- The government has compulsorily retired 12 senior Indian Revenue Service (income tax) officers under Rule 56 (j) of Fundamental Rules. The decision has been taken in the backdrop of charges of corruption, extortion and professional misconduct against them.
- All Central government employees are governed by the ‘fundamental rules (FR)’ and the Central Civil Services (CCS) rules and compulsory retirement is a provision in both of them.
- In 2016, the government had compulsorily retired 33 officials of the Revenue Services under Rule 56 (j) of CCS (Pension) Rules.
- The Rule 56(j) of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 provides for periodical review of performance of government servants with a view to ascertain whether they should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest
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