NEW DELHI: The government has removed two IPS officers from service in Chhattisgarh for alleged non-performance. Officials said the action was initiated on the recommendation of the state government.
The officers — A M Juri, who belonged to the 2000-batch of the Indian Police Service, and K C Agrawal, who joined the IPS in 2002 — were removed due to non-performance. The performance of both the DIG-rank officers was reviewed after completion of their 15 years of service in the IPS and both of them were found unfit to continue.
According to officials, the performance review of IPS officers was conducted to weed out deadwood.
“Performance review of an all-India service officer is conducted twice — first after the completion of 15 years of qualifying service, and then after 25 years,” said an official of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The order removing them was issued by the Home Ministry on Saturday, after approval by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Juri, who joined the Chhattisgarh police service in 1983, was promoted to the IPS in 2000, while Agrawal joined the state police service in 1985 and was promoted to IPS in 2002. Officials said they were removed as per the All India Services Rules-1958 in public interest after an extensive review of the service performance.
According to the service rules, the Central Government may, in consultation with the state government concerned, require a member of the service to retire in public interest, after giving at least a three-month notice in writing or as many months pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.