Modi government’s major crackdown against corruption and misconduct in higher civil services, 12 senior officers in the Income Tax department facing serious corruption charges handed compulsory retirement, first such action involving so many senior officers.
In another surgical strike against corruption & other misdemeanours being committed by those in high offices, the Modi government has compulsorily retired 12 senior Income Tax department officials of ranks of Chief Commissioner, Principal Commissioners & Commissioner of Income Tax Department under rule 56-J.
This gives the power to the government to retire a certain category of government servants ahead of time in public interest. This is the first time such a large number of IRS and other officials have been compulsorily retired in one go.
Compulsorily retired I.T officials includes of: Joint I.T Commissioner (IRS 1985) Ashok Agarwal, Commissioner (Appeal) Noida (IRS 1989) S K Srivastava, (IRS 1985) Home Rajvansh, B B Rajendra Prasad, CIT Ajoy Kumar Singh, CIT B Aruplappa, Alok Kumar Mitra, Chander Saini Bharti, Andasu Ravindar, Vivek Batra, CIT Swetabh Suman and Ram Kumar Bhargava.