Bhubaneswar: Six more officials of the State Government including three Executive Engineers, a Police Inspector, an Additional Civil Supplies Officer (ACSO), and a District Welfare Officer (DWO) were awarded compulsory retirement today.
The officials are facing corruption cases and were considered fit for compulsory retirement. The officials also faced the crisis of efficiency. With this, around 158 officials have been awarded compulsory retirement by the State Government till date.
Saroj Kumar Das, Executive Engineer, Housing & Urban Development department has been issued the order due to lack of sincerity, dedication and commitment to the service. Another Executive Engineer of the department, Dayanidhi Samal has also faced the action for inefficiency and unsatisfactory performance.
Executive Engineer Karunakar Ghadei has been told to take the compulsory retirement as he is facing a corruption case.
Police Inspector Ratnakar Mallik of Angul district has been issued the order for inefficiency, while Additional Civil Supplies Officer (ACSO) of Nuapada district, Ratnakar Sethy, faces the government action for having two corruption cases against him. Vigilance had seized properties worth over Rs 6.5 crore from possession of Sethi following raids. He has been sent to jail.
Similarly, former District Welfare Officer (DWO) of Angul, Charulata Mallik, who was nabbed by Vigilance while accepting bribe, has been awarded compulsory retirement.