100 officers under scanner
More Tainted Officials To Be Axed In Coming Days: Govt
Jammu, July 18: The state government has put around hundred officers with tainted service record under scanner to initiate disciplinary action against them.
The dismissal of a KAS officer from service the other day was the first step in this direction and the government was likely to take action against more such officers in coming days, highly placed administrative sources said.
They said the possible action would range from forcible or premature retirement to dismissal from service for their alleged role in embezzlement of public money.
They said that the process for taking the nod from the concerned competent authorities for initiating action against these tainted officers has already been started.
“The Chief Minister’s office is monitoring these cases on day-to-day basis and action in some high-profile cases is expected soon,” sources said.
Sources added that many of these tainted officers (about 100 in number) are working in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and at important positions in various government departments. Government has sent their files to State Vigilance Organization (SVO) and other agencies for making fool-proof cases against the accused officers. To make the case fool-proof, the Government has decided to backup these with documentary evidence from anti-corruption bodies and other agencies including the Criminal Investigation Department of the police before formally announcing their dismissal or forced retirement of the accused officers and officials.
Sources further said that the cases of corrupt government employees/officers would be scrutinized at regular intervals and those found fit for compulsory retirement and dismissal on the basis of the report of Vigilance Organization and other agencies, would be declared as dead wood and axed.
Pertinently, only few months back, the Government had forcibly retired 13 officials (at lower level) in its drive against corruption.
Secretary to Government, Government Administration Department (GAD) Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad said that action against tainted and corrupt officers would continue and nobody would be spared. “You will shortly see another GAD notification in this regard”, averred Sheikh.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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