Yogi Adityanath-led government received enormous praises from citizens across the country for starting a tough crackdown on the uncontrolled corruption among government officials in Uttar Pradesh. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has now asked some 200 of them to retire from the service.
As per the reports, as many as 600 corrupt officials were identified by the government and out of which 400 of them have been excused with warnings.
News agency ANI reported that CM Adityanath reviewed the work of the Secretariat Administration department at Lok Bhawan and directed officials to prepare a final list of corrupt officers and then advised stringent action against them.
PTI also reported that the government has initiated an operation to screen corrupt police officials who will be asked to take mandatory retirement
“The idea is to refurbish the image of the state police. As part of the clean-up efforts, corrupt policemen will be asked to take compulsory retirement,” DGP, OP Singh, told PTI.
“Separate committees have been formed to screen names of IPS, PPS (Provincial Police Services) and other corrupt officials who are to be given compulsory retirement after the report is submitted,” he said.
“Those having serious corruption charges and facing departmental probe for moral turpitude will face action as per the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he added.
PM Narendra Modi, who returned to a second term in office in May urged all the states to work together in a bid to combat socio-economic problems, and make India a $5-trillion economy by the year 2024, which he highlighted that it was a “challenging, but achievable” goal.
CM Yogi government’s actions in Uttar Pradesh follows the footprints of PM Narendra Modi, who recently sent out a message to corrupt government officials.
As per the reports, the government recently sacked 12 top officers from the revenue service, income tax and customs departments under Rule 56 by the Finance Ministry.
The wrongdoers had been facing charges ranging from corruption to disproportionate assets and sexual harassment.
The government had previously axed 15 customs and central excise officers on charges of corruption and bribery.