Kashmir’s IAS officer faces disciplinary action


The government of India on Tuesday has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to initiate departmental action against IAS officer Shah Faesal for what it said violating the All India Services (conduct rules) through a tweet.

An order tweeted by Shah Faesal

According to an order “the general administration department of Jammu and Kashmir government said Faesal, who is currently on study leave outside India, has “allegedly failed to maintain absolute honesty and integrity in the discharge of your official duty and thus acted in a manner unbecoming of a public servant”.


Faesal who is currently in United States reacted to the news by taking on social site Twitter. “Love letter from my boss for my sarcastic tweet against rape-culture in South Asia. The Irony here is that service rules with a colonial spirit are invoked in a democratic India to stifle the freedom of conscience.  I’m sharing this to underscore the need for a rule change (sic).”

Faesal before leaving for United States was serving as Managing Director Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation.

Hailing from remote village of Kupwara, Faesal, a doctor by profession topped Indian Administrative Services in 2010.



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