320 corrupt officials given premature retirement in past 5 years: Govt

Provisions of Fundamental Rules have been invoked against Group A officers | Representative Image

As many as 320 corrupt government officials have been given premature retirement since July 2014, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

As on February 27, 2020, provisions of the Fundamental Rules FR 56(j)/similar rules have been invoked against 163 group A' officers, (including all India services officers) and 157 group B' officers during the period July 2014 to January 2020, he said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

There are three all India services -- Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

The provisions lay down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of government servants.

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