The Centre’s Narendra Modi government on Tuesday forced 15 more ‘very senior officers of the ranks of Principal Commissioner, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to retire under Rule 56 (j).
This came just days after the finance ministry led by Nirmala Sitharaman ordered the retirement of 12 senior government officers, including a chief commissioner, principal commissioners and commissioner of the Income Tax Department, under Rule 56 of the General Financial Rules (GFRs).
Government of India compulsorily retires 15 very senior officers of the ranks of Principal Commissioner, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, & Deputy Commissioner of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) today, under Rule 56 (j) pic.twitter.com/GumYFZkgRr
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2019
According to ET Now, these officers are Dr Anup Srivastava (Principal Commissioner), Atul Dikshit (Commissioner), Sansar Chand (Commissioner), G Shree Harsha (Commissioner), Vinay Brij Singh (Commissioner), Ashok R Mahida (Additional Commissioner), Virendrakar Agarwal (Additional Commissioner), Amresh Jain (Deputy Commissioner), Nalin Kumar (Joint Commissioner), SS Pabana (Assistant Commissioner), SS Bisht (Assistant Commissioner), Vinod Kr Sanga (Assistant Commissioner), Raju Sekar (Additional Commissioner), Ashok Kumar Aswal (Deputy Commissioner) and Mohammed Altaf (Assistant Commissioner).
Reacting to Sitharaman’s earlier decision, her party colleague and Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy had agreed with a social media user who accused the finance minister of targeting honest officers. Swamy had said that the Enforcement Directorate will be her ‘next target.’