12 se­nior tax of­fi­cials or­dered to re­tire over graft charges

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS -

The Gov­ern­ment has com­pul­so­rily re­tired 12 se­nior of­fi­cials of the In­come Tax De­part­ment over se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Fi­nance Min­istry sources, the list of of­fi­cials in­clude Ram Ku­mar Bhar­gawa (As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner, Luc­know), Alok Ku­mar Mi­tra (Com­mis­sioner, Kochi), San­jay Ku­mar Sri­vas­tava (Com­mis­sioner, Noida), Aru­lappa B (Com­mis­sioner, Kochi), Ajoy Ku­mar Singh (Com­mis­sioner, Kolkata), BB Ra­jen­dra Prasad (Com­mis­sioner, Gu­jarat), Homi Ra­j­vansh (Com­mis­sioner, Tamil Nadu), Swetabh Su­man (Com­mis­sioner-un­der sus­pen­sion, Guwa­hati), An­dasu Ravin­dar (Ad­di­tional Com­mis­sioner, Bhuwanesh­war), Vivek Ba­tra (Ad­di­tional Com­mis­sioner, Tamil Nadu), Ashok Ku­mar Ag­gar­wal (Joint Com­mis­sioner, New Delhi) and Chan­der Sain Bharti (Ad­di­tional Com­mis­sioner, Al­la­habad).

Or­der is­sued

Or­ders is­sued by the Fi­nance Min­istry have quoted clause J of rule 56 of the Fun­da­men­tal Rules and based on that the Pres­i­dent re­tired these of­fi­cials.

The com­pul­sory re­tired of­fi­cials will be paid a sum equiv­a­lent to the amount of pay and al­lowances for a pe­riod of thee months calculated at the same rate at which he/she was sup­posed to be draw­ing them im­me­di­ately be­fore his re­tire­ment.

Such an action is con­sid­ered as penalty and the Gov­ern­ment be­lieves that it will act as de­ter­rent for oth­ers. At present re­tire­ment age is 60 years. Loss of 10 years of ser­vice means loss in terms of the ben­e­fits and perks for that pe­riod and loss of hon­our for whole life.

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