Vijaykumar’s style of functioning had reportedly upset many of his senior colleagues as he complained against alleged wrong practises within the administration. He has also faced repeated transfers.
Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee had said a few days ago that the recommendation on compulsory retirement was sent three years ago and the decision was taken by the Union government as he had been charged with indiscipline.
Sources close to Vijayakumar said he would appeal against the decision. “The family can bear the financial loss, but is this the way to treat an officer who did not compromise with corruption?” emotionally asked a senior bureaucrat.