New Delhi: The BJP-led central government is all set to review the performance of bureaucrats. After the review, the government will let go of some officers who have underperformed. This is not the first time the government has planned to let go of IAS and IPS officers. In 2017, a committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked three officers including two IPS and one IAS officer. 

"The government is reviewing the performance of bureaucrats and soon, some will be thrown out of service," a top government officer involved in the process said.

Last year, the Modi government hit hard on underperforming officers. K Narasimha, who was from administrative services, UT cadre, was sacked over his underperformance. He was also facing corruption charges and the CBI was probing a case related to his assets.

This time also, such cases will be scrutinised. According to a statement by the Department of Personnel and Training, from 2015 till January 2018, a total of 23 cases have been registered against IAS officers and 15 such cases are under trial.

Similarly, according to the DoPT, from 2015 onwards till July, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered six cases against five IPS officers on corruption charges, including one IPS officer of Bihar cadre who has since retired from service. 

Like earlier, this time also some UT cadre officers are under the scanner. Last time, out of three officers who were sacked, two were from the UT cadre. 

"The final decision on the names of officers will be taken by The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will approve the decision under Rule 16 (3) of All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules-1958," a senior government official said. This rule allows the central government to retire public service officer with some conditions. A service review is conducted twice on an all-India service officer twice excluding any special cases.