IAS Officer Udit Prakash Rai from batch 2007, has been accused of demolishing a 15th century to built a government bungalow.
On Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs suspended IAS officer Udit Prakash Rai, who belongs to the AGMUT cadre and joined in 2007. The suspension came into effect immediately. He has been accused of demolishing a monument and constructing a accommodation for the government in the capital of India.
The MHA has also mentioned that departmental proceedings are being considered against Rai.
As per the order which is issued by the President of India under the Rule 3 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969, Udit Prakash Rai is under suspension with immediate effect. During this period, he will be stationed in Mizoram and is not allowed to leave without prior permission from the Competent Authority.
While being under suspension, IAS Officer Udit Prakash Rai will be entitled to a subsistence allowance, which is equal to the leave salary that a member of Service would receive if they were on the leave for half average pay or half pay. Additionally, he will receive dearness allowance if applicable based on the leave salary, as per Rule 4 (1) (a) of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal), 1969.
However, to receive this allowance, he must provide a certificate stating that he has not been employed in any business, profession, or vocation for profit or salary during this time.
Based on the MHA order, departmental proceedings are being considered against Rai. He is a 2005-batch IAS officer who previously served as the secretary (services) in the Delhi government. He became the first senior officer to be removed from his post after the Supreme Court’s verdict on May 11, granting control over matters related to services to the elected dispensation.