwal graduated from IIT, Kharagpur a few years later. They are not college buddies.
    Please check your facts before publishing and drawing baseless inferences. Regards.

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