Gujarat govt rejects Vanzara resignation

Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan during a public meeting at Nalanda district in Bihar on Wednesday.

Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan during a public meeting at Nalanda district in Bihar on Wednesday.

The Gujarat government on Wednesday said it has not accepted the resignation of fake encounter cases accused IPS officer D.G. Vanzara, who quit after slamming chief minister Narendra Modi and accusing his government of failing to protect its “loyal soldiers”.
“The resignation tendered by D.G. Vanzara has not been accepted,” additional chief secretary (home) S.K. Nanda told PTI on Wednesday. No reasons were forthcoming for not accepting the resignation of the controversial 1987 batch IPS officer.
Though Mr Nanda did not assign any reason for not accepting Vanzara’s papers, the Gujarat government’s decision was ostensibly influenced by the guidelines issued by DoPT in respect of resignation tendered by officers of All India Services.
The guidelines for processing the resignation issued by the Department of Personnel and Training to all states on August 16, 2011, says, “Normally, as members of service are placed under suspension only in cases of grave delinquency, it would not be correct to accept a resignation of a member of service under suspension.”
The guidelines also provide for vigilance clearance before the resignation is forwarded by the state to the competent authority at the Centre for acceptance. In case of Indian Police Service officers, the minister in charge of ministry of home affairs is the competent authority.

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