The Urban Development Minister of Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan publicly scolded and abused an IAS officer at a meeting on August 27, 2012. The officer was abused after he sought to explain why two other officers were missing from the meeting of the senior bureaucrats.

Khan was also furious on the Principal Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Urban Development Department for skipping the meeting. When the minister asked why the two were not present for the meeting the Special Secretary said that they were busy in some other work. Over this the minister lost his cool and shouted at the Special secretary. The meeting was then adjourned by Khan , who walked out.