The Raman Singh led BJP government in Chhattisgarh issued a show cause notice to IAS officer Alex Paul Menon for a Facebook post he wrote on June 18 commenting on India’s judicial system.
This is the post.
Menon is officer who was abducted by Naxals in 2012 and was their captive for 13 days. He was then the collector of Sukma in naxal-infested Bastar.
According to TOI, the Chhattisgarh general administration department secretary Nidhi Chibber said that such “posts are a violation of conduct of rules for administrative officers” and the state has taken the matter “very seriously”.
She confirmed that a show cause notice has been served. Menon, now the CEO of Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHIPS), is expected to respond within a month.
Menon was also at the centre of controversy during the JNU row for supporting Kanhaiya Kumar.
Former election commissioner and retired IAS Sushil Trivedi said that “no official is supposed to criticise government, they can’t approach any kind of media directly, nor they can question the working of judiciary”.