Gandhinagar: A retired Indian Administrative Officer (IAS ) landed in trouble on Thursday after he accidentally posted his nude pictures on a WhatsApp group. Also Read - Major Setback For Congress in Gujarat as 2 Party MLAs Resign Ahead of Rajya Sabha Polls
Notably, the WhatsApp group has several serving and former bureaucrats as its members. The members who saw the post expressed shock over the content shared and termed it ‘distasteful’. Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga: Three Dead, Trees Uprooted But Mumbai Spared Major Damage | Key Developments
What’s more embarrassing is that the senior official who posted the pictures wasn’t even aware of what had happened until one of the group members called and informed him about the gaffe. It is only then that he deleted the content but by then, almost all the members had already the objectionable content. Also Read - Markets Open, Flight Operations Resume at Mumbai Airport as Cyclone Nisarga Weakens | 10 Points
A member said that the group is meant for sharing information only and nobody shares personal content on the group.
According to The Times of India, the ex-IAS official who is at the center of this controversy is serving at a sensitive position in the Gujarat government.
“A retired chief secretary, some officials posted in Delhi and several IAS officers reprimanded the officer in question for posting the objectionable content,” said sources.
The news also reached The Chief Minister’s Office, which is yet to decide whether disciplinary action is mandated against him.