The two IPS officers of Chhattisgarh cadre– AM Juri and KC Agarwal were compulsorily retired by the Centre citing the move is “in public interest” as the two officers were inefficient, thereby sending a strong and clear message to officials to either perform or perish.

This is the second instance of this kind, wherein, the Centre has decided to give a premature retirement to an Indian Police Services (IPS) officer on the basis of inefficient performance or doubtful integrity.

Narendra Modi once said- “Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion” and the decisions implemented recently have been worth applauding. Union minister, Jitendra Singh, informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply that more than 130 officers have been given premature retirement in the last two years.

“I have received the government’s order and going through it,”- said Hari after the premature retirement as reported by Hindustan times. There had not been any sort of communication with KC Agarwal after this announcement.

Juri is currently posted as an assistant inspector general (planning and provisioning), while Agarwal was with police telecommunication department.

Juri was scheduled to retire in 2019 and Agrawal was slated for retirement in 2020. Juri and Agrawal were promoted to the IPS from state police in 2011 and were allotted 2000 and 2002 batch respectively.

Juri was earlier posted as SP Balod and SP Baloda Bazaar and was for last few years attached to various departments in police headquarters at Raipur. Agarwal, on the other hand, was SP Jashpur, SP Rail and then shifted to telecommunication department of the Chhattisgarh police.

Looking back at how things unfolded in the last few months, it’s safe to say that Modi Government isn’t hesitant to bring the “Perform or Perish” rule and this is set to benefit the entire country in the long run.


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