Returned after 17 years, 1984 batch IAS claimed job, know full story


New Delhi, IANS.  1984 batch sacked IAS officer Rajesh Kumar Singh has returned after 17 years and claimed the job. He was in the US when he was sacked in 2003 after being absent for more than five years. He went to the US on a study leave in 1996 and did not return.

Prime Minister rejected the presentation

According to sources, Professor Rajesh Kumar Singh in the Economics Department at Iowa State University in the US made a presentation to the Prime Minister claiming the job and also went to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). He says he has been unfairly dismissed from his job. The Prime Minister rejected her presentation while Kat also rejected her petition last month.

Kat said that this is just unthinkable. With the involvement of such an officer there can be withdrawal of money from the ATM. Even when the administration’s youngest employees go on leave for a few months, their rejoining is conditional on meeting many needs.

Rajesh Kumar did graduation in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from Banaras Hindu University and Post Graduation from IIT in 1983. He became an IAS officer in 1984. He was allotted the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

On July 10, 2002, Singh was issued a show cause notice. He did not respond. On September 28, 2002, another notice was issued against him. In response to which he wrote a handwritten letter in Hindi on 31 October 2002, claiming that he had joined the service on 17 July 2001 before submitting the leave application on 18 July 2001 and the then Chief Secretary Rakesh Sharma Had met and applied for extension of leave. This was his last dialogue with him. The Uttarakhand government launched an investigation as Singh claimed that he had informed Sharma to do duty.

The government investigated with Sharma through a letter on 31 December 2002. Sharma replied on March 7, 2003, to the extent that he can recall that Singh met him on July 17, 2001, for approval of accrued leave from July 18, 2001 to December 31, 2001. Sharma said that he did not suggest Singh’s involvement and a record check. After verification of the records, the government found that Singh did not join the service on 17 July 2001. The President accepted RK Singh’s resignation from service. Notification dated May 19, 2003 was issued with immediate effect under Rule 7 (2) of the Indian Administrative Service, Uttaranchal Cadre (1984), All India (Services) Rules, 1955.

No one knows about the middle years

One of his batchmates, who retired two years ago, said, “Singh was sharp, outspoken and new. Nobody knows where he has been for so many years. ‘ When Rajesh Kumar Singh’s lawyer Anamika was contacted, he declined to comment on the matter. At the same time, Rajesh Kumar was asked whether he would file an appeal in the High Court or else he refused to give any answer.


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