Orders closure of old files
Srinagar: Government on Wednesday asked its employees to present any grievance within stipulated time, lest same would be time-barred and would not be entertained.
In a circular issued here, the government also asked all the Administrative Departments not to entertain any such claims which are time-barred and close all such old cases which cannot be resolved on account of inordinate delay.
“It has been observed that in service matters, applications/claims are being presented by a Government Servant to Competent Authorities for consideration after delay of a considerable period of time. Such stale claims are not legally tenable, as such are not required to be entertained by the concerned Department,” reads the circular, a copy of which lies with GNS. It also noted law laid down by Supreme Court of India in numerous judgments.
“It is, therefore clarified that whenever, in any matter connected with his/her service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redress of an alleged grievance, the same should be addressed to the competent authority concerned within a stipulated period of six months from the date the alleged grievance has arisen, or any other period specifically provided in any rule, regulation or law whichever is later, after which the same shall be treated a time as time-barred,” the circular reads.
It added: “Further, it is enjoyed upon all the Administrative Departments not to entertain any such claims which are time-barred and close all such old cases which cannot be resolved on account of inordinate delay.”