Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Retired IAS officer to probe misconduct charges against suspended IAS officer

New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Monday appointed retired IAS officer V S Gadhavi to inquire into allegations of misconduct against suspended IAS officer Gaurav Dahiya, an official said.

File pictures of suspended IAS officer Gaurav Dahiya and a Delhi-based woman, who claimed that Gaurav Dahiya married her.

Gadhavi will inquire whether allegations against Dahiya, earlier probed by a government-appointed committee, were true and what action needs to be taken in the matter.

The retired IAS officer has been appointed as the inquiry officer as part of departmental process to investigate whether the allegations of misconduct against Dahiya probed by the committee are true, Principal Secretary (Personnel) Kamal Dayani said.

The state government-appointed panel, in its preliminary report, had found Dahiya guilty of misconduct, sources said.

Gadhavi had served as the states chief information commissioner before retirement from serivce.

The government will decide if further action is required to be initiated against the suspended 2010-batch Gujarat-cadre IAS officer and whether he should be dismissed from service based on the report to be submitted by Gadhavi, the sources said.

Dahiya was suspended by the government on August 14 based on the preliminary report submitted by the committee which probed allegations of bigamy and cheating levelled by a Delhi-based woman.

Before being suspended, Dahiya was transferred to the General Administration Department as a joint secretary on July 22 after the police received the complaint against him.

Before that, he was Director of the National Rural Health Mission in Gujarat. Dahiya has denied all allegations levelled by the woman and told the same to the inquirty panel.

PTI

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