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15 more income tax officers retired as Modi govt cracks down on corruption

The compulsory retirement marks the fourth round of sacking, after the govt removed 49 high ranking tax officers in June this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Independence Day speech, in New Delhi on 15 August, 2019 | Arun Sharma | PTI

Modi govt retires more ‘corrupt’ officers — 22 taxmen shown the door this time

Charges against the officers include failing "to maintain absolute integrity, devotion to duty and acting in a manner unbecoming of a government servant".
File image of North Block in New Delhi | Photo: Bloomberg

CAT transfers official who stayed Modi govt’s move to compulsorily retire IRS officer

A.K. Patnaik stayed the compulsory retirement of IRS official G. Shree Harsha on 25 June. He was transferred just a day later to Karnataka.
Newly sworn-in CIIC Sudhir Bhargava (L) with Ram Nath Kovind, M Venkaiah Naidu, Naendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley after taking oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi | ThePrint

Sudhir Bhargava takes charge of Central Information Commission

Sudhir Bhargava was earlier the Information Commissioner in the CIC.

On Camera

India’s Covid-ravaged states seek more funds from Modi govt

Tax collections have fallen sharply due to the lockdown, pushing state governments to ask the Centre for funds in order to avoid racking up debt.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.