In a major decision taken by the Haryana government, retired officers of CBI and IAS-IPS will also be able to conduct departmental investigations in the state. In this regard, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal has issued a letter to all the administrative secretaries of the state, heads of departments, managing directors of boards and corporations, divisional commissioners, all district deputy commissioners, and sub-divisional officers and registrars of the university.
For this purpose retired officers will be empaneled soon for the investigation of the departments. This will help the government to expedite the long-running investigations in the departments. According to the order, those officers who will conduct the investigation will be Indian Administrative Service officers, Indian Police Service officers, IFS officers, Indian Forest Service officers, Engineer-in-Chief and Chief Engineer, Director of General Health Services, and Director Health Services level doctors, Judicial Officers, CBI officers, Central Officers of the Secretariat and officers of other Central Services and Director of Prosecution (General) and Director of Prosecution (Special).
The letter issued by CS also lays down a condition for becoming an investigating officer. According to the letter, all these officers should have retired from a post not below the rank of Special Secretary to the State Government. However, this condition will not apply to officers of the Judicial and Prosecution Department.