Bhubaneswar: Accepting Odisha Government’s recommendation, the President of India today issued an order for compulsory retirement of tainted IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak from his service.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been continuously emphasizing on high degree of morality and integrity in public service. As part of the zero tolerance policy towards corruption, the state Government had recommended the President of India for compulsory retirement of the 1987-batch Odisha cadre IFS officer, said official sources.
In November last year, Odisha Vigilance had arrested Abhay Pathak and his son Akash on charges of amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Abhay had been serving as the Additional PCCF (Plan Programme and Afforestation) since June 2, 2018.