MP IAS officer MK Singh sacked for bungling in purchases

Central government is coming down tough on nonperforming and corrupt officials of all India Services. In a major development Centre has given compulsory retirement to one IAS (Indian Administrative Service) official of Madhya Pradesh cadre and two from Chhattisgarh.

-Team Absolute|Bhopal

Central government is coming down tough on nonperforming and corrupt officials of all India Services. In a major development Centre has given compulsory retirement to one IAS (Indian Administrative Service) official of Madhya Pradesh cadre and two from Chhattisgarh.

This comes close on the heels of two IPS (Indian Police Service) officials of Chhattisgarh cadre being given compulsory retirement very recently.

The three senior officials who were reportedly sacked on Friday include MK Singh, a 1985 batch officer of MP cadre and Babulal Agarwal (1988) along with Ajay Pal Singh (1986) both of Chhatttisgarh cadre, said official sources.

Officials said that there were charges against IAS officer of MP cadre, MK Singh of alleged bungling of funds in purchases during his tenure in Rajya Shiksha Kendra. Sources said that his file was cleared last month by the state government for taking action against him.

IAS official from Chhattisgarh, Babulal Agrawal came into media limelight after CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) conducted raid at his residence and arrested him in February earlier this year. He was arrested in bribery case for allegedly trying to settle two cases registered against him. He was also jailed in the case. Ajay Pal Singh was given compulsory retirement on the basis of recommendations forwarded by the service review committee.

Earlier this month, two IPS officials of Chhatisgarh cadre including KC Agarwal and AM Juri were sacked for non-performance.

This is not the first instance of sacking of an IAS official in Madhya Pradesh. In 2014, IAS couple Arvind Joshi and Tinu Joshi too were sacked from the service after income tax raids conducted at his residence. About Rs 3 crore, foreign currency and imported liquor were found during the raid. Disproportionate income to the tune of Rs 350 crores to was unearthed during the raids that lead to their suspension and later sacking from the service.

File of Shashi Karnawat is also doing rounds for compulsory retirement from the service. Karnawat had been convicted once and is currently suspended.

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