Bureaucrats Joining Private Sectors

No IAS/IPS/IRS officer has resigned during the last three years to take up jobs in private sector. However, the number of IAS, IPS and IRS officers who resigned from their respective service during the last three years on personal ground is as under category-wise:-

IAS – 11

IPS – Nil

IRS – 15

No prior permission is required for officers who have resigned to join other organizations. However, in terms of Rule 26 of All India Services (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, for officers who retires from service, prior permission of Government is required if they wish to accept post retirement commercial employment before the expiry of one year from the date of their retirement.

Taking into account the strength of All India Services, the number of IAS, IPS and IRS officers tendering of resignation is within the normal limit as per record maintained by the respective cadre controlling authorities.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Ashwini Kumar in the Lok Sabha today.