The government has shown the doors to as many as 340 officers between July 2014 and December 2020 for non-performance or being 'deadwood' under Fundamental Rule 56(J) and other similar provisions, reports Times of India.
The Fundamental Rule 56(J) allows the government to send employees on a compulsory retirement. During the aforementioned period, the provisions under the said rule have been invoked by the government against 171 Group-A central government officers, which include All India Services (AIS) officers.
Other than these, the rule's provisions have also been invoked against 169 Group-B officers employed under different ministries and departments, as per details shared by Minister of Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
The reply filed by the Minister also stated that in January 2020, all the ministries and departments of the government were also asked to take timebound action to fill the existing vacancies in respective ministries and departments and their attached or subordinate offices.
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