IAS officer Shashi Karnwat sacked by Madhya Pradesh government

BHOPAL: Four years after she was convicted in a corruption case, suspended IAS officer Shashi Karnwat’s services were terminated by the Madhya Pradesh government on Monday.

According to an official statement of the state government, her services have been terminated under the provisions of the All India Service (Discipline and Appeals) Rules, 1969.

In 1999-2000, she was booked by the special economic offences wing (EOW) of the state for alleged corruption and fraud worth Rs 33 lakh in printing government material.

A court had in 2013 convicted her of corruption and fraud, awarding her five years in prison and a Rs 5 lakh fine.

In 2013 while the Dalit IAS officer was sent to Mandla Jail, the state government put her under suspension. Prior to her conviction, she was posted as deputy secretary in the youth and sports welfare department.

Karnawat was a state civil services officer, who was promoted to the IAS cadre in 1999.