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Indian govt retires IAS officer who emptied Delhi stadium to walk her dog

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A senior bureaucrat of the Indian government, who had reportedly ordered the emptying of an entire stadium of athletes so that her pet dog can take walks, has been compulsorily retired.

The officer Rinku Dugga, a 1994-batch officer of Indian Administrative Service, was working as principal secretary, Indigenous Affairs in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh before Indian government retired her, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

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She and her husband Sanjeev Khirwar, who is also a 1994-batch IAS officer and is currently posted in Ladakh, were transferred out of Delhi last year following a newspaper report that they emptied a stadium of athletes to walk their dog.

Dugga has been retired compulsorily under the Fundamental Rules of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972, after an assessment of her service record, PTI reported today.

The government has the right to retire any government servant "if it is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so", added the report.