NEW DELHI: Shantanu Basu, a top Accountant and Audit Service officer, has been compulsorily retired from service.
Basu, a 1984 batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service officer, was serving as Principal Accountant General (Accounts and Entitlement) in Assam.
"Basu has been compulsorily retired from service. His orders were issued by Government effective from February 24, 2015. This has been done on the grounds of misconduct," a CAG spokesperson said.
The officer has over four years of service left. A proper inquiry was held before the decision to compulsorily retire Basu was taken, he added.
However, Basu could not be contacted for comments.
The misconduct, the spokesperson said, included financial impropriety and irregularity.