IAS Ubagaram Pillai Sagayam takes early retirement
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 3 Nov 2020, 3:52 pm IST
- 1 minute read
IAS Ubagaram Pillai Sagayam opted for retirement three years prior. It is speculated that he has taken such a step to try his hand in politics.
- IAS Ubagaram Pillai Sagayam
57-year-old IAS officer U Sagayam who has worked extensively against the granite mining lobby and has also faced threats to his life suddenly decided to opt for voluntary retirement from government service at a time when he still has three years of service left. Currently, he serves as Vice Chairman of Science City, Chennai.
According to reports, Ubagaram Pillai Sagayam had already applied for voluntary retirement on October 2 and he may be relieved by next month. His decision of retiring at this point in time when the Assembly election in the state is only a few months away has led to the assumption that he may be willing to join politics.
U Sagayam started his career as an employee of the Central government but quit his job to serve the people of Tamil Nadu. He has reportedly been transferred 25 times in his career spanning 30 years.
He is known for his stern behavior towards lawbreakers and his honesty. He is also running ‘Makkal Pathai’, a trust that aims to reform society. Many retired IAS officers are also part of the trust.
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