Karnataka IAS Officer Quits Service over State’s Unstable Democracy

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S Sasikanth Senthil, a Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commisioner (DC) resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) citing personal reasons on Friday.

Senthil in his resignation letter said, “It is unethical for me to continue as a civil servant in the government when the fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised.”

He also wrote, “I also feel strongly that the coming days will present extremely difficult challenges to the basic fabric of our nation and I would be better off outside the IAS to continue with my work at making life better for all.”

S Sasikanth Senthil is a 2009 batch IAS officer and an engineering graduate.

Senthil had taken a week’s leave before forwarding his resignation.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa has given orders to the Chief Secretary to look into the matter.

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