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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday ordered compulsory retirement of nine more officers on charges of corruption and inefficiency.

While seven officials have been terminated for corruption cases, remaining two have been dismissed from service for their inefficiency in discharging duties.

The officials are from the mines, forest, health and labour departments.

While two officials from the mines department, one forest official and one assistant engineer were prematurely given retirement on Friday, five officials were given compulsory retirement a few days ago.

Deputy Director of Mines, Madan Mohan Biswal has been given compulsory retirement for his involvement in corruption. Mining officer Ramesh Chandra Mahalik also has been asked to take retirement for his involvement in similar charges.

Similarly, Joint Labour Commissioner Sarat Choudhary, Divisional Labour Commissioner Namita Dash have been handed out the compulsory retirement on grounds of gross inefficiency.

Mining Officer Ramesh Chandra Mahalik, Assistant Engineer of Public Health Department in Sundargarh Satya Narayan Pradhan also have been directed to retire for possessing disproportionate assets.

Apart from them, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Laxman Pradhan, Range Officer Bharat Kumar Ghadei, Bolangir, Muribahal Range Officer Prashant Nayak and Rayagada District Labour Officer, Pradip Bhoi have been given compulsory retirement on corruption charges against them.

With nine officials, the State government has taken action against 113 officials so far on graft charges and inefficiency.

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