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MEA puts in act mechanism for immediate legal action against erring officers

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  • The Ministry of External Affairs is said to have put in place a strict vigilance against erring officers posted in various Indian diplomatic missions.
  • The recalling of envoy to New Zealand Ravi Thapar (1983 batch IFS) was a case in point when MEA acted to liaison with the local government and Indian mission and take necessary action.
  • Not only the IFS, but also over 20 officials from other services, with diplomatic passports are under scanner.
  • The MEA is particularly active on complaints received from the members of Indian community abroad.
  • As per official figures, six complaints against officials in Indian missions were received in 2012, 10 in 2013 and 27 in 2014.
  • A maximum of eight complaints each have been received from the missions in UK and Madagascar in the last three years.

Source: The Economic Times

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