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Setback to govt as 105 civil servants left services mid-way

As a huge shortage of bureaucrats proving a major setback to the government at policy making decision level, the increasing trend of leaving services mid-way by civil servants is adding 
worries to it.

According to latest report, as many as 105 civil servants have left services mid-way during the last three years, including 45 officers who resigned to join other all India services.

“Except 45 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS), who resigned technically to join Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or other central civil services, others left due to personal reasons,” said Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

According to sources in government, most of the bureaucrats have left their job as they found private jobs more lucrative than their public sector responsibilities, which also involve following the ‘orders’ of politicians. “There are several instances when civil servants have opted to put in their papers after being ill-treated by lawmakers. Besides, there are personal reasons too as many officers leave the job after they realise that they won’t get promoted to higher level of the bureaucracy due to service period factor,” the source said.

In case of probationary training, the rules provide that a probationer shall execute an agreement to refund any money paid to him including pay and travelling expenses to join the appointment, in the event of the failure of the probationer to complete probation to the satisfaction of the central government.

“Recoveries of dues have not been made in 45 cases of IPS officers as resignation was tendered by officers to join other all India services or central services. Amount due has been recovered in respect of two IAS officers who underwent long-term training and resigned subsequently from the service,” Singh said.

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