Five employees of the state assembly secretariat, including additional secretary Rachna Tyagi, were given compulsory retirement on Saturday. The action came on the basis of recommendations of the screening committee of the state assembly, a statement from the secretariat said.
The others who have been retired compulsorily include sub-division officer Kamla Yadav, assistants Grade-2 Jitendra Sawner and Mukesh Sharma and assistant Grade-3 Deepak Visht. All these four were not found suitable for work after attaining age of 50 by the screening committee.
However, Tyagi faced a series of charges including irregularities including those of financial nature, immoral conduct, violation of rules and unrestrained behaviour. She had been served with series of notices during last several years, but failed to reply to them.
The statement from the secretariat said that process was on to dismiss Tyagi from service on these grounds, but the assembly speaker Sitasharan Sharma adopted leniency and decided to give her compulsory retirement instead. Tyagi faced charges of financial irregularities related to a tour of the women and child development committee to Jammu and Kashmir.