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Jat stir: Action awaited against top bureaucrats

State government is still to initiate action against top officers indicted by the inquiry committee

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 2 2016 2:45PM | Updated Date: Jun 2 2016 2:55PM

Jat stir: Action awaited against top bureaucrats

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar



The inquiry panel, which on May 13 submitted its report on acts of omission and commission of civil and police officers during the Jat quota stir, has faulted 10 IAS and IPS officers for inaction, negligence and failure to show leadership.


Barring transfer of some of them, no action has been taken. A few indicted officers have continued to retain the positions in which they had failed to perform their duty at crucial moments even as Jats are threatening to renew their agitation.


While the Khattar government has suspended three Haryana Civil Service and 10 Haryana Police Service officials and also initiated departmental proceedings against several lower-level policemen, no action has been taken against IAS and IPS officers found in the wrong by the Prakash Singh committee.


The report, for instance, has come down heavily on Jhajjar deputy commissioner Anita Yadav, finding her to be the “most non-performing DC that the committee met” and one who is “unfit to hold charge of a district”. She continues to hold the position.