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August 14, 2012

Adieu, civil services

career goals amitabh thakur
Nowadays, we routinely get news of officers leaving the civil services half way through their career. Is this a reflection on the civil services as a career option?
‘Yet another IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, Subrat Ratho, has opted for the voluntary retirement scheme (VRS). In a July 2 letter to Chief Secretary Jayant Kumar Banthia, Ratho, an officer of 1986 batch, has offered to quit and set October 12 as deadline for the Government to take a final decision on his offer.’
‘An IAS officer, SE Sekhar Babu, who is presently Secretary, AP Information Commission (APIC), has reportedly put in his papers, seeking voluntary retirement from service by this month-end.‘
‘Dr K Ashok Vardhan Shetty, a 1983 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, had five more years to retire. A Principal Secretary in the state’s municipal department, Shetty, an engineer and MBA, simply wanted to quit the Government. In September 2011, he applied for voluntary retirement.’
‘One more 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of MP cadre is learnt to have tendered his resignation. He is likely to join the multinational company, Honeywell. According to sources, Dhiraj Mathur, who is presently on study leave in the United States, has put in his papers. Before Mathur, two officers of the same batch — JP Rai and Sunil Tondon — had quit the service and are presently working in the private sector........READMORE

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