Bengaluru: The State Government has issued a show-cause notice to IAS officer and Director General of Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Rashmi V. Mahesh under All India Services Disciplinary and Appeal Rules, 1969 to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against her for violating the All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968.
“We have issued a show-cause notice to Ms Mahesh to explain her conduct. Her complaint of misappropriation of funds at ATI is being investigated by the Additional Chief Secretary T.M. Bhaskar since August. Why did she go public with the complaint? Government will not tolerate any indiscipline in the bureaucracy. Her behaviour is against the All India Services (Conduct) Rules,” said the Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee.
He also rubbished her claim that the police had failed to provide her security, when she was being roughed up by some relatives of the deceased ATI employee Venkatesh on October 15. “Neither was the attack premeditated nor was there any lapse on the part of the police. Her allegation is not correct. She said she could have taken protection under the Whistleblower’s Act. The Act also has some guidelines, which need to be followed,” added the top bureaucrat.