Haryana IAS Rani Nagar Officer Resigns, Says, “Private Security On Authorities Responsibility”

Haryana IAS Officer Resigns, Says, 'Personal Safety On Government Duty'

Rani Nagar despatched copies of the resignation to the President, PM, Haryana governor and chief minister

Chandigarh:

A 2014-batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre resigned on Monday, citing “private security on authorities responsibility” as the rationale for it.

The Opposition Congress termed her resignation ”stunning”, asking Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar if it was not a “proof of his failure”.

Rani Nagar (35) at the moment held the cost of the director, Archives Division; and the extra director, social justice and empowerment.

Just lately, Ms Nagar had posted on her Fb web page that she is going to resign after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted.

She despatched her resignation to state chief secretary Keshni Anand Arora, requesting her to ahead it to a reliable authority within the Union authorities.

The letter has been acquired on the chief secretary’s workplace, an official mentioned. Nonetheless, Ms Nagar didn’t elaborate on what she meant by the rationale of her resignation. The officer couldn’t be contacted over the telephone.

Ms Nagar has additionally despatched copies of the resignation to the president, prime minister, Haryana governor and the chief minister by way of e-mail.

“The rationale for submitting this resignation is the private security on authorities responsibility,” she mentioned in a letter to the chief secretary.

“I do hereby most humbly undergo you my resignation from the submit of Indian Administrative Service with instant impact, that’s efficient from Could 4, 2020, forenoon,” she wrote.

The letter was additionally posted on her Fb web page. She later left Chandigarh for her hometown Ghaziabad along with her sister.

She posted on her Fb web page that she had taken permission to maneuver out of the town.

Commenting on it, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala termed her resignation “a stunning incident”.

Hitting out on the BJP-JJP authorities within the state, Mr Surjewala mentioned, “A senior girl IAS officer has given her resignation stating that she feels unsafe.”

“If a girl IAS officer resigns on the grounds citing private security on authorities responsibility as the rationale, then who will protected in Haryana. Is that this not no confidence in your authorities, is that this not a residing proof of your failure,” Mr Surjewala mentioned hitting out on the chief minister.

Ms Nagar had come into limelight in June 2018, when she accused a further chief secretary-level bureaucrat of harassing her.

The state authorities had carried out an inquiry into the allegations, however the fees didn’t maintain in opposition to the officer, a senior official mentioned on Monday.

In an earlier submit on her Fb web page, Ms Nagar, who was residing within the UT visitor home of Chandigarh since 2018 alongside along with her sister, had claimed that regardless of quite a few complaints in opposition to the senior bureaucrat, no motion was taken in opposition to him.

Ms Nagar had talked about that final yr, she had lodged a criticism in opposition to the bureaucrat earlier than a courtroom and claimed there’s a fixed risk to “our lives” (she and her sister), whereas requesting her Fb associates to report the matter to the courtroom, in the event that they go untraceable.

In December 2017, when she was posted because the subdivisional Justice of the Peace of Dabawali in Sirsa district, police had lodged a case of tresspass in opposition to an unidentified particular person on her criticism.

Ms Nagar had then posted a video on her Fb web page, alleging that police “did not provoke a immediate motion” on her compliant.

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