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J&K administration cautions employees to get prior permission for foreign trips

Last Updated on February 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has cautioned its employees visiting foreign countries for personal reasons without prior permission and directed them to follow the rules strictly.

The General Administration Department (GAD) said that the administration has clearly stated the procedure for granting permission for government employees if they want to visit foreign in a private capacity.

Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, GAD passed an order stating that the station permission for visiting outside the country on private affairs shall be granted by the administrative department as leave outside the country. The order read further that the finance department released a circular on February 21, 2019, clarifying that when a government employee plans to visit a foreign country in private capacity then prior permission of the competent authority would be mandatory.

The order read that it has been found that the officers/officials of various departments are going on foreign visits without getting permission from the authority which violates the rules. As a consequence, such cases are recommended for post facto sanction and defeat the point of an elaborate set of instructions/guidelines on the subject. The authorities have seriously considered this matter.

The order asked all the officers and officials working in various government departments, public sector undertaking, boards and commissions to follow the instructions which are issued on the subject and not to have any foreign visit on private affairs without earlier getting approval from the government.

It said that the administrative secretaries, heads of departments will have the responsibilities to take note of these instructions and punish those who don’t follow the instructions.