J&K Admin prematurely retires 2 officers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered premature retirement of two officers, one each belonging to Prison Department and Transport Department respectively in its endeavour to make the Administration more efficient and transparent.
The officers conducted their duties in ways which were unbecoming of public servants and in violation of the established code of conduct, said an official spokesman.
He said that the exercise was conducted as part of a regular process of scrutiny of records of employees, who cross age/service period in terms of Article 226(2) of J&K CSRs.
Out 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 besides, had doubtful integrity, he said.
The spokesman added that another 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,” he aaaadded.
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. Many cases are 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, said the spokesman.


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