Identify non-performing employees: Govt to Administrative Secretaries
By: Ibni Maqbool
Srinagar: In a significant move, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on Thursday directed administrative secretaries to initiate the exercise of identifying non-performing employees.
J&K’s Financial Commissioner Finance and Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today directed all the administrative secretaries to initiate the exercise of reviewing the performance of each government servant who has completed 48 years of age/ 22 years of service for identifying the employees who are ineffective in work.
“It is impressed upon all the administrative secretaries to initiate the process/ exercise of reviewing the performance of each government servant who has completed 48 years of age/ 22 years of service for identifying such government servants who are ineffective in work and are not fit to continue in the post held and have no utility for the purpose for which they are employed,” read the circular, a copy of which is in possession of The Precious Kashmir.
The departments have been told that they have not initiated any exercise for reviewing the performance of the government servants as mandated under SO-324 issued on October 24, 2020 by the Finance department.
According to the notification, the exercise of review of performance of the government servants will be initiated for each government servant for the first time after his/her completion of 22 years of service or attaining 48 years of age and any time subsequently, as may be required.
“The cases of government servants for consideration under above rules shall be placed before the General Administration Department by review committee constituted for the purpose, for placing its recommendations before the competent authority,” read the notification.
It is pertinent to mention that Article 226(2) of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations was amended last year by LG to empower government to retire any employee who has qualifying service of 22 years or attained 48 years of age.