The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the central government has invited retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers to form committees that will conduct departmental inquiries into allegations of corruption, disproportionate assets, and violation of service rules made against serving IAS officers. The Prime Minister’s Office and other ministries receive these complaints through various forms of communication and channels, which will now be probed by these committees.
The retired IAS officers who agree to come on board will serve as inquiry officers, and the committees will be formed as per the guidelines mentioned in the department circular dated 23 March. Interested retired IAS officers have been requested to send in their applications by 25 April. An empanelment of retired civil servants for the committees will be made, as stated by a senior IAS officer serving in the central government.
The department circular also states that retired officers who wish to be empanelled as inquiry officers can check their eligibility and the terms and conditions of the appointment.