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UP to 'forcibly' retire 250 PWD engineers under VRS

Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) In one of the biggest action towards weeding out graft, the Uttar Pradesh government has identified 250 engineers, officials, employees of the Public Works Department (PWD) to be forcibly retired under the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS), an official said on Monday.

The action is in keeping with the Yogi Adityanath government maintaining it will have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption, a senior official said.

The list of PWD employees identified for VRS include junior engineers, executive engineers and assistant engineers.

The list would soon be made public.

Officials said probe against the errant officials has been completed by the department and the file is with the office of the Chief Minister.

At least 392 PWD engineers have been screened of whom charges against three have been established and they have been forcibly retired already, the official said.

A total of 351 assistant engineers have also been screened of whom 78 have been charged and all have been retired. Of the 151 other engineers, 116 have been sacked under the VRS.

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