A day after being removed as CBI chief, Alok Verma resigns from service

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 17:17

New Delhi: A day after he was shunted out as CBI chief by a high-powered selection committee, Alok Verma tendered his resignation from service on Friday.

In his letter, Verma said that it was a moment of “collective introspection”.

“Also, it may be noted that the undersigned already superannuated as on January 31, 2017 and was only serving Government as Director, CBI till January 31, 2019, as the same was fixed tenure role. The undersigned is no longer Director, CBI and has already crossed the superannuation age for DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Accordingly, the undersigned may be deemed as superannuated with effect from today,” Verma said in his letter to Secretary, Department of Personnel and
Training Friday.

Verma, a 1979-batch IPS officer from AGMUT cadre, was transferred from the position of CBI Director to Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards under the home ministry on Thursday.

The high-powered selection committee comprising PM Modi, Justice A K Sikri and Mallikarjun Kharge removed him with a 2:1 verdict.