IAS Officer Who Quit over Kashmir Crisis Faces Showcause Notice from MHA

File photo of Kannan Gopinathan from the days of his posting in Mizoram. Credit: Facebook page of Kannan Gopinathan.

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NEW DELHI – The 33-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Kannan Gopinathan, who quit the service over the Kashmir crisis ever since the government abrogated Article 370 in the region, has been served a showcause notice by the Home Ministry.

Kannan Gopinathan, lauded for his work during the 2018 Kerala floods, quit the coveted government job on August 21, alleging there was a denial of “fundamental rights” to lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir for weeks which disturbed him enough to put in his resignation papers.

India Today TV has learnt that the IAS officer was issued a showcause for the act of omission and commission for misconduct in July by Rakesh Kumar Singh, an undersecretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The two-page showcause memorandum cites as many as five reasons for proposed disciplinary action against the officer. The notice includes his visit to his home state Kerala in the wake of the massive flood. Here, the Centre has alleged that the officer failed to submit any report on his return.

Speaking to India Today TV, the officer maintained that his decision to quit was not on account of the MHA memorandum but his decision to standby fundamental rights of Kashmiris.

Another reason for a show cause was in connection to the preparation of nominations for Prime Ministers Award under various categories for innovations in public administration, in which, the Centre has alleged, he failed to comply on the said directions.

The IAS officer was asked to answer to the advisor in the next ten days of the showcase notice.

Refuting the charges of insubordination, dereliction of duty and dilatory tactics, the IAS officer, in a detailed response, said that he had performed his duties diligently and to the best of his abilities.

“At the outset, I would like to respectfully but out rightly refute the charges made therein of insubordination, dereliction of duty, dilatory tactics etc. It is submitted that I have been performing my duties diligently and to the best of my abilities. That I have been honest and committed to my duties is borne by the fact that Hon’ble Administrator gave 9.95 out of 10.0 on 24 Dec 2018 for my APAR of 2017-2018. The same was accepted by respected Union Home Secretary as the accepting authority,” Kannan Gopinathan wrote in the reply.

Giving point by point rebuttal to charges levelled against him, the officer substantiated his claims by stating that he had got Rs one crore MPLAD fund for Kerala floods. He claimed that he conducted free and fair elections in the UT.

There was a successful visit of PM Modi in 2019 and the home minister in April 2018, Kannan Gopinathan claimed.
When India Today TV spoke with Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator, about the status, he said, “I am not aware of the disciplinary action or Kannan’s response.” He, however, confirmed that the officer was reporting to him.

On Sunday, Kannan Gopinathan denied the disobedience and negligence of duty charges against him by the Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT administration. Kannan Gopinathan wrote to the administration and denied the charges of insubordination, adoption of dilatory tactics and dereliction of duty.

Kannan Gopinathan was a 2012 batch IAS officer from Kerala. He was posted in Dadra and Nagar Haveli as Power and Non-Conventional Energy Secretary.


  1. What about the Kashmir Genocide ?

    The Ruling political dispensation of India (Hindoosthan) is a front of the RSS (a quasi wanna be Nazi party).The RSS in its documented history and intellectual posits has admired and co-opted and co-owned Hitler – not merely as a Role Model – but as a Kalki Avatar – or an Avatar of Vishnoo – the Hindoo God !

    The SS part of the RSS is a lift from the Nazi SS and the “R” stands for “Rats”

    The RSS is infested by the vermins of the Brahmin/Bania/Kayastha triad – which represent the priestly and trading classes of Hindoosthan who never fought a war for their nation – but incited the same and also carried out the largest unknown genocide in History – that of the Buddhists

    The Bhagwad Gita JUSTIFIES genocide, w/o remorse,guilt and WITH DIVINE SANCTION.The Indian Military and Para Military,is a race of criminal mercenaries called Kshatriyas – who were the offspring of rapes by the Huns,Mongols,Sakas, Scythians,Persians, Parthinians,Greeks 1500-2000 years ago.They were discarded by their races and interbred and were treated as outcastes for centuries – until the Brahmins co-opted them as criminal mass murderers (around 1000 years ago) – and who are now in Kashmir !

    Nazis are on record JUSTIFYING their actions based on the thesis of the Bhagwad Gita explained in this note.

    History Records that the Nazis were ALSO inspired by the Gita, per se


    Why the “Nazis and Hitler and Himmler”, love the Gita

    “Dindoo Hindoo Bindoo Gandoos” consider “Hitler to be a Vishnoo Avatar”

    When Krishna the Bhagvat was fed up rying to explain to “Arjuna the – why he “needed to exterminate his foes” – this was the “last attempt” in the 18th Chapter of the Gita – the logic is as under :

    Lumen Naturale 1 – There are “5 precedents to sense-perception and action”

    मूल श्लोकः
    शरीरवाङ्मनोभिर्यत्कर्म प्रारभते नरः।
    न्याय्यं वा विपरीतं वा पञ्चैते तस्य हेतवः।।18.15।।

    18.14 The locus as also the agent, the different kinds of organs, the many and distinct activities, and, the “divine is here the fifth”.

    Lumen Naturale 2 – There “5 are causes of all action” and are “independent of the mind and body dualism” of Descartes and “also the Soul “!

    मूल श्लोकः
    यस्य नाहंकृतो भावो बुद्धिर्यस्य न लिप्यते।
    हत्वापि स इमाँल्लोकान्न हन्ति न निबध्यते।।18.17।।

    18.15 For whatever action a man undertakes by his body, speech and mind, whether right or wrong,i.e., enjoined or forbidden by the Sastras, “the following five”, are its causes:

    Lumen Naturale 3 – Hence,you can “kill,murder and rape” – provided it is done with “no ego and no feelings “- for it is the “Act of the Divine” ! Just like the Nazis ! “Heil Krishna,the Bhagwat “!

    मूल श्लोकः
    अधिष्ठानं तथा कर्ता करणं च पृथग्विधम्।
    विविधाश्च पृथक्चेष्टा दैवं चैवात्र पञ्चमम्।।18.14।।

    18.17 He who has not the “feeling of egoism”, whose intellect is not tainted, he does not kill, nor does he become bound-“even by killing these creatures” !



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