NEW DELHI: After performing in opposition to errant earnings tax officers, the government on Tuesday compulsorily retired as many as 15 senior customs and central excise officials, including one of many ranks of predominant commissioner, on costs of corruption and bribery.
Invoking rule 56(j) of the Basic Recommendations, the government has acted in opposition to Central Board of Oblique Taxes and Customs (CBIC) officers starting from the ranks of predominant commissioner to assistant commissioner, about a of whom had been already beneath suspension, in accordance to a finance ministry expose.
These officers both had corruption cases registered in opposition to them by the CBI or had been all for bribery, extortion and disproportionate resources cases, finance ministry sources stated.
Among those pushed aside contain predominant commissioner Anup Srivastava, who used to be serving as predominant ADG (Audit) in the Central Board of Oblique Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in Delhi, and joint commissioner Nalin Kumar, the expose stated.
Sources told that the CBI had in 1996 registered a prison conspiracy case in opposition to him and alleged that he had confirmed favours to a dwelling building society which used to be attempting to kind NOC for land purchases in violation of the law.
The CBI had booked every other case in opposition to him in 2012 for allegedly worrying and accepting a bribe from an importer to quilt up a responsibility evasion case.
He additionally had complaints of selective arrests, harassment and extortion in opposition to him.
Joint commissioner Nalin Kumar, who used to be beneath suspension, had CBI cases in opposition to him touching on to allowing groundless downside and disproportionate resources, too used to be pushed other than provider on Tuesday.
Rule 56(j) of the Basic Recommendations permits the precise authority to retire any government servant, in public passion, by giving search of three months.
Commissioner in Kolkata Sansar Chand, who used to be allegedly all for bribery, whereas Chennai-primarily primarily based Commissioner G Shree Harsha, who had a disproportionate asset case to the extent of Rs 2.24 crore, too had been sacked. Within the case of those two officers, CBI had laid a trap and nabbed them.
Two commissioner nefarious officers — Atul Dikshit and Vinay Brij Singh — who had been beneath departmental suspension too had been pushed other than provider by the government. Whereas Dikshit had disproportionate asset case and a CBI case of groundless downside in opposition to him, Singh had a DRI case in opposition to him of over-invoicing.
Deputy commissioner Amresh Jain of the Delhi GST zone, who had a Rs 1.55 crore disproportionate asset case and money recovery of Rs 95.24 lakh in opposition to him, used to be additionally sacked.
The different customs and central excise officers who had been pushed other than provider contain additional commissioner Ashok Mahida (DG Methods, Kolkata), additional commissioner Virendra Agarwal.
In addition to, Assistant Commissioners — SS Pabana (beneath suspension), SS Bisht (Bhubaneshwar GST zone), Vinod Sanga (Mumbai GST zone), Raju Sekar (Vizag GST zone), Mohd Altaf (in Allahabad) — and deputy commissioner Ashok Aswal (Directorate of Logistics, Delhi) too had been ‘compulsorily retired’ by the government, the expose stated.
Closing week, the government had sacked 12 Profits-Tax officers on costs of corruption, forgery and official misconduct, apart from demoting four Joint Commissioner nefarious I-T officers to Deputy Commissioner nefarious over costs of corruption.