Home Ministry Recommends Action Against Ex-CBI Director Alok Verma


Home Ministry Recommends Action Against Ex-CBI Director Alok Verma

Alok Verma has been accused of misusing his official place and violating service guidelines.

New Delhi:

The Union dwelling ministry has advisable disciplinary motion towards former CBI director Alok Verma for allegedly misusing his official place and violating the related service guidelines, officers stated on Wednesday.

They stated the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has written to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal ministry for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to take needed disciplinary motion towards Alok Verma.

The motion, if authorized, could embody non permanent or everlasting forfeiture of Mr Verma’s pension and retirement advantages, the officers stated.

During his stint within the CBI, Alok Verma, a 1979-batch (retired) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was engaged in a bitter battle with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer and his deputy Rakesh Asthana over corruption expenses.

Both the officers had accused one another of corruption. Rakesh Asthana is the Delhi Police Commissioner now.

“Verma has been accused of misusing his official position and violating service rules. Necessary action has been recommended against him by the home ministry,” a senior official stated, requesting anonymity.

The dwelling ministry is the cadre controlling authority for IPS officers.
The DoPT has forwarded the MHA’s advice to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the recruitment physique for IPS officers, the officers stated.

The UPSC must be consulted earlier than imposing penalty on IPS officers, they stated.

Verma took over because the CBI chief on February 1, 2017 for a hard and fast two-year tenure.

However, he was faraway from the submit on January 10, 2019 and posted because the director basic of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards — a much less important portfolio.

Alok Verma didn’t settle for the provide and wrote to the federal government, saying he ought to be thought-about as deemed superannuated as he has accomplished 60 years age of superannuation on July 31, 2017.


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