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After LC Goyal, 'Swachh Bharat Mission' secretary seeks early retirement

New Delhi: Just days after Union Home Secretary L C Goyal sought early retirement, Vijay Laxmi Joshi, Secretary in the union government in-charge of the ambitious 'Clean India Mission', has sought voluntary retirement from service.Her
India TV News Desk September 03, 2015 15:55 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Just days after Union Home Secretary L C Goyal sought early retirement, Vijay Laxmi Joshi, Secretary in the union government in-charge of the ambitious 'Clean India Mission', has sought voluntary retirement from service.

Her request for voluntary retirement citing personal reasons is under process, government officials said.

A 1980-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, 57-year-old Joshi still has three years of service left.

She had written to the government in July seeking voluntary retirement with effect from October 31, 2015 to take care of her old parents. Her application is under process, a Personnel Ministry spokesperson said.

Joshi had served in various posts in the state and in the Centre. She had been Joint and Additional Secretary in Commerce Ministry between 2011 and April 2014. Joshi took over as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj on May 1, last year.

She has been working as Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation since October 1, 2014. Her husband, G P Joshi, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, also took early retirement under Voluntary retirement Scheme (VRS) in 2008.

On Monday, senior IAS officer L C Goyal had sought voluntary retirement from the post of Home Secretary. Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, was appointed as Home Secretary on February 5 for a two-year term.

He was later appointed Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), a government agency to promote trade.

(With inputs from PTI)