UPSC member Chhatar Singh resigns
New Delhi: UPSC member Chhatar Singh has resigned, over three months after he was questioned by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots in Haryana's Panchkula.
President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted his resignation with effect from September 22, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.
Singh took over as member in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on September 2, 2013. His term was due to end on March 4, next year.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on June 5 questioned former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Chhatar Singh in connection with the alleged irregularities in the allotment of 14 industrial plots. Singh was principal secretary to Hooda when the allotments took place.
The CBI has registered an FIR to probe corruption in the allotment of the industrial plots during Hooda's tenure as the chief minister.