The Finance Ministry’s Revenue department today issued a statement ordering compulsory retirement of 15 of its officials. The retirement has been ordered under Rule 56 (j) of the General Financial Rules of Central Government Services.
The axe has fallen on the senior officers of the rank of Principal Commissioner, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Deputy. Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner etc. Notably, this was the second major crackdown by Narendra Modi government 2.0 within a week on bureaucrats and officials indulging in alleged corruption practices.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (j) of rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules, the President of India has retired 15 Officers of Indian Revenue Service (C&CE) in public interest with immediate effect on completing 50 years of age,” tweeted Ministry of Finance.
All the 15 officers will be paid a sum equivalent to the amount of pay and allowances for a period of three months calculated at the same rate at which they were supposed to be withdrawing then (pay and allowances) immediately before their retirement.