Among the three tainted officials are â€“ one from Visakhapatnam, one from Hyderabad and the other from Rajahmundry. Three of the removed officials are from Mumbai's Central office of the CBDT and two from Thane. This cleansing is part of the campaign that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched against corruption in the bureaucracy. Since June this year, this is the fifth time that corrupt income tax officials have been asked to voluntarily retire.
Till now as many as65 tainted IT officials have been asked to resign from their jobs. IT is considered one of the most corrupt departments in the government's general administration.