Days after two IPS officers of Chhattisgarh cadre were given premature retirement over non-performance, the Centre has sacked three IAS officers for alleged non-performance, DNA reports. The report says that MK Singh, a 1985 batch officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre was sacked on the charges of inefficiency and graft. Along with Singh, 1986 batch officer Ajay Pal Singh and 1988 batch officer Babu Lal Agarwal, both officers of the Chhattisgarh cadre, were also sacked on same charges.
Earlier, two IPS officers in Chhattisgarh were sacked from the service by the government for alleged non-performance, PTI had reported. AM Juri, who belonged to the 2000-batch of the Indian Police Service, and K C Agrawal, who joined the IPS in 2002, were removed after state government recommended that they were found to be “dead wood”, an official said. The order removing these IPS officers was issued by the home ministry, after an approval of the Appointments Committee of Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The official added that the performance of both the DIG-rank officers was reviewed after completion of their 15 years of service, both of them were found unfit to continue in the service.
In another related matter, Government on Thursday told Parliament that as many as 379 IAS officers have not filed their immovable property returns (IPRs) for the year 2016, PTI reported. “Out of 5,004 officers as per civil list 2017, as on date, 379 IAS officers have not filed their IPRs for the year 2016. Of these, 38 officers have retired till date and two have expired,” Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.