Action against 'deadwood' govt staff on cards in Jammu

Action against 'deadwood' government employees on cards in Jammu

Article 226(2) deals with compulsory retirement of the officials on completion of 22 years of qualifying service, or on attaining 48 years of age

A general view of the Lal Chowk area is pictured in Srinagar. Credit: AFP File Photo

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer has directed the deputy commissioners to immediately submit a list of “deadwood” employees of the revenue department to facilitate their removal as per the provisions of the civil service regulations.

Jammu and Kashmir administration has started compiling data of “deadwood” employees to be retired at the age of 48 years or those who have completed 22 years in service.

For the process, screening committees have to be constituted at the district level for the identification of employees as per the prescribed parameters like judging the performance of an employee.

The committee would recommend the names of such deadwood employees to higher authorities for their termination from service.

Chairing a meeting with deputy commissioners of all the 10 districts of the Jammu region through virtual mode on Friday, Langer asked them to convene meetings of the review committees, assess the performance of employees in the light of Article 226(2) of the Civil Service Regulations and send the recommendations so that the process for their termination can be started.

Article 226(2) deals with compulsory retirement of the officials on completion of 22 years of qualifying service, or on attaining 48 years of age.

The deputy commissioners informed that they are in process of identifying such employees and the committee meetings will be convened shortly, an official spokesman said.

Meanwhile, in another meeting, the divisional commissioner directed the deputy commissioners to submit a revised list of martyrs and prominent citizens for renaming of schools, roads, and chowks (roundabouts) on their names.

Pertinently, schools, colleges, and roads in Jammu and Kashmir will be renamed after prominent citizens, Indian army soldiers, CRPF men, and police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty, while serving the nation, according to officials.

The deputy commissioners apprised the meeting that the lists have been prepared in their respective districts in consultation with senior superintendents of police, block development councils, and district development councils, the spokesman said.

Langer asked the deputy commissioners to send the updated lists after consultation with the Panchayati Raj Institutions with order of priority, he added.

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