GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
cricketnext
»
1-min read

Former Hooda Aide May Be Ousted as UPSC Member

According to the Constitution, a member or Chairman of UPSC can be removed on ground of misbehaviour which is proved in an inquiry conducted by the Supreme Court after a reference is made by the President to the Supreme Court to conduct such an inquiry.

Manoj Gupta | CNN-News18

Updated:September 15, 2016, 7:21 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Former Hooda Aide May Be Ousted as UPSC Member
File photo of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing a gathering.

NEW DELHI: The Centre is exploring ways to remove a former top aide of Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda from the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on charges of corruption, top sources told CNN-News18.

Chatter Singh, who was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Manesar land scam case, was Principal Secretary to Hooda when he was the chief minister of Haryana.

Singh was appointed as a member UPSC immediately after his retirement.

The CBI has reportedly found incriminating documents relating to the case, according to the sources. Singh is a retired Haryana cadre IAS officer of the 1980 batch.

Earlier the Modi government had forced AP Singh, former CBI chief, to resign from UPSC after reports of his involvement in the Moin Qureshi case.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the Cabinet that people with questionable credentials can’t continue in Constitutional posts.

According to the Constitution, a member or Chairman of UPSC can be removed on ground of misbehaviour which is proved in an inquiry conducted by the Supreme Court after a reference is made by the President to the Supreme Court to conduct such an inquiry.

The Chairman or UPSC member can also be placed under suspension by the President until report of Supreme Court into inquiry of alleged misbehavior is pending.

Read full article
Next Story
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV