PM nod needed to suspend IAS officers working with Centre

NEW DELHI(PTI): The approval of the Prime Minister is needed to suspend IAS officers working under Central government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Mr. Singh said IAS officers working under Central government shall only be suspended on the recommendations of the Central Review Committee with the approval of Minister-in-Charge, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The Prime Minister is in charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, under which DoPT comes.

As soon as an official of all-India services — IAS, IPS and IFoS — is placed under suspension or deemed to have been placed under suspension, information in this regard shall be communicated by the concerned State government to the Centre expeditiously and within 48 hours, Mr. Singh said.