Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

IRS officer Shrawan Lal Meena dies of cancer

Jaipur: Shrawan Lal Meena, a senior IRS officer and Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Jaipur, passed away here on Thursday after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 58.

CBEC Chairman Najib Shah on Thursday condoled the death of Shrawan Lal Meena, Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Jaipur.

CBEC Chairman Najib Shah on Thursday condoled the death of Shrawan Lal Meena, Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Jaipur.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

An IRS officer from the 1985 batch, Meena started his career as an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise under Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and held various positions in CBEC including Additional Director General of Valuation in Mumbai.

He was known as an honest and forthright government servant who expected the best from those who worked with his.

CBEC Chairman Najib Shah on Thursday condoled the death of Meena. “CBEC condoles the untimely demise of Shri Shrawan Lal Meena, IRS, 1985 Batch, Principal Commissioner, Jaipur,” a screenshot of a message of condolence shows on the CBEC website.

“He was of the rarest breed of sincere, honest and efficient revenue officers, diligent at solving cases with a humane approach,” said a customs and central excise official in Jaipur.

Meena was born on January 03, 1957 at a village in Jajpur district of Rajasthan.

A post graduate in Arts, Meena had earlier joined Indian Police Service and worked as IPS officer.

A large number of customs and central excise officials from every parts of the country visited Jaipur and paid homage to him. Later, her body was taken to native and final rites were performed.

TST

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