The Madhya Pradesh Indian Administrative Service (IAS) association has written to the state chief secretary demanding that all action taken against IAS officer Rajesh Rajora by the state government in the aftermath of the search on his premises by the income tax (I-T) department be quashed.
The association has also demanded that action against other members of the association that have been termed wrong by the high court be also withdrawn.
The letter, signed by the IAS association president Aruna Sharma, goes on to demand that the MP government also appeal to the appropriate authority to take action against such individuals who have misused their powers for personal gains while executing such actions that have sullied the image of the state government and the association.
Further, the association has asked that in the future the state government should have a system in place for examination of reports against officers by various watchdog agencies and should proceed with suspension or issuing of charge sheet only after thoroughly examining the reports.
In the letter, the association states that it has always given creative support to the state government on various issues and if illegal acts of individuals driven by mala fide intentions are not discouraged in time, it will have an adverse impact on service delivery.
The association has put these demands before the chief secretary.