The Central Government is the competent authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against IAS officers for misconducts while working in the affairs of Government of India. This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha.  The Central Government is also the competent authority in respect of disciplinary proceedings initiated by the State Government where subsequent to inquiry, a major penalty has been proposed. There are 36 disciplinary proceeding against IAS officers (State and Central cases) currently in progress at various stages.

The Central Government also considers proposals for sanction for prosecution against IAS Officers for offences under P.C. Act, 1988, subsequent to completion of investigation and filing of chargesheet. In the past one year 8 cases for prosecution sanction have been granted by the Central Government.

DoPT in exercise of powers conferred under sub-rule 3 of the Rule 16 of the All India Services (Death-cum-retirement Benefits) Rules 1958 has prematurely retired, in public interest, 4 (four) IAS officers since 2014. None of the officers belong to the Jharkhand Cadre.

As per report of the State Government, 3 IAS officers belonging to Jharkhand cadre are currently facing disciplinary proceedings for misconducts while working in the affairs of the State Government.


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