Govt orders premature retirement of 2 officers

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Jammu: The government Thursday ordered premature retirement of two officers of the Prison Department and Transport Department

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that in its endeavour to make the administration more efficient and transparent, the exercise was conducted as part of regular process of scrutiny of records of employees, who cross age and service period in terms of Article 226(2) of J&K CSRs.

“These officers conducted their duties in ways which were unbecoming of public servants and in violation of the established code of conduct,” he said.

The spokesman said that of these retirees, the officer belonging to the Prison Department was found involved in wrongdoings while performing his duties during his service career and had remained ineffective in discharging the assigned duties and also had doubtful integrity.

He said that the other officer belonging to the Transport Department was found involved in a serious criminal case for acquiring disproportionate assets and had doubtful integrity with inefficient performance during his service career.

“According to the recommendations of the review committee, the performance of these employees was found unsatisfactory and their continuation in the government service was found against the public interest,” the spokesman said. “During the recent past, as part of its zero tolerance policy towards corruption, various employees have been dismissed from service on account of official misconduct, after rigorously following departmental proceedings against them.”

He said that many cases were under scrutiny with the Empowered Committees constituted for consideration of cases under Article 226 (2) of J&K CSRs.

“Further, many employees have also been terminated from service on account of anti-national activities,” the spokesman said.

He said that the government had also initiated several measures for human resource development of its employees in J&K which includes timely promotion of eligible employees leading to smooth career progression, fast tracking the recruitment process through recruiting agencies, and abolishing of interviews for most of the non-gazetted vacancies referred to the Services Selection Board.

“The government is also contemplating institutionalisation of referral of vacancies to recruiting agencies so that recruitments start in April every year in accordance with the defined calendar,” the spokesman said.

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