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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

List of Inefficient Officers

Central Government has since long been reviewing officials on grounds of performance and efficiency. Fundamental Rules, All India Services Rules and other Service Rules provide for retirement in public interest. Review of performance is a continuous process. While reviewing, all Ministries/Departments take into consideration the parameters such as the entire service record and performance of the officers. Each Ministry/Department is required to prepare and maintain a list of officers of doubtful integrity.

Under Rule 56(j) of Fundamental Rules, review is done at the age of 50/55 years for Group A and B officials and at the age of 55 years for others. As per the provisions of All India Services (Death cum Retirement Benefit) Rules 16(3), interalia, review is done on completion of 15/25 years of qualifying service or on attaining the age of 50 years as the case may be. The provisions for review have been reiterated from time to time, more recently in September 2015 and in April 2016.

However, disciplinary action as appropriate, including compulsory retirement, is taken under the provisions of Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules and other Service Rules as applicable to various Services on completion of enquiry.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shrimati Jayshreeben Patel in the Lok Sabha today. 


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