Compulsory retirement notice to 1983 batch IAS officer

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New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has served a compulsory retirement notice to senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar.

A 1983 batch UP cadre IAS officer, Rajiv Kumar was earlier convicted by a CBI court in 2012 in the Noida plot allotment scam. Kumar is under suspension since 2016.

Rajiv Kumar (right) with then NOIDA authority CEO Neera Yadav

A CBI court had convicted Kumar in the Noida plot allotment scam during his tenure as Deputy CEO Noida Authority in 1994-95. After he did not get relief from the high court, he was suspended in 2016.

The state government will be sending its recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) in New Delhi on compulsory retirement to the officer if it is not satisfied with his reply. Kumar is to retire on June 3, 2021.

The Yogi Adityanath government has so far taken action including compulsory retirement against over 600 lax or corrupt government employees including officers.

While over 200 officers and employees were given compulsory retirement, over 400 of them were suspended or demoted.

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