Crackdown on red-tapism: Ministries asked to submit periodic review of babus

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Personnel has issued a circular directing all ministries to start periodic review of all officials to end graft and inefficiency.

It is being viewed as a crackdown on red-tapism and corruption as the notice comes a few days after 15 tax department officials were forced to take compulsory retirement following graft charges.

The ministries have been directed to submit the report on the 15th of every month to DoPT.

As per the circular, the exercise to review the performance of babus will commence from July 15. Among the 27 officials who were given the marching orders were the Principal Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, dealing with indirect taxes.

According to sources there were serious charges of corruption and graft against the IT officials who were asked to compulsorily retire.

The CBI has filed a case against Principal Commissioner Anup Srivastava accusing him of entering a criminal conspiracy to favor a realtor and obtain illegal gratification, sources said.

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