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IAS Kannan faced show cause for 'misconduct, dereliction of duty'
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IAS Kannan faced show cause for 'misconduct, dereliction of duty'
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New Delhi, Sep 11 (TIWN) Before he quit ostensibly over curbs imposed in Kashmir, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan was issued a show cause notice in July by the Union Home Ministry for indulging in various acts of "omission and commission" which constitute "misconduct" as well as "dereliction of duty".

Gopinathan, 33, once lauded for his work during the 2018 Kerala floods, had quit the coveted government job on August 21, stating that he was "disturbed" over the curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5.   

Now it has come to light that the IAS officer's move followed a show cause notice served on him on July 8, in which the Home Ministry had proposed for appropriate disciplinary action from the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, and Dadar and Nagar Haveli in his case.  The 2012-batch AGMUT cadre officer from Kerala was posted in Dadra and Nagar Haveli as Power and Non-Conventional Energy Secretary. 

The Centre's notice was issued after the two Union Territories had brought it to the knowledge of the Ministry that Gopinathan had been indulging in various acts of "ommission and commission", which constitute misconduct within the meaning of the rule (3) of the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968.  The Union Territories had informed the Ministry through a letter dated June 11, that Gopinathan had been indulging in act of "insubordination, adoption of dilatory tactics and dereliction of duty".

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