Centre to weed out inefficient, corrupt staff, asks depts to evaluate service data of workers

New Delhi, August 30

The Centre has requested all its departments to evaluate service data of staff who’ve accomplished 30 years in job to establish inefficient or corrupt workers and retire them prematurely in public curiosity, in response to a Personnel Ministry order.

The staff’ efficiency evaluate is carried out beneath the Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (J) and 56 (I), and in addition beneath Rule 48 (1) (b) of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, that provides “absolute right” to the suitable authority to retire a authorities servant, “if it is necessary to do so in public interest”.

“It is clarified that premature retirement of government servants under these rules is not a penalty. It is distinct from ‘compulsory retirement’, which is one of prescribed penalties under Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965,” stated the order issued on Friday.

The authorities could, at any time after a authorities servant has attained the age of 50/55 years or accomplished 30 years of service, because the case could also be, retire him/her prematurely in public curiosity, it stated.

Instructions have been issued occasionally for endeavor periodic evaluate of efficiency of presidency servants with a view to establish whether or not they need to be retained in service or retired prematurely, the ministry stated.

The newest order has been issued to be able to usher in higher readability to the prevailing directions and allow uniform implementation, it stated.

“An effort has been made to review, consolidate and reiterate the guidelines so far issued on the subject at one place,” the ministry stated within the order issued to the secretaries of all Central authorities departments.

Giving particulars on applicability of FR 56 (J), the order stated the service file of a bunch A and B class officer could be reviewed if he/she has attained the age of 50 years (in case of becoming a member of service earlier than 35 years of age) or after attaining 55 years (in case of becoming a member of service after 35 years of age).

Under FR 56 (I), the suitable authority has absolutely the proper to retire a authorities servant in Group C service or submit who will not be ruled by any pension guidelines, after he has accomplished 30 years’ service by giving him/her discover of not lower than three months in writing or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such discover, it stated.

For staff coated beneath Rule 48 (1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, it stated the evaluate could be completed at any time after a authorities servant has accomplished 30 years’ qualifying service.

“…and in the case of such retirement, the government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension, provided that the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in public interest or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice,” stated the order.

The Personnel Ministry has additionally requested all of the departments to keep up a register for conducting such evaluate.

“A register of the government servants who are due to attain the age of 50/55 years or to complete 30 years of service, has to be maintained. The register should be scrutinised at the beginning of every quarter by a senior officer in the ministry/ department/ cadre…,” it stated.

The Personnel Ministry has additionally talked about composition of a evaluate committee and broad standards to be adopted by it whereas conducting evaluation of the workers’ efficiency.

“Government servants whose integrity is doubtful, shall be retired. Government servants found to be ineffective shall also be retired. The basic consideration in identifying such government servants should be their fitness/competence to continue in the post held,” it stated.

No authorities servant ought to ordinarily be retired on floor of ineffectiveness, if, in any occasion, he could be retiring on superannuation inside a interval of 1 yr from the date of consideration of his case, reads the factors talked about within the order.

However, in case the place there’s a sudden and steep fall within the competence, effectivity or effectiveness of a authorities servant, it will be open to evaluate such a case additionally for untimely retirement, it stated.

The complete service file, along with the Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), of a authorities servant must be thought of on the time of evaluate, the order stated.

“The personal file of the government servant may contain valuable material. Similarly, his work and performance could also be assessed by looking into files dealt with by him or in any papers or reports prepared and submitted by him,” it stated. PTI


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