Modi govt. mulls tough conditions for quitting civil services

New Delhi: In the wake of a series of resignations by IAS officers in the recent past, the Narendra Modi government is mulling over bringing stricter resignation rules for IAS officers.

The Print, with reference to sources in the government, reported that officials of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) could meet in the coming week to discuss the recent resignations, and come up with a plan to address the problem.

As per the current rules, an officer who resigns from the service is bound to pay pending dues or refund the amount spent by the government on foreign training of the officer concerned. In addition to that, the government may consider adding some more conditions to deal with potential resignations, said an official.

During the last one month alone, three IAS officers have resigned from the service. Kannan Gopinathan and Sasikanth Senthil resigned over ‘lack of freedom of expression’ and abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi government, while Kashish Mittal had resigned last week after he was transferred to the northeast.

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