The Odisha government on Wednesday handed down compulsory retirement to six more officials accused of corruption and inefficiency.
Taking stringent action for ensuring zero corruption in government offices, the State government ordered compulsory retirement to the officials who include three Executive Engineers, a Police Inspector, a former Development Authority and Additional Supply Inspector.
The officials have been identified as Saroj Kumar Das, Dayanidhi Samal and Karunakar Ghadei (all Executive Engineers), Rantakar Mallick (IIC, Angul), Ratnakar Sethy (Additional Supply Inspector, Nuapada), Charulata Mallick (Former Development Authority, Angul).
State government sources said Executive Engineers Das, Samal and Ghadei were found to be inefficient and they are also involved in several corruption cases.
Similarly, Angul IIC Mallick has also been given compulsory retirement on grounds of inefficiency. Additional Supply Inspector of Nuapada district Sethy was recently arrested by the Odisha Vigilance officials for amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Former Development Authority of Angul district Mallick was recently suspended from service for her corrupt practices.
The State government has so far given compulsory retirement to as many as 158 officials on charges of corruption and inefficiency.