Striking a blow against corruption, the Yogi Adityanath government on Thursday decided to give compulsory retirement to seven Provincial Police Service (PPS) officers for not effectively performing their duties.
The seven officers of the ranks of superintendent of police and assistant commandant of Provincial Police Service cadre, whose age was 50 years or more as on 31-03-2019, were forcibly retired following recommendations of the screening committee. These officials were under the radar of the government for various irregularities in service.
PPS officers Arun Kumar, Assistant Commandant of 15th battalion PAC at Agra, Vinod Kumar Rana, Superintendent of Police at Ayodhya, Narendra Singh Rana, Superintendent of Police at Agra, Ratan Kumar Yadav, Assistant Commandant of 33rd battalion PAC at Jhansi, Tejveer Singh Yadav, Assistant Commandant, 27th battalion PAC at Sitapur, Santosh Kumar Singh, zonal officer at Moradabad, Tanveer Ahmed Khan, Assistant Commandant of 30th battalion PAC at Gonda were given compulsory retirement, according to an official communiqué.
In keeping with its stand of ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against corruption, the Yogi government, in the last two years, has forcibly retired over 200 officials and employees of different departments.
In addition, the government has also punished more than 400 officers and employees by suspending and demoting them.
The state government has taken action against 169 officers of Power department, 51 officials of Home department, 37 of Transport department, 36 of Revenue department, 26 officers Basic education department, 25 officers of Panchayati Raj department, 18 of PWD, 16 Labour department, 16 officials of Institutional Finance department, 16 of Commercial Tax department, 16 of Entertainment Tax department, 15 of Rural Development department and 11 of Forest department.
Action against some more IPS and PPS officers is on the cards and a decision in this regard will be taken by the government very soon.