According to reports, a written order issued by the Home Ministry said that Thakur has been given retirement even before completion of his service with immediate effect in the public interest.
The Home Ministry order said that Thakur was not found fit to be retained for the remaining tenure of his service.
The controversial IOS officer himself took to Twitter to inform that he has been given a compulsory retirement by the Home Ministry.
“अमिताभ ठाकुर को लोकहित में सेवा में बनाये रखे जाने के उपयुक्त न पाते हुए लोकहित में तात्कालिक प्रभाव से सेवा पूर्ण होने से पूर्व सेवानिवृत किये जाने का निर्णय लिया गया है.” pic.twitter.com/nkPFTBIuvk
— AmitabhThakur (@Amitabhthakur) March 23, 2021
He further shared that he had just received the VRS order, stating that the government no longer needs his services and hence given a premature retirement.