Bhubaneswar, July 28: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi today thanked Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra for suspension of OAS officer Anisha Das.
Das was suspended on Sunday for her alleged nexus with minor mineral mafia during her tenure as tehsildar of Betnoti in Mayurbhanj district.
In an order, the Revenue and Disaster Management department has said that a disciplinary proceeding against Das was contemplated for negligence in discharging the government duties, lack of absolute integrity and dereliction in duty.
Sarangi expressed his gratitude to Mishra in a letter. The Union Minister requested personal intervention of Mishra in the matter so that expeditious action can be taken against the alleged irregularities committed by Das.
“ You would agree with me that exemplary punishment to her, if found guilty, will go a long way in sending a right message to the officers who are tasked to render services to the people at the forefront of the Administration,” read the letter of the Union Minister.