Finance Ministry forced 12 officials to retire

New Delhi | President Ram Nath Kovind has forced 12 of its senior Finance Ministry officials to retire.

According to a report in The Hindu, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (j) of rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules, the President of India has retired 12 Officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) in public interest with immediate effect from the afternoon of June 11, 2019 on completing 50 years of age,” the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

All of these 12 officials will be paid equal to the pay or allowances of three months.

Unidentified officials in the Ministry of Finance said the complaints against the 12 officials include corruption, extortion, thwarting the promotion of colleagues, sexual harassment and acquisition of movable and immovable assets that were not disclosed to the proper authorities.

Some officials were simply inefficient at their jobs.

Clause (J) of rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules The President has the absolute right to retire any public servant by giving him notice and pay of not less than three months.

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