2 Himachal IAS officers retired compulsorily

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday compulsorily retired two senior Indian Administrative Service officers due to their non performance in service.

Desh Deepak (1983 batch) and Vijender Kumar (1987 batch) were forced to take premature retirement as per the government orders.

Principal Secretary (Personnel) Ajay Mittal said there were several adverse reports against the two officers and they were not performing well in service. He said the action was taken against the officers after taking permission from the central government.

Officials said their names figured in several controversies and vigilance and administrative inquiries have been initiated against them.

Desh Deepak, who had been without posting for a long time, returned a few weeks ago to take up a non-working post. He had served as deputy commissioner of Kinnaur, a period shrouded by inquiries and disciplinary actions. He later remained as director of Himachal Institute of Public Administration.

Vijender Kumar has been suspended twice and was arrested in a criminal case by the Shimla Police sometime back. He has faced suspension twice and his name was almost proposed for dismissal even in the early days of his career too.

Previously during the earlier BJP government tenure, two IAS officers K Lall and Vinod Lal were also issued compulsory retirement orders.

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