Modi govt sacks 22 senior tax officers in third corruption crackdown since June

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Modi govt sacks 22 senior tax officers in third corruption crackdown since June

Modi government’s crackdown on corrupt government officials continues as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) compulsorily retires 22 senior bureaucrats on charges of corruption.

In a similar move in June, the Centre had sacked 15 commissioner level officers of the CBIC. According to sources, the ousted officials were charged with corruption, collecting and giving bribes, smuggling and even criminal conspiracy.

A week before that, the government had compulsorily retired 12 senior IRS officials from the Income Tax department over charges of corruption, sexual harassment and disproportionate assets under Rule 56(J) of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules.

The 22 tax officers who have been sacked include KK Uikey, Superintendent Bhopal; SR Parate Superintendent Bhopal;  Kailash Verma, Supdt Bhopal; KC Mandal, Supdt Bhopal; MS Damor, Supdt Bhopal; RS Gogiya, Supdt Bhopal; Kishore Patel, Supdt Bhopal; JC Solanki, Supdt Bhopal; SK Mandal, Supdt Bhopal; Govind Ram Malviya, Supdt Bhopal; AU Chhapargare, Supdt Bhopal; S Asokaraj Supdt Chennai; Deepak M Ganeyan, Supdt Bengaluru; Pramod Kumar, Supdt Delhi; Mukesh Jain, Supdt Jaipur; Navneet Goyal, Supdt Jaipur; Achintya Kumar Pramanicik, Supdt Kolkata; VK Singh, Supdt Meerut; DR Chaturvedi, Supdt Mumbai; D Ashok, Supdt Bengaluru; Leela Mohan Singh, AO Mumbai Customs Zone II; and VP Singh, Supdt Chandigarh.

The CBIC said that the tainted officers have been expelled from the service in public interest.

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