Srinagar: Government on Wednesday sacked six more employees over alleged militant links and working as overground workers for the militants groups.
Two police constables, as many teachers and a senior officer of forest department and an employee in R&B department are among those terminated from services.
Two of those sacked from Kishtwar district and one each belong to Bijbhara Anantnag, , Baramulla , Poonch and Budgam districts, the official sources told GNS
The dismissed employees are: Liyaqat Ali Kakroo of Nambla Uri in Baramulla district, Andul Hamid Wani of Dupatyar Bijbehara in Anantnag district-both teachers in the School Education Department, Mohommad Rafi Butt, Junior Assistant in the Public Works (R&B) Department, a resident of Pochhal in Kishtwar district, Showkat Ahmad Khan of Arath Narbal in Budgam district, a constable in IRP 12th Bn, Jaffar Hussain Bhat of Hunjala in Kishtwar district, a constable in Police Department and Tariq Mehmood Kohli of Chandak Haveli in Poonch district.
Separate orders issued to this effect by the General Administration Department said that the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha was “satisfied after considering the facts and circumstances” as to warrant dismissal of the said employees from their service.
The GAD further said that the Lieutenant Governor is “satisfied under sub-clause (c) of the proviso to clause (2) of Article 311 of the Constitution of India that in the interest of the security of the state, it is not expedient to hold an enquiry” against the employees dismissed with immediate effect.
The government issued the order after a designated committee in J&K formed to scrutinise and recommend cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India recommended their removal from government service over militants links.
In May this year, the General Administration Department constituted the STF under the chairmanship of additional director general of police, Criminal Investigation Department to scrutinize the cases of employees suspected of activities requiring action under the proviso (C) of Article 311(2) of the Constitution of India. Under the proviso (C) of Article 311(2), the government is empowered to terminate an employee without recourse to the normal procedure if it is satisfied that his or her retention in public service is prejudicial to the security of the State.
Earlier this year, the government had sacked nearly twelve of its employees over the same set of allegations. (GNS)