Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered 33 revenue department senior officials to take premature retirement. According to NDTV, 72 other officials have also been dismissed after departmental and disciplinary action. All 105 officers were on Class 1 level and were older than 50 years of age. This was the first time such an action has been taken against such a large group of officials.
One senior personnel ministry official said the dismissal of the revenue officials is a part of measures to change the officials’ belief that poor performance would not affect their jobs, but the PM had been getting constant complaints from several departments about the officials who were either indifferent or had harassed the public.