Published On: Thu, Nov 5th, 2015

IAS officer Rita Singh deemed resigned on unauthorised leave

New Delhi: Indian Administrative Service officer Rita Singh is deemed to have resigned from service for being on unauthorised leave for at least over an year.

DoPT Secretary

DoPT Secretary

The President is pleased to direct that Singh, a 1997 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is deemed to have resigned from the Indian Administrative Service with effect from May 31, 2007, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

She has been deemed resigned for being absent without authorisation for a period exceeding one year from the date of expiry of sanctioned leave or permission, as per the order.

Singh has been on official leave since April 22, 2003, according to official records.

An IAS, IPS and IFS officer can lose his or her job for overstaying on foreign assignments for more than a month or for being on unauthorised leave, as per the new rules formed by the government.


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