MHA issues notice to IAS officer who resigned over J&K curbs
New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated disciplinary proceedings against IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan who had submitted his resignation in August protesting what he alleged was the "denial of freedom of expression" to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Gopinathan, an IAS officer of the 2012 batch of the AP-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, had put in his papers in protest against the central government's decision to impose restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the abrogation of the special status given to the erstwhile state under Article 370.
Posting the home ministry notice to him in his Twitter handle, Gopinathan said the charges against him include of potentially "embarrassing the relations of central government with other organisations including foreign state" by "unauthorisedly
communicating with the print, electronic and social media on the issues of government policies".
The home ministry said in its notice that the disciplinary enquiry was being initiated against Gopinathan under Rule 8 of the All India Services (Disciplinary & Appeal) Rules, 1969.
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