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Yogi goes zero tolerance on graft of govt employees: 600 taken off duty,200 given VRS
Uttar Pradesh

Yogi goes zero tolerance on graft of govt employees: 600 taken off duty,200 given VRS

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Lucknow, Jul 3: Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has gone strict on its announcement of zero tolerance on corruption and illegal practices by the government employees as action has been taken against 600 state employees with around 200 given forced retirement.

The action against the erring officials include transfer from their place and suspending their future increment and promotions.

Among the government employees against whom action are being taken are senior government officials including IAS and IPS. But the government has recommended action against these IAS and IPS officers to the Centre, who controls the cadre.

State government spokesperson Srikant Sharma said here on Wednesday it was for the first time that 600 state employees are taken for task for their corrupt practises.

On June 20 last, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered action against the corrupt state employees and asked for their forced retirement.

The CM was also annoyed with the officials for not enforcing the e-office system in the government offices which could have prevented corruption to a large extent.

Meanwhile, the UP government has also decided to forcefully retire corrupt and non-performing police officers who are above the age of 50.

A letter in this regard has been sent to all units of UP police by ADG (establishment) Piyush Anand last month to all the departmental heads, asking for a list of non-performing and corrupt police officers by June 30.

Sources said several districts and departments have already sent the list of the non-performing and corrupt policemen and now the list is being scrutinised at the headquarters level. (UNI)