New Delhi: The Centre has asked all its departments to review service records of employees who have completed 30 years in a job. This move was made to identify incapable or corrupt staff and retire them prematurely in public interest, according to a Personnel Ministry order.
The employees’ performance review is conducted under the Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (J) and 56 (I), and also under Rule 48 (1) (b) of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, that gives “absolute right” to the government to retire a government servant, “if it is necessary to do so in public interest”.
As per the order, It is clarified that premature retirement of government servants under these rules is not a penalty. It is distinct from ‘compulsory retirement’, which is one of prescribed penalties under Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965. The center has the right to retire a government servant prematurely, at any time after a government servant has attained the age of 50/55 years or completed 30 years of service.
An effort has been made to review, consolidate and reiterate the guidelines so far issued on the subject at one place, the ministry said in the order issued to the secretaries of all Central government departments.