Gandhi Nagar: An FIR was registered against Malayali IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan over alleged misinterpretation of government order at the Rajkot police station in Gujarat on Monday.
The 33-year-old IAS officer, Kannan Gopinathan resigned the coveted government job on August 21 stating he was “disturbed” over the curbs in Jammu and Kashmir.
The government had asked the 33-year-old bureaucrat to join duty on the ground that his resignation has not been accepted yet. Mr Gopinathan termed this as an act of harassment by the government and refused to join duty.
The letter, sent to Mr Gopinathan by the government on the direction of the Administration of Daman, Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli, said a resignation becomes effective when it is accepted and a government servant is relieved of his duty.
The bureaucrat had quit the elite service last year to protest what he claimed was the denial of fundamental rights to lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir. “It’s not like my resignation will cause even a flutter, but one has one’s own conscience to answer to,” he had said then.
Mr Gopinathan, a secretary of key departments in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was instrumental in transforming a loss-making government electricity distribution firm into a profit-making one.