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Senior IAS Officer Sacked In 'Public Interest'

The Centre is conducting performance review of IAS officers.

19/01/2017 9:40 AM IST | Updated 19/01/2017 10:07 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Senior IAS officer K Narasimha has been sacked in "public interest" by the government for alleged non-performance, in a rare action against personnel belonging to country's top service.

Narasimha is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.

He has been sacked for alleged non-performance and also due to corruption charges against him, official sources said on Wednesday.

The action came after a departmental review of the officer's service allegedly found him unfit for the job, they said.

The Centre is conducting performance review of IAS officers working with central government departments in order to check dead wood. It has also asked state governments to carry out the similar exercise.

Senior IAS officer K Narasimha has been sacked in "public interest" by the government for alleged non-performance, in a rare action against personnel belonging to country's top service.

Narasimha is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.He has been sacked for alleged non-performance and also due to corruption charges against him, official sources said on Wednesday.

The action came after a departmental review of the officer's service allegedly found him unfit for the job, they said. The Centre is conducting performance review of IAS officers working with central government departments in order to check dead wood. It has also asked state governments to carry out the similar exercise.

In a similar action, the home ministry has also sacked two senior IPS officers for alleged non-performance.

Mayank Sheel Chohan, a 1998 batch AGMUT cadre officer, and Raj Kumar Dewangan, a 1992 batch Chhattisgarh cadre officer, have also been given premature retirement under the same service rules, a home ministry official said.

There were allegations against Chohan, a Superintendent of Police (SP) rank officer, of having disproportionate assets. He was also accused of remaining absent from service without authorisation when he was posted in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dewangan, an Inspector General of Police-rank officer, was facing a departmental inquiry in connection with a 1998 case of loot that took place during his tenure as SP in Janjgir- Champa district of Chhattisgarh.

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