Bhubaneswar: Senior IAS officer Gagan Dhal has taken voluntary retirement. The Odisha government has accepted his application for voluntary retirement from service (VRS) that he had applied showing personal ground. He was working as the Chairman of Odisha Forest Development Corporation.
“The state government is pleased to relax the mandatory notice period of three months in case of Gagan Kumar Dhal, at present the chairman of the Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC), for his voluntary retirement on being satisfied with the reasons for relaxing such notice period on personal grounds. He is allowed to retire voluntarily from the Indian Administrative Service with effect from 30.11.2019 (forenoon) under sub-rule (2) of rule 16 of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958 read with AIS (DCRB) Amendment Rules, 2004. Consequent upon his voluntary retirement, he will be entitled to all retirement benefits as per rules under AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958,” said a notification by the General Administration and Public Grievance Department.
A 1985 batch IAS officer Gagan Dhal had earlier also applied for VRS. However that application had not been accepted by the government.