February 3, 2009 2:38:03 am
Gujarat cadre IAS officer K George Joseph has been appointed as a member of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). Joseph was informed about his selection as a CAT member by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT),Government of India. At present,Joseph is serving as president of the Gujarat Civil Services Tribunal (GCST) in Gandhinagar.
Sources in the CMO told Newsline on Monday that after the IAS officer receives the formal orders from the DoPT appointing him as a CAT member,the bureaucrat may put in his papers seeking voluntary retirement from the civil services to take up his new assignment at Ernakulam in Kerala his native state. He retires on March 31 this year.
If Joseph seeks voluntary retirement to take up a job in the CAT,he will be the 13th IAS officer to quit the civil services in Gujarat. A dozen of Gujarat cadre IAS officers have put in their papers since Narendra Modi took over as the Chief Minister in 2001. Some of them have joined leading corporate houses in different parts of the country.
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