March 9 :The approval of the Prime Minister is needed to suspend IAS officers working under central government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, he said IAS officers working under central government shall only be suspended on the recommendations of the Central Review Committee with the approval of Minister-in-Charge, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The Prime Minister is in charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, under which DoPT comes.
As soon as an official of all-India services – IAS, IPS and IFoS – is placed under suspension or deemed to have been placed under suspension, information in this regard shall be communicated by the concerned state government to the Centre expeditiously and within 48 hours, Singh, who is the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, said. The three-member Central Review Committee is at present, headed by Secretary in DoPT and has Establishment Officer and another Secretary of concerned ministry, as its members.